Coming March 16 : Yo La Tengo’s ‘There’s A Riot Going On’ (4 New Songs Premiering Today)

(photo : GODLIS)

Yo La Tengo’s new album ‘There’s a Riot Going On’ will be released on March 16th on Matador Records and can be pre-ordered HERE. ‘There’s A Riot Going On’ is a  warm, ambitious record, a striking self-produced creation from one of the most celebrated and adventurous bands in rock history, whose dynamic range touches on pure noise and serene beauty and everything in between.

To showcase the full depth of this fearless fifteen-track album, Yo La Tengo have released four new songs today (“You Are Here,” “Shades of Blue,” “She May, She Might,” and “Out of the Pool”), which can be heard HERE.

Following their sold-out eight night run of Hanukkah shows in NYC this past December, Yo La Tengo commence their world tour on March 28th in Minneapolis, hitting major Midwest, East Coast, and West Coast markets. The full list of tour dates can be found below Luc Santé’s bio.

There’s a riot going on. You don’t need me, or Yo La Tengo, to tell you that. These are dark times, in our heads as much as in the streets. It’s easy to lose contact with the ground, flying through endless banks of storm clouds day after day. Confusion and anxiety intrude into daily life and cause you to lose your compass. There are times that call for anthems, something to lift you out of your slump and put fire in your feet. And then there are times when what is indicated is a balm, a sound that will wrap around you and work out the knots in your neck.

While there’s a riot going on, Yo La Tengo will remind you what it’s like to dream. The sound burbles and washes and flows and billows. If records were dedicated to the cardinal elements, this one would be water. There are shimmery hazes, spectral rumbles, a flash of backward masking, ghostly flamingos calling “shoo-bop shoo-bop.” You are there. And even if your mind is not unclouded–shaken, misdirected, out of words and out of time–you can still float, ride the waves of an ocean deeper than your worries, above the sound and above the Sound.

For Yo La Tengo this is a slow-motion action painting, and Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew did it all themselves, in their rehearsal studio, with no outside engineer (John McEntire later did the mix). They did not rehearse or jam together beforehand; they turned on the recorder and let things coalesce. Songs came together over long stretches, sometimes as much as a year going by between parts. You’d never guess this, since the layers are finessed with such a liquid brush. You’d imagine most of the songs had sprung forth whole, since they will enter your head that way. Within two listens you will be powerless to resist the magnetic draw of “Shades of Blue,” will involuntarily hear “She May, She Might” on your internal jukebox first thing in the morning and “Let’s Do It Wrong” late at night. While there’s a riot going on you will feel capable of bobbing through like a cork.

In 1971, when the nation appeared to be on the brink of violently coming apart, Sly and the Family Stone released There’s a Riot Goin’ On, an album of dark, brooding energy. Now, under similar circumstances, Yo La Tengo have issued a record with the same name but with a different force, an album that proposes an alternative to anger and despair. Their first proper full-length since 2013’s Fade, There’s a Riot Going On is an expression of freedom and sanity and emotional expansion, a declaration of common humanity as liberating as it is soft-spoken.

-Luc Sante, December 2017

PREORDER / STREAM ‘There’s A Riot Going On’
(available on digital formats, 2XLP, compact disc and a limited quantity of orange translucent vinyl available at independent record shops and direct from the Matador Store)

Tour Dates :

March 28 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
March 29 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
March 30 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
March 31 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix*
April 2 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *
April 3 – Boston, MA – Paradise*
April 4 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
April 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel*
April 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
April 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson*
April 10 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
April 11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
April 12 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
April 13 – Nashville, TN – Basement East *
April 14 – Nashville, TN – Basement East*
April 28 Olympia Theatre, Dublin IE
April 29 SWG3, Glasgow UK
April 30 Manchester Academy 2, Manchester UK
May 1 Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham UK
May 3 – Church Leeds, Leeds UK
May 4 – Royal Festival Hall, London UK
May 6 – Paradiso, Amsterdam NL
May 7 – Heimathafen, Berlin DE
May 8 – Gloria Theatre, Cologne DE
May 9 – Munchner Kammerspiele, Munich DE
May 11 – Pogon Jedinstvo, Zagreb HR
May 12 – Dom Omladine, Belgrade RS
May 13 – A38 Ship, Budapest HU
May 15 – Fabrique, Milan IT
May 16 – Fri-Son, Fribourg CH
May 17 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
May 19 – Le Cabaret Sauvage, Paris FR
May 20 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
May 31 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater *
June 1 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater *
June 2 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *
June 3 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *
June 5 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore Theater *
June 6 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore Theater *
June 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom *
June 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom *

Yo La Tengo online :

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VIDEO : Lucy Dacus – “Addictions”

(photo by Dustin Condren)

Following the announcement of her sophomore effort, ‘Historian’ (out March 2), the album’s 2nd single, “Addictions”, premieres today in the form of Lucy Dacus’ directorial debut. A myassive touring schedule for ‘Historian’ kicks off on release day at Brooklyn’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg (see below).

Stream “Addictions”
Stream “Night Shift”

Preorder ‘Historian’

(Pre-orders from The Matador Store will include ten postcards with individual art by ten different artists. Each postcard is inspired by one of the tracks off of ‘Historian’)

Tour Dates

Friday, March 2 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, March 7 The Southern, Charlottesville VA
Thursday, March 8 Pour House, Charleston SC
Friday, March 9 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Saturday, March 10 The High Watt, Nashville TN
Monday, March 19 Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Tuesday, March 20 Club Congress, Tucson AZ
Wednesday, March 21 The Casbah, San Diego CA
Thursday, March 22 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA
Friday, March 23 The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, March 24 The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Monday, March 26 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Tuesday, March 27 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, March 28 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
Friday, March 30 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, March 31 Globe Hall, Denver CO
Monday, April 2 Reverb Lounge, Omaha NE
Wednesday, April 4 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
Thursday, April 5 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Friday, April 6 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Saturday, April 7 The HI-FI, Indianapolis IN
Sunday, April 8 The Basement, Columbus OH
Monday, April 9 Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
Wednesday, April 11 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Friday, April 13 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, April 14 Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC
Thursday, April 19 Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds UK
Friday, April 20 The Hug and Pint, Glasgow UK
Saturday, April 21 Gullivers, Manchester UK
Sunday, April 22 Hare and Hounds 2, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, April 24 Louisiana, Bristol UK
Wednesday, April 25 Omeara, London UK
Thursday, April 26 The Hope and Ruin, Brighton UK
Friday, April 27 Espace B, Paris FR
Monday, April 30 Stengade, Copenhagen DK
Tuesday, May 1 Prinzenbar, Hamburg DE
Thursday, May 3 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Friday, May 4 Sugar Factory, Amsterdam NE

 

Lucy Dacus online :

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VIDEO: Julien Baker – Tiny Desk Concert + New U.S. Tour Dates

Julien Baker first performed at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert in early 2016, several months after the release of her debut album Sprained Ankle. Today she becomes one of the few artists to perform at Tiny Desk for a second time. Joined by her touring violinist Camille Faulkner, Baker performed three tracks from her sophomore LP Turn Out The Lights, “Appointments,” “Hurt Less,” and “Even.” This session comes on the heels of Julien’s late night debut, performing “Turn Out The Lights” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Baker has also announced her first U.S. tour dates of 2018 today, through the Midwest and Northeast this spring after traveling to Europe in March with Belle & Sebastian. Tickets for the new dates are on sale this Friday, January 12th at 10am EST.

TOUR DATES (New dates in bold)

Friday, January 26 WWW Tokyo JP
Sunday, January 28 Conpass Osaka JP
Tuesday, March 6 Truro Hall Cornwall UK %
Thursday, March 8 Millenium Centre Cardiff UK %
Friday, March 9 Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth UK %
Saturday, March 10 Nottingham Rock City Nottingham UK %
Monday, March 12 Manchester Bridgewater Hall Manchester UK %
Tuesday, March 13 Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge UK %
Thursday, March 15 Brighton Dome Brighton UK %
Friday, March 16 London Troxy London UK %
Saturday, March 17 London Troxy London UK %
Monday, March 19 Liverpool Philharmonic Liverpool UK %
Tuesday, March 20 York Opera House York UK %
Thursday, March 22 Gateshead Sage Gateshead UK %
Friday, March 23 Concert Hall Perth UK %
Saturday, March 24 Usher Hall Edinburgh UK %
Monday, March 26 Vicar St Dublin IE %
Tuesday, March 27 Vicar St Dublin IE %
Thursday, April 5 The Blue Note Columbia MO #
Friday, April 6 Granada Theater Lawrence KS #
Saturday, April 7 Mission Creek Festival Iowa City IA
Monday, April 9 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee WI #
Tuesday, April 10 El Club Detroit MI #
Wednesday, April 11 Covenant Fine Arts Center Grand Rapids MI #
Friday, April 13 Hangar Theater Ithaca NY #
Saturday, April 14 ArtsRiot Burlington VT #
Sunday, April 15 Columbus Theatre Providence RI #
Monday, April 16 Academy Of Music Theater Northampton MA #
Tuesday, April 17 White Eagle Hall Jersey City NJ #
Thursday, April 19 Chameleon Club Lancaster PA #
Friday, April 20 The Warhol at Carnegie Lecture Hall Pittsburgh PA #
Saturday, April 21 The Burl Lexington KY #
April 28-29 The National Homecoming Festival Cincinnati OH
May 25-27 Boston Calling, Harvard Athletic Complex, Cambridge, MA

% w/ Belle & Sebastian
# support from Tancred

Stream or Buy Turn Out The Lights

Julien Baker online:
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Coming February 16 : Car Seat Headrest – ‘Twin Fantasy’ ; “Nervous Young Inhumans” Video Premiere


(photo credit : Dos Rios Films)

Car Seat Headrest fans, new and old alike, will be elated to learn that Will Toledo’s 2011’s Bandcamp masterpiece, ‘Twin Fantasy’, has been re-recorded and re-imagined for release on February 16th (*pre-order breakdown below). With a seven-piece band in tow (including members of Naked Giants), Car Seat Headrest will bring its explosive and live show to Australia, Europe, and select West Coast cities through the first half of 2018, with a full US tour to be announced at a later date.

