IT IT is the kind of band that lives in online obscurity. The band’s Facebook page features just one photo of the musicians. If you want to find its music online, it’s necessary to use quotes around the name; otherwise it’s impossible to locate in the depths of the internet. Although the name is not terribly SEO-friendly, the band’s sound has turned heads both locally and elsewhere. When City Paper recently spoke with members of Baltimore-based Wildhoney about Pittsburgh’s music scene, IT IT was one of the bands that guitarist Joe Trainor raved about.
On a cloudy, slightly chilly late-spring afternoon, CP caught up with IT IT at Allegheny Cemetery. We set up shop on the steps of a mausoleum with sphinx statues on each side of its stairs. The cemetery is pretty quiet, save for the occasional medical helicopter flying overhead or the whisper of the wind. At one point, we stop talking to make eye contact with a doe about 30 feet away, as if it’s a totally normal thing to do. The four band members seem comfortable, as if this particular mausoleum is a usual haunt.
Since its inception in 2015, IT IT has been a band that builds experimental pop music driven by found sound and samples with just a pinch of rock. The four-piece, composed of JF, Tyler, Eric and Patrick (these are first-name only artists), lives and creates music together in Garfield. They practice in the basement, fleshing out songs as a democratic unit in the comfort of their own home.
“Since Tyler moved to Pittsburgh and has started writing with us, I feel like the…
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