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

Stare At Your Shoes-Mellonta Tauta-Estrella

Edgar Allen Poe's satirical short story, "Mellonta Tauta," begins with the line, "Now, my dear friend--now, for your sins, you are to suffer the infliction of a long gossiping letter." For our sins, underrated Argentinian group Mellonta Tauta inflicts upon us pillowy dream-pop with the flanger turned up to 11. A welcome "punishment" for any … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Mellonta Tauta-Estrella

Stare At Your Shoes-Lowtide-Held

Lowtide are an Australian indie band whose hooky songs are drenched in gallons upon gallons of reverb. "Held" is a track from their 2014 self-titled album, and features absurdly catchy vocal melodies bandied back and forth by Lucy Buckeridge and Giles Simon. Despite the euphoric rush of the music, the lyrics hint at some kind … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Lowtide-Held

Stare At Your Shoes-Electro Group-Bikini States

Electro Group are a noise pop trio from Sacramento, CA; "Bikini States" is a track from their 2007 album Good Technology. I opened this song up in Spotify and let it play for 56 seconds; I then opened it up in Youtube to copy and share the link and ended up letting it play there … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Electro Group-Bikini States

Stare At Your Shoes-Isobella-Olive

Isobella were a shoegaze group that formed in Tampa, FL in the late 90's; the band's frosty ballads, imbued with a stately sense of grandeur, do not reflect their subtropical origins. One such ballad, "Olive" is the opener to Isobella's 2001 release, A 24 Syllable Haiku. Haikus usually have 17 syllables total (5, 7, 5), … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Isobella-Olive