NME had a few great things to say about Wampire's Kraftwerk cover, "Das Modell," which is the B-side to the band's upcoming 7" (The Hearse), and they even have it streaming for your listening pleasure! Check it out RIGHT HERE.
The Hearse 7" is available for pre-order HERE on limited edition purple vinyl + instant MP3! It's out 3/19/13.
We've been all about the 7"s lately, and guess what...we've got one more for ya! We're very excited to announce that the new Strangers 7" from Psychic Twin will be out 4/2 on white viny (available 3/22 digitally). It's available for pre-order RIGHT HERE.
Psychic Twin is Erin Fein and Brett Sanderson. They make pop music that is romantic and mysterious; infused with an ineffable longing for escape, for the unattainable, like the impossible desire to make music with one’s own double.
The self-titled A-side debuted on The Fader today. Check it out RIGHT HERE or stream it above.
In 2010, Sonny Smith (Sonny & The Sunsets) invited 100 artists to collaborate on an incredibly ambitious project. The artists would design 100 album covers, while Smith recorded music (under fictitious band names) to go along with each one. The result is Vol. 1, 2, and 3 of the 100 Records project, which came out today!
Vol. 1, 2, and 3 are all available on limited edition cassettes + MP3, while Vol. 3 is also available on limited white vinyl! Check them all out RIGHT HERE.
To get an idea of what this project is all about, check out this video interview at Gallery 16 in San Francisco, where Smith talks about the project in detail. You can also stream Vol. 3 in its entirety on Consequence of SoundRIGHT HERE.
This just in: We're extremely excited to be releasing the new Carousel 7" from San Francisco's Painted Palms on 3/5! The 7" is available for pre-order now RIGHT HERE. All pre-orders receive an instant MP3 download for both songs at checkout.
If you're unfamiliar with Painted Palms, you might remember them opening for of Montreal during their 2011 tour. Kevin Barnes heard Painted Palms' Canopy EP and personally asked them to join the tour himself.
You can listen to the Carousel's self-titled A-side over on SPIN HERE (or stream it above).
Today's the day! Shugo Tokumaru's latest (and finest) album, In Focus?, is officially out today in the US, UK, and Europe. Look for it at your favorite local record shop, or order directly through the PV online store RIGHT HERE (check out the clear vinyl above).
Pitchfork recently debuted the incredibly intricate new video for "Katachi," which features amazing stop-animation work by directors Kijek / Adamski. Watch it above!
"Shugo Tokumaru is one of those rare people who can pile instruments all over each other in a way that makes no sense on paper and then make it come off as the most natural thing in the world." - Pitchfork (7.6)
And don't forget, the album is streaming in its entirety over at Under the RadarHERE!
We're extremely excited to announce that Generationals have officially joined the Polyvinyl family! Their new album, Heza, will be released worldwide on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats 4/2/13 and is currenlty available for pre-order RIGHT HERE. The album's first single, "Spinoza," debuted on Pitchfork today and can be heard below.
Heza will be available on a special run of neon red vinyl (limited to 500 copies and only available through the PV store). All record shops will carry a clear vinyl version.
More about Generationals:
Since releasing their debut full-length Con Law in 2009, Generationals have consistently delivered pop hooks shone through a melancholic prism. This trend continued with 2010's Trust EP and again on 2011's full-length Actor-Caster.
Now, with Heza, the band (Ted Joyner & Grant Widmer) deliver all that you've come to love from them, only now the focus is on rhythms and textures, revealing a more patient band -- one willing to dig for deeper gems than in their previous work.
Recorded in phases at Jim Eno's Public Hifi in Austin, producer Daniel Black's Bent Black studio in D.C., and their hometown of New Orleans, these songs
show restraint, with hooks developing in the spaces between sounds.
We're incredibly excited to announce that we'll be releasing Vol. 1, 2, & 3 of Sonny Smith's 100 Records project on limited edition cassette and digital formats. Vol 3 will also be available on white vinyl (limited to 500). Each release will be available on 1/29/13 and are currently up for pre-order RIGHT HERE.
Take a listen to "If You Don't Make a Change (Don Adora'e)" from Vol. 3 below.
In 2010, during his residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, Calif., Sonny Smith (of Sonny & The Sunsets) took on the incredibly ambitious task of creating 100 fictitious bands and writing songs for each, an undertaking he dubbed the "100 Records Project."
Smith invented band names and song titles, then spent the next year recording singles for each of his 100 imaginary bands. Not stopping there, he also invited notable visual artists -- including Chris Johanson, Esther Pearl Watson and William Wiley -- to design album art for each.
That same year, the 100 Records Project was first shared with the public at San Francisco's Gallery 16. The art exhibit, which was highly praised by critics and fans alike, allowed visitors to play all 100 songs on a homemade jukebox and view original prints of the album covers.
Two collections featuring songs from the project, 100 Records: Vol. 1 and 100 Records: Vol. 2, have previously been released in extremely limited edition runs.Hide More
We've been waiting a long time to tell you all about this one! The AMAZING new STRFKR album, Miracle Mile, is now available for pre-order! The album will be released 2/19/13 on CD, 2xLP (limited edition red & green or cream vinyl), cassette (red tape), and digital formats. The red & green vinyl is limited to 1,000 copies and only available through our online store.
