“Clearly you have equally whored out your music”

Stephen Colbert had a “sell-out-off” debate between Ezra from Vampire Weekend and both members of the Black Keys on which band had most sold their souls.  And while this segment is pretty hilarious, it also highlights a fundamental shift in how bands and their fans perceive the notion of selling out.  It used to be the death knell of any band to be considered a “sell out” but the new financial reality for bands (who make their money through touring, merchandise and selling out) has changed that.  Now, everyone sells out and nobody really cares.  So hey, let’s make fun of that!  [via stereogum]

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