From YouTube, to Pandora, to Spotify, streaming music is piloting our listening habits in fascinating new ways that both upend old hierarchies and recall innovations of previous eras. Eric Harvey explores how these developments are affecting ideas of taste, access, and ownership today—and what this shift means for fans and artists alike—in our latest Cover Story.

From YouTube, to Pandora, to Spotify, streaming music is piloting our listening habits in fascinating new ways that both upend old hierarchies and recall innovations of previous eras. Eric Harvey explores how these developments are affecting ideas of taste, access, and ownership today—and what this shift means for fans and artists alike—in our latest Cover Story.





Mac DeMarco: Mannish Boy

Mac DeMarco is the subject of our latest Cover Story. On the eve of the release of DeMarco’s new album, Salad Days, Pitchfork staff writer Evan Minkser gets to the heart of one of indie rock’s true eccentrics.

Mac DeMarco is the subject of our latest Cover Story. On the eve of the release of DeMarco’s new album, Salad Days, Pitchfork staff writer Evan Minkser gets to the heart of one of indie rock’s true eccentrics.



"Let’s Get Small", a Pitchfork Cover Story about MGMT by Larry Fitzmaurice. Photos by Sandy Kim.

"Let’s Get Small", a Pitchfork Cover Story about MGMT by Larry Fitzmaurice. Photos by Sandy Kim.



larryfitzmaurice:

Spent some time with MGMT over the last year and wrote about their uncompromising approach to their own career— and what the future could conceivably hold for them— for Pitchfork’s latest Cover Story. Hope you enjoy it.

larryfitzmaurice:

Spent some time with MGMT over the last year and wrote about their uncompromising approach to their own career— and what the future could conceivably hold for them— for Pitchfork’s latest Cover Story. Hope you enjoy it.






Daft Punk by Nabil.

Daft Punk by Nabil.



Read “Machines for Life" a Pitchfork Cover Story on Daft Punk by Ryan Dombal with photos by Nabil.

Read “Machines for Life" a Pitchfork Cover Story on Daft Punk by Ryan Dombal with photos by Nabil.





Brazen UK rock act Savages are the focus of our latest Cover Story, "No Heroes", by Laura Snapes— read it here.

Brazen UK rock act Savages are the focus of our latest Cover Story, "No Heroes", by Laura Snapes— read it here.



Our latest Cover Story, "No Tomorrow", follows garage-punk prodigy Ty Segall on the road as he tries to reconcile the past, present, and future of rock’n’roll. Photo by Annabel Mehran.

Our latest Cover Story, "No Tomorrow", follows garage-punk prodigy Ty Segall on the road as he tries to reconcile the past, present, and future of rock’n’roll. Photo by Annabel Mehran.



"I got really fed up with seeing women naked and feeling unempowered by it as opposed to empowered, so I didn’t shave my legs, I didn’t dye my moustache, and I didn’t pluck my eyebrows."

Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan on the cover of her new album The Haunted Man in our latest Cover Story, "Glitter in the Dark".



A brief list of characters who pop up in Laura Snapes’ new Bat for Lashes feature: Roald Dahl, a wounded soldier, Thom Yorke, a ponytailed puppeteer, Beck, a Native American chief— not to mention several different sorts of beasts. Read the Cover Story here. Photos by Shawn Brackbill. 

A brief list of characters who pop up in Laura Snapes’ new Bat for Lashes feature: Roald Dahl, a wounded soldier, Thom Yorke, a ponytailed puppeteer, Beck, a Native American chief— not to mention several different sorts of beasts. Read the Cover Story here. Photos by Shawn Brackbill



Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan is the focus of our latest dynamic feature, "Glitter in the Dark", by Laura Snapes. Photos by Shawn Brackbill. 

Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan is the focus of our latest dynamic feature, "Glitter in the Dark", by Laura Snapes. Photos by Shawn Brackbill



"I really wanted to make the worst thing, the thing that even people who liked bad, terrible music wouldn’t like, the stuff that people would ignore, always. Something really, really stupid. Something that is destined for failure."

Ariel Pink