Do any other Gj fans (I use the term "fans" because I am neither a troller nor looking for input from trollers) feel like they have become more of a brand than a vehicle for music? I was looking through their merch page today for the first time in a while and it seems all of their time is being spent on making money on their name/image i.e.pumping out a million designs...
I have no issues with Beck focusing his energy into ventures such as MerchDirect/designs but on the other side of the coin, I feel they are doing in an almost exploitative way where they'd rather fans wear a t-shirt that says how great the band is rather than proving it with new music/touring.
I don't expect the band to put all their energy into the band because that is not where they are in their lives but I wish they'd spend whatever time they are going to devote to the band doing music-related things rather than money-making merch items.
this band can put so much money into every sort of merch, how about an actual physical release of Coloring Book or the Our Color Green EP's?
that being said, this sounds like a cool show
Wrote this up before I saw yr piece but great to know someone else feels the same way!