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David Bowie

After David Bowie passed away in January, Nothing Has Changed jumped to number five on the U.K. charts and number 57 on Billboard’s Top 200

Pitchfork Music Festival
Union Park, Chicago, July 15–17

The Pitchfork Music Festival has always been a great place to see a few bands you love, a few bands you know, and a few bands you had no idea you would love

Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

Catharsis, virtuosity, spectacle, escape. Pitchfork’s annual Chicago festival, at its best, offers heightened moments of all four, and in the most

Sturgill Simpson
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

There’s a lot of enjoyable music on Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, but what’s perhaps most notable is the lack of roots music. That’s not really

Amen & Goodbye

When they released their second album, Odd Blood, in 2010, Yeasayer were on the rise to indie mega-stardom alongside the likes of Grizzly Bear, Beach House, and

The Thermals
We Disappear

The Thermals career is starting to seem like a long, slow fade to black. They peaked sometime before 2010, and their releases since then have charted a

A Mineral Love

Even if you didn’t like Bibio's previous work, which had all the gestures and rituals of a DJ trying to build a human being out of the sounds in his head, you might want

Damien Jurado
Visions of Us on the Land

A young man leaves society behind, finds himself in a place called Maraqopa, gets in a car accident, sets out searching, and never goes home. That vague plot

The Great Detachment

Wintersleep is a big band in its native Canada, with Top 10 singles, Top 20 albums and a spot opening for Paul McCartney in Halifax. In America, though, they

Glenn Kotche and So Percussion
Drumkit Quartets

Composer John Cage famously mused, “I have nothing to say and I am saying it.” If you’re frustrated by that sentiment, stop reading right here. If

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