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)

Daily Yinz – Eternal Boy – Bad Days Are Over

Eternal Boy's latest record, Bad Days Are Over, presents pop-punk in its purest, most glorious form. Driving power chords? Check. Deliriously sugary hooks? Check. Elongated vowel sounds? Double check. Even though this path is well-trodden--first by dudes with spiky hair, then by dudes with scene hair, and then by dudes with baseball caps--Bad Days Are … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Eternal Boy – Bad Days Are Over

Daily Yinz – Zombi – Black Forest

Where 1970's Italy had Goblin, 21st century Pittsburgh has Zombi. The prog duo's latest EP, Liquid Crystal, was released last week on Relapse Records. Liquid Crystal displays Zombi's skill at creating sweeping, epic instrumental pieces using the classic prog toolkit (see: badass guitars, bombastic drums, cinematic synths). Like the stratospheric manta rays gliding across its … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Zombi – Black Forest

Steel City Death Club – Live @ SCDC Compilation #2

Purchase Steel City Death Club's latest live compilation to support the Mr. Roboto Project, one of Pittsburgh's most treasured DIY spaces. The pandemic continues to wear on artists and venues, so please consider helping to ensure that a pillar of the city's music community makes it through. The compilation itself contains hard-driving live performances from … Continue reading Steel City Death Club – Live @ SCDC Compilation #2

Daily Yinz – Erika June and the Tunes – Other Girls

Erika June Christina Laing (whom you may know from Working Breed) strips her sound down from art to alt with Erika June and the Tunes, who recently released their first single. Where Working Breed plays around with high concepts (see: speaking plants, singing saws, and cicada-centric storylines), Erika June and the Tunes take a more … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Erika June and the Tunes – Other Girls

Daily Yinz – Merz, Miller & the Wolves – The Wolf

The four-piece Merz, Miller & the Wolves round out a traditional rock sound with left-field instruments like banjo, flute, and clarinet. The group's most recent album, the aptly titled Wolf in Quarantine, opens with "The Wolf," a wanderlusty hoedown of a song that tells the tale of a restless Canis lupus. A circular banjo figure … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Merz, Miller & the Wolves – The Wolf

Daily Yinz – BODYMELT – FANTASY

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 – Astrology Now – Evil

Psych-rockers Astrology Now continue a strong run of singles with "Evil," released at the end of February. "Evil" kicks off with a massive, theatrical instrumental flourish, and then quickly settles in to a flower power groove complete with midtempo drums, ambling bass, and guitars that flit about like the circling birdies that used to accompany … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Astrology Now – Evil