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Savages – 4 German Dates In March

February 5th, 2016 at 12:58 pm by Gerard

(“Adore”, recorded for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic)

Apologies to all concerned but it seems that in the scramble to pass along forthcoming Savages tour dates, we neglected to include the following shows in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich :

March 3 – Luxor, Cologne, Germany
March 9 – Knust, Hamburg, Germany
March 10 – Berghain, Berlin, Germany SOLD OUT
March 11 – Strom, Munich, Germany

order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following “

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iTunes
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Streaming

Savages online :
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PRIMAVERA SOUND 2016 PORTO: ALGIERS, CAR SEAT HEADREST & SAVAGES ANNOUNCED

February 4th, 2016 at 10:36 am by Blue

Yup, that’s right. Algiers, Car Seat Headrest and Savages are heading to sunny Porto for Primavera this year.

“The spirit felt on the stages and on the grass of the Parque da Cidade for three days is the spirit of the city of Porto. An open city in constant mutation, that loves to give and receive. It is here that NOS Primavera Sound starts. It is in the heart of the city that we welcome the audience that arrives to enjoy every proposal that NOS Primavera Sound and Porto have to offer.”

Get your tickets HERE.

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HÆLOS in session on KEXP Today

January 28th, 2016 at 1:10 pm by Gerard

In the wake of packed US debut shows in San Francisco and LA, HÆLOS can be heard today on KEXP.org, in session at 3pm eastern (noon pacific time).

During their U.S. visit, the trio have taken over the Matador instagram account and we’re hopeful that someone will explain to us how we’re supposed to take it back.

Preorder ‘Full Circle’ (out 18 March) from the following :

The Matador Store
iTunes: (“Oracle” ,”Pray”, “Earth Not Above” and “Dust” all available instantly)
Amazon
Google

TOUR DATES

February 27, London, Vault Lates
March 15-20, Austin TX South By Southwest (details to come)
March 29 New York NY Mercury Lounge
March 30 Brooklyn NY , Baby’s Alright
April 15 Indio CA, Coachella
April 20, Los Angeles, The Echo
April 22 Indio CA, Coachella

HÆLOS Online :

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“This Day In Matador History” + “What’s Up Matador” : Strolls Down Memory Lane (OR ARE YOU BEING CHASED?)

January 26th, 2016 at 11:02 am by Gerard

You know the old saying, “those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it?” Me neither. I have heard, however, that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Alternately, Chris Lombardi has always known the value of doing different insane things throughout the passage of time, the latest of which being his edict that we introduce, “This Day In Matador History”, a website that chronicles the label’s low, high and medium water marks from Chris’ inception of the imprint in 1989, to the present day. One of our colleagues has hopefully described the site as, “a gateway for fans of Matador (new and old) to explore the label’s archive,” but also, it’s a great way for staffs of other companies to take their eye off the ball while browsing our salute to, well, ourselves.

It’s not that Matador’s founder and co-owners have no appreciation for music history. It isn’t that we’re allergic to nostalgia. It isn’t even that we’re so obsessed with the future and/or prefer to judged on the merits of stuff that’s happening right now.

No, the sad truth of the matter is that we’ve done so much damage to our hearing and brains, that we simply don’t remember important events in Matador lore. Like you, we require assistance. Think I’m kidding? What other label of this stature would totally ignore it’s own 25th Anniversary and all the accompanying cash grab / self-congratulatory opportunities?

That’s exactly the sort of monumental gaffe that wouldn’t have gone down had we taken the time to properly chronicle Matador’s story in WEBSITE/CALENDAR FORM. 27 years in, we’re finally getting shit right. Please enjoy (and keep in mind everything we’re doing right now is 1000% better)

To coincide with the launch of this nearly 3 decades-in-the-making-website, we’re dragging our absurdist 1997 edutainment spectacular, “What’s Up Matador” out of the VHS catacombs and uploading it to YouTube. Hosted by NYC TV fixture, 4-time Emmy winner and “Morton Downey Jr. Show” executive producer Bill Boggs and directed by Chavez’ Clay Tarver, the film attempts to explain the inner workings of a lower Manhattan independent record label to an audience of small children (and thank fucking god none of their parents sued us). With special appearances by luminaries including Jon Spencer, Ira Kaplan, Liz Phair and Patrick Amory amongst others, “What’s Up Matador” is probably the most accurate document of that particular moment in the music business, surpassed only by CBS’ short-lived “Love Monkey” the Andrew Dice Clay star vehicle, “HITZ”.

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Savages – New North America Dates

January 25th, 2016 at 11:30 am by Gerard


(photos : TIM)

Days after the release of ‘Adore Life’, Savages have confirmed additional US and Canadian dates (highlighted in bold below). The new shows go on sale this coming Friday (January 29) at 10am local times, with presales commencing this Wednesday.

Savages 2016 tour :

February 18 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February 19 – Junction, Cambridge, UK
February 21 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
February 22 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February 23 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February 27 – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February 28 – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March 2 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March 3 – Luxor, Cologne, Germany
March 5 - Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March 6 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March 7 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 9 – Knust, Hamburg, Germany
March 10 – Berghain, Berlin, Germany SOLD OUT
March 11 – Strom, Munich, Germany
March 13 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March 15 – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March 16 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 17 – Roundhouse, London, UK
March 27 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March 28 - Irving Plaza, New York NY
March 29 – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March 31 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April 1 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April 2 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April 4 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April 5 – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April 7 – Metro, Chicago IL
April 8 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April 9 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April 11 – Trees, Dallas TX
April 12 – Emo’s, Austin TX

April 14 – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ

April 15 – Coachella, Indio, CA

April 18 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
April 19 – The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

April 20 – Fox Theater, Pomona, CA (with Death Grips)
 

April 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA

April 24 – Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, MX 

May, 14 – Exit In, Nashville, TN
May, 15 – Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH

May, 17 – Mr Small’s Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

May, 18 – Grog Shop Cleveland, OH

May, 20 - High Noon Saloon, Madison WI

May, 21 – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

May, 22 – WECC, Winnipeg, Canada
May, 24 – Commonwealth Bar & Stage, Calgary Canada
May, 25 - Starlite Room, Edmonton, Canada
May, 27 – Imperial Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
May, 28 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR 

June 1-5 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ESP
June 29-July 2, Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following “

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming

Savages online :
Savagesband.com
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CEREMONY ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR

January 25th, 2016 at 9:03 am by Rian

Bright and early this morning (Sydney time) Ceremony announced a round of Australian tour dates for this coming March. Tickets on sale Friday. The GREAT poster shown above was designed by Matthew Bellosi. Full details below:

Saturday, March 19th – The Brightside, Brisbane
Sunday, March 20th – Red Rattler, Sydney (LIC / AA)
Tuesday, March 22nd – Rad Bar, Wollongong
Thursday, March 24th – Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday, March 26th – Enigma Bar, Adelaide

The L-Shaped Man Buy Links:
Matador Store: http://smarturl.it/LShapedMan_LP
Ceremony Store: http://smarturl.it/CeremonyMerch
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/LShapedMan
Amazon MP3: http://smarturl.it/L_Shaped_Man
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/LShapedMan_gb

Socials:
Ceremony Website: http://ceremonyhc.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ceremony
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ceremony
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ceremony/

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HÆLOS’ WEST COAST TOUR COMMENCES TONIGHT

January 22nd, 2016 at 2:18 pm by Rian

We announced HÆLOS debut album Full Circle earlier this month and tonight the band are about to embark on a different kind of debut – their first show in North America. Those not on the west coast will have to wait a little longer to see the band live, but we assure you that many more tour dates will be announced soon.

The band will documenting the tour on our Instagram account. If you’re interested in following (and how could you not) click here.

