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Year End 2017

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

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

answers by Conor Devlin and Jason Lakis.

Conor: The only record I bought in 2017 that was released in 2017 was Krallice. So that's my top 1-5.

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?

Conor: King Crimson's entire output, generally, and Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark, particularly. Significance: Crimson's daring and Mitchell's song structures.

Jason: I like that new Omni LP. Con got me to pull out all my old King Crimson LPs.

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

Conor: I don't know what happened in music in 2017. Was it good? Seeing Opeth three times is what I'll remember most.

Jason: King Gizzard put out FOUR full-length albums. Hot Snakes in SF. Recording and Mixing in Berkeley.

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

Conor: We'll finish a full-length and maybe play some shows. It's hard since we live in two continents.

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

Conor: I'd be happy to see new records from Opeth, Deathspell Omega, Krallice, Mutilation Rites and Scott Walker.

Jason: the new Hot Snakes

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?

Conor: It doesn't affect how I write music or create art in any way.

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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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