Asobi Seksu announce more US tour dates for the summer, including shows with Neon Indian and Sun Airway. Check them out below! They will also be digitally releasing their new EP Perfectly Crystal on May 10th, featuring remixes by Beach Fossils, Spirit Animal, Mirrors, and Xiu Xiu.
Asobi Seksu Tour Dates 05/13 - Caradura - Mexico City 05/17 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA *& 05/20 - 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C. *& 05/21 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA *& 05/24 - Antone's - Austin, TX * 05/25 - Fitzgerald's (Upstairs) - Houston, TX * 05/27 - Plush - Tuscon, AZ ^ 05/28 - Satellite - Los Angeles, CA 05/29 - The New Parish - Oakland, CA % 05/30 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA 05/31 - Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA 06/01 - Tonic Lounge - Reno, NV 06/02 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT % 06/03 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO 06/04 - South Beach - Athens, OH 06/06 - Bourbon Theater - Lincoln, NE @ 06/07 - The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO $ 06/08 - Firebird - St. Louis, MO % 06/09 - Outland Live - Columbus, OH % 06/24 - Midpoint Music Fest Indie Summer Series - Cincinnati, OH # 07/15 - Pier 17 - New York, NY !
* w/ White Lies & w/ Sun Airway ^ w/ Dead Western Plains % w/ Neon Indian @ w/ Conduits $ w/ Capybara # w/ Prussia ! w/ Radio DeptHide More
The new 31Knots video for "Candles on Open Water" made its debut on VISIONS Mag today.
"Candles on Open Water" appears on the band's upcoming album, Trump Harm, which comes out April 26th in Europe and June 7th in North America. For all you Europeans out there, 31Knots will be touring through Germany, Belgium, and France throughout the whole month of May so be sure and catch them!
Follow the links below to check out the dates, watch the video, and pre-order Trump Harm.
The new of Montreal / Casiokids split 7" (released on Norway's Splendour Records) is available for purchase through our online store. The 7" is limited to 1,000 copies and features of Montreal covering the Buffalo Springfield song "Expecting to Fly" on the A-side along with a brand new Casiokids song on the B-side. It also comes with an instant MP3 download code at checkout. Follow the links below to check it out.
The day has come my friends. Tomorrow is Record Store Day, and everyone at Polyvinyl is SUPER EXCITED! Guys, tomorrow is your excuse to spend that money you've been saving for that home beer making kit. Girls, forget about the new issue of Vogue...get a 7" instead! It's Record Store Day people, it's time to celebrate!
We decided to get a little crazy and give you 11 releases for tomorrow's special day. Yes, 11! We've got a bunch of great stuff from Deerhoof, of Montreal, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Owen, Vivian Girls, and more!
Find out more about our RSD releases by CLICKING HERE. See you tomorrow!
Vogue.com featured Vivian Girls as their Band of the Week! Head over to the link below to listen to the first single "I Heard You Say" and read Vogue's thoughts on the new album Share the Joy. Then be sure to pick up your copy of Share the Joy from the e-store.
of Montreal's "Slave Translator" off the upcoming EP thecontrollersphere is now streaming on SPIN.com. SPIN had this to say about the track: "of Montreal deliver a four-minute odyssey that veers from sped-up funk to slo-mo drone and back again." Head over to SPIN.com and check it out! Don't forget to order thecontrollersphere on all formats including limited edition bright blue vinyl by clicking the link below. Also, of Montreal's Spring US tour kicks off this Friday at Varsity Hall in Madison, WI - you can check out all the upcoming dates on the SPIN.com link below.
The amazing new Vivian Girls album, Share the Joy, is OUT TODAY! Pick one up at your favorite local record shop, or by ordering directly through our ONLINE STORE. Comes on limited edition 180 gram teal vinyl + instant MP3 (see above), T-shirt + instant MP3, CD and other digital formats. Share the Joy is still streaming in its entirety over at NPR, so go get yourself a preview by clicking HERE.
Vivian Girls are currently touring the US with Black Lips. Follow the links below to check out the entire schedule and to order Share the Joy.
of Montreal's new jam "Flunkt Sass vs the Root Plume" off their new EP thecontrollersphere, is featured on this week's episode of NPR's All Songs Considered. What better way to start the weekend? Check out the entire episode by clicking the link below, then do yourself a favor and check out thecontrollersphere on 180 gram bright blue vinyl.
Vivian Girls' new album Share The Joy will be streaming in its entirety on NPR until its release on April 12. Check it out, then pre-order the album below and receive an instant full-album MP3 download at checkout!
The brand new Joan of Arc track "Deep State" is available on RCRD LBL. The song appears on the band's new album Life Like which is available for pre-order through our E-Store. Click the links below to check out the song and to pre-order the album!
Alright my friends, it's time to let David Barnes bring you a better future, a brighter today, and an unforgettable tomorrow with his new limited art book, What's Weird? The full color 128 page book features new drawings and sketches from David and is currently up for pre-order right now through our E-Store. You can even get it as a package deal with of Montreal's new EP, thecontrollersphere. Check out David's new commercial above then follow the links below to pre-order.
