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Available Today : DARKSIDE – ‘Psychic Live’ (DVD)

June 30th, 2015 at 11:53 am by The Management

Darkside – ‘Psychic Live’ (DVD)D

Produced by La Blogothèque in association with ARTE France & Télénantes, DARKSIDE live at Stereolux – Nantes on March 21st, 2014. Featuring 7 sprawling and unique takes on tracks from ‘Psychic’, this live DVD captures the band at the peak of touring their critically lauded debut album. The live audio was mastered by Joe Lambert. Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. 114 Minutes.

track listing :

1. Freak, Go Home
2. Paper Trails
3. The Only Shine I’ve Seen
4. Heart
5. Metatron
6. Greek Light
7. Golden Arrow

Order the DVD now from The Matador Store, or purchase ‘Psychic Live’ digitally from Quello.

(International DVD orders via the Darkside store)

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Ceremony Shares ‘The L-Shaped Man: Demo Recordings,’ Announces Tour Dates in Mexico

June 23rd, 2015 at 10:24 am by Rian

Earlier this morning Ceremony shared demos from their fifth studio album The L-Shaped Man which was released officially last month. “We never recorded demos for an album before and we wanted to showcase the journey we went on to create this album,” says Ceremony’s Anthony Anzaldo. The band are at the front end of a long line of touring this summer across North America and (announced today) Mexico.

Stream The L-Shaped Man: Demo Recordings on Spotify in the link below:

http://mata.do/1NgHWJm

North American Tour Dates:

Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^!
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^!
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^!
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Monday, June, 29 – The Space, Hamden CT &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Friday, July, 3 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC, Canada &^
Saturday, July, 4 – The Garrison, Toronto ON, Canada &^
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Friday, July, 17 – Holland Project, Reno NV ^$

^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity
! w/ Wild Honey

European dates :

Wednesday, August, 5 – Pokalen, Oslo Norway
Thursday, August, 6 – Skjul Fyra Sex, Gothenburg Sweden (Door sales only)
Saturday, August, 8 – Visions Festival, London UK
Sunday, August, 9 – Bodega, Nottingham UK
Monday, August, 10 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Tuesday, August, 11 – Broadcast, Glasgow UK
Wednesday, August, 12 – Sound Control, Manchester UK
Thursday, August, 13 – Winston, Amsterdam
Friday, August, 14 – Leperfest, Leper, Belgium
Saturday, August, 15 – Underground, Cologne, Germany
Sunday, August, 16 – Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
Monday, August, 17 – Bator, Paris, France w/ Iceage

Mexico Dates:

Thursday, September, 3 – Nomadx Fest, Hermosillo, Mexico
Friday, September, 4 – Foro Independencia – Guadalajara, Mexico
Saturday, September, 5 -Wird Fest, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Sunday, September, 6 – Foro Alicia, Mexico City, Mexico

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VIDEO : Belle and Sebastian – “Allie” and “Sukie In The Graveyard” on “Late Night With Seth Meyers”

June 23rd, 2015 at 9:54 am by Gerard

(Video courtesy NBC and “Late Night With Seth Meyers”)

Above and below respectively : from last night, Belle and Sebastian performing “Allie” and “Sukie In The Graveyard”, the former culled from ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’, the latter from ‘The Life Pursuit” and a non-broadcast web exclusive taped for Monday’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers”. Seth’s other guests were Maya Rudolph and the guy who played king-of-the-wolves on “True Blood”, which is a big step up from the time one of our bands was denied couch time in favor of “Trapper John M.D.” 2nd fiddle Gregory Harrison. We’re all moving up in the world!

ORDER ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ :
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America)
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)
Newbury Comics (limited clear vinyl edition)

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

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VIDEO: Tanlines “Palace” – Starring Natasha Lyonne, Alex Karpovsky & MORE!

