But, if anything, the fact that indiepop has been so exciting and ace and brilliant and we've all been having amazing times in the last eight years proves that we didn't give up.a fog of ideas wrote: What I find really unsettling now is the huge reverence people have for the label, something I don't think Clare or Matt would have been comfortable with at the time (they may feel differently now), Sarah always seemed to me a means to an end, it was about the process as much as it was about the bands... I may be massively wrong... but, yeh, the reverence, that gets me down. There are loads of Tumblrs out there by da yoof all digging indiepop and none of them caring very much about indiepop after 'Tigermilk', for them Sarah seems to be the be all and end all, for me it's a part of the story not the whole story or the definitive story or the only story
But perhaps it was the end, the final word, perhaps we should all give up?
Being down on Sarah because some people are discovering it now and think it's great seems absurd to me. It's one thing not liking their musical output and another saying that they didn't make a difference. No-one married pop and politics as consciously and boldly as they did and, in those pre-internet times, they were a revolutionary label. They weren't earnest but they were militant. They thought there was a place for dissent in music by giving a shit and having faith in what you love. Some of us even loved their records! I don't blindly revere Sarah and I don't buy the false dilemma between them and Subway. Sarah did save my life; and I think that every time someone listens to their records or falls in love with them, something good lights up and there's a chance they might stumble upon the indiepop that we all love now.