Dear Indy Reader,


The year that definitely felt longer than a year is finally coming to a close—but not before we present this final Indy issue. 


If you’re looking for new music for your summer playlist, Deborah Han suggests the Antlers’ newest album; a departure from their usual sound, Green to Gold captures shimmery, tentative optimism, a relatable sentiment for this go-get-vaccinated summer. Rediscover old music with Connor Lammas as he gives a post-break up retrospective on the impact of Daft Punk. Or do both as Nandi Dube considers BROCKHAMPTON’s recent release ROADRUNNER alongside the rest of the boyband’s discography. 


If these suggestions aren’t “indie” enough for you, Jackson Foran’s got your back with an exclusive interview with a self-proclaimed listener of “music you probably haven’t heard of.” But regardless of what you’re listening to, Audrey Ledford’s Sound of Metal review is sure to open your ears to a deeper appreciation of sound.


And though we are happy to say goodbye to this year, we are sad to bid our senior contributors farewell. Indy mainstay Connor Rush provides his irreplaceable insight on a replaceable Oscars, and Funniest Human Gary Simon’s graduation sass piece gets the last laugh.


We are so excited to share this issue with you. Thank you to all of our readers, writers, and editors for making more than the most out of this virtual year. Until the next time. x

Much love,

Max and Gene

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