Contributor Archives: Jeffrey Lewis

Great Lost Indie Artists of Today, and Great Lost Private Press Artists of The Past – some special selections from Jeffrey Lewis

As far as I understand it, the modern “indie” or “independent” music movement grew out of the late-70s punk bands who chose to manufacture and distribute their own albums, freeing themselves from the decision-making process of the existing record labels.  When bands like the Buzzcocks and Crass began to take pride in the fact that their music was being created independently it made the idea of independent production into something to be proud of, not ashamed of, and that is the artistic ideal of many “indie” artists who have followed in their footsteps.  But in the 1960s and 1970s it … Continue reading