1. If you're angrier about destruction of property (which is most likely insured anyway) than you are about the destruction of actual people's lives, reexamine your priorities. 2. If you're pushing "All lives matter" as a response to black people's concerns about racism and police brutally, you don't actually think that all lives matter, because … Continue reading White People, Do Something
Just realized that yesterday was Bored In Pittsburgh's first birthday. I really didn't expect anyone to read these self-indulgent musical musings at first (especially since "Bored In Pittsburgh" is a pretty lame name, if we're being honest), so I'm humbled and also shocked to look back and see that Bored In Pittsburgh has received around … Continue reading Thank You
Daily Yinz – Hot Hail – Dark Horizon
Hot Hail is a Pittsburgh artist whose synthesized suites act as soundtracks for imaginary animated films. "Dark Horizon," a track from Hot Hail's March EP, Phantom Themes, is on the spookier end of the vaporwave spectrum, all brooding piano, chilly, siren-like synth blares, and liquid arpeggios. The whole song simmers with rising action, never quite … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Hot Hail – Dark Horizon
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
Announcing: The Yearly Yinz 2019
Oh boy! 2019 was an interesting year. What started as a simple way to fill the empty hours after work has turned into an all-encompassing, time-sucking, borderline obsessive pursuit, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I started Bored In Pittsburgh in April because I was, well, bored in Pittsburgh; I liked music, I … Continue reading Announcing: The Yearly Yinz 2019
Update! Oh boy!
Bored In Pittsburgh will be posting a bit less frequently than usual over the next 1.5 months; currently working on a few bigger pieces for the end of the year, and there’s not enough time in the day for everything. Stay tuned for some (hopefully) good stuff in late December!
More Format Changes!
Oh boy! Bored In Pittsburgh is going to start featuring more than one Daily Discovery track per day, with fewer words written about each one. So, you won't need to suffer through a solid brick of text while you listen to the music (unless that's your thing, in which case the Daily Yinz track will … Continue reading More Format Changes!
Not Bored In Tennessee
Bored In Pittsburgh will be inactive for a few days so that I can traipse around the Smoky Mountains and hopefully not get eaten by a bear! Will return midway through the week.
Format Changes Galore!
Oh boy! Thanks to everyone who has supported Bored In Pittsburgh so far; quick update on some format changes that are being made. Since I doubt anyone cares what random old song I listened to on any given day, "Daily Listens" are gonna get scrapped. "Daily Discoveries" will remain a (semi-regular) thing; this category will … Continue reading Format Changes Galore!
Guest Post From Bored In Pittsburgh-Destroyer Of Light-Falling Star
Guest post for the excellent Pittsburgh Music Magazine: give them a follow!
Austin, TX’s Destroyer Of Light are a group that ties the past to the present, merging the crushing instrumentals of modern day doom with the soaring vocals and guitar solos of classic metal acts like Dio. One look at the dramatic, mythologic artwork for the newly released Mors Aeterna (Argonauta Records), and it’s clear that the members of this band have a real soft spot for the 80’s.
Hell, the riff that opens album opener “Falling Star” is downright bluesy, like Stevie Ray Vaughn playing a flaming guitar at the gates of the underworld while the three-headed dog Cerberus prowls behind him. Frontman Steve Colca sounds like a slightly more intelligible Brent Hinds (of Mastodon fame), and, come to think of it, the sludgy, stoner metal vibe the group conjures on this song does kind of remind me of a less proggy take on that classic Atlanta band’s sound.
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