The nation may be diseased and broken, but you can still use your Bandcamp dollars to do a small kindness for musicians and labels.
Shamir spent the first months of quarantine directing the video for “On My Own,” the first single from their new self-titled album, entirely within their Philadelphia home. Using wardrobe and hairstyle changes, the mononymous singer and multi-instrumentalist depicts themselves in various personas: a childlike figure surrounded by stuffed animals, a confident rocker swinging her hips […]
Shamir rose to the spotlight with the release of his 2014 song “On the Regular,” but though the dancy, cleanly produced music made the singer-songwriter what he calls an “accidental pop star,” it pigeonholed him into a stylistic box that proved detrimental to his creativity. With the popularity of that single and his 2015 debut […]
Pitchfork’s first day included (sometimes surprisingly) great sets by the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, Moses Sumney, and Twin Peaks.
Portraits of the crowd at Union Park on July 15
Remember Pitchfork? The three-day blowout is just a few months past, but some of the festival’s best acts are already returning to Chicago. As with the three stages at Pitchfork, October 8 presents fans with a choice between three festival alums: piano balladeer Tobias Jesso Jr. at the Empty Bottle, beat master DJ Jamie XX […]
An unexpected storm briefly shut down the festival, but a triumphant Sleater-Kinney set waited at the end of the rainbow.
Some look forward and some look back, and not all may benefit from the outdoors—but the genre’s vigorous diversity can only be a good thing.