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)
- Toys That Kill - Fambly 42
- Summer Vacation - Condition
- Young Guv & the Scuzz - A Love Too Strong
- Tenement - Blind Wink
- 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.