BrothaMans – Chapter 1

Image provided by artist BrothaMans, a local hip-hop artist and producer who’s spent the past few years peppering the internet with singles, freestyles, and EPs, is set to release his debut album, Chapter 1, this summer, and contacted me a few months ago to propose an advance listen and write-up. I readily agreed, and then … Continue reading BrothaMans – Chapter 1


The Stick Figures – Archeology

Pittsburgh's newly established Floating Mill Records, a label that reissues underrated post-punk albums from decades past, recently re-released a 1981 EP by Tampa, FL's The Stick Figures (the group broke up soon after recording the original), adding a number of previously unheard tracks to the earlier iteration's four-song list. The Stick Figures' music combines off-kilter … Continue reading The Stick Figures – Archeology

Daily Yinz – Princess Nostalgia – Thank Heavens 4 Opposable Thumbs

Pittbsurgh/Vermont-based artist Lili Traviato's latest album as Princess Nostalgia, Thank Heavens 4 Opposable Thumbs, is out today, and represents her most fully realized work to date. ### Lili Traviato has always identified herself as a producer first and a singer second. She hammers the point home at every opportunity because of the countless times people … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Princess Nostalgia – Thank Heavens 4 Opposable Thumbs

Daily Yinz-Tribe Eternal x NVSV-Mysterious Shit

A few weeks ago, the Tribe Eternal and NVSV released the video for "Local Celebrity," the first single from their collaborative album Mysterious Shit. The full project is out today, and it's a good one. I was having trouble picking just one track from Mysterious Shit to highlight, so I'm going to discuss the work … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Tribe Eternal x NVSV-Mysterious Shit

School of Seven Bells-Alpinisms

School of Seven Bells-Alpinisms (2008, Ghostly International) School Of Seven Bells was a band that I first listened to because I liked their name. The moniker, drawn from a mythical Colombian pickpocket school, sounded intriguingly dreamy and magical, and I hoped that the music would follow suit. My parents got the band's 2008 debut Alpinisms … Continue reading School of Seven Bells-Alpinisms

Winter Moon-Make Real, Make Believe

Winter Moon-Make Real, Make Believe (2019, Kozmik Artifactz) The return of Swamptina, for those who missed her the first time around A few weeks back, Bored In Pittsburgh featured the sonic sledgehammer “Who Are You” by Melbourne, Australia’s Winter Moon, and the character of Swamptina Aguilera was born. Swamptina is the pseudonym that I bestowed … Continue reading Winter Moon-Make Real, Make Believe

Kanye West-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010, Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella) Before I even get into the music talk, I just want to say, for the record, that I was as disappointed as anyone when Kanye hitched his wagon to the deluded, wheezing horse that is Donald Trump. That being said, it is worth noting that Kanye … Continue reading Kanye West-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Midori Takada-Through The Looking Glass

Midori Takada-Through The Looking Glass (1983, RCA//2017 reissue, WRWTFWW and Palto Flats) I first found Through The Looking Glass, a cult favorite release by criminally underrated Japanese experimental composer Midori Takada, while (surprise, surprise) looking at a Pitchfork list. I feel like a consistent, slightly embarrassing theme has arisen when talking about how I find … Continue reading Midori Takada-Through The Looking Glass