Chris Ott has been a contributor to major-indie publications (wait wut) like ye olde Pitchfork and Village Voice. Lately, he's gone rogue, making a series of videos titled Shallow Rewards, uncovering undertold narratives in the music industry.

Above is the most incendiary one yet--tackling advertisements in indie publications, and writers who are totally complacent to support that system which benefits so few people. This affected me because (as you've probably noticed) I've started writing about music again, fueled solely by my own passion to write a dialogue that I'm seeing completely unrepresented. When Ott starts to talk about "compounding the complicity between advertisers and massive websites," it reminds me of my own very recent tangents.

And if you want (nay, *need*) more kindling for your eternal fire-y passion, here's an interview with Ott on the video. Fittingly, I got this via Paul Lawton of infamous blog Slagging Off (and a leader of the unrelated, but relevant bubblegum pop band The Ketamines).

Be sure to check out Ott's other videos too. "Your Mother Should Know" nearly made me tear up. And he talks at length about Spacemen 3, so that's a bonus.

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Though Fletcher Pratt's new drone duo release is up on Weird Canada, it's already sold out!! I'm sorry! There were only 20 anyway. Stay tuned for their larger release on Dub Ditch Picnic.

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