MTV 81 just posted part 1 of their video interview with Shugo TokumaruRIGHT HERE. The interview touches on Tokumaru's writing process and how he got started making music. Be on the lookout for part 2 coming soon!
This just in: Japandroids will be opening up for The Gaslight Anthem throughout their upcoming UK tour! A few of the shows are already sold out, so if you wanna catch them, visit our TOUR PAGE for ticket links! Check out the complete list of Japandroids dates below.
Japandroids Tour Dates:
02-08 Adelaide, Australia --- Laneway Festival 02-09 Perth, Australia --- Laneway Festival 02-13 Busan, South Korea --- Vinyl Underground 02-14 Seoul, South Korea --- V Hall 02-18 Tokyo, Japan --- Shibuya WWW 02-19 Osaka, Japan --- Conpass 03-08 New Orleans, LA --- BUKU Music & Art Project
03-09 Winterpark, CO --- Snowball Festival 03-15 Mexico City, Mexico --- Vive Latino Festival 03-21 Bristol, England --- Bristol Academy* 03-22 Bristol, England --- Bristol Academy* 03-23 Leeds, England --- Leeds Academy* 03-24 Glasgow, Scotland --- Glasgow Academy* 03-25 Glasgow, Scotland --- Glasgow Academy* 03-27 Manchester, England --- Manchester Academy* 03-28 Manchester, England --- Manchester Academy* 03-29 London, England --- Troxy* 03-30 London, England --- Troxy* 04-01 Dusseldorf, Germany--- Mitsibishi Hall* 04-03 Copenhagen, Denmark --- Store Vega* 04-04 Oslo, Norway --- Rockefeller* 04-05 Stockholm, Sweden --- Berns* 04-06 Gothenburg, Sweden --- Tragarn*
04-12 Indio, CA --- Coachella 04-19 Indio, CA -- Coachella
05-24 George, WA -- Sasquatch Music Festival 06-08 New York, NY --- The Governors Ball Music Festival
The Line of Best Fit just posted a great interview with Shugo TokumaruRIGHT HERE. If you've ever wondered what goes on in Tokumaru's mind while he's writing / recording, you'll definitely enjoy this interview. He explains it all.
“Imagery or stories which I see in my dreams becomes a clue for writing the lyrics. I frequently try to do a cover of a live performance of an unknown band which I see in my dreams by keeping it in mind as it was.”
Daytrotter just posted a brand new STRFKR session from when the guy's stopped by Good Danny's in Austin, TX. The session features a few new songs that appear on the band's upcoming album, Miracle Mile. Check it out RIGHT HERE.
Tim Kinsella will be going on a solo tour through the Midwest this month, where he'll be performing Joan of Arc songs. Check out the dates below, and be sure to catch a show if you're in the area. Tickets are available on our tour page.
Joan of Arc Tour Dates:
Feb 15 : Mickey Finn's / Toledo, OH Feb 16 : Cafe Bourbon St. / Columbus, OH Feb 17 : Motr Pub / Cincinnati, OH Feb 22 : High Dive / Champaign, IL Feb 23 : The Demo / St Louis, MO Feb 24 : The Lift / Dubuque, IA
We've been all about the 7"s lately, and guess what...we've got one more for ya! We're very excited to announce that the new Strangers 7" from Psychic Twin will be out 4/2 on white viny (available 3/22 digitally). It's available for pre-order RIGHT HERE.
Psychic Twin is Erin Fein and Brett Sanderson. They make pop music that is romantic and mysterious; infused with an ineffable longing for escape, for the unattainable, like the impossible desire to make music with one’s own double.
The self-titled A-side debuted on The Fader today. Check it out RIGHT HERE or stream it above.
In 2010, Sonny Smith (Sonny & The Sunsets) invited 100 artists to collaborate on an incredibly ambitious project. The artists would design 100 album covers, while Smith recorded music (under fictitious band names) to go along with each one. The result is Vol. 1, 2, and 3 of the 100 Records project, which came out today!
Vol. 1, 2, and 3 are all available on limited edition cassettes + MP3, while Vol. 3 is also available on limited white vinyl! Check them all out RIGHT HERE.
To get an idea of what this project is all about, check out this video interview at Gallery 16 in San Francisco, where Smith talks about the project in detail. You can also stream Vol. 3 in its entirety on Consequence of SoundRIGHT HERE.
