Emil Svanängen (Loney Dear) charmed QRO Magazine with his Montreal multi-instrumental solo show last week . They penned an awesome review about his "sweet, melancholy bedroom pop," childlike banter, and they also shot some terrific photos! Check it out below.
Ghost Town, the newest album from Owen (AKA Mike Kinsella) is officially out today! Time to head down to your favorite local record store and pick up a copy! And of course, you can always order directly from our online store by CLICKING HERE.
Since we made the album available for pre-order, Ghost Town has been getting tons of praise. Verbicide Magazine says it best: "Ghost Town is as close to a masterpiece as a listener can expect." Other sites and publications such as The AV Club, ALARM, Exclaim and others, all have great things to say about the album.
On 11/12, Mike will be supporting Ghost Town's release by playing two record release shows at The Beat Kitchen in Chicago. He'll be playing electric guitar with Nate Kinsella on drums along with Dustin from The Felix Culpa on bass! More info on those shows can be found RIGHT HERE. Mike will also be hitting the West Coast soon for the first time since 2008! Check out the complete list of dates below.
Owen Tour Dates:
Nov 12, 2011 - Beat Kitchen (early all ages show), Chicago, IL Nov 12, 2011 - Beat Kitchen (21+ show), Chicago, IL Dec 2, 2011 - Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Dec 3, 2011 - North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA Dec 4, 2011 - Great Scott, Allston, MA Dec 28, 2011 - The Social, Orlando, FL Dec 29, 2011 - Orpheum, Tampa, FL Jan 18, 2012 - The Barn at UC Riverside, Riverside, CA Jan 19, 2012 - Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA Jan 20, 2012 - Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CAHide More
Set on a Chicago rooftop, Mike Kinsella plays the heart-wrenching "I Believe" in his newest live video. This is track 4 off of Ghost Town, Owen's 6th album which hits streets tomorrow. Check it out above!
While in Paris Loney Dear was filmed in an entire concert length video, featuring old and new songs. Intimate with sepia tones, blurred effects, and the backdrop of Paris' skyline, it's a must-see for all Loney Dear fans. Check it out above!
The Emblems vinyl is officially out now! This is the first time Emblems has been available on vinyl, and it comes with 3 bonus tracks. Head over to your favorite local record shop, or the PV ONLINE STORE, to pick up your copy.
The Swedish alternative radio site Gimme Indie has an entire Loney Dear performance from the band's show at Kagelbanan in Stockholm streaming on their website. The set includes new songs off the band's latest album, Hall Music, along with the old favorites we all know and love. There's also a pretty AMAZING saxophone solo! Check it out at the link below.
Emil Svanängen of Loney Dear is probably on a plane headed for New York as we speak! That's because Loney Dear's North American tour kicks off tomorrow at Rockwood Music Hall in New York, NY and we couldn't be happier to have Emil back in the states!
The tour touches through cities such as New York, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Check out the complete list of dates/venues below, and don't forget to pick up a copy of Loney Dear's latest album, Hall Music, RIGHT HERE.
Loney Dear North American Tour Dates:
Nov 3, 2011 - Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY Nov 4, 2011 - O Patro Vys, Montreal, QC Nov 5, 2011 - Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada Nov 7, 2011 - Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL Nov 9, 2011 - Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA Nov 10, 2011 - Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA
Prefix has a great interview with Ketil Kinden Endresen of Casiokids up on their site. The interview touches on the new Casiokids album, Aabinbaringen Over Aaskammen, along with Ketil's brief stay in Nigeria to study African music. Check out the interview at the link below.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Owen's new album, Ghost Town, our friends at Rdio are streaming the album in its entirety all this week! It's absolutely free to listen and you don't even need an Rdio account. Follow the link below to check it out.
Here's the latest live Owen video for you all to enjoy. This time Mike took a trip to The Chicago Theatre to play "O, Evelyn...," which is the 3rd track off the upcoming album, Ghost Town. Check it out above, then follow the links below to watch the past 2 videos and to purchase Ghost Town.
Casiokids made quite the impression during this year's CMJ Music Marathon! The band is featured on NPR's latest All Song Considered program - CMJ Discoveries. Listen to what NPR had to say about Casiokids by CLICKING HERE.
Casiokids also performed at this year's Under the Radar CMJ party. Check out a bunch of great photos from Under the Radar's very own Wendy Lynch Redfern RIGHT HERE. Above photo by Wendy Lynch Redfern.
The wonderful folks over at Daytrotter just posted a brand new session with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin today, making this the band's 3rd visit! This time around the guys perform songs off their recently released double album, Tape Club. Take a listen by clicking the link below.
KDHX recently sat down with Deerhoof's Greg Saunier for a super in-depth interview that touches on everything from Miles Davis to Lil Wayne...and there's a bunch of Deerhoof related stuff too. Click the link below to check it out.
The amazing new Casiokids video for their latest single "Det haster!" made its debut on Pitchfork today! "Det haster!" appears on the band's new album, Aabenbaringen over aaskammen, which came out earlier this month on Oct 11th.
Click the links below to check out the video on Pitchfork and to order your copy of Aabenbaringen over aaskammen on limited edition blue vinyl! Video directed by Kristoffer Borgli.
Rainer Maria is arguably one of the most important bands in Polyvinyl's 15-year history. They were the first band we "signed," the first full-length album we released and the 3 members became a lasting part of our family that remains today. As part of our 15-Year Anniversary, we'll be releasing a limited edition Rainer Maria 12" that compiles the band's 3 EPs (Rainer Maria, Atlantic, Ears Ring) onto one release. This is the first time any of these EPs have been made available on vinyl!
Simply titled Rainer Maria, this release is limited to just 300 copies and comes on 180-gram yellow vinyl. And of course you'll get an instant MP3 download for the entire thing at checkout.
Caithlin De Marrais of Rainer Maria also has a brand new solo album titled Red Coats, out Nov. 8th on End Up Records. It's available through our online store as a package deal (or by itself) with the new Rainer Maria 12" + a new RM t-shirt design.
Check everything out at the link below. While you're at it, go show Rainer Maria some Facebook love by "liking" their brand new official page by CLICKING HERE.Hide More
Here's another live Owen video taken from the ongoing series Mike's doing where he plays each track off Ghost Town in a different location in Chicago. "No Place Like Home" is the 2nd track off Ghost Town, which comes out Nov. 8th. Follow the links below to pre-order the album and to check out the previous live video of "Too Many Moons."
Emil Svanängen (AKA Loney Dear) recently stopped by The L Mag's office for a nice little acoustic performance. Check out a stripped down version of "My heart" above, then follow the link below to watch Emil play the Dear John track, "Violent." Don't forget to check out Loney Dear's latest album, Hall Music, in the PV online store.