Volume 027


November 2017
Look & Listen

Listen Now

Side A

A1: Thanks – “Chacho Song”
A2: Motherhood – “Save Me”
A3: Sam Frankl – “Gold Rush”
A4: Strangelove – “From Heights”
A5: Plastic Picnic – “Bite”

Side B

B1: Glassio – “Papaya”
B2: Ella Rae – “Someone Else”
B3: Williott – “Back of the Prius”
B4: Mørk – “See You Dance”
B5: Skela – “Secret”


Soar with Volume 027 and its…

  • Glossy gatefold jacket
  • Debossed title
  • Die-cut art insert
  • Translucent marbled sky-blue vinyl
  • Intro letter
  • Lyrics & art info insert

About the artist:

The hushed pastels and towering palm trees of California make recurring appearances in the Sacramento-born Maxwell McMaster’s art. But his minimal, exploratory take on his home state’s landscapes offer more than pretty scenery – they also imbue a sense of im- mersion, sometimes isolation, and always awe. Discrete juxtapositions of color give clear distinctions between the elements in his work. There’s a sense of the passage of time, or even timelessness, as the skies split color in the middle of the frame. Maxwell’s art is a perfect complement to the timelessness of great music and getting lost in a song, and we were thrilled to work with him on this volume of Vinyl Moon.

Maxwell is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and he has had his art featured from southern California to the Pacific Northwest. Besides solo and group exhibitions, you can find his work featured in multiple installations at the world-famous Standard Hotel in Los Angeles.

Intro Letter:

Anyone else’s toes cold? Yeah… not ok. Just as I was figuring out which pair of shorts are my favorite, the planet goes and spins around the far side of the sun and we get to dust off the wool sock collection.

When you combine the temperature turn with the impending holidays it can be a stressful time. It is hard enough to laugh at your dad’s jokes when the sun sets at a normal hour, but this 4pm darkness is enough to fracture anyone’s funny bone.

Don’t get me wrong, I love seasons and the donning of jackets to mark the passage of time. But everything needs balance! So let SKYRIDE be the toasty escape we can all look to when we need to warm our toes. There are enough danceable grooves here to break a sweat on even the most Northern-living brow.

Spin, dance, warm, hydrate, repeat.

– Brandon