Archive for June, 2012

The Young – 3 New England Shows Cancelled

By Gerard on Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Due to family matter, The Young’s shows tonight, tomorrow and Monday are cancelled. The affected dates/venues are as follows :

Saturday, June 30 – New Haven, CT – Intercambio
Sunday, July 01 – Providence, RI – Dusk
Monday, July 02 – Boston, MA – Plough and Stars

We’re hopeful these shows can be rescheduled at a later date. The Young’s tour resumes Tuesday in Montreal at Il Motore.

(NOTE : Purling Hiss are still playing the New Haven, Providence and Boston dates, as previously scheduled).

Sorry, Our Psychic Quit In 1995

By Gerard on Friday, June 29th, 2012

Date: June 22, 2012 4:39:48 AM EDT


I don’t speak very well english, because I’m french, but I’ll try.
I have a problem with old albums of the matador’s group between 1996 and 2005.
Is a psychic at matador in this years ?
I found my life in a lot of albums, like belle and sebastian, you, and others groups.
The more big problem is the group “Fuck” band, where all the CD’s “Pardon my french” turn around my private life.
Is there a psychic who help you to do your album at Matador betwenn 1996 and 2005.
Do you know a psychic who could do that ?


Ceremony Join Fucked Up + Bloc Party This Fall

By Claire T on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

photo credit Alvin Carrillo

We’re very happy to announce that Ceremony, just off the road from a headlining US tour, will be touring the States and Canada this fall with both Fucked Up and Bloc Party.

Dates with Bloc Party  begin going on sale this Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.

Sunday, July 22 – Santa Barbara, CA – