Matablog

CEREMONY : ‘The L-Shaped Man’ Coming May 19 ; Video Premiere for “The Separation” & “The Understanding

March 26th, 2015 at 10:00 am by The Management

(“The Separation” and “The Understanding”, directed by Ross Thomas)

Breakup albums mark a turning point for a band: the moment when their sound completely changes and reaches a new level of emotional clarity. All that heartbreak and malaise condensed into any single record often makes for a defining piece of work, no matter the genre. The best records explore the nooks and crannies of sadness, learning it inside and out – celebrating it.

(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

Ceremony’s fifth studio album, ‘The L-Shaped Man’, uses singer Ross Farrar’s recent breakup as a platform to explore loneliness and emotional weariness, but it is by no means a purely sad album. Rather than look inward, Farrar uses his experience to write about what it means to go through something heavy and come out the other side a different person.

In telling Farrar’s story, Ceremony have almost completely stripped back the propulsive hardcore of their previous records, turning every angry outburst into simmering despair. “We’ve always tried to be minimalists in writing, even if it’s loud or fast or abrasive,” says lead guitarist Anthony Anzaldo. “It’s really intense when I hear it. Not in a way where you turn everything up to ten. Things are so bare, you’re holding this one note for so long and you don’t now where it’s going-to me, that’s intensity.” That intensity is apparent on “Exit Fears,” the first full song on the record. It meticulously pairs Justin Davis’ loping bassline, which pulls the track along, with Anzaldo’s icy, minimal guitar work. It brings to mind some alternate version of Joy Division that hasn’t quite lost all hope. It gets close to exploding, but instead plays the shadows, never quite rising above a nervous simmer.

“A lot of the content has to do with loss, and specifically the loss of someone who you care deeply about,” Farrar says. “There is no way for you to go through something like this artistically and not have really strong emotions of loss and pain. There’s not really any way to hide that.” Farrar, for his part, is singing with a new kind of intensity, his baritone swooping and retreating from stressed angst to unsettling near-mutter as he sings, “You told your friends you were fine/ you thought you were fine too…” and later, “nothing is ever fine/ nothing ever feels right/ you have to tell yourself you tried.” It’s the first of many lyrically direct moments, and it should be hard to listen to, but Ceremony have so effortlessly nailed the sound of sadness that it feels great to live inside for awhile.

The sound is abetted by producer John Reis, who honed his sound in seminal bands like Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, and Hot Snakes. Much of the gravelly aggression he experimented with in those bands is present on ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

There’s a story behind the title too. “I was speaking to our driver Stephen while on tour,” Farrar says. “We were talking about men in general and what shape they are…their body type. I said, ‘I guess men are in the shape of an L. The torso is straight. Vertical. And then you have the little feet at the end.’ There’s this painter named Leslie Lerner who was living in San Francisco in the ’70s and ’80s and made these beautiful paintings. He died on my 21st birthday. A lot of the record is about the similarities in our ideas. In what we’re trying to make. Things that have to do with love and losing love.”

Pre-order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding”. Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track “Vivication” and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, “The Hide”. Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also pre-order on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding” (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Pre-order the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also on the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist, Ross Farrar, which parallels lyrics from The L-Shaped Man.

Tour Dates:
Friday, May 22 – 924 Gillman St, Berkeley CA*
On sale Thursday, March 26
Saturday, May 23 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*
On sale Thursday, March 26
Wednesday, July 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
(Amex presale starts April 1 at noon eastern, general public sale starts April 3 at noon).
Saturday, August 8 – Visions Festival, London, UK

* = w/ Negative Approach

Ceremony
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

ALGIERS – New Album In June, “Irony. Utility. Pretext.” Video Premiere, US Dates With Interpol

March 24th, 2015 at 1:17 pm by The Management

“Irony. Utility. Pretext.”, directed by Lamb & Sea

An obsession with notions of historical struggle, not only over political power but also meaning and memory, led us to an interest in the former Yugoslavia. There you can find towering monuments of abstract art erected by Tito in an attempt to constitute a new identity rooted in political collectivity rather than ethnic particularity. In neighboring Bulgaria sprout an entirely different set of physical remainders of a deeply contested history. They stand imposing and forlorn dotted across the countryside, looming like decaying alien spacecraft over factory towns and desolate mountain peaks.
It was really Nikola Mihov’s book, Forget Your Past, that ultimately inspired us to explore further the notion of contested spaces in an era of neocolonialism and capitalist realism. In one sense, the Irony. Utility. Pretext. video problematizes the rise of “ruin exploitation”, a strand in photography that occupies a suspiciously colonial position wherein “white creatives” invade decaying towns such as Detroit or Gary to capture images for their own atomistic meditations. Such photography in former communist countries adopts an additional triumphalist air, ringing in the end of history and the supremacy of neoliberal capitalism.

