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Lamb chili

August 28th, 2016 at 5:01 pm by Patrick

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I normally make Texas red chili with beef, but decided I wanted a change.

1. Chili paste:

– Selection of dried Mexican chiles. I used 30% anchos, 30% guajillos, 15% pasillas, 15% cascabel and 10% chiles de arbol
– Water

Dry-roast the chiles in the microwave in 15-second bursts until dry and fragrant, about 30 seconds for each batch of chiles. Remove seeds and pith, place into a saucepan, add water to cover, and bring to boil. Simmer until soft, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool, place in blender, and blend / pulse until smooth.

Chili paste will keep in refrigerator for several weeks, or in the freezer for up to a year.

2. Chili:

1 1/2 lbs lamb stew meat (shoulder or leg), cut into 3/4-inch cubes
Salt
Grapeseed or other neutral oil
1/2 large white onion, finely chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 sweet Italian sausages, removed from casing and crumbled
1 fresh hot red cherry pepper, finely chopped
1 bottle of pilsner
4 tbs chili paste (recipe above)
1 dried chile de arbol, roasted as above and finely ground
1 tbs ground cumin
freshly ground black pepper
3 tbs tomato paste

Preheat oven to 310 degrees F.

Dry the lamb thoroughly with paper towels and salt it. Prepare the chopped vegetables.

Put one tablespoon oil in a cast-iron skillet. Soften the onion over medium heat, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and continue to saute for 2 minutes. Remove to a bowl and wipe pan clean.

Add another tablespoon oil and raise heat to high. When about to smoke, add the crumbled sausage meat. Brown thoroughly, mashing with a slotted spoon. Scrape it off and brown the other side, which will go faster. Lift it out with the slotted spoon and add it to the bowl with the onions and garlic.

Add another tablespoon oil (or less if there is enough rendered fat from the sausage), and when it is close to smoking, start browning the lamb in batches. The meat must has plenty of room to brown. Allow a deep brown crust to form before turning, about 3-4 minutes. Second side will go faster. Don’t worry about browning the meat all over – a little pink showing is good. You will probably have to add a little more oil before each batch. You will probably have 6 batches of lamb. Remove each batch to the onion bowl with a slotted spoon before adding the next one. There should be plenty of sausage and lamb stuck to the bottom of the pan by the end of this process.

Add the chopped hot cherry pepper and saute, stirring constantly, until fragrant and soft – 1-2 minutes.

Add about half the beer and bring to a boil, scraping and stirring the stuck pieces with a wooden paddle or your spoon. Reduce and pour into the bowl of other ingredients. Repeat (you might not end up using the entire beer).

Put the contents of the bowl into a dutch oven and add the chili paste, the chile de arbol, the ground cumin, a generous grind of black pepper, and the tomato paste. Add water to cover and mix thoroughly. Bring to a boil over high heat, and as soon as it is boiling, place it in the preheated oven with the lid on halfway.

Cook for 1 hour, checking periodically that it is simmering but not boiling. Adjust temperature if necessary.

Taste, adjusting for salt. Cook for another 20 minutes. If meat is not tender, cook for longer.

VIDEO: CAR SEAT HEADREST PERFORM “FILL IN THE BLANK” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

August 26th, 2016 at 11:19 am by Rian

For those of you would did not 1) have access to cable 2) stay up past 11:35pm EST last night – YOU’RE IN LUCK. Below you can watch the network television debut from Car Seat Headrest. Will, Andrew, Ethan and Seth performed “Fill In The Blank” and for Stephen Colbert and a studio audience.

FYI – The band will be back on tour in starting August 30th in Boise, ID.

Tuesday, August 30 – Neurolux, Boise ID&
Wednesday, August 31 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT&
Thursday, September 1 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO&
September 3-5 – Made in America Festival 2016, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, September 5 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO&
Tuesday, September 6 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS&
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN$
Thursday, September 8 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA$
Friday, September 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 – Grey Eagle, Asheville NC$
Monday, September 12 – The National, Richmond VA$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD$
Friday, September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 16 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)%
Sunday, September 18 – Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC%
Monday, September 19 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON%
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit MI%
Thursday, September 22 – Pygmalion Music Festival 2016, Champaign IL
Friday, September 23 – Thalia Hall, Chicago IL %
Saturday, September 24 – Midpoint Music Festival, Cincinnati OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH%
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI%
Wednesday, September 28 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN%%
Sunday, October 16 – Treasure Island Festival, San Francisco CA
Monday, October 31 – The Fox, Boulder CO*
Thursday, November 3 – Bottleneck, Lawrence KS*

