Time Mag at it Again
Arctic Monkeys are so last week. Literally.
This week Time Magazine features Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Shout Out Louds, The Go! Team, Lady "Save My Hoodie" Sovereign, and.... Chris Brown. I don't know that last one, but according to Time he's 16, and according to Chris, he's getting laid.
Slowly, ever so slowly, Time is catching up. The good news, for all you over-the-hill 30-somethings, is that Time says it's OK to like any of those albums.
Like the A'Monks of yesterweek, Time can't say anything without first stating something of the rags-to-riches backstory, this time about Clap! "This Brooklyn band released its debut without money..."
Conveniently, Pitchfork's feature of the week is about this "idea" of a backstory. I know because on my morning visit to the indie rock self-proclaimed Mecca (please don't burn my embassy), I was sucked in by the image of CYHSY in the upper righthand corner, like a fish irresistant to the lure. Then I read two paragraphs, got bored, and read the New Yorker instead.