Beyond the blinding videos, plastic sheen, and frank commerciality, South Korea’s pop industry has produced some of the most accomplished mainstream music of the past five years. Jakob Dorof highlights 20 Essential K-Pop Songs.

Beyond the blinding videos, plastic sheen, and frank commerciality, South Korea’s pop industry has produced some of the most accomplished mainstream music of the past five years. Jakob Dorof highlights 20 Essential K-Pop Songs.



shawnbrackbill:

Real Estate | Domino records
shot at Cozy’s Soup ‘n’ Burger
© Shawn Brackbill

shawnbrackbill:

Real Estate | Domino records

shot at Cozy’s Soup ‘n’ Burger

© Shawn Brackbill



Photos from this year’s Lollapalooza by David Sampson.




nprmusic:

Watch Spoon's full set on KEXP in Seattle.




Head-spinning UK producer Sophie comes through with "Hard", our latest Best New Track.



kickstarter:

Pitchfork just posted the first in a five-part series on the making of Stuart Murdoch’s Kickstarter-funded musical film,  God Help The Girl. Watch it here. 

kickstarter:

Pitchfork just posted the first in a five-part series on the making of Stuart Murdoch’s Kickstarter-funded musical film,  God Help The Girl. Watch it here





thepitchforkreview:

Pitchfork Portrait of St. Vincent featured in issue three of The Pitchfork Review. Photo by Alan Del Rio Ortiz.

thepitchforkreview:

Pitchfork Portrait of St. Vincent featured in issue three of The Pitchfork Review. Photo by Alan Del Rio Ortiz.



kyleplatts:

Cover design for issue 3 of Pitchfork’s printed quarterly. 

kyleplatts:

Cover design for issue 3 of Pitchfork’s printed quarterly. 




diorpaint:

Lil B - No Black Person Is Ugly *MUSIC VIDEO* MOST POWERFUL SONG OF DECADE? 



"Song Reader crystallizes the maturation of the white indie set to the new ruling class—an arc traced by Beck’s own career. This is a world of people who are mellow, organized, emotive within reason, a little retro, and graced with just a zest of modernity."

Mike Powell reviews Song Reader, which features artists including Jarvis Cocker, Jack White, and Jeff Tweedy interpreting songs from Beck’s sheet music project from 2012.







The aching, ’70s-style piano ballad “True Love” from promising Vancouver newcomer Tobias Jesso Jr. is a Best New Track.

"These aren’t condescending ‘Real Hip-Hop’ platitudes: This is a call to arms for hip-hop’s creative fringe to snatch the reins from a power structure more interested in self-preservation than the advancement of the culture."

Craig Jenkins reviews the second album from avant-rap futurists Shabazz Palaces, Lese Majesty.