The new Deerhoof song, "Fete d'Adieu," from the band's upcoming album Breakup Song, recently made its debut on Rolling Stone! When asked to describe the song, drummer Greg Saunier says it has a "Keith Richards-joins-ABBA vibe." Take a listen to the song below. Breakup Song comes out September 4th and is available for pre-order HERE.
Dusted has a new track, "Pale Light", debuting on Consequence of Sound! Coming from the soon to be released, Total Dust, CoS described the song as "darker and more introspective, unwinding violin threads in cavernous spaces that echo Taheny’s work with Final Fantasy". If that peaks your interest (and we're guessing it did), then check out the soundcloud link above or go directly to their site through the link below.
Japandroids' new album, Celebration Rock, is currently streaming in its entirety all this week on NPR's "First Listen." Check it out HERE. When describing the album, NPR says: "In 35 minutes and just eight songs, these guys kick and scream ("Let rip, but never let go!"), fill their choruses with "whoa-oh-ohs," and generally sing the praises of a loud, messy life. It's fitting that Celebration Rock both starts and finishes with the sound of fireworks — figuratively, they never actually stopped."
But NPR aren't the only ones who have praised Celebration Rock. Pitchfork gave the album a great review (Best New Music - 8.8), saying it "remains structurally minimal but incredibly dense, fashioning a bionic kind of rock music from the best parts without a moment that lacks crowd-pleasing purpose."
The album is currently out now in Canada, and will be released everywhere else next week (6/5). Follow the links below to order the album and to read the reviews. Hide More
During this past SXSW, Brian & Dave of Japandroids sat down with Ryan Dombal at Pitchfork for an in-depth interview about their upcoming album, Celebration Rock. The interview goes into detail on how the band writes songs, why they love touring so much, and what they were thinking about while recording the new album.
"Personally, I really like the concepts of good and evil, heaven and hell-- the extreme boundaries of how people can feel and how fast things can change. I like that language. I'm not talking about just some night you felt a certain way, I'm talking about the night you felt that way-- that one time." - Brian King
Japandroids' Brian King recently got a chance to chat with Anthem Magazine about their upcoming album, Celebration Rock + what's in store for Japandroids in the near future. Follow the link below to check it out.
Japandroids' vocalist/guitarist Brian King recently sat down with Matthew Perpetua of Rolling Stone to chat about their upcoming album, Celebration Rock (out June 5th). The two touch on tons of details - everything from the recording process of Celebration Rock, to the fact that the band almost broke up (not to mention Brian almost died) before their debut album, Post-Nothing, was even released. Check out the interview HERE.
If you didn't get a chance to make it out to one of the recent of Montreal show's this year, NPR's got your back! They just posted of Montreal's entire performance from their 4/3 show at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. Watch it above, then head to NPR for more by clicking the link below.
We couldn't be more excited to announce that Dusted have officially joined the Polyvinyl family and will be releasing their debut album, Total Dust, on July 10th in conjunction w/ Canadian label Hand Drawn Dracula. The album is available for pre-order HERE and comes on 180-gram black or maroon LP & CD (includes a bonus track). The maroon LPs are limited edition of 500 and we only have 200 in the PV store, so act quick if you want one!
Hailing from Toronto, ON, Dusted is the side project of Holy Fuck's Brian Borcherdt. After 6 years of constant Holy Fuck touring, Borcherdt teamed up with producer Leon Taheny (Final Fantasy, Rituals, Bruce Peninsula) and fleshed out the songs that would eventually appear on Total Dust. They decided to keep it as a two-piece (Borcherdt on guitar/vocals, Taheny on drums/samples) and Dusted was born.
Stream the first single "(Into the) Atmosphere" above + watch a teaser video. SPIN.com debuted the track, describing it as "a dewy lo-fi pop ramble, with sweetly multi-tracked vocals, cavernous layers of melancholy guitar strums, and galloping, off-kilter percussion."
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During of Montreal's recent stop in San Francisco, Kevin Barnes stopped by Different Fur studios to play a stripped down version of "Dour Percentage" for a Yourstru.ly / Pitchfork.tv session. Check out the clip above, then follow the link below to watch more videos on Pitchfork.tv.
Any NPR lovers out there? Be sure to check out this week's episode of All Songs Considered, as the new Japandroids song, "The House That Heaven Built," is one of the talked about tracks! The song appears on the upcoming album, Celebration Rock (out June 5th), as well as the The House That Heaven Built 7" (out May 15th).
