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Yeah, But What Happens Next?

November 1, 2006

Yeah, But What Happens Next?

Independent Clauses raves a lot of bands- it’s just the way we are. But I bet you’re wondering if any of these bands actually do anything after we rave them up. Well, we wonder as well. Here’s an update on some bands we covered and how they’re doing.

Page France got heavily blogged after the release of Hello, Dear Wind and can now be talked about in hip indie circles. Their prolific output only helps out their indie cred- I sense a Death Cab story.

Revolutions on Canvas, published by the tiny Ad Astra publishers when we reviewed it, is now printed by Warner books and is available everywhere.

The Futurists are on tour with the Working Title all up and down the coast.

Street to Nowhere has been on the bill with The Format, The Cold War Kids, and the Futureheads.

ReedKD got featured on this is Indie Rock, Vol. 2, put out by Deep Elm.

Courage Riley went on to form Astralwerks artist Baumer.

The Detholz! were featured in the documentary Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? along with Pedro the Lion and other great bands.

Great Glass Elevator have been put in print a great deal, from Alt Press to the LA Times.

Fairmont is still cranking out albums, and they still send them all to us for review.

Many bands have inked deals with small labels or started their own, lots of bands are sticking it to the man by not breaking up, and all are still as awesome as we said they were when we reviewed them. So there’s some proof- some of our finds do make it into the bigger world of accepted independent music. You can now all sleep with more security, I hope.

-Stephen Carradini

independentclauses@hotmail.com

Stephen Carradini and friends write reviews of bands that are trying to make the next step in their careers.

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