Best Things Coming Out Of Pitchfork

If you are a music lover, then you know all about Pitchfork. The Chicago-based daily internet magazine produces a lot of quality music criticism, commentary, music news, and interviews with artists. The publication focuses on indie rock, but it also covers a diverse array of other genres, from heavy metal to experimental electronic music and EDM. The site was launched in 1995 with a very simple concept: to feature new music and provide quality content for an engaged and educated readership. The magazine’s journalists also occasionally review older albums when they get reprinted, and they publish “best-of” lists, as well as annual summative reviews, which give a very insightful editorial overview of the music landscape of America in any given year. The magazine’s opinions have been slowly gaining more and more cultural weight in recent years, as their reporting has enabled such bands as Arcade Fire and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to advance in their careers. Many music journalists in the mainstream media industry look to the publication as a valuable resource of information about indie music. Conversely, a negative review from this publication has the power to nip any young band in its bud. Overall the verdict is that: “an endorsement from Pitchfork – which dispenses its approval one-tenth of a point at a time, up to a maximum of 10 points – is very valuable, indeed.” Let’s take a look at what they have been up to lately:

1. Viet Cong

Viet Cong performing at @primavera_sound 📷: @marialouceiro Une photo publiée le 1 Juin 2015 à 11h53 PDT

2. Interpol

Interpol at @primavera_sound 📷: @tomspray Une photo publiée le 31 Mai 2015 à 18h51 PDT

3. Contours

@courtneymelba performing last night at @theroxy #Contours Une vidéo publiée le 31 Mai 2015 à 13h51 PDT

4. Torres

Torres at @primavera_sound 📷: @marialouceiro Une photo publiée le 31 Mai 2015 à 11h31 PDT


DIIV at @primavera_sound 📷: @tomspray Une photo publiée le 30 Mai 2015 à 12h29 PDT

6. Tobias Jesso

@tobiasjessojr at @primavera_sound 📷: @tomspray Une photo publiée le 30 Mai 2015 à 8h02 PDT

7. Tyler the Creator

Tyler, The Creator performing at @primavera_sound 📷: @tomspray Une photo publiée le 29 Mai 2015 à 12h11 PDT

8. Perfume Genius

@perfumegenius at @primavera_sound 📷: @marialouceiro Une photo publiée le 29 Mai 2015 à 10h37 PDT

9. Ought

Ought at @primavera_sound 📷: @tomspray Une photo publiée le 28 Mai 2015 à 12h18 PDT

10. Grimes

Grimes performing at last year’s @pitchforkfest 📷: @mattliefanderson #FBF Une photo publiée le 15 Mai 2015 à 13h30 PDT