1. “You can’t just go to Google, and say ‘I want to listen to good music,’” Kaskie explains. “What the fuck does that even mean?” Essentially, that’s the goal of Pitchfork: to be a resource to today’s listeners. Obviously, the manner in which that goal manifests itself across Pitchfork’s many sub-brands has changed, and will continue to change. That said, the constant focus, according to Kaskie, is to provide great content to the publication’s growing audience. “In the end, we’re indebted to our audience. What they care about is the only thing that matters,” he says. “There’s a responsibility there that we always need to maintain.”
Peter Lillis interviews Chris Kaskie, President of Pitchfork Media, and analyzes their considerable influence and potential concessions due to their growing size. We’ll be at Pitchfork Music Fest this weekend, stay tuned here, to our Twitter, and to our staff members for on the ground coverage.

    “You can’t just go to Google, and say ‘I want to listen to good music,’” Kaskie explains. “What the fuck does that even mean?” Essentially, that’s the goal of Pitchfork: to be a resource to today’s listeners. Obviously, the manner in which that goal manifests itself across Pitchfork’s many sub-brands has changed, and will continue to change. That said, the constant focus, according to Kaskie, is to provide great content to the publication’s growing audience. “In the end, we’re indebted to our audience. What they care about is the only thing that matters,” he says. “There’s a responsibility there that we always need to maintain.”

    Peter Lillis interviews Chris Kaskie, President of Pitchfork Media, and analyzes their considerable influence and potential concessions due to their growing size. We’ll be at Pitchfork Music Fest this weekend, stay tuned here, to our Twitter, and to our staff members for on the ground coverage.

  2. The Men are just too good. That’s why Open Your Heart is our #4 Album of the Year (So Far). We also attended Pitchfork Music Fest, and wrote about it.

  3. “Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven" as photographed by filmmaker Mark Meatto at Pitchfork Music Fest. See all of his photos. Read our recap of the fest.

    Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven" as photographed by filmmaker Mark Meatto at Pitchfork Music Fest. See all of his photos. Read our recap of the fest.

  4. "Working for a small shop like ours, it’s easy to envy Pitchfork Media. With an expanded staff, accommodating resources and a revenue flow, Pitchfork churns out review after review, feature after feature, announcement after announcement, and so on. The FP skeleton crew busts their ass to bring you daily essays, recipes, photo journals, lists and of course, reviews, all (we hope) with the signature FP seal of quality. This isn’t to say their editors and writers don’t work hard or that they don’t employ quality standards, it’s just that the economies of scale are clearly in their favor. What is more difficult is to give credit where credit is due."
Peter Lillis reviews Pitchfork Music Fest, with photos courtesy of filmmaker Mark Meatto.

    "Working for a small shop like ours, it’s easy to envy Pitchfork Media. With an expanded staff, accommodating resources and a revenue flow, Pitchfork churns out review after review, feature after feature, announcement after announcement, and so on. The FP skeleton crew busts their ass to bring you daily essays, recipes, photo journals, lists and of course, reviews, all (we hope) with the signature FP seal of quality. This isn’t to say their editors and writers don’t work hard or that they don’t employ quality standards, it’s just that the economies of scale are clearly in their favor. What is more difficult is to give credit where credit is due."

    Peter Lillis reviews Pitchfork Music Fest, with photos courtesy of filmmaker Mark Meatto.

  5. I’ve been working on some design stuff, some architecture stuff, some coffee stuff. I want to be better at cooking. I want to learn how to make an automatic watch— you know, like little watches that have lots of moving springs, I’d love to know more about how they’re made and see if I can make one, just one. I’m trying to learn as much as I can about things I don’t know anything about for the next few years.

    — 

    James Murphy speaks on his life post-LCD Soundsystem. (He’s been in the studio with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, too.)

    This sounds a lot like I imagined what James Murphy’s life to be even while LCD Soundsystem was still active.

  6. I think I’m really falling for Sharon Van Etten. She has a New Years resolution to wear more pajamas? Swoon.
Click the photo to read a discussion on Henry Miller, The Simpsons and New Jersey record stores with Pitchfork. Click here to read our glowing review of her fantastic new record, Tramp.

    I think I’m really falling for Sharon Van Etten. She has a New Years resolution to wear more pajamas? Swoon.

    Click the photo to read a discussion on Henry Miller, The Simpsons and New Jersey record stores with Pitchfork. Click here to read our glowing review of her fantastic new record, Tramp.

  7. Pitchfork must be consulting the Frontier Psychiatrist, based on their glowing review of Habits and Contradictions. Click the photo for our review.

    Pitchfork must be consulting the Frontier Psychiatrist, based on their glowing review of Habits and Contradictions. Click the photo for our review.