Thursday, 17 December 2015

#529: Catching Up With...Calvin Johnson

Though the influence of Beat Happening and K Records is unquestionable, both the band and the label's refusal to bow to the restrictions of the mainstream music industry has seen them become bastions of American independence. That’s at least as far as music is concerned. For while the legacy of Beat Happening is indeed far reaching, the band themselves haven't in fact released anything new in over 15 years, and it's this fact that makes the release of Look Around so interesting.