ArCATypes: The Non-Punk’s Guide to Loving Punk Music

I spent my spring break reflecting on how I ended up with the aesthetic tastes upon which I plan to base my prospective career as a writer. I know, pretentious, right? This was partially due to the fact that I was unhealthily obsessing over Wavves and FIDLAR after seeing them
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Wavves: Afraid of Heights

Recent articles in music publications have decried the state of indie rock, declaring that is has gone “soft” and become too “wimpy.” While these sentiments may be extreme, it’s true that indie has trended less toward the rock ‘n’ roll of Pavement or the White Stripes and more toward the
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Five Quality Tracks: January

At the end of each month, I’ll be posting a feature highlighting five quality tracks released during that month. We start with January 2013. This is going to be a good year. I can feel it. Bands are announcing upcoming albums by the truckload. The year got off to a
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