1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2020? (In order 1-5)
- The Lawrence Arms - Skeleton Coast
- Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
- Jason Isbel and the 400 Unit - Reunions
- John Snodgrass - Tace
- Broadway Calls - Sad In The City
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?
This year I really sank my teeth into a lot of John Carpenter. The scores to the 2018 Halloween and Prince of Darkness got some heavy rotation in my house through lockdown.
3. How will you remember 2020? (In terms of music)
I’ll remember seeing a lot of artists, musicians and bands really make the best of a raw deal. Specifically I’ll never forget Fest at Home! Me, my girlfriend and my buddy Gardz watched it together and played Star Wars Risk. Tony got drunk. It was a blast.
4. What can we look forward to from you in 2021?
I’m putting together a full band recording of Back To The Party -- maybe that’ll come out! I have a few things up the old wizards sleeve...
5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2021?
The new Divided Heaven record! There’s still some good stuff to come this year: Deftones' Black Stallion is out this week, I think...
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?)
Without the time spent at home I never would have discovered "modern" video games. I bought a PS4 and started old man gaming with some friends and it’s kept me sane. Play with me on Dead By Daylight. I’m terrible.