Indie First Listens: Rock and the Unclassifiables

With the birth of the internet, it became very easy to have a music career. The inventions of streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify and Soundcloud offered more access than ever for musicians who wanted to get exposure. Even established record labels have been overwhelmed by the tidal wave of content emerging from their amateur

How TV on the Radio Influenced Popular Rock Music

After a half-decade of facing declarations of its total obsolescence, modern rock — specifically, the drifting, melodic, mid-tempo pop-rock that regularly appears on radio stations, streaming-service playlists, and advertisements — is everywhere again, and it’s more critically loathed than ever. Part of this negativity-laden phenomenon can be credited to the desire for a common enemy;