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Lou Barlow interview with ‘the godfather’ of the DIY indie aesthetic

 is humble. Often times when interviewed, the interviewer mention Barlow’s status as indie rock royalty; a title which he often shrugs off. But Lou Barlow is an important figure, often named ‘the godfather’ of the DIY indie aesthetic. Between his work with , , ,  as well as his own solo records, Barlow has pioneered some of the most influential music and recording techniques. Stephen Malkmus of Pavement is also credited with bolstering the importance and popularity of lo-fi recordings. Malkmus and Barlow could probably be considered contemporaries. But while Malkmus’ style of lyric writing was always sarcastic, Barlow often …

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october, 2021