from the NY Mag article by Nitsuh Abebe on Grizzly Bear -
“You will rarely hear an indie act complain about piracy; if they’re successful enough to care, they achieved that success in an ecosystem built on piracy from the get-go. But Droste will say that paying $9 for a digital download of an act’s new album - the price of “a fucking appetizer, a large popcorn at a movie theater, and you’ll have it forever, and they took two years to make it” - matters more than people seem to think, and not just in terms of income.”
Smart, fascinating, horrifying article about making music and/or living a stable life. These guys make killer music. And, not that it matters, but they seem like good dudes. Sorry Spotify. I’m gonna keep buying cds.