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‘TOO BRIGHT’ ANNOUNCED AS VINYL ME, PLEASE’S NOVEMBER RELEASE

October 23rd, 2014 at 10:01 am by Rian

(print by: Nick van Hofwegen, the artist known as Young & Sick)

Announced earlier this morning, record of the month club Vinyl Me, Please has picked Perfume Genius’ Too Bright as their November release.

After the first listen, we were unanimous in wanting to run this record. It’s rare that we make a decision that quickly, but then it’s also rare that a record like this comes along.” ­

- Tyler Barstow, Vinyl Me, Please co­-founder.

Along with an exclusive vinyl color, members will receive an album-inspired art print (shown above) as well as a custom mocktail recipe to fit the album. More details here.

The album is also available from Matador Direct.

Perfume Genius is currently on tour.

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Stream : Thurston Moore Band, As Heard On WNYC’s “Soundcheck”

October 22nd, 2014 at 3:13 am by Gerard

(photo courtesy Michael Katzif / WNYC)


Live versions of “Speak To The Wild”, “Detonation” and “Grace Lake”, recorded at WNYC, New York, Monday October 20.

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Coming December 2 : Yo La Tengo’s ‘Extra Painful’ 2XLP / 2XCD

October 21st, 2014 at 10:08 am by Gerard



“Anyone who ever said they liked our older records more than ‘Painful’, I just told them they’re wrong.”
–Ira Kaplan

(“From A Motel Six”, directed by Hal Hartley)

1994 marked a number of huge world events ; OJ Simpson emerged from football retirement to claim the headlines in a most unfortunate manner. John Starks missed somewhere in the range of 300 shots en route to the Houston Rockets defeating the New York Knicks in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. CIA officer Aldrich Ames was charged with spying for the Russians, and figure skating’s Tonya Harding put her own special spin on the phrase “lead pipe cinch”. Still, all of the above incidents are mostly forgotten in history, completely overshadowed by the prior year’s release of Yo La Tengo‘s first album for the Matador label, ‘Painful’, a record Spin’s Rob Sheffield called, “the album that keeps every promise Yo La Tengo ever made, full of ravishing, wraithlink melodies around scruffy guitars that clang around your head like sneakers in the dryer…when a bunch of weird sounds add up to a masterpiece as casually majestic as Painful, well, ‘genius’ isn’t even the word, is it?”

(“Big Day Coming”, directed by Phil Morrison)

On December 2, we’ll be reissuing this important highlight in the Yo La Tengo and Matador catalogs in deluxe double LP and double CD editions, dubbed ‘Extra Painful’, with the contents broken down as follows :

TRACKLISTINGS

Painful:
1. Big Day Coming
2. From A Motel 6
3. Double Dare
4. Superstar-Watcher
5. Nowhere Near
6. Sudden Organ
7. A Worrying Thing
8. I Was A Fool Beside You For Too Long
9. The Whole Of The Law
10. Big Day Coming
11. I Heard You Looking

Extra Painful:
1. Nowhere Near (demo)
2. From A Motel 6 (live acoustic)
3. Tunnel Vision (unreleased instrumental demo)
4. Sudden Organ (demo)
5. Smart Window (unreleased Painful session)
6. Big Day Coming (live acoustic)
7. Slow Learner (unreleased demo)
8. Double Dare (demo)
9. A Worrying Thing (demo)
10. I Heard You Looking (live)

Shaker 7″:
A: Shaker
B: For Shame Of Doing Wrong [8-Track Version - the CD single contained a different
version which is on the download coupon]

Formats:

1. Double LP + 7″ + download coupon with extra tracks
2. Double CD + download coupon with extra tracks
3. Digital release is regular and bonus disc tracks, does NOT include download coupon

bonus tracks

Vinyl:
Disc 1: The original ‘Painful’ album (not remastered)
Disc 2: ‘Extra Painful’ – the bonus tracks
7″: “Shaker” / “For Shame Of Doing Wrong” – exact reproduction of the original single
Download coupon: all the album tracks + 15 additional extra bonus tracks

Packaging: Double LP + 7″ (in picture sleeve) with ephemera, photos, reproduction of
original ‘band-aid’ sticker, the first ‘YLT Gazette’ in 14 years, liner notes by the band and semi-trusted advisers.

