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Year End 2014

Music: Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2014

Tony Pacheco (Save Your Generation Records/Rubber Legs PR)

1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2014? (In order 1-5)

  1. Somos - Temple of Plenty
  2. Hawk & Son - ATK
  3. Fireworks - Oh Common Life
  4. Viewfinder - Do You Even Want Anything?
  5. OsoOsoOso - EP

2. What band did you discover in 2014 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?

Viewfinder. The '90s revival came strong this year and there are a ton of bands that do it pretty well but Viewfinder (and most of Self Aware's roster for that matter) do it the best. It tapped me back into a lot of stuff I listened to in high school that still holds up 15+ years later.

3. How will you remember 2014? (In terms of music)

Every year there is more! And that's not necessarily a bad thing it can just make it harder to really absorb anything before you're on to the next. Spotify feeds that style of listening too, I actually went back to burning CDs and buying CDs to try and enjoy albums as a whole.

4. What can we look forward to from you in 2015?

A lot! A new Lawnmower LP called Major Head Injury that is amazing and I'm really excited to be a part of. Our Jawbreaker tribute will come out with Loose Planes, Save Ends, Reward, Kid Brother Collective, Grey Gordon, and more. A couple 4-way splits with bands I've wanted to work with for awhile and another tribute LP that we're not announcing yet.

And a 3 song EP from Fireworks' guitarist Brett Ayala Jones, Tramp (pre-orders go live monday 12/22).

5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2015?

  • Oso oso
  • Lawnmower

6. What trend will you forever associate with 2014 in music?

I'm getting old, trends are lost on me. I don't have time to pay attention to what everyone else is doing. 

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Words by the SPB team on Dec. 21, 2014, 3:54 p.m.

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