Aussie sextet Architecture in Helsinki has joined the Polyvinyl family! We are preparing to release their eagerly awaited third full-length album, Places Like This, on Aug. 7. In addition, the new single "Heart It Races", as well as several different remixes and cover versions of the song, will be released on CD, 12" and digital formats on June 5. The band will tour the US in June, and again later in 2007.
We're VERY VERY proud to announce that Norway's Casiokids have signed with Polyvinyl! We'll be putting out their upcoming compilation Topp stemning på lokal bar in North America on June 8th. It's the first Norwegian-language pop music ever to be released in the U.S!
Hailing from the same Bergen scene that made up Datarock and Annie, Casiokids were named after their trademark use of beatup, old analog Casios. Their intention? To make electronic music more visual with their theatric live show, which incorporates a blend of shadow puppets, video projections and animal costumes. Whether it's playing a 12-date tour for Norwegian kindergarteners, or their current tour with Hot Chip, Casiokids are sure to leave whatever age group they come across pleased.
The songs on Topp stemning på lokal bar were previously distributed in Europe via Moshi Moshi, both as part of the label’s renowned Singles Club and as a series of double A-sided 7"s. For this debut US release, all eight tracks have been re-mastered and are accompanied by a bonus disc of new material (including six remixes and two covers). Topp stemning på lokal bar will be available on CD/2xLP + MP3. The CD includes a bonus remixes disc and the 180-gram LP includes a bonus 12". To pre-order your copy, follow the link below. 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
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
We're extremely excited to announce that Generationals have officially joined the Polyvinyl family! Their new album, Heza, will be released worldwide on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats 4/2/13 and is currenlty available for pre-order RIGHT HERE. The album's first single, "Spinoza," debuted on Pitchfork today and can be heard below.
Heza will be available on a special run of neon red vinyl (limited to 500 copies and only available through the PV store). All record shops will carry a clear vinyl version.
More about Generationals:
Since releasing their debut full-length Con Law in 2009, Generationals have consistently delivered pop hooks shone through a melancholic prism. This trend continued with 2010's Trust EP and again on 2011's full-length Actor-Caster.
Now, with Heza, the band (Ted Joyner & Grant Widmer) deliver all that you've come to love from them, only now the focus is on rhythms and textures, revealing a more patient band -- one willing to dig for deeper gems than in their previous work.
Recorded in phases at Jim Eno's Public Hifi in Austin, producer Daniel Black's Bent Black studio in D.C., and their hometown of New Orleans, these songs
show restraint, with hooks developing in the spaces between sounds.
We are pleased to announce the newest addition to the Polyvinyl family in Vancouver duo Japandroids! Polyvinyl will be releasing their debut, Post-Nothing, August 4th worldwide on CD/LP (Black or White - 180 gram). Click the link below to pre-order Post-Nothing and receive a link for a free MP3 download instantly at checkout. Japandroids will be embarking on a nation-wide summer tour in support of Post-Nothing beginning June 13th. Check out the complete schedule below.
6/13 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore (Music Waste Festival) 6/24 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
6/25 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival
6/26 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival
6/30 - Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
7/1 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
7/2 - Nashville, TN - The End
7/3 - Oxford, MS - Blind Pig
7/4 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
7/6 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
7/7 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church 7/8 - Washington, DC - DC9
7/10 - Brooklyn, NY - Cameo Gallery
7/11 - New York City, NY - Pianos
7/12 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
7/14 - Montreal, QC - Club Lambi
7/15 - Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Blues Festival
7/16 - Toronto, ON - El Mocambo
7/18 - New York City, NY - Siren Music Festival
7/19 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
7/20 - Des Moines, IO - Vaudeville Mews
7/21 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive
7/23 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
7/25 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
7/28 - Portland, OR - Holocene
7/29 - Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp
7/30 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
7/31 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland w/ Future of the Left
8/1 - Visalia, CA - Howie & Sons
8/2 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock
8/7 - Vancouver, BC - Richards on RichardsHide More
We are proud to announce that Polyvinyl Record Co. will release the new Loney Dear album titled Dear John on January 27th in North America. Dear John is the band's fifth proper album. We have the song "Airport Surroundings" streaming from our Imeem page right now. Click the link below to listen.
Holy moly, we're INCREDIBLY excited to announce that San Francisco's Painted Palms have officially joined the Polyvinyl famil!y! Their debut album, Forever, will be released 1/14/14 on CD, LP, cassette and digital formats (including an early bird LP edition limited to 300 copies on white vinyl). Pre-orders are up now RIGHT HERE.
You may remember Painted Palms from back in 2011 when of Montreal's Kevin Barnes heard their Canopy EP online and immediately asked them to open their entire US tour. Now, the band (featuring cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme) have returned with their beautifully crafted debut album, Forever.
The album's first single, "Spinning Signs," made its debut on Stereogum today. Take a listen HERE, or stream it above.
We're thrilled to announce that Seattle's Pillar Point have officially joined the Polyvinyl family! Their debut Diamond Mine 7" will be released later this year, but in the meantime, take a listen to the title track above. More to come soon!
Keep up with all things Pillar Point by following them at these sites:
We are very proud to announce that Gothenburg, Sweden's Love Is All has officially signed with Polyvinyl Record Co. As announced today by Pitchfork, their upcoming full-length Two Thousand and Ten Injuries will be released world-wide on CD/LP March 23rd.