CD:
Disc 1: As on vinyl
Disc 2: As on vinyl
Download coupon: includes the 2 tracks from the “Shaker” 7″ as well as the 15 extra bonus tracks


Preorder the LP or CD editions today from The Matador Store
and enter to win tickets to Yo La Tengo’s 30th Anniversary shows at NYC’s Town Hall plus copies of every currently in-print Yo La Tengo LP.

Yo La Tengo live :

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller”:
10/29 State Theatre, Portland ME
10/30 Flynn Center, Burlington VT
11/07 Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans LA
11/12 PuSh Festival, Vancouver BC

11/09 Fun Fun Fun Fest, Auditorium Shores, Austin TX

30th Anniversary Shows
12/03 Town Hall, NY NY  w/ Antietam 
12/04 Town Hall, NY NY  w/ The Feelies
12/05 9:30 Club, Washington DC  w/ Lambchop
12/06 Trocadero, Philadelphia PA  w/ Antietam

Yo La Tengo :
– band site
Facebook
Twitter
Tumblr

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New Release Tuesday : Thurston Moore – The Best Day 2XLP/CD/digital album

October 21st, 2014 at 9:08 am by Gerard

Just a reminder – the new Thurston Moore album, ‘The Best Day’, proclaimed by the A/V Club’s Chris Mincher to be “a palpably invigorated blend of brawny, sprawling guitar rock and meditative arrangements” is available today throughout North America (everywhere else yesterday) — direct order details and updated tour dates are found below.

Thurston Moore Band on tour :

Tuesday, October 21 – Brooklyn NY –St. Vitus (with PCPC) (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 22 -Cambridge MA — The Sinclair
Thursday, October 23 0-Hamden CT — The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Friday, October 24- Pawtucket RI — The Met
Saturday, October 25- Philadelphia PA — Boot & Saddle
Sunday, October 26 – Brooklyn NY — Rough Trade NYC
Thursday, October 30 – Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
Friday, October 31 – BIME Festival, Bilbao Spain
Sunday, November 2 – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Monday, November 3 – Antoniano (seated), Bologna, Italy
Tuesday, November 4 – Komplex Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, November 5 – Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Friday, November 7 – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
Saturday, November 8 – Fleece, Bristol, UK
Sunday, November 9 – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 11 – Art School, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, November 12 – Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Saturday, November 15 – Crossing Border Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Sunday, November 16 – Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday, November 18 – Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany
Wednesday, November 19 – Ampere, Munich, Germany

Order ‘The Best Day’ from The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon

(in Japan, ‘The Best Day’ will be available from Hostess)

Thurston Moore – Facebook, Twitter

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VIDEO : Thurston Moore – “Speak To The Wild”

October 20th, 2014 at 10:00 am by Gerard

(if you’re based in Germany, you can watch the video here)

Thurston Moore’s new album, ‘The Best Day’ hits shelves throughout Europe today (North America tomorrow), touted yesterday by The Observer’s Kitty Empire as “a madeleine of a record” (“both comforting and discomfiting, ‘The Best Day’ recalls prime Sonic Youth, when their tense experimental attitude dovetailed with often sour but instantly accessible pop melodies”) and with that, here’s a video for the monumental “Speak To The Wild”, directed by Santiago Mostyn.

“I have the image of a character, a woman who could be a mother (slightly older, slightly wilder, like a silent Jenny Wilson) carrying a large and alien precious object into the forest and sequestering it there. It would be a narrative trajectory but with sublime interruptions – the cavity where she stashes the object filling with gold, painted figures following her through the trees, DIY-Kurosawa style.” – Santiago Mostyn

The Thurston Moore Band will be in session later this afternoon on WNYC‘s “Soundcheck” ; listen here at 2pm eastern.

