Vinyl Record Sales Increased Almost 30% in 2020, RIAA Says

The RIAA has released its annual year-end revenue report, surveying the state of the recorded music industry at the end of 2020. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, trends across the past several years carried on: Streaming is up 13.4%, generating $10.1 billion last year compared to $8.9 billion in 2019, accounting for 83% of the total […]

Tim Hecker Shares New Song With Polish Singers Agata Harz and Katarzyna Smoluk: Listen

Tim Hecker has shared a new song with Agata Harz and Katarzyna Smoluk, members of the cult avant-folk ensemble Ksiezyc. “Demeter & Johannes’ Song of Pandemia” was recorded last fall and is built around improvised vocal takes from the two singers. The performances were based upon “an ancient Slavic spell, or ‘enchantment,’ as they called […]

Jlin Remixes Marie Davidson and L’Œil Nu: Listen

Last year, Marie Davidson, Pierre Guerineau, and Asaël R. Robitaille formed a new trio called Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu. Songs from their debut album, Renegade Breakdown, will now get the remix treatment, starting with a Jlin rework of “C’est parce que j’m’en fous.” Check it out below. The remix series, released via Ninja Tune, […]

Watch Chloe x Halle’s New Video for “Ungodly Hour”

Chloe x Halle have released a new music video for “Ungodly Hour.” The sibling duo premiered the visual on tonight’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch the futuristic clip (directed by Alfred Marroquín) below. Chloe x Halle released their debut album The Kids Are Alright in 2018, followed by last year’s Ungodly […]

Taylor Swift’s Rights Management Team Countersues Evermore Theme Park

Earlier this month, a fantasy themed amusement park in Utah called Evermore  sued Taylor Swift for trademark infringement over her most recent album of the same name. Now, TAS Rights Management, the company that handles Swift’s trademark and music rights, has filed a countersuit against the park, Rolling Stone points out and Pitchfork can confirm. […]

Bruce Springsteen Gets DWI Charge Dismissed, Pays $500 Fine

In November, Bruce Springsteen was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area. The DWI and reckless driving charges have now been dismissed, Rolling Stone reports and Pitchfork can confirm. Springsteen, who reportedly admitted to having “two small shots of tequila” prior to his arrest, pleaded guilty to consuming […]

Announcing Driven by Sound Documentary With Madlib and Kaytranada

Pitchfork is pleased to announce Driven by Sound, a new two-part documentary series featuring Madlib and KAYTRANADA, created in partnership with Lexus IS Wax. The series will feature the two producers in conversation about their individual connections to vinyl as a physical medium, and how it impacts their music. It also includes a behind the […]