Earlier this month, Pitchfork announced the launch of a weekly digital magazine, available via an app for iOS or Android, that would draw inspiration from the days of print publications by collecting longer form content from the site and presenting it in a more traditional magazine style. It is now clear that was only the first step in embracing traditional music publication formats, as Pitchfork has today announced the launch of The Pitchfork Review, a quarterly print publication which will debut on December 14. See some preview pages from the first issue in the gallery above.
According to its newly launched website, The Pitchfork Review is:
A quarterly print publication of long-form feature stories, photography, design, cartoons and other ephemera, The Pitchfork Review documents music culture, past and present.
Converse is the sole advertising partner for the magazine’s first four issues, while the publication in general will focus on quality content including in-depth essays, previously unpublished photographs, cartoons, and more. Pitchfork CEO and founder Ryan Schreiber talked to Fast Company about the mag:
There’s a lot of potential to rethink what people want out of a music magazine, The tide has really shifted since we started Pitchfork in the mid-’90s. Then, there was no music criticism online; now, there’s very little in print. There’s all kinds of talk about how physical media is dying, but the popularity of vinyl is rising, and there has been a rise in literary and culture publications. It’s not dead, it just needs substance.
Price-wise, the magazine will cost $19.96 (a reference to the year Pitchfork was founded) per issue, or, if you order now $44.99 for a year’s subscription.
Learn more on The Pitchfork Review’s new website.