In search of dreams and dirt in New York City
With her deadpan delivery and keen eye for quotidian detail, Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett provides the calm narration of a deeply hysterical reality. By Amanda Petrusich.
Sharon Van Etten mainlines the grand mess of being alive into her music—but that outpour takes its toll, as Amanda Petrusich learns during a couple of days of tumbles, tarot, and tears with the singer.
This excerpt from Amanda Petrusich's new book tells the unlikely story of how record collector Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music became such a cult phenomenon.
We sat down with Sigur Rós bassist Georg Holm, who answers our questions about encores, "CSI", what "Gobbledigook" really means, and whether or not Sigur Rós are funny.
For her book, It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music, longtime Pitchfork staffer Amanda Petrusich hoped to nudge our collective notions of "Americana" by looking at the ways in which Americana music-- rural, indigent, acoustic music-- has evolved and endured, and how those changes may or may not reflect a new American landscape.