Josh Lyford (vocals) Foxfires
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Josh Lyford, I sing for Foxfires.
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Mountain Man - Two
- Powertrip - Powertrip
- Hot Water Music - Exister
- Title Fight - Floral Green
- No Trigger - Tycoon
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?
Skirting the question here since they have been one of my favorite bands for a decade, but Hot Water Music releasing a really awesome record this many years into their career was awesome to see in 2012.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
2012 has been amazing. I got to travel to a bunch of cool festivals and saw more shows than I have in years. It has been awesome watching Central Massachusetts hardcore shows start to gain momentum again and I can't wait to see what's in store in 2013.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
Plenty of shows, a new record out on Escapist that we couldn't be more stoked, and getting out on the road.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
That is a good question. Aside from friends' bands, I try to float along and scoop up what comes through. I like being surprised by music; I can't wait to see what comes along!
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 think, to some extent, it is a trend. People have been self-releasing music forever and it seems pretty easy to abuse. If you are going about it the right way then great, but I feel like you see too many bands asking for extravagant amounts of money for recording and the whole thing seems a little backwards to me. With that being said, if people want to pay for it, party on.