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Year End 2012

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

Jordan Baker Pastepunk

What is your name and band/label/etc?

Pastepunk.com – (RIP 11/2012)

What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
  1. White Lung – Sorry
  2. Make Do and Mend – Everything You Ever Loved
  3. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
  4. Strife – Witness A Rebirth
  5. Hot Water Music – Exister
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?

WHITE LUNG was new to me... the guitar riffing and sticky, snarling style of the melodic vocals took me totally surprise. They reminded me a bit of early BAD RELIGION with songs between 1-2 minutes and not a pause for anything that was a waste of time. Short. Fast. Loud. And memorable. Can't argue with that.

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

Tough question. I will be in somewhat muted agony for while in deciding to end Pastepunk after more than 14 years of it being a significant part of my teenage and adult life, and my identity. I will think of 2012 as the year that when my priorities of a being a good father and husband, as well as achieving my goals in my professional career finally overwhelmed the energy and spirit that kept my dear hobby ticking. More direct to the question – I will recall 2012 as being the year that streaming music services won me over; when I used Rdio for more hours each day than iTunes, and for the bizarre fact that somehow Ronnie Radke became some kind of mystical music figure. I don't get it, and I'm glad that I won't be thinking about it any further.

What can we look forward to from you in 2013?

A whole lot of nuthin', though I am keeping the @pastepunk twitter account active and I will still be talking about music through that format. I'm done procreating, and I also encourage bands and labels to get their trademark issues in order before releasing music!

What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?

Bad Religion, Transit, Shai Hulud, Light Years, Plow United, and if a boy can dream, a new Ignite record.

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?

There are so many variables that come into play when determining whether a Kickstarter makes sense for a band or other entity, and I think one of the largest barriers to it is that it only works if the cause worth supporting already has an established wellspring of support to tap. So for Saves The Day, I can see it working, for an obscure paper zine project that wants to reissue a CD put out in the mid '90s to all of 1200 kids in Midwest? Maybe not so much. I don't see the availability of such a funding model going away, but it just continuing to have a limited role in the overall production of music-related projects.

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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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