June 22nd, 2015 at 4:26 pm by Rian

Earlier today Tanlines released a pretty spectacular music video for their latest single “Palace” which brings together quite the crew. Eric and Jesse are joined by Natasha Lyonne, Alex Karpovsky, Leo Fitzpatrick, Ben Sinclair and others to show the consequences of a split decision.

It will absolutely make your day better if you press play.

Highlights is available now from True Panther Sounds.

TPS: http://smarturl.it/TanlinesHighlightsLP
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TanlinesHighlights
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Tanlines_Highlights
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/TanlinesHighlights_g

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

Friday, June, 26 - Mr. Smalls, Millvale PA
Saturday, June, 27 –  Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights OH
Sunday, June, 28 - The Loving Touch, Ferndale MI
Tuesday, June, 30 – Madison Live, Covington KY
Wednesday, July, 1 - Firebird, St. Louis MO
Thursday, July, 2 - Vega, Lincoln NE
Friday, July, 3  - Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
Sunday, July, 5 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Tuesday, July, 7 - Electric Owl, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, July, 8 - Neumos, Seattle WA
Thursday, July, 9 - Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Tuesday, July, 14 - The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
Wednesday, July, 15 - Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Friday, July, 17 - Red 7, Austin TX
Saturday, July, 18 - Club Dada, Dallas TX
Sunday, July, 19 - Fitzgerald’s, Houston TX
Tuesday, July, 21 - The Earl, Atlanta GA
Wednesday, July, 22 - The Mothlight, Asheville NC
Thursday, July, 23 - U Street Music Hall, Washington DC
Friday, July, 24 - Voyeur, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, July, 25, The Sinclair, Cambridge MA

 

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GET TO KNOW TOBIAS JESSO JR: PITCHFORK DOCUMENTARY

June 22nd, 2015 at 11:10 am by Blue

Want to get to know the man behind the piano? Well, you’re in luck. Pitchfork presents to you a mini documentary directed by Jon Leone where Tobias discusses his journey in preparation for the release of his debut album ‘Goon’.

Watch below:

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Coming August 11 : Pavement – The Secret History, Vol. 1 (double LP)

June 17th, 2015 at 10:01 am by The Management

(photo courtesy The Spiral Stairs Archives)

On August 11, Matador Records will release a double LP, ‘The Secret History Vol. 1′ in North America*, the first of five compilations in a new series of Pavement rarities. The 30 tracks, 25 of which will be available on vinyl for the first time ever, are allculled from the Slanted and Enchanted era (1990-1992) (and previously available on the ‘Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe’ CD). The deluxe double LP contains essays by Stephen Malkmus and Spiral Stairs, plus essays from Matador Records, Billions Corporation, and Drag City bosses, and a gorgeous gatefold designed by Rob Carmichael (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors).

(Preorder ‘The Secret History, Vol. 1′ from the Matador Store)

(‘The Secret History, Vol. 1′ will be available in Europe via Domino)

The strangest thing about Pavement? Not that there were ever many non-strange things about Pavement? Even though they made their era’s finest rock albums, the albums only told half their story. Pavement also made some of the Nineties’ best albums that never happened. Until now.

Every proper Pavement album, from the out-of-nowhere debut Slanted and Enchanted to the summer-upper Terror Twilight, was accompanied by a flurry of slay tracks and stray slack—songs that got scattered on B-sides, EPs, compilations, radio sessions. But Pavement were too busy writing and recording great songs to worry about where to stash them, and they moved too fast to leave a tidy trail. So they left these songs off their albums. Some never got released at all.

Pavement made five proper album-as-albums: Slanted and Enchanted (1992), Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994), Wowee Zowee (1995), Brighten The Corners (1997) and Terror Twilight (1999). Each has its own sound. Each has its own legend. But each of their official albums has a shadow album—and it’s usually as strong as the album that actually did come out. It’s time for the world to hear the albums Pavement could have made, if they’d been a little less ambitious about music and a little more ambitious about the music business. If they’d been the kind of band to sweat the legacy. But if they were that kind of band, would they have written so many great songs? Much less these great songs? No.

