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This is full-on dystopian folk music, with lyrical aphasia and a clone army of distorted vocal tracks.
Bruce Hornsby's new song/video draws as much from the northern folk of Bon Iver as it does from the soul of deep Appalachia.
"Forest Fire" seamlessly pools James Blake's ghost-soul vocal melodies with Bon Iver's grayscale, heart-ripped-open songcraft style.
Angelic vocal harmonies and a wintry mood make the Staves' "Make It Holy" a stunner of a live track.
During a week where you're bombarded with overpriced consumerism disguised as love, here are ten albums that look at love's hangover.
One of today’s biggest musical trends owes a debt to one of music’s oldest traditions – buddies gathered on a front porch jamming with guitars, banjos, and mandolins. Some of today’s most popular groups sound like they belong in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s, not on alternative radio of the 2010s.
On the occasion of Pitchfork's first ever crowdsourced Best Of list, we reappraise the webzine's favorite albums of 1996-2011.
Though it wasn’t the first Red Rocks show of the summer for everybody, it was certainly a great way to kick it off for most – a bill featuring both Feist and Bon Iver in a single night at one of the most beautiful venues in the country.
Bon Iver sings about robot dogs. Nick Cave does a wicked Tom Waits impression. Erykah Badu covers Roberta Flack... in space. Even with its flaws, it's hard to think of a more memorable disc released this year than Heady Fwends.
PopMatters's Corey Beasley can't knit you a blanket, but he can do the next best thing: here are five classic wintertime records to help you through the big chill.
The song, while the product of an artist with a unique vision, has the capability to become something else once it is put out for everyone to hear. Once a song is out in the open, it could very well undergo a transformation unlike the original artist ever anticipated.