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Year End 2017

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

Nick 13 (Tiger Army)

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

  1. Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life
  2. Grave Pleasures - Motherblood
  3. Batmobile - Brand New Blisters
  4. Depeche Mode - Spirit
  5. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - Way Out West

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?

Probably Lana Del Rey... I got into the whole catalog at once this year. There's very little out there that's good that's done for art's sake and it was inspiring to see someone care about that at a pop level. My favorite newer music looks backwards to the golden ages of rock 'n' roll and pop but still moves forward, that's what hers does.

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

Like most recent years, there are just a few bright spots in the void of the mediocre or downright bad. We lost a lot of people of course. There are certain eras where there's almost no one left. On the positive side, it seems like there are some rumblings in the underground of real music from the youth, guitar rock 'n' roll.

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

Well, starting now we're off the road and I'm writing songs for a new album. We have plans to enter the studio in 2018, although it's too early to say if something will actually be released next year or not.

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

There are some underground bands that have had cool 7"s or EPs... I don't know if they plan on releasing full-lengths or if they'll be able to sustain what's exciting past a few songs here and there but I look forward to finding out! I keep track of new releases, but I don't really know who's doing what before records come out. To be honest, the record most on my mind is the next Tiger Army!

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?

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.

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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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