Fifteen years ago, the folks at Polyvinyl Records issued their first release with Braid's 7" Rainsnowmatch and a 20-band compilation, Direction. And since then, the label has grown by leaps and bounds with releases from the likes of Deerhoof, of Montreal, Xiu Xiu, Loney Dear, Architecture in Helsinki, and Japandroids.
And to celebrate their 15 years in business, Polyvinyl has put together a free, 30-track compilation featuring those aforementioned groups and more. The label is also putting on a nine-band showcase on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Highdive Outdoor Annex, which is located two blocks away from their offices in Champaign, Ill.
If you reside nearby, you probably shouldn't pass up this all-day, all-night shindig as the lineup features Braid, Deerhoof, Japandroids, Xiu Xiu, Starfucker, Joan of Arc, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Asobi Seksu, and Owen. Not bad, right? You can buy tickets here.
You can stream the sampler below and download it here. Happy birthday, Polyvinyl!