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 – Sober Clones – The Other Side

Psych-rockers Sober Clones recently released a 27-track behemoth called Maggots Turn to Flies. Maggots contains such an array of styles--washed-out funk, crusty punk, swirling daydreamery-- that it's tough to pick one track that represents the entire project. That being said, "The Other Side" is a personal favorite. A noisy, exuberant burst of dance floor drums, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Sober Clones – The Other Side

Like A Child On A Rather Strange Journey – A Q+A With The Musical Alchemist Behind Sleep Movies

Photo provided by artist Skyler Brimmeier creates wonderfully strange music as Sleep Movies, conjuring soundscapes that balance wide-eyed whimsy and foreboding darkness. His latest album, Melt Transmission (Crafted Sounds), plunges listeners into a futuristic netherworld filled with disorienting textures and humanoid melancholy. Brimmeier was kind enough to answer some questions for an album write-up in … Continue reading Like A Child On A Rather Strange Journey – A Q+A With The Musical Alchemist Behind Sleep Movies

Daily Yinz – Brandon Dunlap – Wither Vine

Sciencevision's Brandon Dunlap recorded E.S.R. while isolated in an empty house in West Hartford, CT, sampling the sounds of doorknobs, floorboards, and running water to create a rickety, psychedelic atmosphere. The music on E.S.R. is both stripped-down and wildly inventive, its ramshackle acoustic strums nestled in beds of ambient drones, haunted vocal loops, and clattering … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Brandon Dunlap – Wither Vine


BODYMELT creates bleak, rock-adjacent music that drips with doomy electronic textures. BODYMELT's latest single, "FANTASY," kicks off like a bad dream, with queasy tones, glitchy percussion, and surreal, spoken word lyrics that plumb the depths of despair. Eventually, the track explodes into a booming, guitar-driven bummer anthem; BODYMELT sings, "Take me/Break me/It's easy/I'm barely human," … Continue reading Daily Yinz – BODYMELT – FANTASY

Daily Yinz – Leila Rhodes – Enough

Psychedelic blues guitarist/producer Leila Rhodes supports Pittsburgh's Bukit Bail Fund with her single "Enough." The track is just over two minutes long, its sense of anger filtered through a weary haze. Over a steady drumbeat and a sea of vocal overdubs, accented by the occasional, scorching guitar lick, Rhodes calls out the police officers who … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Leila Rhodes – Enough

Daily Yinz – Carnival Room – 1000 Mirrors

Carnival Room are a Pittsburgh duo that crafts little nuggets of lo-fi psychedelic music. Carnival Room's latest release, Mirrors Have Eyes, dropped on leap day, and it contains noisy jet-stream pop, soporific chillout balladry, and everything in between. "1000 Mirrors" (that must mean a lot of eyes), a track built around a lonely drum machine, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Carnival Room – 1000 Mirrors

Daily Yinz – Glam Hand – Dylan

Pittsburgh janglers Glam Hand are back with a new EP called Glum Hum, the title of which is a synonym for the phrase "downcast music," which is kind of what Glam Hand makes. Calling Glam Hand a downer band would be reductive, though; the group shades its gentle slack-rockers with chaotic bursts of psychedelia and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Glam Hand – Dylan

Daily Discovery-HogBarber-Witch’s Ingredients

Washington, DC's HogBarber is a solo artist who makes "psychedelic dream pop, mixed with a bunch of other cool sounds." HogBarber's new album Witch's Ingredients is presented in the form of one extended track, meant to be consumed in one sitting. At different points tranquil, irreverent, and noisy, the project ushers you on a journey … Continue reading Daily Discovery-HogBarber-Witch’s Ingredients

Daily Listen-Black Moth Super Rainbow-Neon Syrup For The Cemetery Sisters

Today's listen comes from some fellow yinzers (that's what Pittsburghians call themselves, although I can't really claim to be a yinzer yet since I've only lived here for a year). Black Moth Super Rainbow (or BMSR) are an unabashedly psychedelic experimental group that includes or has included musicians with names such as Tobacco, The Seven … Continue reading Daily Listen-Black Moth Super Rainbow-Neon Syrup For The Cemetery Sisters