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Year End 2012

Music: Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012

Daryl Gussin Razorcake, God Equals Genocide, Margin Mouth

What is your name and band/label/etc?

Daryl Gussin / Razorcake / Spokenest / God Equals Genocide / Margin Mouth / Sigh On

What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
  1. Toys That Kill - Fambly 42
  2. Summer Vacation - Condition
  3. Young Guv & the Scuzz - A Love Too Strong
  4. Tenement - Blind Wink
  5. Grabass Charlestons - Dale & the Careeners
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?

In The Red's vinyl re-issue of The Consumers' All My Friends Are Dead came out of nowhere and gave a massive amount of historical context for a band that had been well overlooked for far too long. The quality of the songs and the recordings all coming out of late '70s Phoenix, AZ by art- damaged weirdos is absolutely astonishing. Highly suggested for everyone, mandatory listening for fans of '70s punk.

How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)

Seeing Red Dons twice in two days was such a treat! I saw a lot of my favorite bands this summer, but there's no doubt in my mind who put on the best show of the year: Red Dons.

What can we look forward to from you in 2013?

Spokenest will be recording for a self-released 12", as well a Big Boys tribute compilation. Hopefully once the record is out we'll be hitting the road on a regular basis. Check out the Facebook page for any updates. Razorcake will continue to be Razorcake: more records, more issues, more podcasts, we have a couple crazy ideas we're working on, hopefully they'll actually happen. We'll also be celebrating our 75th issue release sometime in the summer. Which will entail a big fun show somewhere in Los Angeles, and maybe some other shows around the country. Probably nothing from GEG, Margin Mouth, or Sigh On.

What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?

For 2013 I'm looking forward to the new Tim Version, Violent Change (who features members of Abi Yoyos, Sopors, and The Ovens), Wreck Of The Zephyr, Libyans, Synthetic ID, Neighborhood Brats, Divers, Criminal Code, and way too many more.

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?

It's hard for me to say, I don't pay attention to any of these sites. The only one I've ever donated to was for my roommate's mother who was terminally ill. I do know that in the coming months Spokenest will be funding the release of our own record and we are able to afford this because we've saved up the money and have sacrificed other expenses. I believe it's a trend, just because the idea will eventually seem stagnant to the people who are helping contribute funding. And then people will move on to some other website format, as they have been for the last decade and a half.

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  1. Aidan Baker - Nadja
  2. Alan (drums) - Nephelium
  3. Alex "Shmalex" Dontré (drums) - Psychostick
  4. Amos Pitsch (guitar/vocals) - Tenement
  5. André Foisy - Locrian, Kwaidan, Eolomea
  6. Andreas Weiss (vocals) - The Rabid Whole
  7. Andrew Gomez IV (owner) - Glory Kid Limited
  8. Andrew Nolan - Column of Heaven, Pick Your Side
  9. Andy Nelson (bass) - Paint It Black, Ceremony
  10. Anthony Anzaldo (guitar) - Ceremony
  11. Aslan Freeman (vocals/guitar) - Unifier / Future Ghosts)
  12. Ben Crew (vocals) - In Defence
  13. Ben Hendricks (vocals) - Annabel
  14. BJ Rochinich - Ancient Shores, A389
  15. Brent Eyestone - Magic Bullet Records, Highness, Bleach Everything
  16. Bubby Hussy (guitar/vocals) - The Hussy, Kind Turkey Records
  17. Casey Ory (drums) - Titans Eve
  18. Chris Mason (owner) - Dirt Cult Records, Low Culture
  19. Cory von Bohlen (owner) - Halo of Flies / Protestant
  20. Daryl Gussin - Razorcake, God Equals Genocide, Margin Mouth
  21. Dave Drobach (bass) - Grabass Charlestons
  22. Davey Quinn (guitar/vocals) - Tiltwheel, Too Many Daves, Dan Padilla, International Dipshit
  23. Denver Whipple (bass) - Edge of Attack, Spread the Metal Records
  24. Dimitri Gervais & Mathieu St-Amour - Chariots of the Gods
  25. Domenic Romeo (owner) - A389 Recordings
  26. Eddie Gobbo (vocals) - Jar'd Loose
  27. Frank Turner
  28. Franz Nicolay
  29. Gil Markle (producer)
  30. Graham Scala (guitar) - Highness, Bleach Everything
  31. J. Wang (Owner) - Fast Crowd Records, Dan Padilla
  32. Jacob Lentner
  33. Jake Lang - Sweet Weapons
  34. Jay Cross (drums) - Mortor, Accursed Spawn
  35. Jennifer Shagawat (drums) - Shellshag, Starcleaner Records
  36. Jihad M. Rabah (Owner) - Twelve Gauge Records
  37. Jim Blaha (guitar/vocals) - The Blind Shake
  38. Joe Mullen (drums) - Odium
  39. Joesph Steinhardt (owner) - Don Giovanni Records
  40. John Cate (singer/songwriter)
  41. Jonathan McMaster (bass) - Stickup Kid
  42. Jordan Baker - Pastepunk
  43. Joseph D. Rowland (bass) - Pallbearer
  44. Josh Lyford (vocals) - Foxfires
  45. Kathleen Stubelek (bass) - Circle Takes the Square
  46. Kevin Gan Yuen (guitar) - Sutekh Hexen
  47. Mars - Project Mars
  48. Matt Copeland (drums) - Adrenechrome
  49. Matt Fox - Shai Hulud
  50. Matthew Donlon (guitar) - Lunaire
  51. Matthew Wade (singer/songwriter) - My Silent Bravery
  52. Matty J ("bass moose") - Psychostick
  53. Michael Phillips (owner) - Escapist Records
  54. Miguel Chen (bass) - Teenage Bottlerocket
  55. Mike Browne (vocals) - Son of Man
  56. Mike Cheese - Gehenna
  57. Mike Park (owner) - Asian Man Records
  58. Mike Riley - Firestarter Records, Toxic Pop Records, Paper Dragons
  59. Nick 13 - Tiger Army
  60. Nick Harris (guitar) - Luther
  61. Pat Kennedy (guitar/vocals) - Light Years
  62. R. Loren (owner) - Handmade Birds/Pyramids
  63. Rennie Resmini (vocals) - Starkweather
  64. Roo Pescod (guitar/vocals) - Bangers
  65. Ryan Bram (guitar) - Territory
  66. Sam Russo
  67. Seth Gile (vocals/guitar) - Arms Aloft
  68. Steve (guitar) - Valerian Swing
  69. Steven Hess - Locrian
  70. Steven Williams (owner) - Init Records
  71. T (vocals) - StIth Panzer
  72. Terence - Locrian / Land of Decay
  73. Tobias Jeg (owner) - Red Scare Industries
  74. Wes (drums) - Comadre

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