I think all the holiday orders have finally gotten to our mailorder team, because they may have officially lost their minds with our new DVD - A Brief History in Moving Pictures.
An extensive compilation featuring 60 music videos from 26 Polyvinyl artists (including of Montreal, Deerhoof, Owen, Mates of State, and many more), this landmark project marks the first appearance on DVD for the first 15 years of Polyvinyl videos.
On top of the 60 music videos, the DVD comes with a download code for all 60 tracks, so you'll have the MP3 files as well. Oh, and did I mention that it's only $10?
The DVD comes out on 12/6 and is up for pre-order now. So kick back, grab some popcorn and cruise through Polyvinyl's first 15 years in video format!
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.
Can't wait until next Tuesday to buy Asobi Seksu's latest album Hush? That's fine, because you can buy a mp3 version of the album right now on Amie Street for 7 bucks! That's a steal! If you want to purchase the album, head over to Amie Street's website by clicking the link below.
Asobi Seksu's Transparence 10" has finally hit the shelves in your local record shop and being that it's on clear vinyl, we've gotta say that it looks sweet. This is Polyvinyl's first 10" and we're super excited about it. The lead track "Transparence" is taked from the Gigantic Studio sessions where Asobi Seksu recorded their Polyvinyl debut Hush. There's also a remix of "Transparence" by the hypnotic percussive group Aa. Click the link below to purchase Transparence.
Hey everyone! Today's a GREAT DAY! The Braid vinyl reissues are OUT NOW. It's been years in the making, but we're PROUD to announce that today marks the official release of four classic Braid albums as deluxe vinyl reissues! In addition to Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five (2xLP) and The Age of Octeen (the band's first two records, both long out of print), Braid's two compilations albums -- Movie Music Vol. 1 (2xLP) and Movie Music Vol. 2 (2xLP) -- are also now available for the first time as separate releases. We also repressed Braid's most popular 7", I'm Afraid of Everything, on mixed colored vinyl! Like I said earlier, today's a great day!
All the full-lengths mentioned above are on 180-gram colored vinyl with double gatefold jackets and include a free Braid sticker if you order from the PV online store. And of course, they all come with digital download codes! If you order it as a package deal for $50, the I'm Afraid of Everything 7", is FREE! Click the link below to check it all out.
On top of this, there are also a couple AWESOME contests going on right now at sites like Punknews, The Tripwire, and Threadless where you can win copies of the reissues along with test pressings. Follow the links below to check them all out. Hide More
Ever wonder why it's so hard to find those old Braid releases on vinyl at your favorite record shop? Well worry no more my friends, because we're reissuing 5 of them for your listening pleasure! Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five, The Age of Octeen, Movie Music Volumes. 1 & 2, and I'm Afraid of Everything 7" are all available for pre-order at the PV online store. These all come with an instant digital download code plus a free Braid sticker! Check out the details below then follow the link to pre-order yours.
Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five - 2xLP - White Vinyl + Instant MP3 - Limited edition of 700 - Deluxe double gatefold 180-gram vinyl - Includes liner notes and lyrics - Re-mastered by John Golden (Nirvana, Melvins, Sonic Youth)
The Age of Octeen LP - Blue Vinyl + Instant MP3 - Limited edition of 700 - 180-gram vinyl - Re-mastered by John Golden (Nirvana, Melvins, Sonic Youth)
Movie Music Vol. 1 - 2xLP - Red Vinyl + Instant MP3 - Limited edition of 700 - Deluxe double gatefold 180-gram vinyl - Updated liner notes with lyrics
Movie Music Vol. 2 2xLP - Orange Vinyl + Instant MP3 - Limited edition of 700 - Deluxe double gatefold 180-gram vinyl - Updated liner notes with lyrics
I'm Afraid of Everything 7" - Mixed-Colored Vinyl + Instant MP3 - Limited edition of 1000 - Braid's most popular 7" now back in print!Hide More
Now, we’ve all heard the ballyhoo about digital cutting into CD sales, the death of the CD, and all that. That got us to thinking, “Why can’t the two co-exist together?” After all, CDs still have superior sound to most things digital. There’s also the archival factor for CDs: If your hard drive crashes, there is still the physical backup. And, if you get tired of the CD or want to upgrade to vinyl there’s also the secondary market of taking it to your local record store and selling it to them used. When was the last time you tried to sell a used download? (Yeah, it didn’t work for us either.)
