Daily Yinz – Leila Rhodes – Principles

Leila Rhodes, purveyor of six-string fuzz, is back with "Principles," the first single released from her upcoming album, Attunement. "Principles" contains all the Leila Rhodes staples: tons of reverb, shaggy blues licks, self-confidently psychonautic lyrical koans , a face-melting meld of psych atmosphere and R&B attitude. To start, a decayed, Tycho-esque synth drifts into frame … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Leila Rhodes – Principles


Daily Yinz – Withering Presence – Glaucous Emanations from the Sundered Stone Cross

Withering Presence is a Pittsburgh ambient artist whose most recent release, a split tape with New York's Pallid Bloom called Their Verdant Reclamation, was inspired by time spent within Allegheny Cemetery. The music that Withering Presence contributed to Their Verdant Reclamation takes the form of three faded synth dirges that are both lachrymose and peaceful … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Withering Presence – Glaucous Emanations from the Sundered Stone Cross

Daily Yinz – Watererer – Toweringly Ambitious Array

Watererer is a bustling, freeform, experimental rock music collective whose debut album, To Finding Out, was released last month. The music on To Finding Out is a heap of curlicue guitar, clattering percussion, free jazz blowin', and dazed lyrical snippets. My personal favorite track is 'Toweringly Ambitious Array," which sounds like an outtake from Paul … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Watererer – Toweringly Ambitious Array

Daily Yinz – Brittney Chantele – J.R.O.T.C.

In February, Pittsburgh multimedia artist Brittney Chantele followed up 2019's A Fire On Venus with The Golden Opportunity, a concept album about her military experience and the impact it's had on her life. The album leads listeners through Chantele's recruitment out of high school, her disillusioning time at basic training, her sexual assault at the … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Brittney Chantele – J.R.O.T.C.

Daily Yinz – A low rose trellis – Kind to be

A low rose trellis is a Pittsburgh electronic musician whose compositions gradually unfurl like the leaves of a digital plant. A low rose trellis's new song, "kind to be," is not a Yoda-themed cover of a Swans track, as one might think. Instead, it's an extended meditation built around a pulsating synth pattern that ebbs … Continue reading Daily Yinz – A low rose trellis – Kind to be

Daily Yinz – Najj Andrea – Girlfriend

Najj Andrea is an up-and-coming Pittsburgh singer/songwriter who has proven herself adept at the art of the heartbreak song. Over the past year or so, Andrea has dropped several ballads, ranging in style from icy minimalism to dramatic opulence, that have taken deep dives into the feeling of romantic disconnect. The trend continues with "Girlfriend," … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Najj Andrea – Girlfriend

Daily Yinz – Chiller – Dread Creeps In

Chiller is a Pittsburgh punk outfit whose music sounds quite different than what its name might imply. Chiller's new self-titled EP clocks in at exactly 318 seconds, so we'll keep this post brief to match. The group kicks in the door with opening track "Dread Creeps In," a hyperactive barrage of barked vocals, galloping drums, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Chiller – Dread Creeps In

Daily Yinz – Dewey Markie – House N’ Da Hillz

Dewey Markie is a Pittsburgh rapper whose latest EP, One Time On Gross St., dropped in February. The EP's artwork features an aerial view of the Gross/Friendship intersection in Bloomfield (or is it Garfield?), a juncture at which the far corner of a one-way roundabout merges with a one-way street while simultaneously t-boning into another … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Dewey Markie – House N’ Da Hillz

Bored In Pittsburgh February 2020 Playlist

A playlist containing some of the songs featured on Bored In Pittsburgh this past month https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6lffbnJyPGANULZDHRuR87?si=3i5vZnCUTs-vmT994R4S0Q February 2020 songs that aren’t on Spotify (and where to find them) May Leitz - Serpent Son A Plant Community - Mediterranean Dreams Andrew Muse - Hard UVB-76 - Jet Engine Decks - Building Blocks Livefromthecity x Feralcat - … Continue reading Bored In Pittsburgh February 2020 Playlist

Daily Yinz – Century III – Hot Feng

Century III is a Pittsburgh trio that specializes in a blown-out, heavily-reverbed take on 60's surf music. The group's latest EP, Here Today, technically came out last fall, but was only released on Spotify a few weeks ago. So, that's new enough for our purposes! The EP's second track, "Hot Feng," centers on Carrie Battle's … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Century III – Hot Feng