2012 Artist Survey: Cold Specks
Al Spx Reflects on the Last Year
Feb 12, 2013 Web Exclusive
For Under the Radar's 10th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2012.
Pick up the print version of the Best of 2012 issue to read responses from the following artists: Alt-J, Fred Armisen, Bear in Heaven, Camera Obscura, Chad Valley, Charli XCX, Choir of Young Believers, Clinic, CSS, Dan Deacon, Desaparecidos, Django Django, Efterklang, Egyptian Hip Hop, El Perro Del Mar, Grimes, Halls, Richard Hawley, Hercules and Love Affair, Ladytron, Liars, Lord Huron, Lower Dens, Mount Eerie, My Morning Jacket, The Mynabirds, The New Pornographers, of Montreal, Peaking Lights, Porcelain Raft, Laetitia Sadier, Tame Impala, and Tegan and Sara.
Then download the digital version of the Best of 2012 issue to read all those surveys, as well as bonus responses from the following artists: !!!, Clare and the Reasons, Codeine, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Esben and the Witch, The Fresh & Onlys, Get People, Islands, Kwes, Lost in the Trees, NZCA/LINES, OFF!, Plants and Animals, Still Corners, Violens, Xiu Xiu, Young Dreams, and Zambri.
We are also posting additional web-exclusive artist survey interviews to the website. Here are responses from Cold Specks.
Top 10 Albums of 2012
1. Scott Walker: Bish Bosch
2. Grizzly Bear: Shields
3. Swans: The Seer
4. Richard Hawley: Standing at the Sky's Edge
5. The Tallest Man on Earth: There's No Leaving Now
6. Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas
7. Beach House: Bloom
8. METZ: METZ
9. Cat Power: Sun
10. Tindersticks: The Something Rain
What are your hopes and plans for 2013?
One long-ass vacation.
What are your thoughts on the 2012 U.S. presidential election?
What pop culture phenomenon from 2012 would you most like to erase from your memory?
Lana Del Rey. I saw the video for her song "Ride" recently. Yikes.
What were some of the rejected names for your band?
Basket of Figs, Cold Specks of Fire, Dead Tongues.
Have you seen the "Hector" video? The answer is YEAH.