February being the month of love, we’ve done our best to bring these two seemingly competing formats together for Polyvinyl’s inaugural Buy One, Get One Free Supersale. Every Polyvinyl CD from 1996 – 2008 is taking part in the sale PLUS you get an instant MP3 download of each album you buy at checkout. Order your CDs now, get the MP3s instantly, and still receive a delectable flavor of Airhead along with your albums in the mail.
Click the link below to check out all the releases that are part of the sale, and get ready to go crazy.
The day is here! We're very pleased to announce the release of Casiokids' new compilation, Topp stemning på lokal bar, available now on 2xCD / 2xLP / MP3.
If there's one release to take note of this year, it's Topp stemning på lokal bar. Norway's Casiokids (of Montreal tourmates and now labelmates) take the term "catchy" and multiply it by 1,000. Topp stemning på lokal bar is packed with flawless pop gems, sung in their native language of Norwegian. The band has already been getting attention far and wide from the likes of Flaunt, Stereogum, Self-Titled,FILTER, WIRED, and more. XLR8R also just premiered diskJokke's remix of "En Vill Hest" on their First Listen section. You can also stream the entire album over at AOL SPINNER right now. And on top of that, Pitchfork debuted the band's awesome video for "Finn Bikkjen!" directed by Greg Taylor. Whew...that's a lot of awesome stuff.
The 2xCD includes free sticker, button, and bonus remix CD of 8 orginal tracks. The 2xLP (purple 180 gram vinyl limited to 1,000) also comes with a free sticker, button, and bonus remix 12". And of course, they always come with our digital download code! Click the links below to order your copy of Topp stemning på lokal bar and to check out the articles. Hide More
Remember what it was like to turn 16? No one could tell you what to do. You were a force to be reckoned with - you were filled with the undeniable feeling that you could take on anything and win.
Having formed in 1994, Deerhoof has now reached that fateful age and they're stepping out to challenge the world with their brand new release, Deerhoof vs. Evil, which will be released January 25, 2011 on Polyvinyl Records.
As reported on Pitchfork today, Deerhoof vs. Evil documents the musical "coming of age" for the band and features songs that combine intricate rhythms and abrupt melodies that are instantly engaging. Right from "Qui Dorm, Només Somia" (sung in Catalan), it's evident that Deerhoof aren't afraid to take chances. Recorded, mixed, and mastered in practices spaces and basements with no engineers or outside input, Deerhoof have created a blissfully exuberant album while leaving behind all notions of what a "Deerhoof record sounds like." Download the first single, "The Merry Barracks" for free HERE.
Deerhoof vs. Evil is now available for pre-order over in our online store. The album is available on CD, LP + MP3, and T-shirt + MP3. The LPs come on either black or pink 180 gram vinyl with a gatefold jacket (pink vinyl limited to 2000 copies). and of course they come with a download code. You can also get the album as a T-shirt + MP3 download card! Click the link below to check out the different ways to pre-order. Hide More
The day has arrived! of Montreal's new album False Priest is out today! If you haven't picked up your copy yet, head over to your favorite local record shop or click HERE to order the limited red vinyl directly from us! False Priest also comes on CD / MP3 and limited cassette formats.
False Priest is of Montreal's 10th album and has been getting great reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone, SPIN, FILTER, NY Mag, BLURT, NME, Drowned in Sound, The Line of Best Fit, and others. AOL Spinner is also streaming the whole album right now, so if you haven't heard it yet, now's the time to check it out.
of Montreal just kicked off the first leg of their US tour with Janelle Monae at DC's 9:30 club last night in support of False Priest. Click HERE to check out all the dates and to see if they'll be stopping through your town!
The new Headlights album has arrived! Rather than collapsing under the duress of a demanding year, Headlights have survived to surface with a new collection of songs praising the transience of our friendships, lives, and aspirations.
Wildlife hits stores October 6th and will be available on CD and 180 gram vinyl which includes a digital download code. Both the CD and LP include 4 additional prints by artist Samantha Sanborn on beautiful uncoated cardstock suitable for framing. The pre-orders also come with a bunch of great stuff that you don't want to miss out on including a two song bonus download card featuring an exclusive B-side ("All of Your Lies") and an Evangelicals cover ("Skeleton Man").
