Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New New York bands get glitzy package in the glossies

Picked up the most recent issues of Spin and Rolling Stone to help pass the time on a recent trip.

First, there was Spin, a magazine I've always liked...though I haven't looked at one in some time...There was the feature titled "The New New York Cool," which offered mini-profiles on Lissy Trullie, Crystal Stilts and School of Seven Bells.



Fine. I always prefered the old New York cool. But I'm willing to learn!
Next! Rolling Stone. Another publication I haven't looked at in eons. Hmm, forgot just why... Taylor Swift is on the cover? Oh, right. Now I remember!



Then there's this...the most important thing being, PHOTOS BY THEO WENNER. Ah, a hard-working young man finally gets a big break! Anyway! "The East Village rock scene gets a sleek makeover." The hottest 2009 looks! Which are? No shirt! White shirt! Black shirt! Red pants! Black pants!







2 comments:

hntrnyc said...

Grieve, you deserve battle pay for enduring even the reading of those stories in the first place.
Rolling Stone has been hopeless since maybe the mid-90's and Spin....I guess they are trying to sell magazines.
But the larger point is that we are in a very, very, stale period of music right now. I long ago gave up on the American music press and always looked to the UK for hope. But now, Q and NME seem to cover the same horrible acts as the American press does. Blame it on globalization? Nah, music and the mainstream music press just needs a serious enema...

EV Grieve said...

As I write this, Plain White T's -- Hey There Delilah is playing on Flashback Alternatives on iTunes.... Someone is making a sick joke.