Princess Stomper

Why artists shouldn’t stick to art

The thunking riffs are suitably portentous, but the amusing video would have tickled Beksinski’s reportedly excellent sense of humour.


22 Songs I Loved in 2012 by Lucy Cage

Sparky, desperate, rough-edged, delirium-fuelled, defiant, shouty boy pop. There’s a place for it, you know.

 Scott Creney

Willis Earl Beal – Acousmatic Sorcery (Hot Charity/XL)

There’s a righteousness at the heart of these songs, a riveting freedom that makes Contemporary Indie — cute, smug, obvious, self-obsessed, eager to please — seem hilariously and stupidly irrelevant.


Pen Tip Rips – 7: The Shins


 Wallace Wylie

Alternative Music Fan Notices Contradiction In Jessie J Hit Song

The update sparked two replies and got 9 ‘likes’, the second highest amount McMillan has ever gotten for a status update.

 Scott Creney

Real Estate – Days (Domino)

Days is pretty. It’s easy on the ears, well-manicured, and impeccably tasteful.

 Scott Creney

The Wussification of Indie Rock (it’s all Pavement’s fault)

A band like Arcade Fire has a hell of a lot more in common with Katy Perry than it does with Daniel Johnston.

 Wallace Wylie

No Alternative: Pitchfork and Indie Culture’s End Times

First off, we need to define alternative culture. Is it something that provides values for those who identify with it, or is it just mainstream culture decked out in thrift store apparel?

 Everett True

more on Washington

I wrote a review of the new Washington album for The Vine. You can find it here. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Washington I Believe You Liar (Universal Music) Australia. You worry me sometimes. I’ve seen this album hailed as 2010’s saviour of pop. (This is what happens when you allow fucking radio presenters to moonlight as music critics, […]