In mid-February, HEARTAVI released REDSTARR01, a distilled sugar rush of a debut album. There was always a kid who would let their Tamagotchi die on purpose; that one sicko who would neglect their digital pocket pet, refusing to feed it or press the medicine button when it got ill, all for a sadistic chuckle at … Continue reading Daily Yinz – HEARTAVI – TAMAGOTCHI


Daily Yinz – Junie & TheHutFriends – Hey Peabrain! U Levitate?

Zany pop act Junie & TheHutFriends returns with a new single. With a title inspired by an exceedingly bizarre internet rabbithole that I just got sucked into, "Hey Peabrain! U Levitate?" plays out like an invitation from a magical bunch of tricksters to join them in their benevolent mischief. If you accept, they'll show you … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Junie & TheHutFriends – Hey Peabrain! U Levitate?

Daily Yinz – Luwidakid – Give ’em Hell (ft. Brothamans)

Collaborators unite for a single that draws from Afrobeats' signature bounce. The backbone of "Give 'em Hell" (produced by Julio) is its rhythmic heartbeat, a propulsive bah-bah-bah-bahbah that I could probably listen to on its own for several hours. We're spoiled, though, because the percussion track is adorned with insistent keyboard pulses and multiple layers … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Luwidakid – Give ’em Hell (ft. Brothamans)

Daily Yinz – Oliver Hufford – Blisters

Oliver Hufford released his debut single, Blisters/Staying Up Late (Wake Up On Fire), in December. There's something about a slide guitar--the way its gliding tone mimics the swoop of a keening human voice or the curl of a lonely smoke ring dissipating into the air--that raises the emotional stakes of a song. Oliver Hufford uses … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Oliver Hufford – Blisters

Daily Yinz – Sober Clones – Escalator

"Escalator," released along with B-side "She Lives Upstairs," is a single from the psychedelic group's upcoming Cool Water Broadcast Control EP. Unlike some of Sober Clones' burners, "Escalator"--a patchwork of synths, samples, and hazy vocals--doesn't so much rock as it does float. The track's head-bopping percussion, grooving bass, glittering bells, and shivering organ give it … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Sober Clones – Escalator

Daily Yinz – Sad Girls Aquatics Club – Plastic & Pearl

The self-described breakup pop duo follows 2018's Vodkawine with a new single called "Plastic & Pearl." The woozy, dazed quality that underpinned Sad Girls Aquatics Club's debut lingers after five years; surprisingly, a global pandemic, the enervating creep of consumer capitalism, and the continued collapse of our environment are not great for a person's mental … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Sad Girls Aquatics Club – Plastic & Pearl

Daily Yinz – Ozilate – Hazy (feat. Indigo Rae)

New collaboration between producer Ozilate and singer/songwriter Indigo Rae traverses a post-breakup wasteland. Last time we checked in on Indigo Rae, they were singing melancholic ballads over spare ukulele. On "Hazy," the melancholy lingers ("When I breathe in/My bed still smells like you/Baby, now I'm faded/Self medicated"), but its soundtrack takes a different tack. Producer … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Ozilate – Hazy (feat. Indigo Rae)

Daily Yinz – Benji. – Jorja

Benji. returns with a languid dance track called "Jorja." Rather than coast off the success of 2021's Smile, You're Alive!, Benji. pulls a switch-up on his latest single, forgoing his previous album's soulful rave-ups and meditative ballads in favor of a "Passionfruit"-style toe-tapper (produced by Nice Rec, Gianni Carter, and Damon Steele) built around flickering … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Benji. – Jorja