Anthony Anzaldo (guitar) Ceremony
What is your name and band/label/etc?
I am Anthony Anzaldo and I play guitar in Ceremony.
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Twin Shadow - Confess
- Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
- Gossip - A Joyful Noise
- Blaqk Audio - Bright Black Heaven
- Jessie Ware - Devotion
What band did you discover in 2012 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
Daughn Gibson and Chelsea Wolfe both made their way into my consciousness this year and both are fantastic artists. Ceremony has had the privilege to play with both of them. I don't want to put Daughn and Chelsea under the same umbrella because they are different artists that fill different voids, but I will always be interested in artists that can put an original twist on darker music.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
This year marked the longest period of time that Prince has not release a full-length album.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
Ceremony is going to start working on a new album.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
Hopefully a new AFI album.
Fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made a strong impact on the ability of artists to release music. Do you think this approach is a trend, or will it continue to shape how artists produce their material?
I'm not too familiar with either of those sites. I do think that in this day and age more artists will continue to find ways to release music themselves and veer away from signing with record labels. That's an obvious statement.