It's release day again here at Polyvinyl and we couldn't be more excited for the brand new Aloha album, Home Acres. It's been a long time since the last Aloha full-length (4 years!) and the band's latest offering definitely does not disappoint. The album is available on BEAUTIFUL maroon-colored vinyl (looks like wood) + MP3, along with deluxe CD + MP3. Both CD and LP come with a free sticker and button, but the LP also comes with a 12" x 24" poster! Click the link below to purchase your copy.
Home Acres has already been getting tons of love from the music world and has been reviewed in places like SPIN, Alternative Press, Giant Robot, Alarm Press and more. There's even a great feature on AOL Spinner (this week only) where you can stream the entire album, along with a few great contests. One on Indie Rock Reviews where you can win the last 3 Aloha albums, and another on Alternative Apparel where you can win a copy of Home Acres along with some clothes! Check out what everyone has to say by clicking the links below. Also, don't forget to check out the brand new Aloha website, where you can see Home Acres lyrics, new tour dates, and more. Hide More
Today we've got 2 new releases for you to feast your ears on! Joan of Arc's new Meaningful Work 7" and the vinyl reissue of Aloha's The Great Communicators, The Interpreters, The Nonbelievers LP are both out now! Here are some more details on each release:
Joan of Arc - Meaningful Work
With a slew of new material under their belt, the Meaningful Work 7" is a taste of what's to come for Joan of Arc. Performed as a power trio (Tim Kinsella, Bobby Burg, Theo Katsaounis), this release touches on topics of money, environmental devastation and economic collapse. Meaningful Work is available on both dark green vinyl (limited to 500 copies) and black vinyl. Both come with an instant mp3 download code. Check it out HERE.
Aloha - The Great Communicators, The Interpreters, The Nonbelievers LP
After multiple requests from tons of fans, Aloha's debut EP, The Great Communicators, The Interpreters, The Nonbelievers, is now available on vinyl!
Originally released in 1999, The Great Communicators, The Interpreters, The Nonbelievers, is the first thing from Aloha to be released on Polyvinyl and features original vibraphone player Eric Koltnow. The 12" EP will be available on 180-gram maroon vinyl and will include a hand silk-screened jacket. The vinyl is available only through our mailorder department and is limited to 500 copies. Check it out HERE.
And since it's the season of giving, we set up some sweet Aloha package deals for you that include titles by Aloha, Cale Parks, and Joan of Arc. Check out the package deals HERE.Hide More
The wait is over! Stereogum just debuted the new Aloha single "Moonless March" taken from their upcoming album Home Acres, which drops March 9. Some of you may remember this song from Aloha's Daytrotter session back in 2007. It's a little more refined now and sounds better than ever! Click the links below to download the track on Sterogum and to pre-order Home Acres.
Aloha have been touring the east coast with Pomegranates and the shows have been nothing short of amazing. YouTube user deathcabformel recorded some great footage of the band performing "Waterwheel" at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Check it out above, then click the link to see more videos from the show, like "All The Wars," "Microviolence," and "Summer Away." You KNOW you wanna check that out!
Wednesday afternoons can be a bummer sometimes. It's the middle of week. Nothing exciting happens...EXCEPT FOR A BRAND NEW ALOHA SONG ON BROOKLYN VEGAN! Oh yes my friends, Brooklyn Vegan just posted the track "Waterwheel" off the new Aloha album, Home Acres, along with a bunch of new tour dates with Pomegranates. Check out the dates below then follow the link to listen to "Waterwheel" on Brooklyn Vegan.
Aloha 2010 Tour Dates
4/9 - Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club
4/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fung Necktie
4/12 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub *
4/13 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn +
4/14 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 +
4/15 - Washington, DC @ DC9 +
4/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory +
4/18 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East +
4/21 - Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room +
4/22 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle +
4/24 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop +
4/25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox +
Did you know that Aloha's upcoming album Home Acres is almost out? It's true! I wouldn't lie about something so good! Giant Robot seems to agree with me in that Home Acres rules because they just gave it a great review in their latest issue. Check it out by clicking the link below.
Tony Cavallario from Aloha recently sat down with Stereo Subversion to talk about the new Aloha album, Home Acres. Tony talks about some of his influences, the writing process, and what's in store for Aloha in 2010. Check it out by clicking the link below.
After multiple requests from tons of fans, Aloha's debut EP, The Great Communicators, The Interpreters, The Nonbelievers, will now be available on vinyl for the first time October 26, 2010!
Originally released in 1999, The Great Communicators, The Interpreters, The Nonbelievers, is the first thing from Aloha to be released on Polyvinyl and features original vibraphone player Eric Koltnow.
The 12" EP will be available on 180-gram maroon vinyl and will include a hand silk-screened jacket. The vinyl is available only through our mailorder department and is limited to 500 copies. We also put together some great package deals for you that include other titles by Aloha, Cale Parks, and Joan of Arc. Follow the link below to check out the different ways to order. Pre-orders ship 10/15/2010.
We know Monday isn't usually the best day of the week, but today may be an exception. Aloha's new album, Home Acres, is done and available for pre-order!
With Home Acres, Aloha decided to turn it up a bit and showcase the energy and intensity they've come to be known for. But even as the energy surges, Aloha casts an otherworldly glow, serving up ambience and attack with equal measure.
Home Acres comes out March 9, 2010 and will be available on CD and double gatefold LP - You'll be able to choose from 180-gram Black or Dark Red (limited to 700 copies exclusively through Polyvinyl). The CD comes with a lyric booklet and a free Polyvinyl digital sampler while the LP comes with a 18"x24" poster. Be sure to follow Aloha's new Twitter account for new info on Home Acres along with upcoming tour dates. Click the links below pre-order Home Acres and to check out their Twitter.
Hey east coasters! You should all take advantage of where you live and get out to one of the Aloha shows this month! The band's tour kicks off today at the Terrace Club in Princeton, NJ and wraps up in Pittsburgh, PA at Brillobox on 4/25. They'll also be meeting up with Pomegranates in Atlanta on 4/13. Listen to me people. You don't want to miss Aloha on this tour! Click the links below for tickets along with previews on sites like Orlando Weekly, Philly Edge, and more.
Aloha's Tony Cavallario recently got a chance to make Magnet a mix tape full of some of his favorite songs. Artists on Tony's list include Gentle Giant, The Lotus Easters, Aphrodite's Child and more. Check it out by clicking the link below.
Tony Cavallario of Aloha recently made a great 8-song mix tape for Indie Rock Reviews. Check out what Tony thinks of artists like Four Tet, Memory Tapes, and others by clicking the link below. Don't forget to check out the new Aloha single "Moonless March" while you're at it!
What a way to end the work day with a SWEET Aloha interview. Am I right? Tony Cavallario got a chance to chat with Reax Music about the new Aloha album, Home Acres, and how it was made using a private blog. Check it out by clicking the link below.
Dana Raidt from Venus Zine just posted a lovely review of Aloha's newest, Home Acres. 4 outta 5 y'all! Tour starts in April, so go see if these boys are coming to visit – trust us, you will not want to miss it.