Daily Yinz – TonyNino – Lily (Like a Flower)

TonyNino is a Pittsburgh rapper who grew up on Kid Cudi, Mac Miller, and J. Cole. His stated mission is to help kids make it through their tough days, just like those artists have done for him. "Lily (Like a Flower)" belongs to the class of rap songs whose lodestar is not "N.Y. State of … Continue reading Daily Yinz – TonyNino – Lily (Like a Flower)

Video Premiere – Fuzznaut – Form Is Emptiness

Emilio Rizzo (aka Fuzznaut) is a Pittsburgh guitar sorcerer whose live rendition of "Form Is Emptiness," the title track from Fuzznaut's stark, glacial 2019 release, premieres today on Bored In Pittsburgh. As Fuzznaut, Rizzo plays solo, allowing his downtuned, heavily distorted guitar chords to creep through empty space like the tentacles of some primordial leviathan. … Continue reading Video Premiere – Fuzznaut – Form Is Emptiness

Daily Yinz – Merce Lemon – Those Eyes

Merce Lemon, a Pittsburgh artist who specializes in warm, homespun balladry, is slated to release her latest album, Moonth (Crafted Sounds/Darling Recordings), in mid-August. "Those Eyes," one of the album's first singles, sounds like Soccer Mommy by way of Steve Belfer's "Seaweed" theme from Spongebob. Bluesy acoustic guitar, tinged with old saloon smoke, introduces a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Merce Lemon – Those Eyes

The Gotobeds – “Have You Checked The Tapes”/ “Blazing Sun of Youth”

Support Sisters PGH's COVID-19 relief efforts by purchasing The Gotobeds's early July release "Have You Checked The Tapes"/ "Blazing Sun of Youth," which contains two unreleased tracks from the Debt Begins At 30 sessions. True to form, the songs are ragged, jagged, and sardonic. ### ### ### Enjoy some Pittsburgh punk and help your community … Continue reading The Gotobeds – “Have You Checked The Tapes”/ “Blazing Sun of Youth”

Daily Yinz – Nello and Lang – Lost In It

North Side rappers Nello and Lang join forces for their Lost In It EP. What do you get when you combine Nello's somber, death-haunted tunefulness with Lang's self-questioning introspection? In the case of Lost In It's title track, you end up with a muted, shimmying torch ballad whose refrain mourns the looming end of a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Nello and Lang – Lost In It

Daily Yinz – Shepherd’s Tone – Daydream

Shepherd's Tone is an atmospheric synth project created by Pittsburgh artist Jared Simpson; his self-titled debut came out in late May. When I said that Shepherd's Tone is "atmospheric," I meant reeeaal atmospheric. Like, drifting-through-the-upper--stratosphere-at sunset-so-much-haze-that-you-can-only-see-objects'-outlines atmospheric. The four-song project buries Simpson's narcotic vocals beneath sprawling washes of lo-fi synthesizer. Each chord stretches out like … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Shepherd’s Tone – Daydream

Daily Yinz – Hardo – Ball & Chill

Pittsburgh rapper Hardo, assisted by producer STONEY, has crafted a summery ode to the finer things in life. Hardo's three-step recipe for contentment is easy to remember (especially when delivered in the form of a catchy hook): BallChillStay away from police On "Ball & Chill," the rapper sticks to this game plan in spite of … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Hardo – Ball & Chill

Daily Yinz – D r a g o n C e n t u r y 9 9 – Rafflesia

D r a g o n C e n t u r y 9 9 is a Pittsburgh vaporwave artist who recently contributed to Helpin Aht! Records's BAIL compilation. Rafflesia blooms can grow up to 3 feet across!! DC99's July 3rd release, Floralisms, contains "songs about flowers of all types: digital, mystical, and more." The … Continue reading Daily Yinz – D r a g o n C e n t u r y 9 9 – Rafflesia

Daily Yinz – Ky Vöss – Masochism

Ky Vöss, a Pittsburgh artist who makes dream pop music for the damned, returns with "Masochism," the first single from the upcoming Coping Mechanisms. "Masochism" is a streamlined arrow of a song, engineered to barrel ever forward through the banks of luminous synth that surround it, an electrified bullet train made of pure pop. Vöss, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Ky Vöss – Masochism

Daily Yinz – Andrew Muse – Ain’t Nothing New To Me

In June, Pittsburgh avant-pop artist Andrew Muse released the split All Your Friends Are Dead, Pt. II/Ain't Nothing New To Me. The first song is a glitchy, whimsical kiss-off, while the disconcerting second track places foreboding imagery atop jaunty strumming. If you use your fingers to plug your ears partway, so that all noise comes … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Andrew Muse – Ain’t Nothing New To Me