Features Music Pass The Mic: Artists and 2007

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and 2007

Quick Links: Blacklisted, Bridge Nine Records, Bullet Treatment, Ceremony, Coalesce, Coliseum/Black Cross, Converge, Die Young (TX), Forensics, Fucked Up, Jena Berlin, Lemuria, New Idea Society, The Out Circuit, Oxbow, Pulling Teeth, Ready the Jet, Rise and Fall, Rosetta, Set Your Goals, Scouts Honor, Skin Like Iron, This Time Next Year, Tokyo Police Club

Fucked Up

10,000 Marbles

Scene Point Blank: What are your top five albums that were released in 2007?

  1. Lee Douglas - New York Story
  2. Lindstrom - Let's Practice
  3. Mad Men - Demo
  4. Wu-Tang Clan - Watch Your Mouth
  5. That Lucky Soul - The Great Unwanted
  6. Mika - Love Today

Scene Point Blank: How will you remember 2007? (In terms of music)

Not buying one album.

Scene Point Blank: What kind of impact do you think donation-based releases like Radiohead, Saul Williams, etc? will have on the record industry?

It's an interesting concept, but I think people are missing the picture - that band Stars did this early in the year, and now Radiohead - these bands are liberating their music from the music industry, they just figured out a way to get their fans to pay for the leak of their records.

Scene Point Blank: 2007 saw the decommissioning of two prominent file-sharing groups - Demonoid and Oink. What kind of impact will the increased crackdown on file-sharing have on the record industry? Did it personally have an effect on you?

Our record got leaked before it came out in 2006, but it doesn't affect me. I do music to write and to tour - I have a day job and people downloading my record for free doesn't affect my check at the food co-op. My stance is more as a downloader, because I do that shit all the time.

Scene Point Blank: What can we look forward to from your band in 2008?

Chemystery of Common Life LP in the Fall, Year of the Rat 12" in the Summer, and a split 12" with Besnard Lakes at some point.

Scene Point Blank: What three records are you looking forward to most in 2008?

A new Spiller 12", new Rammer, and new Julee Cruise.

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