Today’s album announcement comes with the release of “Nervous Young Inhumans” and its accompanying video, which can be seen above. It is a frenetic, anthemic, split-screen choreographed crescendo, and the result of Toledo’s visionary work as a first-time director.

Toledo always knew he would return to ‘Twin Fantasy’. He never did complete the work. Not really. Never could square his grand ambitions against his mechanical limitations. Listen to his first attempt, recorded at nineteen on a cheap laptop, and you’ll hear what Brian Eno fondly calls “the sound of failure” – thrilling, extraordinary, and singularly compelling failure. Will’s first love, rendered in the vivid teenage viscera of stolen gin, bruised shins, and weird sex, was an event too momentous for the medium assigned to record it.

Even so, even awkward and amateurish, ‘Twin Fantasy’ is deeply, truly adored. Legions of reverent listeners carve rituals out of it: sobbing over “Famous Prophets,” making out to “Cute Thing,” dancing their asses off as “Bodys” climbs higher, higher. The distortion hardly matters. You can hear him just fine. You can hear everything. And you can feel everything: his hope, his despair, his wild overjoy. He’s trusting you – plural you, thousands of you – with the things he can’t say out loud. “I pretended I was drunk when I came out to my friends,” he sings – and then, caught between truths, backtracks: “I never came out to my friends. We were all on Skype, and I laughed and changed the subject.”

You might be imagining an extended diary entry, an angsty transmission from a bygone LiveJournal set to power chords and cranked to eleven. You would be wrong. ‘Twin Fantasy’is not a monologue. ‘Twin Fantasy’ is a conversation. “You know,” he sings, “that I’m mostly singing about you.” This is Will’s greatest strength as a songwriter ; he spins his own story, but he’s always telling yours, too. Between nods to local details – Harper’s Ferry, The Yellow Wallpaper, the Monopoly board collecting dust in his back seat – he leaves room for the fragile stuff of your own life, your own loves. From the very beginning, alone in his bedroom, in his last weeks of high school, he knew he was writing anthems. Someday, he hoped, you and I might sing these words back to him.

“It was never a finished work,” Toledo says, “and it wasn’t until last year that I figured out how to finish it.”
He has, now, the benefit of a bigger budget, a full band in fine form, and endless time to tinker. According to him, it took eight months of mixing just to get the drums right. But this is no shallow second take, sanitized in studio and scrubbed of feeling. This is the album he always wanted to make. It sounds the way he always wanted it to sound.

It’s been hard, stepping into the shoes of his teenage self, walking back to painful places. There are lyrics he wouldn’t write again, an especially sad song he regards as an albatross. But even as he carries the weight of that younger, wounded Toledo, he moves forward. He grows. He revises, gently, the songs we love so much. In the album’s final moments, in those “apologies to future me’s and you’s,” there is more forgiveness than fury.

This, Toledo says, is the most vital difference between the old and the new: he no longer sees his own story as a tragedy.

(STREAM / PREORDER ‘TWIN FANTASY’)

He’s not alone no more. – Peyton Thomas

Tracklist

1. My Boy (Twin Fantasy)
2. Beach Life-In-Death
3. Stop Smoking (We Love You)
4. Sober to Death
5. Nervous Young Inhumans
6. Bodys
7. Cute Thing
8. High to Death
9. Famous Prophets (Stars)
10. Twin Fantasy (Those Boys)

 

* Twin Fantasy Pre-Order Breakdown:
February 16:
Twin Fantasy (2017 version) double LP
Twin Fantasy (2017 version) and Twin Fantasy – Mirror To Mirror (re-mastered 2011 version) double CD
-Twin Fantasy (2017 version) digital album

April 21:
-Record Store Day exclusive of Twin Fantasy – Mirror To Mirror (re-mastered 2011 version) double LP

TBD 2018:
-Twin Fantasy – Mirror To Mirror (re-mastered 2011 version) digital album

tour dates (new shows in bold, on sale on Friday Jan 12. EU dates at 10am GMT and US dates at 10am PST)

Friday, January 26, Rialto Bozeman, MT
Saturday, February 24 Sydney City Limits Fest Sydney AU
Sunday, February 25 Rosemount Perth AU
Wednesday, February 28 Croxton Melbourne AU
Thursday, March 1 The Triffid Brisbane AU
Saturday, March 3 Auckland City Limits Auckland AU
Friday, April 6 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
Sunday, April 8 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Tuesday, April 10 Top Hat Missoula, MT
Wednesday, April 11 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
Thursday, April 12 Real Art Tacoma, WA
Friday, April 13 Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA
Saturday, April 14 Capitol Theater Olympia, WA
Wednesday, May 16 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Friday, May 18 O2 ABC Glasgow, UK
Saturday, May 19 Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool, UK
Monday, May 21 Junction 2 Cambridge UK
Tuesday, May 22 SWX Bristol, UK
Wednesday, May 23 Roundhouse London, UK
Friday, May 25 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Saturday, May 26 Le Trabendo Paris, France
Monday, May 28 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, May 29 Kantine Koln, Germany
Wednesday, May 30 Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, May 31 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany

Car Seat Headrest online:

Official Site
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Belle and Sebastian – “The Same Star”, from ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’ EP2

Belle and Sebastian kick off 2018 with shimmering new single “The Same Star.” Taken from Part 2 of the band’s new trilogy of EPs, ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems, the Sarah Martin penned, Leo Abrahams produced song brings together breezy guitars, feel-good rhythm and Martin’s bittersweet vocals for another showcase of the infectious, inquisitive and timeless pop on the band’s latest work.

The band concluded 2017 in festive fashion, with UK radio sessions for Lauren Laverne on 6 Music (listen HERE), Jo Whiley on Radio 2 (listen from 1:11:50 here), and BBC Radio Scotland’s The Quay Sessions, where they performed a special cover of The Waitresses’ “Christmas Wrapping.”

Belle and Sebastian will embark on UK and European tour dates through February and March and all upcoming dates can be found below.

Recalling their 1997 release of three consecutive EPs, ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’, has the classic blend of joy and melancholy and idiosyncratic spirit that has always characterised Belle and Sebastian. A double album’s worth of music – richly melodic, deliciously literate, as gentle as a summer stream but as insistent as a river – How To Solve Our Human Problems is both an era of its own, and part of a long, rich history.

The 3×12″ ‘How To Solve Our Human Problem’ boxset is available with two different purchase options ; you can buy the set as a subscription which will ship an EP to your door each month, starting with the first EP today, the second EP on January 19th and the third EP and box + poster on Febraury 16th.)

OR you can buy the 3×12″ boxset as a complete set, which will ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.
Alternatively, you may purchase a CD compilation of the 3 EPs, which will also ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.

The 3 EPs are also available individually, without the boxset and poster, on each of the dates listed above. You can buy EP 1 HERE, EP 2 HERE and EP 3 HERE.

(UK orders
EU orders)

Tour Dates :

Mon – 05-Feb – Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue – 06-Feb – France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed – 07-Feb – France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri – 09-Feb – France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun – 11-Feb – Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon – 12-Feb – Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue – 13-Feb – Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed – 14-Feb – Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri – 16-Feb – Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat – 17-Feb – Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun – 18-Feb – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon – 19-Feb – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed – 21-Feb – Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu – 22-Feb – Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri – 23-Feb – Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat – 24-Feb – Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue – 06-Mar – UK, Cornwall Truro Hall *
Thu – 08-Mar – Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre *
Fri – 09-Mar – Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre *
Sat – 10-Mar – UK, Nottingham Rock City *
Mon – 12-Mar – UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall *
Tue – 13-Mar – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange *
Thu – 15-Mar – UK, Brighton Dome *
Fri – 16-Mar – UK, London Troxy *
Sat – 17-Mar – UK, London Troxy *
Mon – 19-Mar – UK, Liverpool Philharmonic *
Tue – 20-Mar – UK, York Opera House *
Thu – 22-Mar – UK, Gateshead Sage *
Fri – 23-Mar – Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall *
Sat – 24-Mar – Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall *
Mon – 26-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *
Tue – 27-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *

(* – Julien Baker supports)

Belle and Sebastian online:
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VIDEO : Julien Baker – “Turn Out The Lights”, From “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

Last night (Wednesday, January 3), Julien Baker made her late night television debut on CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”, performing “Turn Out The Lights” from her wildly acclaimed 2nd album of the same name. Having previously risen to the challenge of early morning TV, we look forward to highlighting Julien’s afternoon small-screen debut later in the year.

on tour :

Friday, January 26 WWW Tokyo JP
Sunday, January 28 Conpass Osaka JP
Tuesday, March 6 Truro Hall Cornwall UK
Thursday, March 8 – Millenium Centre Cardiff UK
Friday, March 9 Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth UK
Saturday, March 10 Nottingham Rock City Nottingham UL
Monday, March 12 Manchester Bridgewater Hall Manchester UK
Tuesday, March 13 Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge UK
Thursday, March 15 Brighton Dome Brighton UK
Friday, March 16 London Troxy London UK
Saturday, March 17 London Troxy London UK
Monday, March 19 Liverpool Philharmonic Liverpool UK
Tuesday, March 20 York Opera House York UK
Thursday, March 22 Gateshead Sage Gateshead UK
Friday, March 23 Concert Hall Perth UK
Saturday, March 24 Usher Hall Edinburgh UK
Monday, March 26 Vicar St Dublin IE
Tuesday, March 27 Vicar St Dublin IE
April 3-8 Mission Creek Festival Iowa City IA
May 25-27, Boston Calling, Harvard Athletic Complex, Cambridge, MA

(March 6-27 with Belle and Sebastian)

order or stream ‘Turn Out The Lights’


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Our Annual Orgy of Self-Congratulation, Grandstanding & Overconsumption : Matador Artists & Staff Select Their 2017 Favorites


(noted record collector M. Shkreli walks out of Matador’s 2017 “Best Of’ presentation party at the Princeton Corporate Finance Club after being informed his reference acetate to the unreleased ‘Hippy Porn’ soundtrack has been seized by the SEC)

Around this time every year, your about to “go postal” (except we’re not supposed to use that expression given how hard our letter carrier friends work )conscientious editor attempts to coax a list of favorite recordings, books, television programs, life events, etc. out of the label’s artist roster and our show business friends. In the past, the exercise has been an trying process, fraught with nagging, teeth-gnashing and no shortage of hesitant participants, some of whom actually changed labels or places of employment or their identities to avoid the task. Even worse, we continue to overlook persons currently recording for or working for the record label (either that or they’ve saving their lists for Brooklyn Vegan).