Pre-orders also include new sticker and button designs and are paired together in two different bundle options that include a new T-shirt design. On top of all this we're having a complete Headlights discography sale which includes 10-20% off the entire back catalog!
Follow the link below to pre-order Wildlife and to check out all the great extras! Hide More
Thursday's are good days for AWESOME release announcements right? I'd say so, because we're hitting you with something new from Japandroids - No Singles, out May 11th.
Before their critically acclaimed full-length Post-Nothing, Japandroids released two 5-song EPs (All Lies and Lullaby Death Jams) on good ole CD-Rs. The EPs were limited to 500 copies and quickly sold out. No Singles compiles these two EPs into one album.
With beautiful packaging designed by the band along with a 11" x 11" 32-page booklet featuring rare photos and fliers detailing the band's early history, No Singles illustrates how Japandroids would go on to land spots on over 30 year-end lists for 2009.
No Singles was mastered by John Golden (The Melvins, Nirvana) and will be available on CD+MP3 and LP+MP3 (deluxe double gatefold,180-gram black or white). All orders will include an instant digital download code on ship date, 4/30, so you can have the music while you wait for your record to arrive! Follow the links below to pre-order your copy and to see what Pitchfork and Exclaim have to say about the release announcement. Hide More
Ready for some new Japandroids songs? Sure you are! 2009 was a busy year for Japandroids. Their nonstop touring schedule didn't leave much time for recording another full-length, so Brian and Dave devised a 5-part 7" series as a way to give back to all of you!
As reported by Pitchfork earlier today, each 7" will feature a previously unreleased track written during the Post-Nothing sessions along with a cover. The first installment, Art Czars, features the title track along with a Big Black cover of "Racer X", a live favorite. Recorded during a brief break between tours and mastered by John Golden, Art Czars will be released on April 13th on clear vinyl (limited edition of 2000) along with a digital download code. Follow the link below to pre-order your copy.
On top of Pitchfork's post about the single series, other outlets have posted about it including Exclaim, SPIN, Village Voice, Under The Radar, and more. Check them all out by clicking the links below. Hide More
Alright my friends, the day has arrived! Japandroids' latest 7" single Art Czars is out now on clear vinyl, equipped with digital download code! To celebrate the release, SPIN is exclusively streaming the B-side "Racer X," right now on their website! Now's your chance to go get a preview.
The single has done so well, that we're already sold out of them through mailorder! But don't worry, you can still buy the MP3s from our digital store or by catching the band at an upcoming show. They've still got a few left! Follow the links below to purchase Art Czars and to check out the feature on SPIN.
Art Czars is the first of a 5 part series that will be released throughout 2010. Since Japandroids tour so much, they haven't had a chance to get into the studio to record a follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, Post-Nothing, so they're releasing these singles as a way to give back to all of you! Each single will have an original song taken from the Post-Nothing sessions along with a cover. The first single contains the title track on the A-side along with a cover of Big Black's "Racer X" on the B-side." Hide More
Look out! Japandroids are at it again with their new 7" titled Younger Us. Younger Us is the 2nd installment in the 5-part 7" series being released throughout 2010 and features the title track on the A-side along with a cover of X's "Sex and Dying in High Society" on the B-side.
Just like the Art Czars 7", Younger Us will be on limited clear vinyl and includes an instant MP3 download. Art Czars sold out before street date, so I'd advise you all to pre-order a copy of Younger Us for yourself while you can. Click the link below to order!
2 down, 3 more to go! Japandroids' Younger Us 7" is out now on clear vinyl and can be purchased through our online store or at your favorite local record shop.
Younger Us is the 2nd installment of the 5-part 7" series devised by the band as a way to give something back to fans. Since the band has been touring for so long, they haven't had a chance to record a follow up to 2009's critically acclaimed Post-Nothing. These five 7"s each have a track from the Post-Nothing sessions along with a cover on the B-side. Younger Us (limited to 2500 copies) features the title track on the A-side along with a cover of X's "Sex and Dying in High Society" on the B-side.
If you want to try and score a copy for free, head on over to You Aint No Picasso where you can enter to win a copy of Younger Us along with a test pressing of Art Czars, the first 7" in the series. Otherwise, click the link below to purchase your copy.
Attention Joan of Arc fans! Get ready for one of the greatest JOA related projects to ever hit record store shelves with Joan of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control, curated by Tim Kinsella.
