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Year End 2017

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

Deanna Belos (Sincere Engineer)

1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2017? (In order 1-5)

  1. The Menzingers - After The Party
  2. Protomartyr - Relatives In Descent
  3. Iron Chic - You Can't Stay Here
  4. Oliver Houston - Whatever Works
  5. Meat Wave - The Incessant

2. What band did you discover in 2017 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?

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. Also, Doolittle by Pixies. I'm real late to that game, too.

3. How will you remember 2017? (In terms of music)

Some things I'll remember about 2017: I put out my own record, called Rhombithian, on my favorite record label. I attended and played at Fest for the first time. I experienced The Hold Steady at the Empty Bottle in Chicago. It was 1,000 degrees. All of my bestest friends were there with me and there was a lot of confetti. It was beautiful.

4. What can we look forward to from you in 2018?

I want to play around the US as much as possible in the coming year, and hopefully write some new songs in the process.

5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2018?

Brendan Kelly & The Wandering Birds, The Brokedowns, Red City Radio, The Sidekicks, Turnspit

6. For most, 2017 will be remembered as a year of political and social conflict. How does that cultural atmosphere influence your own music or artistic life?

To be honest, those things don't particularly influence my music or song writing. That being said, it is very hard to, on a daily basis, not feel depressed, scared, and appalled at the things that have been happening lately in this country.

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Words by Loren on Dec. 17, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

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Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

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