We should take seriously indie rock trends driven by nostalgia— the revival of white rock forms, the whitewashing of disco and yacht rock, and the rise of normcore—as what they are: conservative gestures flying under the radar in a climate of poptimist reappraisal.
Max McKenna is a writer and editor whose writing has appeared in print and online in The Journal of Modern Literature, The Millions, Full Stop, Chicago Review, Newcity, and elsewhere. He lives and works in Chicago.
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