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songs of the decade | 2010-2019
Almost impossible to follow up the best ALBUMS OF THE DECADE list we've seen this decade (SO FAR), but here are our favorite songs of the past 10 years, lovingly culled from a running list of over 500 tracks, all of which we adore. The absurdity of ranking songs occurred to us often while making thi…
photos: Pitchfork Midwinter Chicago
Pitchfork's first-ever Midwinter Festival graced the beautiful Art Institute of Chicago over the weekend, boasting a formidable and diverse lineup that featured Jlin, Deerhunter, DJ Koze, Yves Tumor, Slowdive, Zola Jesus, Kamasi Washington, Joey Purp, and many more...
NIVHEK (Liz Harris of Grouper) - after its own death
After premiering the project live last year at Poland's unsound, Liz Harris shares her deeply meditative, self-described "opaque assemblages of Mellotron, guitar, field recordings, tapes, and broken FX pedals" under the moniker NIVHEK. Liz calls the new work "a requiem, a ritual, to u…
premiere: Grouper - Driving
We are honored to share another devastating song from Grouper's forthcoming LP Grid of Points, out later this month on Kranky. Liz Harris has said that the new album was inspired by "the idea that something is missing or cold", adding, "The intimacy and abbreviation o…
Grouper - Parking Lot
Liz Harris returns next month with another devastating Grouper album, in a similar vein as her 2014 masterpiece Ruins. Grid of Points is a starkly beautiful, intimate, and achingly fleeting "set of songs for piano and voice", inspired by "the idea that something is missing…
Grouper re-releases rare Water People single to benefit NoDAPL
Grouper's Liz Harris has digitally re-released her incredible + long out-of-print Water People 7" -- copies of the 2011 release go for $50+ on discogs -- on bandcamp today, with all of her proceeds going directly to support NoDAPL (and of course, bandcamp will donate their share today …
premiere: Grouper - Headache
The winter solstice is an astronomical event marking the shortest day and longest night of the year, a day on which the sun stands still, officially ushering in winter. It's a cold, dark time, and it feels that way this year more so than ever...

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