Features Music Year End 2019 Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2019

Year End 2019

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2019

Dirt Cult Records / Low Culture / Macho Boys (Chris Mason)

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

This list could change at any given moment, but for now I'll just say:

  1. Hidden Spots – New Me, New You
  2. Martha – Love Keeps Kicking
  3. Amyl and the Sniffers – s/t
  4. Mountain Goats - In League with Dragons
  5. Loose Nukes – Behind the Screen

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?

Though the band isn't a new discovery by any means, a large chunk of this year was spent just diving head first into the Mountain Goats extensive discography, and realizing that they're easily one of my favorite bands ever. I also discovered that I fucking love The Kinks.

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

Sadly, 2019 easily holds the record for the year I played and attended the least amount of shows in my adult life. I still love going to shows and certainly still make it to more than most people, but the older I get, the harder it is to find the motivation to attend every show I would like to. Maybe I'll turn that trend around in 2020.

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

In terms of band stuff, Low Culture will be playing some shows in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest in 2020. In terms of Dirt Cult stuff, we have some releases for Era Bleak, Primitive Teeth, and Needles//Pins lined up in 2020. I'm sure some other stuff will materialize as well. It always does.

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

Aside from what Dirt Cult has coming up, I'm not really in the loop about what's in store for 2020. I've heard about a few releases like a new Dark Thoughts LP on Drunken Sailor and a Personality Cult LP on Dirtnap though. Otherwise, I'll be monitoring labels like Sorry State, Beach Impediment, Feel It, Iron Lung, Dead Broke, etc. to see what they've got lined up for 2020.

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

I didn't tour in 2020, but I do listen to a fair amount of podcasts. Behind the Bastards, Reveal, and Turned Out a Punk are a few of my favorites.

Jump to page
  1. Page 5 of 26

Words by the SPB team on Dec. 17, 2019, 4:53 a.m.

Main photo (The Fourthsin @ Traffic) by Flavia

VEGAS - Not Ever banner
Leave a comment

Series: Year End 2019

Our wrap-up of the best music and more from 2019

More like this

2019: A Year In Review

Music 2019: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 7, 2020, 1:58 p.m.
Year End 2019

It's the end of a decade, and what a final year it's been. In this last piece of our 2019 feature series, we ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2019)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2019)

Posted Jan. 1, 2020, 3:16 p.m.
Year End 2019

The end of a year and the end of a decade – 2019 is done and it's over to SPB to tell you about the ...

Also in this section
Only Death Is Real #8

Music Only Death Is Real #8

Posted June 18, 2020, 1:46 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

Finding new music to explore has become many people's escape since the world of 2020 changed for the worse. In times of struggle music ...

Only Death Is Real #7

Music Only Death Is Real #7

Posted May 19, 2020, 2:44 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

The world has gotten exponentially more weird since the last time this column was published and it doesn’t seem as though it’s going ...

Table Talk #2 – The state of the music business

Music Table Talk #2 – The state of the music business

Posted May 3, 2020, 1:54 p.m.
Table Talk

Discussing the state of the music business at the kitchen table Welcome back to my kitchen table. Especially welcome in these strange times. I need ...



Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.