Best Of 2017

BEST WAY TO SCARE PEOPLE INTO THINKING YOU'RE CLOSING: Viva La Records

BEST WAY TO SCARE PEOPLE INTO THINKING YOU'RE CLOSING

The Bay area already almost lost indie-rock studs Alexander & the Grapes (they’re recording new stuff soon, though), but shit got really hairy when frontman Alexander Charos started posting items from his recording studio, Viva La Records, for sale. It certainly looked like a cleansing, but it was more like a clearing out so the St. Pete studio and label could make room for new gear. Leave that shit on Craigslist, salesman, ‘cause we thought things were falling apart. Vivalarecords.bandcamp.com —Ray Roa