Tim Browne (Elway)
1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2017? (In order 1-5)
- Lo Tom - Lo Tom
- Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sound
- Propagandhi - Victory Lap
- Kali Masi - Wind Instrument
- 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.