Daily Yinz – Sommelier – My Hypocrisy

Eccentric Pittsburgh indie-poppers Sommelier join forces with Andrew Muse, another theatrical area artist, for a remix of their song, "My Hypocrisy." The original "quarantine version" of the track, released in late July, is a cryptic ballad that places vocalist J Trafford's swooning vocals over a bed of windswept synths; think The Blue Nile fronted by … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Sommelier – My Hypocrisy

Daily Yinz – The Universe Online – Sindiana

The ever-glitchy Pittsburgh artist The Universe Online returns with the incredibly named Full metal jagoff. It's Friday! A day that, to many, used to signify fun, human interaction, and a coming break from the drudgery of commuting. I've found that social distancing has warped the concept of Friday until it signifies nothing but the weekly … Continue reading Daily Yinz – The Universe Online – Sindiana

Daily Yinz – Kelsey – Middle School

Kelsey (the mononym of Pittsburgh singer/songwriter Kelsey Hillock) released her second single, "Middle School," in June. "Middle School" was born on the back of a crowded boat in the Philippines, inspired by a Shanghai-based crush that sent Kelsey reeling back to the days of notes passed in class and handholding by the water fountain. What … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Kelsey – Middle School

Daily Yinz – Bishop Ivy – In Spring

Bishop Ivy is a Pittsburgh-based artist who blankets sleek pop compositions in lush, ambient production. The word "if" is one of the English language's most painful, its two letters conjuring all sorts of alternate universes, most of them better than the one we inhabit. Bishop Ivy begins "In Spring," the highlight from his May EP, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Bishop Ivy – In Spring

Daily Yinz – Merce Lemon – Those Eyes

Merce Lemon, a Pittsburgh artist who specializes in warm, homespun balladry, is slated to release her latest album, Moonth (Crafted Sounds/Darling Recordings), in mid-August. "Those Eyes," one of the album's first singles, sounds like Soccer Mommy by way of Steve Belfer's "Seaweed" theme from Spongebob. Bluesy acoustic guitar, tinged with old saloon smoke, introduces a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Merce Lemon – Those Eyes

Daily Yinz – Ky Vöss – Masochism

Ky Vöss, a Pittsburgh artist who makes dream pop music for the damned, returns with "Masochism," the first single from the upcoming Coping Mechanisms. "Masochism" is a streamlined arrow of a song, engineered to barrel ever forward through the banks of luminous synth that surround it, an electrified bullet train made of pure pop. Vöss, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Ky Vöss – Masochism

Daily Yinz – Andrew Muse – Ain’t Nothing New To Me

In June, Pittsburgh avant-pop artist Andrew Muse released the split All Your Friends Are Dead, Pt. II/Ain't Nothing New To Me. The first song is a glitchy, whimsical kiss-off, while the disconcerting second track places foreboding imagery atop jaunty strumming. If you use your fingers to plug your ears partway, so that all noise comes … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Andrew Muse – Ain’t Nothing New To Me

Song Premiere – Sheridan Woika – I Explode

Singer/songwriter Sheridan Woika releases the cathartic "I Explode" as the first single from his upcoming album, Playing House. Exemplifying Woika's penchant for confessional balladry, the song rides swells of organ as it builds from a hushed acoustic reverie into a soaring ode to combustible inner turmoil. Horns join in after a while, buoying Woika ever … Continue reading Song Premiere – Sheridan Woika – I Explode

Daily Yinz – Samurai Velvet – Siren

Samurai Velvet are a Pittsburgh duo, comprising singer Saige Smith and producer Joe Chilcott, whose debut single, "Siren," dropped last week. The slinky track slowly unfurls itself from murky, bass-filled depths (much like the sirens of Homeric mythology rose, tantalizing, from the sea), gradually adding layers of austere percussion as it builds to its hook, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Samurai Velvet – Siren