If It Is, It Is — A Q+A With The Homespun High Lonesomers Of The Mixus Brothers

Photo provided by artists The Mixus Brothers are a Pittsburgh duo whose music taps into the elemental, unearthly soul of classic Appalachian music, but does so with its own spin and on its own terms. They recently released the third installment of their Lonesome Gods series, and Red and Jebbh Mixus were both kind enough … Continue reading If It Is, It Is — A Q+A With The Homespun High Lonesomers Of The Mixus Brothers

Daily Yinz – adam void – unread #271

Unread is a Pittsburgh label that's been "making tapes from empty aluminum cans since 1994"; they specialize in bizarre outsider stuff, never conventional and always entertaining. Adam void's unread #271 is one of the label's more recent releases. Adam void approaches the record with a gonzo sensibility, using rudimentary home recording tools to create a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – adam void – unread #271

Helpin’ Aht x Roboto

Purchase the new Helpin' Aht! compilation to support the legendary Mr. Roboto Project, one of the city's most essential DIY spaces. The pandemic has been brutal for the arts community, so please consider helpin' aht (pun intended) to ensure that live music can come back strong once things open up. The compilation includes 21 tracks … Continue reading Helpin’ Aht x Roboto

The Mr. Roboto Project Benefit Compilation Vol. 3

The Don't Let The Scene Go Down On Me! collective has organized another benefit album to support the one and only Mr. Roboto Project, one of Pittsburgh's most indispensable DIY venues. COVID-19 is still happening even if some people ignore it, and who knows when we'll be able to have the full live music experience … Continue reading The Mr. Roboto Project Benefit Compilation Vol. 3

collision – golden moldies

Purchase golden moldies, a compilation album featuring local indie, experimental, ambient, and noise artists, to support Collision, one of Pittsburgh's most treasured DIY spaces, during the COVID-19 crisis. Not sure if the moldies found here are golden in the traditional sense (I'd substitute words like "decaying", "neon", "foreboding", "dystopian", "hyperactive", "lugubrious," etc), but who needs … Continue reading collision – golden moldies

Daily Yinz – Rex Tycoon – Birthday Cake

Rex Tycoon (not to be confused with Rex Kwon Do or Rex Orange County or RollerCoaster Tycoon) are a Pittsburgh indie rock act whose recently released 2020 demo has that wonderfully raw, iPhone-voice-memo quality. Amid pixelated guitar strums that alternately scorch and caress, Rex Tycoon frontman Austin Reesman waxes bored and exhausted about bad habits, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Rex Tycoon – Birthday Cake

I’d Be Lying If I Said I Know Exactly What I’m Doing – A Q+A With Connor Murray of DIY Label Crafted Sounds

Photo provided by Connor Murray Crafted Sounds is a Pittsburgh-based DIY label that has organized countless events around the city and released excellent music from The Zells, Flower Crown, BBGuns, and more. Connor Murray, the omnipresent Energizer Bunny behind the Crafted Sounds operation, was kind enough to answer some questions for Bored In Pittsburgh. Check … Continue reading I’d Be Lying If I Said I Know Exactly What I’m Doing – A Q+A With Connor Murray of DIY Label Crafted Sounds

Daily Yinz – Vireo – Drink Pine Needle Tea

Vireo, a Pittsburgh artist/band that makes wistful, blown-out "eco-folk" music, returns with Here Comes The Driftler. Here Comes The Driftler is a loose, unmastered concept EP (mastered version due out in the fall) about the titular Driftler, a figure that "embodies and transcends" all things winter (see: magical snowfalls, the wholesome cheesiness of the holiday … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Vireo – Drink Pine Needle Tea

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