ICYMI: Holiday News Recap
ICYMI: Holiday News Recap
Posted 01/02/2018

Still got 2017 on the brain? Well, after this quick while-you-were-sleeping news roundup we can all stop living in the past and embrace 2018 in all its glory!

Before ’17 closed up shop a handful of Year-End features came out and PV artists continued to shine —

  • Alvvays and Jay Som made appearances on Pitchfork’s Year-End Readers’ Poll, including Top Album
  • Alvvays and Jay Som land #20 and #25 on Under The Radar’s Top 100 albums of 2017
  • Beach Slang’s “Spin The Dial” was included in Paste's Top 100 Daytrotter sessions of 2017
  • Beach Slang’s “Nothing Can Change You” was featured in Billboard’s 50 Best Covers of 2017
  • Jay Som was prominently featured in The New York Times’ 12 Surprising Reasons to Be Grateful for the Arts in 2017
  • Jay Som’s “The Bus Song” was SPIN’s #37 Best Song of 2017
  • Jay Som receives more Pitchfork love in ‘The Year “Indie Rock” Meant Something Different’
  • White Reaper’s The World’s Best American Band was included in Newsweek’s ’11 Great Overlooked Albums from 2017’

And in other news —

  • Alvvays’ “In Undertow” was featured in KEXP’s Year-End Music That Matters podcast
  • Anna Burch’s “2 Cool 2 Care” was included in NPR’s Heavy Rotation: 10 songs public radio can’t stop playing
  • Beach Slang influenced the comic series Violent Love created by Frank Barbiere - a throwback crime story about love and loss
  • Diane Coffee’s “Poor Man Dan” was KCRW’s Top Tune
  • Palehound’s A Place I’ll Always Go was praised by Bitch Media
  • Rainer Maria’s Past Worn Searching Helped Carve A Space for Women in Emo via Noisey
  • Xiu Xiu’s final performance of Xiu Xiu plays the music of Twin Peaks at Thalia Hall is one of Chicago Tribune’s must see concerts of the week

Also, um, were you under a rock and/or blanket all day yesterday? Did you miss that we signed JEFF ROSENSTOCK?! Listen to his new album POST- available everywhere digitally now! Head to our E-store to pre-order on epic vinyl — plus check out our amazing POST- merch, including Jeff Rosensocks!!!

P.S. In case you actually missed everything in 2017 the above photo features all PV releases for the year in colored vinyl. GroOoOoovy