Follow the link below to listen to the episode, which also features new songs by The Dirty Projectors, Hot Chip, and others.
Ever wonder what Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's song "What'll We Do" would sound like if it were played on a Fender Rhodes? I'm probably not the only one out there!
Will and Phil recently did a stripped down session for The Denver Post's Reverb blog where they recorded versions of "What'll We Do," "Accident," and "Yellow Missing Signs." Watch the live take of "What'll We Do" above, then follow the link below to listen to the others.
The fine folks at RCRD LBL just posted the brand new Birthmark song "Shake Hands" as a free download! The song appears on the upcoming album, Antibodies, which comes out May 15th on limited edition white vinyl / CD / MP3.
Follow the links below to grab the song from RCRD LBL and to pre-order Antibodies.
Finnish/Columbian/Norwegian collective Blank Blank have teamed up with Casiokids to produce a brand new video for their instrumental track "Kaskaden," which appears on the band's latest album Aabenbaringen over aaskammen.
The video, which just debuted on theartsdesk, is inspired by Kung Fu films & the 80's Hollywood era with a little bit of Norwegian flavour tossed in for good measure. It's based around a movie called Utfall!, which loosly translates to attack, outcome, result.
Check out the video above, then follow the link below to read more about the video on theartsdesk.
One of the most asked questions we get here at Polyvinyl is this: WHEN'S THE NEW JAPANDROIDS ALBUM COMING OUT?
Details of the band's new album, Celebration Rock, have just been announced on Pitchfork's interview with guitarist/vocalist Brian King. Follow the link below for more details on the new album and to read up on Brian's influences.
During of Montreal's recent trip to New York City, they got a chance to stop by the Rolling Stone office to perform 3 new songs off their latest album, Paralytic Stalks. Watch stripped down performances of "Dour Percentage" (above), "We Will Commit Wolf Murder," "Malefic Dowery," and a few interview clips w/ Kevin Barnes. During one of the interviews, Kevin breaks down the question of "who would win in a gang brawl? of Montreal's gang, or Van Halen's?" Interesting question indeed! Follow the link below to find out what Kevin had to say and to view the rest of the videos.
We're very excited to announce that the new Birthmark album, Antibodies, will be released May 15th (limited edition white vinyl, CD, and digital formats) and is currently available for pre-order now.
Birthmark is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Nate Kinsella. With Antibodies, Birthmark's 3rd album (and Polyvinyl debut), Kinsella pairs his amazing arrangement abilities with lyrical themes of acute self-criticism. The feeling of not being able to escape from one's true self is one of many prominent topics throughoutthe course of Antibodies.
Musically, the album soars with various types of instrumentation (vibraphone, violins, cellos, clarinets and more). Each instrument was played by either Kinsella or a session musician.
Check it out for yourself by visiting My Old Kentucky Blog, where they have the song "Stuck" available as a free download. Follow the links below to check out the track and to pre-order Antibodies.
Feel like getting a sneak peak at the Xiu Xiu album, Always? Well, you can do just that over on SPIN.com, as it's currently streaming in its entirety! Xiu Xiu front-man, Jamie Stewart, also contributes a track-by-track breakdown of each song on the album, giving fans some insight as to what each of the songs mean, both lyrically and musically.
Xiu Xiu will also be hitting the road with Dirty Beaches this summer to support Always. In addition to the tour, this Record Store Day will see a split 7" b/w the two bands, featuring Xiu Xiu's cover of Erasure's 1994 ballad "Always" along with Dirty Beaches' cover of "Tu Ne Dis Rien" by Francoise Hardy. Check out a complete list of Xiu Xiu tour dates below, including their upcoming European tour which kicks off early March.
