something forever the mineral girls self-released, 2014 by Matt Meade I hate when anything is all lowercase. It drives me nuts. It feels like some kind of clever marketing gimmick to me. I hate marketing, I hate clever, and I hate gimmicks. I used to love it, of course. I came of age in the […]Read more "nothing lasts forever"
Heccra by Matt Meade I like to experience music in a way that may be uncommon. I am typically sitting alone in a dark room, digesting all the constituent parts, the YouTube video, the band website, the viral marketing campaign, like it is all a part of some pastiched, multi-faceted found-footage film. Each song, each […]Read more "Never Heard of ‘Em? #12 – Heccra"
The 2000s are a downer. I want to be more positive about them as I was tail-ending my teen years in the early 2000s, but Emo ruined everything. You get to the 2000s and it is just all eyeliner and whimpering, so I’ve done the best I could here under the circumstances. 1 – Simple […]Read more "Sticking it to the Man – Six Decades of Teen Angst (The 2000s)"
by Sarah Gray Since I, myself, was quite the angsty teen in the 90s, I will be giving you two (!) bonus songs for this decade. These songs are near and dear to my heart. I was such an angsty teen it has barely worn off. I still throw my clothes on the floor, do […]Read more "Sticking it to the Man – Six Decades of Teen Angst (The 90s)"
By Sarah Gray The 1980s has some of the best abjectly angsty teen songs available with the rise of the punk rock movement. Not unlike the 90s, which we’ll get to shortly, there is nothing really to be so worked up about, but they’re pretty worked up anyway. Teens of the 1980s: I have a […]Read more "Sticking it to the Man – Six Decades of Teen Angst (The 80s)"
by Sarah Gray It is in the 1970s that teen angst music really becomes angsty. Its focus shifts to flouting conformity and the American dream for the first time. Punk rock, which would really take off in the 80s, takes its first baby steps in the 70s. Teen angst music starts taking a broader look […]Read more "Sticking it to the Man – Six Decades of Teen Angst (The 70s)"