Marc Masters and Grayson Currin chart the prolificacy of Sonic Youth's members since the band's dissolution, explore why it's over for the North Sea and Jasper TX, and praise a new box set compiling the work of German collective P16.D4.
Thurston Moore remembers buying tickets to a Joy Division show days before Ian Curtis' tragic demise, recalls his feat of
derring-do from a recent recording session, and tips us off to some
bands so obscure even we haven't heard of them. [Interview: Tyler Grisham]
In part two of our photo-happy, interview-accented three-part
set of P4k Fest features, Battles and Mastodon bring the prog, Thurston Moore guests with Yoko Ono, and Clipse disprove all the stereotypes about minimalist hip-hop performances.
Pitchfork's 2006 year-end mania officially commences with the first of a two-day series in which we revisit the past 12 months, chronicling the ups, downs, and random sideways twists of the motley cast of characters who populate our news section.
Doug Martsch, the elder statesman of Pacific Northwest indie rock on Modest Mouse, squaring his love of punk with his appreciation of guitar solos, and his band's long overdue new album, You in Reverse.