Did you know yesterday was World Goth Day? Yeah, we were late getting the word, otherwise we definitely (maybe) would have made an occasion out of it (with a list of the hottest Goth chicks in horror, perhaps). Still, Goth and horror have a somewhat symbiotic relationship, so it seemed worth marking the date, even if we’re a day late!
What exactly is Goth? The once distinct musical style and fashion statement has become splintered and diluted in the decades since the movement emerged. The folks at Pitchfork have put together the perfect little primer for the uninitiated: A Brief History of Goth! Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Official Synopsis: These days, “goth” can mean anything from wearing an all-black outfit to being overly emotional on social media. But before the Internet happened, goth meant something very specific. This is A Brief History of Goth.
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