For some historical perspective, here’s last year’s selections. Questions or comments about our crap taste and/or inexplicable omissions are welcome (but it’s totally ok if you keep it to yourself) . And without further ado, let the coronation of Kendrick Lamar commence – GC)

Anthony Anzaldo Jr., Ceremony

Zola Jesus – Okovi

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Marc Almond – Shadows And Reflections
Slowdive S/T
The Horrors – V
Arca – Arca
Drab Majesty – The Demonstration
Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
Allison Crutchfield – Tourist In This Town
Waxahatchee – Out In Storm
Algiers – The Underside Of Power

Britt Daniel, Spoon

Records
Perfume Genius  – No Shape
White Reaper  – The World’s Best American Band

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Anderson Paak – Malibu
Wolf Parade  – Cry Cry Cry
King Krule  – The OOZ
The Weeknd  – Starboy
Thee Oh Sees  – Orc
A Giant Dog – Toy
Clientele  – Music For the Age of Miracles
Ryan Adams  – Prisoner

Gigs
Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys at Connolly’s, New York, October 29
White Reaper at The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY,  Dec 1
Anderson .Paak at Later w Jools Holland, Maidstone UK, April 11
Hamilton Leithauser at Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, January 17
Sweet Spirit at Resident, Los Angeles, May 18
Car Seat Headrest at Webster Hall, New York, June 2
Iggy Pop at Musicfest NW, Portland, August 26
Low Cut Connie at Georgia Theatre, Athens GA, May 4
His Clancyness at La Maroquinerie, Paris, July 5
Husky Loops at Cambridge Junction, Cambridge UK, November 9
Mike Noga at Croxton Hotel, Melbourne, March 25
Cage The Elephant at Lollapalooza, Chicago, August 3
Warpaint, Down The Rabbit Hole, Ewijk NL, June 25
Dale Watson at the Broken Spoke, Austin,  Nov 25
The Damned at Warsaw, Brooklyn, May 23

Steve Gunn

LIVE
ALAN LICHT – HOUSE SHOW IN GREENPOINT BROOKLYN
JONATHAN RICHMAN – THE KITCHEN NYC
BOB DYLAN – BEACON THEATER NYC
SUN KILL MOON – SONIC CITY BELGIUM
HERON OBLIVION – GUNDLACH BUNDCHEU WINERY SONOMA, CA
SONGHOY BLUES – MAXFISH BASEMENT NYC
FUSHITSHUTSA – LOUD SET PIONEER WORKS BROOKLYN
DUNGEN – PICKATHON FEST OREGON
DOMINIQUE LAWALREE – SAN DOMINO MISSION BROOKLYN (ESP THE BEATLES SONGS AT THE END)
MYRAIM GENDRON – MRRMRR THEATER BROOKLYN

SUN RA ARKESTRA – UNION POOL SUMMER THUNDER BROOKLYN

ALBUMS
NATURAL IN FORMATION SOCIETY – SIMULTONALITY
JAMES ELKINGTON – WINTERS WOMA
SLEAFORD MODS – ENGLISH TAPAS
ALDOUS HARDING – PARTY
KENDRICK LAMAR – DAMN
LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD – EGHASS MALAN
BARNEY WILEN ‘MOSHI’ REISSUE

FAVORITE VENUE –


TUNGENES LIGHTHOUSE – RANDABERG, NORWAY

BEST PIT STOP ON TOUR: LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY, BRISBANE AUSTRALIA

HELD A KOALA/SAW A WOMBAT
GREATEST QUESTION AT THE AIRPORT: EXCUSE ME, ARE YOU KEITH URBAN?
BEST HOT SPRING ON TOUR – OURENSE, SPAIN
TOP SONG LISTENED TO : ‘MAGNO DRIVE’ RHYTHM & SOUND

BEST BAGEL – ST. VIATEUR, MONTREAL
MOST INSPIRING FILM – TONY CONRAD ‘COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT’.
RIP – FRED COLE & SUNNY MURRAY

Ryan Mahan, Algiers

Albums
Haram “When You Have Won, You Have Lost.”

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Ratka “Oculto Pelos Seres”
Slimy Member “Ugly Songs for Ugly People”
Total Leatherette “For The Climax Of The Night”
Gnod “Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine”
John Maus “Screen Memories”
Pharmakon “Contact”
Uniform “Wake in Fright”
Power Trip “Nightmare Logic”
Priests “Nothing Feels Natural”
Downtown Boys “Cost of Living”

Shows
Newaxeyes at The Crocodile, Seattle
Still House Plants at Fred Paton Daycare Centre, Glasgow
Einsturzende Neubauten at The Forum, London
Bad Breeding at Sebright Arms, London
Moor Mother/Uniform at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn
Liars/Marie Davidson/Blanck Mass at Visions Festival, London 

Jeremy Corbyn
Get Out
Cosey Fanni Tutti “Art Sex Music”
Arthur Jaffa A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions at the Serpentine
John Akomfrah Purple at the Barbican Curve
Imagine Moscow at the Design Museum 

Bill Nace, Body/Head

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MV Carbon. Secret Project Robot Brooklyn NY
Hayley Fohr (Solo vocal set),   Cafe Mustache Chicago IL
Vince Staples, Union Transfer Philadelphia PA
Fully Glazed, Philadelphia Record Exchange Philadelphia PA
Long Hots, Boot and Saddle Philadelphia PA
Aaron Dilloway, Trip Metal Fest Detroit MI
Liz Durette, The Bank Baltimore MD
Twig Harper, Trip Metal Fest Detroit MI
The Raincoats, The Kitchen NY NY
Alan Licht, Pineapple Reality Brooklyn NY
Kim Gordon,Soundcheck

Cardi B, Twitter

Andy Nelson, Ceremony

Long
Arca – self titled
The Big Moon – Love In The 4th Dimension
Bing & Ruth – No Home Of The Mind
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest
Equiknoxx – Colón Man
Impalers – Cellar Dweller
Kelly Lee Owns – self titled
Maraudeur – self titled
Moritz Von Oswald & Ordo Sakhna – self titled

Playboi Carti – self titled

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Porter Ricks – Anguilla Eléctrica
Priests – Nothing Feels Natural
Ryuichi Sakamoto – async
Shinichi Atobe – From The Heart, It’s A Start, A Work Of Art
Slowdive – self titled
Short
Anxiety – Wild Life
The Bug – Humbug; Or, So Many Awful Things
CCFX – self titled
Chavez – Cockfighters
Equiknoxx – Mark Ernestus Remixes
Frank Ocean – Chanel
Joe – Tail Lift
Kamaiyah – Before I Wake
Kara-Lis Coverdale – Grafts
Lebenden Toten – Static!
Michael Mayer – For You (DJ Koze Remixes)
Molly Nilsson – Single
Sadist – Beauty Fades
Urochromes – Night Bully
21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin – Without Warning
Reissues
Dendö Marionette – 傀儡電伝
Jan Jelinek – Loop-finding-jazz-records
Midori Takada – Though The Looking Glass
Piece War – Apathy
Skitslickers – GBG 1984
Solid Space – Space Museum

 

Lee Tesche, Algiers

Top 5 staff 2017, in order
1. Lombardi
2. Shira
3. Josh
4. Natalie
5. Gerard
Honorable Mention: Robby

Jean-Philippe Aline, Beggars France

ALBUMS
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY – JMSN
REAL HIGH – Nite Jewel
SATURATION II – Brockhampton
NO SHAPE – Perfume Genius
SOMETHING TO TELL YOU – Haim
COMPLETE (EP) – Inc. No World
ICEBOY – Corbin
PARADISE (EP) – Anohni

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SOUL OF A WOMAN – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
ABOUT TIME – Sabrina Claudio
CITY OF NO REPLY – Amber Coffman
DIRTY PROJECTORS – Dirty Projectors
MENTAL ILLNESS – Aimee Mann
TUXEDO II – Tuxedo

SINGLES

May – Jordan Rakei
Love – Lana Del Rey
16 shots – Stefflon Don
Jennifer – Trinidad Cardona
Drink I’m Sippin on – Yaeji
Will He – Joji
Olha A Explosão – Mc Kevinho
Ahora Dice – Chris Jeday, J Balvin, Ozuna, Arcángel
Issues – Julia Michaels
Close but not quite – Everything Is Recorded

Videos

I Want You Back – Haim

Le Code – Myth Syzer
Internacionales – Bomba Estereo
Die 4 You – Perfume Genius
Swish Swish – Katy Perry
Territory – The blaze

