There has been very little â€œindependenceâ€ in the world of â€œindie rockâ€ in recent years. What was once a culture to be proud of (when bands such as Built to Spill, Slint and Pavement trail-blazed for the genre in the early 90â€™s) has since become a cesspool of overly saccharine, saturated with reverb, trust fund baby bands.
On the surface, this may not seem like a big deal, however, who will be the voices for this generation of musicians? Luckily, Efrim Menuck and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra show that it is still â€œcoolâ€ to say â€œF*** Offâ€ to the establishment. While the collectiveâ€™s new album, F*** Off, Get Free, We Pour Light On Everything, may seem apocalyptic, in the end there is a whisper of hope-whether we choose to listen or not.
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