The images provide interesting parallels with the lyrics, confronting both the age-old fetishisation of the musical artifact and the neocolonial prism of development economics. In the former, ghetto artforms from Lagos to Detroit are wrenched from their social and political contexts and whitewashed for Western hyperconsumption. In the latter, a new set of educated cosmopolitans wielding the language of human rights replace our former colonial masters.

Themes of death and decay are unavoidable in this context, mimicking capital, stalking us in our sleep in search of ever increasing profits. In the end, it is the words of revolutionaries such as Robespierre, Angela Davis and Fred Hampton that flash across the screen to remind us of the precarious nature of the search for freedom and truth in these oppressive times.

(photo credit : WFN Productions)

On June 2nd, Matador is releasing Algiers’ self-titled debut album. Steeped in radical politics and deeply indebted to post-punk’s sonic trailblazing and gospel’s spiritual bloodletting, the album imbues neo-modernist hymns with caustic social sentiment and explosive noise.

Algiers comprises singer/guitarist Franklin James Fisher (deemed “one of the most powerfully guttural vocalists in rock today” by SPIN), guitarist Lee Tesche, and bassist Ryan Mahan. From the militant stomp of “Remains” to Fisher’s commanding presence on the gospel no wave blowout “Black Eunuch,” Algiers channels righteous fury into an incisive, innovative assault that Vice Noisey has called “intense…right on the beat of the current cultural climate.”

A trio of émigrés of the American Deep South, now split between New York and London, Algiers synthesizes its eclectic influences, from Nina Simone and PJ Harvey to Suicide and Public Enemy, into frightening new forms.

Algiers also announced tour dates, including a run of shows with Interpol in the spring. The band will tour the United States extensively later this year.

track listing :
1. Remains
2. Claudette
3. And When You Fall
4. Blood
5. Old Girl
6. Irony. Utility. Pretext
7. But She Was Not Flying
8. Black Eunuch
9. Games
10. In Parallax
11. 11

preorder from the Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google

Tour Dates
April 18 – Record Store Day – Rough Trade On Tour, Point Éphémère, Paris, FR
April 22 – Power Lunches, London, UK
May 7 – The National, Richmond VA*
May 8 – The Ritz, Raleigh NC*
May 11 – The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
May 12 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN*
May 13 – The Fillmore, Detroit MI*
May 15 – Bogarts, Cincinatti OH*
May 16 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA*

* supporting Interpol

Algiers online ;
official site http://www.algierstheband.com
Facebook
Twitter

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

THURSTON MOORE Oxford show announcement

March 23rd, 2015 at 8:06 am by Blue

Thurston Moore and his band will be taking a trip to Oxford amongst his other UK tour dates this spring on May 10th at the O2 Academy. Tickets HERE.

Previously announced shows:

April

Wednesday 22 Istanbul, TR Babylon Asmalımescit TICKETS
Friday 24 Thessaloniki, GR Fix Factory of Sound TICKETS
Saturday 25 Athens, GR Fuzz Club TICKETS
Monday 27 Tel Aviv, IL Barby TICKETS
Thursday 30 Paris, FR Clap your Hands Festival (Café de la Danse) TICKETS

May

Saturday 02 Leeds, GB Live at Leeds TICKETS
Sunday 03 Glasgow, GB Live at Glasgow TICKETS
Thursday 14 Brighton, GB The Great Escape (Concorde 2) TICKETS
Friday 15 London, GB Oslo SOLD OUT
Saturday 16 London, GB Oslo TICKETS
Monday 18 Exeter, GB Phoenix TICKETS
Tuesday 19 Birmingham, GB Hare & Hounds TICKETS
Wednesday 20 Newcastle, GB Cluny TICKETS
Friday 22 Hebden Bridge, GB Trades Club TICKETS
Saturday 23 Liverpool, GB Liverpool Sound City TICKETS
Thursday 28 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS
Friday 29 Nimes, FR This Is Not A Love Song Festival TICKETS

June

Monday 01 Ljubljana, SI Kino Siska TICKETS
Tuesday 02 Zagreb, US Mochvara TICKETS
Wednesday 03 Budapest, HU A38 Ship TICKETS
Thursday 04 Vienna, AT Arena TICKETS
Saturday 06 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS

July

Friday 03 Gdynia, PL Open’er Festival TICKETS
Sunday 12 Bruges, BE Cactus Festival TICKETS

 

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

HÆLOS announce London show

March 20th, 2015 at 7:58 am by Blue

Conveniently coinciding with today’s solar eclipse, tickets are now available for Hælos next London show at XOYO on 21st May.

