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Year End 2019

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2019

Salinas Records (Marco Reosti)

1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2019? (In order 1-5)

  • Cheap Vacation - Cheap Vacation
  • Dark Thoughts - Do You Dream?
  • Evening Standards - World's End (The consensus pick of the crew involved with running Salinas)
  • Jfbrontosaurus - Nerdin' on Swerain'
  • Upset - Upset

2. What band did you discover in 2019 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?

Salinas helped release a record called Telling by Friend of My Youth from Corvallis, OR. It's pretty rare that I take much interest in stuff sent my way by people I don't already know, but this record was so exciting to me. It wasn't just that the record is beautiful (it is), but putting out that record helped me feel connected to people still really involved in the DIY scene in ways that I don't feel as much since I've stopped touring myself.

3. How will you remember 2019? (In terms of music)

Two of my closest friends, both of whom have been involved in Salinas, got married this year. It was a beautiful event with lots of love from a large group of friends made through years of touring, booking, recording, writing and roadie-ing in the world of independent music. It made me feel good that this community I've been a part of has an impact beyond the music itself.

4. What can we look forward to from you in 2020?

Jason Anderson - Restless LP

Second Narrows - Second Narrows LP

Quaker Wedding - In Transit LP

5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2020?

Dark Thoughts - Must Be Nice LP

6. What is your favorite way to pass time while on tour? Any apps, podcasts, etc you're into?

I haven't been on tour in quite a while, but I read a really great book about the history of New York City called Fear City this year while I was doing some traveling. Does that count?

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