Here are some words I never thought I'd type: You can stream a new song from The Replacementshere. Their Songs for Slim EP of covers (to help pay medical bills for ex-band mate Slim Dunlap) comes out digitally on March 5th.
You can stream New Moon, the excellent new album from The Men over at Pitchfork Advance. The album drops March 5th on Sacred Bones Records. Jump to the replies to listen to "Electric," the first single from the record.
I just got done reading a really great article by Pitchfork columnist Andrew Nosnitsky here. In Nosnitsky's column, he focuses his examples of "classic" albums around the genre of hip-hop and the critical acclaim of Kendrick Lamar's new album good kid, m.A.A.d city. He makes a a lot of valued points on how critics will deem an album a classic with only a few weeks to a month of listening behind it. Where's the time? Where's the album's retrospect in history? For that matter, he also points out the difference in an artist going into the studio to write an album with no real intentions versus the tunnel-vision of making an album for the purpose of having a legacy.
Kanye West's new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is on sale for $3.99 on Amazon MP3. Pitchfork also added the album to their elite club of perfect albums with a 10/10 review. Do you think the album lives up to the hype?
Acts for this year's Pitchfork Festival have been announced. They include Yo La Tengo, The Jesus Lizard, Tortoise, Built to Spill, The National, The Walkmen, and many others. People that purchase tickets in advance will get to pick the setlists for acts performing Friday.