Matador is finally releasing a series of these shadow albums. The first, naturally, is The Secret History, Vol. 1, collecting the songs that got away during the era of Slanted and Enchanted, which Stephen Malkmus, Scott Kannberg and Gary Young recorded on the cheaper-than-cheap in January 1991. The Secret History, Vol. 1 collects gems from Peel Sessions (“Kentucky Cocktail,” “Circa 1762”) and seven-inches (“Baptist Blacktick”) as well as live slop from the first European tours, with Mark Ibold and Bob Nastanovich in the fold. Some are outtakes from Slanted—imagine leaving these tunes off your first album, when as far as you know or imagine, it’s your only album. These tracks (some of which had never been rumored among Pavement freaks) came out on the 2002 Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe double CD reissue. But they’ve never been separately available as an album in their own right, and many of them have never been on vinyl before.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Sue Me Jack
2. So Stark (You’re A Skyscraper)
3. Summer Babe (7” Version)
4. Mercy Snack: The Laundromat
5. Baptiss Blacktick
6. My First Mine
7. Nothing Ever Happens
8. Here (Alternate Mix)
9. Greenlander
10. Circa 1762 (Peel Session 1)
11. Kentucky Cocktail (Peel Session 1)
12. Secret Knowledge Of Backroads (Peel Session 1)
13. Here (Peel Session 1)
14. Rain Ammunition (Peel Session 2)
15. Drunks With Guns (Peel Session 2)
16. Ed Ames (Peel Session 2)
17. The List Of Dorms (Peel Session 2)
18. Conduit For Sale [Live Brixton 1992]
19. Fame Throwa [Live Brixton 1992]
20. Home [Live Brixton 1992]
21. Perfume V [Live Brixton 1992]
22. Summer Babe [Live Brixton 1992]
23. Frontwards [Live Brixton 1992]
24. Angel Carver Blues Mellow Jazz Docent [Live Brixton 1992] 
25. Two States [Live Brixton 1992]
26. No Life Singed Her [Live Brixton 1992]
27. So Stark (You’re A Skyscraper) [Live Brixton 1992]
28. Box Elder [Live Brixton 1992]
29. Baby Yeah [Live Brixton 1992]
30. In The Mouth A Desert [Live Brixton 1992]

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN EU TOUR ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 2015

June 17th, 2015 at 7:56 am by Blue

(Photo by Hannah Jor)

Belle and Sebastian have just announced they are returning to Europe this November. Aren’t you a lucky bunch. Tickets will be on general sale on Friday at 10am. See dates and ticket links below…

November 10 – Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux TICKETS
November 11 – Razzmatazz, Barcelona – TICKETS
November 12 - Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon – TICKETS
November 14 - Riviera, Madrid – TICKETS
November 18 – La Paloma, Nimes TICKETS
November 19 - Casino De Paris, Paris, TICKETS
November 21 – Fri-Son, Fribourg – TICKETS
November 23 – X-tra, Zürich – TICKETS
November 24 -Live Music Hall, Cologne – TICKETS
November 25 – Cirque Royale, Brussels – TICKETS
November 27 – Docks, Hamburg – TICKETS
November 29 – 013, Tilburg – TICKETS

 

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Kurt Vile : Studio Footage, New Worldwide Dates

June 15th, 2015 at 9:01 am by Gerard

(photo by Henry Diltz)

(video directed by Danny Perez. viewers in Germany can watch the above clip here)


There’s a new Kurt Vile album coming this autumn
. More news to follow (when it follows, SOON). In the meantime, the following global dates have just been confirmed :

