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05-01-2013 // interviews, 2012: 2012: Interview with The Rest

The year 2012 is coming to an end. It is that time of the year for Christmas carols, buying presents for our loved ones and reflecting on the year that (almost) lies behind us. For us music bloggers it also means writing year lists, pretending our opinions matter to the world. Which of course, they do not, but even bloggers have dreams. These last few weeks I’ve asked several of my favorite artists of 2012 to look back on what this year has brought them. For their own musical careers, but also about the music they’ve enjoyed themselves and, if any, what their plans for 2013 are. These are their stories (yes, I did just quote the A-Team intro).

There are good albums, great albums and insanely beautiful albums. SEESAW by The Rest goes in that last category, or maybe even beyond. A special one, created for records such as SEESAW. It is easily described as indiepop, but it is an album that is best not talked about. You need to listen to the 10 fine songs that are on this record. Words get in the way.. When looking back on 2012 SEESAW is definitely one of the albums that stood out between the huge amount of great music I’ve heard. Each song has been my favorite at some point (those are the best albums), and that intimate live version of “Always On My Mind” is among the best live-videos on the entire web. Check out their 2012 below and listen to a few songs and of course watch that insanely cool live-vid.

1. If you had to name one moment, what would you consider the highlight of 2012?
I think the release of SEESAW have such a long wait has to be the big standout for me.

2. What are doing at the moment (novermber 2012)?
Working on building a studio. It's going pretty good so far!

3. Which great band/artist did you discover yourself in 2012?

4. What's your favourite album released this year?
A tough one...still figuring out that #1 spot. But I'll say the Dirty
Projectors, Fiona Apple, Japandroids, and Frank Ocean are fighting for it.

5. How will you celebrate New Year's Eve?
A quiet party at home with some close friends.

6. What are your plans for 2013?
recording, recording, recording!

Thank you The Rest for brightening my days with that great release and for the interview. I'm looking forward to the new recordings!

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