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STRFKR annouce 2011/ 2012 Tour Dates

On Nov. 8 STRFKR will be releasing via Polyvinyl Records their album Jupiter for the first time in Europe. The eight song EP, which includes the fan favorite cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to...
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Owen ‘Ghost Town’

In high school I, as many people that age, had a predilection for the awkward, heart-on-the-sleeve lo-fi pop music that was so prevalent at the time (think: Tullycraft, early Peter Parker, early Death...
Owen - O, Evelyn ep Mike Kinsella

Owen ‘O, Evelyn’ Contest

Mike Kinsella, also known as the man behind Owen is releasing a new 7" called O, Evelyn along with a new T-shirt design. We're working with Polyvinyl to give One winner a test pressing of the 7" (only about 10 were made) + a full art copy of the 7" + a T-shirt!

La Sera preps February debut

Since joining all-female punk trio Vivian Girls during the spring of 2007 Katy Goodman's DIY-style bass playing and drifty-faded vocals have sent waves of adoration rippling throughout Brooklyn's pop punk circuit. Her newest band La Sera showcases her signature style, bringing her talent for creating dreamy pop songs even more to the forefront.
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Shugo Tokumaru “Linne” Music Video

This song and video reminds me of watching Charlie Brown cartoons. Sometimes I wish I could be a kid again. Damn nostalgia. Shugo Tokumaru's "Linne" comes from his upcoming Polyvinyl LP release Port...
Braid Interview Kevin Corazza History Reunion Re-issues

Braid Interview – History, Reunion, Re-Issues

Braid was a highly influential emo/post-hardcore band from Illinois that helped define the genre in the mid to late 90s. The band played four final shows in 1999 before disbanding. They reunited for a reunion tour in 2004 playing US, Canada, and Japan dates. After much demand, in April 2010 Polyvinyl re-issued their first two full lengths as well the Movie Music volumes. I got a chance to discuss with the band their history, DVD release, influences, vinyl collections, those re-issues and so much more.