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Back in September, we reported that Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and legendary Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki were making an album together. That self-titled LP is now set for release March 13 via Nonesuch. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
On Sunday, February 5 from 1-6 p.m., Pitchfork will present "From Scratch", an event with dance producer Nicolas Jaar at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York. The event will be presented in collaboration with MoMA PS1 and Clown... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Here's the video for Schoolboy Q's "Hands on the Wheel", featuring a guest appearance by A$AP Rocky. The video was directed by JeromeD.com, and the song's taken from Schoolboy's latest, Habits & Contradictions. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Justice have released a NSFW new video for their Audio, Video, Disco single "On'n'On", which was accompanied by some controversial cover artwork, if you recall. It's directed by Alexandre Courtes. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
CNNMoney reports that the Senate and House have indefinitely postponed voting procedures for two controversial anti-piracy bills, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
A new collaborative album from drone artist Liz Harris (Grouper) and abstract-acoustic musician Jesy Fortino (Tiny Vipers), partnering under the name Mirrorring, will soon see the light. The album, Foreign Body, will be out March 19 via Kranky. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Photo by Tina Tyrell St. Vincent has announced a run of spring U.S. dates, in support of Strange Mercy. The dates follow a performance at Coachella, as well as two co-headlining shows with tUnE-yArDs. Check out the dates at St.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis is now officially immortal. Thanks to Aggronautix, "Proprietors of Fine Throbbleheads," you can now purchase your very own J Mascis bobblehead doll-- the perfect addition to any indie rock aficionado's tchotchke shelf. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Odd Future members Syd the Kyd and Matt Martian recently released Purple Naked Ladies, their debut album as the Internet. The video for "Fastlane", directed by Matt Alonzo, takes the collective's horrorcore concept to a new level. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
CNN reports that soul and blues legend Etta James has passed away after a battle with leukemia. She was 73. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Cults photo (right) by Martin Sanmiguel What's weirder than hearing a patently cute twee act like Cults on a track with self-labeled gangsta rapper Freddie Gibbs? Seeing the two on stage together. Brooklyn Vegan points to video of Gibbs and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Radiohead: "Bloom" (Jamie xx rework Part 3): Last year, Jamie xx contributed to Radiohead's remix album TKOL RMX 1234567 with his take on "Bloom". Now he's made a new, more uptempo remix of the song for a limited-edition 12", out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
CNNMoney reports that following today's shut down Megaupload by federal prosecutors, "hacktivist" collective Anonymous has apparently attacked the websites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, the Recording Industry Association of America, and the Motion Picture Association of America.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
-- On January 31, the New York avant-pop band Hospitality will release their new self-titled album via Merge. Check out album cut "Friends of Friends" here. -- Giant Single: Profile Records Rap Anthology collects 31 tracks released on the pioneering... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Photo by Sean Pecknold Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman has left the band, according to a post made yesterday on his Tumblr. "Back into the gaping maw of obscurity I go," he wrote in the farewell message. "Tokyo is my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Megaupload, one of the world's largest file-sharing services, has been shut down by federal prosecutors, according to CBS News, and its workers have been indicted. According to The New York Times, the indictment claims that the company has been accused... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
You're probably most familiar with Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White as the vocalists who appear throughout Shabazz Palaces' excellent 2011 LP Black Up. As THEESatisfaction, they've announced a new LP to follow-up a small handful of self-released material. It's called... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Party expert/prolific Tweeter/club owner/TV star/WTF collaboration specialist Andrew W.K. has announced a tour in honor of the tenth anniversary of I Get Wet, his major label debut album. The band will perform the record in full on the tour, which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Frankie Rose: "Night Swim" Stream of "Night Swim" unavailable on this device. As far as fuzzed-out buzz bands go, Frankie Rose is something of a decathlete. Once she left California in 2007, she began her Brooklyn tenure drumming in Vivian... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Above: Madlib and Freddie Gibbs by Erez Avissar Last night, Stones Throw compatriots Madlib and J Rocc played Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg along with Freddie Gibbs. Photographer Erez Avissar was on the scene. Check out a selection of shots... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
The AP reports that R&B songwriter, bandleader, producer, and broadcast host Johnny Otis died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 90 years old. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Photo by Will Deitz As previously reported, Azealia Banks has been working with Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga's stylist and creative director for the fashion line Mugler, on a video for her Best New Track, "Liquorice". New York has posted video... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
No Age's rainbow logo has become a striking piece of Gen Y punk iconography. In 2010, The Village Voice pointed out that the logo has appeared everywhere "from [Radiohead's] Colin Greenwood's torso to The New York Times Book Review." It... Continue reading
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Artist: Orbital Album: Wonky Release Date: April 3 (U.S.)/April 1 (international) Label: TBA Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at P1tchfork Community
Nick Cave's recently disbanded Grinderman will release the remix album Grinderman 2 RMX on Anti- in North America on March 13 and Mute internationally on March 12. It collects remixes, covers, and reworkings of cuts off their 2010 album Grinderman... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at P1tchfork Community