And yet, indie bands make just as many bad songs as non-indie bands. Not having the bosses at some label busting your ass doesn't mean your music is more qualifying.
I just don't get this idea at all. I'm no fan of giant corporate music companies and I willingly steal music from all bands equally all the time. Then I make the Things White People Like argument and go see them live if they come to town. There's something more gratifying about handing your $40 for an over-priced t-shirt to the guitarist of the band you like when he's working the merch table.
But this notion that not having a big label and doing a bunch of busy-work other than making music and letting someone take care of it for you is mind-numbingly stupid. So, when I read a website like Pitchfork and they rag on The Sword for signing with Kermado records because the label is not indie enough (which makes you wonder just how indie you need to be when the label has like 5 bands on it or something), the whole thing just seems like the product of middle-class white people with absolutely no sense of reality whatsoever. And, it's not like Pitchfork isn't a nauseating mish-mash of American Apparel ads and heavy corporate schilling anyway.
Cuz, that's how you make money in a BUSINESS.
If you have any justification whatsoever, or you just want to outline your Middle Class Manifesto of why people think this way, please share. I really can't wrap my brain around this notion of selective morality for the exact same business model as N'Synch used, just on a smaller scale.
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