Yeah so the indie industry is as much of an industry as The Industry, but we're not (necessarily) mad at either of ’em. So it's rad that the indie industry has spawned the Plug Awards - its own way of acknowledging which of the (bigger) little guys have been doing the damn thing here in the oh-five. Down with cred-obsession! Up with as many people as possible rocking to good music! The Postal Service went gold! What the fuck?! Shit's insane! Anyway, we have (ahem) been doing the damn thing ourselves, so go vote for us for Magazine of the Year (duh) and write thefader.com in for Music Website of the Year. Yeah, we got hosed in that department but fuck it! The Plug Awards aren't perfect, just doing the best they can, and that good friends, is saying something. Go vote!
December 02, 2005