Pitchfork launches “Blog collective”

Altered Zones is a new site featuring the best bloggers in world, collecting together writings and records of "leftfield pop, experimental, and home-recorded sounds."


Words by: Charlie Jones

It doesn’t launch till the 7th July (lazy A+Rs, hold fire), but Pitchfork’s statement, below, gives you an idea what it’ll be like.

“Under the direction of co-editors Emilie Friedlander (Visitation Rites) and Sahil Varma and Jack Shankly (Transparent), Altered Zones contributors will share their favorite tracks each week in a rotating schedule with daily posts, as well as highlighting the most compelling new albums. Altered Zones will also regularly post overlooked or undiscovered tracks chosen by its favorite artists.

Features will include topical artist interviews, artist-curated mixes, and profiles on up-and-coming labels, with additional content and images sourced from art Tumblrs and artist blogs. It will also feature a running RSS feed of all current posts from its contributors’ core sites. Tying it all together, Altered Zones’ visual design is anchored by a rotating series of surreal retrofuturistic backdrops inspired by the site’s name.”

20 Jazz Funk Greats
Chocolate Bobka
Delicious Scopitone
Don’t Die Wondering
Friendship Bracelet
Get Off The Coast
Gorilla vs. Bear
Raven Sings the Blues
The Road Goes Ever On
Rose Quartz
Visitation Rites
Weekly Tape Deck
Yours Truly