Chillwave Could Be Just a Short-Lived Fad

Arcade Fire The Suburbs

Hipster Runoff had an interesting article today about Pitchfork believing chillwave is coming to a respectable end. Probably the most impressive indie rock band of our generation, Arcade Fire’s large sound, alone, may bring an end to the super-popular chillwave genre. And I think this is a good thing. Don’t get me wrong, TBI is a major fan of chillwave artists like Neon Indian, Toro y Moi, Washed Out, and Nite Jewel, but I’d hate to see the craze of this new genre distract music lovers from the absolute power behind the explosive sound of bands like Arcade Fire. I mean, let’s be real here. Watch the two videos below and tell me what gets you more excited.