Friday, November 4 – Opolis, Norman, OK
November 4-6 – Sound On Sound Festival, McDade TX
Sunday, November 6 – Club Dada, Dallas TX*
Tuesday, November 8 – Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM*
Wednesday, November 9 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ*
Thursday, November 10 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*
Thursday, November 17 – Wow Hall, Eugene OR*
Friday, November 25 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR#
Saturday, November 26 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA#

% with Lucy Dacus
$ with The Lemon Twigs
& with Steh Chura
* with Naked Giants
# with The Domestics

Order ‘Teens Of Denial’ from the following :
The Matador Store (2XLP, CD or digital versions)
iTunes
Bandcamp
Google
Amazon

Car Seat Headrest on Spotify
Car Seat Headrest on Apple Music

Car Seat Headrest online :
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Tonight : Car Seat Headrest on CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

August 25th, 2016 at 11:16 am by Gerard

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Car Seat Headrest’s national TV debut takes place tonight on CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (11:35 eastern, 10:35 central – check your local listings here). Barring some sort of grid failure / disaster of Crispin Glover-face-kicking-proportions, we’ll have a clip of said performance here tomorrow am. Tonight’s other guests include Vice Presidential hopeful/Replacements fan Tim Kaine and thespian powerhouse Tony Hale.

Car Seat Headrest on tour :

Tuesday, August 30 – Neurolux, Boise ID&
Wednesday, August 31 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT&
Thursday, September 1 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO&
September 3-5 – Made in America Festival 2016, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, September 5 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO&
Tuesday, September 6 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS&
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN$
Thursday, September 8 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA$
Friday, September 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 – Grey Eagle, Asheville NC$
Monday, September 12 – The National, Richmond VA$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD$
Friday, September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 16 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)%
Sunday, September 18 – Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC%
Monday, September 19 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON%
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit MI%
Thursday, September 22 – Pygmalion Music Festival 2016, Champaign IL
Friday, September 23 – Thalia Hall, Chicago IL %
Saturday, September 24 – Midpoint Music Festival, Cincinnati OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH%
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI%
Wednesday, September 28 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN%%
Sunday, October 16 – Treasure Island Festival, San Francisco CA
Monday, October 31 – The Fox, Boulder CO*
Thursday, November 3 – Bottleneck, Lawrence KS*

Friday, November 4 – Opolis, Norman, OK
November 4-6 – Sound On Sound Festival, McDade TX
Sunday, November 6 – Club Dada, Dallas TX*
Tuesday, November 8 – Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM*
Wednesday, November 9 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ*
Thursday, November 10 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*
Thursday, November 17 – Wow Hall, Eugene OR*
Friday, November 25 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR#
Saturday, November 26 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA#

% with Lucy Dacus
$ with The Lemon Twigs
& with Steh Chura
* with Naked Giants
# with The Domestics

Order ‘Teens Of Denial’ from the following :
The Matador Store (2XLP, CD or digital versions)
iTunes
Bandcamp
Google
Amazon

Car Seat Headrest on Spotify
Car Seat Headrest on Apple Music

Car Seat Headrest online :
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Tuesday : Steve Gunn & The Outliners On World Cafe

August 15th, 2016 at 4:58 pm by Gerard

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Steve Gunn and The Outliners can be heard tomorrow afternoon at 2pm eastern (11am pacific), in session for WXPN’s “World Cafe”. Tune in via your local NPR affiliate or listen online via XPN.org. The program will be available for streaming on-demand later Tuesday over at WorldCafe.NPR.org.

purchase and/or stream ‘Eyes On The Lines’ from the following:

The Matador Store: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_lp
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_s
Steve Gunn Store: http://stevegunn.kungfustore.com
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_i
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_a
Google: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_g

Steve Gunn & The Outliners on tour :

NORTH AMERICA
Wednesday, Sep. 21 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
Thursday, Sep. 22 – The Bartlett, Spokane, WA
Friday, Sep. 23 – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
Sat. Sep. 24 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Wed. Sep. 28 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Fri. Sep. 30 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Oct. 1 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Monday, October 3 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, October 4 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Wednesday, October 5 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Sunday, October 9 – Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, PA