Thurston Moore Band on tour :

Tuesday, October 21 – Brooklyn NY –St. Vitus (with PCPC) (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 22 -Cambridge MA — The Sinclair
Thursday, October 23 0-Hamden CT — The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Friday, October 24- Pawtucket RI — The Met
Saturday, October 25- Philadelphia PA — Boot & Saddle
Sunday, October 26 – Brooklyn NY — Rough Trade NYC
Friday, October 31 – BIME Festival, Bilbao Spain
Sunday, November 2 – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Monday, November 3 – Antoniano (seated), Bologna, Italy
Tuesday, November 4 – Komplex Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, November 5 – Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Friday, November 7 – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
Saturday, November 8 – Fleece, Bristol, UK
Sunday, November 9 – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 11 – Art School, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, November 12 – Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Saturday, November 15 – Crossing Border Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Sunday, November 16 – Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday, November 18 – Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany
Wednesday, November 19 – Ampere, Munich, Germany

Order The Best Day from The Matador Store
iTunes (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly)
Amazon (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly).

(in Japan, ‘The Best Day’ will be available from Hostess)

Thurston Moore – Facebook, Twitter

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VIDEO : Interpol – “My Desire”

October 20th, 2014 at 9:02 am by Gerard

(Photo by Violeta Alvarez)

Following clips for “All The Rage Back Home” and “Twice As Hard”, we’re please to share the 3rd video from the new Interpol full-length, ‘El Pintor’, “My Desire”, directed by Markus Lundqvist, shot at the Lower East Side’s Fontana’s and featuring actor Frank Grillo.

Interpol on tour :

Thursday, November, 6 – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
Friday, November, 7 – House of Blues, Orlando FL
Saturday, November, 8 – Fillmore, Miami FL
Monday, November, 10 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, November, 11 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Wednesday, November 12 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, November, 14 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November, 17 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
Tuesday, November, 18 – Kool Haus, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, November, 20 – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, November, 21 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 22 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November, 24 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November, 26 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, November, 29 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November, 30 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Order ‘El Pintor’ from the following :
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play
Best Buy (discount coupon, this week only)
Target (CD edition features two bonus tracks, “Malfeasance” and “Slow Hands (Live At Brixton Academy)” – available in the U.S. only)

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

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THE NEW PORNOGRPAHERS LIVE ON KCRW’S MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC 2:15 PM EST, PLAY THE WILTERN IN LA TONIGHT

October 17th, 2014 at 1:46 pm by Rian


Last night The New Pornographers played “Dancehall Domine” for Conan O’Brien for those who still have cable. If you missed it, there is a clip of their performance above. Here is a photo of Kathryn Calder and a new, dear friend.

The band are currently making the rounds in Los Angeles. This is an URGENT reminder to tune in to kcrw.com or if you’re in the LA area 89.9fm to hear the band perform LIVE on Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley at 2:15pm est. Later tonight they will play The Wiltern with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Tickets here.

More tour dates can be found here.

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IDIOT BOX ALERT : The New Pornographers on TBS’ “Conan” Tonight

October 16th, 2014 at 12:24 pm by Gerard

The New Pornographers will be appearing on TBS’ “Conan” this evening (11pm eastern, 10pm central).  Mr. O’Brien (as he’s known to people who aren’t his friends or associates) will also welcome guests Anthony Anderson (SO GOOD IN THE FIRST “BARBERSHOP”, AKA “BARBERSHOP ONE : THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD”) and Jon Lovitz (also, quite good in “Happiness”, aka The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, though perhaps not as good as Mr. Anderson in “Barbershop”, and maybe a little too creepy in this context, so never mind).   Prior to Friday night’s show at the Wiltern, The New Pornographers will be appearing on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” at 2:15 pm eastern / 11:15pm pacific time.