US TOUR DATES
January 22 San Francisco CA Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
January 27 Seattle WA – Sunset Tavern
March 15-20, Austin TX South By Southwest (details to come)
March 29 New York NY Mercury Lounge
March 30 Brooklyn NY , Baby’s Alright
April 15 Indio CA, Coachella
April 22 Indio CA, Coachella

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Savages – ‘Adore Life’ Out Today, Contest Winner Announced, Elton John Says Something

January 22nd, 2016 at 11:36 am by Rian

It seems like only yesterday when we announced the upcoming album from Savages, Adore Life.  In case you’re wondering it was October 21st.  Since then, the band have: played shows big and small around the world, put out two videos (“The Answer” and “Adore”) and as of earlier this week – performed songs from the new album on television. Oh, and in case you missed it – a fellow Jimmy Kimmel guest this week, Elton John, proclaimed that he thinks Savages are… Well you have to watch the clip to find out.

Adore Life is out today and can be purchased and/or consumed by any of the following retailers:

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest to fly to London to see the band play London’s 100 Club next week. The winner is Paige Emery and you can follow her journey starting on Monday on our Instagram & Twitter accounts.

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VIDEO : Savages – “The Answer” and “Adore”, from Wednesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

January 21st, 2016 at 12:22 pm by Gerard

We’re a day away from the official release of Savages’ wildly acclaimed 2nd album, ‘Adore Life’, and last night the band performed “The Answer” and “Adore Life” for ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. Though the latter performance wasn’t shown in full on the broadcast, incredibly cool modern persons like yourself have already seen it on your smartphones during this morning’s jetpack commute. That said, we’re sure you’d like to watch both again, free of distractions.

“The Answer”

“Adore”

Savages 2016 tour :

January 26 – 100 Club, London UK (sold out)

February 18 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February 19 – Junction, Cambridge, UK
February 21 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
February 22 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February 23 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February 27 – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February 28 – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March 2 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March 5 - Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March 6 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March 7 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 13 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March 15 – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March 16 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 17 – Roundhouse, London, UK
March 27 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March 28 - Irving Plaza, New York NY
March 29 – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March 31 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April 1 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April 2 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April 4 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April 5 – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April 7 – Metro, Chicago IL
April 8 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April 9 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April 11 – Trees, Dallas TX
April 12 – Emo’s, Austin TX

April 15 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April 24 – Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, MX
June 1-5 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ESP

preorder ‘ Adore Life’ from the following with “Adore”, “T.I.W.Y.G.” and “The Answer” available instantly

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming

Savages online :
Savagesband.com
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PRIMAVERA SOUND 2016 BARCELONA: ALGIERS, CAR SEAT HEADREST, SAVAGES & STEVE GUNN ANNOUNCED

January 21st, 2016 at 6:59 am by Blue

Algiers, Car Seat Headrest, Savages and Steve Gunn are all joining this incredible line up in Barcelona for Primavera festival this year, June 1st – June 5th. More info regarding specific days and stage times to come.

“Primavera Sound reveals the line-up for its forthcoming edition. The programme of events will take place mainly in the Parc del Fòrum of Barcelona from Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th June and will be complemented by a large number of concerts in various sites in the Raval neighbourhood, which means that music will be on offer for the whole week. More than 150 bands and artists that will dazzle audiences and complete the outstanding offer with a multitude of genres in which there will be something for everyone.”

More details / tickets: http://www.primaverasound.es

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Kurt Vile Spring U.S. Dates

January 20th, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Gerard

(photo by Stephen / Rag And Bone Photography)

The following Kurt Vile dates were announced today with the requisite ticket links / on-sale times found below. DON’T DAWDLE. Don’t even make us use that word ever again.

Thursday, March 31 Buffalo Asbury Hall Friday noon EST
Friday, April 1 Cleveland Heights Grog Shop Friday noon EST
Saturday, April 2 Columbus Newport Music Hall Friday 10am EST
Sunday, April 3 Bloomington The Bluebird Friday 10am EST
Tuesday, April 5 Milwaukee Pabst Theater Friday 12pm CST
Wednesday, April 6 Champaign The Accord Friday 12pm CST
Friday, April 8 Lawrence The Granada Friday 12pm CST
Saturday, April 9 Omaha The Waiting Room Friday 12pm CST
Monday, April 11 Columbia The Blue Note Friday 10am CST
Tuesday, April 12 Tulsa Cain’s Ballroom Friday 10am CST
Thursday, April 14 Houston House of Blues Friday 10am CST
Friday, April 15 Austin Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre Friday 10am CST
Saturday, April 16 Dallas Granada Theater Friday 10am CST
Sunday, April 17 New Orleans, Republic New Orleans Friday 11am CST

previously announced dates :

Wednesday, February 17 – College Street, New Haven CT
Thursday, February 18 – Pearl Street, Northampton MA
Friday, February 19 – Higher Ground, Burlington VT
Saturday, February 20 – Corona Theatre, Montreal, QUE
Sunday, February 21 - The Haunt, Ithaca NY
Monday, February 22 – Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh PA
Wednesday, February 24 – Headliners, Louisville TN
Thursday, February 25 – Exit In, Nashville TN
Friday, February 26 – Orange Peel, Asheville NC
Saturday, February 27 – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA
Sunday, February 28 - Saturn, Birmingham AL
Monday, February 29 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS
Wednesday, March 2 – Bijou Theatre, Knoxville TN
Thursday, March 3 – Cats Cradle, Carrboro NC
Friday, March 4 – Ottobar, Baltimore MD
Tuesday, March 8 Paris, France – Alhambra
Wednesday, March 9 Ghent, Belgium – Handelsbeurs
Thursday, March 10 London, UK – Roundhouse
Friday, March 11 Brighton, UK – All Saint’s Church
Saturday, March 12 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
Sunday, March 13 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
April 5-10 Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Festival
Friday, May 20 – Sunday May 22 – Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores
Saturday, May 28 Burnaby BC Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park (with Alabama Shakes)
May 27-30 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival

June 9-12 Manchester TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Xylouris White supporting 2/17-28
Spacin’ supporting 2/28-3/4

 

(video courtesy VPRO)

order ‘b’lieve I’m going down’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

Kurt Vile online :

WEBSITE – http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
TUMBLR (NEW) – http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

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STREAM: HÆLOS Soak remix

January 19th, 2016 at 11:20 am by Blue

 

Listen to Hælos edit of Soak’s “B a noBody” below:

The band release their Matador debut album Full Circle on March 18th of this year.

Preorder ‘Full Circle’ from the following :

The Matador Store
iTunes: (“Oracle” ,”Pray”, “Earth Not Above” and “Dust” all available instantly)
Amazon
Google

HÆLOS live

January 22 San Francisco CA Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
January 26 Los Angeles CA The Roxy
January 27 Seattle WA – Sunset Tavern
March 15-20, Austin TX South By Southwest
March 29 New York NY  Mercury Lounge
March 30 Brooklyn NY , Baby’s Alright
April 15 Indio CA, Coachella
April 22 Indio CA, Coachella

HÆLOS online:

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BBC 6 Music Festival announcement: SAVAGES & KURT VILE

January 19th, 2016 at 9:01 am by Blue

b’lieve i’m goin down to Bristol with someone you ADORE to see Savages and Kurt Vile on Valentine’s weekend…

The 6 Music Festival will take place in various venues around Bristol from Friday 12 – Sunday 14 February.

Stage and dates below:

Savages: Friday 12th Feb @ Motion (Main room)
Kurt Vile: Sunday 14th Feb @ Motion (Room 2)

More details and info for tickets here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eq6c8g

Savages are currently counting down the last few days until the release of their second album Adore Life, which is out this Friday 22nd January. It can be purchased online from the following (or ideally go to your nearest independent record store).

Matador Store- http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_lp
Amazon http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_a
iTunes http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelifei
Google Play http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_gp

Kurt Vile’s b’lieve i’m goin down is out NOW.

