Guided by Voices (music group)

Map Ref. 39° N 76° W

This column used to be known as Rock Since The Bee Gees, and it was about all things “indie,” whatever that even means nowadays. It’s now called Map Ref. 39° N 76° W, a nod to the aerially inspired song ‘Map Ref. 41°N 93°W’ by post-punk gawds Wire. The coordinates in the title bring the latitude and longitude closer to Baltimore (in full they are 39.2833° N 76.6167° W); if you plug the song’s original coordinates into Google Maps you end up in southeastern Iowa. 

All types of indie music will still be covered in this space. In its origins, the word “indie” often alluded to the garage-y rock such as Guided By Voices, Pavement, and other...