Old Ghosts (Derek)
1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2020? (In order 1-5)
- Truth Cult - Off Fire
- Bob Mould - Blue Hearts
- Be Well - The weight & the cost
- Change - Closer Still
- X - Alphabetland
2. What band did you discover in 2020 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
There are two new hardcore bands that come to mind that put out really cool EPs: Bent Blue & Stalchild.
3. How will you remember 2020? (In terms of music)
Despite a lot of the great music being released, I really miss the live show experience. For the music I listen to 80% of the time (hardcore & punk) the live show is as big as recorded output. Music wise 2020 is a disappointment for that reason.
4. What can we look forward to from you in 2021?
Old Ghosts has been working on a bunch of songs. We’re hoping to get 8-song release out in 2021.
5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2021?
Really looking forward to the next Bent Blue record.
6. Trying to put a positive spin on things, what is your favorite development from the global pandemic this year? (Is there a new medium you enjoy, a specific song or collaboration, personal news, etc. that was a bright spot?)
Personally, I was laid off for a few months & afforded me a little more time to check out a ton of music.