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Independent Music

Independent music refers to music made outside of the control or with the largess from a major label. Whereas major label musicians distribute their music to mass audiences with the assistance of an established corporation handling distribution, production, press, and more, by contrast an independent musician would control every step of the creative process, or would work with other independent ... Read More »

Music Review: So Hideous, My Love… – To Clasp A Fallen Wish With Broken Fingers

The band transmits a powerful and dark atmosphere without sounding like they just dumped an orchestra's overdubs on top. Read More »

Music Review: John Maus – We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves

John Maus, of Ariel Pink fame, makes some bold steps on his new album, but he's yet to shed some habits that tend to make his music feel unwieldy. Read More »

Music Review: The Weeknd – Thursday

Abel Tesfaye reveals a bit about creating the strangely smooth releases he's been putting out under the Weeknd moniker. Read More »

indie rock

Indie rock, an abbreviation of independent rock, is a offshoot genre of rock and roll that came to prominence in the late eighties and arguably reached a peak of popularity during the mid ’90s as grunge music entered the mainstream, and then again in the late 2010/early 2011. The label ‘indie rock’ can be misleading in that it can refer ... Read More »