Nostalgia Rock! (Thoughts on Hypnagogic pop, Ghost Box, Ariel Pink, Arcade Fire)

Polaroid image of a portable radioMusic has always borrowed from the past. ‘Pop Will Eat Itself’ is not just the name of an old English indie band. It is a pretty succinct summation of what popular music was, is and will be. Yet, of late, there have been many interesting developments that go beyond mere pastiche or obvious imitation. Read the rest of this entry »