Stare At Your Shoes-The Stargazer Lilies-Golden Key

The Stargazer Lilies are a Pennsylvania shoegaze duo comprising Kim Field and John Ceparano, both formerly of the band Soundpool. Their 2016 album Door To The Sun is opened by "Golden Key" (pun semi-intended), a languid, drifting ballad featuring two layers of guitar, one earthily acoustic and the other plied with enough effects to make … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-The Stargazer Lilies-Golden Key


Daily Discovery-Majeure-Longing, Love, Loss

At this point, it's basically a cliche to commend the show Stranger Things for its score (performed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E), a nostalgic, neon-lit array of sounds indebted to classic 80's synthesizer acts like Tangerine Dream, Goblin, and Vangelis. Cliches tend to be rooted in … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Majeure-Longing, Love, Loss

Daily Discovery-Glo Phase-Unraveling

Today's find, "Unraveling," is a thumper from Glo Phase (the solo project of Pittsburgh's own Joseph Rusnak) off his recently released album Fall Deep. The song draws from the head nodding, four-on-the-floor rhythms and muted melodic accents of deep house, with a dash of chillwave's pillowy keyboard cushions. When you add Jocelyn Rent's vocals into … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Glo Phase-Unraveling

Daily Discovery-Leek Lone-MINDBODYSPIRIT

Today's find comes from the newly released blackboyfromaroundtheway by local Pittsburgh rapper Leek Lone. "MINDBODYSPIRIT" is an introspective, contemplative track, with lyrics touching on themes of family, violence, and systemic inequality. There are some really striking images and sentiments laid out on this one; Leek conjures the spectre of death at several points throughout the … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Leek Lone-MINDBODYSPIRIT