Friday October 2 Boston, MA – The Paradise * #
Saturday October 3 – Sunday October 4 Austin, TX -
Wednesday October 7 New York, NY – Webster Hall * #
Thursday October 8 Washington DC – 9:30 Club * #
Friday October 9 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer * #
Saturday October 10 – Sunday October 11 Austin, TX -Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Wednesday October 14 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater %
Friday October 16 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore %
Saturday October 17 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %
Sunday October 18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox %
Wednesday October 21 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights * #
Friday October 23 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall * #
Saturday October 24 Detroit, MI – St Andew’s Hall * #
Sunday October 25 Toronoto, ONT – Phoenix Theatre * #
Friday October 30 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival
Saturday October 31 Amsterdam, NL – London Calling @ Paradiso *
Sunday November 1 Brussel, Belgium – Autumn Falls @ AB-Box *
Tuesday November 3 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich *
Wednesday November 4 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Thursday November 5 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Friday November 6 Stockholm, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet *
Saturday November 7 Copenhangen, Demark – Amerbio *
Monday November 9 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof *
Tuesday November 10 Koln, Germany – Gebaeude 9 *
Wednesday November 11 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 *
Thursday November 12 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
Friday November 13 Bristol, UK – Motion *
Sunday November 15 Dublin, EIR – Vicar Street *
Monday November 16 Glasgow, UK – ABC1 *
Tuesday November 17 Leeds, UK – Leeds Uni Stylus *
Wednesday November 18 Manchester, UK – The Ritz *
Friday November 20 Lucerne, CH – Sudpol *
Saturday November 21 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday November 22 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo *
Monday November 23 Madrid, Spain – Penelope *
Tuesday November 24 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazem F *

* – with Waxahatchee
# – with Luke Roberts
% – with Cass McCombs and Heron Oblivion

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Ceremony North American Tour Kicks Off Tonight

June 12th, 2015 at 12:52 pm by Gerard

Just a reminder that Ceremony’s massive U.S. and Canadian tour in support of the just released ‘The L-Shaped Man’ starts tomorrow evening in lovely San Diego tonight in beautiful Visalia, CA. Ticket links and all-star supports are listed below :

Friday, June 12 – Cellar Door , Visalia, CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 – Legend Records, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 – Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 – Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 – Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^!
Sunday, June, 21 – The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^!
Monday, June, 22 – Epic Problem, Tampa FL^!
Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^!
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^!
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^!
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Monday, June, 29 – The Space, Hamden CT &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Friday, July, 3 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC, Canada &^
Saturday, July, 4 – The Garrison, Toronto ON, Canada &^
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Friday, July, 17 – Holland Project, Reno NV ^$

^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity
! w/ Wild Honey

European dates :

Wednesday, August, 5 – Pokalen, Oslo Norway
Thursday, August, 6 – Skjul Fyra Sex, Gothenburg Sweden (Door sales only)
Saturday, August, 8 – Visions Festival, London UK
Sunday, August, 9 – Bodega, Nottingham UK
Monday, August, 10 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Tuesday, August, 11 – Broadcast, Glasgow UK
Wednesday, August, 12 – Sound Control, Manchester UK
Thursday, August, 13 – Winston, Amsterdam
Friday, August, 14 – Leperfest, Leper, Belgium
Saturday, August, 15 – Underground, Cologne, Germany
Sunday, August, 16 – Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
Monday, August, 17 – Bator, Paris, France w/ Iceage

via the Matador Store you can order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP of ‘The L-Shaped Man’, along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems Ross Farrar.

‘The L-Shaped Man’ is also available from the following :

Ceremony store
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play

Ceremony online activities :

Ceremony
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

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ALGIERS “BLACK EUNUCH (LIARS REMIX)”

June 11th, 2015 at 9:15 am by Blue

“Black Eunuch” from Algiers’ newly released self-titled debut album has been remixed by LA three-piece. Watch BELOW.

