Daily Yinz – niku daruma – temperance

Niku daruma create piercing, metallic noisescapes; their latest release, arcana I, is described as "experiments in divining." The album introduces the faintest hint of melody to the clanging, grinding, screeching maelstrom that is niku daruma, making for a listen that's as starkly beautiful as it is punishing. "Temperance" begins with zigzags of squelchy noise before … Continue reading Daily Yinz – niku daruma – temperance

Daily Yinz – Gabriella Salvucci – October

Last month, up-and-comer Gabriella Salvucci released her self-titled debut EP on Misra Records. As one could have inferred from listening to its two lead singles, Gabriella Salvucci is filled with close-mic'd guitar strums, rich vocals, and warm pop hooks. "October," my favorite track from the EP, incorporates a light dose of baroque, featuring sighing background … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Gabriella Salvucci – October

Daily Yinz – Sommelier – Don’t Express Yourself (ft. Shan Keating & Mario Perrett)

Theatrical alt-rockers Sommelier recently released a 4-song EP called Don't Express Yourself. The EP's title track sees bassist J. Trafford's expressive, operatic croon paired with the soaring vocals of Scratchy Blanket's Shan Keating, their contrasting timbres mingling to create an engaging duet. Restrained verses, containing cryptic, erudite lyrics about "theatre geek's Greek ideals" and "warbling … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Sommelier – Don’t Express Yourself (ft. Shan Keating & Mario Perrett)

Daily Yinz – The Mixus Brothers – The High Lonesome

The Mixus Brothers, purveyors of homespun country tunes, recently released the third and final chapter of their Lonesome Gods series. The four-song album contains fiddle-driven hoedowns, trumpet-assisted ballads, and quivering waltzes, the two Mixus Bros (backed by a small supporting cast) packing an impressive amount of variety into a short runtime. Closing track "The High … Continue reading Daily Yinz – The Mixus Brothers – The High Lonesome

Daily Yinz – slowhaunt – Silks and Satins

New slowhaunt music means several things: multiple albums released at once, tons of songs, and some truly evocative titles. Funeral Hits, Pts. 3 and 4 contain such gems as "Tipsy Pallbearer," "Sweatin' in the Ghoul Car," "Thicc and Godless," and "Rotten Caterer." There are 50 tracks shared between these two albums, so it's tough to … Continue reading Daily Yinz – slowhaunt – Silks and Satins

Daily Yinz – Eric Weidenhof – Reign for Rest

Eric Weidenhof, an experimental cellist whose isms EP was one of last year's most fascinating local releases, returns with another EP called Phloem. Where isms scrabbled claustrophobically through the darkness, Phloem grandly unfurls itself like a lush, subterranean plant. A discordant sense of unease remains, but the nightmare has transformed into a lucid dream, not … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Eric Weidenhof – Reign for Rest

Bored In Pittsburgh May 2021 Playlist

A playlist containing some of the songs featured on Bored In Pittsburgh this past month https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2tKg61s2z8Hwc9LWJvGJ7O?si=5eba5d8101114c62 May 2021 songs that aren't on Spotify (and where to find them) Odell Lancaster - Mindset (ft. KeyDaIntro) Luwi - Bend & Bruise Barlow - Arm of Gold/Icon Giovanni Orsini and the Inebriators - Party Jesus Natural Rat - … Continue reading Bored In Pittsburgh May 2021 Playlist

Daily Yinz – INEZ x Buffalo Rose – I Can See Clearly Now

INEZ and Buffalo Rose join forces to cover the late Johnny Nash's classic anthem of optimism. The Pittsburghers translate the original song's horn-driven, reggae-tinged sway into a breezy back porch jam, complete with plunking upright bass, languid slide guitar, and gossamer mandolin. INEZ, whose vocals are usually accompanied by funky R&B grooves or rumbling hip-hop … Continue reading Daily Yinz – INEZ x Buffalo Rose – I Can See Clearly Now

Daily Yinz – Quashon Sligh – Me

Singer and rapper Quashon Sligh releases the single "Me" in advance of his upcoming album. Quashon, whose voice and singing style hearken back to the days when Usher and Ne-Yo ruled the airwaves, channels the latter's "Miss Independent" with "Me." Quashon pays tribute to a woman who's "been through so much"; she's moved from the … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Quashon Sligh – Me