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Year End 2017

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

Junior Bruce

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

  1. Monolord - Rust
  2. Darkest Hour - Godless Prophets
  3. Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
  4. Ufomammut - 8
  5. Chelsea Wolf - Hiss Spun

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?

Sun & Sail Club/Mannequin. I'm obsessed with the vocoder. It's so fucking cool hearing those vocals over the heavy ass grooves those dudes create. I can't even deal it's so badass. Endlessly searching for something unique!

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

I think the deaths of a bunch of really talented and beautiful artists ring throughout the year more than anything. I'll look back at 2016/2017 as a reminder that good music lasts forever, even after death.

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

New music is the goal. The new songs so far reflect a little more out of the box creativity and a little approach to change. Hopefully people like our new stuff because we do!

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

Not sure what's coming out offhand but if it's good then let's fucking rock! Would love to hear the Melvins reunite with Coady and Jared for some more records and touring though. The video on YouTube, "THE MELVINS Live at Hellfest 2011," is the best live Rock n Roll show I've ever fucking seen in my life. If you haven't seen it do yourself a favor...

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?

We hardly ever talk about politics when we're all together. Playing music together is our chance to escape the fine shit mist being sprayed upon us from Washington D.C. and the news. Junior Bruce pretty much operates from a fantasy world and that's the way we like it! ;)

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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

Posted 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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