You can purchase them HERE.

 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/haelosmusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/haelos

Instagram: https://instagram.com/haelos

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

OUT TODAY: Tobias Jesso Jr.’s Goon, Watch Last Night’s Performance of “Without You” on CONAN

March 17th, 2015 at 12:53 pm by Rian

Last night Tobias Jesso Jr. showed the world he is taller than Conan O’Brien. Oh, he also played “Without You” with an 8-piece strings section and backing from friends Danielle Haim on drums and Ariel Rechtshaid on bass.

It has been nearly two years since Tobias posted the demo for “Just A Dream” on his YouTube account. In the time since, he recorded his debut album which features production from Chet “JR” White (formerly of Girls), Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, and Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Haim, Sky Ferreira). He has quickly ascended to playing on network television TWICE, both before the official release of Goon, which happens to be out TODAY on True Panther Sounds.

Buy Goon now, tell all your friends: 

TPS store: http://smarturl.it/TobiasGoon_LP – comes w/ a bonus flexi-disc

Tour Dates:
Sunday, March 22 - The Drake, Toronto ON, CA
Tuesday, March 24 – Sixth & I, Washington DC
Wednesday, March 25 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, March 26 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Friday, March 27 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, March 28 – Middle East Upstairs, Boston MA
Monday, March 30 – Electric Owl, Vancouver BC, CA
Tuesday, March 31 – Barboza, Seattle WA
Wednesday, April 1 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Friday, April 3 – Brick + Mortar, San Francisco CA
Saturday, April 4 – The Echo (early show), Los Angeles

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN at Somerset House + Tomas Barford remix

March 17th, 2015 at 6:42 am by Blue

Belle and Sebastian have been announced as part of the Somerset House Summer Series on Saturday 18th July this year.

Tickets can be bought HERE and will be available for general sale from 9am on Friday 20th March.

And as if that wasn’t enough, they have also released a Tomas Barford remix of ‘The Party Line‘ from the recent “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance” album, which you can listen to below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wmrWWg9rdw

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

Matador At Austin’s Mid-March Trade Fair : Get Off My Lawn (And Stay In My Overpriced AirBNB Instead) Edition

March 13th, 2015 at 12:48 pm by Gerard

Alright, the moment is almost upon us. Well, upon me, actually. The moment when my adopted hometown is overrun by the craven, the venal, the self-important and self-entitled hordes demanding free drinks, free drugs and drowning out all nuanced musical performances with their hyena-like cackling. But enough about the Matador staff, there’s loads of other horrible people descending on Austin and they DESERVE to know exactly where and when Ceremony, Iceage, Steve Gunn and The New Pornographers are appearing. And as such, Robby has carefully amended a classic Mark Ohe Matador flyer (above) — he was under strict instructions to “appropriate that shit like Robin Thicke”, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Short of the entire week being cancelled, that is. See you in the pit(s of hell).

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

Steve Gunn : New Video, New Global Tour…And Oh Yeah, He Just Signed To Matador

March 11th, 2015 at 11:18 am by Gerard

(photo of Ruby and Steve by Nathan Salsburg)

It’s with considerable excitement this morning that we can announce Steve Gunn has signed to Matador. The Brooklyn based guitarist / songwriter’s recent recordings for the Paradise Of Bachelors and Three Lobed Recordings labels have made him a critical favorite around the globe, though he’s held in equally high esteem by much of our office, roster, etc. A onetime member of Kurt Vile’s Violators, Gunn’s acoustic and electric work checked off the virtuosity and invention boxes (not necessarily in that order) some time ago, while his recent ‘Way Out Weather’ album (POB) has brought him to his widest audience to date (hailed by NPR’s Max Savage Levenson as “the completion of Gunn’s transformation from a master guitarist into a songwriter who can trust in his own voice and arrangements as much as his spectacular fretwork”). Collaborations with artists including but not limited to Mike Cooper, Black Twig Pickers and Ed Askew have also established Gunn as that rare artist with equal footing in the rock, folk and avant spheres. He’ll be making a number of appearances in and around SXSW this March prior to his trio opening a series of big barn dates for Wilco, followed by a rather ambitious worldwide touring schedule (see below)

The above video for “Wildwood” (from ‘Way Out Weather’) premiered earlier today via Paste.

upcoming shows :

