Daily Yinz – Aysie – Memory Lane

Aysie is a Pittsburgh singer, rapper, and songwriter who has dropped some excellent singles over the past few years. Aysie, like Nas did 26 years ago, takes listeners on a trip down "Memory Lane" with a rough track that dropped on her Soundcloud several weeks back. An instrumental built around glassy synth, grumbling bass, and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Aysie – Memory Lane

Daily Yinz – The Dead End Streets (ft. Stevee Wellons)- The Time Has Come

The Dead End Streets are a Pittsburgh roots rock band who are joined by veteran blues singer Stevee Wellons and the Weapons of Brass Destruction ensemble for an urgent rallying cry. "The Time Has Come," a soulful, anthemic call to change, addresses the many scourges of police brutality, gun violence, sexual assault, and anti-immigrant racism. … Continue reading Daily Yinz – The Dead End Streets (ft. Stevee Wellons)- The Time Has Come

Daily Yinz – Slow Bluff – Fool’s Gold

Pittsburgh's Spencer Geer and Zach Bronder are Slow Bluff, an acoustic duo whose stripped-down sound disguises intricate arrangements. Slow Bluff's first release, "Fool's Gold," is chock full of BWHE (Big Wild Horses Energy), with plenty of blues sway, double-stop guitar flourishes, and lyrical yearnin' to go around. The Bluff boys, busting out some truly tricky … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Slow Bluff – Fool’s Gold

Everything I Have Ever Wanted To Be – A Q+A With The Supremely Smooth Sierra Sellers

Photo by Ashli Sjolander Sierra Sellers is a Pittsburgh singer/songwriter whose cool, confident music draws from the sounds of neo-soul, hip-hop, and house. Fresh off being named an artist to watch by NPR, she dropped the groovy Ophelia EP in late March. She was kind enough to answer some questions for Bored In Pittsburgh. Check … Continue reading Everything I Have Ever Wanted To Be – A Q+A With The Supremely Smooth Sierra Sellers

Daily Yinz – Vacancy – Jasmine

Pittsburgh artist Dustin Stuppy creates peaceful, meditative electronic compositions under the name Vacancy. Vacancy's latest release, The End Is Also The Beginning, contains 12 gorgeous, instrumental tracks that merge ambient, empty-train-station-at-night placidity with classical music's sweeping sense of movement. "Jasmine," which features Patrick Hodge on drums, plays out as a suite in three parts. The … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Vacancy – Jasmine

Daily Yinz – Molasses Barge – A Grayer Dawn

Molasses Barge are a Pittsburgh-based doom metal band whose music does in fact sound like an immense viking ship cutting its way through a sea of thick, dark liquid. The title track off the group's new album, A Grayer Dawn (Argonauta Records), opens with a rollicking, stomping riff that evokes the stride of a metallic … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Molasses Barge – A Grayer Dawn

Daily Yinz – A Kid Called Gauwd – Ca$h App

A Kid Called Gauwd is a blunted Pittsburgh duo comprising rappers Baby Byron and Ase Snefru. The Gauwd boys' new single, "Ca$h App," is a hazy come-on structured around a waved-out guitar n' vocals sample that recalls Scoop Deville's production on Kendrick Lamar's "The Recipe." Byron sets the stakes when he opens the track with … Continue reading Daily Yinz – A Kid Called Gauwd – Ca$h App

Daily Yinz – Benefits – Empty Set

Benefits are a Pittsburgh power-pop group whose Go Big EP was released at the end of February. The EP's artwork, which blasts its title into your face with bold pink lettering, sums up the Benefits sound: chunky guitars, energetically yelped vocals, and peppy hooks. Go Big's second track, "Empty Set," is the most fun song … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Benefits – Empty Set

Daily Yinz – Chandra Rhyme – Relate

Pittsburgh singer/rapper/songwriter Chandra Rhyme (fka Rhyme) is back with a breezy new single. "Relate" establishes a vibe slightly different from the hard-edged raps of 2019's Goin' Up, opting instead for an easygoing springtime sway. Chandra, her voice settled into a cushion made of pillowy synths and decorated with sprigs of Marvin Gaye wah-wah notes, urges … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Chandra Rhyme – Relate

I’d Be Lying If I Said I Know Exactly What I’m Doing – A Q+A With Connor Murray of DIY Label Crafted Sounds

Photo provided by Connor Murray Crafted Sounds is a Pittsburgh-based DIY label that has organized countless events around the city and released excellent music from The Zells, Flower Crown, BBGuns, and more. Connor Murray, the omnipresent Energizer Bunny behind the Crafted Sounds operation, was kind enough to answer some questions for Bored In Pittsburgh. Check … Continue reading I’d Be Lying If I Said I Know Exactly What I’m Doing – A Q+A With Connor Murray of DIY Label Crafted Sounds