Neil's Nephews: Indie-Rock's Brightest Young Acolytes
Over the years, we've attempted to chronicle Neil Young's vast influence on other bands and entire genres. Eddie Vedder at times has referred to Young as "Uncle Neil" and himself as a "nephew".
Now comes another variation on Neil's influence on Indie-Rock. From Rocks Off | Neil's Nephews: Indie-Rock's Brightest Young Acolytes by Allison Wagoner:
Neil Young has spawned many children in the indie/folk-rock community, many of whom have directly constructed their style based on the Canadian humanitarian's more acoustic oeurve rather than the ragged-glory feedback cues that goosed grunge gods like Pearl Jam a generation ago.
The blog goes onto document Neil Young's influence on indie-rockers such as The Fleet Foxes, J. Tillman, Castanets, Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band, Vetiver and A.A. Bondy.
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