Check out the new Deerhoof video for "We Do Parties," which just debuted on Pitchfork.tv. It features the band walking around the streets of Tokyo playing with glow sticks, skateboarding, and singing karaoke. Video directed by Michinori "Mitch" Saigo.
"We Do Parties" appears on Deerhoof's latest album, Breakup Song, which you can get on white vinyl RIGHT HERE.
This April, Deerhoof will embark on another US tour in support of their latest album, Breakup Song. The tour will mostly be around the Midwest/East Coast and will include a stop at this year's Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City, IA. Check out the entire list of dates below.
Deerhoof Tour Dates:
04/04 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird 04/06 - Madison, WI @ UW-Madison Music Hall 04/07 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill (Mission Creek Festival) 04/08 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall 04/09 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pryamid Scheme 04/11 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Pike Room 04/12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Theatre 04/13 - Rochester, NY @ Water St. Music Hall 04/14 - Albany, NY @ Valentine's 04/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
This just in: We're extremely excited to be releasing the new Carousel 7" from San Francisco's Painted Palms on 3/5! The 7" is available for pre-order now RIGHT HERE. All pre-orders receive an instant MP3 download for both songs at checkout.
If you're unfamiliar with Painted Palms, you might remember them opening for of Montreal during their 2011 tour. Kevin Barnes heard Painted Palms' Canopy EP and personally asked them to join the tour himself.
You can listen to the Carousel's self-titled A-side over on SPIN HERE (or stream it above).
Today's the day! Shugo Tokumaru's latest (and finest) album, In Focus?, is officially out today in the US, UK, and Europe. Look for it at your favorite local record shop, or order directly through the PV online store RIGHT HERE (check out the clear vinyl above).
Pitchfork recently debuted the incredibly intricate new video for "Katachi," which features amazing stop-animation work by directors Kijek / Adamski. Watch it above!
"Shugo Tokumaru is one of those rare people who can pile instruments all over each other in a way that makes no sense on paper and then make it come off as the most natural thing in the world." - Pitchfork (7.6)
And don't forget, the album is streaming in its entirety over at Under the RadarHERE!
Want a sneak peak at Sonny Smith's 100 Records Vol. 3 one week before release date? The entire album is streaming on Consequence of Sound RIGHT HERE. If you like what you hear, cruise on over to the PV online store and pick up a copy on white vinyl!
The new Shugo Tokumaru video for "Katachi" made its debut on Pitchfork today (watch it above). The video was directed by Kijek / Adamski and features some SERIOUS stop motion animation skills. This thing will blow you away for sure.
"Katachi" is featured on Shugo Tokumaru's new album, In Focus?, which comes out tomorrow!
Excited / thrilled / overjoyed / PUMPED...these are all perfect descriptions for how we feel about Portland, OR's Wampire joining the Polyvinyl family! Their new album, Curiosity, will be coming out later this year in May.
But you won't have to wait that long to hear new Wampire material. Pitchfork debuted the band's amazing new single "The Hearse" earlier today right here (you can also stream it above). The song is featured on The Hearse 7" (as well as Curiosity), which also includes a Kraftwerk cover on the B-side. The 7" comes out March 19th and is available for pre-order RIGHT HERE on purple vinyl (limited to 500).
Attention Japan: Tim and Nate Kinsella will be in your neck of the woods as of today for an 8 date tour. Tim will be playing Joan of Arc songs solo while Nate will be performing solo as Birthmark. Go see them if you're around! Check out the dates below:
1/10/13 Tokyo | O-NEST 1/11/13 Kyoto | TakutakuT 1/12/13 Fukuoka | IBIZARTE w/ Autumnleaf 1/13/13 Kumamoto | Navaro w/ Doit Science, Autumnleaf 1/14/13 Osaka | common café 1/15/13 Nagoya | Tokuzo w/ Gofish Torio 1/16/13 Matsumoto | salon as salon 1/17/13 Tokyo | O-NEST
Oh hey, word on the street is that you can hear the new STRFKR song "Beach Monster" over at NPR's All Songs Considered right now. Take a listen by clicking HERE. "Beach Monster" appears on the band's upcoming album, Miracle Mile, which comes out 2/19/13. Pre-order it HERE.