Don't Mind Control is now available for pre-order and features 18 brand new, exclusive songs from 41+ musicians who, at one point or another, all collaborated with Tim Kinsella in Joan of Arc. Artists include Owen, Euphone feat. Tim Kinsella, Ghosts and Vodka, Vacations, Cale Parks, Birthmark, and more.
If that's not enough to get you to completely flip out, we're putting this one out on both CD and 2xLP! The CD comes with a 24-page photo booklet while the double gatefold LP will be available on orange or green 180 gram vinyl. The LP will also include a limited 18"x24" poster along with a digital download of the entire album. We're also pairing this release with the similar compilation, The Association of Utopian Hologram Swallowers 2x7" as a package deal.
Click the link below to learn more about Don't Mind Control and to pre-order your copy. Since this is a very special, limited release, once they're gone they're gone for good. Hurry and get yours! Hide More
The day we've all been waiting for has finally arrived! Joan of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control is now available for purchase. If you haven't heard about the comp yet, it features 18 bands whose members have collaborated with Tim Kinsella under the Joan of Arc moniker at one point over the years (41+ people!). Artists include Owen, Euphone, Cale Parks, Ghosts and Vodka, Birthmark, Vacations, and more.
Don't Mind Control is available on both limited CD and deluxe double gatefold 2xLP. The CD comes with a 24-page photo booklet along with a 16-song Polyvinyl sampler. The 180 gram LP comes in either orange or green and includes a 18"x24" poster. Everything is very limited so get yours while you can by clicking the link below.
Don't Mind Control has already been getting tons of great coverage in places like Alternative Press, Time Out Chicago, Newcity, The Chicago Reader, Indie Rock Reviews and more. Follow the links below to check it out.
On top of all this great stuff, Friday 1/22 was a treat for all that were in attendance at the Joan of Arc Don't Mind Control Variety Show at The Emtpy Bottle in Chicago. The local cover band (Cap'n Jazz) decided to play a short set in the middle of the Variety Show. Check out the video above of "Oh Messy Life."
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
Our favorite holiday is almost here! RECORD STORE DAY 2012! The one (and probably only) day where you're expected to blow off all your other more important plans and head down to your local record shop to support independent music.
While you're flipping through all the amazing records you're sure to find this Saturday, be on the lookout for the 9 releases we have. They're goodies! Read on for details on each release.
1. of Montreal / Deerhoof split 7" - Stygian x} Bisection - Limited to 2000 copies on clear gold vinyl, this 7" is the latest in Deerhoof's collaborative single series. Side-A features of Montreal's Kevin Barnes singing alternate vocals to Deerhoof's "Secret Mobilization," while side-B features of Montreal's song "Feminine Effects."
2. Xiu Xiu / Dirty Beaches Split 7" - Side-A features Xiu Xiu's cover of "Always" by Erasure while side-B features Dirty Beaches' cover of "Tu Ne Dis Rien" by Francoise Hardy. Limited to 2000 on black vinyl.
3. STRFKR - Heaven's Youth (Reptilians Demos) - Limited to just 1000 copies on white vinyl, Heaven's Youth gives you a glimpse into how STRFKR's main songwriter, Josh Hodges, created the songs on the band's latest full-length, Reptilians. Many of these versions were recorded in the van during STRFKR tours or back in Hodges' home studio. It also features new artwork. This is a must for any STRFKR fan.
4. Saturday Looks Good To Me - All Your Summer Songs - Named one of Pitchfork's Top 50 albums of 2003, All Your Summer Songs has been out-of-print on vinyl for some time now. To celebrate the band's upcoming album & tour, we wanted to make it available for your turntable again. Limited to 1000 on white vinyl.
5. Hey Mercedes - Hey Mercedes - After the break-up of Braid in 1999, Bob Nanna, Todd Bell, and Damon Atkinson went on to form Hey Mercedes and release this self-titled debut. Limited to 700 copies on black vinyl.
6. Rainer Maria - Rainer Maria - Features each of the band's 3 EPs (Rainer Maria, Atlantic, and Ears Ring) comprised into one vinyl release. This is the first time any of the EPs have been available on vinyl. Limited to 300 on black vinyl.
7. matt pond PA - Several Arrows Later - Back in print and limited to 1000 copies on black vinyl!
