Daily Yinz – West/Step – Revere

Nathan Whitman's West/Step returns with Peace Material, a nebulous collection of warped electronics and obscured vocals. "Revere" rolls in like an industrial storm cloud, all rippling static and flanged percussion, before ascending heavenward aboard Whitman's layered, impressionistic chants. His delivery gives the song an exalted feel, like an hymnal being sung from the top of … Continue reading Daily Yinz – West/Step – Revere

Daily Yinz – The Universe Online – Sindiana

The ever-glitchy Pittsburgh artist The Universe Online returns with the incredibly named Full metal jagoff. It's Friday! A day that, to many, used to signify fun, human interaction, and a coming break from the drudgery of commuting. I've found that social distancing has warped the concept of Friday until it signifies nothing but the weekly … Continue reading Daily Yinz – The Universe Online – Sindiana

Daily Yinz – Panta Rhei – 133 189

Panta Rhei, an aleatoric (meaning that some element of composition is left up to chance) black metal project masterminded by prolific Pittsburgh noise artist RJ Myato, released a split album with the ever-bleak Thar Desert last month. The Panta Rhei side of Transmuter sounds like a supergroup consisting of corpse-painted Scandinavians and straight edge punks … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Panta Rhei – 133 189

Daily Yinz – TOBACCO – Centaur Skin

Pittsburgh-area experimental artist TOBACCO (a member of Black Moth Super Rainbow) emerges from the moldy robot cave in which he's been dwelling since 2016 with two singles in advance of his upcoming release, Hot Wet & Sassy. "Centaur Skin" features an insistent, distorted bass line, arpeggiated with inhuman precision (a la Daft Punk), that skips … Continue reading Daily Yinz – TOBACCO – Centaur Skin

Daily Yinz – Nicole Mitchell and Lisa E. Harris – Ownness

Chicago avant-garde flautist and composer Nicole Mitchell, who joined the University of Pittsburgh last year as Director of Jazz Studies, unites with Houston composer and multi-instrumentalist Lisa E. Harris for the album EarthSeed, inspired by the works of science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler. EarthSeed's music is a lively, freeform sprawl of jazz, chamber music, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Nicole Mitchell and Lisa E. Harris – Ownness

Music That Is True – A Q+A With Organic Electronic Artist Alvin Row

Photo provided by Alvin Alvin Row is a Pittsburgh artist whose experimental compositions range in style from tactile, insular guitar meditations to squiggly synth jam sessions, maintaining a spirit of off-kilter outside-the-boxness throughout. His new release, Kosher, drops tomorrow. To mark the occasion, Alvin was kind enough to answer some questions for Bored In Pittsburgh; … Continue reading Music That Is True – A Q+A With Organic Electronic Artist Alvin Row

Daily Yinz – Saani Mac – Eye Don’t Know Why

Saani Mac is a Pittsburgh artist who unleashes fractured barrages of punk-influenced rap music. Saani's new EP, Eye Don't Know Why, includes the title track, some remixes, and, as a bonus, the song's acapella and instrumental tracks, in case any aspiring DJs want to take a crack at a re-edit. The song itself portrays a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Saani Mac – Eye Don’t Know Why

No Sound Is Out Of The Question – A Q+A With The Abstract Nostalgists of Sneeze Awfull

Provided by artist Sneeze Awfull are an experimental Pittsburgh duo whose musique concrète compositions, assembled using cello and all manner of samples, are by turns melancholy, frightening, head-scratching, and beautiful. Cellist Eric and sonic collagist JF were kind enough to answer some questions for Bored In Pittsburgh. Check it out below: ### Who/what is Sneeze … Continue reading No Sound Is Out Of The Question – A Q+A With The Abstract Nostalgists of Sneeze Awfull

Daily Yinz – Watererer – Toweringly Ambitious Array

Watererer is a bustling, freeform, experimental rock music collective whose debut album, To Finding Out, was released last month. The music on To Finding Out is a heap of curlicue guitar, clattering percussion, free jazz blowin', and dazed lyrical snippets. My personal favorite track is 'Toweringly Ambitious Array," which sounds like an outtake from Paul … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Watererer – Toweringly Ambitious Array