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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

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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.

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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.

STEVE GUNN UK/EU TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

July 11th, 2016 at 9:29 am by Blue

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photo by Geoff Tischman

That’s right folks. Steve Gunn will be returning overseas later this year to bewitch you all through the magic of the guitar. All new dates and ticket links listed below. He is currently on the road in the US with fellow Philadelphian’s Spacin’, and recently did a session on New York’s WFUV. Check out Conditions Wild here.

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)

All other dates:

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

6/09 w/ Cut Worms
6/11-6/30 w/ Promised Land Sound
6/26 also w/ Tim Darcy
7/09-7/15 w/ Spacin’
7/09 also w/ Nap Eyes
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.

You can order ‘Eyes On The Lines’ from the following :

Car Seat Headrest – ‘Teens Of Denial’ LP & CD Available Today, 4 Knots Festival In NYC Tomorrow

July 8th, 2016 at 12:55 pm by Gerard

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(photo by Jonah Rosenberg)

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At the risk of being overly dramatic, our national nightmare of moderate length is finally over and the amended LP and CD versions of Car Seat Headrest’s hotly anticipated / universally hailed ‘Teens Of Denial’ are either hitting your local record shop or your mailbox today (and if it’s the latter, I certainly hope you ordered the CD, otherwise there could be some real problems cramming the LP inside). After taking Europe (or what’s left of it) by storm, Car Seat Headrest kick off the next leg of North American touring with a free show tomorrow on Pier 16 of NYC’s South Street Seaport as part of the Village Voice’s 4 Knots Festival. Also appearing are Protomartyr and fledgling young hopefuls Guided By Voices (of whom we’ve heard promising things, apparently the main fella is considered somewhat prolific, you might even say ‘Toledo-esque’) and if you get there early enough, I’ll be conducting a walking tour of the block former Matador receptionist Joe Gaer used to live on. The show is all-ages, though the walking tour not recommended for preteens or the emotionally immature.

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Car Seat Headrest on tour :

Saturday, July 9 – 4 Knots Festival, NYC NY
Saturday, July 16 –
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

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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VIDEO : Savages, Live At 9:30 Club, Washington DC, March 27 , 2016

July 6th, 2016 at 9:04 am by Gerard

Prior to commencement of the next run of live dates (see below), NPR premiered a multi-camera shoot of Savages captured live at Washington’s 9:30 Club this past March

upcoming tour dates :

July 7-9 – Pohoda Festival 2016, Trencin, Slovakia
Friday, July 8 – Festival Musilac, Aix Les Bains, France
July 14-17 – Pemberton Music Festival 2016, Pemberton, BC, Canada
Sunday, July 17 – The Rave II (Downstairs) – Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday, July 19 – The Ballroom At the Taft – Cincinnati, OH
Wednesday, July 20 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
Thursday, July 21 – Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN
July 22-24 – WayHome Music & Arts Festival 2016, Oro, ON, Canada
Tuesday, July 26 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Wednesday, July 27 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Friday, July 29 – Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
Saturday, July 30 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Tuesday, August 2 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO (sold out)*
Wednesday, August 3 – Red Rocks Amphitheater,  Morrison CO (sold out)*
August 4-7: Ypsigrock Festival, Palermo, Italy
August 9-13: Oya 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 2-4: Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland
September 2-4: End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
October 1-2 : The Meadows Music Festival, Flushing NY

* – with LCD Soundsystem

order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following “

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming

Savages online :
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Tonight At Bowery Ballroom : Yo La Tengo in Salute To Other Music

June 28th, 2016 at 12:41 pm by Gerard

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As you’ve probably read elsewhere, West 4th Street’s much beloved Other Music closed this past weekend after two decades of passionate curation/musical evangelism. Others have done far better than I in eulogizing this store and what it brought to New York City (and beyond) but suffice to say OM played an outsized role in the trajectory of more than a few Matador artists (see above). Consider this a belated thanks to Other Music’s staff, ownership and patrons for their respective roles in making the planet a more interesting place.

