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Not much action on the old blog today. Guess everyone has that certain monday feeling. For any of you out there who has been accused of being indie who isn't quite sure what that means (that sentence is awkward as fuck), Pitchfork today has a sizable article on the origins and history of indie pop. This is not something I know much about (although I know an old dude who could probably tell me a thing or two about it), so this article was a fairly concise primer that will help me fake like I know what I'm talking about. Major props are continually given out to Sac's own Tiger Trap (one of the few indie pop bands that I was ever really into) and the Softies, which was a later band of Rose from Tiger Trap. Considering how influential this band was and continues to be, it's surprising that a google search for anything on Tiger Trap in the SN&R yields up a single hit for a comparison to another Sac band, the Frenchman. Maybe someone should write a little feature? Just an idea. I guess the tenth anniversary of the release of their album probably already passed.