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Tex and Lucky

By Patrick on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

We are very honored to welcome Tex and Lucky to the Matador family. Tex and Lucky emerged on the local Atlanta music scene in December 2008, where they were contemporary to bands such as The Wig and The Babycakes, and later followed by Shiva’s Headband and The Conqueroo. The band was formed when Tex left his group The Spades, and joined up with Stacy Sutherland, Benny Thurman, and John Ike Walton who had been playing Texas coastal towns as The Lingsmen.[3] Tommy Hall was instrumental in bringing the band members together, and joined the group as lyricist and electric jug player. Ultimately Lucky joined on vocals and the rest, as they say, is history.

It has been noted that the letter “M” (for marijuana) is the thirteenth letter of the alphabet.

Pavement add Brooklyn show

By Robby on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Hey, did you hear?
Pavement are coming to Brooklyn this year… get your tickets Friday.

Sat            5/30            George WA            Sasquatch Festival
Sat            6/19            Toronto ON            Olympic Island
Fri            6/25            Berkeley CA            Greek Theatre
Sun            7/18            Chicago IL            Pitchfork Music Festival
Fri            9/3            Portland OR            Edgefield Amphitheater
Sun            9/5            Seattle WA            The Paramount Theatre
Tue            9/7            Vancouver BC            Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Thu            9/9            Denver CO            First Bank Center
Sat            9/11            Kansas City MO            Uptown Theater
Sun            9/12            St. Paul MN            Wilkins Auditorium
Fri            9/17            Philadelphia PA            Mann Center
Sat            9/18            Boston MA            Agganis Arena
Sun            9/19            Brooklyn, NY            Williamsburg Waterfront

Tue            9/21            New York NY            Central Park
Wed            9/22            New York NY            Central Park
Thu            9/23            New York NY            Central Park
Fri            9/24            New York NY            Central Park
Sun            9/26            Atlanta GA            The Tabernacle
Wed            9/30            Los Angeles CA            Hollywood Bowl            Sonic Youth, No Age

Harlem – For No One session

By Gabe on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

For No One, a brand-new, formidable entrant in the world of online music video, recently brought Harlem in to perform some tunes from their still-new album Hippies (buy Hippies here):

Harlem will tour in Europe and the UK very shortly:

May 25th – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
May 26th – Tout A Fond, Saint Jean De Vedas, France
May 28th – Primavera Sound festival, Barcelona, Spain
May 30th – Poste A Galene, Marseille, France
May 31st – Brasserie Du Chateau, Lausanne, Switzerland
1st June – Circolo Magnolia (Magnolia Summer Festival), Milan, Italy
2nd June – PMH, Innsbruck, Austria
3rd June – Ponyhof, Frankfurt, Germany
4th June – Pleasure Night, Gent, Belgium
5th June – Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium,
6th June – Rotown, Rotterdam, Holland
7th June – Paradiso (Small Room), Amsterdam, Netherlands
9th June – Jalouse Festival, Paris, France
10th June – Flowerpot, London, UK
11th June – Lexington, London, UK
12th June – Captains Rest, Glasgow, UK
14th June – Head Of Steam, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
15th June – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds, UK
16th June – The Corner, Manchester, UK
17th June – Spanky Van Dykes, Notingham, UK

Yo La Tengo – Here To Fall (Pete Rock remix)

By Patrick on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010


 

Pete Rock remixes Yo La Tengo’s “Here To Fall,” the lead-off track on their most recent album, the monumental Popular Songs:

Here To Fall (Pete Rock remix) (160k mp3)

Buy the track in high-quality digital at iTunes this morning, or wait for the full Here To Fall Remixes EP to come out on 12″ EP and CDEP on June 8. You can preorder it from the Matador Store. We are also offering a limited-time bundle deal when you buy the EP together with the Popular Songs LP or CD.