Saturday, October 10, 2015
Carles and Ezra Koenig
The Fader - "Was Indie Ever Relevant? Ezra Koenig And Carles Debate"
"Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and the writer behind Hipster Runoff email each other about the state of music’s long-doomed quest for authenticity."
Carles: "...how do you feel about being a curator of taste [via radio] [via BeatsByDre iTunes or whatever]? Do you find it fulfilling to ‘steal the jobs of media personalities’ because your ‘celebrity’ + arbitrary tastes are actually interesting to real people? Or is it just part of your evolving job requirements?"
Ezra: "I don’t know if I’m a taste curator yet. I feel more like a flavor. I wish I was a taste curator because then I could just trend-spot flavors. I’m like a lonely hazelnut frappuccino in a Starbucks in a Target. The real power is being Target."