To be fair, a dude could probably also go from prep to hippie in 6 steps. 1. Trade khakis for jeans. 2. Strip to undershirt 3. Skip haircut. 4. Skip laundry. 5. Sell sailboat 6. Acquire drum. Tada! View Image ›
In the latest ALT news, a musical instrument store in Austin, TX is advertising their “chillwave” synths. Good luck to you, and I hope to hear you one day on an iPad commercial. View Image ›
What if the new iPod shuffle made fun of you and your lame Pitchfork-approved music taste? Irony ensues. This is funny because it makes fun of a ludicrous new iPod feature as well as people who like “indie” music. Watch Video ›
Finally, a way for my mother to understand Hipster Runoff. Who knew that Carles was so concerned with post-colonialism?
Carles from Hipster Runoff illustrates the roadmap to becoming a successful band using the internet. I enjoy this blog for its alt vs main analysis and use of the word “dudebro,” but this breakdown of how indie bands achieve success is kind of sad but true. But then again, what do I know?
Is this the mysterious Carles of Hipster Runoff fame? (UPDATE: probably not. Sad.) He’s a Brooklyn poet with a quirky blog and a press that publishes Gchat conversations (and other things). The writing styles really are similar, but meaningful-speak is everywhere these days, so who can be sure. Read More ›