Seattle Office of Film + Music


PERFUME GENIUS DISHES HIS FAVES ON PITCHFORK
September 23, 2010, 11:43 am
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The infamously soft-spoken and nervous Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius finally speaks in today’s Pitchfork. His answers to questions about his likes, dislikes and experiences are characteristically understated and simple, but fans finally get somewhat of a picture of the artist. He reveals that he would love to collaborate with filmmakers such as David Lynch and Lars von Trier. He loved dancing and sweating at the Los Campesinos! show in Seattle. He shops at Value Village. To read Perfume Genius’s full list of loves, click the link above.

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PITCHFORK SEEKS WRITERS
July 13, 2010, 11:08 am
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Trend-setter, taste-maker Pitchfork is looking for writers to review new albums and tracks on a freelance basis. Candidates should have a deep knowledge of music past and present, with a particular interest in emerging artists, and must be able to communicate ideas clearly with a unique and engaging voice. The deadline to apply is July 25. Click on the link for more information about the position and about how to apply.



READ PITCHFORK’S REVIEW OF SHABAZZ PALACES’ OF LIGHT/SHABAZZ PALACES
May 26, 2010, 1:31 pm
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Hot off being named one of Pitchfork’s “Best New Tracks” Shabazz Palaces’ two albums, Of Light and Shabazz Palaces, get a solid review by the venerable music website. “Lazaro’s approach is a refreshing change– leading with your work instead of your personna; asking fans to interpret it rather than provide them answers. It’s clear that he wants his art to be taken seriously, and based on his output so far it certainly will. The beats are dense and, at times, haunted; at the same time, this would sound great booming out of passing car windows.” To read the full review and to stream the albums follow the link.

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PITCHFORK INTERVIEWS SHABAZZ PALACES
May 6, 2010, 12:57 pm
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Pitchfork recently snagged the elusive Palaceer Lazaro aka Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces for an interview. “Lazaro initially declined Pitchfork’s interview request, replying that he’d prefer to read a writer’s take on Shabazz Palaces’ music rather than offer his own answers.” Among other things, Lazaro mentions he has two more albums in the works. “It’s hard to believe that most people subscribe to formulas, especially when it’s not a requirement— especially nowadays, when a lot of cats are putting their own shit out but still they feel it’s necessary, due to a certain amount of indoctrination or programming,” says Lazaro of Shabazz Palaces’ non-formulaic musical stylings. “We just have different views on all that kind of stuff. Not to say that we don’t appreciate all of those kinds of music when they’re good, but we don’t really subscribe to that kind of formulaic thing. That’s difficult to do and be successful, too, with all due respect to the pop artists. It’s not an easy thing to do. In some ways, it’s a little easier to do the way that we do it, but it just makes for a richer, more satisfying experience for us— to be the way that we are without really knocking nobody else’s hustles.” Read the full interview at the above link.

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PITCHFORK DEEMS SHABAZZ PALACES “BEST NEW MUSIC”
May 3, 2010, 12:04 pm
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Pitchfork recently declared Shabazz Palaces’ song “32 leaves dipped in blackness making clouds forming altered carbon” from the self-titled mini-album as “Best New Music.” Larry Fitzmaurice says of the song, “Butler spitting air-tight rhymes about throwing hot sauce on cabbage and pouring out Chablis with menace, over a bass-heavy beat that might be described as a ‘trunk rattler’ if it didn’t sound more intent on blowing up your entire car. Meanwhile, uneasy tones weave all around, like aftermath from the track’s skull-shattering opening snare hits.” Fitzmaurice also calls the song “eerie” and “super-promising.” Check out the full Pitchfork review at the above link.

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PITCHFORK REVIEWS BARTON CARROLL’S NEW RECORD “TOGETHER YOU AND I”
January 28, 2010, 11:45 am
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Seattle singer/songwriter Barton Carroll has recently released his fourth solo album, Together You and I, which Pitchfork has given a glowing review to saying, “Barton Carroll is the kind of songwriter that gets taken for granted. In a modestly fragile tenor, he relates real stories instead of impressionistic poetry or woe-is-me folk confessions, full of acute observations and complex emotional developments. It’s literary in the sense that he has a strong grasp of character and voice, not in the sense that he favors big words or clever turns of phrase.” To read the full review, follow the above link.



FLEET FOXES’ ROBIN PECKNOLD INTERVIEWED BY PITCHFORK
December 4, 2009, 11:55 am
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The web’s favorite e-zine talked with the Fleet Foxes frontman about working on a new Fleet Foxes album, keeping his creative energies up by forming a band with his sister and working on pretend film scores with Morgan Henderson of Past Lives (and formerly of Blood Brothers). For the full interview, follow the above link.