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Pitchfork 2021 Review

— On Friday Sept. 10, Pitchfork Music Festival returned to Chicago for its 15th time. After a year-long hiatus because of COVID-19, the festival ushered in fans, artists and vendors itching for the chance to revel in live-music. 2020 would have been the 15th anniversary of the festival and was...
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St. Vincent brings the stellar sound of Daddy’s Home to Boston

St. Vincent took center stage at a sold out Wang Theater in Boston on a chilly October night, nights after another sold out show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Touring for her critically acclaimed new album Daddy’s Home, released earlier this year, Annie Clark has crafted a live show designed to take over the world by storm. After the many different cycles of St. Vincent, it has all come full circle in the grimy 70s funk of Daddy’s Home and she’s better than ever in this new era.
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Sub Pop Records

Hear Lael Neale’s “For No One For Now” remixed by U.S. Girls

Lael Neale’s “For No One For Now,” which Under the Radar calls “strangely haunting and hypnotic,” is a standout from Acquainted With Night, her acclaimed Sub Pop debut from earlier this year. Today, we’re sharing a remix of the song by experimental pop act U.S. Girls, which amplifies Lael’s vocal and recreates the song’s backbeat with finger snaps, percussive and electronic elements into a minimal glitched out, bassy track.

Certain Songs #2196: Sharon Van Etten – “Serpents”

I first became aware of the indie singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten on her third album, 2012’s Tramp. Produced by the National’s Aaron Dessner, on its best songs, Tramp places Van Etten’s massive voice over slightly off soundscapes, creating music that is equal parts dreamy and focused. And the best of...

Listen to Big Thief’s Intimate New Song ‘Change’

Big Thief unveiled their latest single, “Change.” The band previewed the warm, intimate song at the recent Pitchfork Music Festival during their set. “Change” follows three recently released Big Thief singles, “Little Things, “Sparrow,” and “Certainty.”. If a band could define wholesome, Big Thief takes the crown. Even the cover...

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris Announces Full Lineup

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris has announced the rest of its Avant-Garde programming, part of the larger festival running from November 15-21. Katy J Pearson, Miso Extra, Kamal., Sloppy Jane, Talk Show, and Wet Leg are now on the bill, along with Fabiana Palladino, Lime Garden, H Hawkline, and Kathleen Frances. They join the larger previously announced lineup with Sons of Kemet, Cassandra Jenkins, and others. Tickets are available here.

Introducing Pitchfork’s 25th Anniversary Project

I was nine years old when Pitchfork published its first review in 1996: It was a 132-word assessment of the Amps’ Pacer. I lived outside of Baltimore in an extended family of immigrants, from India and Zimbabwe, who loved music and surrounded themselves with it. My mom’s brother had a records and tapes store in their home city of Vadodara, and my earliest understanding of music was shaped by her carefully combing through the piles of mixtapes he’d send to us. Arriving in the United States in the ’80s, my parents were drawn to disco and funk and chart-topping artists like Bruce Springsteen and Tina Turner, who represented their cultural ideas of America. (Their idea of a rock canon was limited to Fleetwood Mac, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles and, as a result, mine was, too.)

Erika de Casier debuts “Make My Day – A Colors Show

Born in Portugal to Belgian and Cape Verdean parents and raised in Denmark, 4AD artist Erika de Casier started out as an ally of the Regelbau collective (home to Danish house acts DJ Sports, C.K and Central) before writing, co-producing and releasing her debut album, Essentials, through her own Independent Jeep label in 2019. Her follow-up album Sensational tackles relationships and the toxicity of dating. Co- produced by de Casier and Natal Zaks, the music is inspired by music of all genres, including dance pop, house, garage and techno.
Paste Magazine

Pitchfork Music Festival 2021: The Weather Station, Waxahatchee, Andy Shauf and More

In early September, Paste ventured out to Chicago for the 15th annual Pitchfork Music Festival as a way to ring in the fall and give a glimpse of hope for the future of live music in the wake of a pandemic. With a combination of seasoned veterans such as St. Vincent and Danny Brown to newcomers such as Horsegirl and Ela Minus, Pitchfork Music Festival provided an expansive selection of some of the most exciting music. We captured some of those faces, both old friends and new. Stay tuned for further Pitchfork Music Festival coverage and stay safe as we inch closer to our normal world of live music once more.