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Interpol – They’ll Be Seeing You In The Parking Lot

By Michael on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Next Tuesday, September 7 Interpol will be playing an exclusive event in the parking lot of Space 15 Twenty (1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd.) to kick off the release of their new self-titled album which drops that day.

Pre-order now or buy the album on 9/7 at any of the stores listed below* to receive a guaranteed-entry wristband to the event while supplies last.

*If you preorder the album online via the Matador Store, simply put “LA OUTSTORE” in the comments section to receive guaranteed entry while supplies last. Our guaranteed entry list is now full.

Interpol Signing in Seattle!!!

By Michael on Monday, August 30th, 2010

Interpol – 6 Different Camera Choices For Pitchfork’s POV Session

By Gerard on Monday, August 30th, 2010

Interpol’s first installment for Pitchfork TV’s POV Concert Series debuted this morning ; there are six different perspectives to choose from during the band’s performances of “Lights”, “Summer Well” and “Barricade” from the forthcoming ‘Interpol’ LP/CD/digital album, as well as a rendition of “Take You On A Cruise’ from ‘Antics’.

Preorder ‘Interpol’ (in stores Sept. 7) from The Matador Store.

Interpol – “Barricade” video

By Gerard on Friday, August 27th, 2010
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“Barricade”, from the forthcoming ‘Interpol’, directed by Moh Azima.

Preorder Interpol – S/T on CD, single LP or double 12″45 or digital download from The Matador Store. In stores, September 7.

eMusic Wants To Send You To Matador’s 21st Birthday Party In Vegas

By Gerard on Thursday, August 26th, 2010

But only two of you.  Contest details are here, but the gist of it is pretty simple.  Our friends at eMusic are giving away two tickets to The Lost Weekend at The Palms, plus they’re springing for flights and hotel rooms. Gambling losses and legal fees are YOUR problem!

I know we keep promising more hard info about the actual event, and guess what…I’m doing it again.   Next week we’ll be confirming 4 additional bands, as well as providing further details about the weekend’s schedule.  Your patience is deeply appreciated, and if you have further questions, by all means, send ‘em to 21@matadorrecords.com

Magic Kids new video “Superball”

By truepanthersounds on Thursday, August 26th, 2010

This week Magic Kids released their record, played a symphony accompanied show for 500 of their hometown friends and fans, and left for a week-long instore tour. But the news doesn’t stop here. Happy to share this new video for “Superball” directed by Jack Ferry. Evokes some simple classic vids, faces, instruments, soft-focus lights…eternally into it.

Order Magic Kids “Memphis” HERE (and get an instant mp3 download of the album)
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Cold Cave website, “Tomorrow” cover, tour dates

By Robby on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010


Cold Cave have unveiled a new website and christened it with a free download of a demo they recorded in April of 2009; a cover of Hunkydory’s 1982 track “Tomorrow”. Click here, or head over to http://www.coldcave.net/ to check it out, along with the latest updates from the band. Don’t forget, the band will hit the road for a quick westcoast run in September

Download: Cold Cave – Cold Cave – “Tomorrow” (demo) [by Hunkydory]

Sep 2 2010  9:00P

@ Casbah w/ DELOREAN & ABE VIGODA

San Diego, CA

Sep 3 2010  8:00P

@ Detroit Bar w/ ABE VIGODA

Costa Mesa, CA

Sep 4 2010  12:30P

FYF FEST at LA State Historic park www.fyffest.com

Los Angeles, CA

Sep 5 2010  7:00P

@ Great American Music Hall w/ ABE VIGODA

San Francisco, California

Sep 6 2010  6:00P

@ Henry Miller Memorial Library w/ABE VIGODA

Big Sur, California

Sep 9 20108:00P

@ Holocene

Portland, Oregon

Sep 10 20108:00P

@ Neumos

Seattle, WA

Sep 30 2010 7:00P

@ Hollywood Palladium w/ SPOON

Hollywood, California

Oct 1-3 2010
@ The Pearl at The Palms Resort
Matador at 21
Las Vegas, NV

*photo from neitherfishnorflesh‘s flickr

Thank You Memphis

By truepanthersounds on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010


Tonight’s Magic Kids show at the Levitt Bandshell was really really special. Thank you to the hundreds of people that came out, the Memphis Youth Symphony who helped realize the ambition of the band’s arrangements, Goner Records for selling (and selling out of) the album, and of course Magic Kids. The city of Memphis is truly a strange and wonderful place and I can’t think of a more strange and wonderful tribute than tonight. Really bowled over.

Also really excited about the response people have been having to the record. Reviews are trickling in little by little but so far so good. Prefix assigned it one of the top 3 scores they’ve given any record so far this year. Thank you. A few nice selections below….

