Weekly Wrap-Up 01.27.23

A few words about a few local tracks that hit the spot this week ### Veska - I Arise A volcanic eruption of metallic catharsis that uses molten guitars and roiling drums as a backdrop for defiant, vengeful howls. More from Veska Follow on Instagram Artwork by Rotting Reign ### The Faintest Glow - Uptown … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up 01.27.23

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Michi Tapes – Natural Rat Live at The Deli 9/30/22

Last September, two Morgantown, WV bands--Tony From Bowling and Natural Rat--played a show in support of their split EP, Mate, at Oakland house venue The Deli. If you were there to see it, great! If not, or if you just want to relive the night in psychedelic fashion, Michi Tapes's Eric Stevens has got you … Continue reading Michi Tapes – Natural Rat Live at The Deli 9/30/22

Daily Yinz – Different Places in Space – Sugar Nova

The psych quartet rang in the new year with a self-titled album release. The songs on Different Places in Space come suspended in a hallucinatory tide pool of sound. The jammy ballads float around like little jellyfish, and even the uptempo rockers stretch and warp like they've been filtered through an infinity mirror. "Sugar Nova" … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Different Places in Space – Sugar Nova

Weekly Wrap-Up 01.20.23

A few words about a few local tracks that hit the spot this week ### Clay Coast - Winter A gentle, sax-assisted serenade that transitions between languid funk and swooning waltz, this one exudes warmth despite its frosty title. More from Clay Coast Follow on Instagram Album artwork by @efalge22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utx3nEFuIoQ ### Lenni Green - … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up 01.20.23

Daily Yinz – Luwidakid – Give ’em Hell (ft. Brothamans)

Collaborators unite for a single that draws from Afrobeats' signature bounce. The backbone of "Give 'em Hell" (produced by Julio) is its rhythmic heartbeat, a propulsive bah-bah-bah-bahbah that I could probably listen to on its own for several hours. We're spoiled, though, because the percussion track is adorned with insistent keyboard pulses and multiple layers … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Luwidakid – Give ’em Hell (ft. Brothamans)

Daily Yinz – Urns – King of the Ashes

Urns creates metal that must be listened to with fingers waggling and mouth going "oOoOoOo." The songs on Urns' latest release, Empyre, use sludgy, roiling guitars, hammering drums, spooky synths, and incantatory moans to tell tales of apocalyptic worlds and bizarre creatures. "King of the Ashes" leans especially heavily into the warlocky drama, opening with … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Urns – King of the Ashes

A Word By Itself Can Create A Visceral Reaction – A Q+A With Memory Front

Photo provided by artist Memory Front are a duo that creates dramatic electro-rock suites that plumb the dark depths of human experience, be they personal or political. Jesse, the band's vocalist/synthesizerist, was kind enough to answer a few questions for Bored In Pittsburgh. Check it out below: ### Who/what is Memory Front? A tagline or … Continue reading A Word By Itself Can Create A Visceral Reaction – A Q+A With Memory Front

Daily Yinz – Oliver Hufford – Blisters

Oliver Hufford released his debut single, Blisters/Staying Up Late (Wake Up On Fire), in December. There's something about a slide guitar--the way its gliding tone mimics the swoop of a keening human voice or the curl of a lonely smoke ring dissipating into the air--that raises the emotional stakes of a song. Oliver Hufford uses … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Oliver Hufford – Blisters