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
of Montreal's Davey Pierce recently put together a list of some of his favorite songs for Baeble Music's latest T.G.I. Mixtape. He also gives you a little insight as to why he likes each song so much. Highlights include label-mates Loney Dear, Built To Spill, LCD Soundsystem and more. Click the link below to listen. Also, don't forget to check out Davey's side project, Yip Deceiver!
On top of continuing to kick major ass at all times, STRFKR keep cranking out these radical tour videos, and they're all AWESOME! The series is titled 'Bury Us Alive' and the new installment features some sweet pets along with some intense frisbee golf. Check it out above. Click HERE to see if these dudes are coming to your town.
The dudes in STRFKR sure know how to have a good time! Their current tour with Octopus Project has been going great and they've even found time to document a bit of it from the road. Check out the band as they cruise the US, hang in the studio, and get "socked."
of Montreal recently showed some hometown love with a SWEET encore performance during their show at 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA. The band suprised the crowd by diving right into a 3-song Michael Jackson medley which consisted of "Thriller," "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" and "P.Y.T." Check out the video above, then head to Stereogum for more.
Before of Montreal embarked on their current US tour with Janelle Monáe, The LA Times caught up with them during one of their practices for a sneak peak at what was to come. Check out the preview by clicking the link below.
Japandroids' new single "Heavenward Grand Prix" is featured on NME's Top Ten Free Downloads this week! If you haven't had a chance to check out the song, head on over to NME by clicking the link below.
Heavenward Grand Prix is #3 of the 5-part 7" series to be released this year. This one's limited to 2000 copies on clear vinyl + instant MP3. Be sure and pre-order because these things are going fast!
If this doesn't make you jump for joy while also feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, then I don't know what's wrong with you. Loney Dear recently made an appearance on Swedish TV show "Nyhetsmorgon" and performed an all new arrangement of "Saturday Waits" from the album Loney Noir. Check it out above, then head to The Line of Best Fit for more!
Want to find out what all went down during the filming of the amazing new of Montreal video for Coquet Coquette? Check out this handy dandy behind the scenes video directed and edited by Matthew Demarko. Enjoy!
The New York Times posted a great article about the emergence of band merchandise coupled with download codes and of Montreal's previous album, Skeletal Lamping, gets mentioned. The article also highlights collections by Weezer, Nine Inch Nails, D.J. Matthew Dear and others. Click the link below to check out the article.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's John Robert Cardwell recently caught up with Mixtape Muse before their show at Washington DC's Black Cat for a great interview. Topics include the new SSLYBY album Let It Sway, writing songs, and John's new favorite - The Cribs. Check out the interview by clicking the link below.
of Montreal's Pitchfork Cemetery Gates session with Solange Knowles just went live over the weekend and it sounds/looks great! In addition to performing "Sex Karma," the band also performed "Coquet Coquette" and "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse." Check out the video of "Sex Karma" above, then head to Pitchfork to see the rest of the videos.
Great news! of Montreal and Janelle Monae will be gracing the cover of BLURT Magazine's new issue, which hits stands this week! of Montreal and Blurt are also offering up a SWEET sampler that compiles tracks from past/present of Montreal albums, including their new single, "Coquet Coquette!" It's totally free and can be downloaded HERE. How's that for a Monday treat? Don't forget that of Montreal's new album, False Priest, comes out TOMORROW! Click the link below if you still need to pick up your copy on limited red vinyl. Hurry, we're almost out!
Boy is it chilly in here! It's time to get your cave-wave on my friends...yeah, I said it, and I don't feel bad about it either! Vancouver-based Teen Daze just recorded a pretty fantastic version of Japandroids' "Wet Hair." So chill out, grab a Pabst, cut your pants into shorts, purchase a few lucky strikes off your friend, and listen to this cover by clicking the link below.
MLive.com recently got a chance to talk with of Montreal's Kevin Barnes during the band's appearance at the Land of NOD Experiment in Jackson, MI back in July. Barnes talks about why he enjoys playing outdoor festivals along with the new of Montreal album, False Priest. Click the link below to check it out.
Even though Casiokids have returned to their hometown of Bergen, Norway after their US tour w/Light Pollution, we still miss the heck out of them! I'm sure Exclaim! and Discorder feel the same way becuase they both posted excellent reviews of the band's show at Media Club in Vancouver, BC. Check em out by clicking the links below.
of Montreal's upcoming tour with Janelle Monae is fastly approaching and places like SPIN are starting to take notice. They included of Montreal's tour in their preview of "The 25 Best Fall Tours" feature. Click the link below to check it out and also to see what other bands made the cut. If you still need to get tickets for a show in your town, check out of Montreal's tour section by clicking HERE.
Phil Dickey and Will Knauer of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin recently got a chance to chat with I Am Warm And Powerful about the new SSLYBY album, Let It Sway. The interview is AWESOME and goes into great detail about how the album was recorded. They even hint at the possibility of how the next album will sound. Tons of great stuff in this one! Click the link below to check it out.
The Willamette Week showed some home town love for Starfucker by writing up a great review of the band's upcoming Julius 7" in the Local Cut section. The article gives some great insight into the history of the band and also praises their new relationship with us here at Polyvinyl! Click the link below to check out the article and to stream "Julius" for free!
of Montreal's Kevin Barnes was interviewed for a great in-depth feature on New York Mag's 2010 Fall Preview with Solange Knowles. The feature talks about of Montreal's past few albums, Barnes' childhood, and the upcoming of Montreal album False Priest. Knowles also calls Barnes "one of the bravest musicians of (our) generation." Check out the interview by clicking the link below.