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Polyvinyl Turns 25, Announces New Podcast

Hosted by Fred Thomas, Will Feature Interviews with Alvvays, Jeff Rosenstock, and More

Oct 19, 2021

Indie record label Polyvinyl has announced the release of a new podcast in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Rock artist Fred Thomas will host, and it will feature interviews with a plethora of artists who have released music via Polyvinyl, including American Football, Alvvays, Japandroids, Jeff Rosenstock, Julia Jacklin, Kero Kero Bonito, of Montreal, Laura Jane Grace, STRFKR, Xiu Xiu, and more. More

Anna Burch and Fred Thomas Share New Songs from Split 7-Inch

Listen to Burch's "St. Adalbert" and Thomas' "Parkways"

Feb 27, 2019

Detroit singer/songwriter/guitarist Anna Burch and Fred Thomas are both from Michigan and are previous friends and collaborators. In fact, it was Thomas who suggested to his label Polyvinyl that they sign Burch and the label released her debut solo album, Quit the Curse, back in February 2018 via the label. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Kurt Vile, Villagers, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Low, and More

Plus Danielson, Jungle, Django Django, Farao, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 14, 2018

We spent the week wondering if Hurricane Florence was going to hit us here at our headquarters in Southwest Virginia. Lucky for us, it seems to have angled further south, and while we may still get some heavy rains and winds in the coming days and week, it likely won’t be as devastating to Virginia as feared. More

Album of the Week: Low

Double Negative Out Now via Sub Pop

Sep 14, 2018

Low released a new album, Double Negative, today via Sub Pop and it’s our Album of the Week. Double Negative is the follow-up to 2015’s Ones and Sixes. A press release announcing the album described Double Negative as Low’s “most brazen, abrasive (and, paradoxically, most empowering) album.” In our review of Double Negative, our writer Adam Turner-Heffer calls the album “their most inventive yet.” More


Sep 12, 2018

Fred Thomas is the kind of storyteller that you seem to meet through his music. For many listeners who hadn’t seen the 15-year veteran freewheeling across the northeast, Polyvinyl introduced us to the songwriter and his gushing monologues. More

May 07, 2015

Saturday Looks Good to Me frontman Fred Thomas’ keen eye for the crux of the human condition is sharper than ever throughout his solo outing All Are Saved. More