Michi Tapes releases feeble little horse live on New Year’s Day

As the Pittsburgh noise pop band's second LP earns rave reviews, look back at their New Year's Day set from Michi Tapes.

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feeble little horse at club cafe Jan 1, 2023.

If you missed the feeble little horse album release show June 10 at the Thunderbird, with Merce Lemon and Gina Gory, we’ve still got you covered.

On New Year’s Day, Michi Tapes was at Club Cafe in South Side to film feeble little horse. The four-piece noise pop, subject of a recent Pitchfork feature by Pittsburgh-based writer Meg Fair, released their sophomore album, Girl with Fish Friday, June 9th on Saddle Creek Records, the Omaha-based label the band signed with last year.

The new album has been named Stereogum’s “album of the week,” and in a 9/10 review, No Ripcord said the album “cues [flh] up to be one of the biggest bands working in indie rock right now.” And Pitchfork slapped their vaunted “Best New Music” label on it.

To celebrate, enjoy their full New Year’s set in all of its distorted splendor. Not only does he film live music sets, he also does live visual projections to live bands (like this one he did for Blinder at the May The Saints Go March In Sin showcase, which earned him a Golden Quill nomination from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania for multi-platform project).

Catch Michi Tapes at the Pittsburgh Independent launch party this Sunday. He’ll also be doing live projections Friday, June 16, at the Silver Car Crash release show, feat. Little Angels, Sleeping Witch & Saturn, and Rex Tycoon. Also at Grateful Dead night, 6/26 at Bottlerocket Social Hall. And at The Government Center July 1 for the 300th episode of Agave Party.

feeble little horse new year’s day at club cafe:

Video: Michi Tapes + Sadie Shoaf (Three Pigs Vintage).

Edits/Layering: Michi Tapes.

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He is a 2x 2023 Western PA Press Club Golden Quill award winner, in feature and business reporting. And a 3x finalist in the investigative reporting category.

He is a 2018 first prize winner in environmental reporting from the Keystone Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for reporting on lead in Pittsburgh’s drinking water.

In 2022 and 2021, he was awarded a grant from The Gumshoe Group to support his investigative reporting.