Saturday, March 14 – Mexican Summer New Myths Festival, Marfa TX @
Sunday, March 15 – The Mohawk (outside) — Barbarian Group Party, Austin TX [FREE SHOW] #
Monday, March 16 – The Center Spot, Austin TX $
Tue. March 17 – The Mohawk (outside), Austin TX %
Wed. March 18 – Weather Up – Billy Reid/Third Man Records Truck, Austin TX
[FREE SHOW] ^
Wed. March 18 – The Mohawk — Pitchfork Day Party, Austin TX +
Thu. March 19 – Walter’s, Houston TX =
Fri. March 20 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans LA =
Sat. March 21 – AeroFest, Mobile AL
Sun. March 22 – River Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Theatre, Columbus GA =
Mon. March 23 – The Bottletree, Birmingham AL=
Tue. March 24 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC
Thu. March 26 – The Stone Fox, Nashville TN
Fri. March 27 – Big Ears Festival, Knoxville TN
Sat. March 28 – The New Vintage, Louisville KY =
Sun. March 29 – Spacebar, Columbus OH =
Tuesday, March 31 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Wednesday, April 1 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY
Monday, May 4 – The Pageant w/ Wilco, St. Louis MO *
Tuesday, May 5 – Taft Theatre w/ Wilco, Cincinnati OH *
Wednesday, May 6 – The Bishop, Bloomington IN
Thursday, May 7 – Murat Theatre, Indianapolis IN *
Friday, May 8 – Iroquois Amphitheate, Louisville KY *
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/774633
Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10, Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Saturday, May 9 – Vinyl – Official Shaky Knees After Party, Atlanta GA
Sunday, May 17 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, BE
Monday, May 18 – The Lexington, London, UK
Tuesday, May 19 – The Maze, Nottingham, UK
Wednesday, May 20 – The Roadhouse , Manchester, UK
Thursday, May 21 – The Workman’s Club, Dublin, IE
Friday, May 22 – Black Box, Belfast, UK
Saturday, May 23 – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
Sunday, May 24 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Monday, May 25 – The Lantern, Bristol, UK
Tuesday, May 26 – MOD, Hasselt, BE
Wednesday, May 27 – La Maroquinerie, Paris, FR
Thursday, May 28 – Sonic, Lyon, FR
Friday, May 29 – Kilbi Festival, Düdingen, CH
Saturday, May 30 – W71, Weikersheim, DE
Sunday, May 31 – Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munich, DE
Monday, June 1 – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, DE
Tuesday, June 2 – Sparte4, Saarburcken, DE
Wednesday, June 3 – Goldhorn, Leipzig, DE
Thursday, June 4 – Grüner Salon, Berlin, DE
Saturday, June 6 – Plissken Festival, Athens, GR
Monday, June 8 – WUK, Vienna, AT
Tuesday, June 9 – Podnik, Prague, CZ
Wednesday, June 10 – K4, Nürnberg, DE
Thursday, June 11 – Palace, St-Gallen, CH
Tuesday, June 16 – Sidecar, Barcelona, ES
Wednesday, June 17 – La Boite, Madrid, ES
Thursday, June 18 – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, ES
Sunday, June 21 – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, NL
Wednesday, June 23 – Lund, SE
Thursday, June 24 – Pustervik, Göteborg, SE
Friday, June 25 – Debaser, Stockholm, SE
Saturday, June 26 – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, NO
Wednesday, July 1 – Aalhaus, Hamburg, DE
Thursday, July 2 – Friday July 3 – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, DK
Tuesday, July 7 – Euclin Tavern, Cleveland OH
Wednesday, July 8 – Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI
Thursday, July 9 – 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis MN
Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12 – Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg, MB
Tuesday, July 14 – Red Rocks Amphitheater, Golden CO *
Wednesday, July 15 – CrossroadsKC, Kansas City MO *
Friday, July 17 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday, Aug. 9 – OFF Festival, Katowice PL
Thursday, Aug. 20 – Paredes de Coura, Paredes de Coura, PT
Sunday, Aug. 23 – Greenman Festival, Powys, UK

@ w/ Iceage, Grouper and Weyes Blood
# w/ Mobb Deep, Dan Deacon, Iceage and Destruction Unit
$ w/ Weyes Blood and Marie Davidson
% w/ Angel Olsen, Speedy Ortiz, Waxahatchee, Torres and Ryley Walker
^ at Weather Up w/ Laura Marling, Natalie Prass, Hurray For The Riff Raff and Bully
+ w/ Courtney Barnett,Speedy Ortiz and Torres
= w/ Ryley Walker
* w/ Wilco

