Back in July during Vivian Girls' UK tour, Manchester Scenewipe met up with them at The Ruby Lounge to shoot this live performance of "Dance (If You Wanna)" off their latest album, Share the Joy. Check out the performance above then head to Manchester Scenewipe by clicking the link below.
Braid's upcoming show at The Metro in Chicago, IL on 8/27 is approaching fast! If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, you should HURRY UP AND DO SO BY CLICKING HERE. You definitely don't want to miss it.
Braid bassist Todd Bell was recently interviewed on Sock Monkey Sound's podcast about the upcoming IL shows and the new EP, Closer to Closed. Todd tells some great stories about the Champaign/Urbana music scene and what it was like to be a part of it. Take a listen to the podcast by clicking the link below.
THE DROIDS ARE BACK! Japandroids began their new North American tour over the weekend in their hometown of Vancouver, BC at The Waldorf Hotel and the excitement is only growing as they make their way through the US. Brian and Dave will be unveiling brand new songs set to appear on their long-awaited follow up to 2009's Post-Nothing, along with the classic Japandroids jams you all know and love.
For those of you that missed the Vancouver show, The Georgia Straight was there and wrote a great review of the night's festivities. Follow the links below to check out the review along with a complete list of upcoming Japandroids tour dates.
Japandroids Tour Dates
Aug 30, 2011 - Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA Aug 31, 2011 - Bunk Bar, Portland, OR Sep 2, 2011 - The Hemlock, San Francisco, CA Sep 3, 2011 - FYF Fest, Los Angeles, CA Sep 5, 2011 - Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ Sep 7, 2011 - Bryan Street Tavern, Dallas, TX Sep 8, 2011 - The Mohawk, Austin, TX Sep 9, 2011 - Hopscotch Fest, Raleigh, NC Sep 12, 2011 - Red Palace, Washington, DC Sep 13, 2011 - Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA Sep 14, 2011 - Mercury Lounge, New York, NY Sep 15, 2011 - Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA Sep 16, 2011 - The Capital Complex, Fredericton, NB Sep 17, 2011 - Seahorse Tavern, Halifax, Canada Sep 19, 2011 - Hunter's Ale House, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada Sep 20, 2011 - L'Agitee, Quebec City, Canada Sep 21, 2011 - Le Divan Orange (POP Montreal), Montreal, Canada Sep 22, 2011 - Sneaky Dee's, Toronto, Canada Sep 23, 2011 - Schubas, Chicago, IL Sep 24, 2011 - Polyvinyl's 15-Year Anniversary @ Highdive (Pygmalion Music Festival), Champaign, IL Sep 26, 2011 - 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN Sep 27, 2011 - Royal Albert Arms, Winnipeg, Canada Sep 29, 2011 - Brixx, Edmonton, Canada
THE WAIT IS OVER! Owen's new album, Ghost Town, is now available for pre-order through our online store. The album comes out on Nov. 8th and is available on multiple formats including limited edition clear or black vinyl (clear limited to 800 copies), CD, T-shirt + MP3, and digital formats. And here's the best part - all pre-orders receive an instant MP3 download for the entire album at checkout. So you can listen to the whole album RIGHT NOW!
To get a sneak peak at a brand new song, head over to Alternatve Press for an exclusive stream of Ghost Town's second track, "No Place Like Home."
Follow the links below to pre-order the album and to check out the song on Alternative Press.
Loney Dear recently performed a wonderful live set on Swedish radio, and the performace has since been archived on their website. Follow the link below to listen to the entire performance which includes new songs from the upcoming Loney Dear album, Hall Music.
STRFKR hit the road today, starting their new North American tour w/ Beat Connection! They'll be hitting tons of great summer festivals including Bumbershoot in Seattle, Midpoint Music Fest in Cincinnati, and our 15-Year Anniversary @ Pygmalion Music Festival in Champaign. Check out the complete list of dates below and be sure and get out to one of the shows!
STRFKR Tour Dates
Sep 2, 2011 - Electric Owl, Vancouver, Canada Sep 3, 2011 - Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA Sep 4, 2011 - The Reef, Boise, ID Sep 5, 2011 - Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT Sep 6, 2011 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT Sep 7, 2011 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO Sep 9, 2011 - 12th & Porter, Nashville, TN Sep 10, 2011 - The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA Sep 11, 2011 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC Sep 12, 2011 - Black Cat, Washington, DC Sep 13, 2011 - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA Sep 16, 2011 - Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY Sep 17, 2011 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY Sep 18, 2011 - Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA Sep 19, 2011 - Il Motore, Montreal, Canada Sep 20, 2011 - Lee's Palace, Toronto, Canada Sep 21, 2011 - Majestic Theater, Detroit, MI Sep 23, 2011 - MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH Sep 24, 2011 - Highdive (Pygmalion Music Festival), Champaign, IL Sep 26, 2011 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL Sep 27, 2011 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL Sep 28, 2011 - Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI Sep 29, 2011 - The Cave, Northfield, MN Sep 30, 2011 - The Vault, Sioux Falls, SD Oct 3, 2011 - The Badlander, Missoula, MT Oct 5, 2011 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, ORHide More
Are you the type that still has a cassette player in your car, and whenever you feel like listening to some of Montreal, you gotta fiddle with those crazy adaptors? I know how you feel, my car's still rockin a cassette deck. But hey, the fine people at Joyful Noise Recordings feel your pain too. That's why they've created a limited edition of Montreal cassette box set featuring the band's 10 full-length albums!
