Daily Yinz – Holy Rivals – My Minds Blind Stupid

Holy Rivals are a Pittsburgh trio that specializes in scuzzy, stripped-down punk rock. On most weekdays, it takes until about 2pm for my brain to start working. On Mondays...well, it takes until about 2pm on Tuesday. Luckily, Mind Blinder, the newest release from Holy Rivals, comprises seven tracks whose lyrics can be printed, in entirety, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Holy Rivals – My Minds Blind Stupid

Daily Yinz – TRVSS – scale model citizen in a scale model town

Pittsburgh noise punks TRVSS follow up last year's frenetic debut, ABSENCE, with New Distances, a mathy affair that manages to crush even harder than the first one did. Where ABSENCE galloped, New Distances stomps and lurches, easing up on the throttle a bit so that the music has room to breathe. I'm not talking deep … Continue reading Daily Yinz – TRVSS – scale model citizen in a scale model town

The Gotobeds – “Have You Checked The Tapes”/ “Blazing Sun of Youth”

Support Sisters PGH's COVID-19 relief efforts by purchasing The Gotobeds's early July release "Have You Checked The Tapes"/ "Blazing Sun of Youth," which contains two unreleased tracks from the Debt Begins At 30 sessions. True to form, the songs are ragged, jagged, and sardonic. ### ### ### Enjoy some Pittsburgh punk and help your community … Continue reading The Gotobeds – “Have You Checked The Tapes”/ “Blazing Sun of Youth”

Daily Yinz – Tim Vitullo – Monongahela Valley

Pittsburgh artist Tim Vitullo responded to a protracted, expensive period of studio doldrums by stripping down and freeing up his sound, resulting in an album called Running out of Time. At heart, Running out of Time is a road record. Over the course of its runtime, Vitullo repeatedly finds himself in the car, his radio … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Tim Vitullo – Monongahela Valley

Daily Yinz – King Catfish – Neptune Street

King Catfish are a Pittsburgh rock trio whose Americancer album dropped on July 3rd. The jittery "Neptune Street" is chock full of nervous, check-over-your-shoulder guitar riffs that close in like the walls of a paranoid fever dream. Frontman Jordan Barone, in full cold-sweat mode, frantically yelps, "Lately/I've seen/Some strange things/Some strange me's," like he's been … Continue reading Daily Yinz – King Catfish – Neptune Street

Daily Yinz – Leila Rhodes – Enough

Psychedelic blues guitarist/producer Leila Rhodes supports Pittsburgh's Bukit Bail Fund with her single "Enough." The track is just over two minutes long, its sense of anger filtered through a weary haze. Over a steady drumbeat and a sea of vocal overdubs, accented by the occasional, scorching guitar lick, Rhodes calls out the police officers who … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Leila Rhodes – Enough

Daily Yinz – Same – Bluish

Same are a Pittsburgh indie rock act that dreamified a guitar-heavy sound for their latest release. Plastic Western (Lauren Records) sparkles in places where previous Same entries may have brooded or churned. The rambling, start-stop sway of "Bluish" reminds me of something you'd hear from the exurban emo-folkers of Pittsburgh's own String Machine, whose Death … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Same – Bluish

Daily Yinz – Heirloom – Roses

Heirloom makes emo-tinged rock music that is both jagged and elegant; the group's debut, Figures in Dust, dropped last month. On "Roses," the album's closer, clean guitar spreads outward like ripples in an otherwise still pond, before the band explodes into a soaring passage that features powerful harmonies between frontwoman Candice McDermott and guitarist Stephen … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Heirloom – Roses

Two Dorks In A Room – A Q+A With The Beer-Fueled Experimenters of Sober Clones

Picture provided by artist Sober Clones are a psych-pop duo (formed by members of Pittsburgh's own Speed Plans and Barlow) whose February debut album features tight, wickedly catchy tunes filtered through layers of fuzz. Ethan and George, the two guys behind the operation, were kind enough to answer some questions for Bored In Pittsburgh. Check … Continue reading Two Dorks In A Room – A Q+A With The Beer-Fueled Experimenters of Sober Clones

Daily Yinz – Dumplings – Big Big Bad

Dumplings are a Pittsburgh rock trio whose music channels the unbound joy of creating loud sounds in a garage, basement, bedroom, or what have you. Dumplings's latest EP, 3, opens with"Big Big Bad," a true working person's blues lament if I've ever heard one. Bassist Pam Dowling handles lead vocals on this one; backed by … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Dumplings – Big Big Bad