Whether you noticed or not, goth-rock has made an
impressive return despite the genre being often shunned by critics and
musicians. Consider the elements of the genre—heavy keyboards, tribal
drumming, introspective lyrics and dense guitars.
Barely a minute into a
conversation with Lou Russell and you can hear melancholy in his voice.
When asked to describe the state of Lou’s Records, the iconic Leucadia
record store that Russell’s owned and operated for more than three
decades, he uses words and phrases like “descent,” “decline” and