Release Date: Nov 29, 2019
Record label: Domino
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop
In 1979, a 17-year-old music nerd named Calvin Johnson made a revelatory discovery. "I know the secret: rock'n'roll is a teenage sport, meant to be played by teenagers of all ages--they could be 15, 25, or 35," he wrote in a letter to the punk magazine New York Rocker. "It all boils down to whether they've got the love in their hearts, that beautiful teenage spirit." As a preternaturally music-savvy high schooler in Olympia, Washington, Johnson had a show on KAOS-FM, a community radio station hosted by Evergreen State College which had a strict rule that at least 80% of all records played on-air must be independent.