Andreas Weiss (vocals) The Rabid Whole
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Andreas Weiss, singer/songwriter of 21st century, high energy, alternative rock act, The Rabid Whole on Boonsdale Records.
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Garbage - Not Your Kind of People
- Deftones - Koi No Yokan
- How To Destroy Angels - An Omen
- The Birthday Massacre - Hide and Seek
- Delerium - Music Box Opera
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?
Art Vs. Industry from Austin, Texas. Really talented group with awesome tunes. Met them/saw them live while we were down playing SXSW. Very similar influences to our band, my type of music! ;) High energy rock with electronics.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
In terms of the music industry/scene... seemed kinda uneventful to me! I wasn't as enthusiastic to look around hard enough either... â€¦so I might've missed a lot!
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
Lots! Working on some international touring, festivals, videos, writing...
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
- KMFDM - Kunst
- Depeche Mode - ?
- Skinny Puppy - ?
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?
The approach initially felt pretty trendy but definitely seems like a great opportunity available for artists that wasn't available in the past. Funding projects can usually be pretty difficult for artists without major label backing. If the current trend of label support dying down continues as it has, it might be an artist's necessity to rely on these types of 'charitable' services.