It's been a long time in the making, but the new 31Knots album Trump Harm and Vin Blanc's Chroma Key (31Knots guitarist Joe Haage's solo project) are now available for pre-order. Trump Harm, the 7th album in 31Knots discography, is another fresh take on the band's unique brand of jagged yet melodic, gritty yet graceful, grandiose punk rock. The record will be available on 180 gram limited-edition yellow vinyl, CD and MP3 formats. Chroma Key, Vin Blanc's debut album, will be available on limited-edition hand-printed Digipack CDs and MP3s. Click the link below to head over to the Polyvinyl store and pre-order the albums.
David Barnes, art-director for of Montreal, is releasing a brand new book of his works of art spanning his entire 20-something year career. The book, titled "What's Weird?", features over 100 painting and hundreds more sketches, doodles, and comments on the works. In preparation for the April 26th release, Barnes will create a teaser trailer per week--and this week's is hilarious. If you feel your rights have ever been infringed upon, check this out. Rights you didn't even know you had may have been violated, and the crack team of attorneys over at Barnes & Spenser are going to get you what you deserve: a huge cash settlement. Watch above.
The day has finally arrived; STRFKR's long-awaited Polyvinyl debut Reptilians is out now. The album is available on limited-edition clear vinyl, and all vinyl purchases include an 18" x 24" coloring poster, so you can join in on the fun. While you're waiting for your LP to arrive, check out the STRFKR features in Cowbell Magazine and the premiere of "Death as a Fetish" on RCRD LBL (links below). Also, STRFKR just kicked off their national tour, so be sure to catch them when they pass through your area. Click the link below to see a full list of dates, and head over to the Polyvinyl store to grab your copy of Reptilians.
RCRD LBL premiered Asobi Seksu's "Perfectly Crystal," the most recent single from the band's fourth album Fluorescence. As an added bonus, RCRD LBL links to Mirrors' remix of "Perfectly Crystal." Both tracks are available for free download over at the RCRD LBL website, so go check it out.
Get excited everyone, because of Montreal's new ep, thecontrollersphere, along with David Barnes' first ever art book, What's Weird?, are both available for pre-order now! (Both out April 26th)
of Montreal - thecontrollersphere
thecontrollersphere ep is a collection of songs recorded during the False Priest sessions with Jon Brion at Ocean Way Studios. These songs are a bit darker than songs off False Priest and sound bigger than ever! See for yourself by downloading the first track, "Black Lion Massacre," for FREE by clicking HERE.
thecontrollersphere will be available on the following formats - CD, Digital, T-Shirt + MP3, and 180 gram black or limited bright blue vinyl + instant MP3. Baby blue vinyl limited to 1500 copies. If you pre-orderthecontrollersphere now, you'll receive an instant MP3 download for the ENTIRE ALBUM at checkout.
David Barnes - What's Weird?
What's Weird? is the brand new 128-page art book from of Montreal art director David Barnes. If you've seen an of Montreal show (or an of Montreal album cover for that matter) then you're familiar with David's work. What's Weird? is Polyvinyl's first ever book release and will be available in two formats:
Regular Edition – Limited edition first pressing includes download code of page by page audio commentary by David.
Special Deluxe Hard Cover Edition - Gorgeous hard cover edition limited to just 250 copies! Each book is hand-numbered, signed by David, and includes a hand-made sketch on the inside cover. Also includes download code of page by page audio commentary by David.
RCRD LBL debuted STRFKR's "Death as a Fetish" from their forthcoming LP Reptilians. Along with the track debut, RCRD LBL posted an awesome review of the album. Click the link below to head over to RCRD LBL for a free download of "Death as a Fetish" and read their thoughts on Reptilians.
Joan of Arc's new album, Life Like, is now available for pre-order and ready to be heard! If you pre-order now you'll get an instant MP3 download code for the entire album at check out. So PRE-ORDER now and give it a listen!
Musically, Life Like picks up right where the Meaningful Work 7" left off. With straightforward instrumentation (guitar, bass, drums and vocals) + the addition of new member Victor Villarreal (Cap'n Jazz, Owls, Ghosts and Vodka), Life Like shows a brand new side of Joan of Arc while still using the same old rock machinery.
Life Like is available on CD / MP3 & 180 gram black or blue vinyl (blue limited to 1,000 copies). Both the CD and LP come with really nice booklets as well - CD: 20 page booklet / LP: 12 page 12"x12" booklet. We've also got some great package deals for you too which include a new T-shirt designed by Tim Kinsella.
Click the links below to pre-order Life Like and to download the new single, "Love Life," for FREE. Hide More
Examiner.com got a chance to catch up with Asobi Seksu frontwoman Yuki Chikudate for a quick interview. Check out what Yuki has to say about growing up Japanese in Southern California, their dream venues, their approach to recording Fluorescence, and how she feels about being considered a sex symbol. The band's currently preparing for tour, which kicks off next week with a sold-out record release show at Mercury Lounge in New York. Click the link below and read the interview over at Examiner.com.