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Year End 2017

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

Marco Reosti/Salinas Records

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

  1. Cayetana - New Kind of Norma
  2. Dopamines - Tales of Interest
  3. Freezing Cold - Demo
  4. Nana Grizol - Usra Minor
  5. 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.

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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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