Cast your vote for the best alternative music of 2016! 2016 brings the first year of The Auxiliaries, awards for the best in alternative culture and subculture, the best of the unique and independent. Auxiliary would like to honor the best of 2016, those who really stood out, those who really embodied the Auxiliary spirit and aesthetic.
Vote for the Best Music of 2016
The first round was from December 28th to January 12th and is now closed. Through open nominations the following Bands were nominated: Twelve Foot Ninja, 3teeth, A Tribe Called Quest, A7IE, Aaron J. Cunningham, Aesthetic Perfection, Amy’s Arms, Assemblage 23, Bestial Mouths, Breaking Benjamin, Carpenter Brut, Cold Cave, ColdWorld, David Bowie, De/Vision, Dear Strange, Die Antwoord, Drab Majesty, Evanescence. Frightened Rabbit, Ganser, Gary Numan, Ghost, Good Enough Live Band Karaoke, IAMX, Ice Choir, Junii, Marsheaux, Metallica, Nothing, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, Plastique Noir, Preoccupations, Rev Rev Rev, Ritual Howls, RROYCE, S U R V I V E, SØLVE, Santigold, See Through Dresses, Signal Hill, The Last Cry, The Rope, The Virginmarys, Whispering Sons, Youth Code, and Zhrine.
Through open nominations the following Albums were nominated: 22, A Million by Bon Iver, 99¢ by Santigold, A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead, Alturas by Signal Hill, Another Fall From Grace by The Mission UK, Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future by Underworld, Blackstar by David Bowie, Blank Panthers / Priest, Expert or Wizard by Skyjelly, Chameleon by Junii, Commitment to Complications by Youth Code, Designs in Rhythm by Ice Choir, Diorama by Zero Soldier Army, Divides by The Virginmarys, Endure by Assemblage 23, Friends by White Lies, Goodbye by The Last Cry, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct by Metallica, Heartless by Bestial Mouths, Hollowed by Ital Tek, Into the Water by Ritual Howls, Is the Is Are by DIIV, Jomsviking by Amon Amarth, Kanga by Kanga, Kingdom of Night by Confrontational, Let There Be Lasers by Memmaker, Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid by Die Antwoord, My Dear Violet by Amy’s Arms, Outlier by Twelve Foot Ninja, Pity Sex by White Hot Moon, Polyester Zeal by Red Sun Rising, Popestar by Ghost, Preoccupations by Preoccupations, Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Wave / Form by Terminal Gods, The Blinding Dark by Covenant, The Negative by SØLVE, Three by Phantogram, Tired of Tomorrow by Nothing, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest, What Went Down by Foals, You Want it Darker by Leonard Cohen, and Yr Body is Nothing by Boy Harsher.
Through open nominations the following Music Videos were nominated: Alone (feat. Lis van den Akker) by Psy’Aviah, Banana Brain by Die Antwoord, Caught A Wave by The Emerald Down, Era by WWWINGS, Heartless by Bestial Mouths, Lazarus by David Bowie, Le Perv by Carpenter Brut, Lysergdelfin by Sounds of New Soma, Now That We’re Dead by Metallica, Pens by Tancred, Rise by Roniit, Silly Me by Yeasayer, Square Hammer by Ghost, Two Vines by Empire Of The Sun, and You Don’t Get Me High Anymore by Phantogram.
Through open nominations the following DJs were nominated: Batty Von Bats, DJ Astrosuka, Dj Bondage, DJ Boom Shankar, DJ Bryant Griffin, DJ Daemon Chadeau, DJ Darkwave, DJ Dwight Hybrid, DJ Lavidicus, DJ Lazarus (Toronto), DJ Morgiana, END: the DJ, Jason Draper, Mistress McCutchan, Philipp Strobel, Ralf Thyssen, Ronni Hunter, Scary Lady Sarah, Silent Servant, Textbeak, and The Wasteland.
The second round was from January 14th to January 20th and was to choose the winner of the award. Five official nominees were chosen based on number of votes, reader opinions, and the nominees’ accomplishments throughout 2016. Voting was limited to once per day. The nominee with the most votes in the second round received the award. Bestial Mouths, Cold Cave, IAMX, Ritual Howls, and Youth Code are the five official nominees for Best Band. Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid by Die Antwoord, Blackstar by David Bowie, Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Blinding Dark by Covenant, and Kanga by Kanga are the five official nominees for Best Album. Banana Brain by Die Antwoord, Lazarus by David Bowie, Square Hammer by Ghost, You Don’t Get Me High Anymore by Phantogram, and Silly Me by Yeasayer are the five official nominees for Best Music Video. DJ Bryant Griffin, DJ Lazarus (Toronto), Mistress McCutchan, Scary Lady Sarah, and Textbeak are the five official nominees for Best DJ.
Voting is now closed. Thank you to everyone that voted!