Daily Discovery 01.25.20

Oribu - Ibis Out on London's College Music Records is Overcome by Rome's Oribu. On the album is "Ibis," a mellower-than-mellow collection of chattering percussion, wordless vocal samples, and glassy melodic swatches. It's like Ratatat took a bunch of anti-anxiety meds and floated in a pool for a few hours. Bottomfed - Hunter "Hunter," off … Continue reading Daily Discovery 01.25.20

Daily Yinz – Baseball Dad – Flowers + Tea

Baseball Dad are a Pittsburgh outfit whose twee-pop ditties prominently feature the ukulele. Baseball Dad's new single, "Flowers + Tea," finds the group filling out its usually sparse sound with drums, guitar, and bass. The song is a heartbroken little number that sees ukulelist/singer Hal McDonough sitting in a tub, smoking cigarettes and thinking about … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Baseball Dad – Flowers + Tea

Daily Discovery 01.23.20

Tosser - Wishful Thinking Washingtnon, DC's Tosser makes music for those who like their guitars woolly and their vocals slack-jawed. The group is back with "Wishful Thinking," the first single released from their upcoming album, Total Restraint. Overtop moody, chugging chords, frontman Eric Zidar admits, "I'm sure no more," dazed. It's a slacktastic garage remedy … Continue reading Daily Discovery 01.23.20

Daily Yinz – Rhyme – Nirvana

Rhyme is a Pittsburgh-via-Flint-via-Minneapolis rapper, singer, and dancer whose latest EP, Goin' Up, was released at the end of November (so yes, we're a bit late on this one). Rhyme's flows on Goin' Up augment Cardi B-style brashness and badassery with a strong melodic edge, while the EP's instrumentals range from underwater booms and baps … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Rhyme – Nirvana

Daily Yinz – Glo Phase – Mezzotint

Pittsburgh producer Glo Phase follows up last summer's Fall Deep, a collaboration with vocalist Jocelyn Rent, with Mezzotint, a series of washed-out, downtempo instrumentals. A mezzotint is defined as "a print made from an engraved copper or steel plate on which the surface has been partially roughened, for shading, and partially scraped smooth, giving light … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Glo Phase – Mezzotint

Daily Discovery 01.15.20

The Milk Factory - Roundish "The Milk Factory" might sound like a boogeyman destination that cow parents use to scare their calves into good behavior, but it's actually the name of a group that comes out of Ghent, Belgium's thriving contemporary jazz scene. "Roundish," from the group's new release, Aula (W.E.R.F Records), features gentle eddies … Continue reading Daily Discovery 01.15.20