Deerhoof are featured in Adam Pendleton's new large scale video installation, BAND, with shots of the band working on recording their new song, "I Did Crimes For You," which can be found on their upcoming album, Deerhoof vs. Evil.
BAND is a form and content refashioning of Jean-Luc Godard's Sympathy for the Devil, modeling Godard's belief that "radical formal complexity can undermine the bourgeois logic implicit to narrative filmmaking." The opening reception for the film takes place on November, 3rd - December, 23rd at The Kitchen in New York, NY. Check out the trailer above then follow the link below for free information about the opening reception.
We're excited to say that WIRE Magazine featured Deerhoof on the cover of their February issue this year. WIRE talks to Deerhoof about their Captain Beefheart obsession, and draws convincing parallels between the two acts, as bands with "instrumentation similar to that employed by a rock group, but deployed in ways few rock musicians would have considered." The band also tells WIRE what living in the Bay Area was like when Captain Beefheart fanatics all had their own personal tall tale of the band. Click the link below to check out Deerhoof's tin-can telephone photo shoot and an in-depth interview with the band.
In conjunction with the release of Deerhoof vs. Evil, Deerhoof's Ed Roderiguez wrote his guide to battling evil in Drowned in Sound. The guide is a step-by-step approach to battling evil in its various forms: birds, Civil War-era ghosts, and school lunch menus. Also, if you can guess the name of Ed's miniature poodle, you'll get a free copy of Deerhoof vs. Evil. Click the link below to read Ed's editorial and enter the contest.
Denver's weekly publication, Westword, sat down with Asobi Seksu frontwoman Yuki Chikudate for a quick interview. Yuki talks about her mother growing up in post-WWII Okinawa, working with Oliver Vaughn (Cocteau Twins, Pixies) on the cover art for Fluorescence, and life in the public eye. Click the link below to read the full interview over at the Westword.
I'm not sure if you're aware, but our label manager Seth Hubbard has the coolest dog. His name is Winston and he's pretty remarkable. I mean damn, check him out for yourself above! Have you ever seen a dog as cool as him? Look at all his records!
When it came time to organize our next sampler, I couldn't help but get Winston involved. This year's sampler, Winston's Essentials, is dedicated to Winston's favorite jams! He's hitting you with both the old classics and the new singles from Polyvinyl. And since Winston is all about saving money, we're making this thing FREE! All you have to do is CLICK HERE. Check out the tracklist below.
Winston's Essentials Tracklist
01. Casiokids - Grønt lys i alle ledd 02. of Montreal - Coquet Coquette 03. Love Is All - Dust 04. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Sink/Let It Sway 05. Japandroids - Younger Us 06. Aloha - Waterwheel 07. Joan of Arc - Fogbow 08. Asobi Seksu - Celeste (live) 09. Love of Everything - Fear of Missing Out 10. Owen - Too Scared to Move 11. Loney Dear - Take My Hand 12. Headlights - Secrets 13. Saturday Looks Good To Me - Parking Lot Blues (live) 14. Braid - Forever Got Shorter 15. Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! - Two Exclamation PointsHide More
Eleven Magazine is in the midst of a cross-country road trip, and they stopped at Polyvinyl's main office on their way through Illinois. Wanna check out where the magic happens? See the face of head honcho Matt Lunsford? The Airhead reserves? Well, the curtain is lifted in this road journal / photo set by Eleven Magazine. Click the link below to check it out!
Check out these awesome photos of our favorite independent record stores going all out for False Priest! Pictured above are Music Millennium in Portland, OR, and The General Store in San DIego, CA. Click the link below to check out pictures of False Priest displays sent in from stores all over the US!
Love Is All have been dominating on their European tour this past month. Tons of music sites have been writing about the band, praising their latest album, Two Thousand And Ten Injuries, along with their flawless live shows. Check out articles and interviews in places like Drowned in Sound, SoundsXP, The Line of Best Fit, and more by clicking the links below. Above photo by Burak Cingi.
Examiner.com got a chance to catch up with Asobi Seksu frontwoman Yuki Chikudate for a quick interview. Check out what Yuki has to say about growing up Japanese in Southern California, their dream venues, their approach to recording Fluorescence, and how she feels about being considered a sex symbol. The band's currently preparing for tour, which kicks off next week with a sold-out record release show at Mercury Lounge in New York. Click the link below and read the interview over at Examiner.com.
In case you missed it in the of Montreal emailer, Kevin, David, and Nina Barnes put together a short trailer featuring a few snippets from the upcoming album, False Priest. It even got posted on Under The Radar! Check it out above then follow the link below to pre-order your copy of False Priest.
Congratulations to Galactique and their "Alone on the Dancefloor '85" remix! Over 100 remixes were submitted to what began as a vote-based contest. After a few weeks into the contest, we discovered a few people were cheating the voting system, so we asked of Montreal to select the winner. of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes and the crew took a listen and selected Galactique's remix. As promised, they'll receive $500 and the entire of Montreal digital discography. Click the link below to check out the winning remix.
So Tom Lea of FACT Magazine pretty much laid down the law in his latest column as far as needing to know who Fred Thomas is (Saturday Looks Good To Me, City Center). There's pretty much an entire history of Fred's work in this little gem of an article. If you're a Fred Thomas fan, you need to read this. Click the link below to check it out.
Shoes are sweet. Especially Saucony shoes because they're offering a FREE "Perfect Pairs" digital 45 download featuring Japandroids & Best Coast. It's only being offered for a limited time, so click the link below to check it out.
STRFKR's friends in Chicago over at Liberum Pictures came up with this awesome video for STRFKR's "Quality Time," a track off their upcoming LP Reptilians, in stores March 8. While it's not an official STRFKR video, it does feature a time-stopping, party-starting, glammed-out...dude, who brings to life an otherwise lame party (with the help of STRFKR's "Quality Time"). Check it out above.
of Montreal and Grooveshark.com have teamed up for an awesome deal! When you buy of Montreal's new EP thecontrollersphere and David Barnes' new book What's Weird?, you'll receive one month of Grooveshark for free! Once you place your order, your Grooveshark code will be emailed to you within a few days. Head over to Grooveshark to listen to thecontrollersphere streaming in its entirety, and go order the album/book package to get your free deal!
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's Phillip Dickey recently got a chance to chat with both Paste and FILTER about the band's new album, Let It Sway, along with their successful Kickstarter campaign, which already raised money for a new van! Check out both interviews by clicking the link below, and don't forget to purchase your copy of Let It Sway!
Headlights recorded a song for Splice Today's folk compilation called The Old Lonesome Sound, which is set to be released Feb. 18. This collection of traditional folk songs includes contributions by Phosphorescent, Wye Oak, These United States and more. Check out Headlights' cover of "Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies" by clicking the link below.
If you'e going to be around the Chicago area for Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend, be sure and cruise through the Beauty Bar on Friday, July 16th to catch a DJ set from Headlights. The event will be sponsored by Kanine Records, Wao Wao Records, Insound, Soundscreen, and Venus Zine. Other acts include Pepper Rabbit, We Are Country Mice, Real Estate (DJ set), and Dolorean (DJ set). Headlights' DJ set is at 11:45 pm. Click the link below for more info.
While in New York for CMJ, Headlights got a chance to sit down with Beyond Race Magazine for an interview about their latest album Wildlife, and what it's been like touring as a 4 piece. Check it out by clicking the link below.