The New Pornographers On Tour  :

Friday, October, 17 — The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, October, 18 — North Park Theatre, San Diego CA*
Saturday- Sunday, October, 18-19 — Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco CA*
Tuesday, November, 4 — Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN*
Wednesday, November, 5 — Orange Peel, Asheville NC*
Thursday, November, 6 — Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA*
Friday, November, 7 — Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA*
Saturday, November, 8 — Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX*
Monday, November, 10 — The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
Tuesday, November, 11 — Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Thursday, November, 13 — Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI*
Friday, November, 14 — Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, November, 15 — House of Blues, Cleveland OH*
Monday, November, 17 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November, 19 — House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November, 20 — Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, November, 21 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Sunday, November, 23 — Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Monday, December, 1 — The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Tuesday, December, 2 — O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK
Wednesday, December, 3 — Botanique – Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, December, 4 — La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, December, 5 — Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Saturday, December, 6 — Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sunday, December, 7 — Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
^with Iron & Wine, Glass Animals
! with Pickwick, Cool

order ‘Brill Bruisers’ from the following :
The Matador Store
New Pornos Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google

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MAJICAL CLOUDZ – “YOUR EYES”

October 15th, 2014 at 3:11 pm by Rian

Below is a thank you note and gift (new song “Your Eyes”) from Majical Cloudz’ Devon Welsh:

Hi all, Over the last five weeks we have had some of the best experiences we have ever had as a band.

A lot of it still feels unreal. We played 20 shows with Lorde. We met an uncountable number of people at the shows and played for even more. We did it all with a crew of 4 people in a minivan. How did this happen?

We were met with positive and warm receptions at all of these shows. We were never booed or heckled (although if we had been I would have understood). I believe this to be a testament to the curiosity and open-mindedness of Lorde’s audiences. Every single night, we were extremely excited to be there and I think people recognized that and returned the energy.

To everyone who came to these shows and saw us perform, to everyone who we spoke to afterwards: thank you! Your participation made those shows happen and although you probably didn’t come with us in mind, your presence was important to us.

As a thank you we are giving away this song, “Your Eyes”. I originally recorded it in 2011, and when Matt and I started playing shows together as Majical Cloudz this was always part of the set. It’s kind of a relic of the earliest period of our life as a band, so if you are finding out about us for the first time in the wake of our tour with Lorde, this will take you back to the beginning of our music-making days together. We made this new version just before we left on tour, so in one sense it is old and in another sense it is new.

It has been great meeting all of you. We will be touring the USA again soon, and in the meantime we are working on a bunch of new music.

-Devon

Download “Your Eyes” here: http://majicalcloudz.com/youreyes

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Coming January 19 : Belle and Sebastian’s ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’

October 14th, 2014 at 11:16 am by The Management

As previously announced, Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 20, 2015 (Jan 19 in the UK and Europe), ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance.’ Today, a peek at the album cover, track listing, and more.

Last week, The Quietus published an interview with Stuart Murdoch and Richard Colburn which gives a hint of what to expect. The album opens with “Nobody’s Empire,” which Stuart said “is absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written.” About the beginnings of his lifelong struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which led to his first forays into songwriting, it is easily one of his most musically and emotionally epic songs.

What it doesn’t indicate is how fun the album is. Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others, the band – who have been listening to things like vintage Detroit techno and Giogio Moroder – have brought a dance-party element (and a disco song about Sylvia Plath) into their gorgeous tales of sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)

TRACK LISTING:
1. Nobody’s Empire
2. Allie
3. The Party Line
4. The Power of Three
5. The Cat with the Cream
6. Enter Sylvia Plath
7. The Everlasting Muse
8. Perfect Couples
9. Ever Had a Little Faith?
10. Play for Today
11. The Book of You
12. Today (This Army’s for Peace)

FORMATS:
- Digital (iTunes purchases include preorder bonus tracks ‘Piggy In The Middle‘ and ‘A Politician’s Silence’)
- CD (with 24 page booklet)
- Vinyl: 2x LP gatefold vinyl
- Box set: Limited edition 4x LP with exclusive bonus tracks, extended mixes and poster

TOUR DATES:
2014
Tuesday, October 28 – Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, UK – Tickets
Wednesday, October 29 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhll-On-Sea
Friday, October 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France

2015
Monday January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland (NOTE : 16 years after Belle and Sebastian curated the first All Tomorrow’s Parties at Camber Sands)

Belle and Sebastian - official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

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(Via NPR’s “First Listen” and The Guardian) Stream Thurston Moore’s ‘The Best Day’

October 13th, 2014 at 10:28 am by Gerard


(photo by Bebe Labree Besch, taken at last weekend’s KEXP session)

We’re a week away (6 days away in Europe) from the release of Thurston Moore’s hotly anticipated ‘The Best Day’ double LP/CD/digital album, and starting this morning you can stream the album from start to finish via the auspices of NPR’s ‘First Listen’ or from the good people at The Guardian.

