From Brian Costello’s review of Shiftless Decay: New Sounds of Detroit in the Chicago Reader:
“…I love Shiftless Decay, a compilation released on the label run by Frustrations drummer Scott Dunkerley, for the same reason I love Detroit: it’s unsafe, chaotic, and sickeningly alive. So many indie rockers seem to be in retreat from reality, taking their beards to their Bon Iver forest cabins to make whimpering yuppie sex music while the world continues its inexorable decline.”
I know this is controversial but that’s why I’m posting it I guess. I can’t honestly say I abide by it very closely but he definitely has a very very sharp point about some very very boring music full of lies.