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Pitchfork 2010, Day 3: A Glowing Sunday in the Park

Pitchfork 2010Indie rock dies as our old ears get hungrier

If Lightning Bolt is free jazz, no one was getting out of this set without paying dearly for it. The Rhode Island duo hit the Pitchfork stage midday Sunday in a peel of overdriven guitar shriek and crazed flurries of snare and tom-tom that magnetized the humid Chicago air and transformed the hazy afterimages still resonating from Beach House’s pleasantly forgettable set into spazzy molecules of fucked up oxygen. Pins and needles were made to float, and eardrums were sunburned. Did I mention that Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale was wearing a terrifying mask? His arms pounding savagely into his kit, his face obscured by this luchador death rictus, and then, halfway through this caterwaul, he begins to sing. Sure, it was more of a moan, scream, or reverbed yell. But that he was doing anything while still thoroughly murdering his drums on fast forward is profound. That’s some classic concentration.

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Fun with Forkcast, Round 18

Pitchfork: ForkcastThe fine folks at the Fork have been uncovering all kinds of new music for you to check out. Here’s our latest roundup of the good stuff that Pitchfork has given up recently on their Forkcast:

Phoenix -“Love Like a Sunset” (Animal Collective Remix – Deakin’s Jam)

Vampire Weekend – “Horchata”

Bat for Lashes – “Pearl’s Dream (Skream’s Pour Another Glass of Champers Remix)”

Radiohead – “Videotape (Phaseone & Frank Heat Remix)”

More fun after the jump…

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