Thurston Moore Band on tour :

Tuesday, October 14 – Brooklyn NY — St. Vitus
Wednesday, October 22 -Cambridge MA — The Sinclair
Thursday, October 23 0-Hamden CT — The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Friday, October 24- Pawtucket RI — The Met
Saturday, October 25- Philadelphia PA — Boot & Saddle
Sunday, October 26 – Brooklyn NY — Rough Trade NYC
Friday, October 31 – BIME Festival, Bilbao Spain
Sunday, November 2 – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Monday, November 3 – Antoniano (seated), Bologna, Italy
Tuesday, November 4 – Komplex Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, November 5 – Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Friday, November 7 – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
Saturday, November 8 – Fleece, Bristol, UK
Sunday, November 9 – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 11 – Art School, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, November 12 – Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Saturday, November 15 – Crossing Border Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Sunday, November 16 – Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday, November 18 – Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany
Wednesday, November 19 – Ampere, Munich, Germany

Preorder The Best Day from The Matador Store iTunes (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly) and Amazon (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly).

(in Japan, ‘The Best Day’ will be available from Hostess)

Thurston Moore – Facebook, Twitter

“Forevermore”, live at Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium

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ICEAGE IN NYC: BOWERY BALLROOM TONIGHT, THE ACHERON TOMORROW

October 12th, 2014 at 10:20 am by Rian

For those in NYC this (holiday) weekend, there will be two opportunities to see Iceage play new songs from their recently released album ‘Plowing Into The Field of Love’. Details below:

TONIGHT – Sunday, October, 12 – Bowery Ballroom- Tickets

with Helm, Blues Control, Shells

Monday, October, 13 – The AcheronTickets

with Uniform, Appetite

Options to order ‘Plowing Into The Field of Love
Matador Store: http://www.smarturl.it/mata.FieldofLove (3 sided-vinyl + 16 page booklet, CD)

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FieldofLove

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Field_of_Love

Tour has just begun. Many more dates below.

Wednesday, October 15 – The Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA*
Thursday, October, 16 – Great Scott, Boston MA*$
Friday, October 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada%
Saturday, October 18 – Gabba Hey, Ottatwwa ON, Canada#
Sunday, October 19 – Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#
Tuesday, October 21 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*#
Wednesday, October 22 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL*#
Thursday, October, 23 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN*
Friday, October 24 – Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Saturday, October 25 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS*
Sunday, October 26 – Hi-Dive, Denver CO*
Monday, October 27 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT*
Wednesday, October 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV*
Friday, October 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA*
Saturday, November 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$
Sunday, November 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA*
Monday, November 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA*
Tuesday, November 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ*
Wednesday, November 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM*
Saturday, November 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX
Monday, November 10 – Aveny-T, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, November, 21 – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday, November, 22 – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, November, 23 – Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Monday, November, 24 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, November, 25 – Komma, Esslingen, Germany
Wednesday, November, 26 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November, 27 - Strom, Munich, Germany
Friday, November, 28 – Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday, November, 29 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, November, 30 – Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium
Monday, December, 1 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Tuesday, December 2 – 100 Club, London, UK

* w/ Helm
# w/ Father Murphy
$ w/ Rakta
% w/ Merchandise, Lower and Father Murphy

Iceage – official site
Iceage – BlogFacebook

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Slow cooked beans with bacon, sautéd mushrooms

October 11th, 2014 at 6:28 pm by Patrick

The beans are negro de arbol from Rancho Gordo’s Xoxoc Project, soaked overnight in plenty of salted water. The bacon is Applewood from North Country Smokehouse.

Method is simple. I started with a sofrito of roasted peeled chopped poblanos and garlic in the bacon fat, and proceeded to slow-cook the beans in the sofrito with a minimal amount of the soaking liquid, for several hours in a 275F oven.