The band are currently on tour in North America. Dates:

June 5 – The Earl, Atlanta GA
June 7 – Black Cat Backstage Washington DC
June 9 – Mercury Lounge, NYC NY
June 10 – Baby’s Alright, Brooklyn, NY
June 13 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ONT
June 15 – Schubas, Chicago IL
June 16 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN
June 19 – The Sunset, Seattle WA
June 20 – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
June 21 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
June 23 – Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA
June 25 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA

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Savages : West Coast U.S. Dates Just Announced

June 8th, 2015 at 1:41 pm by Gerard

In addition to their previously confirmed appearance at FYF Fest, Savages will be playing the following Western U.S. dates in August, with tickets on sale this Wednesday at 10am pacific time :

Thursday, August 20 – Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
Friday, August 21 – The Bunkhouse Saloon, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 22 – FYF Fest, LA History State Park, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, August 23 – Casbah, San Diego, CA
Tuesday, August 25 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA

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Twitter
Instagram

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Iceage North American Tour Commences Tomorrow

June 5th, 2015 at 12:22 pm by Gerard

As they continue to crisscross the globe in support of ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’, Iceage fly directly from Athens, Greece’s Plissken Festival today to take part in this weekend’s Free Press Summer Festival in Houston. Full dates are below ; please note the venue for the June 10 date in Nashville has been changed to The End.

Saturday, June 6 – Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX
Monday, June 8 – Siberia, New Orleans LA*
Tuesday, June 9 – Hi-Tone, Memphis TN*&
Wednesday, June 10 – The End, Nashville TN ^
Thursday, June, 11 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN
Friday, June 12 – Drunken Unicorn – Red Bull Sound Select, Atlanta GA* ($3 w/ RSVP)
Saturday, June 13 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC*
Sunday, June 14 – King’s, Raleigh NC*
Monday, June 15 – DC9, Washington DC*
Tuesday, June 16 – 315 Ten Eyck, Brooklyn NY*$
Thursday, June 18 – Opera House – NXNE Festival Toronto ON, CA
Saturday, June 20 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH*
Sunday, June 21 – High Noon Saloon, Madison WI*
Monday, June 22 – The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs), Fargo ND*
Tuesday, June 23 – The Good Will Social Club, Winnipeg MB, Canada*
Thursday, June 25 – Vangelis Tavern, Saskatoon SK, Canada*
Friday, June 26 – Sled Island Music Festival, Calgary AB, Canada*
Sunday, June 28 – The Cobalt, Vancouver BC, Canada*
Monday, June 29 – Neumos, Seattle WA*
Tuesday, June 30 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR*
Thursday, July 2 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland
Friday, July 17 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday, July 19 – The Glass House – Viva Pomona Music Festival, Pomona CA
Wednesday August, 12 – BLÅ, Oslo, Norway
Sunday, August 16 – Melkweg Oude Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Monday, August 17 – Le Batofar, Paris, France
Thursday, August, 20 – Paredes De Coura Festival, Paredes De Coura Festival, Portugal

* w/ Low Life
& w/ Ex-Cult
$ w/ Amen Dunes
^ w/ Institute, Chainshot

(Iceage, Village Underground, London, 4/27/15)

PURCHASE ‘PLOWING INTO THE FIELD OF LOVE’ :
Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon

Iceage
Iceage – blogspot
Iceage at Matador Records
Facebook

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MATADOR AT PRIMAVERA SOUND (PORTO)

June 5th, 2015 at 10:28 am by Blue

This weekend we have Belle and Sebastian, Interpol, The Thurston Moore Band and The New Pornographers performing at Primavera Sound in Portugal.

Two of these performances, Belle and Sebastian and The New Pornographers, will be live streamed here.

Times:

Friday June 5th
Belle & Sebastian
23.00

Saturday June 6th
The New Pornographers
00.35

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HÆLOS UK/EU FESTIVAL DATES

June 5th, 2015 at 7:52 am by Blue

After the announcement of their new ‘Earth Not Above‘ EP, Hælos set off for a string of festival dates this summer. See more info and ticket links below:

Saturday, June, 6 –  Heartbeats Festival, Halluin, FR
Sunday, June, 7 –  Field Day Festival, London, UK
Sunday, June, 28 –  PiP Festival – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, NO
Saturday, July, 18 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
Thursday, July, 23 – Secret Garden Party, East Anglia, UK
Saturday, August, 22 –  Dockville Festival, Hamburg, DE
Sunday, September, 6 – Festival No.6, North Wales, UK

You can purchase the EP via iTunes and stream via Spotify.