EUROPE
Friday, October 28 – K4, Nürnberg (D)
Saturday, October 29 – Aalhaus – Hamburg (D)
Sunday, October 30 – Mejeriet – Lund (S)
Monday, October 31 – Atlas – Aarhus (DK)
Tuesday, November 1 – Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Wednesday, November 2 – Cafe Mono – Oslo (N)
Thursday, November 3 – Kägelbanan – Stockholm (S)
Friday, November 4 – Musikcaféen – Copenhagen (DK)
Saturday, November 5 – Auster Club – Berlin (D)
Sunday, November 6 – King George – Köln (D)
Monday, November 7 – Autumn Falls @ De Zwerver – Leffinge (B)
Tuesday, November 8 – Rotown Rotterdam – Rotterdam (NL)
Wednesday, November 9 – Autumn Falls @ Het Bos – Antwerpen (B)
Thursday, November 10 – Le Guess Who? – Utrecht (NL)
Friday, November 11 – Le Trabendo – Paris (F) with Kevin Morby*
Saturday, November 12 – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton (UK)
Sunday, November 13 – The De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill (UK)
Monday, November 14 – 100 Club London – London (UK)
Tuesday, November 15 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room – Liverpool (UK)
Wednesday, November 16 – Whelan’s – Dublin (Ireland)
Thursday, November 17 – McHugh’s Bar – Belfast (UK)
Friday, November 18 – Broadcast – Glasgow (UK)
Saturday, November 19 – High & Lonesome @ Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
Sunday, November 20 – Gullivers – Manchester (UK)

9/21-10/01 w/ Nap Eyes
10/03-10/09 w/ Dinosaur Jr.

Steve Gunn online

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LISTEN: BELLE AND SEBASTIAN “OLYMPIC VILLAGE, 6AM”

August 10th, 2016 at 9:58 am by Blue

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The stars of track and field are beautiful people.


You may be familiar with a sporting event by the name of the Olympic Games, which is taking place in Rio this year. To coincide with this, Belle and Sebastian have released a song “Olympic Village, 6am” in video-only format as the track and field events commence today.

Stuart Murdoch says:

“Belle and Sebastian dig the Olympics, love the Olympic ideal, love that the world gets together for a big ‘sports day’ once every four years. We can’t be part of it, though we’d like to be. So we recorded a piece of music with Rio in mind, specifically the Track and Field. Here it is: ‘Olympic Village, 6AM’.”

You can listen to the track and watch the video here.

All upcoming tour dates:

Friday, August 12th – La Route du Rock Festival, France
Sunday, August 14th – Openlucht Theater, Belgium, Antwerp
Friday, August 19th – Parkenfest, Norway
Sunday, August 21st –  Green Man Festival, UK, Brecon Beacons
Saturday, August 27th – Propaganda Festival, Sweden
Sunday, September 11th – On Blackheath Festival UK, London

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT: SAVAGES NOMINATED FOR 2016 MERCURY PRIZE

August 4th, 2016 at 6:13 am by Blue

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Savages’ second album Adore Life, released in January of this year, has been nominated for this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize, after their first album Silence Yourself was also nominated for the prize back in 2013. The public are invited to vote online at the Mercury Prize website. Voting opens at 12pm (GMT) on Thursday 4th August and closes at 11:59pm (GMT) on Friday 12th August. Get your votes in people!

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The band are currently on their way back to European soil to play a series of festival dates shortly after supporting LCD Soundsystem at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. All dates are below.

August 4-7Ypsigrock Festival, Palermo, Italy
August 9-13Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
August 11-14: La Route Du Rock, Saint-Malo, France
Friday, August 12 Flow Festival – Helsinki
Saturday, August 20: Midnight Sonic, Chiba, Japan
Friday, August 26: Bramham Park, Wetherby, UK
August  26-28: Reading Festival, UK
September 2-4Electric PicnicStradbally, Ireland
September 2-4: End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
October 1-2 : The Meadows Music Festival, Flushing NY

You can order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following:

The Matador Store
Amazon 
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming 

Savages online :
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Watch (please) : Lucy Dacus Performing On CBS This Morning’s “Saturday Sessions”

August 1st, 2016 at 1:07 pm by Gerard

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“I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore”

“Strange Torpedo”

“Troublemaker Doppleganger”

As tipped in this space the other day, Lucy Dacus and band made their national TV debut early Saturday AM on “CBS This Morning”‘s “Saturday Sessions” segment. All 3 songs can be found on Lucy’s debut album, ‘No Burden’, available for streaming or download at this very moment but is also available for preorder on LP and CD from the Matador Store. The physical versions are out September 9 and said preorders come with a signed poster (see below).

