Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Altered Zones
For anyone that thought Pitchfork wasn't adequately pretentious, everyone's favorite fickle review site has created, a blog collective aimed at readers who want to pretend they're the only people who have discovered blog bands. As with any other Pitchfork project, I'm guessing there will be lots of good music as long as you're patient enough to sort through navel-gazing posts and piles of over-hyped bedroom recording artists, which is the exact type of outsider musicians Pitchfork says it will cover at Altered States.

I will say that the site's design is very cool, utilizing images from the kind of retro-futurism seen on the covers of pulpy, mid-century sci-fi novels. Though the general aesthetic is very similar to's Polaroid kitsch (the GvB blog is one of the contributors to alteredzones, so I guess it's allowed some borrowing.)


A Mixed Tape said...

So far I like it, although they are really just aggregating the work of a bunch of others, it's like LeBron going to Miami, a super team of the music blogosphere.

Warped Coasters said...

agreed. some of the blogs they are aggregating were already on my usual surfing habit, some were not, so it's nice getting a convenient taste of some other places without having to go there myself.