Matty J ("bass moose") Psychostick
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Matty J (the bass moose) from Psychostick!!!
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Meshuggah - "Koloss"
- Animals As Leaders - "Weightless"
- Periphery - "Periphery II: This Time Its Personal"
- Tenacious D - "Rize of the Fenix"
- The Mars Volta - "Noctourniquet"
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?
We did a tour with Black Light Burns and their performances just blew me away every night. Wes Borland (also the guitarist of Limp Bizkit) looks like a crazy man on stage but after listening to the records you realize how creative the dude really is on vocals. I spent my adolescence idolizing this Borland's guitar style only to see him sing with this BLB and make me a fan all over again! Rock n Roll as ART!!! BRILLIANT!
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
2012 was a crazy year for all sorts of reasons but for music it will be the year Pussy Riot got arrested in Russia for speaking out against Putin, Randy Blythe got arrested and detained in the Czech Republic for accidently killing a guy, and the year that PSYCHOSTICK went international!
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
Look forward to the dumbest dumb anyone has ever dumbed! A vigorous touring schedule, a new album, some awesome new videos on YouTube, and we plan on being the first band to mine asteroids for SPACE METAL! \,,/ (I'm not sure how we're gonna pull off that last one but we'll try!)
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
TOOL, Slipknot, Rage Against the Machine, motherbleepin PRIMUS, and I'm not positive but I heard rumors about Sikth getting back together! That would be killer!
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 think this is the first wave of a whole new approach to the music industry. Imagine going to work everyday and at the end of the month your bosses take 80+% of your paycheck. Now imagine instead of getting cents on the dollar and the EVIL CORPORATE LABELS (*hisssss*) taking everything else, fans directly interact financially thus allowing the artists to be more adventurous and industrious on their own terms. Add social media and internet jukeboxes and radio stations in the mix and we have ourselves a musical revolution! HUZZAH!