The Matador Store
UK orders
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

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Majical Cloudz – New DIgital EP, ‘Wait & See’, Tour Commences Tonight

January 15th, 2016 at 10:42 am by Gerard

(photo by Rocco Avalone)

‘Wait & See’, a new, 5-song digital EP from Majical Cloudz is available today via your favorite download and streaming services. Devon Welsh’s thoughts on the subject can be found after the links below :

Spotify
iTunes
Amazon

Hi,
We put together this “EP” of songs that we recorded when we were working on “Are You Alone?”, but which didn’t fit on that album for one reason or another. They aren’t more recent than the songs on AYA — they date from different periods of time, one of them is among the earliest songs written for AYA and others are more recent. Despite the fact that it’s a collection of songs that didn’t make the record, I think there is a feeling that links them all together (which is maybe why they didn’t fit on AYA). We hope you enjoy these songs!

We are going on tour in North America and then in Australia in January and February. These are the only dates we have planned right now, so if you want to see us, definitely try to come out to one of these shows. I know some of them are sold out. We tried to move the show into bigger venues where we could (and we did in Vancouver) but in some cases we couldn’t make it happen. So sorry if the show is sold out and you wanted to come.

She-Devils are going to be supporting us on all our shows in North America, which is really exciting. They are really good, so if you’re coming to the shows make sure to come early enough to see them.

It will be our first time in Australia, and it’s difficult to imagine the next time I will be back there (through music or not) so if you’re in Australia and are into our band, this is the time to see us!
Okay!

Friday, January 15 – The Garrison, Toronto ON (sold out)*
Saturday, January 16 – UFO Factory, Detroit MI *
Monday, January 18 – Schubas, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)*
Tuesday, January 19 – Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY *
Friday, January 22 – Cobalt, Vancouver BC*
Saturday, January 23 – Barboza, Seattle WA*
Sunday, January 24 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR*
Tuesday, January 25- The Chapel, San Francisco CA *
Friday, January 29 – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles CA *
2/5/16 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Adelaide SA, Australia
Saturday, February, 6 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Brisbane QLD, Australia
Sunday, February, 7 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney NSW, Australia
Monday, February, 8 – Newtown Social Club, Newtown NSW, Australia
Thursday, February, 11 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Friday, February, 12 – The Toff, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Saturday, February, 13 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Footscray VIC, Australia
Sunday, February, 14 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Fremantle WA, Australia
Thursday, March, 10 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC, Canada

(* – support from She-Devils)

Order ‘Are You Alone?’ from The Matador Store, iTunes or Amazon.

Majical Cloudz online :
official site
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Soundcloud

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WIN A TRIP TO SEE SAVAGES IN LONDON ON JANUARY 26TH

January 13th, 2016 at 1:17 pm by Rian

Calling all US-based Savages fans:

Want to see the band play an 8AM gig at London’s the 100 Club on January 26th? Enter to win a trip for two to document your experience as a visual and editorial correspondent, taking over the Matador Records Instagram & Twitter for the day. So many once in a lifetime opportunities here people…

Enter contest here: http://savagesband.com/spotify

‘Adore Life’
Matador Store- http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_lp
Amazon http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_a
iTunes http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelifei
Google Play http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_gp
Streaming link http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_s

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Coming March 18 : HÆLOS – ‘Full Circle’

January 12th, 2016 at 10:34 am by The Management

(photo by Jesse Jenkins)

“Oracle”

On March 18, Matador will be releasing the long-awaited debut album from London trio HÆLOS, ‘Full Circle’. Preorder details can be found below.

Every generation has their own version of the blues, music that captures a sense of melancholia and provides a sonic reflecting pool for young lovers, old souls, and the eternally heartbroken. For their darkly shaded and radiant debut album Full Circle, HAELOS have found their blues where others go to find pure, uncut joy: the dancefloor. 

The London trio’s version of a night out is a million miles away from mirror balls and sweaty bodies, their rippling electronic pop conjuring the exhilarating privacy of a cavernous club’s dark pockets and the introspective comedowns that accompany rainy 5 a.m. cab rides.  ”It’s the music you put on after the club,” Lotti Benardout, who shares vocal duties with her other bandmates, states. ”You can still feel that energy and euphoria, but it might bring you back to reflect on certain moments or memories.” 

The three bandmates decided to collaborate having been working on separate projects. Arthur Delaney and Dom Goldsmith had been working on material under the working title of HÆLOS; Lotti had been writing with Dom who was producing an EP for her at the time. The nocturnal, throbbing “Dust” was the first finished work to come from the trio’s newly formed union; over the course of the following year, the rest of Full Circle’s shadowy sounds came together. “When you don’t know people that well, you can look back at things and retell your story,” Benardout speaks on HAELOS’ ability to mature from relative strangers into a cohesive musical unit. “It’s new again. There’s something quite cathartic about it.” 
 
Catharsis is, indeed, the name of Full Circle’s game, an embodiment of a sound that has been referred to as “dark euphoria”. Throughout the album, HÆLOS reconstruct the firmament of dance sounds past and present to construct an exquisitely elegiac mood that retains a sense of presence as it conveys the pain of emotional distance. Every moment of uneasy reflection is matched by quiet explosions—Delaney’s forceful shouts over yo-yo synths on Full Circle’s title track, Benardout’s layered pleas over Goldsmith’s cascading drum breaks on “Pray,” and the soaring “Separate Lives,” which hollows out drum’n'bass’ propulsive patter to form an atmosphere that’s as gently disruptive as it is emotionally nourishing. Throughout the album’s loudest and most peaceful moments alike, Full Circle retains a pristine intimacy thanks to Goldsmith’s keen ear for behind-the-boards magic; his touch gives the album a hermetic feel that stays with you long after it ends. 

We’re living in a time where the struggle to make human connections is hampered by our inability to unplug, and so Full Circle is a glorious, gorgeous contradiction of sorts: emotional pop that perfectly captures ageless emotional conundrums, featuring music that could only be made in the present day. ”We all have a shared human experience,” opines Delaney, HAELOS’ main lyrical contributor. “As much as we try to run away from feelings with all the distractions around us, they always follow us around. They’re a constant thing that unites us all.” And so Full Circle is the sound of three individuals finding common ground, for themselves and for anyone who’s ever believed that it’s impossible to move your body without listening to your own heart.

TRACKLISTING:
01. Intro/Spectrum
02. Pray
03. Dust
04. Full Circle
05. Earth Not Above
06. Oracle
07. Alone
08. Separate Lives
09. Sacred
10. Cloud Nine
11. Pale

Preorder ‘Full Circle’ from the following :

The Matador Store
iTunes: (“Oracle” ,”Pray”, “Earth Not Above” and “Dust” all available instantly)
Amazon
Google

HÆLOS live

January 15 – Gronigen NE, Eurosonic Festival
January 22 San Francisco CA Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
January 26 Los Angeles CA The Roxy
January 27 Seattle WA – Sunset Tavern
March 15-20, Austin TX South By Southwest
March 29 New York NY Mercury Lounge
March 30 Brooklyn NY , Baby’s Alright
April 15 Indio CA, Coachella
April 22 Indio CA, Coachella

HÆLOS online :

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Soundcloud

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Car Seat Headrest : West Coast North American Dates In January

January 8th, 2016 at 10:53 am by Gerard

(video courtesy KEXP)

Prior to a bunch of previously announced European dates in February, Car Seat Headrest kick off a run up and down the western side of North America starting with Saturday’s sold out show at Seattle’s Sunset Tavern. Dates and ticket links below :

North America :

