Nick Harris (guitar) Luther
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Nick Harris / LUTHER
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Father John Misty - Fear Fun
- The Sidekicks - Awkward Breeds
- Guides By Voices - Let's Go Eat The Factory
- Ceremony - Zoo
- Glocca Morra - Just Married
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?
I got really in to Pink Floyd this year. I know, it's a really important band to kind of leave overlooked for so long, but I don't think I was ready until now. The album Meddle has been a pretty consistent soundtrack to this year for me. Just so much diverse material on that record, a really great ebb and flow to it.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
Touring. We spent more than half the year playing shows, did like five U.S. tours and a Canadian tour. So we were pretty immersed in music this year. It was a great year!
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
Well we're finally getting over to Europe. As far as releasing anything goes, we don't have anything set in stone, but we're always writing and working on new ideas.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
Can't wait for the new Restorations 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?
I really hope this approach is a trend. I think that if you're an active band and asking people for money, you should just stop being an active band. What weeds out the bands that need to do this from the bands that want to do this is the drive to be self sufficient.