Daily Yinz – Holy Rivals – My Minds Blind Stupid

Holy Rivals are a Pittsburgh trio that specializes in scuzzy, stripped-down punk rock. On most weekdays, it takes until about 2pm for my brain to start working. On Mondays...well, it takes until about 2pm on Tuesday. Luckily, Mind Blinder, the newest release from Holy Rivals, comprises seven tracks whose lyrics can be printed, in entirety, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Holy Rivals – My Minds Blind Stupid

Daily Yinz – Lilac – Pinocchio pt. 1

Lilac's music exists in a degraded cyberpunk hellscape, in which humans merge with machines and all are exploited by a technocratic elite. Lilac's most recent EP, ConVnet, is a concept album inspired by the twisted 1991 Japanese horror film 964 Pinocchio. The opening track, "Pinocchio pt. 1," draws on classic body horror imagery as it … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Lilac – Pinocchio pt. 1

Daily Yinz – Panta Rhei – 133 189

Panta Rhei, an aleatoric (meaning that some element of composition is left up to chance) black metal project masterminded by prolific Pittsburgh noise artist RJ Myato, released a split album with the ever-bleak Thar Desert last month. The Panta Rhei side of Transmuter sounds like a supergroup consisting of corpse-painted Scandinavians and straight edge punks … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Panta Rhei – 133 189

Daily Yinz – TRVSS – scale model citizen in a scale model town

Pittsburgh noise punks TRVSS follow up last year's frenetic debut, ABSENCE, with New Distances, a mathy affair that manages to crush even harder than the first one did. Where ABSENCE galloped, New Distances stomps and lurches, easing up on the throttle a bit so that the music has room to breathe. I'm not talking deep … Continue reading Daily Yinz – TRVSS – scale model citizen in a scale model town

The Gotobeds – “Have You Checked The Tapes”/ “Blazing Sun of Youth”

Support Sisters PGH's COVID-19 relief efforts by purchasing The Gotobeds's early July release "Have You Checked The Tapes"/ "Blazing Sun of Youth," which contains two unreleased tracks from the Debt Begins At 30 sessions. True to form, the songs are ragged, jagged, and sardonic. ### ### ### Enjoy some Pittsburgh punk and help your community … Continue reading The Gotobeds – “Have You Checked The Tapes”/ “Blazing Sun of Youth”

Daily Yinz – Saani Mac – BACKBREAKER

Pittsburgh punk-rap firebrand Saani Mac released his Sick Sad World Demo in response to the nationwide uprising against police brutality and racism. Opening track "BACKBREAKER" is a warning volley set to a grimy instrumental that sounds like "Boyz-N-The-Hood" by way of Gesaffelstein. The song's refrain speaks for itself; Saani proclaims, "Fuck a cop and most … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Saani Mac – BACKBREAKER

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

Daily Yinz – Saani Mac – Eye Don’t Know Why

Saani Mac is a Pittsburgh artist who unleashes fractured barrages of punk-influenced rap music. Saani's new EP, Eye Don't Know Why, includes the title track, some remixes, and, as a bonus, the song's acapella and instrumental tracks, in case any aspiring DJs want to take a crack at a re-edit. The song itself portrays a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Saani Mac – Eye Don’t Know Why

Daily Yinz – Dumplings – Big Big Bad

Dumplings are a Pittsburgh rock trio whose music channels the unbound joy of creating loud sounds in a garage, basement, bedroom, or what have you. Dumplings's latest EP, 3, opens with"Big Big Bad," a true working person's blues lament if I've ever heard one. Bassist Pam Dowling handles lead vocals on this one; backed by … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Dumplings – Big Big Bad

Daily Yinz – Murder For Girls – Honeycomb

Murder For Girls are a garagey, punky Pittsburgh ensemble whose latest album, Done In The Dark, is set to drop in May. The album's first single, "Honeycomb," scales back the guitar crunch of MFG's 2017 release, All The Pretty Stars, in favor of a cleaner, more surf-influenced sound. A brisk bass line underpins layers of … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Murder For Girls – Honeycomb