Daily Yinz – Swither – Keep Going

Swither are a Pittsburgh "seltzer-punk" quartet whose lyrics delve into life's manifold anxieties, members' fears and worries laid bare over sunny power-pop riffs. The band released its self-titled debut album (preceded by the excellent lead single "Dead to the World") last week. Eli Enis, Julia Carbone, Hayden Ferry, and Patrick Crossen share vocal duties over … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Swither – Keep Going

Daily Yinz-Leila Rhodes-Where You’re Going

Pittsburgh polymath Leila Rhodes is back with another excellent electric blues track, "Where You're Going." "Where You're Going" is one of those songs that is made stronger by featuring only two guitar chords (by my count, at least). And these are some tasty chords, strongly resembling the dominant seven sharp ninths preferred by players like … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Leila Rhodes-Where You’re Going

Daily Yinz-Weeknight Hangover and Statehood Silver Medalist-Hiding

Weeknight Hangover and Statehood Silver Medalist, two Pittsburgh-based lo-fi artists, join forces for a brief new release called self. With "Hiding," the first of self's two tracks, the duo has captured lightning in a half-empty beer bottle. The recorded-on-a-brick aesthetic of Weeknight's recent halloween ep (an evocative listen in its own right) is polished up … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Weeknight Hangover and Statehood Silver Medalist-Hiding

Daily Yinz-Son Of None-Digging 2 China

Son Of None, a Pittsburgh lo-fi duo active in the early-2000's, mined sparse instrumentation and rudimentary recording techniques to unearth nuggets of oddball pop gold. The product of Son Of None's work from 2003-2005, called Blizzard of '77, has just recently seen the light of day (or the light of Bandcamp, at least). On the … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Son Of None-Digging 2 China

Rough Edges – A Q+A With Kurt Gainfort of Pittsburgh DIY Label Mirkwood Recordings

Image "borrowed" from Mirkwood's Facebook page Mirkwood Recordings is a Pittsburgh label that specializes in idiosyncratic music made by eclectic artists, some from our own backyard and others hailing from across the world. Its latest release, Side Stepping The Abyss by ambient/drone artist Düne Kankel, was featured on Bored In Pittsburgh a few weeks ago. … Continue reading Rough Edges – A Q+A With Kurt Gainfort of Pittsburgh DIY Label Mirkwood Recordings

Daily Yinz-Wwoman-Chuchi

Wwoman (the musical moniker of artist g smee) fashions and unleashes neon-lit bedroom pop anthems from the recesses of a North Side Pittsburgh apartment. I first heard wwoman's new single, "Chuchi," about a week ago, before I headed to New York for a much-needed vacation. While there, I found myself humming the song's hook under … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Wwoman-Chuchi

Daily Yinz-Vendor Dog-the high school english department’s twitter account

Vendor Dog is the solo venture of an unidentified Pittsburgh man who only works on the project while drunk. A special thanks is given by the artist to "1x Booker's Bourbon" for its contribution to the still-in-progress album Wilhelm's Dream. "The high school english department's twitter account" is the instrumental opening track on Wilhelm's Dream, … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Vendor Dog-the high school english department’s twitter account