Wes (drums) Comadre
What is your name and band/label/etc?
My name is Wes and I play drums in Comadre.
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Goatwhore - "Blood for the Master." So many awesome riffs in every song.
- The Sword - "Apocryphon." I like to think this is what Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath must have sounded like to our parents back in the day.
- Ghostlimb - "Confluence." Fuck yes, this record rules. Hella pissed off.
- Joyce Manor - "Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired." One of the few pop punk bands I'm into. Good times.
- Tommy Guerrero - "No Man's Land." I love everything this guy puts out. Its simple, but very groovy.
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 have always known about Judas Priest and knew their hit radio songs, but I discovered the album "Painkiller" this year, and have been hooked on it. That album is so progressive for that time of metal. Especially the drumming, it made me go out and buy a double pedal. Also I discovered the band St. Vincent. That lady has a really good voice and an awesome guitar sound. Very unique. Made me interested in trying out new things when it comes to writing songs.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
I will remember 2012 as the year bands got back together to make money. Ha!
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
For 2013 you can look forward to a new Comadre full length out in January, and a few tours in the summer
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
Hopefully a new release from Pianos Become the Teeth! I heard Bad Religion has a record coming out. Also a new Iron Maiden 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 think sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are pretty cool. If people want to donate money to a band or some other project they want to see brought to fruition, then that's awesome. I definitely think that sites such as those are going to be more utilized by bands. Especially in this economy.