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    R.I.P. Altered Zones. Per them:

    Dear friends,

    Today, the road comes to an end. We are saying goodbye.

    Altered Zones was launched in July 2010 with the mission of highlighting small-scale DIY music from all over the world, and we couldn't be more proud of the work we've done together during this past year and a half. We've helped new artists on the fringes of experimental music find likeminded fans, we've thrown a series of amazing events, and most importantly, we've built a community of devoted listeners seeking new and relatable voices outside the sphere of popular independent music.

    This site began as a tight-knit collective of 14 music blogs with a common goal, but as many of our original contributors moved on from their blogs to start labels, run venues, create zines, and make music of their own, that original group has become increasingly splintered. We love what we've built, and the idea of it remaining as a sort of time capsule of this particular era of music feels right.

    We don't view Altered Zones closing as an end in itself, but rather the end of one chapter and the opening of another. AZ editors Ric Leichtung and Emilie Friedlander will contribute to Pitchfork, and will launch a new project together called Ad Hoc in 2012. In the meantime, Altered Zones will be signing off tomorrow and Friday with our favorite quotes, songs you might've missed, and albums of 2011.

    Thanks to everyone who counted themselves as a loyal reader of this site-- you are who we built this for. Thanks to everyone who contributed-- it could not have existed without you! And thanks to Pitchfork for creating and supporting this site since its inception, and for making it all possible in the first place. Happy 2012. We'll see you all again very soon…

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    I enjoyed the site. Oh well.

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    I don't quite understand the reason for closing. . .
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    Isn't there some awful hardcore band you should be listening to?

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    Default Re: It's raining popular Pitchfork spinoff blog aggregators

    it (unsurprisingly given the folks involved) turned into a venue where a bunch of unrelated acts were pimping their or their friend's work.

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    Eh, it lived much longer than it should've.
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    Put a boombox playing Sarah McLachlan behind a fan, call it a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    it (unsurprisingly given the folks involved) turned into a venue where a bunch of unrelated acts were pimping their or their friend's work.
    My friend's band was asked to be posted to AZ in exchange for $$$. It's pretty funny.
    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Put a boombox playing Sarah McLachlan behind a fan, call it a day.

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