 

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CEREMONY “YOUR LIFE IN FRANCE” (LIBERATION REMIX)

June 3rd, 2015 at 10:00 am by Blue

A new album and a new sound brings a new remix by David West (Total Control/Rat Columns/Rank Xerox) of Ceremony’s ‘Your Life in France’, from the freshly released ‘The L-Shaped Man’. Have a listen to Liberation’s remix below.

Upcoming tour dates listed below:
Friday, June, 12 – Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 – Legend Records, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 – Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 – Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 – Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^
Sunday, June, 21 – The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 – Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Monday, June, 29 – The Space, Hamden CT &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Friday, July, 3 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC, Canada &^
Saturday, July, 4 – The Garrison, Toronto ON, Canada &^
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$ —VENUE HAS MOVED TO THE WATERCOOLER
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$

UK / EU

Wednesday, August, 5 – Pokalen, Oslo Norway
Thursday, August, 6 - Skjul Fyra Sex, Gothenburg Sweden (Door sales only)
Saturday, August, 8 – Visions Festival, London UK
Sunday, August, 9 – Bodega, Nottingham UK
Monday, August, 10 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Tuesday, August, 11 – Broadcast, Glasgow UK
Wednesday, August, 12 – Sound Control, Manchester UK
Thursday, August, 13 – Winston, Amsterdam
Friday, August, 14 – Leperfest, Leper, Belgium
Saturday, August, 15 – Underground, Cologne, Germany
Sunday, August, 16 – Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
Monday, August, 17 - Bator, Paris, France w/ Iceage

* w/ Negative Approach
& w/ Pity Sex
^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity

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Coming August 28 : Yo La Tengo – ‘Stuff Like That There’, Tour This Autumn

June 2nd, 2015 at 9:54 am by Gerard

(photo by Dusdin Condren)

On August 28, we’ll be releasing the new Yo La Tengo album, ‘Stuff Like That There’, a 14 song collection of covers, originals and reworking(s) (see below) that happens to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the band’s landmark 1990 album, ‘Fakebook’. Recorded with Gene Holder, ‘Stuff Like That There’ has the trio of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew augmented by the guitarist and former Yo La Tengo member Dave Schramm, with James negotiating the wonders of the upright bass for the first time. This specific fearsome foursome — playing material from ‘Stuff Like That There’ and maybe, possibly/probably (we really don’t dictate repertoire around here) ‘Fakebook’ will kick off a world tour on September 23 in Troy, NY. These will almost certainly be your only opportunities to see Yo La Tengo take the stage in this particular format, so please puruse the ticket links below and act accordingly.

Two of ‘Stuff LIke That There”s standouts, a rerecording of “Deeper Into Movies” and a cover of Special Pillow’s “Automatic Doom” premiered earlier today via Vulture and Pitchfork respectively.

TRACKLISTING:
A1: My Heart’s Not in It (Darlene McCrea)
A2: Rickety
A3: I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
A4: All Your Secrets (remake of track from Popular Songs)
A5: The Ballad of Red Buckets (remake of track from Electr-o-pura)
A6: Friday I’m in Love (The Cure)
A7: Before We Stopped to Think (Great Plains)
B1: Butchie’s Tune (The Lovin’ Spoonful)
B2: Automatic Doom (Special Pillow)
B3: Awhileaway
B4: I Can Feel the Ice Melting (The Parliaments)
B5: Naples (Antietam)
B6: Deeper Into Movies (remake of track from I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One)
B7: Somebody’s in Love (The Cosmic Rays with Le Sun Ra and Arkestra)

‘Stuff Like That There’ is available for preorder today from The Matador Store, including the very enticing MYSTERY BUNDLE (mystery tote + cassingle w/ 2 new unreleased tracks + MYSTERY STUFF). Sure, we could specify what the MYSTERY STUFF entails, but that would be like going on Twitter and giving away the ending to whatever appointment TV saga you’re watching while sitting around waiting for your MYSTERY BUNDLE to arrive. What kind of JOY KILLERS do you think we are?

