Vogue.com featured Vivian Girls as their Band of the Week! Head over to the link below to listen to the first single "I Heard You Say" and read Vogue's thoughts on the new album Share the Joy. Then be sure to pick up your copy of Share the Joy from the e-store.
Architecture in Helsinki was featured on BC Music, an online magazine with and collection of blog critics from around the world. The article talks about the band's latest single That Beep and how it has become the band's highest charting iTunes download to date in the U.S. Click the link below to check it out.
INK Magazine recently sat down with Yuki Chikudate from Asobi Seksu to talk about the band's new album Fluorescence and their progression into a crazier more psychedelic sound. Click the link below to read the article.
Better Propaganda posted a very flattering label spotlight on Polyvinyl today. Click the link below to learn a little Polyvinyl history as well as pick up a ton of free downloads from practically every Polyvinyl release.
The latest Headlights single "Get Going" from their upcoming album Wildlife has been featured on tons of web outlets out in the blogosphere lately! Check out the posts on sites like One Track Mind, Chromewaves, Austin Town Hall, Music For Ants, and a bunch more by following the links below.
Japandroids seem to be everywhere these days, and they aren't slowing down! SPIN recently put together a Top 20 Summer Songs list and Japandroids landed the #8 slot (along with the likes of Jay Z, Brad Paisley, and Kings of Leon) with their song "Young Hearts Spark Fire." Click the link below to listen to the song and to see the complete list.
Our AMAZING friends at Soundsupply have a lot of AMAZING things going on right now. We teamed up with them for our first label Drop which includes 10 essential albums from our catalogue that we think you should know about, including of Montreal, JAPANDROIDS, Painted Palms, American Football and more! 10 digital albums for $15! You can't beat that.
ALSO, they teamed up with the band FUN. who curated a 10 album Drop of their favorite albums to benefit the non-profit, The Ally Coalition. This Drop is available exclusively through Groupon and includes albums from Aloha, The Weakerthans, of Montreal and more!
We've got a double dose of 7" action for today! Both Xiu Xiu's new 7" Daphny and the matt pond PA/Rocky Votolato split 7" are out today.
The Daphny 7" features a brand new Xiu Xiu song + cover of Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)" and comes on light blue vinyl (limited edition of 1,000). Pitchfork has both tracks streaming HERE.
The matt pond PA/Rocky Votolato split 7" features 2 new songs from both artists and comes on clear blue vinyl (limited edition of 500). This release celebrates the upcoming tour with Rocky and MPPA. Check out all the dates by CLICKING HERE.
Follow the links below to purchase both 7"s. And of course, they both come with instant MP3 download codes at checkout.
of Montreal sat down for some entertaining interviews recently during the massive Skeletal Lamping tour. One appears on the UK's Manchester Mouth while the other can be seen on Australia's Beat TV. Check out the one from Manchester right here. Click the link below to see the other one from Beat TV.
This year's lineup for Champaign-Urbana's Pygmalion Music Festival has just been announced and it's shaping up to be a great year! Polyvinyl will be kicking the night off right with a special show at the Canopy Club featuring 3 of our bands! Owen, Japandroids and Headlights will all be taking the stage that night one after the other. Our friends Common Loon, Mt. St. Helen's Vietnam Band and Physical Challenge DJs will also be playing. Check out Wednesday's schedule below. To see the entire festival lineup, follow the link below.
Wednesday Sept. 16 @ The Canopy Club: 8:30 PM - Common Loon 9:30 PM - Mt. St. Helen's Vietnam Band 10:00 PM - Owen (with a full band!) 11:00 PM - Japandroids 12:00 AM - Headlights 1:00 AM - Physical Challenge DJs
This Is Fake DIY just posted the 2nd video for Loney Dear's new song "Loney blues" (directed by Johan Tholson). This one's perfect for all you Valentines Day lovers out there. This song was lucky enough to get 2 videos made for it. The first version debuted on Stereogum earlier this month RIGHT HERE.
Hey digital lovers...boy do I have good news for you! We have 3 brand new 7"s out today! Wampire'sThe Hearse, Psychic Twin'sStrangers, and Painted Palms'Carousel are all available now at your favorite digital retailer.
As for the physical 7"s, both the Psychic Twin and Painted Palms singles will be in stores on 4/2, while Wampire will be in stores 3/19 (but it's currently shipping now from our online store). Check out the purple vinyl below. Purdy is it?
Three new videos were recently posted to the Polyvinyl YouTube page. The Architecture in Helsinki video is hilarious and there was a portion that was censored by MTV. of Montreal's video was done by of Montreal's art team of David & Nina Barnes. The Picastro video is very DIY but well worth a viewing as it compiles old circus footage set to "Hortur."
31Knots' new album, Trump Harm, along with the debut solo album from Vin Blanc (Joe Haege) Chroma Key, are both out today!
31Knots - Trump Harm
Trump Harm, the latest from Portland, OR's 31Knots, is the band's 7th full-length and features some of 31Knots' most raw music to date. With swift directional changes, abrupt stops, and inertia-defying starts, 31Knots executes each teetering musical jerk, halt, and subsequent summersault with jaw-dropping agility. See for yourself by visiting AOL Spinner's site where you can stream the entire album for FREE.
Chroma Key is the debut solo album from Vin Blanc (Joe Haege of 31Knots). Written mostly on the road during the last 31Knots European tour, Chroma Key features Haege performing all the instruments on the album and is a must-have for any 31Knots fan.
Our mailorder department also set up a bunch of package deals as well. Get Trump Harm & Chroma Key plus a bunch of other great 31Knots related titles for super cheap. Check out the package deals below.
Le Cargo has some cool acoustic videos of 31Knots up on their page. The songs include "The Days & Nights of Lust and Presumption," "Imitation Flesh," and "No Sound." Check out the one for "No Sound" below.
Visions debuted 31Knots new video for "Stand Up," a track from their recent album Trump Harm. The video features a graveyard zombie shootout. Click the link below to head over to Visions' site and watch the video, and read the review of Trump Harm while you're there.