Saturday, January 9 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA SOLD OUT
Monday, January 11 – The Bartlett, Spokane WA
Tuesday, January 12 – The Wild Buffalo, Bellingham WA
Wednesday, January 13 Neurolux, Boise, ID
Thursday, January 14 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, January 15 – Hi Dive, Denver CO
Sunday, January 17 – Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Monday, January 18 – The Casbah, San Diego CA
Tuesday, January 19 – Bootleg Bar, Los Angeles CA
Wednesday, January 20 – The Independent, San Francisco CA
Thursday, January 22 – Sam’s Bond’s Garage, Eugene OR
Friday, January 23 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Sunday, January 24 – The Colbalt, Vancouver BC, Canada

UK/EUROPE TOUR DATES:

Thursday February 18: ACUD, Berlin (D) TICKETS
Friday February 19: Ideal Bar, Copenhagen (DK) TICKETS
Saturday February 20: Aalhaus, Hamburg (D) TICKETS
Sunday February 21: Botanique, Brussels (B) TICKETS
Tuesday February 23: Dalston Victoria, London (UK) TICKETS
Wednesday February 24: La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris (F) TICKETS
Thursday February 25: La Route du Rock Winter, Rennes (F) TICKETS
Friday February 26: Festival Generig @ Zone Art, Besançon (F) TICKETS
Saturday February 27: La Malterie, Lille (F) TICKETS
Sunday February 28: Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) 7pm show* TICKETS

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VIDEO : Savages – “Adore”

January 6th, 2016 at 10:00 am by Gerard

Two weeks away from the release of Savages’ hotly anticipated 2nd album, ‘Adore Life’, the band present a stunning video for “Adore”, directed by Anders Malmberg (with lighting and concept design by Tobias Rylander). Savages’ initial run of 2016 worldwide dates are updated below with the addition of a rather prominent spot on Friday bill for both weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

2016 tour :

January 26 – 100 Club, London UK (sold out)

February 18 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February 19 – Junction, Cambridge, UK
February 21 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
February 22 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February 23 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February 27 – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February 28 – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March 2 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March 5 - Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March 6 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March 7 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 13 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March 15 – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March 16 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 17 – Roundhouse, London, UK
March 27 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March 28 - Irving Plaza, New York NY
March 29 – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March 31 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April 1 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April 2 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April 4 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April 5 – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April 7 – Metro, Chicago IL
April 8 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April 9 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April 11 – Trees, Dallas TX
April 12 – Emo’s, Austin TX

April, 15 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April, 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April, 24 – Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, MX

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CAR SEAT HEADREST UK/EU TOUR DATES 2016

December 16th, 2015 at 12:21 pm by Blue

Will Toledo will be gracing Europe with his presence for the second time EVER in February next year. See dates and ticket links below:

Thursday February 18: ACUD, Berlin (D) TICKETS
Friday February 19: Ideal Bar, Copenhagen (DK) TICKETS
Saturday February 20: Aalhaus, Hamburg (D) TICKETS
Sunday February 21: Botanique, Brussels (B) TICKETS
Tuesday February 23: Dalston Victoria, London (UK) TICKETS
Wednesday February 24: La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris (F) TICKETS
Thursday February 25: La Route du Rock Winter, Rennes (F) TICKETS
Friday February 26: Festival Generig @ Zone Art, Besançon (F) TICKETS
Saturday February 27: La Malterie, Lille (F) TICKETS
Sunday February 28: Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) 7pm show* TICKETS
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Our Annual Orgy of Self-Congratulation, Grandstanding & Overconsumption : Matador Artists & Staff Select Their 2015 Favorites

December 15th, 2015 at 11:54 am by Gerard

(above : 2nd annual Tidal board of directors meetings addresses burning issue #1 : failure to manipulate Matablog Year-End results. Guy in the helmet has a solution but nobody can hear him thru that thing)

Around this time every year, your long-suffering dedicated very good-looking 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 cronies. 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. In more recent times, however, people can’t wait to tell you everything. Too much, in fact. Why should the blitzkrieg of oversharing be limited to social media when we still have a label blog that attracts nearly a dozen 3 readers a week?

For some historical perspective, here’s last year’s selections. Questions or comments about our predictable tastes and/or inexplicable omissions are welcome (but probably not appreciated). And without further ado, let the coronations of Kendrick Lamar, Dick DIver and “The Leftovers” begin :

Erika M. Anderson, EMA

EMA 2015 TOPS

Fostering a kitten with a huge bolt coming out of his leg to fix a broken bone. He looked super cyberpunk and his name was Warboy.

Fronting a cover band for my dad’s 60th birthday party and having my mom sing back up.

Doing Virtual Reality / hybrid musical performances at both the Barbican and PS1 MoMA.
Performing at the New Museum as part of Deep Lab.
Interviewing William Gibson.
Getting really stoned on legal weed and watching “Green Inferno” followed by a “Best Of Leprechaun” montage on YouTube.

Books —
“In Preparation For The Next Life” by Atticus Lish
“White Girls” by Hilton Als

Music —
Force Publique — “Bloom”
Nicki Minaj — “Pinkprint”

Film—
Heaven Knows What
Green Inferno

TV –
South Park Season 19

Anthony Anzaldo
, Ceremony

5 Records
-Tony Molina bedroom demos
-Best Coast – California Nights
-The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

-Loma Prieta – Self Portrait
-Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor

5 Shows
-Lights Out, September 25 at The Metro Oakland, CA
-Culture Club, July 25 at The Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA
-Noel Gallagher, May 18 Warfield SF, CA
-Jesus And Mary Chain, May 16 Warfield SF, CA
-The Chameleons, September 21 at The Elbow Room SF, CA

Jehnny Beth, Savages

Best record : Kendrick Lamar – To pimp a butterfly
Best film: Mommy with Anna Dorval by Xavier Dolan
Best exhibition: ‘Recording In progress’ PJ Harvey at Somerset House recording her new album in front of an audience
Best TV series: Veep (with Julia Louis-Dreyfus on HBO)
Best cartoon: The Regular Show on Cartoon Network

Best book: I’ll never write my memories by Grace Jones
Best gig: Nick Cave and the bad Seeds in Paris, Le Grand Rex
Best radio show: The Alligator hour by Joshua Homme on Beat 1
Best Jewel maker: Jennifer Tull Westberg
Best clothes designer: Minimarket (Swedish brand)
Best shoe maker: KMB (handmade in Spain)
Best moment: learning to ride a motorcycle!

Ross Farrar, Ceremony

Radical Opening Bands of Tour
1) Perverts Again: Cleveland. Yes, so good. The front man had a really cool marching thing he was doing throughout the set, and the music was simple, primitive and catchy–sort of reminded me of The UV Race–most interesting / radical band of tour.
2) Night Club: Atlanta. I loved this band, very lonely sounding, very sparse, very dark. For lovers of Slint.
3) Perverted Justice: Montreal. This band tripped me out in a very good way. Old and new friends were formed that night. I’ve never seen anything like their setup. Five people formed a horizontal line behind Josie, lead vocalist. Starting from far right: Christine on vocals and synth, an electronic drummer next to her, another synth player next to him, and another dude next to him, but I forget what he played exactly. Each of them looked different. Cartoons playing instruments. They also covered GG–Don’t Talk to Me. Fantastic.
4) Mushmind: Tampa. Chaotic at times, but also a bit funky. Time Square was said to be a scary, grimy place in the 70′s. This music could be an interesting soundtrack to that time in history. For more inquiry look for the track “Substance Control.”
5) Brother Beast: NC. Vengeance against society. They are putting out a record called “Pregnant God” which I believe will be their last. Phenomenal drumming. Watch out.

