Deerhoof – “Hi” (Xiu Xiu Cover In The Style Of White Reaper)

Deerhoof – “Hi” (Xiu Xiu Cover In The Style Of White Reaper)

Polyvinyl, the independent record label based out of Champaign, Illinois, has announced Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl, a compilation commemorating 20 years in business. The album features current or former Polyvinyl artists covering each other; for instance, below you can hear noise-pop darlings Deerhoof covering “Hi” from Xiu Xiu’s 2012 release Always. The San Franciscan four-piece tears through “Hi” with an upbeat abandon, replacing the warbly feel of Xiu Xiu’s original number with their own triumphant, punk rock flavor (hence the title reference to yet another Polyvinyl band, White Reaper). Check it out below.


01 Generationals – “In Green” (Volcano, I’m Still Excited!!)
02 Beach Slang – “Younger Us” (Japandroids)
03 The Dodos – “Never Meant” (American Football)
04 Aloha – “Too Late to Die Young” (Beach Slang)
05 Deerhoof – “Hi” (Xiu Xiu)
06 Fred Thomas – “I” Heard You Say (Vivian Girls)
07 Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – “Since You Stole My Heart” (Saturday Looks Good To Me)
08 Radiation City – “The Clod and the Pebble” (Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin)
09 of Montreal – “Find Yourself” (Jacco Gardner)
10 Pillar Point – “Heart It Races” (Architecture In Helsinki)
11 Shugo Tokumaru – “Gronlandic Edit” (of Montreal)
12 Psychic Twin – “While I’m Alive” (STRFKR)
13 Mates of State – “So Begins Our Alabee” (of Montreal)
14 Wampire – “Face to Face” (Jacco Gardner)
15 Braid – “Next of Kin” (Alvvays)
16 Tancred – “A Fever” (Owen)
17 Owen – “Ears Ring” (Rainer Maria)
18 Rainer Maria – “Big Man” (Birthmark)
19 Xiu Xiu – “Bubble” (Dodos)
20 White Reaper – “Exit Only” (Deerhoof)

Polyvinyl employed artist Jesse LeDoux to pull from 20 years of releases for a cover the label is billing as a “treasure map” for Polyvinyl diehards. LeDoux’s design has also been applied to a T-shirt, poster, and skateboard deck:

Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl is out 11/25. Pre-order it here.

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