"The saddest thing is that nothing can happen for an audience of 400 people anymore. Now it has to be on the internet and it has to be broadcast so widely. That intimidates people. Maybe that’s the issue that makes people want to be more inhibited onstage. It makes people more self-censoring. That’s the reason people think I’m a nutjob, because I don’t give a fuck who reposts or how I sound. I don’t Twitter, I just randomly urinate out of my mouth. And then people sift through the feces looking for seeds."
"But then, per request of an obnoxious audience member to hear ‘My Sharona’, things got strange. Cox obliged to play the song, which at first was generally entertaining. But it morphed into something bizarre, a unending cover that rivaled the length of a Phish concert."
"I hate indie culture. I am not an indie rock musician— I don’t even know what the fuck that means. I’m not independent. I’m co-dependent. ‘Codie rock’— co-dependent rock. For the fuck-ups, I’ll always be there."
— Deerhunter/Atlas Sound mastermind (and “codie rock” pioneer) Bradford Cox.