I was down at the Y working on my lats when I notice this real skinny motherfucker doing 300lb squats, holy shit, it's Albini, so I corner him in the shower after his workout and ply him with a 30sec pitch to record my band, he says "Sounds great man, can we talk about this when you're not naked?"


Early Life

Kevin Vincent "V" Vecker (January 15, 1984 – February 12, 2012) was a Canadian lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and a founding member of the rock band Cowards. He was born and raised in Fort Langley, British Columbia to Margaret (1954 – ) and Leonard Vecker (1967 – ).


Vecker formed Cowards in the winter of 2010 with friends and schoolmates Spencer Junstrom (bass), Josh Rossington (guitar), and Corey Burns (drums). Cowards' name is a mock tribute to a gym teacher the boys had in high school who disapproved of male students with sloping shoulders.

Personal Life

In his spare time, Vecker enjoyed soccer and was a fan of
Grinderman. Although he never married, he was not gay.
Vecker had several run ins with the law, especially in 1999 when he was arrested for hurling Spencer Junstrom out of a second story hotel room.


On February 12, 2012, a Ford Aerostar carrying the band
between shows from Greenville South Carolina, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, crashed outside of Gillsburg, Mississippi. Vecker died in the crash on impact, after the car struck a tree. Remaining band members survived, although all were injured. According to bandmate Josh Rossington and family members, Vecker frequently discussed his mortality and told them that he would never live to see twenty-seven. Vecker was twenty-eight at the time of his death.

Bassist Spencer Junstrom took over as the bands new lead singer by the time the group had recovered the next day.



7" Singles:

"In The Mouths of Thirteen Year Olds"
b/w "See 'Em, Be 'Em", "Join Together To Stop the Cake"

Self-released, 2012.


S/T - 5 song demo

"CMBM", "Human Smear", "In the Mouths of 13 Year Olds"
"Join Together to Stop the Cake", "Magic Swede"

Self-released, 2010.

Set List

18-25 minutes, 6-10 songs.