that there is a modest mouse movie and apparently you should know about it because it covers like 70% of the page.
That is a massive amount of promo space right there.
But seriously? This is just so un-functional.
The scrolling newsfeed is unattractive and cumbersome. Sticking Pitchfork.tv dead centre is just kind of weird. The embedded tracks is cool, I guess but I was never really bothered before about needed to click through to the track review and READ the damn review before being able to press play and listen.
The features being stuck at the bottom is really telling, given their once-prominent placement a few years back, when Richardson or Ewing or whoever’s newest were touted closer to the top, instead of having to scroll all the way to the bottom. I don’t even know what Kill Screen and Soundplay are - something about videogames and something else?
The whole site just feels very overcrowded, and very focused on streaming music and videos and drawing attention to the new sister-sites and/or the P4K festivals, rather than the track and album reviews with a smattering of news. It’s strange, because for a moment a few months back it felt like they were moving towards a design that was more spare and spacious rather than whatever this is.