In Schnip’s Picks, Pitchfork managing editor Matthew Schnipper identifies under-heralded music and sings its praises. Steve Reich, one of the world’s greatest living composers, was born in 1936 to a Jewish family. When he was 1, his parents divorced. His father stayed put in New York and his mother moved to Los Angeles. As a child, he would travel between the two cities by train.
In Pitchfork’s new column, Schnip’s Picks, editor Matthew Schnipper identifies unheralded music and sings its praises. For the first edition, he looks at Gavin Russom and Delia Gonzalez’s 2005 album, The Days of Mars. Watching LCD Soundsystem play “Saturday Night Live” in May, I thought, Who is that keyboard player in the little brown fez? Over James Murphy’s shoulder, she was doing this weird skank, having the time of her life.
When Andy Butler’s debut album as Hercules and Love Affair was released nine years ago, it was a big deal, bringing disco and house music to an indie audience only beginning to explore new genres. Butler had been quietly writing songs for some years, never releasing them until his friend and collaborator Anohni pushed him to do so. He signed with James Murphy’s DFA Records and saw his music embraced critically. He hadn’t counted on this.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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