Daily Yinz – Barlow – At Home

In September, noise-poppers Barlow celebrated the 10th anniversary of their first set by releasing an album called Walls of Future. Even though Walls of Future's title wouldn't sound out of place affixed to a big-budget Marvel picture, the album itself, like so many of Barlow's others, is gloriously lo-fi. Recording at home using Logic and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Barlow – At Home

As Weird As We Can — A Q+A With The Digitized Distortion Junkies of feeble little horse

Photo provided by artist Feeble little horse are a quartet that filters compact pop music through layers of fuzz and electronic sound effects. Their April debut EP, modern tourism, contained five nuggets of bummed out bedroom fare, while their upcoming full-length album, Hayday (due out 10/22 on Julia's War Recordings), raises the group's sound to … Continue reading As Weird As We Can — A Q+A With The Digitized Distortion Junkies of feeble little horse

Daily Yinz – Flower Crown – The Billy

The dream-poppers of Flower Crown recently released "The Billy" in advance of their album Heat, due out September 24th on Crafted Sounds. The single is a buoyant power-pop anthem that uses chiming, major-key guitars, resonant drums, misty synths, and stacked layers of vocal harmonies to convey a sense of blissed-out optimism; Mojave 3 would be … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Flower Crown – The Billy

Daily Yinz – Gaadge – Twenty-Two

Gaadge, a fuzzy pop project that was founded by guitarist/vocalist Mitch DeLong (and also includes several members of Barlow), released "Twenty-Two" today in advance of their March debut, Yeah?. The single is led by a pulsing guitar riff that bends and curls around itself like a tide onto a faded shoreline, and features plenty of … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Gaadge – Twenty-Two

Daily Yinz – Sober Clones – Wait Till You Know

Sober Clones is a bedroomy psych-pop act that has exactly two songs available on the internet, as far as I can tell. One of those songs is "Wait Till You Know," the first single off Sober Clones's self-titled album, due out mid-February. The track is only 71 seconds long, and rushes by in a sugary … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Sober Clones – Wait Till You Know

Daily Yinz – Flower Crown – High Fantasy

Pittsburgh dream-poppers Flower Crown follow up their successful May full-length, Sundries, with the single "High Fantasy," released this past Friday. Flower Crown has a real knack for turning its guitar riffs into hooks. In true dream-pop fashion, Richie Colosimo's vocals are often obscured by billowing clouds of reverb and ambient haze, so the six strings … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Flower Crown – High Fantasy

Daily Yinz-Barlow-Heather

Barlow are a Pittsburgh shoegaze trio whose disorienting, lo-fi pop anthems seem to fight their way through giant piles of cotton in order to be heard. Pink Rounds C-60, released on Halloween, contains a number of Barlow's demos, old tracks, and sketches, dating as far back as 2011. The days of Casey Anthony, ATF gunwalking, … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Barlow-Heather

Daily Yinz-Flower Crown-Bender Szn (Live in Church)

Flower Crown is a Pittsburgh dream-pop outfit whose album Sundries was released earlier this year to much acclaim. The band recently recorded a take of the song "Bender Szn" in an empty church in the South Hills. One of the qualities of dream-pop/shoegaze music that draws people to the style with such cult-like adoration is … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Flower Crown-Bender Szn (Live in Church)

Stare At Your Shoes-Signals and Alibis-Glitch

Signals and Alibis are an electro/shoegaze trio from Fort Worth, TX, who recently released an EP called Aislada. "Glitch," the EP's opening track, combines the supercharged whomp of groups like CHVRCHES with the menacing, atmospheric textures of post-punk. Vocalist Rebecca Jozwiak's urgings to "take back control," and to "face the stars/as you stand before your … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Signals and Alibis-Glitch

Stare At Your Shoes-Old Soul Dies Young-Yuno

Old Soul Dies Young is a shoegaze/dream-pop outfit out of Denver, Colorado, self-described as an "anime love story without a happy ending." The group's new EP, Yandere, is a six-song whirlwind of emotions, vacillating between lovestruck rapture and suicidal despair. "Yuno," the EP's closing track, splits the difference, closing the journey with a sense of … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Old Soul Dies Young-Yuno