Diarrhea Planet, photo by Abby Gillardi

Has indie learned to rock again?:

“I don’t think I’m saying anything terribly shocking by stating that indie rock’s been in some dire straits, musically speaking, for a couple years. Where once its greatest sins were in absence of fidelity or polish, the opposite is now true. In 2015, our standard bearers of indie rock are those who’ve mastered pleasantness as a key aesthetic and politeness as a necessary approach.”

Read the full essay at Treblezine.com