Josh Mason’s Best of 2015

Favorite Album: Obsequiae—Aria Of Vernal Tombs (20 Buck Spin) Aria Of Vernal Tombs by Obsequiae I cannot remember who turned me on to Obsequiae originally, but I owe them big time. Normally, the whole folk metal thing isn’t something i gravitate towards, but Suspended in the Brume of Eos blew me away as the perfect […]

Aaron Horkey’s Top Twelve Records of 2015

We are once again honored to present a year-end list by illustrator and fine artist Aaron Horkey. To learn more about his work, visit THEVACVVM.com.   1. Graveyard “Innocence & Decadence” (Nuclear Blast) More exotic plumage to adorn the dusty caps of these slough-faring Swedes, album number four is a wonderfully sequenced collection of ferocious […]

Sonny Day’s (of We Buy Your Kids) Top Twelve Records of 2015

So I started writing this list on the bus to Sydney from Orange, where Biddy and I have just moved. I was heading down to meet my Mum and my sister and her two kids. All was going to plan until I started to feel a little car sick, and that’s my story. Now that […]

Mitch’s Top Ten Albums of 2014

Another one bites the dust, eh? It seems like I just spent the year working, worrying, and skateboarding, but I did listen to some amount of music, presented for you below. Cheers. 1. Sun Kil Moon – Benji I don’t listen to Benji very often, it’s just too painful. But I think that’s why it […]

Top Twelve Albums of 2014 by Aaron Horkey

Once again, fine artist and illustrator Aaron Horkey has graced us with an impressive year-end list. He’s had a long, winding year, even joining Instagram a few months back. He appears to have made it through, and here are the albums that soundtracked his 2014. In no particular order: 1. Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra […]

Best Albums of 2014 by Sonny Day (We Buy Your Kids)

We are honored to have a great year-end list from one of our favorite working artists, Sonny Day of We Buy Your Kids. Enjoy! Normally at the end of the year I’m fit to burst, wanting to tell the world what music rocked my world the previous year. But this time I’m almost at a […]

Josh Mason’s Best Of 2014

Favorite Album: Talk West – Black Coral Sprig (Preservation) Black Coral Sprig by Talk West Dylan Aycock has created a record that does one of my favorite things: it transcends season and location. ‘Black Coral Sprig’ works in the heat, the cold and everything in between. It’s a dusty neither-here-nor-there guitar record that is simultaneously […]

Mitch’s Top Ten Albums of 2013

I was able to listen to a lot of music this year, even if I wasn’t posting about it (Spencer has that handled beautifully anyway). Here are my top ten albums of 2013. 10. Tim Hecker “Virgins” Oneohtrix Point Never’s new album seems to be the go-to pick for experimental music this year, but I […]

Spencer’s Top Eleven for 2013

1. Magister Templi – Lucifer Leviathan Logos If any one album from this year truly exemplifies the supreme majesty of Heavy Metal, then this is it. Powerful and expertly crafted music — easily one of my top picks for the best of this bountiful year. 2. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven I’ve always […]

5 Locked Grooves From 2012 That Put Me In A Trance

by Lars Gotrich I want to live inside of a locked groove. It’s the area between the last track on a side of vinyl and the label, and, when used correctly, it’s the best possible place to get lost in a continuous loop of sound. Not many records feature a locked groove (some feature thousands), […]