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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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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

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: "Nightwater Girlfriend"
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin have posted a video for "Nightwater…
2013-09-23 17:00:01

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: "Harrison Ford"
Springfield, Mo. veterans Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin recently revealed "Harrison Ford," a new song from their upcoming album Fly by Wire, due out September…
2013-07-18 13:00:01

Owen: "Blues to Black"
Mike Kinsella's Owen have posted the song "Blues to Black." The song will appear on L'Ami du Peuple and is due out July 2, 2013 via Polyvinyl Records. The prolific musician - of Cap'n Jazz, American Football, and Owls - is aiming for a…
2013-05-08 10:00:01

Their / They're / There: "Concession Speech Writer"
Chicago-based trio Their / They're / There have debuted a brand new song from their upcoming self-titled EP set to be released on Record Store Day this year via Polyvinyl Records. The new song is titled "Concession Speech Writer" and is the first official recording from the band, which features both Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It.…
2013-03-22 11:30:01

Japandroids (US)
Japandroids have announced US tour dates for the spring and summer, including some festival appearances. A Place to Bury Strangers will be appearing with them on several dates.…
2013-03-07 15:00:01

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