MOVIES

MOONLIGHT
A VOIX HAUTE
DETROIT
LOVELESS
12 JOURS

GIGS

JMSN – Trabendo, Paris – July 3rd
KING KRULE – Casino de Paris, Paris – November 26th
SOHN – La Maroquinerie, Paris – Feb 27th
SAMPHA / SOLANGE – Lovebox Festival, London – July 14th
KADJA BONET – La Boule Noire, Paris – March 1st

NETFLIX

Patrick Amory, Matador Records

Circle – Terminal (Southern Lord)

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Grand River – Crescente (Spazio Disponibile)
Philip Ridley – In The Eyes of Mr Fury (Valancourt Books)
Thigh Master – B.B.C. / Park Road Clinical (12XU)
Wire – Silver/Lead (Pink Flag)
Philip Pullman – La Belle Sauvage (Knopf)
Timothé Le Boucher – Ces jours qui disparaissent (Glénat)
Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives (Warp)
Big Thief – Capacity (Saddle Creek)
Songhoy Blues – Résistance (Fat Possum)
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Deadly Valentine (Because)
Studio OST – Eventide / Ascension (Lustwerk)

Sebastian Bollet, Beggars France

MOVIES :
Detroit of Kathryn Bigelow 
 
MUSIC :
DIRTY PROJECTORS Dirty Projectors
PHOENICIAN DRIVE Two Coins
BRIAN WITZIG The Iron Horse
BEDOUINE Bedouine
COSMO PYKE Just Cosmo
YELLOW DAYS Is Everything Ok In Your World?
GABY HERNANDEZ Spirit Reflection
KIKAGAYU MOYO Stone Garden
THE PROPER ORNAMENTS Foxhole

JONWAYNE Rap Album Two

Nick Boyd, Beggars

Carly Rae Jepson – “Cut To The Feeling”
Lorde – Melodrama
Lil B – Black Ken
 Charli XCX – Number 1 Angel

 Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

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 Yaeji EP 1 & 2
 Migos – Culture (“T-Shirt”)
 Lil Peep – Come Over When You’re Sober
 SOPHIE – “PonyBoy”
 Demi Lovato “Sorry Not Sorry
 Lil Yachty “Bring It Back”
 Selena Gomez – “Bad Liar”
 Sheer Mag – Need To Feel Your Love
 Ariel Pink – Dedicated To Bobby Jameson
 Lil Pump Mixtape
 Jachary – There’s A Virus Goin On
 King Krule – The OOZ
 Kerri Chandler DJ-Kicks
 Doing It In Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria
 Octo Octa – Where Are We Going?
 Jlin – Black Origami 
 Que Almighty x Jungle Muzik Larry x 70thStreetCarlos – “Put That On Gang”
 Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
 Playboi Carti
 Burial – Rodent & Pre Dawn/Indoors
 Hunee & Antal at Good Room
 Amber Mark – 3:33 EP
 Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
 Tove Lo – “Disco Tits”
Rae Sremmurd – “Perplexing Pegasus”
 Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2
 Ski Mask The Slump God – “Catch Me Outside”
 Jorja Smith / Preditah – “On My Mind”
 Ruthven – “Evil”
 Higher Brothers – “WeChat (Ft. Keith Ape)”
 everything Future did especially “Mask Off” and “Incredible”
 Danny L Harle – 1UL EP
 Sampha – Process
 Arca – Arca

Stephen Burhans, Matador Direct

2017: Top 5’s
Most listened to new LP’s:
Headroom – Head In The Clouds LP (Trouble In Mind)
Obnox – Niggative Approach LP (12XU)
Rob Noyes – The Feudal Spirit LP (Poon Village)
Knife In The Water – Reproduction LP (Kneed Scales)
Mountain Movers – Mountain Movers LP (Trouble In Mind)

New Haven guitarist Kryssi Battalene blew my mind so intensely this year that she placed both solo (Headroom) and in a band (Mountain Movers).

Reissues that I wore out:
Lil Keke – Don’t Mess Wit Texas 2xLP (So South)
V/A – Tokyo Flashback 2xLP (Black Editions)
Dion – Kickin’ Child: The Lost Album 1965 LP (Norton)

Ennio Morricone – Un Uomo Da Rispettare LP (Superior Viaduct)

Fumio Miyashita – Live On The Boffomundo Show LP (Drag City)

Lil Keke/Tokyo Flashback tie for the top 2017 reissue for me to talk about endlessly.

Live killers:
Sparks @ Le Poisson Rouge
Fushitsusha @ Pioneer Works
Obnox @ Mohawk Place
Kazuki Tomokawa @ Greene Nafitali
The Good @ A Parking Lot In Buffalo NYThey got out while the getting was good:
My Pops
Harry Dean Stanton
Fred Cole

Grant Hart


Lance Russell


Rian Fossett, Matador Records

ALBUMS 

Omuou Sangaré – Mohoya

Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives 
Kamaiyah – Before I Wake 

Pastor T. L. Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir – Do Not Pass Me By Vol. II
Sandy B – Amajovi Jovi
Wire – Silver / Lead
Hand Habits – Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void)
Art Feynman – Blast Off Through the Wicker
SZA – Ctrl
Lives Of Angels – Hole in the Sky
Nick Nicely – Sleep Safari 
Moses Sumney – Aromanticism

MOVIES
Call Me By Your Name
The Square
Raw
BOOKS

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

Stewart Green, Beggars

Albums of 2017 (not necessarily released in 2017, and in no particular order)

Aldous Harding – ‘Party’ (4AD)
Black Angels – ‘Death Song’ (Partisan)
Bobbie Gentry – ‘Ode To Billie Joe’
Dusty Springfield – ‘Dusty In Memphis’
Fleetwood Mac – ‘Mirage’
Jane Weaver – ‘Modern Kosmology’ (Fire)
Joan Shelley – ‘Joan Shelley’ (No Quarter)
Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band – ‘Adios Senor Pussycat’ (Violette)
Neal Casal – ‘Anytime Tomorrow’ (Fargo)
Radiohead – ‘OKNOTOK’ (XL)
Shelleyan Orphan – ‘Helleborine’ (One Little Indian)
Slowdive – ‘Slowdive’ (Dead Oceans)
Spoon – ‘Hot Thoughts’ (Matador)
TAD – ‘8-Way Santa/God’s Balls/Salt Lick’ (Sub Pop)
This Is The Kit – ‘Moonshine Freeze’ (Rough Trade)

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Ulrika Spacek – ‘Modern English Decoration’ (Tough Love)
Ultimate Painting – ‘Dusk’ (Trouble In Mind)
Various Artists – ‘Delta Swamp Rock’ (Soul Jazz)
Wolf People – ‘Fain’ (Jagjaguwar)

Gigs of 2017
Aldous Harding – Brighton One Church
Car Seat Headrest / The Lemon Twigs – Glasgow St Lukes
Charlatans – Brighton Haunt
Goat Girl – London Corsica Studios
Jesus & Mary Chain – Glasgow Barrowlands
Joan Shelley – London Lexington
Nikki Lane – London Bush Hall
Queens Of The Stone Age – London Wembley Arena
Radiohead – Manchester Old Trafford CC
Slowdive – London Garage
Starcrawler – London Sebright Arms
This Is The Kit – London Rough Trade East
Warpaint – London Roundhouse

Matthew Harmon, Beggars Group

Kelly Lee Owens s/t (Smallsound Supersport)

Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness (Ba Da Bing)

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Chuck Johnson – Balsams (VDSQ)
The Terminals – Antiseptic (Ba Da Bing)
Ariel Pink – Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (Mexican Summer)
Contributors – Contributors (Monofonus Press)
James Holden & The Animal Spirits – The Animal Spirits (Bedroom Community)
Burial – Subtemple / Beachfires single + Rodent single (Hyperdub)
M.E.S.H. – Hesaitix (Pan)
Crown Larks – Population (Already Dead)
Here Lies Man – Here Lies Man (Riding Easy Records)
Heron Oblivion – The Chapel live (self-released)
Hazel English – Just Give In + Never Going Home EPs (Polyvinyl Records)
Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives (Warp)
Escape-Ism – Introduction to Escape-Ism (Merge Records)
Exploded View – Summer Came Early EP (Sacred Bones)
 
Songs from albums coming in 2018
Sunwatchers “Silent Boogie” from the album II (Trouble in Mind)
No Age “Soft Collar Fad” from the album Snares Like a Haircut (Drag City)

Shira Knishkowy, Matador Records
These are the 25 albums, in alphabetical order, aside from the albums that Matador released, that I listened to the most and loved the most this year:

alvvays – antisocialites
big thief – capacity
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cigarettes after sex – cigarettes after sex
cloakroom – time well
do make say think – stubborn persistent illusions
forest swords – compassion
gun outfit – out of range
here lies man – here lies man
jane weaver – modern kosmology
jay-z – 4:44
kendrick lamar – damn
king woman – created in the image of suffering
mount kimbie – love what survives
nick hakim – green twins
on dead waves – on dead waves
sam outlaw – tenderheart
shintaro sakamoto – love if possible
six organs of admittance – burning the threshold
slowdive – slowdive
the war on drugs – a deeper understanding
the weather station – the weather station
thundercat – drunk
visible cloaks – reassemblageAnnette Lee, 4AD2017 Highlights:”JLin Black Origami
Vince Staples Big Fish Theory
Kendrick Lamar DAMN
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The Necks Unfold
Colleen A Flame My Love, a Frequency
Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever @ Serpentine GalleryZanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama @Rivington PlaceMoonligh
Dunkirk
Blade Runner 2049
The Crown
Top Of The Lake
Line Of Duty
Glow
Game Of Thrones
Catastrophe
Sun Ra Arkestra, Maâlem Houssam Guinia & Band, John Maus, Les Amazones d’Afrique @ Le Guess Who 2017 festival, Utrecht
Liars, Oh Sees @ Green Man festival, Brecon Beacons
Sudan Archives @ Barfly, London
Aldous Harding @ Omeara, London
Grayson Perry @ Palladium, London
Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey’s Dancefloor Meditations @ Ulster Maple Leaf Social Club, Belfast


Vinnie Martini, Matador Direct

TOP 5 BOB DYLAN MOMENTS IN THE MATADOR WAREHOUSE  2017 EDITION

“Like Dylan In The Warehouse

…..if they follow you, Don’t Back Down.”
1) Bob Dylan – Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight
After a coming off a 15 year hangover and finding Christ Dylan returns to more secular songwriting and has Mark Knopfler return to play on and produce his upcoming record, the band is rounded out by former (greatest) Stones guitarist Mick Taylor and famed reggae musicians and producers Sly & Robbie.  Infidels closes with this track, one of Bobby’s greatest love songs in this non album alternate take.

