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Year End 2017

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer/Mára/Barnett + Coloccia/SIGE Records)

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


  • Ryuchi Sakamoto - Async
  • B.J Nilssen - Massiff
  • Mary Jane Leach - Pipe Dreams
  • Ryo Murakami - Esto
  • Aine O'Dwyer
  • Lungfish - Sound in Time
  • The Caretaker
  • Leland Kerby
  • Terry Riley - Les Yeux Fermes
  • Jon Mueller
  • Phil Elvirum live
  • Endon - Through the Mirror
  • Daniel Menche - Sleeper
  • Nordra - s/t
  • SUMAC practicing/writing/recording at my home


  • Kelly Akashi
  • Postcommodity
  • Gilda Davidian
  • Akina Cox
  • Giséle Vienne
  • Paulo Gonzales
  • Candice Lin


  • Travis Rommereim
  • Sarah Ferrick

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?

Ryuchi Sakamoto and The Caretaker

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

Music is equated with saying no to performing live shows because I wanted to stay home with my newborn baby!

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

Records I will have out in 2018:

  • Mára - Silver Disc CS (SIGE)
  • Barnett + Coloccia LP/CS - VLF (SIGE)
  • Mamiffer 2xLP - The Brilliant Tabernacle
  • and a few collaborations.

Sige records will be releasing:

  • Black Spirituals - Black Access/Black Axes
  • William Fowler Collins - Field Music
  • Nordra - Pylon ll
  • SUMAC - Live on WFMU
  • Mára - Silver Disc
  • Barnett + Coloccia - VLF

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

  • Black Spirituals
  • Zachary James Watkins
  • Marshall Trammell
  • Sumac
  • William Fowler Collins
  • Nordra
  • Aaron Turner solo music
  • Philip Jeck

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?

It gives me a stronger belief in and dedication to community, love, underground communication, bonding, supporting creativity, and valuing that which makes life good and worth living.

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

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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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