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Re: “Delta Rae's Carry the Fire

Good for Grayson for calling a spade a spade. This "local" band doesn't need the Indy's support, nor the support from any discerning listener (nor do they deserve it). Using their major label status as a touchstone of authenticity is a woefully uninformed argument. Getting signed to a major label these days doesn't mean a whole lot more than the label knowing they can make a ton of money off you. They don't take risks on artists who want to grow or do things that might not appeal to millions of people and as such Delta Rae is a great choice, being a prefabricated, soulless mess that is ready for cookie cutter commodification.

And to say that Delta Rae is part of the local music scene is a joke. How can you even begin to say that this band is a worthy medium for Southern musical expression and local pride when you have bands like Megafaun and Midtown Dickens who clearly understand so much more about Southern vernacular and perspective. When was the last time this band even played in the Triangle? Grayson nailed it when he said that this band has essentially taken a really wonderful, timeless thing and figured out how to make a ton of money at without really investing much of themselves or any effort into it. Stop hiding behind hipster bashing and take a minute to realize that this garbage is made at the same factory as the crap you hear on top 40 radio but only slightly better disguised.

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Posted by chapeltrill on 07/25/2012 at 10:52 PM

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