Name, Age: Hunter Hines, 32

Where from?: East Tennessee, US

Family & Pets: My wife and I had our first child earlier this year and we have a cat named Cheeto.

Favorite artist: Converge or mewithoutYou

Best label in the world: Level Plane Records (RIP)

Best concert ever: Sept 21, 2019: Converge w/ Dropdead, Infest @ AS220. Got to speak to J. Bannon and Nate in passing before the show and got the mic for Drop Out. Life-affirming concert experience.

Top Record of 2022: Krüller by Black Country, New Road

10 Albums for the month-long-stay on the tiny island:

  • mewithoutYou - Catch For Us the Foxes
  • mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister
  • Envy - A Dead Sinking Story
  • Raein - Ogni Nuovo Inizio
  • Funeral Diner - The Underdark
  • Neurosis -Through Silver in Blood
  • Converge - No Heroes
  • Animal Collective - Feels
  • The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
  • Bosse-de-Nage -Further Still

Best joke you always tell: Too long to post. Just know it ends with ‘look at that S car go…’

Best Beyoncé song: I don’t really listen to Beyoncé, but “Haunted” is cool and “Single Ladies” is kind of a banger.

Favorite Drink: Black coffee or La Croix Key Lime

Most important piece of advice to tell your 20-year-old-self: Stop worrying about what other people think and just follow what resonates with you. Nobody judges you like you judge yourself.

Your own text if you want to tell the world something else: I have an emotional hardcore solo project called Inchoate and my first album Aereum Semita is available on Bandcamp, Spotify, and all other streaming services. If you’re interested in Carl Jung, Dune, alchemy and hermeticism, concept records, or just want to know what it would sound like if mewithoutYou, Converge, Raein, and Cursive were put in a blender, feel free to check it out.

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