Posts Tagged: indie music

The Intersection of Hope and Despair: Talking with Julien Baker

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Julien Baker discusses her latest album, Turn Out the Lights, the ways in which she approaches writing about difficult subjects, and the redemptive power in being open about sadness.  

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Letting Him Go

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When Jason Molina passed from the early-indie scene, he took a litany of musical progress along with him. Luckily for us, Max Blau took notice; down by the Chicago Reader, he gives us the profile of an artist for our times: “[Jason] was large and multitudinous: commensurately inspiring and frustrating, goofy and gloomy, spontaneous and […]

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Swinging Modern Sounds #50: The Big 5-0!

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While it’s possible to find a lot to worry about in the world of contemporary music, there’s always something new to listen to as well, post-historical, outlying, pre- or anti- or minimally digital music. And so maybe there will be five more years of Swinging Modern Sounds.

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Radiohead Banned, YouTube Like Amazon?

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Surprisingly, YouTube is only now getting its foot in the door with the music streaming game. Their grand entrance, according to this article at Salon, involves terms with which a large number of independent artists disagree—Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, and Animal Collective, just to name a few. YouTube is planning to block these artists from streaming. Ultimately […]

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