8. matt pond PA - Measure - First time ever on vinyl! Limited to 1000 on black vinyl.
9. Mates of State - Crushes (The Covers Mixtape) - A complete covers album from Jason and Kori of Mates of State! This is the first time this release has been made available on vinyl. Features covers of songs by Girls, Belle and Sebastian, Death Cab For Cutie, Fleetwood Mac, and others. Limited to 1500 on clear vinyl. Hide More
In 2003, Polyvinyl released All Your Summer Songs by a band called Saturday Looks Good To Me. Remember that one? Led by multi-instrumentalist Fred Thomas (City Center, Flashpaper, Swimsuit, Lovesick) along with Betty Marie Barnes on vocals, SLGTM went on to tour, record and release records extensively until about 2008 before going on an unofficial hiatus.
While Fred went on to record and tour with City Center, Swimsuit and various other projects, Betty went to school in Stockholm, Sweden. Last summer while Betty was home for a week, the two recorded the basic vocal tracks of what was to become a brand new project called Mighty Clouds. Over the next 6 months, Fred fleshed out the arrangements and recorded the rest of the instruments to finish the album.
Mighty Clouds, the band's self-titled debut, is finally finished and available on 180 gram "cloud colored" vinyl +MP3 through Fred's label, LIFELIKE. Since we're so excited about the release, we got a few copies for our online store and paired it with an amazing package deal. For $39, you'll get the Mighty Clouds LP + Instant MP3 along with 14 Fred Thomas-related digital albums - 193 songs total! To find out more, follow the links below. Hide More
It's raining 7"s over here at Polyvinyl my friends! We've got 3 brand new ones from Japandroids, Sharon Van Etten, and Deerhoof / Physical Forms that are currently up for pre-order RIGHT NOW! The dudes in our mailorder dept are also putting together a RAD package deal for all these titles where you can get all 3 for $12 plus you'll get an extra 20% off on ALL the 7"s in our online store! Find out more about each 7" below.
Japandroids - Heavenward Grand Prix
Heavenward Grand Prix is the 3rd installment of the 5-part Japandroids 7" series being released throughout 2010. The A-side features the title track and the B-side features a cover of PJ Harvey's "Shame." This one comes on clear vinyl + MP3 and is limited to 2000 copies. Check out "Heavenward Grand Prix" by heading over to Stereogum where they have it available for download.
Sharon Van Etten - I'm Giving Up On You
We're super excited about the release of I'm Giving Up On You. After her critically acclaimed debut Because I Was In Love, Sharon Van Etten has been hard at work on various projects - singing on The Antlers album Hospice, performing at Pitchfork Music Festival, and collaborating live with the likes of Bon Iver and The National. On top of all of this, along with recording her sophmore album Epic (to be released Oct. 5th on Ba Da Bing), Sharon found time to record 2 exclusive songs for the I'm Giving Up On You 7". This one is limited to 500 copies on black vinyl + MP3. Get it while you can!
Deerhoof / Physical Forms - Hoofdriver
Another one we're SUPER excited for! This 7" spawned from the mind of Regan Farquhar, better known as Busdriver (LA-based MC who has released several albums on ANTI-). Side A of Hoofdriver features Farquhar singing over a Deerhoof instrumental track. Side B features Farquhar's latest project, Physical Forms, which features members of The Mae Shi. Hoofdriver is the first of a possible series of Deerhoof 7"s featuring guest vocalists singing self-composed lyrics and new vocal melodies over original Deerhoof compositions. This one comes on yellow vinyl + MP3 and is limited to 1000 copies.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
Joan of Arc's new album, Life LIke, is officially out today. As you can see, Sydney the dog thinks it's pretty rad...and she's totally right, it is!
Don't believe her? Find out for yourself by visiting AOL Spinner, where you can listen to the whole album RIGHT NOW for free! CLICK HERE to listen.
Life Like is already getting excellent reviews throughout the music world. Alternative Press calls it "the band's most poignant work to date." [4/5 stars] while Drowned in Sound, The A.V. Club, and others added to the list of glowing reviews. Bassist Bobby Burg also contributed an awesome playlist for Epitonic which you can check out RIGHT HERE.
Life Like comes on tons of formats - 180 gram cyan or black vinyl + MP3 / T-shirt + MP3 / CD / or digital. If you order right here from us, you'll get an instant MP3 download code while you wait for your stuff to arrive in the mail. Perfect right?