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Lucy Dacus on tour :

August 4-August 6- Doe Bay Resort and Retreat, Olga, WA
Sunday, August 7 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Monday, August 8 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR ^
Wednesday, August 10 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 13 – The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Sunday, August 14- Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, August 16 – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX
Wednesday, August 17- Three Links, Dallas, TX
Friday, August 19 – The Basement, Nashville, TN
Saturday, August 20 – The Masquerade – Purgatory, Atlanta, GA
Saturday, September 3 – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
Tuesday, September 6 – The Old Blue Last, London, UK
September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$ SOLD OUT
Stember 16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD% SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 – The National, Richmond, VA

^ w/ Julien Baker
% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest

Lucy Dacus online

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LUCY DACUS’ TINY DESK CONCERT, TELEVISION DEBUT TOMORROW ON CBS’ THIS MORNING

July 29th, 2016 at 11:01 am by Rian

Do not underestimate the power of the a Tiny Desk. This morning the latest concert from NPR Music’s series premiered and it has Lucy Dacus in the spotlight. Below you can hear “I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore”, “Direct Address” and “Green Eyes, Red Face” all which happen to be from her debut album No Burden. The album will see a physical release from us on September 9th, but you can download/stream it in full now: http://smarturl.it/NoBurden (Pre-orders for the Matador store come with a signed poster while supplies last)

FYI: Lucy and her band will be making their network television debut tomorrow morning (7am-9am eastern, 6-8am central, 7-9am pacific time) during CBS This Morning‘s Saturday Sessions. Watch this space for clips of the performance.

TOUR DATES
August 4-August 6- Doe Bay Resort and Retreat, Olga, WA
Sunday, August 7 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Monday, August 8 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR ^
Wednesday, August 10 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 13 – The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Sunday, August 14- Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, August 16 – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX
Wednesday, August 17- Three Links, Dallas, TX
Friday, August 19 – The Basement, Nashville, TN
Saturday, August 20 – The Masquerade – Purgatory, Atlanta, GA
Saturday, September 3 – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
Tuesday, September 6 – The Old Blue Last, London, UK
September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$ SOLD OUT
Stember 16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD% SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 – The National, Richmond, VA

^ w/ Julien Baker
% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest

Website – http://lucydacus.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lucy.dacus/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/lucydacus
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lucydacus/

HÆLOS Return to North America with Lollapalooza Tomorrow

July 28th, 2016 at 12:30 pm by Rian

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After a bit of a break in touring on this side of the world, HÆLOS are back in North American for a run of Festivals and headlining dates. Full details below. Plan accordingly.

This trip will bring the band back to Seattle. If you have not already seen the band’s KEXP session from the last time they were in town, I suggest that you take the time to do so.

2016 TOUR DATES
July 21-24 – Secret Garden Party 2016, Huntingdon, UK
July 28-31 – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
Saturday, July 30 – Double Door, Chicago, IL
Sunday, July 31 – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, August 2 – Neumos, Seattle, WA
Thursday, August 4 – Constellation Room at the Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
Friday, August 5 – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 6 – Richshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Sunday, August 7 – Outside Lands Music Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 – La Route du Rock, Saint-Malo, France
Sunday, August 14 – Summer Well Festival, Buftea, RO
Thursday, August 25 – Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK
Friday, August 26 – Saturday, August 27 – Leeds Festivals, UK – Reading
Friday, September 9– Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK
Thursday, September 22 – U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
October 2 – 9 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Thursday, November 10 – Heaven, London, UK

 

New Car Seat Headrest Dates

July 25th, 2016 at 11:26 am by Gerard

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(photo by Ian Young)

Alright, we’ve got a bunch of new Car Seat Headrest shows confirmed (in bold, below) amidst an Summer/Autumn run that includes headlining dates and festivals alike. Some of the former are either sold out or getting there fast, so take action as you see fit.