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Tonight at Bowery Ballroom, Yo La Tengo — no strangers to Other Music — are participating in Other Music Forever, alongside Julianna Barwick, Bill Callahan, Frankie Cosmos, Helado Negro, Menahan Street Band, Psychic Ills, Matana Roberts, The Tallest Man On Earth, Sharon Van Etten, and John Zorn’s SIMULACRUM. Tickets are sold out, however there’s still some action on Stubhub as of this writing.

TONIGHT & TOMORROW: Belle and Sebastian’s 20th Anniversary Shows Take Place at Royal Albert Hall

June 22nd, 2016 at 2:28 pm by Rian

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It has been 20 years since Belle and Sebastian release of the beloved album Tigermilk. To celebrate with fans that have been there since the beginning and those they have picked up along the way, the band are performing the album (and other songs) TONIGHT at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Set times for tonight below.

Doors 7

Teleman: 7.45-8.15

Belle & Sebastian: 8.45-10.45.

Tomorrow the band will ignite the evening showcasing If You’re Feeling Sinister (and MORE).

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Lucy Dacus Signs To Matador ; ‘No Burden’ Available Now (And Later)

June 22nd, 2016 at 10:04 am by Gerard

Videography by Joseph McCormick and Henry Sho Kellam

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(photo by Dustin Condren)

“An uncommonly warm indie rock record. Lead guitar lines pour in like slow columns of sunlight, and Dacus’ voice itself is a comforting blur.” – Brad Nelson, Pitchfork

“Hyper-aware missives from a friend whose mind is always whirling —-disarmingly open indie rock songs, with plainspoken lyrics that hit even harder thanks to her soft, sturdy alto.” – Maura Johnson, Rolling Stone

“Her songs roll over you like waves, the matter-of-fact, plaintive delivery serving as a vessel for examining where things all went wrong and how to make them right again.” – James Rettig, Stereogum

“A brave lyricist whose sensual expression of catharsis will stay with you long after you’ve finished with this record… an amazing breath of fresh air in an otherwise overwrought genre.” – Annalise Domenighini, Noisey

We’re very pleased to announce the signing of Richmond, VA singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus to Matador. Lucy’s debut album, the Collin Pastore produced ‘No Burden’, released earlier this year by Egg Hunt, is now available digitally via Matador and all the download and streaming services you’d expect ; a re-release of ‘No Burden’ on LP and compact disc will be in stores September 9 with preorders available starting today.

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Recorded in Nashville last autumn with guitarist/bandmate Jacob Blizard, ‘No Burden’ is as arresting, direct and quick-witted as any debut we’ve stumbled across ; that the 21 year-old Dacus’ poetic chops are more than matched by a killer vocal performance (and later down the line, by a ridiculously locked-in live band) has just a bit to do with why ‘No Burden’ blasted thru it’s first pressing in the blink of an eye. After a ton of US touring in 2016 including dates in support of Houndmouth, Kurt Vile and Julien Baker, Lucy hits the road again this summer and fall, including July dates opening for The Decemberists, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits appearances, a UK debut at the End Of The Road Festival and September shows in support of Car Seat Headrest (see below) :

TOUR DATES:
Monday, July 11- Meijer Gardens Amphitheater Grand Rapids, MI*
Tuesday, July 12 – Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI*
Sunday, July 17 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Tuesday, July 19 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, July 21 – The Ballroom at the Outer Space, Hamden, CT
Tuesday, July 26 – The Basement, Columbus, OH
Wednesday, July 27 – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
Thursday, July 28 – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL SOLD OUT
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
Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD%
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston, 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 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

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

Stream / Preorder ‘No Burden’

Lucy Dacus online :
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Coming July 8 : Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens Of Denial’ On LP & CD

June 18th, 2016 at 6:11 pm by Gerard

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You’ve all heard the tragic tale of how the LP/CD release of Car Seat Headrest’s eagerly awaited ‘Teens Of Denial’ has been delayed for reasons we’re kinda tired of repeating. Now, we’re happy to announce that the light at the end of the tunnel is not an oncoming train, but rather, a large truck carrying 2XLP and digipak CD copies of ‘Teens Of Denial’ that will only be destroyed if you opt to do it yourself with your bare hands. And we’re very confident you won’t want to do any such thing. FRIDAY JULY 8 is the day said light/truck/boxes will emerge from the darkness.

