Yesterday, Pitchfork, the leading online independent music outlet announced it’s intention to launch Pitchfork TV, a 24 hour online music independent music channel. We’ve had high hopes in the past with the launch of MTV2, and even homegrown shows like ‘No Disco’, but Pitchfork are one outlet that look like they have the passion, accesses, integrity and well cash to pull this off in the long term.
The channel promises..
“…original mini-documentaries, secret rooftop and basement sessions, full concerts, exclusive interviews, and the most carefully curated selection of music videos online.”
Additionally Pitchfork intend to..
“screen full-length feature films, vintage concerts, and music DVDs free of charge. From the Pixies’ 2004 reunion tour film LoudQuietLoud and Todd Phillips’ notorious GG Allin documentary Hated, to Jimmy Joe Roche & Dan Deacon’s acid-drenched visual art piece Ultimate Reality, Pitchfork.tv will highlight a different film each week in its entirety”.
The channel is launching on April 7th, no word yet as to whether output will be viewable internationally, or work behind the firewalls that surround most colleges.