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Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

Words: Loren • December 17, 2017

Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017
Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

Each year at SPB we reach out to the wide stable of artists, labels and other music scene folks to find out what their take was on the year just finished. This time around we've spoken to over 40 bands and label owners to hear about their favourite records of the year, what's coming up from them in 2018, and their take on 2017's political/social conflicts.

Here's a quick sample of what to expect – click below to continue reading as we pass the mic to artists and labels for 2017.

Jen Razavi (The Bombpops)

"It's been rough witnessing what's happened to our country over the last year. But it makes playing music more important than ever. We have a platform to stand up for what we believe in."

Nick 13 (Tiger Army)

"I don’t give a shit about the modern world, it’s just depressing. I live for dreamlife and the world of the night. It just makes me go farther out, I’ll create the world I want to live in with music."

Deanna Belos (Sincere Engineer)

"I found the band Samiam this year, sorta. I had known one song of theirs for many years, but I stumbled across their record called You Are Freaking Me Out a few months ago and I wish I had listened to it when I was a kid. It has all the things I like hearing."

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Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017
Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

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  1. Opening page
  2. Good Friend (Adam Carroll)
  3. Locrian (Andre Foisy)
  4. The Vomit Arsonist/DHIM/Danvers State Recordings (Andrew Grant)
  5. AWMA
  6. The Great Old Ones (Benjamin Guerry)
  7. The Hussy/Fire Heads/Cave Curse/Kind Turkey Records (Bobby Hussy)
  8. Body Stuff (Curran Reynolds)
  9. Dark/Light
  10. Sincere Engineer (Deanna Belos)
  11. del-Toros
  12. Fatso Jetson/Big Pig/Brass Eyebrow (Dino Von Lalli)
  13. Disastroid
  14. Integrity/A389 Recordings (Domenic Romeo)
  15. Monotrope (Edward Ricart)
  16. Real Numbers (Eli Hansen)
  17. Mamiffer/Mára/Barnett + Coloccia/SIGE Records (Faith Coloccia)
  18. Frank Turner
  19. Shallow Cuts/Chagrin/Fast Crowd Records (J. Wang)
  20. The Bombpops (Jen Razavi)
  21. Iron Lung Records (Jensen)
  22. The Number Twelve Looks Like You (Jesse Korman)
  23. Junior Bruce
  24. Three One G/Retox/Dead Cross/Planet B (Justin Pearson)
  25. Theologian, Annihilvs Power Electronix (Lee M. Bartow)
  26. The Copyrights (Luke)
  27. Fatso Jetson/Yawning Man (Mario Lalli)
  28. The Blind Shake/BLAHA/Shadow in the Cracks (Mike Blaha)
  29. Riverboat Gamblers/Drakulas/Ghost Knife (Mike Wiebe)
  30. Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band (Nato Coles)
  31. Tiger Army (Nick 13)
  32. Old Man Gloom
  33. The Hippaes (Roo Pescod)
  34. Marco Reosti/Salinas Records
  35. Slow Dancing Society
  36. Init Records (Steven Williams)
  37. Spaghetty Town Records (Teddy Spahgetty)
  38. Locrian/The Holy Circle/Axebreaker (Terence Hannum)
  39. Elway (Tim Browne)
  40. Summon the Birds (Tim Clarke)
  41. Netherlands (Timo Ellis)
  42. Red Scare Industries (Tobias Jeg)
  43. To Live A Lie Records/Oxidant (Will Butler)

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