Independent Label Throws Itself Gigantic Clearance Sale

noah | June 17, 2009 11:30 am

The Champaign, Ill.,-based label Polyvinyl has found a new problem presented by music’s digital age: The distributor the label used is downsizing its warehouse, which means that Polyvinyl needs to get rid of 10,000 albums that will take up too much space (read: cost too much money to be housed) in the distributor’s new space. So they’ve decided to turn into for a few days, giving anyone who plunks down $50 via the microfunding site Kickstarter 26 CDs and two DVDs from their catalog–shipping included. The bands on offer include past blog darlings like Architecture in Helsinki, current favorites like of Montreal, emo titans like Rainer Maria, and the delightful Philadelphia outfit Audible. It’s almost like what would happen if a used-CD bin was brought over to your house as a gift! After the jump, the full list of available records. 31Knots “Curse of the Longest Night” CD Aloha “Some Echoes” CD AM/FM “Getting Into Sinking” CD AM/FM “Mutilate Us” CD AM/FM “The Sky Is the New Ground” CD Architecture in Helsinki “Places Like This” CD Audible “Sky Signal” CD Collections of Colonies of Bees “Customer” CD Decibully “City of Festivals” CD Friction (ex-Braid) “Discography 1991-1994” 2xCD Hail Social “Hail Social” CD Joan of Arc “Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain” CD Joan of Arc “The Intelligent Design of Joan of Arc” CD Kyle Fischer / Mike Kinsella / Caithlin DeMarrais “Open Ground” CD Mates of State “Two of Us” DVD of Montreal “Icons Abstract Thee” CD of Montreal “The Early Four Track Recordings” CD Paris Texas “Action Fans Help Us!” CD Pele “Elephant” CD Picastro “Metal Cares” CD Rainer Maria “Long Knives Drawn” CD Rainer Maria “Anone in Love with You (Already Knows)” CD+DVD Rainer Maria “Ears Ring” CD Rainer Maria “Rainer Maria” CD Saturday Looks Good to Me “Cold Colors” CD ZZZZ “Palm Reader” CD Help Us Save Our Office! [Kickstarter]