Plus sliced hen-of-the-woods, sautéd in butter.

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Belle and Sebastian, Interpol, Live Webcasts From the Austin City Limits Festival

October 10th, 2014 at 4:05 pm by Gerard

(for a bad time, call that number)

In the event you’ve not been pestered to death by an overzealous energy drink supplier (and I certainly haven’t — I AM NATURALLY FULLY OF EXCITEMENT FOR THE TREMENDOUS WEB OFFERINGS), you’ll wanna know that Belle and Sebastian and Interpol will have their respective Austin City Limits Festival (weekend two) sets webcast in full tonight and tomorrow night.

Friday : Belle and Sebastian, 8:30pm eastern (RetailMeNot stage — btw, it’s been more than a week and no one has explained to me if RetailMeNot is a spinoff of this company or it’s just my wishful thinking)
Saturday : Interpol, 6:30pm eastern (Honda stage. NOW HONDA I’VE HEARD OF)

If last weekend’s performances in Zilker Park are anything to go by, I am very confident you’ll be glad you ignored your families, friends and hungry pets to stream both band’s sets thru the large or small device of your choice.

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Matador’s Fave October Songs at Spotify

October 10th, 2014 at 3:29 pm by Gerard

(DISCLAIMER : the entire label staff didn’t actually have a vote in this,but if you wanna make fun of someone for being into Montrose, by all means, tar all of us with the same brush if that’s your game. We’ve been taking emotional abuse for 25 years and counting!)

(ALSO : we did this in August, too. Not that you fully appreciated it or anything)

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Coming November 4 : Body/Head – “The Show Is Over” b/w “The Canyon”

October 9th, 2014 at 2:30 pm by Gerard

On November 4, we’ll be releasing a new 7″ from Body/Head, the duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace, “The Show Is Over” b/w “The Canyon”.  Preorders are being accepted now at The Matador Store.

While some of you might’ve caught news of Kim’s upcoming book, ‘Girl In A Band : A Memoir’ (Harper/Collins) yesterday, there’s a some upcoming Body/Head dates you might’ve missed in the process :

Thursday, November 6 – Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (with Nate Young’s Regressive Nightmare, Steve Baczkowoski)
Friday, November 7 - Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (with Nate Young’s Regressive Nightmare, Steve Baczkowoski)
Saturday, November 8 – Boston Hassle Fest 6, Cusine En Local, Boston MA
Saturday, November 15 – Kings Barcade, Raleigh NC (a benefit for NARAL Pro Choice NC)

 

 

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There is nothing like a Dane: Lower and Iceage on the radio today

October 9th, 2014 at 11:58 am by Hector

Copenhagen is better-represented than usual on the nation’s airwaves today, with Lower and Iceage making near-simultaneous appearances at two of the finer college radio stations to which you could ever hope to listen (in my humble opinion).

First off, we have Lower performing live on Radio K, which at this point has to be considered only a notch or two below Prince when it comes to Minneapolis institutions. Listen online at RadioK.org, or on their trio of radio frequencies (770AM, 100.7FM and 104.5FM) if you live in the Twin Cities, starting at 4:30PM EDT/3:30pm CDT.

Shortly thereafter, at around 5:00PM EDT, Iceage will be waltzing into the studio at New York’s WNYU for an appearance on the always vital New Afternoon Show to talk about their just-released album, Plowing Into The Field Of Love, and spin some tunes. WNYU.org is the URL, 89.1FM is the frequency.

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ICEAGE LIVE ON KEXP TODAY

October 8th, 2014 at 10:43 am by Rian

Plowing Into The Field Of Love‘ has been out officially for one day and causing many to feel “emotion” to various degrees. Unless you saw the band when they toured this past spring, you have not yet heard these new songs live. They are back on the road this Friday with show at Philadelphia’s First Unitarian Church, but not before playing LIVE in KEXP’s The Cutting Room Studios in NYC this afternoon at 12:00 EDT. Tune in to 90.3 or kexp.org.