As you get older, life manages to get much messier, more and complicated and much more confusing. And man, life can really break your heart. 2014 for me has been something of a mixed bag emotionally, personally and professionally with the last few weeks being particularly messy. That’s neither here because at the end of the day, there’s always music and there’s always work. 

With the end of the year, it’s natural to become reflective about the events and music of the soon-to-be passing year. Interestingly, the folks at Graveface Records created a Best of 2014 mixtape and it includes several acts you may have come across while reading JOVM including Kimono Kult, Ugly Kids Club, and Amoreux, Cancers, as well as several bands that have caught attention across the blogosphere such as Creepoid, Onward Chariot and others. Check it out.