2. Carrie Brownstein is more famous for being on Portlandia and in credit card ads than for being a member of Sleater-Kinney.
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5. When a band blows up, and you go from seeing them up close at a small club to having to be in the back of some gigantic venue.
6. When lo-fi bands go and make an over-produced album in an attempt to get on the radio.
8. That one Liz Phair album where she tried to sound like Avril Lavigne.
9. When a new band you like gets Best New Music on Pitchfork and suddenly everyone pretends to like them.
11. You can’t mail-order stuff by bands you’ve never heard from zines anymore.
13. …or one of their songs ends up on an “indie” Starbucks compilation.
15. It’s getting harder to find anyone who will actually buy your old Sarah Records singles on eBay.
16. When people say that bands that sound nothing like Pavement “sound like Pavement.”
17. Having to get to festivals super early to see all the small bands and roasting in the afternoon sun.
18. Everyone’s digitizing all their music and people aren’t as impressed by your vinyl collection as they used to be.
19. When people other than Stuart Murdoch sing on Belle and Sebastian songs.
21. Everything Death Cab for Cutie did after The Photo Album.
22. Internet hype has made it harder to know about bands long before other people…
23. …and nothing will ever be obscure enough ever again.
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