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Why Pop-Punk Is Country Music’s Next Frontier

Why Pop-Punk Is Country Music’s Next Frontier

A new generation of mainstream country singers is borrowing more from Blink and Billie Joe than Blake and Brad, in the process questioning Nashville’s core confines.

Musicians Have Fought Too Damn Hard to Let Trump Kill Net Neutrality Now

Musicians Have Fought Too Damn Hard to Let Trump Kill Net Neutrality Now

With former Verizon attorney Ajit Pai now at the helm of the FCC, plans to roll back unbiased internet access take shape. Music fans should care—and can speak out.

Angaleena Presley Is Nashville’s Biggest Smart-Ass

Angaleena Presley Is Nashville’s Biggest Smart-Ass

She’s also the kind of country singer-songwriter who’ll challenge your preconceived notions of rural America.

Live Music’s Biggest Mogul Is Tied to Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Live Music’s Biggest Mogul Is Tied to Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Coachella owner Philip Anschutz already came under scrutiny for his conservative funding, but his close ties to Trump’s controversial Justice pick concern even Senate Democrats.

Tracking Sufjan Stevens’ Fascination with Outer Space

Tracking Sufjan Stevens’ Fascination with Outer Space

Bryce Dessner, Sufjan Stevens, and Nico Muhly’s forthcoming album Planetarium is not a new project—and neither is Sufjan’s embrace of the solar system’s sprawling promise.

Robin Pecknold Talks New Fleet Foxes Album and Going Back to School

Robin Pecknold Talks New Fleet Foxes Album and Going Back to School

The first Fleet Foxes album in six years “deals with perception, and the difference between how [Pecknold] has seen the world and how it actually is,” the frontman tells us.

David Axelrod’s Hip-Hop Influence in 7 Highly Sampled Songs

David Axelrod’s Hip-Hop Influence in 7 Highly Sampled Songs

Recently passed studio master David Axelrod's second life as a hitmaker through hip-hop samples has eclipsed even his initial run.

12 Pitchfork Staffers on Their Favorite Lyrics of 2016

12 Pitchfork Staffers on Their Favorite Lyrics of 2016

After taking stock of 2016’s best music collectively, we offer a few favorites on an individual level, starting with the lyrics we carried through the year.

“WTF Is Pop?”: Justin Raisen on Producing the Future

“WTF Is Pop?”: Justin Raisen on Producing the Future

After writing with Charli XCX and Sky Ferreira, Justin Raisen spent 2016 co-producing Angel Olsen’s My Woman and the debut solo single from Kim Gordon. How did he earn their trust?

What Pitchfork Is Listening to Today

What Pitchfork Is Listening to Today

Here are the songs and albums that have helped Pitchfork’s staff and contributors make it through 11/9.

Devendra Banhart Gets a Lot of Dick Pics on Instagram

Devendra Banhart Gets a Lot of Dick Pics on Instagram

Our interview series Icebreaker features artists talking about things—some strange, some amusing, some meaningful—that just might reveal their true selves. This edition features the quizzical singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart.

7 Pitchfork Staffers on the Albums that Creep Them the Hell Out

7 Pitchfork Staffers on the Albums that Creep Them the Hell Out

Everyone knows “Monster Mash” is the only good official Halloween song. Try these eerie-sounding albums instead.