Xiu Xiu Tour Dates
Mar 11, 2012 - FabriQ Festival, Den Bosch, Netherlands Mar 12, 2012 - The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom Mar 13, 2012 - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, United Kingdom Mar 14, 2012 - The Captain's Rest, Glasgow, United Kingdom Mar 15, 2012 - Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton, United Kingdom Mar 16, 2012 - Rich Mix, London, United Kingdom Mar 17, 2012 - La Peniche, Lille, France Mar 18, 2012 - Le Point Ephemere, Paris, France Mar 19, 2012 - Stimultania, Strasbourg, France Mar 21, 2012 - Le Saint Ex, Bordeaux, France Mar 22, 2012 - Lugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain Mar 23, 2012 - Microsonidos, Murcia, Spain Mar 24, 2012 - Sala Be Cool, Barcelona, Spain Mar 25, 2012 - Sala Black Bird, Santander, Spain Mar 27, 2012 - Teatro Lara, Madrid, Spain Mar 28, 2012 - The Loco, Valencia, Spain Mar 29, 2012 - Sala Malandar, Sevilla, Spain Mar 31, 2012 - Grim, Marseille, France Apr 1, 2012 - Grabenhalle, St. Gallen, Switzerland Apr 2, 2012 - Locomotiv Club, Bologna, Italy Apr 3, 2012 - Salumeria della Musica, Milan, Italy Apr 5, 2012 - Zal Ozhidaniya Club, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation Apr 6, 2012 - Avant Fest, Moscow, Russian Federation Apr 7, 2012 - Salon Iksv, Istanbul, Turkey Apr 9, 2012 - WUK, Vienna, Austria Apr 10, 2012 - Kranhalle, Munich, Germany Apr 11, 2012 - Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany Apr 12, 2012 - Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany Apr 13, 2012 - Stengade 30, Kobenhavn, Denmark Apr 14, 2012 - The Strand, Stockholm, Sweden Apr 16, 2012 - OT301, Amsterdam, Netherlands Apr 17, 2012 - Botanique Rotonde, Brussels, Belgium Apr 18, 2012 - Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium May 1, 2012 - King's Barcade, Raleigh, NC May 2, 2012 - The Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC * May 3, 2012 - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA * May 4, 2012 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY * May 5, 2012 - Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA * May 7, 2012 - Iron Horse, North Hampton, MA * May 8, 2012 - Space Gallery, Portland, ME * May 9, 2012 - La Sala Rossa, Montreal, Canada * May 11, 2012 - Mavericks, Ottawa, Canada * May 12, 2012 - Lee's Palace, Toronto, Canada * May 14, 2012 - The Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI * May 15, 2012 - The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI * May 17, 2012 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL * May 18, 2012 - Memorial Union Terrace, Madison, WI * May 21, 2012 - Waiting Room, Omaha, NE * May 22, 2012 - The Jackpot Saloon, Lawrence, KS May 23, 2012 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO * May 24, 2012 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT * May 27, 2012 - Barboza, Seattle, WA # May 28, 2012 - Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Canada # May 29, 2012 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR # May 31, 2012 - Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA # Jun 1, 2012 - Center For The Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA # Jun 2, 2012 - Soda Bar, San Diego, CA # Jun 5, 2012 - Padre's, Marfa, TX # Jun 6, 2012 - The Mohawk, Austin, TX # Jun 8, 2012 - Bottletree, Birmingham, AL # Jun 9, 2012 - The EARL, Atlanta, GA #
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Ready for some crazy big news? Saturday Looks Good To Me has just announced a new month-long US tour with Wild Moccasins beginning in April! It's been 4 years since SLGTM has played live, so each of these shows are going to be very special. Check out the dates below
Saturday Looks Good To Me 2012 US Tour
Apr 6, 2012 - The Pike Room, Pontiac, MI May 9, 2012 - The Firehouse, North Manchester, IN * May 10, 2012 - Schubas, Chicago, IL * May 11, 2012 - The Shitty Barn, Spring Green, WI * May 12, 2012 - Mike & Molly's, Champaign, IL * May 13, 2012 - Cosmic Charlie's, Lexington, KY * May 14, 2012 - Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH May 15, 2012 - The Haunt, Ithaca, NY * May 16, 2012 - BAR, New Haven, CT * May 17, 2012 - Empire, Portland, ME * May 18, 2012 - Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY * May 19, 2012 - Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA *
*w/ Wild Moccasins
In addition to the tour, SLGTM's critically acclaimed Polyvinyl debut, All Your Summer Songs, will be reissued on 180-gram white vinyl for Record Store Day!
And to top it all off, SLGTM front-man, Fred Thomas, has informed us that a new SLGTM album is currently in the works and will be released this fall! I don't know about you, but I'm pretty much freaking out with joy over here!
If you're unfamiliar with SLGTM, we put together a little playlist for you below (or listen on Spotify). The band also created official Facebook and Bandcamp pages where you can keep up with the latest news.
Baeble Music just posted a few great live videos of Casiokids performing at The Launch Pad at Spike Hill. Songs include "London Zoo," "En Vill Hest," "Fot i hose," and others. Check it out above, then head to Baeble for more at the link below.