What band totally changed your perspective on music (and maybe more)? For me, it was The Strokes, sometime in early high school. I vividly remember listening to Is This It? on repeat with my boom box, writing in my journal about how their music changed my life. Ah, the melodrama of adolescence.
Anyway, The Strokes acted as my first introduction to indie rock music, a genre which has since influenced many aspects of my way of being, from the friendships I've made to the literature I read. Even though I'm not a particularly fervent fan of The Strokes anymore, I still smile and think back to those teenaged memories whenever I hear a song of theirs, old or new. This particular piece, Undercover of Darkness, came on The Current during my commute the other day and set the stage for a delightful few moments.