After releasing two critically acclaimed full lengths (Nine Times That Same Song, A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night) and several EPs, Love Is All found themselves without a label. For the first time, no one expected them to do anything. When it came time to record a new album, the band decided to play only when they felt like it, with no pressure from an outside source.
The result is Two Thousand and Ten Injuries - an eclectic collection of pop gems, anchored by New Wave and punk rock rhythms that don't ever let up. Accompanied by soundman and co-producer Wyatt Cusick (ex-member of The Aislers Set and Trackstar), Love is All recorded the album using only an old 24-track analog tape machine.
Two Thousand and Ten Injuries will be available on CD and limited edition deluxe black or white 180-gram vinyl (white LPs available exclusively through Polyvinyl). All pre-orders also come with sticker and button. Click the links below to pre-order Two Thousand and Ten Injuries, listen to the first single "Kungen," and to read articles in The Fader, Under the Radar, Filter and more.Hide More
We're very excited to announce that San Fancisco's Sonny & the Sunsets have joined the Polyvinyl family! The band's new album, Longtime Companion, will be released June 26th and is currently up for pre-order HERE (180-gram yellow vinyl / CD). All pre-orders receive an instant MP3 download for the entire album at checkout!
Longtime Companion is a country album centered around love & heartache, topics best suited for such a genre. Sonny Smith, the band's main songwriter, pours his soul into these songs, reflecting a break up with his girlfriend of 10 years. While Longtime Companion has hints of The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gene Clark, Townes Van Zandt and a little Johnny Cash, it still ultimately sounds like a Sonny & the Sunsets album through and through.
Check out the first single "Pretend You Love Me" above (also available on Soundcloud HERE).
We're very pleased to announce that Bloomington, IN's Stagnant Pools have officially signed with Polyvinyl. Their upcoming album, Temporary Room, will be released August 7th on CD / LP (black or white vinyl) / digital formats. The album is currently available for pre-order RIGHT HERE.
Stagnant Pools are Bryan and Douglass Enas, two brothers (21 and 22) from Bloomington, IN. With just one guitar and a drum kit, they make music which the Chicago Reader describes as "drone-heavy, slate-gray art-rock that should appeal to fans of Disappears, Joy Division, and Sonic Youth records from back when they were still actually scary."
See for yourself by streaming the first single, "Dead Sailor," above. Pitchfork also posted the track HERE, saying "the band sounds ready to escape something here, as a bucking rhythm and Strokes-like melody peeks through a hovering coal-dust cloud of distorted guitar sustain and reverb."
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.
We are EXTREMELY excited to announce that The Dodos have officially joined the Polyvinyl family! The band (Meric Long & Logan Kroeber) just finished recording the new album in their hometown of San Francisco, and we couldn't be happier to have them on the roster. Be sure to keep up with them on their Facebook / Twitter pages for more updates on the new album.
In the meantime, check out this teaser video below which features a brand new song. Also, the guys are kicking off their Asian tour this month! Check out all the dates below the video, or on their website HERE.
The Dodos Tour Dates:
5/18 - Bangkok, Thailand @ The Siam Society 5/19 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam @ Saigon Outcast 5/21 - Taipei, Taiwan @ Revolver 5/22 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong China @ Hidden Agenda 5/23 - Busan, Republic of Korea @ Vinyl Underground 5/24 - Seoul, Republic of Korea @ Mullae Mun 5/25 - Shanghai, China @ Yuyintang / Live Bar 5/26 - Beijing, China @ Yogong Yishan
We are INCREDIBLY EXCITED to announce that the legendary band The Rentals have joined the Polyvinyl family! We'll be releasing their 3rd studio LP (first proper album in 15 years) in 2014!
The album features Matt Sharp (x-Weezer), Jess Wolfe & Holly Laessig (Lucius), Ryen Slegr (Ozma), Lauren Chipman (The Section Quartet) and Patrick Carney (The Black Keys). The album is produced by Matt Sharp & The Rentals and is currently being mixed by D. Sardy (LCD Soundsystem, Jay-Z).
Excited / thrilled / overjoyed / PUMPED...these are all perfect descriptions for how we feel about Portland, OR's Wampire joining the Polyvinyl family! Their new album, Curiosity, will be coming out later this year in May.
But you won't have to wait that long to hear new Wampire material. Pitchfork debuted the band's amazing new single "The Hearse" earlier today right here (you can also stream it above). The song is featured on The Hearse 7" (as well as Curiosity), which also includes a Kraftwerk cover on the B-side. The 7" comes out March 19th and is available for pre-order RIGHT HERE on purple vinyl (limited to 500).
We're super excited to announce that Xiu Xiu has joined the Polyvinyl family! Equipped with a new line-up (featuring Parenthetical Girls' Zac Pennington & the Dead Science's Sam Mickens) plus a new full-length album set for release in early 2012, Xiu Xiu have huge plans for the not-so-distant future. Oh, and they also plan on touring this fall, with a few summer festival dates. But wait...there's more!
September will see the release of a new 7" featuring the new song "Daphney" as well as a cover of the Rihanna's "Only Girl in the World."
Follow the links below to find out more about Xiu Xiu, read the story on Pitchfork, and follow the band's new Twitter account - XiuXiuforLife. Calling it "Query O' the Day," Xiu Xiu will ask you all a different question each day. Could be anything, so be prepared!