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“Abi Reimold of Philadelphia writes dynamic, cathartic songs that are darkly colorful. Rough around the edges in a way that is more honest than careless, Reimold’s music has a distinctly human quality about it. Unpredictable yet natural, Reimold’s songwriting style builds tension using dissonance both harmonically and lyrically. Her voice rides a range of octaves and emotions, exploring dark and upsetting inner worlds, adeptly contouring melodies to starkly vivid lyrics. Growing up singing in church and school choir gave her an understanding and affinity of harmony and the endless possibilities of vocal expression. Her self-taught guitar style is influenced by acts such as Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine.”

Abi Reimold is an lo-fi alternative singer songwriter from Philadelphia who brings her special charm across state to Pittsburgh Saturday (9/26) at Bates Hardcore Gym. I want to thank Abi for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.


The first album you ever bought?

AFI “decemberunderground”.

Your last album bought?

Amy Winehouse “Back to Black” (well… I downloaded it).

Favorite album of all time?

Radiohead “In Rainbows”.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?
Rather not say?
First concert attended?

They Might Be Giants.

Last concert?

I can’t remember the last time I bought tickets to a show and went for fun…probably Speedy Ortiz.

Favorite concert ever?

Herbie Hancock at The Mann.

Least favorite concert?

Kid Cudi.

Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?

I went to this art camp near there during high school for the artsyest kids in all of Pennsylvania and we went to a baseball game but we were all weird art kids and did everything but watch the baseball game. I just wandered around the park listening to Kanye on my iPod nano or w/e.

Thanks, Abi. I was sort of a weird art kid growing up and I have to say I had/have no interest in baseball to this day.