Limited to just 500 hand-numbered copies, the collection is housed in a custom-built wooden box, screen-printed with original artwork from David Barnes. Each of the 10 cassettes are individually wrapped and include the original album art. Purchase includes an instant MP3 download of the entire box set collection. The box sets are available for pre-order here - http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/oMcassettes and come out Oct. 25th.
Casiokids' Ketil Kinden Endresen sat down for an interview with Best New Bands to talk about the upcoming Casiokids album, Aabenbaringen over aaskammen. Check out the interview at the link below, and don't forget to pre-order your copy of Aabenbaringen over aaskammen on limited edition 180-gram blue vinyl.
It sure has been one crazy "video premiere" week over here at Polyvinyl. The new Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin video for "Critical Drain," which made its debut on mtvU today, is our 3rd new video this week. Crazy times!
The video was directed by Brook Linder and features the guys getting dragged in dirt, paint, water, and a bunch of other super comfy things. Poor John, looks like he gets the worst of it!
Local independent online mag Smile Politely recently sat down with Matt for a great interview about our 15-Year Anniversary show along with some history on how the label got started. Check it out at the link below, and don't forget to get your tickets to our 15-Year Anniversary Show this Sat. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.
The Line of Best Fit recently posted the brand new Loney Dear video for "My heart" along with a few upcoming tour dates. The video was directed by Andrew de Freitas, who has also done videos for The War on Drugs, Dan Deacon, and others. Check out the video above, then head to The Line of Best Fit to check out the tour dates and to read more!
Tons of great Asobi Seksu news has been floating about lately! The band's latest Daytrotter session was just posted yesterday. The session features 3 songs off their latest album, Fluorescence. CLICK HERE to listen to the session.
In addition, Asobi Seksu just released their latest cover of The Walkmen's "Little House of Savages" via Pitchfork today! The song will appear on their upcoming digital single, HMM HMM HIM, which comes out Oct. 11th. CLICK HERE to listen to the song.
Loney Dear's beautiful new full-length album, Hall Music, is officially out today! If you haven't gotten your copy yet, CLICK HERE to check out all the available options (limited edition cyan or black vinyl, CD, and digital formats).
After his last time touring the US in support of 2009's Dear John, Loney Dear's main creative force, Emil Svanängen, began playing shows with chamber orchestras throughout the country. This experience had a huge influence on how Hall Music turned out.
Take a listen to the new single, "My heart," below.
Casiokids' new single "Golden Years," off their upcoming album Aabenbaringen over aaskammen, made its debut on Rolling Stone today! The song is available as a free download, so if I were you, I'd click the link below and snatch it up! Don't forget to check out Aabenbaringen over aaskammen on limited edition 180-gram blue vinyl in our online store.
Loney Dear's latest album, Hall Music, may just be one of the band's most beautiful albums to date, but if you haven't seen them live then you're really missing out on something special. The Line of Best Fit just posted a great live video of Emil playing the new single, "My heart," by himself with his acoustic guitar and some loop pedals. Check it out above.
For a more full band experience, be sure and check out Loney Dear's recent performance on Swedish TV where they deliver great performances of "My heart" and "D major" in front of a live studio audience. Follow the links below to check out all the clips.
Since Owen's upcoming album, Ghost Town, is about to come out next month, Mike Kinsella's friend Craig Shimala is filming a series of live videos where Mike plays each song off the album in a different location in Chicago. The first video of "Too Many Moons" was just posted today. Check it out above and be sure to follow the Owen YouTube channel to see the others as they get posted leading up to Ghost Town's release on Nov. 8th.
If you haven't had a chance to check out Loney Dear's beautiful new album, Hall Music, then now's the perfect time! The entire album is streaming on Paste Magazine's website right now for free. Follow the link below to check it out.
Emil Svanängen (AKA Loney Dear) recently stopped by The L Mag's office for a nice little acoustic performance. Check out a stripped down version of "My heart" above, then follow the link below to watch Emil play the Dear John track, "Violent." Don't forget to check out Loney Dear's latest album, Hall Music, in the PV online store.