Eddie Gobbo (vocals) Jar'd Loose
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Eddie Gobbo, vocalist of Jar'd Loose.
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Down - Purple EP
- Black God - II
- Encrust - From Birth To Soil
- Fight Amp - Birth Control
- Fear Factory - The Industrialist
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?
Discovered these guys back a few years back, but one band that really made an impression on me this year was KEN Mode. I got tosee them 3 times this year on Chicago soil, which shows how much theytour, considering they're from Canada. Total road dogs. Tighter every time you see them. Good song writing that comes across well live.Inspiring.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
Good for live shows. Saw a lot of good live sets this year. Ok for releases. I'll remember it being significant for Jar'd Loose because we released ourfirst record. Also, the tail end of the year having everyone 3 wayargue which is better, the new Converge, Neurosis, or Pig Destroyerwas productive.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
Us touring on our first record, which we just released, starting with an East Coast tourin January, and hopefully us finding legit label home for our second release, which we plan on recording in the second half of 2013.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
New Entombed and hopefully a new Lykke Li.
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?
Sadly, I don't see fundraising sites as a trend that will go away. Fundraising for the recording or pressing of records should be doneinternally among the members of the project and a label, if one islucky enough to be involved. Not your grandmother. When I recorded forthe first time about a decade ago, my band mates and I had to all chip in our own money, which I probably made jerking off animals, to paysome lame ass engineer to grace us with his presence all day. We didit with a smile because we all believed in what we were creating. Nowa days, half the bands out there believe in what they're doing as long it comes without sacrifice. Fundraising sites coddle said people. Whatif someone came up to you and said, "Hey dude, I'm having a party.It's gonna be awesome. But the thing is I need everyone to chip in $5 for the party in advance in order for me to have it." Would you go tothat party?