2016 Year in review | Joey

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2016 was a year that unexpectedly reintroduced me to the infinite power of music. I’ve always loved listening to music, and have always loved creating it; 2016 reminded me why.

I feel like it’s safe to assume that in some way or another we all use music to chaperone us through life. Experiences are amplified and set to memory with a soundtrack that helps deepen our recollection of the past. The future can appear to be either gloomy or hopeful depending on what song we choose to validate our current mood. Every single day has some tie to music, whether we are mindful of it or not. I guess this is why I started playing, and why I continue to do so. 2016 would not be the same without the music that guided and shaped me month by month.

In this past year, I’m very lucky to have had so many incredible experiences with friends and family. Thank you all for sharing your love and spirit. I’m also grateful for the opportunity to write and record with my brothers in Life in 24 Frames and am forever thankful for the loyalty and support from the fans of our project. CRTL+Z will be with you soon...

My Soundtrack for 2016:

1. Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow
2. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
3. Kyle Morton - What Will Destroy You
4. Autolux - Pussy’s Dead
5. Balance and Composure - Light We Made
6. Boyfrndz - Impulse
7. From Indian Lakes - Everything Feels Better Now
8. Basement - Promise Everything
9. The Dear Hunter - Act V
10. Andy Schauf - The Party
11. Secret Space - The Window Room
12. The Amazing - Ambulance
13. Band of Horses - Why Are You Ok
14. Night Verses - Into the Vanishing Light
15. Deftones - Gore
16. Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness
17. Doombird - Past Lives
18. Silver Snakes - Saboteur
19. Tortoise - The Catastrophist
20. Saosin - Along the Shadow
21. Bon Iver - 22, A Million
22. Vanishing Life - Surveillance
23. Jim James - Eternally Even
24. Astronoid - Air
25. William Tyler - Modern Country

Favorite New Gear:

1. Reflexx CP1 Conditioning Pad | www.reflexx.co

Favorite Live Performances:

1. Radiohead - Outside Lands - San Francisco, CA
2. Failure - Social Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
3. Bon Iver - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
4. Explosions in the Sky - FYF - Los Angeles, CA