2) Bob Dylan on the set of Hearts Of Fire

In 1986 Dylan made another pass at acting as if being in Sam Peckinpah’s greatest film wasn’t already enough this time around he was being directed by the man a few years off of Return of the Jedi and what would be considered by some as the film that did him in as he died of a stroke later the same year. Gone are the days of Bob and co. fleeing to a nearby car to evade screaming fans you may be familiar with from Don’t Look Back or Eat the Document here we see Bob yucking it up with some metal head children (“Oh yeah? you like Ozzy? How about RATT?), unwillingly taking a photo with a fan who thinks he shares a similar nose line as he, willingly taking some photos with 2 female fans then says hello to an old Canadian wrestler and father of Jake “The Snake” Roberts; Grizzly Smith. All this and more can be seen in the documentary about the making of the film called GETTING TO DYLAN

 3) Bob Dylan, Harry Dean Stanton and Peter Himmelman perform Hava Nagila at 25th Chabad Telethon
On September 15th we heard of the tragic passing of Harry Dean Stanton, a man everyone in the Matador Warehouse has greatly admired for years. After resisting the urge to watch Cockfighter and/or UFOria I settled on listening to he, Bob and Bob’s son-in-law take to the Chabad Telethon in Los Angeles. Bob only plays harp on this but Harry Dean and Rabbi Shlomo interaction is the real treat here. RIP HDS!

4) Bob Dylan & The Rolling Thunder Revue – Madison Square Garden 12.08.75 “The Night Of The Hurricane”
In 2017 thanks to a YouTube user who I will not name here but whose amazing account can be accessed through the link we were able to conquer the entire 1975/1976 tour with The Rolling Thunder Revue, no need to go into detail about the electric energy from these shows but this one in particular kept us coming back for more. The band is on fire and blazes through the first set with Mick Ronson guitar finally high in the mix. Maybe the best Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You and a beautiful Never Let Me Go > St. Augustine > I Shall Be Released end ithe first set. Bobby comes back out for a legendary 2nd set that includes a very emotional Hurricane which the concert was a benefit for Rubin Carter’s legal costs. Video footage of the entire concert exists and was screened this year in secret at the future site of the Bob Dylan Archives Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

5) Bob Dylan – I Ain’t Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody – Massey Hall 04.20.80
Bootleg Series #13 was released in November of 2017 and we at the Warehouse were gearing up all year long and off the unreleased tracks we were familiar with from various bootlegs this was a favorite. “The band was fiiiine” says a Portland, OR Radio Spot promoting a 1980 concert and that man couldn’t be more correct. In arguably Bobby’s greatest touring band since The Band, Bob released 3 great albums and toured behind them relentlessly in what I consider to be his most confrontational period since the 1966 tour.
TOP 10 FILM SCREENINGS IN NEW YORK CITY 2017 :

1. World On A Wire (1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) – Museum of Modern Art – 35mm

2. The Enchanted Desna (1963, Yuliya Solntseva) – Museum of the Moving Image – 70mm

3. The Saragossa Manuscript (1965, Wojciech Jerzy Has) – Metrograph – DCP

4. Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974, Shuji Terayama) – Anthology Film Archives – 35mm

5. Dusty & Sweets McGee (1971, Floyd Mutrux) – Film Society of Lincoln Center – 35mm

6. The Eighth Day Of The Week (1958, Aleksander Ford) – Film Society Of Lincoln Center – 35mm

7. Novecento (1976, Bernardo Bertolucci) – Quad Cinema – 35mm

8. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971, Robert Altman) – Anthology Film Archives – 35mm

9. An Unmarried Woman (1978, Paul Mazursky) – Film Forum – 35mm

10. Out of The Blue (1980, Dennis Hopper) – Metrograph – 35mm

Honorable Mention: Stalker (1979, Andrei Tarkovsky) – Film Society of Lincoln Center x2 and Anthology Film Archives – 4K Restoration

Congratulations on a great year of repertory film programming and hopefully in 2018 someone steps up and screens all of BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ in 35mm

Andy Larsen, Matador Direct

Jlin – Black Origami (Planet Mu)
The Radiophonic Workshop – Burials In Several Earths (Room 13)
Kamaiyah – Before I Wake (self-released)
Jackie Shane – Any Other Way (Numero Group)
Patsy – LA Woman (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Colleen – A Flame My Love, A Frequency (Thrill Jockey)
Various Artists – Monika Werstatt (Monika Enterprise)
Equiknoxx – Colon Man (DDS)
Ryuchi Sakamoto – async (Milan)
Lingua Ignota – All Bitches Die (self-released)
The World – First World Record (Lumpy Records)
Esther Suarez – La Bolognesina (Little Axe)

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gSp 12” (Thrilling Living)
Gas – Narkopop (Kompakt)
Niña de la Puebla – I’m Always Crying (Death Is Not The End)
Rakta – Oculto Pelos Seres EP (Iron lung)
Moritz von Oswald & Ordo Sakhna – Moritz von Oswald & Ordo Sakhna (Honest Jon’s Records)

Laura Lyons, Beggars

FAVORITE ALBUMS
*not really in any order
St Vincent: MASSEDUCTION
Nick Hakim: Green Twins
SZA: CTRL
Kelela: LMK
Nilüfer Yanya – Plant Feed EP
Tyler, the Creator: Flower Boy
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard with Mild High Club: Sketches of Brunswick East
Kendrick Lamar: DAMN
Priests: Nothing Feels Natural
Polo & Pan: Caravelle
Sampha: Process
FAVORITE SONGS 
*that aren’t from the aforementioned albums
On My Mind – Jorja Smith / Preditah
Early – Juls / Maleek Berry
The One – First Hate
Shake – Yeek
Jacaranda – Bad Gyal
Tártaro – Buscabulla
Did You See – J HUS
Killed Before – Young Thug / Future
Biking – Frank Ocean
Just Like Love – Perfume Genius
Tired – Nicotine’s Famous Honey
Raingurl – yaeji
Lemon – NERD / Rihanna
Truth Hurts – Lizzo
No Fear – Dej Loaf
Johny (Moon Boots Remix) – Sofi Tukker
Saturnz Barz – Gorillaz / Popcaan

Sleep Drifter – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Hana Mogulescu, Beggars Group

Top 10 albums of 2017, in no particular order:
Thundercat – Drunk

Kelela – Take Me Apart

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Big Thief – Capacity
Tyler the Creator – Flower Boy
Slowdive – Slowdive
Perfume Genius – No Shape
SZA – Ctrl
Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN

Ariel Pink – Dedicated to Bobby Jameson

Ryan Naideau, Rough Trade

laetitia sadier & source ensemble
jlin black origami
beverly glenn copeland
girlpool powerplant
freddie gibbs only live 2wice
mono no aware
lemonade pink
blue iverson
davy kehoe
standing on the corner
helm world in action
naomi punk yellow
kiefer kickinitalone
perfume genius
divisi 62
nekra
cybe
doing it in lagos
aphex twin field day
higher power soul structure
beach fossils somersault
powell new beta
lorde
captain ganja & space patrol
sza ctrl
power trip nightmare logic
lawrence le doux
kate nv
cardi b
planetary peace
acetone 1992-2001
xylitol toxic to pigs
wiki
exit unit
big thief capacity
mt eerie a crow looked at me
maria rita
slowdive
suso saiz rainworks
oz waves
the new year snow
dwig what’s paradise
mount kimbie marilyn
onyx collective
sassy 009
haram
jay z 4:44
dog lady island
joe tail lift
basil kirchin is my friend
smerz no harm

east of the valley blues


satoshi & makoto

Abby Rubin, Beggars Group

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Art Feynman – Blast Off Through The Wicker
Fever Ray – To The Moon and Back
Girl Ray – Earl Gray
Frank Ocean – Chanel
Perfume Genius – No Shape
Tyler The Creator – Boredom
Yaegi – Feel It Out
Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives
Slowdive – Slowdive
Smerz – Okey
Kelela – Take Me Apart
Aldous Harding – Blend
Mary Lattimore – Collected Pieces
Helado Negro – We Don’t Have Time for That
St Vincent – New York
Jlin – Black Origami
Oneotrix Point Never & Iggy Pop – The Pure and the Damned
King Krule – The Ooz
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Deadly Valentine
DJDS – Trees On Fire
Nilufer Yanya – Baby Luv
Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
Kelly Lee Owens
Champion Chills – Ark Odyssey
Drake – Passionfruit
Sampha – Process
Colleen – A Flame My Love, A Frequency
Big Thief – Capacity
Kendrick Lamar – Love
Alice Coltrane – World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane
Kamasi Washington – Truth
Books
The Handmaids Tale – Margaret Atwood
Eileen – Ottessa Moshfegh
Meet Me In The Bathroom – Elizabeth Goodman
The Big Sleep – Raymond Carver
On Beauty – Zadie Smith
Difficult Women – Roxanne Gay

Sayonara to a gross year in our history, and peace to Robert Muller, the brave women who spoke out in 2017, Cardi B, and the clown face emoji.

