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.
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.
She’s also the kind of country singer-songwriter who’ll challenge your preconceived notions of rural America.
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.
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.
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.
Recently passed studio master David Axelrod's second life as a hitmaker through hip-hop samples has eclipsed even his initial run.
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.
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?
Here are the songs and albums that have helped Pitchfork’s staff and contributors make it through 11/9.
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.
Everyone knows “Monster Mash” is the only good official Halloween song. Try these eerie-sounding albums instead.