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Year End 2014

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists on 2014

Jeff Ellsworth and Ben Matthews (Broughton's Rules)

1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2014? (In order 1-5)

  1. Earth - Primitive and Deadly
  2. Goat - Commune
  3. Led Zeppelin - III (Remastered Deluxe Edition)
  4. Swans - To Be Kind
  5. Trans Am - Volume X

2. What band did you discover in 2014 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?

Goat!

3. How will you remember 2014? (In terms of music)

2014 will be the year I was a part of a recording I was content with. This was the first body of work I feel as though the concept was extremely calculated. The songs were developed in a rather short time frame and as a result seem cohesive. Despite the nit picking, the studio process was very loose, heavy and raw with experimentation as well. We set up in the same room at Sonelab Studio and Justin Pizzoferrato pressed "record." It was a great session. This was followed by touring with Torche and playing a ton of packed rooms.

4. What can we look forward to from you in 2015?

Hopefully expand our sound and of course live shows.

5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2015?

Thee Speaking Canaries early recordings and Torche- Restarter. I don't really know of too much coming out next year.

6. What trend will you forever associate with 2014 in music?

The trend this year and every year is figuring ways to get your music out into the wild. I've seen vinyl records appear in places where it wasn't before, which could mean more people are buying music than previous years. At least I'd like to think that's the way it's trending.

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Words by the SPB team on Dec. 14, 2014, 3:29 p.m.

Major props to all the bands, and also to Nicole Kibert for her ever-awesome photograph at the top of the feature. Thanks!

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