Archive for March, 2008

Jay Reatard- See/Saw Pre-Order Starts TODAY

By Dean on Monday, March 31st, 2008

Jay Reatard- See/Saw

The first 7″ in Jay Reatard’s singles series for Matador, “See Saw” b/w “Screaming Hand”, goes up for pre-order TODAY at 3pm Eastern Time. Because of the extremely limited quantity of this record we will only honor one copy per customer so plans to stockpile these and send your kids to college isn’t going to work this time around. Also, once they’re gone, they’re gone so don’t dilly-dally!!


“It’s Christopher fucking Cross.”

By Patrick on Monday, March 31st, 2008

Each day this week at midday Eastern we’ll be posting one MP3 of an Earles & Jensen call as we count down to release of Just Farr A Laugh: The Greatest Prank Phone Calls Ever on April 22.

The first one concerns the three-time Grammy award winner whose debut album is shown above:

Christopher Fucking Cross (mp3)

Outdoor Marketing, Bogota-Style

By Gerard on Monday, March 31st, 2008

buenas tardes!

in bogotá they have their special way to do promo. in this case for the cat power gig on the 25th april. have a look to the attachment. i thought, you should see it. i don’t claim any rights here, i just wanted to share this one. the wall painting gave me a big smile and so it might do the same to you.

greets from colombia

Mission Of Burma love from Jonathan Franzen

By Kimberly on Monday, March 31st, 2008

The mention of Mission of Burma reoccurs, albeit subtly but significantly, in Jonathan Franzen’sThe Corrections’. Unfortunately due to copyright issues I could not reference specific passages here. However I hope it will encourage more people to read this fantastic book.

Not To Be Outdone By The Condo Fucks, Another Matador Alumnus Makes The News

By Gerard on Monday, March 31st, 2008

From’s Jonathan Cohen :

Liz Phair has signed a new record deal with ATO, the first fruit of which will be a reissue of her classic 1993 debut, “Exile in Guyville.”

Due June 24, the set includes four previously unreleased audio tracks and a DVD with a documentary about the album’s genesis. A new Phair studio album, her first since 2005′s Capitol swan song “Somebody’s Miracle,” is penciled in for the fall.

Fans will be most jazzed for the “Guyville” documentary “Guyville Redux” on the bonus DVD, which finds Phair interviewing Chicago music scene vets like producers Steve Albini and Brad Wood, her former Matador compadres Gerard Cosloy and Chris Lombardi, National Public Radio host Ira Glass and actor John Cusack.

Nude Man Charged With Having Sex With Table

By Kimberly on Monday, March 31st, 2008

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If You’re Gonna Be A Guest On Fox News, Hold Out For The Show Named After A Devo Song

By Gerard on Sunday, March 30th, 2008

While Brightblack Morning Light’s booking on “Hannity & Colmes” has proven somewhat elusive, we are pleased to display the image above, provided by our dear friend Johansen Smith (thanks to Patrick for the eagle-eye).

Horrible People = Horribly Funny

By Gerard on Sunday, March 30th, 2008

 I hope you will remember exactly where you were the day “I hope you waxed your asshole” entered the popular lexicon just as surely as “up your nose with a rubber hose”. “Horrible People” might not scale the creative heights of SCTV’s “The Days Of The Week”, but for 2008, this isn’t bad at all.  Video link swiped from


By Patrick on Sunday, March 30th, 2008

One of the best things to come out of the goose daube I made last week was the traditional Provençal side dish: macaronade. This is macaroni with a generous ladle of the daube juices (including the fat before it is skimmed off) and melted parmesan.

Last night I made a variation on the macaronade that was even better and made it something closer to a stroganoff. I had a bowl of leftover daube broth with goose pieces and carrots; I added the entirety of these to the macaroni. Since the broth had been skimmed, I also put in a generous dollop of unfiltered Pugliese olive oil. I added some fleur de sel and a huge amount of fresh-grated reggiano. I served slab bacon on the side.

Matmos – New US Dates

By Gerard on Friday, March 28th, 2008

(Drew and Martin at the Stone, NYC, Feb. ’08, pic taken from ex-atari kid’s flickr page)

7-Seattle, WA @ Triple Door*
10-Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater*
12-SF, CA @ Great American Music Hall*
15-Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre*
18-New York, NY @ LPR (formerly Village Gate on 158 Bleecker St)**
19-New York, NY @ LPR**
21-Toronto, ONT @ THe Music Gallery**
23-Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center**
24-Detroit, MI @ Detroit Institute of Arts**
25-Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum**
27-Chicago, IL @ Lakeshore Theater**

* – support from Wobbly

**- support from Snacks