PV Staff's Best of 2014!
PV Staff's Best of 2014!
Posted 12/19/2014

It's that time of year again! LIST TIME. It's become somewhat of a tradition for me here at PV to bug everyone on staff to compile a year-end list. 2014 was such an epic year for everyone here at PV. Read on for details...

Matt Lunsford:

1. Having an amazing new son, Walt.

2. Enjoying some time off with Walt courtesy of the amazing PV team.

3. Finally launching the new PV website.

4. Being floored and humbled by the complete love for the American football deluxe edition release.

5. Pygmalion 2014--my favorite one yet.

6. Watching American football with the entire crew at Pygmalion 2014 and in NYC.

Darcie Lunsford:

1) Walt being born to the Lunsford gang.

2) The boys and I going to movies, we all agree Guardians of the Galaxy - best movie this year!

3) Seeing American Football play again and remembering why Matt and I started Polyvinyl

4) Enjoying the new Generationals record, especially the song “Black Lemon.”

5) Getting a new office space finally.

6) Going to Universal Studios with the family and seeing Harry Potter- Diagon Alley it was awesome!

7) just having awesome family and friends.

Seth Hubbard:

Bojack Horseman

Mac DeMarco - Salad Days


True Detective

Serial Podcast

Caribou - I Can’t Do Without You

Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Strand of Oaks - Goshen 97

Springtime Carnivore - Collectors

Foxygen - How Can You Really

Ariel Pink - Put Your Number In My Phone

Tobias Jesso Jr - True Love

Spoon - Rent I Pay

Elvis Depressedly - Holo Pleasures Sharon Van Etten - Are We There Yet

Chris Hassen:


1. Nothing / Guilty of Everything

2. Chumped / Teenage Retirement

3. 5 Seconds of Summer / 5 Seconds of Summer

4. Free Throw / Those Days Are Gone

5. White Lung / Deep Fantasy


1. Drama High by Michael Sokolove

2. This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

3. You're Not Much Use To Anyone by David Shapiro

4. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

5. City of Thieves by David Benioff

Sean Herman:

Top 10 releases of 2014

1. Ritual Mess - Vile Art (Clean Plate)

2. Rozwell Kid - Too Shabby (Broken World Media)

3. Thou - Heathen (Vendetta Records)

4. Tiny Moving Parts - Pleasant Living (Triple Crown)

5. Owls - Two (Polyvinyl)

6. White Lung - Deep Fantasy (Domino)

7. Two Knights - Shut Up (Count Your Lucky Stars)

8. Nai Harvest / Playlounge split (Dog Knights Productions)

9. Kilgore Trout - correspondence (Self-released)

10. Human Hands - ST (Time As Color, strictly no capital letters, Cross Your Heart and Hope To DIY)

Andy De Santis:

Top 5 Releases of 2014 (not including PV releases)

1. Real Estate - Atlas

2. Mac Demarco - Salad Days

3. Nude Beach - 77

4. Twerps - “Back to You” b/w “Always Waiting”

5. Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold

Other Things That Were Awesome

1. Getting married!

2. Going to New Orleans with my best friends.

3. Getting to work on the American Football deluxe reissue.

4. The Rentals listening party at Ocean Way Studios in LA.

5. Sub Pop’s entire rollout of the new Father John Misty record. Best album announcement I’ve ever seen.

Valerie Veteto:

LPs, EPs:

Alex G ; DSU

Astronauts, etc. ; Sadie EP

Blood Orange ; Coastal Grooves

Girlpool s/t EP

The Raveonettes ; Pe'ahi

TacocaT ; NVM


Alvvays playing "Party Police" live

Starting to write for The Bay Bridged + SF Weekly

Youtube vid:

Adorable Grandmas Smoking Weed for 1st Time:


Aaron Shults:

Aaron's List of Tight Releases : 2014 Ed. (In No Order)

Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness

La Misma 7"

Teen Freak demo

Lumpy and the Dumpers - Gnats in tha Pissa

Priests - Bodies and Control and Money and Power

Earth Girls demo

Single Player - Are You There?

Big Zit - Electric Zit Vol. 1

Raspberry Bulbs - Privacy

Chain's Gang - ..... Goes to Juvie

Patrick Wood: Fav Documentary http://vimeo.com/41319363

Fav Live Performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ee4bfu_t3c

Fav Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prBaZzYmQrI

Tim Reynolds:


1. Single Mothers - Negative Qualities

2. Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again

3. The Copyrights - Report

4. Somos - Temple of Plenty

5. Tokyo Police Club - forcefield

6. TacocaT - NVM

7. Priests - Bodies and Control and Money and Power

8. Memory Map - The Sky As Well As Space

9. Shabazz Palaces - Ill Majesty

10. The Brokedowns - Life Is A Breeze

—— EPs

1. Dogs on Acid - S/t

2. Peach Kelli Pop - Mindreader

3. Crying - Second Wind

4. The Feels - Dead Skin

5. Park - Jacob The Rabbit

Sara Chabot:

Sara's 2014 Jamz

Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

Alvvays - Alvvays

Real Estate - Atlas

Phantogram - Voices

Getting engaged was pretty good, too. :)

Michael Thies:

Top 10 Shows of 2014:

Bomb The Music Industry! @ Warsaw

Damon Albarn @ Governors Ball

Deerhoof @ Baby's All Right

American Football @ Webster Hall

mewithoutYou @ Irving Plaza

White Reaper and Wampire @ CMJ

We The Animals @ Mike and Molly's

Owls @ The Bowery Ballroom

Noah Harris and Cole Rabenort @ The Iron Post

David Bazan @ The Bowery Ballroom