The pop superstar Beyonce was recenlty interviewed by the Guardian for their Artist of the Decade feature and when asked who she'd like to work with in the future, she name drops our very own of Montreal! Who knows, maybe we'll get Beyonce to become a Sunlandic ninja!
In response to Beyonce's interest, Kevin Barnes told Paste, "There is a reason why she's the most popular vocalist of our time. I would be fully psyched to work with her." In addition to the Guardian, tons of other publications have posted the news, including SPIN, Pitchfork, Exclaim, Prefix, and more. Check out the interview by clicking the links below.
After just getting back from their UK tour with A Place to Bury Strangers, Japandroids are back on the road with Surfer Blood here in the states. A few blogs and notable publications like the San Francisco Bay Gaurdian have recently done features, interviews, and reviews of the band's latest US shows. Click the links below to check out them out.
Flavorpill got a chance to chat with Asobi Seksu's Yuki Chikudate about their latest album Rewolf and what it was like to perform in a more acoustic, intimate setting at their show at Joe's Pub in New York, NY. Yuki also lists her top 5 acoustic influences. Check out the feature by clicking the link below.
James Husband got a chance to talk with Aquarium Drunkard about his love for the influential 70's band Roxy Music. Check out Jamey's top 5 Roxy Music tracks on the Aquarium Drunkard Diversions feature by clicking the link below.
The latest Headlights vibloggeo has arrived! In this episode, the band plays DC, Nick confesses his love for Taco Johns, and the band plays a Halloween show where Nick rocks the Quailman costume. Check it out below.
Modern Mystery got a chance to talk with Cale Parks before his set at this year's Polyvinyl CMJ Showcase in Brooklyn, NY. Parks discusses how he got involved with music and what he's been up to lately. Check out the interview and photos from the show by clicking the link below.
There are some very exciting things happening in the world of Asobi Seksu! The band just got an amazing opportunity to open up for White Lies in the UK this winter. Obviously, the band doesn't want to turn such a great opportunity down, but it does mean that they stand to lose a bunch of money in the process.
Since flying overseas, renting a van and gear, and booking hotels costs a lot of money, Asobi Seksu started a Kickstarter project to help fund the tour. With your donations, you can get digital downloads of the their new album Rewolf, signed posters and LPs, and even Polaroids with the band while helping them play some great shows. Click the link below to check out the project on Kickstarter.
Loney Dear got to stop by the Radio K studios for a live performace while on tour with Asobi Seksu. The band played 5 songs including "Summers," "Everything Turns To You," "Violent" and more. Check it out by clicking the link below.
In preparation for James Husband's appearance at this weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX, The Austinist met up with him to talk about his new album, A Parallax I. Jamey will also be playing with of Montreal at the festival as well. Click the links below to get tickets to the festival and to read the Austinist interview.
In case you haven't seen the newest issue of Death+Taxes yet, Owen has an incredible 2 page spread that talks about his latest album New Leaves. Check out the complete article by clicking the link below. Above photo by Drew Reynolds.
Mark Hoppus from Blink-182 has a column on SPIN.com called "Hopp on Pop" where he talks about his favorite up-and-coming artists. This week, our very own Japandroids are the featured artist! Check out what Hoppus has to say about the band by clicking the link below. Photo by Drew Reynolds.
Check out this new Loney Dear song that was posted on The Line of Best Fit. We have no information on this song whatsoever. We just know it's real good. Check it out by clicking on the video below. Follow the link to go to The Line of Best Fit.
Headlights found some time during their current tour with Pomegranates to stop by Baeble's guest apartment for an exclusive performance. Check out live versions from Wildlife standouts like "Secrets," "Get Going," and "Wisconsin Beaches" below.
Yo Gabba Gabba's latest compilation, Music Is...Awesome!, is now streaming live on Paste Magazine's website. The compilation features of Montreal performing the song "Brush Brush Brush." Click the link below to check it out.
This year's CMJ Music Festival was one for the books! Even though NYC was pretty much flooded the whole time, festival goers still found time to attend multiple shows and parties going on throughout the city. Nick from Headlights even found some time to crowd surf (above)! Now that everything's over, and people have to get back to their real lives, the internet world has been posting tons of articles about the Polyvinyl artists that were present at this year's festival. Check out sites like Village Voice, Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum, Prefix, SPIN and more for articles about the festival. Above photo by Carlye Wisel.
This year at the Polyvinyl CMJ Showcase, Owen rolled up with a full band, an electric guitar, and tons of Oasis covers. Lucky for us, YouTube user deathcabformel was there to document Owen playing What's the Story Morning Glory in its entirety! Check out Owen's version of "Wonderwall" below then follow the link to watch more from the set.
Headlights have made a name for themselves for their nonstop touring schedules and constant traveling. Well, they've just started up another U.S. tour with Pomegranates. This band just doesn't slow down. This time however, they're going to be updating you all with a sweet weekly video blog! Check out the first installment in the Vibloggeo series below. Check back each week for new episodes.