None So Vinyl is a dedication to underground music in the form of a blog, online magazine, record shop (in progress), and eventually, magazine.
NSV is a website project for exploring underground and underrated music from across genres and geographies. You won’t find a lot of Tool (but we approve of the “Undertow” era), and you won’t see Shitknot albums here.
NSV aims to become a place to find new music, to expand your comfort zone — and your discomfort zone. We support independent artists and labels first and foremost.
Where did the name come from?
The name is a pun on Cryptopsy’s incredible classic “None So Vile“, which is a must-have piece of metal history for every serious metal collector.
We hope to turn None So Vinyl into a physical record store, ideally in central Oregon. Plans for an online and/or printed magazine are also in the works.
Until then, the idea is that we’ll be able to catalog our libraries of shared music between friends, in order to create collections, playlists, and otherwise “for fans of” or “related artists” functionality. This way, you can read a review or stream an album, then click on related artists easily. We’ll also feature our own photography to showcase what each album really looks like.
While spending our time to describe and connect bands through various connections, the preference here will be underrated, unknown, obscure music. Music especially from the lesser-known parts of the world.
At NSV, we believe that a physical album is the only true representation of an album, followed by Lossless formats (like on Bandcamp) and that compressed streaming does not count as “really listening to an album.” This website is for the devotees, the music nerds, the diehard fans who demand the best from their stereo systems. Stay tuned.