Car Seat Headrest on tour (new dates in bold) :

Saturday, June 18 – Molotow, Hamburg (D)
Monday, June 20 – The Hope, Brighton (UK)
Tuesday, June 21 – 100 Club, London (UK)
Wednesday, June 22 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
Thursday, June 23 – Broadcast, Glasgow (UK)
Sunday, June 26 – Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen (NL)
Tuesday, June 28 – Mejeriet, Lund (SE)
Wednesday, June 29 – Debaser Strand, Stockholm (SE)
Thursday, June 30 – Pustervik , Göteborg (SE)
Saturday, July 9 – 4 Knots Festival, NYC NY
Saturday, July 16 – 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
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
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
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

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

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Kurt Vile – In Conversation & Performing on “CBS This Morning”

June 15th, 2016 at 9:53 pm by Gerard

If you’re Kurt Vile, how do you properly follow a thrilling appearance on The Best Show? There’s no precise way to answer that question, but you would not be incorrect if you said, “by joining the Violators for a couple of songs on ‘CBS This Morning’. Video footage courtesy CBS.

Purchase or bask in b’lieve i’m goin down…:

Friday, June 24 – Manchester Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Saturday, June 25 – Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, UK
Tuesday,June 28 Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdamn, Netherlands
Thursday, June 30 – Columbia Theatre, Berlin, Germany
Friday, July 1 – Open’er Festival, Gdynia, Poland
Monday, July 4 – Piazza Castello, Ferrara, Italy
Tuesday, July 5 – Mojotic Festival, Sestri Levante, Italy
Friday, July 8 – Barclaycard British Summer Time, London, UK
Saturday, July 9 – Les Ardentes, Liége, Belgium
Tuesday, July 12 – Longlake Festival, Lugano, Switzerland
Thursday, July 14 – Super Bock Super Rock, Lisbon, Portugal
Saturday, July 16 – Latitude Festival, Southwold, UK
July 22-24 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
Friday, August 26 – Madison Theatre, Covington KY
Saturday, August 27 – Chameleon Club, Lancaster PA
Tuesday, October 11 – Shinjuku Liquid Room, Tokyo, Japan
Wednesday, October 12 – Club Quattro, Umeda, Japan

^ supporting Ryan Adams

Steve Gunn & The Outliners – In Session For Relix (UPDATE: Several Upcoming Shows Cancelled)

June 13th, 2016 at 12:05 pm by Gerard

In the wake of this weekend’s Bonnaroo appearance, our dear friends at Relix Magazine have premiered a two song session from Steve Gunn & The Outliners, “Conditions Wild” and “Night Wander”, studio versions of which can found on the recently released, ‘Eyes On The Lines’.

IMPORTANT TOUR UPDATE:
The following shows have been cancelled due to the illness of a family member.
Monday, June 13 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, June 14 – Rudyard’s British Pub – Houston, TX
Wednesday, June 15 – The Sidewinder – Austin, TX
Thursday, June 16 – Three Links – Deep Ellum, TX – Dallas, TX
Friday, June 17 – Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR
Saturday, June 18 – OFF BROADWAY MUSIC VENUE – St. Louis, MO
Sunday, June 19 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

“Full refunds are available through your original point of purchase.

All cancelled shows will be rescheduled at a later date with details to follow in the coming weeks.” – SGhq

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ABRA ANNOUNCES NEW EP + SINGLE ON TRUE PANTHER SOUNDS

June 8th, 2016 at 10:19 am by Rian

On July 15th True Panther/Awful Records will release a new EP from Atlanta’s ABRA. New single “CRYBABY” can be streamed below via Soundcloud.

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
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/

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