Singer/songwriter Bill Callahan (aka Smog) gives an intimate sunset performance on a rooftop in Brooklyn, including songs from last year's Woke on a Whaleheart LP, plus a new arrangement of his classic "Cold Blooded Old Times".
Two of the world's finest metal groups chat with Pitchfork staff writer Jessica Suarez about their double-bill at Brooklyn's Masonic Temple, plus superfan cops with all the best weed hookups.
[Team Shi/Moshi Moshi; 2008]
Colin Meloy Sings Live!
[Kill Rock Stars; 2008]
Los Angeles punk duo No Age show us their hits -- including the brand new "Eraser" from their upcoming album Nouns (due May 6 on Sub Pop) -- in this straight-to-VHS edition of Juan's Basement.
If Otis Redding was a white British dude with a sampler, he'd be Jamie Lidell-- circa 2006. But on his new LP, Jim, Lidell's ditched electro for a classic Motown sound. He talks with Pitchfork's Nitsuh Abebe about the new direction and dances on tables in the lobby of his New York hotel.
Baltimore video artist Jimmy Joe Roche's seizure-inducing, psych-damaged Ultimate Reality DVD features all-new music by fellow Wham City maniac Dan Deacon, officially surpassing Hercules in New York as the greatest Schwarzenegger film ever.
Like the video for Animal Collective's "Water Curses" last week, Portishead's debut video from their new album, 3, was born pixellated, rendering our shiny player pretty much YouTube-ish. Come on, people, technology!
Brooklyn-based new-primitive duo High Places play one of the first-ever shows at the newly opened all-ages venue Market Hotel in Bushwick. [Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY; 2/11/08]
Björk music videos are always innovative, but her latest for "Wanderlust" (directed by Encyclopedia Pictura, whose similarly awesome vid for Grizzly Bear's "Knife" can be seen here) is easily one of her most stunning yet. Plus, the bisons are soooo cute! One for the year-end lists.
Pitchfork.tv premieres Dan Deacon's second video from last year's awesome Spiderman of the Rings LP, directed by David Hughes. (PS: Catch our 'One Week Only' screening of Dan and Jimmy Joe Roche's spaztastic Ultimate Reality DVD next week!)
Spiderman of the Rings
Pitchfork.tv premieres the latest video from Architecture in Helsinki, breathing new life into the preferred artistic medium of great aunts across the land: cross-stitching!
Like It or Not
Along with No Age and Mika Miko, noise-punk animals HEALTH complete the triforce of L.A.'s burgeoning 'The Smell' scene. This five-song night-time rooftop assault on Times Square is enough to kickstart a new west-vs-east rivalry.
Vampire Weekend team up with a Julliard-trained string trio to perform three songs from their self-titled debut in the room where they played their first shows: Columbia University's ADP Literary Society.
Exclusive Premiere: From Animal Collective's upcoming Water Curses EP (due May 6 on Domino).
Water Curses EP
The Swedish pop singer's latest album is finally due in the U.S., three years after seeing release in her homeland. Pitchfork writer Nitsuh Abebe speaks with her about her new plans for North America.
Pitchfork.tv gets a tour of the (semi-legal) music venue, effects pedal factory, and home to A Place to Bury Strangers.
Live at Death by Audio, Brooklyn, October 2007
Portland-based Sub Pop rockers The Thermals crank out tracks from 2006's The Body, The Blood, The Machine (and others!) on a New York rooftop 25 stories off the ground.
Radiohead perform "Bangers & Mash" in Nigel Godrich's basement studio exclusively for Pitchfork.tv.
Liars drop by the Basement to play tracks from their self-titled LP and 2006's Drums Not Dead, and chat about the new songs, being medicinally certified, and getting broadsided by a car.
Last spring, we trekked down to Philly to document the making of Man Man's new LP, Rabbit Habits. They shot off fireworks in the street. Pitchfork.tv's first-ever production.
Live at Cake Shop, NYC (10.10.07) Garage punk maniac Jay Reatard blasts 12 breakneck future skate anthems into one of the craziest audiences we've seen in a while.
Pitchfork.tv Exclusive Premiere
Saturdays = Youth