6) Olivia Neutron-John: DC. Whoa. Beautiful music that conjured the new wave, the groove wave, the darker waves and the water waves all together–forming a synthetic punk version of rainbow light.
7) False Punk: Orlando. Rippers who are ripe on the scene, filled with angst, and look cool on stage. A lot of punks don’t think about how they look on stage, and that’s cool, but these guys look good. Members of Gross, who also played the show, and who also played with us the previous year. Good dudes, good tunes.
8 ) Triage: Toronto. This band really ripped. Female fronted thrash punk metal. The kind of shit you listen to driving fast through the night in New Jersey, flashing by nuclear waste dumps where Toxic Avenger was inspired.
9) VCR: Toronto. Second band in Toronto. Danger House vibes. Young kids with bad attitudes who like to play fast and freaky. Greg from S.H.I.T put out their EP, and had some funny shit to say. The singer and I spoke a bit while doing merch. Two quotes: “We’re playing with Sheer Mag soon” which he was very excited about, and “We played this show to get money for tour.” Best quote of tour yet so far.
10) Hide: Chicago. Extremely powerful Goth beautification. The sound was huge. The people were huger.

Samuel Fogarino, Interpol

Live:
Robert Plant – Lollapalooza, Buenos Aires
Robert Plant/Jack White – The Lemon Song – Lollapalooza, Buenos Aires
Shellac – Primavera, Barcelona
Run The Jewels – NME Awards, London
Failure – Irving Plaza, NYC
Swervedriver – The 40 Watt, Athens, GA

*Sparks/Franz Ferdinand – At some festival somewhere in Italy
*Cypress Hill – At some festival somewhere in South America
Health – They opened for Interpol on a US leg of the El Pintor tour, and destroyed it nightly.
*Sleaford Mods – At some festival in the UK or EU….
*The lines that divide and define have long since faded. I could simply reference the many tour books or the webnet for specific dates/places, but so could you.
Random:
Daniel Kessler’s Milan: A Night Of Food & Drink
Interpol’s live configuration hit the streets of Milan for drinks, dinner, dessert, at DK’s fav haunts. I may possess the Italian surname, but Kessler will always be the Don of Milan in our camp.
Film:
Creep
Cruel And Unusual
Goodnight Mommy

Thurston Moore

1. Boredoms epic colour-coordinated drum circle of program Barbican London
2. Deb Googe & Aaron Dilloway duo noise gig at Hanson Records, Oberlin Ohio
3. The acknowledgement of transgender roles in society via bathroom signage, runway models, political prisoners et al. Cheers Chelsea Manning, Rhyannon Styles….

4. Sun Ra ephemera exhibit curated by John Corbett at contemporary art museum Nottingham UK.
5. Sonic City Festival in Belgium same week as Paris attacks (whilst other gigs were cancelled and promoters were “re-thinking” an appropriate evening out during this crises;) Sonic City festival maintained calm and celebrated free jazz/first-thought-best-thought/understanding with an unsurpassed and universal line-up of musicians from around the globe coming together for the solace that comes natural to this Independent music scene.
6. Final full year of US President Obama, savouring the last moments of clarity from the anti-gun, pro-socialised medicine Grammy Award winning Prez and fingers crossed for the future of his policies staying in place.

7. Blek Metal fest in Bergen Norway with a focus on legends and newcomers alike along with tattoo impresarios and an exhibit of Gaahl’s strange-mind paintings.
8. I wasn’t there, but I heard it and felt it: Hong Kong student protesters all over social media. Go, you beauties!
9. Tour in New Zealand & OZ this month, with unforgettable visits to Māori dances and the rest a new collection of recordings of Aboriginal music. Listening to the soul of both of these nations and their respect to the Land. Also seeing their hemisphere of stars at the Meredith Festival in rural Victoria I realise how small we all are in this vast universe.
10. Duo with Jack Callahan at Shredded Fleshtival 2015. Noise never lies/dies.

Bill Nace, Body/Head, Open Mouth Records

Jake Meginsky Vandals LP (open mouth records) Halloween Dj set and live at Pencil Factory Northampton MA
Coathangers @ Sled Island Fest
Gashrat live @ Elevens Florence MA
Myriam Gendron and Ruth Garbus live @ Montague Bookmill Montague MA
Fountainsun LP on Gnome Life
David Rees paper airplane making workshop with James Tenney blasting in background MassMoca North Adams MA
NAS performing Illmatic at Sugar Mountain Festival Melbourne Australia

Xylouris White Melbourne Australia
Laying eyes on all of the original art/pages for Charles Burns Black Hole
Gwen Welliver “What a Horse” at La MaMa
Ksiezyc LP Reissue on Penultimate Press
Silk Purse live @ Max Fish

Bob Nastanovich, Pavement

I had a quiet year and didn’t get around as I probably should have done But, Des Moines is happening and I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the following excellent things:

(Not in any particular order)
1. Schwervon! –Great Kansas City two piece rock band.

2. Shovels and Rope –Great Charleston, SC two piece rock band.
3. The Local Pig and Pigwich–Top butcher shop/sandwich builders in KC.
4. Easy Fruit
5. Karen Meat and The Computer
6. Ramona and The Slimdudes
7. Odd Pets
8. Tires
(.4 through .8 –Good tuneage that the cool kids of Des Moines are churning out.)
9. The Other Brothers
10. Dosh –Moniker employed by Minnesota’s Martin Dosh for his mesmerizing one man act.
(EDITOR’S NOTE : Mr. Nastanovich is available for DJ bookings)

Andy Nelson, Ceremony

Albums
Dawn Of Humans – Slurping At The Cosmos Spine
Dick Diver – Melbourne, Florida
Floating Points – Elaenia
Future – 56 Nights
Lower Dens – Escape From Evil

L.O.T.I.O.N. – Digital Control And Man’s Obsolescence
Max Richter – SLEEP
The Necks – Vertigo
Sneaks – Gymnastics
William Basinski – Cascade

Singles
C.C.T.V. – self-titled
Galcher Lustwerk – Parlay
Jack J – Thirstin’
Kassem Mosse / Simone White – Three Versions
Lime Crush – self-titled
Rat Columns – Fooling Around
S.H.I.T. – Feeding Time
Sheer Mag – II
Terry – Talk About Terry
Vexx – Give And Take

Reissues
Agnostic Front – No One Rules
Family – Casete
Man Is The Bastard – The Lost M.I.T.B. Sessions
Mariah – うたかたの日々 / Utakata No Hibi
Oppenheimer Analysis – New Mexico
Rose McDowall – Cut With The Cake Knife
Shackleton – Archive Series: #1
Shinichi Atobe – Ship-Scope
Uranium Club – Human Exploration
Velvet Underground – The Complete Matrix Tapes


Carl Newman
, The New Pornographers

Albums:
Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect (+Under Color Of Official Right, belatedly)
Katie Von Schleicher – Bleaksploitation

The Butterscotch Cathedral – The Butterscotch Cathedral
Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Style
Primitive Parts – Primitive Parts
Destroyer – Poison Season
Thee Oh Sees – Mutilator Defeated At Last
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
Miguel – Wildheart
Tame Impala – Currents

TV:
With Bob And David, Difficult People, The Leftovers, Fargo, Les Revenants, The Last Man On Earth, Nathan For You, Drunk History, Silicon Valley

Books: (I know, a couple are from 2014, but close enough)

A Brief History Of Seven Killings by Marlon James
The Book Of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri

Lego:
Death Star Troopers – a budget priced Star Wars set with 4 minifigures and a bad-ass laser cannon that feels more integral and well-designed than other small builds.
Black Manta Deep Sea Strike – a sleeper set from DC Comics that has had enduring appeal in this house. 2 undersea vehicles and what seems to be Aquaman’s house (?). Don’t count out the robo-shark (exclusive to this set)! Scuba Batman a great addition to our 4 other Batmans.
Lego City Deep Sea Explorers Starter Set – Have to give some love to the unlicensed product. A great cheap ($10) entry point to a world that becomes immediately way more expensive. See what happens when the shark takes on robo-shark from Black Manta Deep Sea Strike!
Hulk Lab Smash – featuring Hulk, Falcon, Modok

