It's the end of the year, but before we tell you what we think the best albums and musical moments of 2018 were, we've handed over the pen (cursor?) to the people who make our scene what it is—the artists and labels—to tell us how they found the year in music, their upcoming releases, and their take on the perennial issue of digital versus physical media. Here's a few choice excerpts:
Brendan Kelly just told me that he has a covers EP coming, and I don’t think I’m supposed to talk about that, but it’s such a goddamn squirrelly idea, I’m not sure how to handle it.
I think the future is going to be boring and artists will never make enough money to sustain their practice. I hope I'm wrong, but it will be an endless line of people taking credit and money and being cooler than the people who create it.
I didn't discover any new bands, but I did finally get my passport and got to travel out of the country. I plan on doing that a lot more often as everything in the US goes to shit.
Read on for more!