Daily Yinz – Sunday Saari – Signal

Sunday Saari is a Carnegie Mellon student who takes a theatrical approach to pop music. After dropping a series of singles over the past few years, Saari recently released an EP called Signal, which contains four sweeping ballads of love and loss. String and pedal steel flourishes elevate the standard guitar and piano combination to … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Sunday Saari – Signal

Daily Yinz – KELS – Slow Ryde

KELS, the brassy-voiced singer/songwriter, will be performing her debut EP, Slow Ryde, this Friday at Millvale's Mr. Smalls. The EP's title track is a mellow, R&B-tinged bounce that sees KELS address a significant other who, even when feelings run cold in the midst of turmoil, is able to "pull me in, make me feel again." … Continue reading Daily Yinz – KELS – Slow Ryde

Daily Yinz – Bishop Ivy – CAN’T IMAGINE

Bishop Ivy's new EP, parasocial, explores loss and loneliness through the lens of glossy electronic pop. Imagine if the two Justins (Bieber, Timberlake) got their hearts broken, teamed up, and went on a Shlohmo binge; parasocial resembles the fruits of that hypothetical collaboration. Digitized drums boom, pulses of bass worm their way beneath darkly sleek … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Bishop Ivy – CAN’T IMAGINE

As Weird As We Can — A Q+A With The Digitized Distortion Junkies of feeble little horse

Photo provided by artist Feeble little horse are a quartet that filters compact pop music through layers of fuzz and electronic sound effects. Their April debut EP, modern tourism, contained five nuggets of bummed out bedroom fare, while their upcoming full-length album, Hayday (due out 10/22 on Julia's War Recordings), raises the group's sound to … Continue reading As Weird As We Can — A Q+A With The Digitized Distortion Junkies of feeble little horse

Daily Yinz – Lindsay Liebro – Wasted Potential

Lindsay Liebro is a Pittsburgh high school senior whose rousingly defiant single, "Wasted Potential," recently went viral after being confused for a Taylor Swift leak. "Wasted Potential" would stand on its own even without the boosting by confused Swifties; it's an irresistibly catchy power-pop anthem that positions journal-scrawled (or, rather, notes app-typed) yearning overtop a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Lindsay Liebro – Wasted Potential

Daily Yinz – A Kid Called Gauwd – She Loves Me Not

The hip-hop duo returns with "She Loves Me Not," a track that adopts the signature sounds of mid-2000s pop-punk. The first thing you'll notice about "She Loves Me Not" is Ase Snefru's pitch-perfect mock British accent, the sneering dialect popularized 15-20 years ago by every Cali dude with a guitar and skinny jeans. Each "I" … Continue reading Daily Yinz – A Kid Called Gauwd – She Loves Me Not

Daily Yinz – Big Blitz – Squirrel Hill

Big Blitz are a trio that specialize in high-octane jazz compositions; their latest album, Naturalized, came out in August. Big Blitz's songs often feature two dueling brass instruments intertwined over a kinetic drumbeat. One such track, "Squirrel Hill," is built around a disco-adjacent rhythm (albeit with more acrobatic fills than you'll find in your usual … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Big Blitz – Squirrel Hill

Daily Yinz – Princess Nostalgia – Jolene

Pittsburgh-raised electro-funk artist Princess Nostalgia pays tribute to the legendary Dolly Parton with a cover of "Jolene." Where Parton's original track is a twangy country belter, Princess N's version is a slinky, futuristic slow-burner, with Parton's classic ascending/descending guitar riff replaced by echoing "ba-da-da" vocals, and the song's pace slowed down to a sultry crawl. … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Princess Nostalgia – Jolene

Daily Yinz – Reliable Child – Twenty One

Singer/songwriter Michael Berginc performs as Reliable Child, and recently released an EP under the moniker. Some Blue Imagination II contains four tracks that range from polished pop-rock to acoustic balladry to Mazzy Star covers. "Twenty One" is one of the ballads; it's built around gently swaying guitar chords, droplets of piano, and swishing drums, and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Reliable Child – Twenty One

Daily Yinz/Premiere – Sheridan Woika – Beehive (Strength)

Bedroom pop oddball Sheridan Woika releases "Beehive (Strength)," his first track since last year's rabbits, in advance of his upcoming album, ARCANA CONTINUA. The single is a power ballad done Woika style; sure, it's got cascading piano chords, reverent horns, and dramatic shifts from soft to loud, but it's also got ramshackle drum fragments, chaotically … Continue reading Daily Yinz/Premiere – Sheridan Woika – Beehive (Strength)