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Year End 2017

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

Tim Browne (Elway)

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

  1. Lo Tom - Lo Tom
  2. Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sound
  3. Propagandhi - Victory Lap
  4. Kali Masi - Wind Instrument
  5. Racquet Club - Racquet Club

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?

I stumbled across an Australian band called Press Club and, while they only have two recorded songs, I am such a fan! I hope we hear something new from them in 2018.

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

This year I saw The Menzingers sell out a 2,500 capacity venue and I saw Bret Michaels perform to about 300 in a similarly-sized venue. Punx win!

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

Elway will have a new record. We'll play some shows too!

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

Well, Pedro The Lion is getting back together, so hopefully there'll be a new record! Looking forward to seeing if Jawbreaker can avoid a Refused-caliber post-reunion offering. I've also got a good feeling about the new Typesetter 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?

It influences me in that we're all stuck on this burning garbage barge together. It's terrifying, and my artistic impulse is just about the only coping mechanism that I have. My music doesn't necessarily reflect the culture directly, but the culture does spur my need to create music, if that makes sense.

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Words 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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