Steve Gunn online:
official site

Facebook
Twitter

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

Introducing: HÆLOS

March 10th, 2015 at 1:04 pm by Blue

“Merging shimmering, silver harmonies with Massive Attack-style beats, supernova basslines and gorgeous atmospheres, the trio create something truly special.” The Line Of Best Fit

We look forward to you hearing more from Arthur, Dom and Lotti in the near future. Watch this space…

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

VIDEO: Shlohmo – “Beams”

March 10th, 2015 at 11:50 am by Rian


A new song from Shlohmo’s upcoming album Dark Red (out April 7) premiered earlier today. “Beams” was directed by Jack Irving.
Pre-order Dark Red below:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DarkRed
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Dark_Red
True panther: http://smarturl.it/DarkRed_LP

From True Panther: Directed by Jack Irv, the video for “Beams” intends to capture “the rawness and nostalgic carelessness we associate with being young,” says WeDidIt co-founder Nick Melons. He continues, “’Beams’ as a track demanded that. I came across the director on Vine – he was documenting his days and nights in New York through six-second videos that looked like a modern day Kids shot entirely through an iPhone. We decided to attempt a collaboration, so he would send over batches of tiny clips from which we stitched together the video for ‘Beams.’”

Shlohmo is also taking off on an extensive world tour soon. Full list of dates below.
Tickets HERE

Mar 31 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
Apr 1 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 2 – Sister – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 3 – Parish – Austin, TX
Apr 4 – Fitz (Upstairs) – Houston, TX
Apr 5 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Apr 6 – Republic – New Orleans, LA
Apr 8 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.
Apr 9 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 11 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Apr 12 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Apr 14 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT
Apr 15 – SAT – Montreal, QB
Apr 16 – Hoxton – Toronto, ON
Apr 17 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Apr 18 – Plush – St. Louis, MO
Apr 22 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
Apr 24 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Apr 26 – Branx – Portland, OR
Apri 29 – The Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA
Apr 30 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
May 2 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
May 7 – The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA
May 20 – Music Box – Lisbon, PT
May 21 – Oval Space – London, UK
May 22 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
May 23 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, ES
May 24 – VK – Brussels, BE
May 27 – L’Amalgane – Yverdon-Les-Bains, CH
May 28 – Plaza – Zurich, CH
May 29 – Pratersauna – Vienna, AT
May 30 – We Love Green Festival – Paris, FR
May 31 – Berlin Festival – Berlin, DE
June 01 – Quirinetta Theatre – Rome, IT

(photo by Kevin Amato and Haley Wollens)

http://shlohmo.com/
http://shlohmo.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shlohmo/215424843565
https://twitter.com/shlohmo
http://instagram.com/shlohmo

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

STREAMING: Tobias Jesso Jr. Debut Album ‘Goon’ via First Play on iTunes Radio

March 10th, 2015 at 10:21 am by Rian

Tobias Jesso Jr.’s highly anticipated debut album Goon is currently streaming via First Play on iTunes Radio.

Listen here: iTunesRadio.com/TobiasJessoJr

Pre-order ‘Goon’ below:

TPS store: http://smarturl.it/TobiasGoon_LP
(comes w/ an unreleased song on flexi-disc)
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TobiasGoon
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Tobias_Goon
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/Tobias_Goon_gp

Goon is officially out worldwide March 17th on True Panther Sounds.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

Premiere : Tobias Jesso Jr. – “Without You”

March 5th, 2015 at 10:30 am by The Management

(photo by Titia Hahne)

On the heels of last week’s performance on “The Tonight Show”, Tobias Jesso Jr. has released a new track off his upcoming debut LP, ‘Goon’ (out 3/17 via True Panther Sounds). “Without You” was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and features Danielle Haim on drums.

Tune in on March 16th to see Tobias perform “Without You” on TBS’ “Conan”.

Tobias will launch his first ever headlining tour later this month, which includes a run of SXSW performances, and two sold out NYC shows (March 26 at Mercury Lounge, March 27 at Baby’s All Right).