Thursday, July 28 – Eventide Victoria, Victoria BC
Saturday, August 20 – Maha Music Festival, Omaha NE
Tuesday, August 30 – Neurolux, Boise ID&
Wednesday, August 31 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT&
Thursday, September 1 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO&
September 3-5 – Made in America Festival 2016, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, September 5 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO&
Tuesday, September 6 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS&
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN$
Thursday, September 8 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA$
Friday, September 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 – Grey Eagle, Asheville NC$
Monday, September 12 – The National, Richmond VA$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD$
Friday, September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 16 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)%
Sunday, September 18 – Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC%
Monday, September 19 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON%
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit MI%
Thursday, September 22 – Pygmalion Music Festival 2016, Champaign IL
Friday, September 23 – Thalia Hall, Chicago IL %
Saturday, September 24 – Midpoint Music Festival, Cincinnati OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH%
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI%
Wednesday, September 28 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN%%
Sunday, October 16 – Treasure Island Festival, San Francisco CA
Monday, October 31 – The Fox, Boulder CO*
Thursday, November 3 – Bottleneck, Lawrence KS*

Friday, November 4 – Opolis, Norman, OK
November 4-6 – Sound On Sound Festival, McDade TX
Sunday, November 6 – Club Dada, Dallas TX*
Tuesday, November 8 – Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM*
Wednesday, November 9 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ*
Thursday, November 10 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*
Thursday, November 17 – Wow Hall, Eugene OR*
Friday, November 25 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR#
Saturday, November 26 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA#

% with Lucy Dacus
$ with The Lemon Twigs
& with Steh Chura
* with Naked Giants
# with The Domestics

Order ‘Teens Of Denial’ from the following :
The Matador Store (2XLP, CD or digital versions)
iTunes
Bandcamp
Google
Amazon
Car Seat Headrest on Spotify
Car Seat Headrest on Apple Music

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Self Congratulation Corner : Happy 10th Anniversary, Matablog!

July 22nd, 2016 at 1:28 pm by Gerard

Ten years ago when Matador founder Chris Lombardi suggested we commence publishing a label blog, skeptics sneered. Wasn’t this a bit like introducing color television in 1980? Or writing about a vinyl revival in 2015? I mean, just what are we doing around here, running a record label or LiveJournaling ourselves to death?

Fast forward a decade later and the answer is clear as day : we’re running a record label AND LiveJournaling ourselves to death. Next Tuesday marks the Matablog’s 10th Anniversary, an incredible achievement considering the blog medium is deader than Dennis Miller’s career and there’s simply no way we should’ve been allowed to get away with calling it “Matablog” for ten minutes, let alone ten years.

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HÆLOS – Live From Spotify SXSW 2016 EP Available Today, North American Tour Begins With Lollapalooza

July 22nd, 2016 at 8:48 am by Rian

HAELOS Spotify SXSWHÆLOS were busy to INSANELY busy during this year’s SXSW (playing over 10 shows around Austin). Spotify recorded the band at their camp during that hectic week and today it’s  available for streaming.

Next week touring will pick back up in North America with Lollapalooza, Osheaga and other festivals stapled with other shows on the west coast. Full list of dates below.

2016 TOUR DATES
July 21-24 – Secret Garden Party 2016, Huntingdon, UK
July 28-31 – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
Saturday, July 30, Double Door, Chicago, IL
Sunday, July 31 – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, August 2 – Neumos, Seattle, WA
Thursday, August 4 – Constellation Room at the Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
Friday, August 5 – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 6 – Richshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Sunday, August 7 – Outside Lands Music Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 – La Route du Rock, Saint-Malo, France
Sunday, August 14 – Summer Well Festival, Buftea, RO
Thursday, August 25 – Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK
Friday, August 26 – Saturday, August 27 – Leeds Festivals, UK – Reading
Friday, September 9– Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK
Thursday, September 22 – U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
October 2 – 9 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Thursday, November 10 – Heaven, London, UK

CAR SEAT HEADREST: KCMP + WYMS SESSIONS

July 20th, 2016 at 11:52 am by Blue

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Mr Toledo joined forces with Minnesota’s KCMP and Milwaukee’s WYMS recently for a couple of sessions which you can listen to below.

KCMP tracklist:

“Stop Smoking”
“Fill In The Blank”
“Unforgiving Girl (She’s Not An)”
“Blackstar” (cover)

Listen here.

WYMS tracklist:

“Blackstar” (cover)
“Times to Die”
“Unforgiving Girl (She’s Not An)”

Listen here.

Car Seat Headrest’s tour recommences this Friday. All dates below.

