Pitchfork Artist Profile


Hot Chip Pitchfork Profile [Free Download]

With how youthful and vibrant each Hot Chip release is, it’s hard to believe this UK electronic group has been around for more than 12 years already. Combining the synthy soul of Prince and the […]


Pitchfork Artist Profile: Local Natives

Local Natives make soaring, sky-scraping harmonies, dreamy orchestral melodies, and throbbing tribal beats that bash their way into your soul. Drawing a line from the vocal stylings of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the […]


Pitchfork Artist Profile: Surfer Blood

West Palm Beach’s Surfer Blood, while still in their early 20s, have penned an album’s worth of catchy, summery songs that even the most hook-laden power pop band would be jealous of. Meeting at an […]


Pitchfork Artist Profile: Here We Go Magic

Following the release of their self-titled debut on Western Vinyl, [lastfm]Here We Go Magic[/lastfm] have signed to Secretly Canadian for their follow-up due in 2010. The band spent much of last year touring with [lastfm]Grizzly […]


Pitchfork Artist Profile: Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells are the duo of Derek Miller, formerly of Florida hardcore band Poison the Well, and Alexis Krauss, from teenpop group RubyBlue. The Brooklyn-based group’s first recordings, in-the-red synth rave ups with cool, sassy […]


Pitchfork Artist Profile: Lightning Bolt

Long a key component of the Providence, R.I.-based noise-rock label Load Records, Lightning Bolt’s live shows have garnered a lot of talk, with the band often setting up behind the audience and sonically assaulting them […]


Pitchfork Artist Profile: Neon Indian

An elusive project from composer Alan Palomo, Neon Indian delivers equal parts synthetic nostalgia, dreampop lullabies, and grinding guitar noise to create something eerier than the sum of its parts. The initial batch of tracks […]


Pitchfork Artist Profile: Best Coast

Combine the sophisticated chill of a New York City winter with the girlish, laid-back romance of California in the summertime, and you get Best Coast, the latest musical endeavor by the self-described “weird girl” Bethany […]


Pitchfork Artist Profile: Washed Out

Critics have fallen over themselves trying to coin a term for what Perry, Georgia’s Ernest Greene has done over the course of just a few releases; audiences have crammed themselves into venues to see his […]


Pitchfork Artist Profile: Wolf Parade

Canadian combo Wolf Parade were formed in 2003 in Montreal by Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs), Spencer Krug (Sunset Rubdown), Dante DeCaro, and Arlen Thompson. On the strength of two self-released EPs, they gained the attention […]