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Year End 2014

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists on 2014

Miguel Chen (Teenage Bottlerocket)

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

  1. Giant Eagles - Giant Egos
  2. CJ Ramone - Last Chance to Dance
  3. Masked Intruder - M.I.
  4. Lagwagon - Hang
  5. Lawrence Arms - Metropole

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?

PEARS really impressed me. I saw them in Denver a few months ago and was pretty blown away. Their songs are kind of all over the place, but really tight and way good.

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

Great releases from bands like Pennywise, Against Me!, Swingin Utters, and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. From a personal level I will remember this year because it was our first time on the Vans Warped Tour, our first proper tour of Mexico, and our first time playing in Brazil! 

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

We have a new record coming out on Rise Records! We are recording at the Blasting Room right now, Bill Stevenson is producing and we are pumped! Once the record is out we'll do what we've always done, tour and tour some more! We are currently booking a lot of shows both domestically and overseas and we can't wait to see everyone!

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

I read that Descendents might be doing a new record next year. Hopefully that happens.

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

As far as punk goes, I'd say there was a back to basics sort of classic feel to this year. As far as everything else I don't really know I wasn't paying attention. 

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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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