Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Horizons: What, if any, are the political values of “lo-fi” indie music?

Monday, February 15th, 2010

2yjsro2Along with its fetching new face, Tiny Mix Tapes recently introduced a weekly debate feature in which writers drop a loaded question and readers respond with their two cents, the goal being to foster a public dialogue about music on the site itself. Editor Mr. P knows that Biomusicosophy‘s Elliott Sharp and I always get all riled up whenever music and politics are mentioned in the same breath, so he asked us craft the magazine’s second debate question, which concerns last week’s exchange between The Guardian‘s Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Chocolate Bobka‘s McGregor on the politics of “blog rock,” or American lo-fi.