Friday, July 23 – Capital Hill Block Party, Seattle WA (main stage)***
Thursday, July 28 – Eventide Victoria, Victoria BC
Saturday, August 20 – Maha Music Festival, Omaha NE
Tuesday, August 30 – Neurolux, Boise ID
Wednesday, August 31 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Thursday, September 1 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
September 3-5 – Made in America Festival 2016, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, September 5 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
Tuesday, September 6 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Thursday, September 8 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Friday, September 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 – Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
Monday, September 12 – The National, Richmond VA
Tuesday, September 13 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Sunday, September 18 – Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC
Monday, September 19 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit MI
Thursday, September 23 – Pygmalion Music Festival 2016, Champaign IL
September 23-35 – Midpoint Music Festival, Cleveland OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI
Sunday, October 16 – Treasure Island, San Francisco CA
Friday, November 4 – Opolis, Norman, OK
November 4-6 – Sound On Sound Festival, McDade TX

 

*** please note his time slot at Capitol Hill Block party is Saturday, July 23rd at 6pm on the main stage

You can order ‘Teens Of Denial’ from the following :
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VIDEOS: Steve Gunn & the Outliners Performing On “CBS This Morning”

July 19th, 2016 at 12:45 pm by Rian

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We gave you fair warning this was happening. Those who wake up before noon got to see it live, but for those who slept in, we have you covered anyway. You can see Steve Gunn & the Outliners perform on “CBS’s This Morning” above and below. This was the band’s television debut.

“Conditions Wild”

“Night Wander”

New album, Eyes On The Lines is out now.

BUY LINKS
Matador: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_lp
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_s
Steve Gunn Store: http://stevegunn.kungfustore.com
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_i
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_a
Google: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_g

You can catch the band all over North America this summer and Europe into the fall.

NORTH AMERICA
Monday, July 11 – The Southern, Charlottesville, VA
Tuesday, July 12 – Kings, Raleigh, NC
Wednesday, July 13 – The Mothlight, Asheville, NC
Thursday, July 14 – Exit/In, Nashville, TN
Friday, July 15 – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
Saturday, July 16 – Sloss Music & Arts Festival, Birmingham, AL
Sunday, July 17 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY
Tuesday, July 26 – Woodsist Festival, Big Sur, CA
Saturday, August 6 – Catskills Back Forty Revival @ Catskills Brewery, Livingston Manor, NY
Wednesday, Sep. 21 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
Thursday, Sep. 22 – The Bartlett, Spokane, WA
Friday, Sep. 23 – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
Sat. Sep. 24 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Wed. Sep. 28 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Fri. Sep. 30 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Oct. 1 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Monday, October 3 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, October 4 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Wednesday, October 5 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Sunday, October 9 – Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, PA

EUROPE
Friday, October 28 – K4, Nürnberg (D)
Saturday, October 29 – Aalhaus – Hamburg (D)
Sunday, October 30 – Mejeriet – Lund (S)
Monday, October 31 – Atlas – Aarhus (DK)
Tuesday, November 1 – Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Wednesday, November 2 – Cafe Mono – Oslo (N)
Thursday, November 3 – Kägelbanan – Stockholm (S)
Friday, November 4 – Musikcaféen – Copenhagen (DK)
Saturday, November 5 – Auster Club – Berlin (D)
Sunday, November 6 – King George – Köln (D)
Monday, November 7 – Autumn Falls @ De Zwerver – Leffinge (B)
Tuesday, November 8 – Rotown Rotterdam – Rotterdam (NL)
Wednesday, November 9 – Autumn Falls @ Het Bos – Antwerpen (B)
Thursday, November 10 – Le Guess Who? – Utrecht (NL)
Friday, November 11 – Le Trabendo – Paris (F) with Kevin Morby*
Saturday, November 12 – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton (UK)
Sunday, November 13 – The De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill (UK)
Monday, November 14  – 100 Club London – London (UK)
Tuesday, November 15 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room – Liverpool (UK)
Wednesday, November 16 – Whelan’s – Dublin (Ireland)
Thursday, November 17 – McHugh’s Bar – Belfast (UK)
Friday, November 18 – Broadcast – Glasgow (UK)
Saturday, November 19 – High & Lonesome @ Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
Sunday, November 20 – Gullivers – Manchester (UK)

7/26 w/ Woods, Kevin Morby, Michael Hurley and more
8/06 w/ The Felice Brothers
9/21-10/01 w/ Nap Eyes
10/03-10/09 w/ Dinosaur Jr.