You can also pick up a copy of Life Like from the band direct at one of their current West Coast shows w/ Air Waves. They haven't played as Joan of Arc out west since 2008, so I'd recommend checking out a show (or two).
Follow the links below to order Life Like and to see the remaining tour dates.Hide More
The Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin camp is back again with a brand new album! We're very very pleased to announce that come August 17, Let It Sway will be available worldwide! The album is officially available for pre-order now on CD / LP (180-gram peach or black) / MP3 formats. All formats include a free sticker, button, poster, and bonus 3-song digital EP! You can even pre-order the album as a T-Shirt and get a download card with your purchase. SWEET!
Recorded by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla (Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists) and Beau Sorenson (DCFC, Sparklehorse), Let It Sway takes cues from the band's quiet Broom-era bedroom recordings and couples them with the polished sound of Pershing to create a whole new aesthetic.
Click the links below to pre-order your copy of Let It Sway and to download the first single "Sink / Let It Sway" for FREE!
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.
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.
It's that time of year again my friends! Our 8th annual Holiday Sale is in full swing. This year you can save up to 70% on various LPs, CDs, clothing, and more.
We also have a special of Montreal Buy 1, Get 1 Free holiday sale happening as well. If you're looking for the right gift to give your special Sunlandic somebody...look no further! Follow the links below to check it all out.
Polyvinyl is now holding our 2nd annual Buy One, Get One Free CD Sale. Buy any CD and pick another (of equal or lesser value) free. Choose from over 100 titles.
Every Polyvinyl CD from 1996 – 2009 is taking part in the sale -- and, as always, you still get an instant MP3 download of each album you buy, so you can listen to them RIGHT NOW while you wait for your package to arrive. Check out the sale by clicking the link below.
It's new release week here at Polyvinyl and this time we're hitting you with two amazing releases! Both Japandroids' Post-Nothing and Cale Parks' To Swift Mars EP are out now and available for purchase at the PV online store.
Pitchfork gave Post-Nothing "Best New Music" and calls it "terminally catchy music played with punk's enthusiasm and velocity." To Swift Mars is also getting tons of great reviews in various outlets such as SPIN Magazine, who states, "opener "Eyes Won't Shut" channels Junior Boys' seductive electro-pop while the organ-heavy "Knight Conversation" evokes Beach House's languid balladry."
Click the links below to purchase these incredible releases and to read what others have to say about them.
After more than a decade of existence, 10 proper full-length albums, and on the heels of their instantly sold-out Cassette Box Set, Joan of Arc has compiled their latest opus: Oh Brother, which is now available for pre-order HERE.
Featuring collaborations with 14 musicians, including Zach Hill of Hella & Rob Lowe of Lichens, Oh Brother is the combination of four distinct albums embarked upon but never completed by Joan of Arc curator Tim Kinsella.
The four albums became four long movements which fill the totality of each side of the 2xLP. Each side -- A, B, C, and D -- contains one 20 minute track. Available on limited, hand-numbered black or white vinyl with gatefold jacket. (Black vinyl limited to 350 copies, white limited to 150.) Also comes with a download code.
The four distinct ensembles woven into Oh Brother are:
- FRIEND / ENEMY (featuring Tim Kinsella, Zach Hill [Hella], Nate Kinsella [Make Believe], Sam Zurick [Cap'n Jazz, Make Believe] and others) - TK / FR DUO (Tim Kinsella w/ jazz drummer Frank Rosaly) - LIKINS (Tim Kinsella w/ Rob Lowe) - MINERAL TOTEM (Tim Kinsella, Jeff Bradbury, Robert Ryan, and Doug Rosenburg)
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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.
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
Great news everyone! We're SUPER SUPER excited to announce that Portland, OR's Starfucker have officially signed with Polyvinyl! Their upcoming 7", Julius, is currently up for pre-order right now with a physical release date of October 12th, 2010! All pre-orders receive an instant download of both tracks at check out.
Led by principal songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Hodges, Starfucker have already made a name for themselves throughout the indie/electronic scene with their self-titled debut and their follow-up EP, Jupiter. After a short-lived name change, the guys decided to keep the Starfucker moniker and continue to do what they do best - crafting instantly catchy dance pop that's sure to please.