Gonzalo Schiaffino, Everlasting Popstock

Albums
FOGBOUND – Fogbound
RADIOHEAD – Ok Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – Barefoot In The Head

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GREG ASHLEY – Pictures of St Paul Street
SPOON – Hot Thoughts
KEVIN MORBY – City Music
SHABAZZ PALACE – Quazarz vs The Jelous Machine (azul)
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – Villains
MY EXPANSIVE AWARENESS – Going Nowhere
THE XX – I See You
TY SEGALL – Ty Segall
FOXYGEN – Hang
DEAD MAN WINTER – Furnace
MOON DUO – Occult Architectures Vol. 1
MARK EITZEL – Hey Mr Ferryman
CHARLY GARCIA – Random
JESSICA HOOP – Memories Are Now
QUENTIN GAS Y LOS ZINGAROS – Caravana
DUKE GARWOOD – Garden Of Ashes
VALERIE JUNE – The Order Of Time
LAURA MARLING – Semper Femina
PERFUME GENIUS – No Shape
PABLO UND DESTRUKTION – Predación
NUDOZURDO – Voyeur Amateur
CAFE TACUBA – Jei Beige
ROGER WATERS – Is This the Life We Really Want?
ARIEL PINK – Dedicated to Bobby Jamenson
LEE RANALDO – Electric Trim
PERE UBU – 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo
BRAND NEW – Science Fiction
KING KRULE – The Ooz
COURTNEY BARNETT KURT VILE – Lotta Sea Lice
CHELSEA WOLFE – Hiss Spun
MICHAEL HEAD & THE RED ELASTIC BAND – Adios Señor Pussycat
ALDOUS HARDING – Party
PETER PERRETT – How The West Was Won
JULIO DE LA ROSA – Hoy Se Celebra Todo
GUN OUTFIT – Out of Range
CURTIS HARDING – Face Your Fear
GIRL RAY – Earl Grey
R.E.M. – Automatic For The People (Reissue)
10.000 RUSSOS – Distress, Distress
PAUL MAJOR – Feel The Music
Shows
MYSTERY LIGHTS @ Moby Dick (Madrid)
ALDOUS HARDING @ Primavera Sound (Barcelona)
BLACK ANGELS @ Primavera Sound (Barcelona)
CABOSANROQUE @ Teatro Español (Madrid)
SPOON @ La Riviera (Madrid)
TV
Shameless
Game of Thrones
Mindhunter
Peaky Blinders


Lucie Schmitt, Beggars France

10 Albums (kind of ranked)

The National – Sleep Well Beast
Brockhampton – Saturation II
Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Corbin – Mourn
Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights

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Benjamin Booker – Witness
Bedouine – Bedouine
Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone…
Algiers – The Underside Of Power

4  Good movies
Call Me By Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
Detroit – Kathryn Bigelow
The Nile Hilton Incident – Tarik Saleh
Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan

Best TV series
Stranger Things
The Handmaid’s Tale

10 singles that obsessed me for weeks :
Raingurl – Yaeji
Pheobe Bridgers – Smoke Signals
Curtis Harding – On And On
US Girls – Mad As Hell
Jordan Rakei – Nerve
John Maus – The Combine
King Krule – Dum Surfer

Protomartyr – A Private Understanding
Foxygen – Avalon
HAIM – Want You Back

5 best show memories
Future Islands – Columbiahalle Berlin
Chilly Gonzales – Konzerthaus Berlin
Sigur Ros – Grand Rex Paris
Julien Baker – Les Etoiles Paris

King Krule – Casino de Paris

Josh Turner, Matador Records

Songs that kept me going this year

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– Turnstile – Real Thing
– King Krule – Dum Surfer
– No Warning – In The City
– Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me)
– Skatt Brothers – Walk The Night
– Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Rebels
– Queens of The Stone Age – Un-reborn Again
– John Cale – Andalucía
– Car Seat Headrest – Beach Life-in-Death
– Kendrick Lamar – Element
– Carpenters – A Song For You
– Captain Beefheart – Observatory Crest
– Ariel Pink – The Iceman
– Yo La Tengo – Green Arrow
– Don Henley – Boys of Summer
– Beach Boys – Long Promised Road
– Grouper – Headache
– Bruce Hornsby & The Range – The Way It Is
– Brand New – In The Water
– Squirrel Nut Zippers – Prince Nez
– Big Country – In A Big Country
– Chalk Circle – April Fools
– Pinegrove – Angelina


Books that kept me going this year
– Dylan Thomas – Selected Poems 1934 – 1952
– E.E Cummings – Selected Poems 1923 – 1958
– Upton Sinclair – The Jungle
– A.J Ayer – Language, Truth & Logic
– Samuel Beckett – Complete Short Prose 1929 – 1989
– Samuel Beckett – Stories and Texts for Nothing
– Samuel Beckett – Selected Poems in English & French
– John Steinbeck – The Grapes of Wrath
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky – The Double|
– Michel Foucault – Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason 
– Noam Chomsky – Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media 
– Jeff Chang – Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
– Saul Bellow – Herzog

 Goals that have kept me going this year

 
Mike Zimmerman, Beggars

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Sneaks – It’s a Myth
Omni – Multi-task
Gold Dime – Nerves
Delicate Steve – This Is Steve
Weed – Born Wrong Love
B Boys – Dada
Perfume Genius – No Shape
Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me
Metz – Strange Peace
Sun Kil Moon – Common As Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood
Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now
Heatmap – Pulses EP
Marbled Eye – EP II
Palm – Shadow Expert

Gerard Cosloy, Matador Records

Weather Weapon – Weather Weapon II (bandcamp)

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ISS – Endless Pussyfooting (Erste Theke Tontraeger)
Michael Beach  – Gravity / Repulsion (Spectacular Commodity)
Mdou Moctar – Sousoume Tamachek (Sahel Sounds)
Mordecai – Abstract Recipe (Richie)
Contributors – s/t (Monofonus Press)

Heavy Metal – LP 2 – Smash Criticism Smash Optimism Smash Arachnophobia (Static Age)
Heavy Metal – LP 3 – The Nietzschean Supermen Of Dustbin Rock (Harbinger Sound)
David Nance – Negative Boogie (Ba Da Bing)
Headroom – Head In The Clouds (Trouble In Mind)
Fully Glazed – ‘OD Catastrophe’ (The Loki Label)
Institute – Subordination (Sacred Bones)
Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent (Domino)
Sleaford Mods – English Tapas (Rough Trade)
Endless Boogie – Vibe Killer (No Quarter)
US Weekly – s/t (Night Moves)
Various- Tokyo Flashback (Black Editions)
Spectre Folk – Vol. 4 (Vampire Blues)
Impalers – Cellar Dweller (540)


Golden Pelicans – Disciples Of Blood (Goner)
Obnox – Murder Radio (ever/never)
Mazoma – Heavy Death Head (Feeding Tube)

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Shit and Shine – Some People Really Know How To Live (Editions Mego)
The Weather Station – s/t (Paradise Of Bachelors)
Ted Leo – The Hanged Man (TL/RX)
Haram – When You Have Won, You Have Lost (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos)
Snakehole – s/t (Wharf Cat)

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David Keenan – This Is Memorial Device : An Hallucinated Oral History of the Post-Punk Music Scene in Airdrie, Coatbridge and Environs 1978–1986 (Faber & Faber)

live :
Sir Richard Bishop, Tom Carter, Robert Millis, Jad Fair, Hotel Vegas, May
Peter Bröntzmann/Heather Leigh, Issue Project Room, June
Joe McPhee, Tashi Dorji, M. Geddas Gengras, Alphaville, June
Tyvek, Rays,  1-2-3-4-Go, February
Life Stinks, The World, The Nightlight, February
Wire, Baby’s Alright, September

Les Filles de Illighadad , Cafe Oto, April
Consumer Electronics, Barracuda, March
Power Trip, Mohawk, March
David Nance, Beerland, October
Feedtime, Hi-Tone, September

 

Lucy Dacus – ‘Historian’, Coming March 2, “Night Shift” Premiere


(photo by Dustin Condren)

On March 2, Matador is releasing the hotly anticipated 2nd album from Richmond, VA’s Lucy Dacus, ‘Historian’, the followup to her unanimously hailed 2016 debut, ‘No Burden’ that established her as one of modern music’s top new voices & songwriters.   The album’s first single, “Night Shift”, can be heard above.

‘Historian’ is a remarkably assured 10-track statement of intent that finds Dacus unafraid to take on the big questions — the life-or-death reckonings, and the ones that just feel that way. It’s a record full of bracing realizations, tearful declarations and moments of hard-won peace, expressed in lyrics that feel destined for countless yearbook quotes and first tattoos.

Dacus and her band recorded the album in Nashville last March, re-teaming with ‘No Burden’ producer Collin Pastore, and mixed it a few months later with John Congleton. The sound they created, with substantial input from multi-instrumentalist and live guitarist Jacob Blizard, is far richer and fuller than the debut — an outward flowering of dynamic, living, breathing rock and roll. Dacus’ remarkable sense of melody and composition are the driving force throughout, giving ‘Historian’ the immersive feel of an album made by an artist in full command of her powers, on a new level of truth-telling and melodic grace.

The past year, with its electoral disasters and other assorted heartbreaks, has been a rough one for many of us, Dacus included. She found solace in crafting a thoughtful narrative arc for Historian, writing a concept album about cautious optimism in the face of adversity, with thematic links between songs that reveal themselves on repeat listens — touching on everything from systemic racism to creative burnout to the death of her grandmother. “It starts out dark and ends hopeful, but it gets darker in between; it goes to the deepest, darkest, place and then breaks,” she explains. “What I’m trying to say throughout the album is that hope survives, even in the face of the worst stuff.”

Global touring in support of ‘Historian’ kicks off  on release date at Brooklyn’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg.  The album is available for preorder now on the format of your choice.