Tomorrow : Steve Gunn & The Outliners on “CBS This Morning”

July 15th, 2016 at 7:36 pm by Gerard

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Steve Gunn & The Outliners, currently touring in support of Steve’s ‘Eyes On The Lines’, make their network television debut tomorrow (7am-9am eastern, 6-8am central, 7-9am pacific time) on “CBS This Morning”‘s Saturday Sessions. We’ll be posting clips from the broadcast once they’re available.

order ‘Eyes On The Lines’ from the following :

Savages and Car Seat Headrest at Pitchfork Festival This Weekend

July 15th, 2016 at 12:26 pm by Gerard

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(above – not a poster for the Pitchfork Festival)

Just a reminder for those attending this weekend’s Pitchfork Festival in Chicago’s Union Park that Savages are playing on the Green Stage Saturday at 4:15pm, while Car Seat Headrest are making their (domestic) P4K fest debut on the Red Stage Friday afternoon at 3:30pm. In addition, Car Seat Headrest are at the Empty Bottle Saturday night at midnight and while advance tickets are sold out, a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

If the above events aren’t to your liking, Disturbed, Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Drowning Pool, Asking Alexandria and some version of Page Hamilton’s Helmet are taking part in a craft beer exposition in Bridgeview, IL this weekend. I’m told tickets are very much available (which is probably a familiar refrain whenever Drowning Pool are playing), so use that information as you see fit.

Car Seat Headrest – Live From Spotify SXSW 2016 EP Available Today

July 15th, 2016 at 10:15 am by Rian

CSH Spotify SXSWAmidst Car Seat Headrest’s exhaustive-just-looking-at-it schedule this past SXSW, Spotify managed to record a set at their camp and today it’s available for your enjoyment. LISTEN HERE.

If you got an email from Spotify a couple weeks ago regarding a playlist contest, you’re just like us and listen to Car Seat Headrest A LOT. Thank you to everyone who submitted a playlist  (you are all winners), but this playlist by Chris Palafox got to snap up some pretty great prizes.

The band are very much back on the road in North America for the rest of the summer and possibly beyond (stay tuned for more on that). Full list of dates below.

Friday, July 15 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Saturday, July 16 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL (evening show)
Sunday, July 17 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI (on sale 4-29)
Monday, July 18 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN
Friday, July 22 – Capital Hill Block Party, Seattle WA
Thursday, July 28 – Eventide Victoria, Victoria BC
Saturday, August 20 – Maha Music Festival, Omaha NE
Tuesday, August 30 – Neurolux, Boise ID
Wednesday, August 31 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Thursday, September 1 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
September 3-5 – Made in America Festival 2016, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, September 5 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
Tuesday, September 6 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Thursday, September 8 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Friday, September 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 – Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
Monday, September 12 – The National, Richmond VA
Tuesday, September 13 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Sunday, September 18 – Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC
Monday, September 19 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit MI
Thursday, September 23 – Pygmalion Music Festival 2016, Champaign IL
September 23-35 – Midpoint Music Festival, Cleveland OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI
Sunday, October 16 – Treasure Island, San Francisco CA
Friday, November 4 – Opolis, Norman, OK
November 4-6 – Sound On Sound Festival, McDade TX

VIDEO : ABRA- “CRYBABY” (TRUE PANTHER SOUNDS)

July 14th, 2016 at 9:02 am by Blue

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Here is yet another teaser from Abra’s forthcoming EP PRINCESS, which is out in the digital world through True Panther / Awful Records as of tomorrow Friday 15th July. The video for track CRYBABY was directed by Zaiba Jabbar. You can watch the clip below.

Tracklisting for PRINCESS:
1. COME 4 ME
2. VEGAS
3. CRYBABY
4. BIG BOI feat. Tommy Genesis
5. PULL UP
6. THINKING OF U

 

Pre-order 12″ : http://bit.ly/abra_princess_tps
Princess Tee: http://bit.ly/abra_tee
Princess Strapback: http://bit.ly/abra_strapback
Spotify: http://bit.ly/abra_crybaby_spotify
iTunes: http://apple.co/1ZwzawK

ABRA ONLINE:
https://www.facebook.com/darkwaveduchess/
https://twitter.com/darkwaveduchess
https://www.instagram.com/darkwaveduchess/
https://soundcloud.com/darkwaveduchess
http://www.truepanther.com/
http://awfulrecords.com/

 

Kurt Vile’s ‘Squidbillies’ Theme Premiere + Summer Touring Commences

July 13th, 2016 at 12:10 pm by Rian

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(photo credit: Rob Laakso)

Kurt has covered the Squidbillies theme song, an honor bestowed also to Father John Misty and Sharon Van Etten, among others. Listen to the theme below as well as take a look at a behind the scenes video.


