Japandroids' new single, "Younger Us," has been out in the internet world for a whole 24 hours now and has already gained traction amongst various sites, including Best New Music on Pitchfork. They describe the song as "a welcome indication that this band has more to offer than the, fuzzed-out frenzy that we already know they do so well." Click the links below to pre-order Younger Us and to check out the article.
QRO Magazine wrote up a great review for Xiu Xiu's Portland show, even comparing Stewart's on-stage writhing with Morrissey. Follow the link below to read on. Also be sure to check out the live video above to see Jamie Stewart and Angela Seo performing "Hi".
Headlights' latest album, Wildlife, keeps generating great reviews each day. Beyond Race had some excellent things to say about it, comparing Wraight's whispery vocals to that of Ben Gibbard's work in The Postal Service. Check out the review by clicking the link below.
Headlights' latest album, Wildlife, just got reviewed on The Onion's AV Club. We like the first line the best - "An underappreciated band on an underappreciated label." Amazing! Check out the full review by clicking the link below.
Volcano Choir, the latest collaboration between Polyvinyl family members Collections of Colonies of Bees and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, just released their new song "Island, IS" which got the "Best New Music" tag on Pitchfork. The album, Unmap, is set to come out in September. Click the link below to check out the song and to find out more about the album.
Casiokids just landed a great review on Venus Zine for their latest compilation, Topp stemning på lokal bar. They compare the band to the likes of Phoenix and Sigur Ros, calling the compilation "a delightful and mostly mid-tempo treat." Check out the review by clicking the link below.
High Voltage wrote a great review of Love Is All's Two Thousand And Ten Injuries, calling it "an energetic and infectious album that grow in stature the more you listen to it." Check out the review by clicking the link below.
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
Chalk up another amazing review of To Swift Mars to the evergrowing list of accolades. This time, it's from Treble Zine and they had some great things to say! "Between its crevices and folds, To Swift Mars reveals highbrow, avant garde elements, but at its heart, it's a pop record, and a really good one at that." Click the link below to read the review.
Check out this great review for Cale Parks' new EP To Swift Mars in SPIN Magazine! The EP came out Tuesday and has been getting great reviews so far. SPIN compares Parks' latest release to "Junior Boys' seductive electro-pop" and "Beach House's languid balladry." Click the link below to check out the review.
It's a been a week since the release of Cale Parks' EP To Swift Mars and the reviews are coming in from all over the place! Cleveland Bachelor gave To Swift Mars "Album of the Week" and wrote a great review. There's even footage of Cale performing "One at a Time" on Diesel U:Music Radio in NYC. Click the link below to check it out.
Tiny Mixtapes wrote up a beautiful review of all the different reasons to love Deerhoof; partially because the songs "operate according their own intricate, thoroughly developed internal logic." Finally, the review concedes: "all that talk about diverted expectations, execution, and internal logic is just my desperate way of trying to justify one simple fact: Deerhoof offer musical pleasures that I haven't found anywhere else." Click the link below to read the whole review.
Eric Loranger of Absolute Punk recently interviewed Tim Kinsella regarding the upcoming release of Joan of Arc's 10th full-length album, Flowers, which comes out June 9. The interview goes into the making of Flowers and also Tim's band before Cap'n Jazz! There's also a great review of Flowers towards the bottom of the interview. Click the link below to check it out.
Check out this great review of Japandroids Post-Nothing in The Quietus! The review talks about the band's nonstop, energenic attitude with comparisons to Television. Check out the review by clicking the link below.
Japandroids have been busy cruising through Europe lately, performing at a bunch of places they've never been before. The Line of Best Fit was at their London show at ICA and had nothing but great things to say about it. Check out the full review and photos by Valerio Berdini and Paul Bridgewater by clicking the link below. Above photo by Valerio Berdini.
A bunch of Norwegians in American Songwriter? We'll take it! Casiokids are featured in the newest issue of the magazine, which praises their latest compilation, Topp stemning på lokal bar. Along with bands like Dungen and Sigur Ros, Casiokids are breaking the language barrier here in the states while embarking on an unstoppable dance rampage. Click the link below to read the full sized article.
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.
STRFKR are burnin' up the highway on their way to SXSW, playing 5 sold-out shows in 5 nights: 2 in San Francisco, 1 each in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Costa Mesa. Both San Francisco shows received awesome reviews in Crawdaddy Magazine and SF Weekly, which said: "Their sound is reminiscent of MGMT, Love is All, and Passion Pit, but having seen all those bands, I can say that Starfucker definitely has a more energetic stage presence that makes it a very fun act to watch" (Crawdaddy). Click the link below to read the full review and to find a full list of tour dates, and makes sure to catch them when they pass through your town.