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Year End 2014

Music: Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2014

Will Butler (To Live a Lie Records)

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

  1. ACxDC - s/t LP
  2. Coffins/Noothgrush LP
  3. Torch Runner - Endless Nothing LP
  4. Disciples Of Christ - Decomposition Fantasy LP
  5. All the old records repressed this year get the fifth spot

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?

Someone pointed me to the band Impulse (sorry it may have been in 2013) for the comp LP I did and really dug their weird crossover style of Youth of Today crashing into Neos or Larm or Electro Hippies. Young kids playing youth crew fastcore is amazing in my book.

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

2014 was the year I put out very few records, which is weird. It was also the year the young scene moved away in my town (Raleigh, NC) and it was a bit rough this year for DIY punk as far as shows and bands.

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

In 2015 I'll be releasing the new Sixbrewbantha LP (crushing crusty grind from Canada, this time refined with some tech to it), Holders Scar's new EP (from my homestate, killer hardcore punk), Impulse's new EP (Cali youth crew-laden powerviolence), The Afternoon Gentlemen EP US pressing (UK pv), as well as future full lengths for Sidetracked, Water Torture, and Rabid Pigs. 

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

I can't wait for the Sex Prisoner full length to drop. That is the only record on my radar that I can think of.

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

2014 seems like the year of the repress. All the stuff I grew up on had its 15 and 20 year anniversary this year so I got swindled out of my money for 180g punk albums from 1994 which I owned on CD, then on LP, now on audiophile LP.

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

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