Julius will be available on limited blue vinyl and features the title track on the A-side along with "Helium Muffin" on the B-side. Click the links below to pre-order your copy and to check out the band's various social networking pages.
The stars have aligned! STRFKR's new Julius 7" is officially out today! You can pick one up at your favorite local record shop or you can get the limited blue vinyl from us RIGHT HERE! They come with a download code + free sticker and button.
STRFKR are currently out on tour with Octopus Project in support of Julius. Check out the newest tour video above, equipped with an awesome acapella Red Hot Chilli Peppers cover by drummer Keil Corcoran. Complete list of tour dates can be found HERE.
What better way to kick off 2011 than with a brand new album from STRFKR? Reptilians, the band's 2nd full-length and 1st for Polyvinyl set to be released March 8th, is now available for pre-order. Reptilians is available on 180-gram clear (limited to 700 copies) or black vinyl, CD or MP3 formats. The LP also comes with a poster. And here's the best part, if you PRE-ORDER right now, you'll get an instant MP3 download of the ENTIRE ALBUM at check out! You can also download the first single, "Bury Us Alive," for free by clicking HERE.
Lyrically, Reptilians focuses primarily on death and the end of the world. Amazingly, the album sounds not the least bit depressing. Full of explosive drums, vibrant crescendos, and layered synth melodies, Reptilians is surely STRFKR's most well-rounded and full-sounding album to date.
of Montreal's song "The Past Is A Grotesque Animal" off 2007's Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?, is a fan favorite and was recently featured in Spike Jonze's amazing new short film, I'M HERE. To celebrate, we thought we'd hit you all with a super special release, exclusive to the Polyvinyl online store.
As of today, you can pre-order your copy of The Past Is A Grotesque Animal as a 45 RPM 12" on light blue 180-gram vinyl! The A-side features the original version of "The Past Is A Grotesque Animal" while the B-side features the new I'M HERE version which was re-envisioned by Kevin Barnes, Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and members of the Moonrats.
The beautiful cover is a hand screen printed design by Nina Barnes/Geminitactics. This is also the first time ever that the epic 12 min long "The Past Is A Grotesque Animal" is available as a 45 RPM release. Trust me when I tell you, IT SOUNDS AMAZING because it was remastered by John Golden (Nirvana, Melvins, Sonic Youth). This 12" is limited to 500 copies and will probably sell out fast! Click the link below to pre-order your copy. Hide More
We're VERY VERY proud to announce that the newest from Love Is All - Two Thousand And Ten Injuries - is available for purchase today in North America! Two Thousand And Ten Injuries is the band's third full-length and features some of Love Is All's most adventurous work to date. Recorded, produced, and mixed at the band's home studio in Gothenburg, Sweden with the help of Wyatt Cusick (The Aisler Set, Trackstar), Two Thousand and Ten Injuries is the band at their best.
Not only is the music fantastic, but the packaging is too! Two Thousand And Ten Injuries is available on CD & LP and includes a bunch of great goodies. The CD comes with a free Polyvinyl digital sampler and the 180-gram LP is available on black or white vinyl. The white LP is exclusive to mailorder and limited to 500, so hurry! Both the CD and LP also come with a free sticker and button. And the best part? If you order from the PV online store, you'll get a download code the instant you place your order which gets you high quality MP3s of the entire album! You'll have the music while you wait for your package. It's too good to be true!
Two Thousand and Ten Injuries has already been getting tons of high praise in places like SPIN, Filter, Under the Radar, and more. Click the links below to check out the reviews, the latest single "Kungen," and to order your copy. Hide More
Remember Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!? Pretty much the best band from 2004? You know how you can never find their self-titled release on vinyl at your favorite record store? That's because it didn't exist...until now!
We've put together a project on Kickstarter (our new favorite website) that's finally going to give you the vinyl you've been searching for, but we can only do it with your help! Here's how it works: Pledges start at $5 for 320kbps MP3 download, $15 for 180-gram black vinyl, $25 for a special 180-gram maroon colored vinyl edition of the record which will only ever be available to those who pledge on Kickstarter. And finally, for a $65 pledge you'll get the maroon vinyl, some other goodies, and a test pressing (limited to 30) of the record that we'll send to you the day we get them here at Polyvinyl!
This is exclusively available on Kickstarter until Sept 8, so don't miss out! Click the link below to check out the project on Kickstarter.