Best of 2018: Bandcamp
J. Edward Keyes, Marcus J. Moore and Zoe Camp uncover the best underground artists, outsider sounds and DIY releases of 2018.
After leaving his post as the editor-in-chief of Wondering Sound, J. Edward Keyes became editorial director of Bandcamp Daily, Bandcamp’s music-magazine arm that adds depth and discovery to the wild, uncharted territory of the online music service. While the editorial angles of gigantic music apps can sometimes suck, Keyes and senior editors Marcus J. Moore, Ally-Jane Grossan and Jes Skolnik have turned Daily.Bandcamp.com into a thoughtful music resource with heart; they have navigated the discography of NYC disco-punk faves DFA Records and weirdo shredder Buckethead, collated the best Argentinian doom metal and selected the best South African jazz and Spanish psych, while also helping you figure out which DIY new releases are worth your hard-earned ducats. Vivian is joined by Keyes, Moore and Camp to survey the Best of 2018 from Bandcamp’s perspective – expect lots of sleeper hits, unusual music from around the globe and specialty releases from post-punk to African tapes.