The Carvels NYC (Lynne Von Pang)
1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2020? (In order 1-5)
The Carvels NYC released an album in 2020, our first full-length release (Live at the Cutting Room on Die Laughing Records)! So that was pretty cool. We're not digging the hierarchy thing though. Not to mention, anyone who managed to release music in the difficult environment of 2020 deserves a first place trophy.
So here are some releases we like, in alphabetical order by artist:
- The Chats - High Risk Behavior LP (Bargain Bin Records)
- The Idolizers - self-titled CD (Rum Bar Records)
- OSO My Brain - "Better Now" single (Elk Records)
- Public Enemy - State of the Union (STFU) (Enemy Records)
- Vicky Tafoya -"Forever" single (Daptone Records)
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?
Angel & the Hellraisers are a band I discovered via their single "Do It Again" which came out this year on Die Laughing Records. Something about her voice makes me feel like good times will come once again! This record made me feel significantly better from the first time I heard it, so I guess that would be the "impact."
3. How will you remember 2020? (In terms of music)
Swim or sink. Create or die. Live in the solution.
4. What can we look forward to from you in 2021?
We never got to do a proper record release show for our album. We'd like to do a high-quality streaming performance early in the year, and hopefully play again in front of a live audience at some point!
5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2021?
The Hives released a live album this year, which was pretty exciting. It would be amazing if touring happens again and they play here in NYC in 2021!
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?)
In 2020 The Carvels NYC released a vinyl EP (Late Night Heart), two videos ("Bitter Pill" and "Stay the Fuck Home"), and a full-length album (Live at the Cutting Room), in addition to producing three live stream peformances. The fact that we managed to stay productive during this time is a bright spot for sure, and our dedication has not gone unnoticed. So that is very nice.