Lee Tesche, Algiers

Top 5 staff 2015, in order
1. Patrick
2. Blue
3. Natalie
4. Rian
5. Lombardi
Honourable mention: Robby

Jean-Philippe Aline, Beggars France

favorite city
Paris (75011)

favorite videos

JMSN – Addicted
Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Tinashe – All hands on deck

favorite gigs
JMSN – Boule Noire
SAVAGES – La Route du Rock / La Maroquinerie
SUFJAN STEVENS – Le Grand Rex
BONNIE BANANE – Le Point FMR

favorite albums
KENDRICK LAMAR – To Pimp A Butterfly
PNL – Le Monde Chico
MADONNA – Rebel Heart
CARLA MORRISON – amor supremo
BOMBA ESTERO – amanecer
BJORK – Vulnicura
ALABAMA SHAKES – Sound & Color
LANA DEL REY – Honeymoon
LA PRIEST -Inji
JULIETA VENEGAS – Algo Sucede
SUFJAN STEVENS – Carrie & Lowell
NATALIE PRASS – Natalie Prass
IBEYI – Ibeyi
US GIRLS – Half Free

favorite restaurants
Tannat – Paris
Soon – Paris
Les Enfants Rouges – Paris
Longman & Eagle – Chicago

Dean Bein, True Panther Sounds

Albums
Abra – Roses XOXO (Awful)
Arca – Mutant (Mute)
Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars (Sub Pop)
Bing & Ruth – City Lake (RVNG, Intl.)
Björk – Vulnicura (1 Little Indian)
Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul (RCA)
D’angelo – Black Messiah (RCA)
DJ Richard – Grind (Dial)
Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside (Columbia)
Eartheater- RIP Chrysalis (Hausu Mountain Records)
Floating Points – Elaenia (Pluto)
Freddie Gibbs – Shadow of a Doubt (ESGN)
Future – DS2 (Freebands)
Jack Ü – Jack Ü (Mad Decent)
Jamie XX – In Colour (XL Recordings)
JME – Integrity (BBK)
Julia Holter – Have You in My Wilderness (Domino)
Julio Bashmore – Knockin’ Boots (Broadwalk)
JT The Goon – King Triton (Oil Gang)
Kamasi Washington – The Epic (Brainfeeder)
Kuedo – Assertion Of A Surrounding Presence (KNIVES)
Levon Vincent – Levon vincent (Novel Sound)
London O’Connor – O∆
Mariah – Utakata No Hibi (Palto Flats)
Mas Ysa- Seraph (Downtown)

M.E.S.H. – Piteous Gate (PAN)
more eaze – Accidental Prizes
Prequel Tapes – Inner Systems (R’Coupd)
Rabit – Communion (Tri Angle)
Tame Impala – Currents (Modular/Interscope)
The Internet – Ego Death (Columbia)
Various Artists Gqom Oh! The Sound of Durban Vol.1 (PAN)
Young Thug – Barter 6 (300)

Loosies/Footlongs/EPs
Dark0 – Solace (Rinse)
Elf Kid- Golden Boy EP
Galcher Lustwerk – Parlay (Lustwerk Music)
Jack J – Thirstin’ (Future Times)
Kamixlo – Demonico EP (PAN)
Kowton Glock & Roll (Whites)
Lechuga Zafiro – Aequs Nyama (Salviatek)
Nao -February 15 EP (Little Tokyo)
Nidia Minaj – Danger (Principe)
New the Pharaoh – Big Tymin
Playboi Carti – Broke Boi
Section Boyz – Lock Arff
Stormzy – everything
Tate Kobang – Bank Rolls Remix (300)

Mixtapes
Bankroll Fresh – Bankroll Fresh
Bricc Baby Shitro – Nasty Dealer
Future- 56 Nights
J HUS – The 15th Day
Lil Herb – G Herbo
Lil Simz – Age 101 : Drop 4
Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage
Wiki – Lil Me
MPA Wicced – In The Mean Time
PNL – Que La Famile
Shy Glitzy – For Trappers Only
Various Artists – N.A.A.F.I Pirata 2 (N.A.A.F.I.)
Young M.A. – Sleepwalkin’
Young Thug – Slime Season

Adam Bohl, Matador Direct

As is becoming tradition, i’ve waited until the last minute to try to assemble my year end list. Instead of looking back at the whole year i’ve decided i’ll just look at the records covering my desk. Here are a few i’ve happened to enjoy playing over the last few weeks.

Peacers – S/T
Jeffrey Cowell – Lucky Strikes And Liquid Gold
Shannon And The Clams – Gone by Dawn
Kelley Stoltz – In Triangle Time
The Intelligence – Future Vintage
Fuzz – II
Ork Records boxset

To make up for my half-assed list I would like to bless everyone with this amazing jam I recently discovered on Youtube. You’re welcome.

Stephen Burhans, Matador Direct

New Releases:
1. Dean McPhee – Fatima’s Hand LP (Hood Faire)
2. Ultimate Painting – Green Lanes LP (Trouble In Mind)
3. Meg Baird – Don’t Weigh Down The Light LP (Drag City)

4. Daniel Bachman – River LP (Three Lobed)
5. Masami Kawaguchi – The Mad Guitar LP (Black Petal)
6. Mdou Moctar – Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai O.S.T. LP (Sahel Sounds)
7. Flying Saucer Attack – Instrumentals 2015 2xLP (Drag City)
8. Dick Diver – Melbourne, Florida LP (Trouble In Mind)
9. The Mantles – All Odds End LP (Slumberland)
Three way tie for 10th place. Obnox – Boogalou Reed LP (12XU)
Obnox – Know America LP
(Never/Ever)
Obnox – Wiglet LP (Ever/Never)

Reissues:
1. Clay Allison – Live At The Electric Banana LP (Boot) *This may have
been a 2014 release
2. Dredd Foole – In Quest Of Tense LP (Feeding Tube)
3. David Westlake – Play Dusty For Me LP (Captured Tracks)
4. Daniel Bachman – Miscellaneous Ephemera and Other Bullshit LP (Feeding Tube)
5. Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments – Straight To Video LP (Straight To Video)
6. Les Rallizes Dénudés – Live! ’77 2xLP (Victory UK) *No relation to
the Chicago label
7. Tommy McCook – The Sannic Sounds of Tommy McCook LP (Dub Store Japan)
8. Dusty Rhodes – Dusty On The Stick CS (American Dream Tapes)
9. Lilys – Eccsame The Photon Band LP (Frontier)
10. Ork Records 4xLP Box (Numero)

Steve Cross, Remote Control

20 Things I Enjoyed This Year
Angharad Drake – Majesty

The Apartments – No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal
Bill Fay – Who Is the Sender?
Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965–1966 Collector’s Edition

Chris & Cosey – Trance
Cockney Rebel – Cavaliers
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Emmanuelle Parrenin – Maison Rose
Heroin In Tahiti – Sun and Violence
Hot Chocolate – Put Your Love In Me
Iggy Pop – Don’t Look Down
Jackson C Frank – Kimbie
James Ferraro – Skid Row

John Carpenter – Lost Themes Remixed
Known Ocean – Known Ocean
Kurt Vile – b’ieve i’m goin (deep) down…
Mbongwana Star – Kala
Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass
The Orbweavers – Poison Garden
The Paradise Motel – Aeroplanes

Rian Fossett, Matador Records

Music -

Jenny Hval – Apocalypse, Girl
Floating Points – Elaenia
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa
Fluoride – Material
Deaf Wish – Pain
Salad Boys – Metalmania
The Weather Station – Loyalty
Dungen -Allas Sak
Royal Headache – High

Movies -
Mustang, Victoria

Books -
M Train, My Struggle (Book2), 10:04

TV -

Mr. Robot, The Affair, Death Parade

Al Harmon, Beggars Group

Albums
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Jamie xx – In Colour
Adele – 25 – I bought the Target Exclusive CD with the bonus tracks. I can’t recall the last time I purchased an actual cd. So glad the Beggars’ office MACs still have a slot for cds. (no shade) Also it was the first time that I have ever been in a Target store. And get this! I play the album a lot but never listen to the bonus tracks.
Hamilton: An American Musical – Lin Manuel Miranda (and cast)

Janet Jackson – Unbreakable – Total fan bias here. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for the win again!

