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New Feist video: Century

Video: Feist – “Century”

Feist – Century

From Pleasure, out now on Interscope.

It’s a cross between “Beat It” and sumo wrestling. Or something. Whatever’s going on here, it’s kooky and fun. And stick around until the end, because the guy from Pulp shows up.

A century, how long is that?
Three billion, one hundred and fifty five million
Nine hundred and seventy three thousand, six hundred seconds
Eight hundred and seventy six million hours
Or thirty six thousand, five hundred days
Almost as long as one of those endless dark nights of the soul

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Notes from the Pitchfork Music Festival

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Chicago, July 18-20, 2008

So I’m standing around early on Friday night while Mission of Burma rips through Vs., and out of the backstage VIP area walks this short guy wearing a giant Professor Griff t-shirt. You know those tribute shirts where the whole shirt is a picture of Biggie‘s face? Like that, but with a picture of Public Enemy‘s alleged anti-Semite, Professor Griff.

It takes me a moment to realize this guy is, of course, Professor Griff. He’s walking around the crowd before his set, begging to be noticed. And this weird moment of awesome bravado and icky self-promotion is a pretty fair metaphor for the entire P-Fork Fest.

This yearly congregation of college radio nerds, fashion victims, art students, burnouts, baristas, and meatheads in Chicago’s Union Park is getting bigger and bigger. With an overstuffed line-up of hipster favorites and a smart, well-ordered setup, this is still the best-run festival in America. But it wasn’t without headaches, creeping corporate sponsorship, and a shit-ton of humidity.

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Photos

MuddyThe Pitchfork Music Fest was doused in rain this year. But that didn’t keep GLONO photographer Alan M. Paterson from getting his feet muddy in order to get some good shots.

We’ll feature more coverage of the bands over the next few days, but for now you can feel like you were there by looking at the following photos…

Update: Day One; Days 2-3.

Dirty

See the photos after the jump…

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Forkast Roundup: Round VII

It’s been several months since we’ve done a Forkast update. There are two main reasons for this. The first is, you know, who cares anyway? You have plenty of stuff to listen to without this. The second reason is that the Fork has been posting a lot fewer actual mp3s lately. They’re posting lots of videos and iMeem streams, but the mp3s have been few and far between. Here are the good ones.

Matthew Dear – “Pom Pom” [fr0k]

Throw Me the Statue – “Lolita” from Moonbeams. [fr0k]

Augie March – “There is No Such Place” (acoustic version) from Moo, You Bloody Choir. [fr0k]

Soulsavers – “Through My Sails” (Neil Young cover featuring Mark Lanegan and Will Oldham) from It’s Not How Far You Fall, It’s the Way You Land. [fr0k]

Schooner – “Carrboro” from Hold on Too Tight. [fr0k]

A bunch more after the jump, including Kanye West, Radiohead, Chris Walla, and Lou Reed…

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Jarvis Cocker – Jarvis

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Jarvis Cocker has a curious reputation to live up to.

For die-hard Pulp fans, his first solo album, Jarvis, is going to have a lot to answer for. For people who only vaguely remember him as that guy who jumped onstage during the 1996 Brit awards and got himself arrested for scaring Michael Jackson, it may not touch as deeply. This creates an interesting conundrum, because the people who need to hear this the most may not.

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