Tour Dates:
Sunday, March 22 - The Drake, Toronto ON, CA
Tuesday, March 24 – Sixth & I, Washington DC
Wednesday, March 25 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, March 26 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Friday, March 27 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, March 28 – Middle East Upstairs, Boston MA
Monday, March 30 – Electric Owl, Vancouver BC, CA
Tuesday, March 31 – Barboza, Seattle WA
Wednesday, April 1 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Friday, April 3 – Brick + Mortar, San Francisco CA
Saturday, April 4 – The Echo (early show), Los Angeles

Pre-order ‘Goon’ below:

TPS store: http://smarturl.it/TobiasGoon_LP – comes w/ a bonus flexi-disc
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TobiasGoon
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Tobias_Goon
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/Tobias_Goon_gp

Tobias Jesso Jr.
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Tumblr

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

Coming May 18 On True Panther Sounds : Tanlines’ ‘Highlights’

March 4th, 2015 at 10:07 am by The Management

(photo by Autumn De Wilde)

On March 18 (Europe) and 19 (North America), True Panther Sounds is releasing ‘Highlights’, the 2nd album from New York’s Tanlines. The duo of Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm worked with producers Patrick Ford and Chris Taylor in Los Angeles and NYC respectively.

The album’s first single, “Slipping Away”, premiered via SiriusXM’s XMU earlier today, and is available for free download for the next week by signing up for the mailing list at Tanlinesinternet.com. Pre-order details for ‘Highlights’ can be found below.

tracklisting :

1. Pieces
2. Slipping Away
3. Palace
4. Two Thousand Miles
5. Invisible Ways
6. Bad Situations
7. Running Still
8. Thinking
9. If You Stay
10. Darling Dreamer

‘Highlights’,the band’s first collection of new material since their critically-lauded 2012 debut, ‘Mixed Emotion’s began in a basement in Pittsburgh and ended in a church in Brooklyn. It trades world music sounds (as heard through YouTube) for a more alive, realized approach, the result of Emm and Cohen knowing they wanted to break from their ‘two guys, one screen’ writing style. And even if they had wanted to rely on old methods, they couldn’t: when they sat down to write Highlights in Emm’s childhood home in Pittsburgh, their computer blew up, quite literally, “with a burst of sparks and clouds of smoke. Whatever had just happened felt like some kind of omen,” says Emm.

Stranded without the samples and sounds that had previously defined their musical palette, they spent the rest of the week in Pittsburgh writing songs the old-fashioned way — with a guitar and drums. They found themselves falling back on facility they’d gained with their instruments over the previous two years of touring, and an alternative, simpler process evolved, one that set the tone for Highlights immediately.

Influenced by their time spent on the road touring in support of ‘Mixed Emotions’, they reached for the sounds of 90’s New York hip-hop drums, Detroit techno synths, and lots and lots of guitars. The result could almost be called an homage to the sonics of America, if that sort of phrase wouldn’t make the band cringe. Instead, let’s just call ‘Highlights’ “the album where things started making more sense.”

The following shows in NYC and Los Angeles go on sale this Friday at noon eastern :

Thursday, May 14 - Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Monday, May 18 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA

Pre-order “Highlights’ from the following :

True Panther:
*iTunes:
*Amazon:
Google Play

Tanlines Online:
Tanlines
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

SAVAGES and THE THURSTON MOORE BAND at Latitude Festival

March 4th, 2015 at 7:20 am by Blue

You may be pleased to know that Matador’s very own Savages AND The Thurston Moore Band will be making an appearance at this year’s Latitude festival on the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, which will also mark the festival’s 10th anniversary.

Aren’t you lucky. Tickets can be bought here.

This is the first UK show announced for Savages this year so far…

Previously announced Thurston Moore shows are as follows:

April

Wednesday 22 Istanbul, TR Babylon Asmalımescit TICKETS
Friday 24 Thessaloniki, GR Fix Factory of Sound TICKETS
Saturday 25 Athens, GR Fuzz Club TICKETS
Monday 27 Tel Aviv, IL Barby TICKETS
Thursday 30 Paris, FR Clap your Hands Festival (Café de la Danse) TICKETS

May

Saturday 02 Leeds, GB Live at Leeds TICKETS
Sunday 03 Glasgow, GB Live at Glasgow TICKETS
Thursday 14 Brighton, GB The Great Escape (Concorde 2) TICKETS
Friday 15 London, GB Oslo SOLD OUT
Saturday 16 London, GB Oslo TICKETS
Monday 18 Exeter, GB Phoenix TICKETS
Tuesday 19 Birmingham, GB Hare & Hounds TICKETS
Wednesday 20 Newcastle, GB Cluny TICKETS
Friday 22 Hebden Bridge, GB Trades Club TICKETS
Saturday 23 Liverpool, GB Liverpool Sound City TICKETS
Thursday 28 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS
Friday 29 Nimes, FR This Is Not A Love Song Festival TICKETS

June

Monday 01 Ljubljana, SI Kino Siska TICKETS
Tuesday 02 Zagreb, US Mochvara TICKETS
Wednesday 03 Budapest, HU A38 Ship TICKETS
Thursday 04 Vienna, AT Arena TICKETS
Saturday 06 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS

July

Friday 03 Gdynia, PL Open’er Festival TICKETS
Sunday 12 Bruges, BE Cactus Festival TICKETS


Savages

 

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

Iceage – New Spring/Summer Dates Around The World

March 3rd, 2015 at 10:38 am by Gerard

(photo by Cali DeWitt)

Earlier this morning, Iceage confirmed a rather extensive slate of 2015 dates in support of ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’, including but not limited to mid-March shows in and around a somewhat well-known Austin, TX trade fair, Mexican Summer’s New Myths Festival in Marfa, Bonnaroo, NXNE, Calgary’s Sled Island, Primavera Sound, ATP Iceland and next July’s Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Available ticket links can be found below :

NORTH AMERICA, UK & EUROPE:
Saturday, March 14 – New Myths Festival, Marfa TX #
Sunday, March 15 – The Mohawk -Barbarian Group Party, Austin TX
Monday, March 16 – Cine El Rey Theatre (GALAX Z FAIR), Mcallen TX !
Tuesday, March 17 – Hotel Vegas, Austin TX ^
Wednesday, March 18 – The Gypsy Lounge – Converse/Thrasher Death Match, Austin TX
Thursday, March 19 – Scoot Inn (EARLY) – DoPBR Party, Austin TX
Thursday, March 19 – Yellow Jacket Social Club (LATE) – Brixton Broadcast, Austin TX
Friday, March 20 – The Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX
Saturday, March 21 – Beerland, Austin TX $
Sunday, March 22 – Spillover Music Fest, Dallas TX @
Monday, April 27 - Village Underground, London (UK)
Tuesday, April 28 – Sticky Mikes, Brighton (UK)
Wednesday, April 29 – Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff (UK)
Thursday, April 30 – Workman’s Club, Dublin (IRE)
Friday, May 1 – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham (UK)
Saturday, May 2 – Night and Day, Manchester (UK)
Sunday, May 3 - Live at Glasgow Festival, Glasgow (UK)
Monday, May 4 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (UK)
Tuesday, May 5 – Fleece, Bristol (UK)
Friday, May 22 – Liverpool Sound City Festival, Liverpool (UK)
Saturday, May 23 – Mayfield Derby Festival, Mannheim (GER)
Sunday. May 24 – Way Back When Festival, Dortmund (GER)
Wednesday, May 27 – Bi Nuu, Berlin (GER)
Thursday, May 28 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig (GER)
Friday, May 29- The Place, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Saturday, May 30 – Teatr, Moscow (RUS)
Monday, June 1 – Cohouse, Rome (IT)
Wednesday, June 3 – Summer Student Festival, Padova (IT)
Thursday, June 4 – Beaches Brew Festival, Ravenna (IT)
Friday, June 5 – Plissken Festival, Athens (Greece)
June 6/7 – Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX
Monday, June 8 – Siberia, New Orleans LA*
Tuesday, June 9 – Hi-Tone, Memphis TN*
Thursday, June 11 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN
Friday, June 12 – Drunken Unicorn – Red Bull Sound Select, Atlanta GA*
Saturday, June 13 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC*
Sunday, June 14 – King’s, Raleigh NC*
Monday, June 15 – DC9, Washington DC*
Tuesday, June 16 – 315 Ten Eyck, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, June 18 – Opera House – NXNE Festival Toronto ON (CA)
Saturday, June 20 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH*
Sunday, June 21 – High Noon Saloon, Madison WI*
Monday, June 22 – The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs), Fargo ND*
Tuesday, June 23 – The Good Will Social Club, Winnipeg MB (CA)*
Thursday, June 25 – Vangelis Tavern, Saskatoon SK (CA)*
Friday, June 26 – Sled Island Music Festival, Calgary AB (CA)*
Sunday, June 28 – The Cobalt, Vancouver BC (CA)*
Monday, June 29 – Neumos, Seattle WA*
Tuesday, June 30 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR*
July 2/3/4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik (Iceland)
Friday, July 17 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Thursday, August 20 - Paredes De Coura Festival, Paredes De Coura Festival (POR)

# w/ Grouper,Steve Gunn and Weyes Blood
! w/ Lust for Youth,Screaming Females and Alex G
^ w/ Thee Oh Sees,Protex,Destruction Unit,Institute and Sheer Mag
$ w/ The Spits,Lust for Youth,Untold,Ukiah Drag and Sheet Mag
@ w/ Liars,King Tuff,Viet Cong and Screaming Females
* w/ Low Life

Order ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ from the following :
- The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or 16 page booklet / cd)
- iTunes
- Amazon

Iceage – official site
Iceage – Blog, Facebook

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

VIDEO: Tobias Jesso Jr. – “How Could You Babe” (from Thursday’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”)

February 27th, 2015 at 9:56 am by Rian

Last night Tobias Jesso Jr. made his television debut on The Tonight Show with a little help from The Roots. Enjoy.