Thursday, July 14 – Super Bock Super Rock, Lisbon, Portugal
Saturday, July 16 – Latitude Festival, Southwold, UK
Friday, July 22 – XPoNential Music Festival, Camden, NJ
Saturday, July 23 – Wayhome Music & Arts Festival, Toronto, ONT
Sunday, July 24 – Panorama Festival, New York NY
Monday, July 25 – The NorVA, Norfolk VA
Wednesday, July 27 – Deluxe @ Old National Theatre, Indianapolis IN
Thursday, July 28 – Lollapalooza, Chicago IL
July 29-31 – Osheaga Festival, Montreal, QC, Canda
Saturday, August 6 – Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ
Sunday, August 7 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
Tuesday, August 9 – House of Blues, San Diego CA
Wednesday, August 10 – Strummers, Fresno CA
Thursday, August 11 – The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA
Friday, August 12 – Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA
Saturday, August 13 – Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA
Monday, August 15 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas NV
Tuesday, August 16 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday, August 17 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO ^
Friday, August 19 – Breese Stevens Field, Madison WI
Saturday, August 20 – Historic Halls Island, Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, August 21 – Codfish Hollow Barn, Maquoketa IA
Tuesday, August 23 – The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Wednesday, August 24 – Manchester Music Hall, Lexington KY
Thursday, August 25 – Live On The Green Music Festival, Nashville TN
Friday, August 26 – Madison Theatre, Covington KY
Saturday, August 27 – Chameleon Club, Lancaster PA
Thursday, October 6 – Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
Tuesday, October 11 – Shinjuku Liquid Room, Tokyo, Japan
Wednesday, October 12 – Club Quattro, Umeda, Japan

Supporting Alabama Shakes  8/12-13
You’re Jovian supporting 7/25
With Sufjan Stevens 8/7
Pal Jenkins supporting 8/9
Heron Oblivion supporting 8/11
Supporting Ryan Adams 8/17
Supporting Wilco 8/19-20
The Sadies supporting 8/23-27
2/4-8 w/ My Morning Jacket, Gary Clark Jr., The Head and the Heart, Deer Tick

Braised goat shoulder

July 11th, 2016 at 7:32 pm by Patrick

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I had some pasture-raised goat from a small farm in Maine and decided to improvise this recipe, with a couple hints from online sources. It’s as tasty as the photo suggests.

3 lbs bone-in goat shoulder, whole
kosher or sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
6 small carrots – 3 diced, 3 cut into 2-inch chunks
1 yellow onion – half chopped, half cut into thirds
3 tbs olive oil
2/3 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup veal demiglace
1 1/2 tsp allspice berries, pulverized in a mortar
1 tbs juniper berries, whole
fresh thyme – a teaspoon or two of leaves and a few whole sprigs
a pinch of smoked paprika or pimentón de la vera
more salt and pepper

Ensure that you have an ovenproof pot capable of holding the whole shoulder. An enameled Le Creuset-type pot works well for the purpose.

Preheat your oven to 250F. If you have an oven thermometer, use it to check the heat since ovens are frequently off or variable at this low temperature.

Salt the shoulder generously all over and grind fresh pepper over it.

Heat the oil in the pot over medium heat until warm. Saute the onions and carrots until translucent. Remove from pot with slotted spoon.

Increase heat to high and brown pork shoulder all over, holding with tongs if there are sides that won’t sit on their own.

Remove pork and deglaze pot with wine, scraping up all the brown bits with your spoon. Reduce heat to medium-high, add demiglace and stir into the juices until it more or less melts into them. Now put the cooked onions and carrots back in, along with all the other ingredients except the pork, and stir well. Add the pork with the meaty side down (bony side up – press it to test which is which), and cover with water (it’s fine if parts of it stick out). Add some more salt and freshly ground pepper and stir well. Increase heat to high and bring to a _near_ boil.

Place in oven with the lid ajar (important!), and cook for 3-4 hours. KEEP THAT LID AJAR! Check occasionally to ensure that the liquid is simmering, not inert and not boiling. You may turn the meat occasionally if you wish, but keep in mind that opening the oven lowers the temperature each time. Most likely the goat will take 4 hours to become tender.

Remove from oven. The meat should be easily pulled from the bone with a fork. If not, cook longer.

Remove pork from pot and cover with foil. Strain sauce, reserving carrots, onions and juniper berries. Bring sauce to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally, and reduce to about 3/4 cup to a cup max. It should be rich, dark and glossy.

Shred meat, leaving some on the bones for the gnawers, and serve with reserved vegetables plus the sauce in a gravy boat – or just pour it over the goat.