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User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 18, 2017 11:38 PM (UTC)
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🥇 Best New Reissue: The 6ths' Wasps’ Nests. In 1995, Stephin Merritt released a major-label synth-pop LP as the 6ths. He wrote all the songs but enlisted others to sing them, including Lou Barlow, Dean Wareham, Georgia Hubley, and Mary Timony. At the time of its release, Wasps’ Nests felt like another victory for a songwriter already on one hell of a winning streak, a feeling only amplified by the release of Get Lost six months later. But listened to now, some two decades later, it’s clear that Merritt was gathering his strength as a songwriter and a producer, which he would soon turn into a full-on torrent of genius. → Link in bio
User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 18, 2017 3:39 PM (UTC)
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20 years ago today, Modest Mouse's The Lonesome Crowded West was released. We gave it a perfect 10. The great theme of the album is travel, or more essentially, how motion through space feels. This is also intricately bound up with the physical geography Modest Mouse inhabited. The urban paranoia of post-punk seeps into wide-open rural, looming industrial and encroaching suburban vistas, all alike in their sinister, hypnotic repetition. Read the full review → Link in bio #modestmouse
User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 17, 2017 10:11 PM (UTC)
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"I hope this is the last essay I ever write about careless male artists abusing power. I know it won’t be." Read our latest Pitch piece: Unraveling the Sexism of Emo’s Third Wave → Link in bio
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User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 17, 2017 3:32 PM (UTC)
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🏆 Best New Music: Charlotte Gainsbourg's Rest. Sung mostly in French, Gainsbourg’s gripping new album finds her in the tangles of grief. It is at once scorchingly intimate and fantastically oversized. She doesn’t just reveal her pain, but monumentalizes it, lays out a red carpet, and invites people to watch. Her refusal to be sequestered by grief is, quite literally, a death-defying feat. Give it a listen, and read the full review → Link in bio
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User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 17, 2017 2:20 PM (UTC)
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Happy birthday, Jeff Buckley. Would have been 51 today. → Link in bio #jeffbuckley
User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 17, 2017 2:14 AM (UTC)
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Watch Yaeji get down in her new "Raingurl" video ☔️ Link in bio
User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 17, 2017 1:41 AM (UTC)
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Noel Gallagher shares new song "It’s a Beautiful World". Listen → Link in bio
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User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 16, 2017 11:01 PM (UTC)
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❄️ The xx have announced a special new piece of merch for the holiday season: a knitted sweater, with the band’s signature “X” logo making up the stars dotted across it. The new clothing piece, described as a “cosy jumper” by the band, was designed by Romy Madley Croft’s aunt Cheryl Madley. It’s available for a limited time—you can pick it up here → Link in bio
User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 16, 2017 6:26 PM (UTC)
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New Tame Impala songs are here → Link in bio
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User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 16, 2017 5:05 PM (UTC)
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Joshua Tillman has provided new details about his next Father John Misty album. In a new interview with Uncut, Tillman said, “Most of this next album was written in a six-week period where I was kind of on the straits.” He also said it’s “the real I Love You, Honeybear but without the cynicism,” and called it “a heartache album.” In addition, Tillman revealed some working track titles: “Mr Tillman, Please Exit the Lobby,” “Ouch, I’m Drowning,” “Dum Dum Blues,” and “Well, We’re Only People and There’s Nothing Much We Can Do About It.”
User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 16, 2017 10:57 AM (UTC)
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Lil Peep has died, his publicist confirms in an email to Pitchfork. The rising emo-rapper was 21 years old. His cause of death is not yet known. Lil Peep was born Gustav Åhr in Pennsylvania. He was raised in Long Island by his college-professor father and his mother, a first grade teacher. In interviews, he said his father abandoned their family when Åhr was 14. Shortly after dropping out of high school, Åhr received his diploma through online computer courses. He moved to Los Angeles where he joined several rap collectives including Schemaposse and Gothboiclique. In 2015, Åhr released his debut project, LiL PEEP PART ONE, which started gathering attention on SoundCloud. He began releasing short mixtapes with names like Crybaby and Hellboy. In 2016 and 2017, his videos for “White Wine” and “Girls” garnered millions of views. In August, he released his debut album, Come Over When You’re Sober (Part One). Lil Peep’s music was characterized by a candid approach to drug use and mental illness. The words “get cake die young” were tattooed on his forehead just below his hairline. “I suffer from depression and some days I wake up and I’m like, Fuck, I wish I didn’t wake up,” Peep told Pitchfork. The latest song he released, “Avoid,” appeared on Soundcloud last month.
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User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 16, 2017 2:43 AM (UTC)
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Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox is making new music with Cate Le Bon → Link in bio
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User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 16, 2017 12:03 AM (UTC)
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Linkin Park have announced a live album called One More Light Live, featuring recordings of Chester Bennington’s last performances. It arrives December 15. The LP was recorded during the band’s final tour with their late frontman behind their most recent One More Light studio album. The band has also shared a new video for “One More Light,” in remembrance of their late frontman. Watch it here → Link in bio
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User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 15, 2017 10:25 PM (UTC)
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Warped Tour is coming to a close. Founder Kevin Lyman announced today that 2018 will mark “the final, full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour.” Although the touring aspect of Warped Tour is set to end next year, Lyman writes that there will be a “celebration” for the festival’s 25th anniversary in 2019. → Link in bio
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📷: David A. Smith // Tyson Plastic of The Fantastic Plastics at 2017 Vans Warped Tour
User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 15, 2017 6:54 PM (UTC)
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Tyler, the Creator has announced a tour with Vince Staples. Their shows together kick off in January in Vancouver. Check out the dates → Link in bio
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User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 15, 2017 3:34 PM (UTC)
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Watch Björk dance in new "Blissing Me" video → Link in bio
User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 15, 2017 3:01 PM (UTC)
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Stone Temple Pilots have shared "Meadow," a new song featuring their new vocalist Jeff Gutt, a former contestant on "The X Factor." "Meadow" marks the band’s first track since the deaths of former vocalists Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington, who became the lead singer in 2013. Hear it → Link in bio
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User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 15, 2017 2:10 AM (UTC)
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Yo La Tengo have announced a European tour, starting with an eight-night run at New York’s Bowery Ballroom next month → Link in bio
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User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 14, 2017 8:57 PM (UTC)
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The Range and Jim-E Stack’s song “With You” relies on a sample of an anonymous woman’s voice repeating the title until it becomes a mantra. Processed and clipped, the looped vocal becomes a little uncanny, hanging like a ghost in their production. In her remix of “With You,” though, the Brooklyn-based producer Yaeji makes sure we know exactly where the vocals are coming from by rerecording them herself. It plays like something of a power move, her gesture of not only remixing a track but also inhabiting its primary vocal space. Over swelling bass tones and a clattering industrial beat that feels more uneasy than the original drum pattern, Yaeji loops herself singing. In the back of the mix, she chops up, extends, and distorts her vocals like she’s getting mangled in a machine of her own making. Instead of weaving her voice into the mix like another instrument, Yaeji personalizes it, gives it agency, makes it struggle against its surroundings, and wakes it up. Though a few elements from the original—like a pearly synth lead and throbbing bass—linger, Yaeji’s take on the track feels more like a reenactment than a remix. Like she did with her cover of Drake’s “Passionfruit” on her recent EP2, she puts her mark on “With You,” taking full ownership of its sound and making it her own. 🎧 Listen → Link in bio
User Image pitchfork Posted: Nov 14, 2017 4:27 PM (UTC)
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It's official. Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien is recording a new solo album. → Link in bio
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