It seems that renowned (and occasionally reviled) music Ã¼ber-website Pitchfork has changed things around by launching the Forkcast. It looks like this replaces their track reviews, free downloads, and the Infinite Mixtape (my favourite innovation of 2006). As they say, "Forkcast exists purely to deliver our favorite new tracks, videos, and advance music." First up are new tracks by Black Lips, Samuel L. Jackson (?), and Ted Leo (!).
Alas, Pitchfork aren't known for their savvy with RSS, and there doesn't seem to be a dedicated feed for the Forkcast. The URL appears to be http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/rss/downloads, which works ok in my RSS reader but not in my podcast software. I'm hoping this will really work as a podcast, so I can grab whatever Pitchfork is grooving to for safekeeping. I'll let you know if I get this to work with my favourite podcasting client, Juice.