Pre-order ‘Goon’ below:

TPS store: http://smarturl.it/TobiasGoon_LP – comes w/ a bonus flexi-disc

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TobiasGoon

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Tobias_Goon

Google Play: http://smarturl.it/Tobias_Goon_gp

Goon is officially out March 17th on True Panther Sounds.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

TOBIAS JESSO JR. on BBC Radio 1

February 25th, 2015 at 1:09 pm by Blue

Tobias Jesso Jr. was in session at BBC’s Maida Vale studios for Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 last night, also debuting new song ‘Bad Words‘.

For those of you that missed it, you can listen to it HERE:

 

Website: http://www.tobiasjessojr.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tobiasjessojr

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tobiasjessojr

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

THURSTON MOORE on-sale announcement

February 25th, 2015 at 10:45 am by Blue

Tickets are now on sale for the following shows:

Wednesday, April 22 – Babylon Asmalžmescit, Istanbul, Turkey TICKETS
Tuesday, June 2 – Mochvara, Zagreb, Croatia TICKETS / For more info email: mochvara@urk.hr
Wednesday, June 3 – A38 Ship, Budapest, Hungary TICKETS

Previously announced shows:

April

Wednesday 22 Istanbul, TR Babylon Asmalımescit TICKETS
Friday 24 Thessaloniki, GR Fix Factory of Sound TICKETS
Saturday 25 Athens, GR Fuzz Club TICKETS
Monday 27 Tel Aviv, IL Barby TICKETS
Thursday 30 Paris, FR Clap your Hands Festival (Café de la Danse) TICKETS

May

Saturday 02 Leeds, GB Live at Leeds TICKETS
Sunday 03 Glasgow, GB Live at Glasgow TICKETS
Thursday 14 Brighton, GB The Great Escape (Concorde 2) TICKETS
Friday 15 London, GB Oslo SOLD OUT
Saturday 16 London, GB Oslo TICKETS
Monday 18 Exeter, GB Phoenix TICKETS
Tuesday 19 Birmingham, GB Hare & Hounds TICKETS
Wednesday 20 Newcastle, GB Cluny TICKETS
Friday 22 Hebden Bridge, GB Trades Club TICKETS
Saturday 23 Liverpool, GB Liverpool Sound City TICKETS
Thursday 28 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS
Friday 29 Nimes, FR This Is Not A Love Song Festival TICKETS

June

Monday 01 Ljubljana, SI Kino Siska TICKETS
Tuesday 02 Zagreb, US Mochvara TICKETS
Wednesday 03 Budapest, HU A38 Ship TICKETS
Thursday 04 Vienna, AT Arena TICKETS
Saturday 06 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS

July

Friday 03 Gdynia, PL Open’er Festival TICKETS
Sunday 12 Bruges, BE Cactus Festival TICKETS

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

VIDEO : Algiers – “Blood”

February 24th, 2015 at 4:56 pm by Gerard

(photo by WFN Productions)

Algiers – "Blood" from Algiers on Vimeo.


“The video envisions a parallel future where artistic and political revolutionaries convene across temporal and social space in shared revolt at our current predicament.”

On the heels of a series of remarkable NYC shows earlier this month, earlier today Noisey premiered the new Algiers video, “Blood”, taken from the band’s forthcoming self-titled Matador debut LP. As of today,”Blood” is available for purchase via iTunes or streaming via Spotify.

Algiers online ;
official site http://www.algierstheband.com
Facebook
Twitter

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

ICEAGE UK Tour Poster

February 24th, 2015 at 7:00 am by Blue

Dates HERE:

April

Monday 27 London, GB Village Underground
Tuesday 28 Brighton, GB Sticky Mikes
Wednesday 29 Cardiff, GB Clwb ifor Bach
Thursday 30 Dublin, IE Workman’s Club

May

Friday 01 Birmingham, GB Hare and Hounds
Saturday 02 Manchester, GB Night and Day
Sunday 03 Glasgow, GB Live at Glasgow
Monday 04 Leeds, GB Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 05 Bristol, GB Fleece

Website: http://iceagecopenhagen.eu

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IceageCopenhagen

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email