Marco Reosti/Salinas Records
1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2017? (In order 1-5)
- Cayetana - New Kind of Norma
- Dopamines - Tales of Interest
- Freezing Cold - Demo
- Nana Grizol - Usra Minor
- Poor Form - Achin
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?
The Doughboys - Crush. My partner, who grew up in Canada where the Doughboys were on the radio in the 1990's playing really cool Husker Du influenced melodic punk, introduced me to them. Listening to them was a wake up call that even though I grew up with Canadian radio in Detroit, I probably missed tons of great music that never made a splash in the U.S.
3. How will you remember 2017? (In terms of music)
I don't know. I listened to a bunch of music, I got to see friends through playing live music. It was cool.
4. What can we look forward to from you in 2018?
- ONSIND LP
- Peach Pit LP
- Distants 7"
- Fleabite 12"
- Missing Earth LP
5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2018?
- Bonny Doon LP
- Dark Thoughts LP
- Superchunk LP
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?
Maybe I'm naive, and maybe I'm taking the view of a history teacher, but I don't think this specific year was all that different than any other. I think the saying "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention" applies when trying to put 2017 in context. I don't think the records I release or the music I've written has ever been very specifically political. That said, I'm as proud as ever that community that Salinas exists within continues to produce, teachers, lawyers, journalists and social workers whose time in punk has helped informed the important work that they do.