As of a few minutes ago, Pitchfork has finally created an actual music blogger monopoly. The initial announcement of Altered Zones, Pitchfork’s “new sister site that will focus on leftfield pop, experimental, and home-recorded sounds”, didn’t get a reaction from me that was quite so personal, but I was pretty bummed to see some of my favorite music bloggers falling proudly to their knees in front of the man.
Ok, so maybe it’s not that serious. I just checked out the site, and I’m liking what I see– Oberhofer, Tennis, Sun Araw, Games, and so on. Again, a bunch of people with good taste are pooling their content into one (Pitchfork monitored/edited?) place, but doesn’t my Google Reader already do that for me?
The regular posting schedule starts Monday, where you’ll be able to find recommendations from Visitation Rites, Friendship Bracelet, Chocolate Bobka, Gorilla vs. Bear, and Yours Truly— not us truly, luckily/sadly, but the capital Y, capital T. Obviously our feelings are mixed, but as long as the content doesn’t suffer then I guess we don’t actually care that Pitchfork may have gone the route of Standard Oil, at least they’re not BPing it! Amirite!?