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Year End 2017

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

J. Wang (Shallow Cuts/Chagrin/Fast Crowd Records)

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

According to Spotify, I fall in line with Van Morrison and Morrisey and don't "dig" new music so I thought I would put the

embarrassing top 10 played on my Spotify since I've crossed over to the dark side, I deserve it:

  1. Against Me - Crash
  2. R.E.M. - Harborcoa
  3. Pinegrove - Angelina
  4. Sheer Mag - Fan theFlames
  5. Echo and the Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses
  6. Guided by Voices - Motor Away
  7. The Chameleons - Up the Down Escalator
  8. Terry Malts - Gentle Eyes
  9. Benjamin Booker - Right on You
  10. Toots and the Maytals - Pressure Drop

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?

Galaxy 500 and Luna. I don't know why I missed this part of my life but they've both become some of my favorites and I'm exhausting the catalogs currently. I think sometimes in your life you are not ready for certain sounds, and right now, this is perfect for me. At the time of these bands I was in a much different state of mind and don't think I had the mentality to appreciate them, which is a good thing that I can revisit years later and truly enjoy it like it's brand new.

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

The goodbye to the number 1 DIY venue in the U.S. V.L.H.S. R.I.P. old friend and thanks to everyone that made it happen!

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

New songs from Shallow Cuts as well as a full-length from a band Davey Quinn and I have been working on.

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

Dillinger Four's double album.

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?

Writing has always been an outlet and a sense of protest for me and it always will be, so the latest stuff I've been writing will definitely have this content involved.

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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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