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Morrissey vs. NME (round 637)

Aw shit. Looks like Morrissey and the NME are at it again. Haven’t read the NME article yet (we’ll be sure to post the link as soon as it’s available), but it sounds like the same old story. I.e., “a man in his 50s looking back nostalgically on the England of his youth” interpreted, once … Continue reading Morrissey vs. NME (round 637)

Arcade Fire Respond to Sasha Frere-Jones

Perhaps they are a bit sensitive, those kids from the North who have stormed the alt.nation with their bombast and severe haircuts, but I like them. Win Will Butler, singer for member of the Arcade Fire, responds to an article from the New Yorker (and discussed at some length here) in which he takes offense … Continue reading Arcade Fire Respond to Sasha Frere-Jones

Why is indie rock so fucking white?

In the New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones wonders, “Why did so many white rock bands retreat from the ecstatic singing and intense, voicelike guitar tones of the blues, the heavy African downbeat, and the elaborate showmanship that characterized black music of the mid-twentieth century?” And: How did rhythm come to be discounted in an art form … Continue reading Why is indie rock so fucking white?

CD Baby Explains their Stance on Censorship

White power group Skrewdriver got onto iTunes via CD Baby. Derek Sivers justifies his company’s firm anti-censorship policy: “For every dollar we make selling some obviously racist/nazi/whatever album, we contribute TWO dollars to anti-racist organizations like UNCF and others.” Interesting resolution to a murky dilemma.