2019: Polyvinyl's Year In Review
2019: Polyvinyl's Year In Review
Posted 12/18/2019

let's get it ~ another year/decade in the books! In 2019 Polyvinyl shared a grand total of 35 releases, 62 new singles, 33 music videos, and 1 completely necessary billboard. We also celebrated our Jordan Birthday, otherwise known as 23 years of our glorious Midwest existence! We launched some crazy fun merch, including collaborations with Stay Home Club, Intelligentsia, Elusive Society, Miir, and Last Straw. Our brand new Compass Collection features everything from shoelaces to sweaters - for our practical fans!

The year began with the return of Pedro The Lion's first new music in 15 years. We, along with everyone else, (including Lana Del Rey) were crushed by Julia Jacklin. American Football's guest-heavy LP3 arrived featuring vocal contributions from Paramore's Hayley Williams, Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, and Land of Talk's Elizabeth Powell. Vivian Girls reunited and released their first album in 8 years. Jeff Rosenstock & Laura Stevenson collaborated on a Neil Young covers EP. Stellar records from Xiu Xiu, Jay Som, and Palehound all landed on various 'Best of' lists continuing to cement their legacy as vanguard artists. Our family grew with the addition of Yumi Zouma, Anamanaguchi – who shared their long-awaited [USA], Chris Farren, Diane Coffee, and Squirrel Flower.

We were graced by some major anniversaries – 25 years of Deerhoof resulted in remastered versions of their first three albums. American Football's influential debut turned 20 years old and led to the discovery of previously unreleased instrumental demos. We shared additional reissues from Generationals and Vivian Girls. STRFKR closed out the year with a 3xLP, Live From Brooklyn Steel.

In 2020 we'll see the likes of of Montreal’s candid UR FUN, Squirrel Flower's intimate debut, I Was Born Swimming, Post Animal's grandiose sophomore album Forward Motion Godyssey, plus exciting new music on the horizon from Yumi Zouma, Hazel English, and many more! Head over to Medium to read more about our Year In Review.

Thank you, as always, for tuning in – see you good people on the other side <3 <3 <3

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