Polyvinyl Records


Illinois label Polyvinyl Records has been putting out records since 1995. Most well known for the massive popularity of bands like Braid, Rainer Maria, and Mates Of State, the label has worked with groups as diverse as the power-pop of the Red Hot Valentines to the subdued musings of Mike Kinsella [via American Football and Owen] and the quirky keyboard-rock of Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!.

The label also had a short-lived CD single series in the late nineties, releasing material from bands such as Burning Airlines, Paris Texas, and Sean Tillmann [of Calvin Krime/Sean Na Na/Har Mar Superstar fame]. Most recently, Polyvinyl has started a mailorder-only series with releases from Saturday Looks Good To Me, Aloha, and Pele/Toe.

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Owen / Into It. Over It.: 'Poison Arrows / Local Language'
The A.V. Club is currently streaming the new Owen and Into It. Over It. split 7". The 7 inch will include an original track by both artist as well as an additional track of them covering each others songs. The 7" is available on Polyvinyl Records on August 21, 2015. You can click here…
2015-08-19 14:00:01

Beach Slang: "Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas"
Beach Slang have released a teaser video for their debut LP. The track is titled "Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas" and will be featured on their forthcoming album called The Things We Do To Find People Like Us. You can pre-order the album buy clicking here. Beach Slang released Cheap Thrills On A Dead End…
2015-08-06 11:00:01

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: "Trevor Forever"
Springfield, MO's Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin have posted a video for their new song "Trevor Forever." You can see the video after the jump. "Trevor Forever" will appear on their upcoming album, The High Country, out June 2, 2015 on Polyvinyl Records. The video shows their album being mass…
2015-04-29 12:00:01

Noisey talks to Beach Slang
If you checked out our recent interview with Beach Slang, you might be curious to hear more about the band which has it's roots in pop-punk outfit Weston and recently signed to Polyvinyl…
2015-03-31 15:30:01

Beach Slang join Polyvinyl
Philadelphia, PA's Beach Slang have signed with Polyvinyl Records. The group will be releasing a proper full-length through the label. James Alex thanked everyone who helped them get to this point. Things like this don't happen without an army of sweet hearts. To everyone who wrote about us, came to a show,…
2015-02-10 14:00:01

American Football: 'Never Meant"
American Football have premiered a video for "Never Meant." It appears on their recent reissue of American Football. Director Chris Strong adds: The video takes place in Urbana Illinois circa 1999. The song about breaking up, moving on and…
2014-06-05 14:00:01

Vivian Girls (2007-2014)
Vivian Girls have officially broken up. Earlier today, they posted on their Facebook: Brooklyn, New York, March 2007: we started making music together and became what we know as Vivian Girls. It's been a long and crazy journey in the seven years since, and we feel as though the time has finally come…
2014-01-22 16:00:01

Their / They're / There: "New Blood"
Chicago, IL's Their / They're / There have released a music video for the song "New Blood" off of their new EP Analog Weekend. You can order it here. Their / They're / There is Evan Weiss…
2013-12-10 15:30:01

The Rentals join Polyvinyl
Los Angeles, CA's The Rentals have joined the Polyvinyl Records family. The label will be releasing the group's 3rd studio album and their "first proper album in 15 years" next year. The Rentals last released the Songs About Time …
2013-12-06 11:00:01

Their / Theyre / There: "Curtain Call"
The AV Club has premiered "Curtain Call" from Their / They're / There. The band is fronted by Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It., Pet Symmetry and Stay Ahead of the Weather, and also features Mike Kinsella (Owen,…
2013-11-06 14:30:02

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