Posts Tagged ‘pitchfork’

The Dismemberment Plan Reunion Now Going (at Least) Until July 16

Maybe this reunion can keep going forever. Four days after the lineup for The Roots Picnic was announced when Questlove made good on his plan to get Travis Morrison and company to play his crew's annual one-day festival in Philadelphia on June 4, The Dismemberment Plan became one of the first acts announced for this year's [...]

A Grup Speaks Up: ‘I Like Vampire Weekend. It’s Something the Whole Family Enjoys’

As a follow-up to yesterday's computer-assisted investigative feature on D.C. grups (and their apparent reliance on Pitchfork), Washington City Paper decided to track down an actual grup and figure out what makes him tick. Matt Frost is married and lives in Virginia. He has a bunch of kids. Dismemberment Plan played a show in his basement once. [...]

Mount Pleasant the Band Vs. Mount Pleasant the Neighborhood

Mount Pleasant isn't...just a location.
A recent post on Altered Zones featured a New Zealand group sporting the same name as one of D.C.'s most charming neighborhoods. The band's acoustic cover of Roy Orbison's "In Dreams"—spacey and droney with high-pitched vocals—is what caught the attention of the Pitchfork sister site, which focuses on "leftfield pop, experimental, and [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘[D.C. Music Geeks] Love the ’90s’ Edition

TeenBeat Records had its big reunion do at the Black Cat on Saturday. (Before the show, BYT interviewed the label’s founder, Mark Robinson, Deborah Solomon-style.) Aaron Leitko was at the gig, as was J.L. Fischer, and pretty much every other D.C. music geek. The verdict? Leitko’s review for WaPo was tepid. Fischer said it [...]

Pop Adventurism with Think About Life

With its plain name and its immediate sound, the Montreal quartet Think About Life does not necessarily lend itself to SEO: Here is a band concerned only with making good music.
"The one thing that I find is really driving the underground music scene is the Pitchforks," says singer Martin Cesar. "It's whether you get a [...]

Pitchforkast: MGMT’s Congratulations

Welcome to the Pitchforkast. Here, your friendly Pitchforkast team (YFPT) will attempt to predict the Pitchfork rating for albums that have not yet appeared on that Web site. Note: Ratings estimates are arrived at through expert guesswork.
TODAY: MGMT, Congratulations—leaked March 2010; out April 13.
Two things you should know: One, YFPT loves—loves!—the title of the new [...]

“When You Put It to Tape, the Weight Lifts”: An Interview with Beulah’s Miles Kurosky

After the demise of Beulah, Miles Kurosky laid low. In fact, it's been years since the world last heard from the pop guru. Beulah garnered both well-earned critical acclaim and a sizable cult following in the heyday of indie rock, but it never quite broached the mainstream. It's a shame too, because Kurosky has long [...]

Festival Watch: Does South by Southwest Ignore Mexican-American Music?

SXSW Music 2010: We here at Festival Watch have, from time to time, strapped on the ole press badge in order to piece together a reported effort. We were serving in that capacity this past Thursday when we found ourselves stumbling onto a bit of SXSW-related news.
Each week, the Austin City Council offers its citizens [...]

Pitchforkast: Liars’ Sisterworld

Welcome to the Pitchforkast. Here, your friendly Pitchforkast team (YFPT) will attempt to predict the Pitchfork rating for albums that have not yet appeared on that Web site. Note: Ratings estimates are arrived at through expert guesswork.

TODAY: Liars, Sisterworld—leaked January 2010; out March 8
Holy dude do those Pitchforkers love their Liars. Ratingswise, Brooklyn’s finest [...]

Arts Roundup: I Just Don’t Feel Like Ranting Edition

Good morning! Nothing has pissed me off today! (OK, one thing has: The Washington Post Style section seems to have resumed its coverage of the Salahis. Two articles so far this week! The one from yesterday—argh!—is about how the story won't go away.) So I'll skip the usual morning ramblings and move on to what [...]

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