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

Daily Yinz – Drauve – LMK

Pittsburgh dream-pop duo Drauve returns with the rippling slow dance lament "LMK." The shimmering, kaleidoscopic textures that characterized Drauve's 2019 output are still there, but those crystalline guitars and ambling, late-summer-stroll-around-the-neighborhood drums have been mostly replaced by warm synth programming pulled straight from Napoleon Dynamite's prom playlist. A four-on-the-floor beat, coated in pastel-colored, fog machine … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Drauve – LMK

Daily Yinz – Sheridan Woika – I Just Hope I Left A Stain

Pittsburgh singer/songwriter Sheridan Woika used his social distancing downtime to record a homespun album called Tell The Squids! Tell The Lobsters! The album's music is a stripped-down blend of oddball humor and truly moving observations about love, belonging, and mechanical sea creatures. The horn-accented "I Just Hope I Left A Stain" rides a smoldering, circular … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Sheridan Woika – I Just Hope I Left A Stain

Daily Yinz – ALONA – 999999999

Spectral R&B duo ALONA returns with a new single, "999999999." Leaning further into the murky depths that were plumbed on January's R.E.D, "999999999" drifts by in a subaqueous haze, muted synth tones blending with ghostly, disjointed vocals until they become one swirling entity. There's some ambient clatter in the background that reminds me of rattling … Continue reading Daily Yinz – ALONA – 999999999

Daily Yinz – Just Fern – DMT

Just Fern, a Pittsburgh native who specializes in introspective, punky, psych-pop ditties, recently released an album called Hungry Heart. "DMT," one of the album's singles, sounds like an early-2010s chillwave jam plied with sleeping pills and set adrift in a sensory deprivation tank. Plush sheets of synthesizer float in space, anchored by a drum's heartbeat … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Just Fern – DMT

Two Dorks In A Room – A Q+A With The Beer-Fueled Experimenters of Sober Clones

Picture provided by artist Sober Clones are a psych-pop duo (formed by members of Pittsburgh's own Speed Plans and Barlow) whose February debut album features tight, wickedly catchy tunes filtered through layers of fuzz. Ethan and George, the two guys behind the operation, were kind enough to answer some questions for Bored In Pittsburgh. Check … Continue reading Two Dorks In A Room – A Q+A With The Beer-Fueled Experimenters of Sober Clones

Daily Yinz – Dejah Monea – F*ck You Very Much

Dejah Monea is a Pittsburgh singer/songwriter who recently dropped one of the more scathing breakup tracks I've heard in a while. "Fuck You Very Much" is a smooth, slow-burn rebuke of a lyin', cheatin' partner, an archetype as old as music itself. Monea is mad as hell at someone, and she's willing to go into … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Dejah Monea – F*ck You Very Much

Daily Yinz – Chandra Rhyme – Relate

Pittsburgh singer/rapper/songwriter Chandra Rhyme (fka Rhyme) is back with a breezy new single. "Relate" establishes a vibe slightly different from the hard-edged raps of 2019's Goin' Up, opting instead for an easygoing springtime sway. Chandra, her voice settled into a cushion made of pillowy synths and decorated with sprigs of Marvin Gaye wah-wah notes, urges … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Chandra Rhyme – Relate

Daily Yinz – Chariot Fade – Camel’s Eye

The indie-pop masterminds of Chariot Fade return with a double single called Tenderness Hits/Camel's Eye. "Camel's Eye," which features some gorgeous cello work from Eric Weidenhof, represents C-Fade's take on the good ol' power ballad. The track is propelled forward by a deep, bubbling synth line, Weidenhof's strings darting in and out to add some … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Chariot Fade – Camel’s Eye

Daily Yinz – Stacia Vonne – Lover

Stacia Vonne is a new Pittsburgh artist whose debut single, "Lover," dropped last week. The track is an easygoing come-on propelled forward by the punchy drums of Alann Ulises's breezy, digitized reggae beat. Vonne, whose voice contains a warm huskiness that reminds me of a brass instrument, dedicates the track to "the lovers/the lover in … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Stacia Vonne – Lover