Individual Tracks
Missy Elliot – “WTF (Where They From)”
Kirk Franklin – “When” featuring Kim Burrell and Lalah Hathaway from Losing My Religion
Dr. Dre featuring Anderson.Paak “Animals” from Compton
Jill Scott – “Jahraymecofasola” from Woman
Lapsley – “Falling Short” from Understudy (EP)
Lianne La Havas – “Good Goodbye” from Blood

Concert
Stevie Wonder – “Songs In the Key of Life Tour” – November 24, 2015. – Amazing! Incredible! Diverse crowd of all ages jamming and singing along. And Stevie played for 4 hours and his voice is still golden.

Other random thoughts:
Wimbledon 2015. Finally made it to the All England Club. WOW! Just WOW! Bonus: Serena won (and I saw her first round match!)
Jessica Jones and Daredevil (Netflix) – Not a huge comic book fan but I am loving these Marvel Shows on Netflix.
The Wiz Live didn’t suck.
And the NY Mets made it the World Series.

Matt Harmon, Beggars Group

Destroyer – Poison Season (Merge)
Rat Columns – Fooling Around (Blackest Ever Black)
Royal Headache – High (What’s Your Rupture)M.E.S.H. – Piteous Gate (Pan)

Josh Abrams – Magnetoception (Eremite)
Byron Westbrook – Precipice (Root Strata)
Mikal Cronin – MCIII (Merge)
Dan Melchior / Russell Walker – In Durham LP (Kill Shaman Records)
Anna Caraagnano & Donato Dozzy – Sintetizzatrice (Spectrum Spools)
Helen – The Original Faces (Kranky)
Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness (Domino)
Natural Information Society & Bitchin’ Bajas – Autoimaginary Drag City)
Metabolismus und Fifty Fifty – A Circle Inside a Square Inside… (Black Sweat Records)
Ellen Fullman – The Long String Instrument (Superior Viaduct) re-issue
A Tribe Called Quest – People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (Legacy) 25th Anniversary
Sun City Girls – Torch of the Mystics (Abduction) LP reissue
Stars of the Lid – The tired sounds of… (Kranky) LP reissue

Natalie Judge, Matador Records

Top 10 Instagram accounts for 2015

1. earlboykins
2. al_english (#goodmorningbam)
3. chrissimpsonsartist
4. snoopygrams
5. gifs
6. baloublue
7. fatherjohnmisty
8. miguel
9. goatsofanarchy
10. ziggylepiggy

Blue Kirkhope, Matador Records

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2015

Travelling on a Megabus from London to Glasgow and receiving a phone call from none other than Natalie Judge offering me the role at Matador. Best Megabus journey EVER.
Visiting America for the first time – NYC for CMJ. So much fun with the most amazing people.
Meeting Henry Rollins.
Going home to Scotland for my 23rd birthday and exploring the Isle of Skye.
Drinking lots of whisky.
Discovering this video of David Bowie and Mick Jagger (extremely late to the party I know)

SHOWS OF 2015

Nick Cave @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Suicide @ The Barbican
Deerhunter @ Shepherd’s Bush
Philip Glass @ The Barbican
Le Guess Who Festival in Utrecht (best festival ever just FYI)
Built To Spill @ Bi Nuu in Berlin

ALBUMS OF 2015 (in alphabetical order)

Algiers – Algiers
Empress Of – Me
Girls Names – Arms Around a Vision
Jenny Hval – Apocalypse, girl
Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down
Marching Church – This World Is Not Enough
Miguel – Wildheart
Nils Frahm – Solo
Ought – Sun Coming Down
Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect
The Soft Moon – Deeper
Viet Cong – Viet Cong

Widowspeak – All Yours
Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

TRACKS OF 2015

David Bowie – Blackstar
Ought – Beautiful Blue Sky
Deerhunter – Snakeskin

ANIMAL(S) OF 2015

This lizard playing leaf guitar.

Sonya Kolowrat, Beggars Group

My best “stuff” of 2015
-seeing Low Cut Connie cover Harry Nilsson at SXSW
-diving deep into Harry Nilsson

Down Down The Deep River
-Seeing FKA Twigs in Sunset Park and then schooling myself about the amazing word of ball culture/finally watched Paris is Burning
-Documentary: Deli Man
-Kirin J. Callinan’s instagram
-Seeing Warpaint in Toronto and catching up with many friends, some I hadn’t seen in years
-Capri Social Club
-going back in time and seeing Billy Idol + Culture Club this year
-Tracy Helsing, Rich Roll, Mishka Shubaly – people that inspired me this year
-Prurient at Output

-Superiority Burger

Shira Knishkowy, Matador Records

albums i loved this year and listened to a lot, in no particular order, aside from being alphabetical:

beach slang – the things we do to find people who feel like us

dave rawlings machine – nashville obsolete
dungen – allas sak
floating points – elaenia
hop along – painted shut
kacey musgraves – pageant material
lower dens – escape from evil
jamie xx – in colour
jim o’rourke – simple songs
moon duo – shadow of the sun
royal headache – high
ryan adams – 1989
sleater kinney – no cities to love
sannhet – revisionist
the internet – ego death
the very best – makes a king

Charlie Masure, Beggars France

1. Romare – Projections (Ninja Tune)
2. Algiers – Algiers (Matador)
3. Ivy Lab – 20/20 (20/20 LDN)
4. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly (Top Dog Entertainment / Interscope)

5. Glenn Astro – Throwback (Tartelet Records)
6. Contact Field Orchestra – Volume 2 (Hit+Run)
7. Chassol – Big Sun (Tricatel)
8. Kahn.Commodo.Gantz – Volume 1 (Deep Medi Musik)
9. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (Rough Trade)
10. STUFF. – STUFF. (Buteo Buteo)

Emmaline McCourt
, Matador Records

Ten Eleven Great Albums of 2015
1. Royal Headache – High (What’s Your Rupture?)
2. Jamie xx – In Colour (Young Turks)
3. Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect (Hardly Art)
4. Gun Outfit – Dream All Over (Paradise of Bachelors)
5. S. Araw “Trio” XI – Gazebo Effect (Drag City)
6. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Style (Matador)
7. Black Time – Aerial Gobs of Love (Forbjudna Ljud)
8. Baba Commandant and the Mandigo Band – Juguya (Sublime Frequencies)
9. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty)
10. Thee Arcadians – We Have Come For Your Parents (Feeding Tube)
11. Personable – New Lines (Peak Oil)

Five Comically Tragic Moments of 2015
1. The Chipotle E-Coli Outbreak
2. Losing my Dick Diver pin at a Majical Cloudz show

3. The great Pitchfork record fair flood
4. Deciding to name my bowling team Dolphin Pizza Gutz
5. Doing my taxes the day my wisdom teeth were removed

Five Memorable Show Experiences of 2015

1. Road tripping to Boston to see my friends Boom Said Thunder and Ghost Box Orchestra play with Major Stars at the Middle East Upstairs
2. (Most likely) being the youngest person in attendance for Lilys at Baby’s All Right
3. Complete playing Hoogie-Boogie Land before my very eyes at Union Pool
4. Those few months I pretty much only saw Australian bands (The Cannanes, Deaf Wish, Courtney Barnett…to name only a few)
5. Running into my high school physics teacher at The Ex and Ken Vandermark show at Bell House

