My name is Thomas Dunlap and I am a 21-year-old junior from San Antonio, Texas. I graduated from Business Careers High School, a business and information technology focused magnet school, in 2016 and shortly began attending Texas State University that fall. I have recently changed my major from history to journalism to pursue and practice my passion for writing. I was motivated to make this change after being exposed to the world of music journalism through my position at KTSW 89.9, the student-run radio station at Texas State, where I am active in several departments. During my time a KTSW I have been fortunate enough to meet, converse, and hang-out with many musicians that I have listened to for years. Other than studying and socializing with friends, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful girlfriend, Caroline, whom I met during my first semester at Texas State.
In this blog I will review albums and artists in the down-tempo indie rock genre. Some of the artists that I will cover are the likes of Mac DeMarco, Homeshake, and Good Morning. I chose to focus on this topic because I thoroughly enjoy listening to and discussing the relaxing and calming tunes of soft indie rock. The title of this blog comes from a song by Canadian band Loving. The song in question, titled “A Long Slow Little Wave / Citizen, An Activity,” is an instrumental track that embodies the style and sound that I will be focusing on throughout this blog.
I hope to explore different songs, albums, and artists that fall under the umbrella genre of indie rock. I will write album reviews and editorials as well as compile lists concerning different aspects of the genre. Through this practice I also hope I will expose myself and others to new and enjoyable music. My general audience is really anyone who enjoys the tranquil tunes of indie rock but my focus is on 18-24 year old college students. I will be sharing these blog posts on Facebook and Twitter, where anyone who is interested can find some of my other works of music journalism that I wrote for KTSW.