Indie rock kids have it good. Seeing them hang around the local record store or coffee joint, we look on with no small amount of jealousy. Clutching a copy of the latest vinyl score or rifling through obscure black-and-white 'zines, they seem blissfully unaware of the horrors that rage around them -- Britney, Eminem, matchbox 20. They're oblivious, it would seem, to new media sensations or hot industry trends. It's a form of artistic isolation, and in the face of that which passes for quality music in the mainstream these days, it seems more and more to be a kind of... More >>>