Tracklist :

1. Night Shift
2. Addictions
3. The Shell
4. Nonbeliever
5. Yours & Mine
6. Body To Flame
7. Timefighter
8. Next Of Kin
9. Pillar Of Truth
10. Historians

Stream “Night Shift”

Preorder ‘Historian’

(Pre-orders  from The Matador Store will include ten postcards with individual art by ten different artists. Each postcard is inspired by one of the tracks off of ‘Historian’)

Tour Dates (on sale Friday, December 15)

Friday, March 2 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, March 7 The Southern, Charlottesville VA
Thursday, March 8 Pour House, Charleston SC
Friday, March 9 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Saturday, March 10 The High Watt, Nashville TN
Monday, March 19 Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Tuesday, March 20 Club Congress, Tucson AZ
Wednesday, March 21 The Casbah, San Diego CA
Thursday, March 22 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA
Friday, March 23 The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, March 24 The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Monday, March 26 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Tuesday, March 27 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, March 28 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
Friday, March 30 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, March 31 Globe Hall, Denver CO
Monday, April 2 Reverb Lounge, Omaha NE
Wednesday, April 4 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
Thursday, April 5 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Friday, April 6 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Saturday, April 7 The HI-FI, Indianapolis IN
Sunday, April 8 The Basement, Columbus OH
Monday, April 9 Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
Wednesday, April 11 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Friday, April 13 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, April 14 Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC
Thursday, April 19 Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds UK
Friday, April 20 The Hug and Pint, Glasgow UK
Saturday, April 21 Gullivers, Manchester UK
Sunday, April 22 Hare and Hounds 2, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, April 24 Louisiana, Bristol UK
Wednesday, April 25 Omeara, London UK
Thursday, April 26 The Hope and Ruin, Brighton UK
Friday, April 27 Espace B, Paris FR
Monday, April 30 Stengade, Copenhagen DK
Tuesday, May 1 Prinzenbar, Hamburg DE
Thursday, May 3 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Friday, May 4 Sugar Factory, Amsterdam NE

 

Lucy Dacus online :

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Spoon – 2018 European Dates, Pitchfork Live Replay Of 11/29 Brooklyn Steel Show

Earlier today, Spoon confirmed a short run of shows in the UK, France and Germany for next June ; dates in question are in bold below, tickets are on sale Monday. In addition, last Wednesday’s sold out show from Brooklyn Steel can now be viewed on demand, courtesy Pitchfork Live.


Tour Dates
:

Friday, December 8 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, December 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, December 31 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, January 12 Showbox Seattle, WA&
Saturday, January 13 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR&
Monday, January 15 Jam Cellars Napa, CA&
Wednesday, January 17 The Masonic San Francisco, CA&
Thursday, January 18 Arlington Theater Santa Barbara, CA&
Saturday January 20 Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV&
Saturday, March 3 One Big Holiday Punta Cana DR
Thursday, March 15 La Trastienda MVD Montevideo, UY
Friday, March 16 Lollapalooza Argentina Buenos Aires AR
Saturday, March 17 Lollapalooza Chile Santiago CL
Friday, March 23 Lollapalooza Brazil Sao Paulo BR
Sunday, June 3rd – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
Monday, June 4 Forbidden Fruit Festival Dublin IE
Wednesday, June 6th – Alhambra – Paris, FR
Thursday, June 7th – Manufaktur – Schorndorf, DE
Friday, June 8th – Funkhaus – Berlin, DE
Saturday, June 9th – Taubchenthal – Leipzig, DE

+ w/ Ron Gallo
& w/ White Reaper

Stream or order ‘Hot Thoughts’

Spoon online :

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Official Site

VIDEO – Belle and Sebastian – “I’ll Be Your Pilot”, ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’, EP1 Out Today

Belle and Sebastian release the first installment of their new triumvirate of EPs today (December 8), ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’. You can stream the five-track EP in full HERE, including recent single “We Were Beautiful.”

Alongside the release, Tidal are presenting a new video for “I’ll Be Your Pilot,” the latest single taken from the EP series, as a special, weeklong exclusive. A 60-second trailer of the video is embeddable HERE, and the full version is viewable exclusively on Tidal HERE.

Directed by Michael Sherrington, the gently poetic video corresponds with the signature B&S artwork that accompanies the EPs, with a simple yet moving collage of individuals that echoes the spectrum of human emotion.

The 3×12″ ‘How To Solve Our Human Problem’ boxset is available with two different purchase options ; you can buy the set as a subscription which will ship an EP to your door each month, starting with the first EP today, the second EP on January 19th and the third EP and box + poster on Febraury 16th.)

OR you can buy the 3×12″ boxset as a complete set, which will ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.
Alternatively, you may purchase a CD compilation of the 3 EPs, which will also ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.

The 3 EPs are also available individually, without the boxset and poster, on each of the dates listed above. You can buy EP 1 HERE, EP 2 HERE and EP 3 HERE.

(UK orders
EU orders)

Tour Dates :

Mon – 05-Feb – Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue – 06-Feb – France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed – 07-Feb – France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri – 09-Feb – France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun – 11-Feb – Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon – 12-Feb – Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue – 13-Feb – Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed – 14-Feb – Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri – 16-Feb – Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat – 17-Feb – Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun – 18-Feb – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon – 19-Feb – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed – 21-Feb – Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu – 22-Feb – Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri – 23-Feb – Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat – 24-Feb – Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue – 06-Mar – UK, Cornwall Truro Hall
Thu – 08-Mar – Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre
Fri – 09-Mar – Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
Sat – 10-Mar – UK, Nottingham Rock City
Mon – 12-Mar – UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue – 13-Mar – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu – 15-Mar – UK, Brighton Dome
Fri – 16-Mar – UK, London Troxy
Sat – 17-Mar – UK, London Troxy
Mon – 19-Mar – UK, Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue – 20-Mar – UK, York Opera House
Thu – 22-Mar – UK, Gateshead Sage
Fri – 23-Mar – Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall
Sat – 24-Mar – Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Mon – 26-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St
Tue – 27-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St

Belle and Sebastian online:
Official site
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WATCH: Tiny Desk: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have a lot to celebrate this year: Their LP Lotta Sea Lice has been featured on Best-Of lists from Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Paste, Uproxx, Noisey, among others so far, and they’ve traveled North America together with their all-star group The Sea Lice. Today NPR released Courtney & Kurt’s Tiny Desk Concert, which sees the duo leave the band behind in favor of a mirrored acoustic performance. The set features highlights from Lotta Sea Lice “Over Everything,” “Continental Breakfast,” “Blue Cheese,” and “Let It Go.” Watch the whole thing here:

Order/Stream ‘LOTTA SEA LICE’

KURT VILE ONLINE :

King Krule – Tiny Desk Concert

A couple weeks after delivering The OOZ to the world, King Krule dropped by the All Songs Considered offices in Washington D.C. to perform a stripped version of some of the new material. Several weeks and about 30 sold-out shows across the U.S. and Europe later, the video premieres today. Watch as Archy and the band manage to transform the sunny NPR office into a dingy South London pub with the tracks, “Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver), Lonely Blue, and a combination of “Logos” and “Sublunary.”

Purchase The OOZ Here:
http://smarturl.it/theooz

KING KRULE ON TOUR
Wednesday, December 6 Vega, Copenhagen DK *SOLD OUT*
Friday, December 8 Vasateatern, Stockholm SE *SOLD OUT*
Sunday, December 10 Welkweg, Amsterdam NE *SOLD OUT*
Monday, December 11 De Roma, Antwerp BE *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday, December 13 Academy, Dublin IE *SOLD OUT*
Thursday, December 14 Academy 2, Manchester UK *SOLD OUT*
Friday, December 15 SWG3, Glasgow UK *SOLD OUT*

ONLINE
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VIDEO(S) : Spoon – 3 Songs from “CBS This Morning : The Saturday Sessions”

It would be an exaggeration to say Spoon’s last week in NYC represented some kind of huge multimedia takeover, but only a slight exaggeration. And if their record label cannot slightly exaggerate things and trumpet such achievements, WE’RE OUT OF A JOB and you certainly wouldn’t wish that upon any of us during this holiday season. From Saturday’s broadcast of “CBS This Morning”, here’s Spoon performing at an ungodly hour (OK, it was pre-taped) along with Britt and Rob being interviewed by the program’s Anthony Mason.


“Do I Have To Talk You Into It”


“Can I Sit Next To You”


“Hot Thoughts”


Tour Dates
:

Friday, December 1 The Chance Theatre, Poughkeepsee NY
Sunday, December 3 Sherman Theatre, Stroudsberg PA
Tuesday, December 5 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Wednesday, December 6 Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington VT
Friday, December 8 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, December 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, December 31 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, January 12 Showbox Seattle, WA&
Saturday, January 13 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR&
Monday, January 15 Jam Cellars Napa, CA&
Wednesday, January 17 The Masonic San Francisco, CA&
Thursday, January 18 Arlington Theater Santa Barbara, CA&
Saturday January 20 Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV
&
Saturday, March 3 One Big Holiday Punta Cana DR
Thursday, March 15 La Trastienda MVD Montevideo, UY
Friday, March 16 Lollapalooza Argentina Buenos Aires AR
Saturday, March 17 Lollapalooza Chile Santiago CL
Friday, March 23 Lollapalooza Brazil Sao Paulo BR
Monday, June 4 Forbidden Fruit Festival Dublin IE

+ w/ Ron Gallo
& w/ White Reaper

Stream or order ‘Hot Thoughts’

Spoon online :

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Official Site

Spoon – “A Prairie Home Companion” & “CBS This Morning” Appearances, Saturday

As mentioned earlier this week, Spoon’s omnipresence in the commercial and public broadcast realms continues tomorrow with an appearance on “CBS This Morning” (7am eastern), followed by a broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion”, live from NYC’s Town Hall at 6pm eastern.

