In the past few weeks, the Reader has recommended three dozen Bandcamp releases—and this Friday, the service will again pass its share of revenue along to artists.
Concerts are all canceled, but you can still support artists by buying their albums.
Philadelphia indie-rock alchemist Alexander Giannascoli understands better than most musicians who’ve emerged in the past decade how to convey the slipperiness and complexity of emotion in song. The 27-year-old kicked off his career in the early 2010s with a streak of albums he self-released or put out through small cassette labels, and they all wound […]
You can’t talk about San Jose slowcore trio Duster in 2019 without talking about their fan base—whose numbers surged after the band broke up in 2001. During the five years the group existed, they released two albums and a few seven-inches (mostly through Seattle indie Up Records) filled with grainy, sedate rock, recorded onto stolen […]
Pitchfork artists Girlpool, Japanese Breakfast, and (Sandy) Alex G refresh the indie tradition of foregrounding emotional development, not just musical evolution.
It took three weeks, but Pitchfork has now announced the names of all the artists performing at its 13th festival, including headliners Fleet Foxes and Lauryn Hill.
Tame Impala was the first Pitchfork performer revealed on a mural outside the Violet Hour this morning—and this post will be updated throughout the day.
In April, about a month before he released his second Domino album, Rocket, Philadelphia experimental rocker Alexander Giannascoli altered the stage name he’d used since 2010, adding “(Sandy)” to “Alex G,” the parenthetical a reference to the first song he posted on Bandcamp way back in June 2011. As Spin magazine discovered, LA musician Alexandra […]