It has only been two years since Ryan Schreiber officially left his post at the very publication he founded as a teen. After serving alternately as CEO and editor in chief—who in the last two decades has ushered a plethora of acts both into music’s best and worst ranks—Schreiber’s often startling musical palate remains to be one of this era’s most pivotal, if not the most definitive.
Today, MCD Books announced that the 45-year-old has teamed up with them to publish Weird Era
Cont. (ah, sorry, nostalgia), a book that “chronicles the rise of Pitchfork from basement blog to the world’s most trusted and influential music authority.”
It is slated for summer 2023 and is apparently already in the works. In the same announcement by MCD, they expressed great excitement about the project, saying, “We can’t wait to publish this book, which we know will be a defining account of music, media, and growing up in the 2000s.”
Meanwhile, Ryan himself just confirmed the news in a tweet and on IG:
Schreiber received an honorary degree in arts at the Columbia College Chicago in 2011 and has twice been a candidate in Time magazine’s annual Time 100 poll (2009, 2011). He was replaced at Pitchfork by former Spin editor in chief Puja Patel.
Sam is a mediocre artist, musician, and the founder and editor in chief of UNXIGNED. He is a Juris Doctor who leads an excitingly boring life in the confines of his room juggling studies with passion and dreams. He is terrible at finding balance but gets by anyhow. He wants you to follow his artist pages and channels for when he decides to up his game. Pretty open for collabs and will mix your would-be hit song for cheap.