Review: Blankets For Laura – “Orange” EP

Thank you, Shay Park. While much of the Pittsburgh underground is awaiting the debut EP from Soda Club, the local dream-pop quartet Park fronts with saxophonist Jarrett Krause, Park quietly released on Bandcamp a four-song gem of an EP from her now-defunct solo project Blankets For Laura. And it’s a reminder of why we fell…

Review: Alexei Shishkin – “Pittsburgh”

We all know the words – folksters Simon & Garfunkel, searching for the nation’s soul in the song “America,” talked to Cathy “as [they] boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh.” It’s not the first time Pittsburgh, as a place, was used as a cultural signifier but it might be one of the more famous. Well, enter…