PREFIX- “A truly ineffable pop album. The Magic Kids are going at your heart with every melodic tool in their arsenal — shouts and synths, strings and sugary production — all in an effort to make your summer (or fall, or winter, or old age) that much better.”

Washington Post- “more than a simple exercise in retro charm … a fully realized and immaculately executed pop vision.”

One Thirty BPM- “Memphis is a little record that sounds massive ….Memphis is a truly lovely album, one that can transport even the most cynical of grizzled old folks back to the glory days of their youth, and a very promising start to a band’s career.”

Lincoln Journal Star- “”Magic Kids have created some magical, gorgeous classic pop here, one of the most pleasant and engaging surprises I’ve heard in months.”

Order Memphis HERE

Magic Kids Memphis out NOW (Cassette + Symphony + Dates)

By truepanthersounds on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010


Magic Kids’ pop-odyssey MEMPHIS hits the streets today. We’re celebrating the occasion on a few fronts. For those of you all over the world, we pressed up a very limited edition surprise version of the album on Cassette. It’s limited to 250 copies to be sold at a few future shows, but for the time being, you can purchase the tape (along with CD/LP) until it runs out on the True Panther and Matador stores. Get an instant mp3 download of the record with order as well.

Order CD/LP/Tape/DA HERE

For those of you in Memphis, the band are celebrating the album’s release with a really special one-time performance alongside the Memphis Youth Symphony. Memphis is flipping out about the event, a benefit for MYS and a special way for the band to capture the more baroque elements of the record in a way that’s difficult to on the road.  You can read about it here, here and here. Supposedly the Levitt Shell is where Elvis played some of his first shows. YES!

For those of you in the rest of the country, the band are embarking on basically a 3-month world tour that starts out with a tour of Southern independent record stores, TOMORROW. Can’t stop wont stop.

Wed. 8/25 Knoxville, TN Disc Exchange 6pm
Thu 8/26 Atlanta, GA Criminal Records 7pm
Fri 8/27 Charlotte, NC Lunchbox 6pm
Sat 8/28 Cincinatti, OH Shake It Records 6pm
Sun 8/29 St. Louis, MO Vintage Vinyl 6pm
Mon 8/30 Nashville, TN Grimey’s 6pm
09-01 Lubbock, TX – The Foundation *
09-03 Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space *
09-04 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09-05 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
09-08 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club*
09-09 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project *
09-10 Portland, OR – Backspace- Music Fest NW *
09-11 Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective *
09-13 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
09-14 Denver, CO – Hi Dive *
09-16 Lawrence, KS  – Replay Lounge *
10-1 London, UK @ Barfly
10-2 London, UK @ Camden Proud Galleries
10-3 Bruges, Belgium @ Botanique/Witloofbar
10-5 Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
10-6 Tilburg, Holland @Tilburg 013/Batcave
10-7 Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
10-8 Helsingar, Denmark @ Musikhuset Elvaerket
10-9 Oslom, Norway @ Café Mono
10-10 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pusterviksbaren
10-11 Stockholm, Sweden @ Landet
10-12 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Lades
10-13 Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
10-14 Köln, Germany @ Werkstatt
10-15 München, Germany @ Atomic Cafe
10-16 Zurich, Switzerland @ Club Zukunft
10-17 Milan, Italy Indierocket party @ Rocket (free entry)
10-18 Paris, France @ Point Ephemere
10-19 Oxford, UK @ Jercicho Tavern
10-21 Bristolm UK @ Louisanna
10-22 Bristol, UK @ The Social
10-23 Cardiff, UK @ Swn Festival
10-24 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
10-25 Leeds, UK @ Nation of Shopkeepers
10-26 Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
10-27 London, UK @ TBC
10-28 London, UK @ Lexington
Fri 11/05 Dallas, TX @ The Cavern Ω
Sun 11/07 Houston, TX @ Numbers Ω
Mon 11/08 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon Ω
Wed 11/10 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 Ω
Fri 11/12 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge Ω
Sat 11/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn Ω
Mon 11/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern Ω
Tue 11/16 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle Ω
Wed 11/17 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird Ω
Thu 11/18 Nashville, TN @ The End Ω
* w/Candy Claws
Ω= w/Bosco Delrey

The New Pornos on ABC’s “Amplified” from Lollapalooza

By Nils on Monday, August 23rd, 2010

We love “Amplified“, ABC News’s online music show with World News Sunday anchor Dan Harris.  Smart, candid interviews with good bands, juiced up with lotsa good music and video. Dan delayed his current Iraq trip (apparently Iraqis say “hello” – in English – to mean “goodbye” – and no one knows why) to yap with AC Newman and Kathryn Calder at Lollapalooza.  There are at least two things that even I didn’t know in this interview.

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