The lead track and first single on Miracle Mile, "While I'm Alive," is streaming right now over on Billboard.com. WARNING: you'll probably listen to it about 5 times in a row...it's that good, so be prepared.
"While I'm Alive" is out now digitally as well! You can download it on iTunes or stream it on Rdio / Spotify.
STRFKR have also just announced a month-long US tour w/ Blackbird Blackbird beginning Feb 26th in Seattle, WA at The Neptune. Check out the entire list of dates below.
STRFKR Tour Dates
Feb 26, 2013 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Feb 27, 2013 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater Mar 01, 2013 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom Mar 02, 2013 - Hollywood, CA @ The Fonda Theatre Mar 03, 2013 - San Diego, CA @ Porters Pub (UCSD) Mar 07, 2013 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk Mar 08, 2013 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Mar 11, 2013 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West Mar 12, 2013 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel Mar 13, 2013 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club Mar 14, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer Mar 15, 2013 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall Mar 16, 2013 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club Mar 18, 2013 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom * Mar 19, 2013 - Chicago, IL @ Metro Mar 20, 2013 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom Mar 22, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater Mar 24, 2013 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
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Our favorite Japanese pop wizard, Shugo Tokumaru, is back with a new album, In Focus?, and it's available for pre-order now!
The album will be released throughout North America, UK, and Europe early next year (1/22/13) on CD, LP (clear vinyl), and digital formats. All pre-orders receive an instant MP3 download for the entire album at checkout, so you can listen right now while you wait for your package to ship!
Check out the video for the first single "Decorate" above, or stream it on Soundcloud below.
Ooooo la lahhhhhh...the Owen colored vinyl reissues are here! We're excited to finally offer these up on colored wax, just in time for the holidays! 4 full lengths (Owen, No Good For No One Now, I do perceive., At Home With Owen) are being reissued. We're also pressing The Seaside EP on clear vinyl (first time ever on vinyl). Each release is limited to 300 copies, so if you want one you might want to act fast! CLICK HERE to check it all out.
Happy release day! Today the brand new Saturday Looks Good to Me Sunglasses 7", along with the Every Night vinyl reissue, are both available today! Both are limited to 500 copies and come on colored wax (Sunglasses - clear blue, Every Night- pink). Get em while they're hot here - http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/sunglasses
of Montreal's new outtakes/rarities album, Daughter of Cloud, is officially out now! This album features 17 tracks: 10 of them are previously unreleased, while the other 7 were originally issued on rare, out-of-print, or limited edition CDs and 7"s. These recordings range from the Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? era to the present.
Rather than arranging the songs chronologically, of Montreal mastermind Kevin Barnes, carefully sequenced the tracks to give the listener the same feeling they would receive upon hearing a brand new album.
Daughter of Cloud is available on beautiful black 2xLP, CD, and purple cassette. Pick one up at your favorite local record shop, or directly through us RIGHT HERE.
If you've been wondering about the upcoming of Montreal rarities album, Daughter of Cloud, today's your lucky day. MTV Hive is streaming the entire album 1 week before its release on 10/23. Take a listen by CLICKING HERE.
The brand new vinyl reissue of Xiu Xiu's 2006 album, The Air Force, was released this week! It features re-imagined artwork from main man Jamie Stewart and comes on 180-gram black vinyl. Check it out RIGHT HERE, or look for it at your favorite local record shop!
To celebrate the new Saturday Looks Good To MeSunglasses 7" and upcoming full-length, we're bringing back the classic SLGTM title Every Night and repressing it on limited edition pink vinyl! This release has been out-of-print for 4 years so if you've been wanting to pick up a copy, now's your chance! It also features re-imagined artwork with a screen-printed jacket!
It's been over 4 years since we're heard anything from Fred Thomas' main outfit Saturday Looks Good To Me, but we're excited to inform you that new music is here! On Nov 6th, we'll release the new Sunglasses 7" on limited blue vinyl featuring two brand new songs! Listen to the title track, featuring new vocalist Carol Catherine below.
If you're looking for another taste of what the new of Montreal rarities album, Daughter of Cloud, is all about, then head over to Stereogum! They recently debuted the track "Our Love is Senile," one of the earliest recordings featured on the album. Take a listen below. Daughter of Cloud is available on limited edition 2xLP (cyan or black vinyl), CD, cassette (purple tape), and digital formats RIGHT HERE.
Exciting news is brewin' within the of Montreal family! The new of Montreal rarities album, Daughter of Cloud, along with the debut EP from Harouki Zombi, Objet Petit A, will both be released on Oct 23rd! Both are available for pre-order HERE and come with instant MP3 download codes for each release at checkout, so you'll be able to hear them right away!
Daughter of Cloud features 17 tracks from of Montreal mastermind Kevin Barnes -- 10 are previously unreleased, while the other 7 were originally issued on rare, out-print, or limited edition CDs and 7"s, all spanning the years 2007- 2012. Daughter of Cloud will be available on CD, 2xLP (cyan or black vinyl), cassette (purple tape), and digital formats. Check out the song "Sails, Hermaphroditic" below.
Harouki Zombi is the electronic project from Nina Barnes (of Montreal, Apollinaire Rave Art Collective) and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, O+S). Their debut EP, Objet Petit A, will be released on limited edition purple 2x7" & digital formats and it'll also include 2 bonus remixes. Check out the EP's title track below.