• Kevin Schowengerdt
  • Zombelle and Ultrademon

With the publication over at the AV Club of former Pitchfork editor in chief Scott Plagenhoef’s “The Tumblr trap: Is Internet culture turning musicians into content-producers?,” the number of trend pieces on seapunk is finally greater than the actual number of people making seapunk music, which makes seapunk officially the quintessential musical style of the modern age. Actually it’s a really good article, and Plagenhoef mostly uses seapunk (as well as the excellent artsy electronic weirdo Grimes) to shed some light on the way the indie rock world has opened itself up to other musical styles, and to replicating on a smaller scale the type of faddishness that counterculturalists of yore used to condemn the mainstream for.