Jake Lang Sweet Weapons
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Jake Lang - Sweet Weapons
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
- Title Fight - Floral Green
- Sharks - No Gods
- Whirr - Pipe Dreams
- Bad Liar - Yours Truly
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?
Pianos Become the Teeth. I had heard about this band for some time but had failed to check them out until this year. Aside from being some of the best people I've ever met, they are one of the most impressive live bands I have seen. The raw emotion they display and musical talent each member possesses is truly chill.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
I recently had the privilege of touring the country as a tour manager with some of the most dedicated and inspiring people I have ever met. Seeing their hard work pay off in a huge way every night left me hyped. It's great to see this day and age that kids still care about their music scene and are willing to show support in every way they can.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
We, Sweet Weapons, will be releasing a full length on Escapist Records entitled All of My Best Friends Are Dogs. Check it out in early Spring.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
Broadway Calls, Balance And Composure/Braid split, Big Sean, and I'm sure a bunch of others.
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 honestly kind of hope it's a trend. I love that people are supporting artists however I think the approach of e-begging isn't something that should be respected.