We’ve got 100 purple vinyl editions of ‘Hot Thoughts’ remaining at the Matador Store, so this might be your last chance to obtain one without being forced to pay an exorbitant sum elsewhere. For those unconcerned with such hoarding rituals, the black vinyl edition of said album-of-the-year contender is on sale now thru midnight tonight for 30% off.

Tour Dates :

Friday, December 1 The Chance Theatre, Poughkeepsee NY
Sunday, December 3 Sherman Theatre, Stroudsberg PA
Tuesday, December 5 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Wednesday, December 6 Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington VT
Friday, December 8 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, December 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, December 31 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, January 12 Showbox Seattle, WA&
Saturday, January 13 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR&
Monday, January 15 Jam Cellars Napa, CA&
Wednesday, January 17 The Masonic San Francisco, CA&
Thursday, January 18 Arlington Theater Santa Barbara, CA&
Saturday January 20 Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV
&
Saturday, March 3 One Big Holiday Punta Cana DR
Thursday, March 15 La Trastienda MVD Montevideo, UY
Friday, March 16 Lollapalooza Argentina Buenos Aires AR
Saturday, March 17 Lollapalooza Chile Santiago CL
Friday, March 23 Lollapalooza Brazil Sao Paulo BR
Monday, June 4 Forbidden Fruit Festival Dublin IE

+ w/ Ron Gallo
& w/ White Reaper

Stream or order ‘Hot Thoughts’

Spoon online :

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Official Site

Spoon – “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” on “The Tonight Show”, Pitchfork Webcast From Brooklyn Steel Wednesday

Spoon performed “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” on Monday evening’s telecast of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, kicking off a whirlwind week of NYC activity for the band. A two night, sold-out stand at Brooklyn Steel commences tonight with Wednesday’s show the subject of a Pitchfork webcast. Spoon will be the featured guests on “CBS This Morning : The Saturday Sessions”, December 2, and that very evening they’ll be performing at Town Hall for Prairie Home Companion (airing live at 6pm eastern, with a replay on Sunday at noon eastern)

Tuesday, November 28 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)+
Wednesday, November 29 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)+
Friday, December 1 The Chance Theatre, Poughkeepsee NY
Sunday, December 3 Sherman Theatre, Stroudsberg PA
Tuesday, December 5 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Wednesday, December 6 Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington VT
Friday, December 8 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, December 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, December 31 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, January 12 Showbox Seattle, WA&
Saturday, January 13 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR&
Monday, January 15 Jam Cellars Napa, CA&
Wednesday, January 17 The Masonic San Francisco, CA&
Thursday, January 18 Arlington Theater Santa Barbara, CA&
Saturday January 20 Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV
&
Saturday, March 3 One Big Holiday Punta Cana DR
Thursday, March 15 La Trastienda MVD Montevideo, UY
Friday, March 16 Lollapalooza Argentina Buenos Aires AR
Saturday, March 17 Lollapalooza Chile Santiago CL
Friday, March 23 Lollapalooza Brazil Sao Paulo BR
Monday, June 4 Forbidden Fruit Festival Dublin IE

+ w/ Ron Gallo
& w/ White Reaper

Stream or order ‘Hot Thoughts’

Spoon online :

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Official Site

Yo La Tengo – 2018 North American Dates

(photo by Jacob Blickenstaff)

On the heels of selling out all 8 nights at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom for their most-certainly-on-again Hanukkah Residency, Yo La Tengo have confirmed a long list of North American shows below (new gigs in bold). Much like the previously announced European tour, you are free to speculate whether or not these shows may or may not have something or other to do with new recordings that are typically played on turntables, compact disc machinery, car stereos, telephones, etc. Though we shall not confirm or deny anything of the sort, we are powerless (sadly) to stop you from wondering out loud just what’s happening.

Tour Dates :

December 12 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) – SOLD OUT
December 13 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) – SOLD OUT
December 14 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) – SOLD OUT
December 15 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) – SOLD OUT
December 16 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) – SOLD OUT
December 17 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) – SOLD OUT
December 18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) – SOLD OUT
December 19 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (Hannukah) – SOLD OUT
March 28 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
March 29 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
March 30 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
March 31 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix*
April 2 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *
April 3 – Boston, MA – Paradise*
April 4 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
April 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel*
April 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
April 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson*
April 10 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
April 11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
April 12 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
April 13 – Nashville, TN – Basement East *
April 14 – Nashville, TN – Basement East*
April 28  Olympia Theatre, Dublin IE
April 29  SWG3, Glasgow UK
April 30 Manchester Academy 2, Manchester UK
May 1 Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham UK
May 3 – Church Leeds, Leeds UK
May 4 – Royal Festival Hall, London UK
May 6 –  Paradiso, Amsterdam NL
May 7 – Heimathafen, Berlin DE
May 8 – Gloria Theatre, Cologne DE
May 9 – Munchner Kammerspiele, Munich DE
May 11 – Pogon Jedinstvo, Zagreb HR
May 12 – Dom Omladine, Belgrade RS
May 13 –  A38 Ship, Budapest HU
May 15 – Fabrique, Milan IT
May 16 –  Fri-Son, Fribourg CH
May 17 –  Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
May 19 –  Le Cabaret Sauvage, Paris FR
May 20 –  Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
May 31 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater *
June 1 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater *
June 2 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *
June 3 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *
June 5 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore Theater *
June 6 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore Theater *
June 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom  *
June 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom *

* – public tickets on sale Friday, December 1


Yo La Tengo online :
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Algiers announce European tour dates for 2018

Despite Algiers being currently on the road, filling venues brimful with their firebrand sound and polemic appetite for change, they’re already making plans for next year.

Next year the band will pass across the shadow of the old Iron Curtain, visiting Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Macedonia ontop of a massive seven dates in Germany, and more shows in Italy, Switzerland and France.

Algiers are set to play two dates at the Moth Club in Hackney, London, on the 28th and 29th of November – capping off a hard month of touring across the continent.

Full list of dates below for Europe 2018 – tickets available for all shows at Algiers Official site

Wed, Jan 24th – Strom – Munich, DE
Fri, Jan 26th – Mocvara – Zagreb, HR
Sat, Jan 27th – Pogon Kulture – Rijeka, HR
Mon, Jan 29th – A38 Ship – Budapest, HU
Tue, Jan 30th – B72 – Vienna, AT
Wed, Jan 31st – MENT Festival @ Kino Šiška – Ljubljana, SI
Thu, Feb 1st – Dom Omladine – Belgrade, RS
Fri, Feb 2nd – MKC Youth Culture Centre – Skopje, MK
Sat, Feb 3rd – Live Terminal 1 – Sofia, BG
Fri, Feb 9th – Mylos Club – Thessaloniki, GR
Sat, Feb 10th – Temple – Athens, GR
Wed, Feb 14th – Locomotiv Club – Bologna, IT
Thu, Feb 15th – Palace – St Gallen, CH
Sat, Feb 17th – La Rodia – Besancon, FR
Mon, Feb 19th – L’Aeronef (Club Room) – Lille, FR
Thu, Feb 22nd – Indi(e)stinction Festival @ Frank K – Reutlingen, DE
Fri, Feb 23rd – Artheater – Cologne, DE
Sat, Feb 24th – Brecht Festival – Augsburg, DE
Mon, Feb 26th – Zoom – Frankfurt, DE
Tue, Feb 27th – UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
Wed, Feb 28th – Nochtspeicher – Hamburg, DE

 

Tommy Keene, 1958-2017

Sending our condolences to the family, friends, musical comprades and fans of Tommy Keene, who passed away earlier this week. Tommy was one of the finest songwriters of his generation or any other, a killer guitarist and most importantly, a fantastic guy whose brought wit, humility and joy for life to every encounter. Whether you knew him thru his early membership in Washington DC’s The Razz, his solo spell as a WHFS staple in the 1980’s, his subsequent recordings for the Dolphin, Geffen and Matador labels, his tenures as a sideman or collaborator to Paul Westerberg, Robert Pollard, Sally Crewe, Adam Schmitt and Velvet Crush, or his more recent series of amazing releases for the Second Motion imprint, you know we’re talking about an irreplaceable talent.

Iceage announce May 2018 UK and European dates

Photo by Christian Friedländer

Iceage have stirred, and this morning have announced a batch of dates for May of 2018 in the UK and Europe.

Catch them steering wildly through their punk genre-spanning catalogue and into the next phase of their endless evolution at the following five dates:

Iceage will also be performing at next year’s Eurosonic festival in January, and have confirmed a celebratory New Year’s Eve show in Detroit at El Club – information can be found here

Friday, May 4th – Privat Club – Berlin, DE
Saturday, May 5th – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
Sunday, May 6th – La Nuit Botanique – Brussels, BE
Monday, May 7th – Petit Bain – Paris, FR
Tuesday, May 8th – Scala – London, UK

Iceage online:

Official Site
Facebook
Matador Artist Page

 

Matador 2017: ‘It Can Only Get Worse’ – Black Friday sale – 25% off all webstore items

Illustration by Marcellus Hall

In 2017 Matador has released records by Julien Baker, Spoon, Queens of The Stone Age, Algiers, Perfume Genius, Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett, and through True Panther Sounds – King Krule

As we survey the year’s smouldering wreckage from the brink, we invite you to celebrate, or forget, with us this holiday season.

Over the Black Friday period we will be offering 25% OFF all items across our US, UK & EU web-stores.

The sale begins at midnight on Wednesday, November 22nd and will run until midnight on Monday, November 27th.

The promotion excludes any item currently up for pre-order, and it’s worth noting that some items may not be available on certain international purchases

Follow the link below and use the code on our webstore checkout for 25% off.

Matador Store

Checkout code: GETWORSE