2018: WHAT A YEAR, BABY!
2018: WHAT A YEAR, BABY!
Posted 12/18/2018
2018 began with a bang — that bang was the sound of us signing Jeff Rosenstock and surprise releasing POST- on New Year’s Day. From there our family only continued to grow... Pedro The Lion, The Get Up Kids, Shy Boys, Grapetooth, Antarctigo Vespucci, and Kero Kero Bonito all joined Polyvinyl and we had to pinch ourselves many, many times to make sure it was all really happening. We shared debut albums from Anna Burch, FAN, Phantastic Ferniture, Justus Proffit & Jay Som, Grapetooth, Post Animal, and Quiet Slang. From reissuing Rainer Maria’s five classic records to STRFKR's remix album and a Cap’n Jazz tape exclusive – we had quite the year resulting in over 40 releases. More PV by the numbers: 50 Music Videos, 67 New Singles, 12 PV Pledges donations, and lastly, 1 giant trophy.

Already 2019 shows no sign of slowing down with the first album in 15 years from the newly reunited Pedro The Lion, Xiu Xiu’s intense follow up to FORGET, the sophomore album from Australian goddess Julia Jacklin, and LP3 from the one and only American Football.

Catch up on our full 2018 Year in Review, featuring staff, friends, and family best of lists, plus your favorite tweets 'n' 'grams. Thank you from the bottom of our humble Midwestern hearts for another amazing year. See you in 2019 with more good music for all you good people!! xo