Daily Yinz – Moemaw Naedon and Calig Kontra – Futura Dystopia

Moemaw Naedon teamed up with fellow emcee Calig Kontra for July's grimy Cult Theatre release. The entire project was produced by New Orleans beatsmith Pyramid Tapes, whose evocative boom-bap instrumentals create surreal lands through which Moemaw and Calig walk, narrating the strange sights and sounds that they encounter. Closer "Futura Dystopia," an epic track built … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Moemaw Naedon and Calig Kontra – Futura Dystopia

Daily Yinz – Some Faith – Prey To My Grief

Darkwave duo Some Faith recently released "Prey To My Grief" in advance of their upcoming album, IN A DREAM. The single sees vocalist Indigo Baloch connect the dots between previous trauma and current suffering, illustrating the ways in which our pasts can act as whirlpools, sucking us back into our worst memories as we struggle … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Some Faith – Prey To My Grief

Daily Yinz – Luwidakid – Jeapordize (ft. HadesBabii)

Rapper Luwidakid has been releasing new music every week in advance of his Wild One mixtape; the most recent single to drop was "Jeapordize" (ft. HadesBabii). "Jeapordize" may not be as narcotically depressed as Luwidakid's May single, "Bend & Bruise"--it tempers its darkness with gritty aspiration ("Another day, another dollar, with no fucking suit and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Luwidakid – Jeapordize (ft. HadesBabii)

Daily Yinz – Care Package – Blue (I Wanna Swim)

Care Package is a recently formed dream-pop outfit featuring members of Baseball Dad and Urban Heat Island; the band's debut EP, I Wanna Swim, came out this month. The EP is filled with twinkling bits of melody that come in the form of guitar arpeggios, glockenspiel plinks, and filigreed synth adornments. The group proves itself … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Care Package – Blue (I Wanna Swim)

Daily Yinz – Helga Scheibert – Whale Song

Helga Scheibert is a Transylvania-raised, CMU-affiliated pianist who released an album called "Mirror Image" in May. The album's music is an eclectic blend of classical, jazz, folk, and experimental piano stylings. While listening, you'll hear roiling low-note swells, jaunty, sophisticated bounces, theatrical flourishes, virtuosic runs, and a dash of field recording here and there. "Whale … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Helga Scheibert – Whale Song

Daily Yinz – Melt – Holy War

Melt are a collection of PGH music veterans who recently released a swampy self-titled debut. Melt contains all of the stoner rock staples: wooly, anvil-heavy guitars, chord progressions dripping with swaggering menace, and fuzzed-out vocals pitched at a rawk god register. The album art, which displays an entity--part angler fish, part cyborg, part coral reef, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Melt – Holy War

Daily Yinz – SAMURAE – Tree Talk

SAMURAE goes acoustic for the antimaterialist self-care ballad "Tree Talk." SAMURAE, an R&B artist who possesses a truly mighty set of pipes, strips her sound down to a simple guitar and piano combination for some "Tree Talk," allowing her muscular voice and introspective lyrics to take center stage. Overtop a swaying, Randy Newman-esque groove, SAMURAE … Continue reading Daily Yinz – SAMURAE – Tree Talk

Rock ‘n’ Roll Mom – A Q+A With Prodigal Yinzer Lindsay Dragan

Photo by Marie Mashyna Lindsay Dragan is a self-described "garage folk" artist whose music, performed either solo or with her band, walks the line between yearning intimacy and rousing, open-road abandon. Her path has taken her from Pittsburgh to Arizona to New York and back home again. She was kind enough to answer some questions … Continue reading Rock ‘n’ Roll Mom – A Q+A With Prodigal Yinzer Lindsay Dragan

Daily Yinz – Elias Khouri – Wanted You To Know

Polish Hill's Elias Khouri makes a bold, glammy statement with his latest single, "Wanted You To Know." Songs about music are an essential part of many genres' canons. From Billy Joel to A Tribe Called Quest, Chuck Berry to Natasha Bedingfield, artists have drawn inspiration from their own creative processes for decades. An even more … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Elias Khouri – Wanted You To Know