Daily Yinz – Lindsay Liebro – Wasted Potential

Lindsay Liebro is a Pittsburgh high school senior whose rousingly defiant single, "Wasted Potential," recently went viral after being confused for a Taylor Swift leak. "Wasted Potential" would stand on its own even without the boosting by confused Swifties; it's an irresistibly catchy power-pop anthem that positions journal-scrawled (or, rather, notes app-typed) yearning overtop a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Lindsay Liebro – Wasted Potential

Daily Yinz – Fortune Teller – Metal Earth

Fortune Teller, a psych-rock duo consisting of guitarist Giovanni Orsini and drummer J.J. Young, are due to release a new album, Collapse (Steel City Death Club), in October. "Metal Earth," one of two singles released in advance of Collapse, is an apocalyptically sludgy maelstrom of a song that turns the doom knob up to 11. … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Fortune Teller – Metal Earth

Daily Yinz – Rex Tycoon – Dive Bar Diner

Indie-rockers Rex Tycoon recently released a goofy two-track album called Dive Bar Diner. The title track describes a place that all of us know in one form or another, the mediocre establishment where "the food's no good," "soda tastes funny," "chicken mashed potatoes always come out cold," and "there's a broken down jukebox at the … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Rex Tycoon – Dive Bar Diner

Daily Yinz – Haven State – Spaceman

Haven State are a proggy rock quartet who recently released their debut album, Adapt. The album's music combines the percussive chug of so-called "djent" music with the sweeping drama of groups like Circa Survive, but displays a surprisingly light touch; the drums may be thunderous, but the guitars slip back and forth between slick distortion … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Haven State – Spaceman

Daily Yinz – Luxury Machine – No Show

Luxury Machine are a duo from Pittsburgh who use drums and dirty keys to create their bluesy tunes. The band's June single, "No Show," functions like a mix of The Black Keys's blues revival sound and One Day As A Lion's distorted Fender Rhodes jams. Drums oontz oontz and gritty keyboards seesaw rhythmically while vocalist … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Luxury Machine – No Show

Daily Yinz – Melt – Holy War

Melt are a collection of PGH music veterans who recently released a swampy self-titled debut. Melt contains all of the stoner rock staples: wooly, anvil-heavy guitars, chord progressions dripping with swaggering menace, and fuzzed-out vocals pitched at a rawk god register. The album art, which displays an entity--part angler fish, part cyborg, part coral reef, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Melt – Holy War

Rock ‘n’ Roll Mom – A Q+A With Prodigal Yinzer Lindsay Dragan

Photo by Marie Mashyna Lindsay Dragan is a self-described "garage folk" artist whose music, performed either solo or with her band, walks the line between yearning intimacy and rousing, open-road abandon. Her path has taken her from Pittsburgh to Arizona to New York and back home again. She was kind enough to answer some questions … Continue reading Rock ‘n’ Roll Mom – A Q+A With Prodigal Yinzer Lindsay Dragan

Daily Yinz – Elias Khouri – Wanted You To Know

Polish Hill's Elias Khouri makes a bold, glammy statement with his latest single, "Wanted You To Know." Songs about music are an essential part of many genres' canons. From Billy Joel to A Tribe Called Quest, Chuck Berry to Natasha Bedingfield, artists have drawn inspiration from their own creative processes for decades. An even more … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Elias Khouri – Wanted You To Know

Daily Yinz – Sadurday – Sound the Alarm

Nicholas Comanici's Sadurday project receives an assist from Lulu Lewis's Dylan Hundley on vocals. Sadurday's debut EP positions Hundley's forceful, gothic-inspired vocals overtop Comanici's powerful pop guitar chords. Opener "Sound the Alarm"-- a track indebted to the dour, martial rhythms of post-punk--is led by propulsive bass and some delightfully tension-buildng piano plinks. The song truly … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Sadurday – Sound the Alarm

Daily Yinz – Sommelier – Don’t Express Yourself (ft. Shan Keating & Mario Perrett)

Theatrical alt-rockers Sommelier recently released a 4-song EP called Don't Express Yourself. The EP's title track sees bassist J. Trafford's expressive, operatic croon paired with the soaring vocals of Scratchy Blanket's Shan Keating, their contrasting timbres mingling to create an engaging duet. Restrained verses, containing cryptic, erudite lyrics about "theatre geek's Greek ideals" and "warbling … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Sommelier – Don’t Express Yourself (ft. Shan Keating & Mario Perrett)