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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Follow the links below to pre-order Total Dust and to check out the single on SPIN.com. Hide More
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.
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.
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.
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' 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
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.
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.
The day has finally arrived! The AMAZING new Deerhoof album, Breakup Song, is streaming in its entirety on both NPR and YouTube! Check out a video the band put together featuring the entire album above, or head to NPR's First Listen by CLICKING HERE.
Breakup Song comes out September 4th on CD, LP (white vinyl), and digital formats. When asked how the album sounds, the band describes it best - "Noise jingles for parties." That statement couldn't be more accurate. This thing makes you want to get up and dance. In fact, I'm about to get up and dance in our office right now...
All this week, You Ain't No Picasso will be releasing a series of personal Deerhoof videos, highlighting each member in a unique way. Today it's singer/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki with her video on arms and legs. Watch it above, then head to You Ain't No Picasso for the past video on drummer Greg Saunier.
Stagnant Pools recently got a chance to perform a few songs for Consequence of Sound's "Off the Avenue" videos series. Watch the clip of "Consistency" above, then click HERE to watch the band play "Frozen."