You can also preorder ‘Stuff Like That There’ from the following digital outlets, with “Automatic Doom” and “Deeper Into Movies” available instantly.
iTunes:
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An Acoustic Evening With Yo La Tengo (Featuring Dave Schramm)
:

Wednesday, September 23 – Troy NY – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall*
Thursday, September 24 – Glenside PA – Keswick Theatre**
Friday, September 25 – Washington DC – Lincoln Theatre*
Saturday, September 26 – Durham NC – The Carolina Theatre of Durham*
Sunday, September 27 – Atlanta GA – Variety Playhouse*
Tuesday, September 29 – Pittsburgh PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre*
Wednesday, September 30 – Toronto ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
Friday, October 2 – Montreal QC – Corona Theatre*
Saturday, October 3 – Boston MA – The Wilbur Theatre ***
Thursday, October 15 – Dublin Ireland – National Concert Hall
Friday, October 16 – Glasgow Scotland – The Garage
Sunday, October 18 – Bristol UK – Colston Hall
Monday, October 19 – Coventry UK – Warwick Arts Center
Tuesday, October 20 – London UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Friday, October 23 – Paris France – La Cigale
Saturday, October 24 – Amsterdam Netherlands – Paradiso
Sunday, October 25 – Leuven Belgium – Het Depot
Tuesday, October 27 – Berlin Germany – Heimathafen
Wednesday, October 28 – Koln Germany – Kulturkirche
Thursday, November 5 – Chicago IL – The Vic Theatre***
Friday, November 6 – Madison WI – Barrymore Theatre*
Saturday, November 7 – Minneapolis MN – Pantages Theatre*
Monday, November 9 – Boulder CO – Boulder Theater*
Friday, November 13 – Los Angeles CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel+
Saturday, November 14 – San Francisco CA – The Masonic*
Tuesday, November 17 – Eugene OR – WOW Hall*
Wednesday, November 18 – Portland OR – Revolution Hall*
Friday, November 20 – Seattle WA- Neptune Theatre*
Saturday, November 21 – Vancouver BC – Vogue Theatre*

* – on sale Friday June 5
** – on sale Thursday June 4
*** – on sale Friday June 12
+ – on sale Saturday June 6

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Out Today : Algiers – ‘Algiers’

June 2nd, 2015 at 8:58 am by Gerard

(footage courtesy Deezer)

With the rest of the globe being covered yesterday, Tuesday marks the North American release of Algiers’ self-titled debut album. The LP and compact disc editions can be seen below :

order ‘Algiers’ direct from the Matador Store* on LP, CD or either with a t-shirt bundle, or prefer from one of the digital outlets below :

iTunes
Amazon
Google Play

(UK customers can order ‘Algiers’ from Resident, Piccadilly, Rough Trade or Jumbo).

Hear NPR’s Linda Wertheimer interview Algiers’ Franklin James Fisher and Lee Tesche on Sunday’s Weekend Edition.

Algiers’ North American headlining tour starts June 5 :

June 5 – The Earl, Atlanta GA
June 7 – Black Cat Backstage Washington DC
June 9 – Mercury Lounge, NYC NY
June 10 – Baby’s Alright, Brooklyn, NY
June 13 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ONT
June 15 – Schubas, Chicago IL
June 16 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN
June 19 – The Sunset, Seattle WA
June 20 – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
June 21 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
June 23 – Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA
June 25 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA

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OUT TODAY: HÆLOS ‘EARTH NOT ABOVE’ EP

June 1st, 2015 at 6:57 am by Blue

Matador brings HÆLOS‘ stunning debut EP ‘Earth Not Above‘, available on digital services worldwide as of today.