And finally…Top Three Moments Celebrating Other People’s Life Events in 2015

1. Being a Groomsmaid in my roommates’ wedding…

2. Watching a couple people I went to college with become priests…

3. Catching this bouquet…

Hana Mogulescu, Beggars Group

Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
Natalie Prass – S/T
Jamie xx – In Colour
#DrakeAlwaysOnBeat
D’Angelo – Black Messiah
Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?” (s/o to Matt Harmon)
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

Lower Dens – Escape From Evil
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
Christine & The Queens – “Jonathan” (feat. Perfume Genuis)
Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m going down…
Bjork – Vulnicura
Ryan Adams – 1989

Robby Morris
, Matador Records

dick diver,
floating points,
nicolas jaar,
oneohtrix point never,
ought,
royal headache,
kamasi washington,

the weather station

Angelica Pasquini, Beggars Group
Top 10 Anonymous Complaints & Questions of 2015:

10. “Ugh…. Why is the maintenance guy is always cleaning the bathroom when I have to use it?”
9. “Do you have any other kinds of candy? I don’t like this kind.”
8. “Can you stop buying this candy? I eat it too much.” (same person as #9)
7. “What should I have for lunch?” *gets a suggestion* “Mmm…No….”
6. “Ugh…Wow…This driver is an idiot. I have to walk around the corner to get to the (free) Uber.”
5. “Could you look up what kind of pen this is and order it? *hands over a pen*
4. “Where can I find an ATM?”
3. “It’s really dark above my desk. Thanks.”
2. “What is my password?”
1. “Is this PR consulting?”

Gonzalo Schiafinno, Everlasting Popstock

Albums
SEASICK STEVE – Sonic Soul Surfer
COURTNEY BARNETT – Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit
HOUNDMOUTH – Little Neon Light
ALABAMA SHAKES – Sound And Color
JIM O’ROURKE – Simple Songs
BILL FAY – Who Is The Sender
MIKAL CRONIN – MCIII
FAITH NO MORE – Sol Invictus
CHRISTOPHER OWENS – Chriss Baby Forever
RICKIE LEE JONES – The Other Side Of Desire

RYLEY WALKER – Primrose Green
MARK LANEGAN – Houston: Publishing Demos 2002
KURT VILE – B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down
JOSEPH ARTHUR – Days Of Surrender
KEITH RICHARDS – Crosseyed Heart
TEN COMMANDOS – Ten Commandos
JOSH RITTER – Sermon On The Rocks

Albums From Spain
KIKE SUAREZ Y LA DESBANDADA – Sueño A La Vista
GUADALUPE PLATA – Guadalupe Plata (2015)
CHRISTINA ROSENVIGE – Lo Nuestro
CRUDO PIMENTO – Fania Helvete

To Discover
MONOCERO – https://soundcloud.com/monocero
DOBLE CAPA

Reissues
ROLLING STONES – Sticky Fingers
MARK LANEGAN – One Way Street (Box Set)
VELVET UNDERGROUND – Loaded

BOOK

Catálogo Irracional – Ignacio Juliá (Best book ever written about Lou Reed)

Gabe Spierer, Beggars Group
These are my favorite records of 2015, in no particular order except to say that Dick Diver made (by far) my favorite record of the year:

Dick Diver – Melbourne, Florida
Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

Future – DS2
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
Dr. Dre – Compton
Mikal Cronin – MCIII

Claire Taylor, Beggars Group

Albums:

Meg Baird – Don’t Weigh Down the Light
Dungen – Allas Sak
Chris Forsyth / Koen Holtkamp – The Island
Moon Duo – Shadow of the Sun
Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
Ty Segal – Ty Rex
Ryley Walker – Primrose Green

TV:
Bloodline
BoJack Horseman
The Great British Baking Show
The Leftovers
Mr. Robot
Peaky Blinders
Show Me A Hero
Silicon Valley
Veep

Patrick Amory, Matador Records

Greatest 1980s Hardcore Songs:

10. The F.U.’s – C.E.T.A. Suckers
9. Raw Power – Don’t Let Me See It
8. The Middle Class – Out Of Vogue (even though it’s from 1979)
7. Negative FX – Might Makes Right fragment
6. Discharge – Doomsday
5. Sorry – cover of Minor Threat Filler from last show cassette

4. The Fix – No Idols
3. Angry Samoans – Steak Knife
2. SS Decontrol – Nothing Done
1. Government Issue – Blending In


Gerard Cosloy
, Matador Records

Sleaford Mods – Key Markets (Harbinger Sounds)

75 Dollar Bill – Wooden Bag (Other Music)
Golden Pelicans – Oldest Ride, Longest Line (Total Punk)
Dick Diver – Melbourne, Florida (Trouble In Mind)
Obnox – Wiglet (Ever/Never)
Life Stinks – You’ll Never Make It (S-S)
Institute – Catharsis (Sacred Bones)
Joan Shelley – Over & Even (No Quarter)
Spray Paint – Punters On A Barge (Homeless)
Ultimate Painting – Green Lanes (Trouble In Mind)
Stickmen With Ray Guns – Grave City (End Of An Ear)

Salad Boys – Metalmania (Trouble In Mind)
Video – The Entertainers (Third Man)
Thee Speaking Canaries – Platter Base Must Be Constructed of Moon Rock (Chunklet)
Scharpling & Wurster – The Best Of The Best Show (Numero)
Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect (Hardly Art)
Waxahatchee – Ivy Trip (Merge)
Destruction Unit – Negative Feedback Resistor (Sacred Bones)
The Lloyd Pack – A Tribute (Amish)
Mint Mile – In Season & Ripe (Comedy Minus One)
Icepick -Amaranh (Astral Spirits/Monofonus Press)
Power – Electric Glitter Boogie (Cool Death)

Diãt – Positive Energy (Iron Lung)
Motherfucker – Confetti (Sick Room)
Anthony Pasquarosa – Morning Meditations (Vin Du Select Qualitite)
The Barreracudas – Can Do Easy (Oops Baby)
Black Time – Aerial Gobs Of Love (Förbjudna Ljud)
V/A – We’re Loud (90′s Cassette Punk Unknowns) (Slovenly/Black Gladiator)

7″‘s

Black Panties – “Prophet Of Hate” b/w “Violence” (Total Punk)
Girls Pissing On Girls Pissing – “Nine Of Swords” b/w “Ng.” (Crane Fortune)
Savoy Motel – “Souvenir Shop Rock” b/w “Hot One” (Official Memorabilia)
Mystic Inane – “Eggs Onna Plate” 7″ (Lumpy)
Dan Melchoir & Russell Walker – “Sad Son-In-Law” b/w “I Could Sit Here Forever” (Kill Shaman)
Uranium Orchard – “Unchurched Shitheads” (Cold Vomit)

tapes

ISS – s/t (Loki)
Rik & The Pigs – s/t (Lumpy)
Homostupids – sleepy time music man tape (Outsider Tapes)

live : Flesh Eaters, Great American Music Hall, January,

Deaf Wish, Trailer Space, Austin, October
Golden Pelicans, Will’s Pub, Orlando, March,
Xylouris White, Bowery Ballroom, February
Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, over and over again, various Austin locations
Wrekmeister Harmonies, The Owl, Chicago, April
Sissy Spacek, Elk’s Lodge, Cambridge, July
Mordecai, Ace Of Cups, Columbus, July
Big Zit, Mohawk, Austin, June
Watery Love, Rickshaw Stop, SF, July
Musk, Hi Tone, Memphis, September
The Grifters, Beerland, Austin, November

big screen : “The Entertainment”, “The Overnighters”|

small screen : “Rick & Morty”, “The Leftovers”, “Nathan For You”

book : Richard Price – “The Whites” (Holt & Company)

2016 look out below dept : Lung Letters (Austin), Borzoi (Austin), Wet Ones (K.C.), Slimy Member (Dallas), Dalton Castle (Catalina Island)

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