Today I interviewed David Sandström, formerly the drummer of Refused.
We ended our interview discussing the differences in recording an album like The Shape of Punk to Come in 1998, as opposed to now.
That led us into a conversation of how the recording and distribution models have so drastically changed; how bands have cut out the middle man; how bands weren't making money back then, so no one should be complaining now; and how the older punk and hardcore bands used to network by pay phones and numbers written and given to other bands on paper.
The one thing that was brought up, and interested me the most, was our talk on the death of the album. Now, this is nothing new. An argument brought on by the likes of many music writers and...[read more]