(Photo by Dave Ma)

“Their mesmerising electronic pop sound is filled with twinkling melodies and cinematic strings with an influence of UK soul that leaves you yearning for more.” i-D

“Earth Not Above’, a track which fuses a deft, infectious pop touch to some genuinely enthralling production.” Clash

“Merging shimmering, silver harmonies with Massive Attack-style beats, supernova basslines and gorgeous atmospheres, the trio create something truly special.” The Line of Best Fit

“‘Earth Not Above’ sees the trio twisting their melodrama-led electronic into a more dramatic form, sitting somewhere amongst trip-hop staples of the past.” DIY Magazine

“…meditative, sweeping music, drawing on Trip Hop and Sade and synthpop without ever fitting into any neat sub-genres” Stereogum

 

You can purchase the EP from iTunes. It is also available to stream on Spotify.

A 12″ version will also be available (date TBA).

Track listing:

A1. Earth Not Above
A2. Cloud Nine
B1. Breathe
B2. Ethyr

Tour dates:

Saturday, June, 6 –  Heartbeats Festival, Halluin, FR
Sunday, June, 7 –  Field Day Festival, London, UK
Sunday, June, 28 –  PiP Festival – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, NO
Saturday, July, 18 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
Thursday, July, 23 – Secret Garden Party, East Anglia, UK
Saturday, August, 22 –  Dockville Festival, Hamburg, DE
Sunday, September, 6 – Festival No.6, North Wales, UK

 

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Tonight : EMA’s Deep Lab Residency At The New Museum : “Does It Still Feel Weird If I Use My Hands?”

May 29th, 2015 at 11:19 am by Gerard

(EDITOR’S NOTE : EMA’s performance tonight at New Inc. (see below) is sold out)

“Does It Still Feel Weird If I Just Use My Hands?”

NEW INC, 231 Bowery NYC
Friday, May 29, 2015

A performance by experimental rock musician EMA
On her critically-acclaimed LP The Future’s Void, Erika M. Anderson (EMA) unveiled songs about surveillance, data mining ,and internet privacy, all written before Snowden fled to Russia. The New York Times called her “a technological prophet in her own time.”

In conjunction with the cyberfeminist collective Deep Lab’s residency at NEW INC during the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY festival, Anderson investigates these themes again with a decidedly lighter touch. Responding to the festival theme of the “Invisible City,” Anderson draws on her experiences as a substitute teacher to re-interpret surveillance through a lo-fi approach. “Does It Still Feel Weird If I Just Use My Hands” investigates privacy, representation, and surveillance using paper and pencil instead of cameras and computers.

“I was inspired by Jason Polan’s attempt to draw everyone in NYC. Since some of it is done surreptitiously, it’s kind of a form of surveillance. But because it’s done by hand, it feels loving instead of sinister.”

For this experimental performance, Anderson will provide a soundtrack and drawings of her own, which will be manipulated in real-time via the audio-visual app Generate (NEW INC members) to create an immersive projection environment. Audience participation is encouraged.

EMA will also be appearing at London’s Barbican Centre on Tuesday July 7 (“I Wanna Destroy (Sacred Objects from Suburban Homes)”), and tickets are still available.


The Future’s Void
is available on CD, Cassette and LP lavender vinyl) from The Matador Store.

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MATADOR AT PRIMAVERA FESTIVAL

May 29th, 2015 at 6:22 am by Blue

Just a heads up for those lucky enough to be at Primavera Festival this weekend cos we have a TON of bands playing:

Belle and Sebastian, Fucked Up, Iceage, Interpol, The New Pornographers, Perfume Genius, The Thurston Moore Band and Tobias Jesso Jr are all appearing.

A few of these performances will also be live streamed here. See bands and times below:

Friday

The New Pornographers: 19.30 – 20.25 Channel 1

Belle and Sebastian: 21.30 – 22.30 Channel 2

Saturday

Fucked Up: 19.30 – 20.20 Channel 2

Interpol: 22.20 – 23.34 Channel 1

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