Polyvinyl Holding Pledge Drive to Save 10,000 Records From Destruction

June 18, 2009  |  12:05pm
At Paste, we're all about raising money for great, musical causes. We're also all about receiving tons of great music for a pretty minimal cost. And we're very, very against the destruction of thousands of records.So you can imagine our interest when Illinois indie label Polyvinyl began a pledge drive to prevent mass record-cide in their warehouse.

The label, which boasts a current roster of artists like Asobi Seksu, Of Montreal and Architecture in Helsinki, has run into a bit of a storage problem—one, apparently, that won't be fixed by a simple trip to the Container Store. Polyvinyl's warehouse has consolidated, and as a result of the smaller storage space, the warehouse wants to destroy 10,000 of the albums that are currently filling the space floor-to-ceiling.


In order to save these delightful morsels of music nourishment from the flames, Polyvinyl has launched a pledge drive on Kickstarter. The basics: give a specific amount of money to the label, receive a package of albums and DVDs from the stuffed warehouse. The packages are designed from the $5 level all the way up to $50. Skip Starbucks, give Polyvinyl $5, and you get Mates of State's Two of Us DVD. Sock away $20, and enjoy CDs from Of Montreal, Architecture in Helsinki, Joan of Arc and more. The grand poo-bah of packages, at $50, includes records from the above artists, plus Collections of Colonies of Bees, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Audible and much more.

So, even if you have an ironclad heart and you don't care that Polyvinyl's in a pickle (you jerk), at least check it out for the sake of the deals. They're so sweet that, at the time of this writing, 138 people had already cashed in. And besides, last time we checked, a shopping cart full of 26 CDs and two DVDs should cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $300. Plus, great music? Priceless.

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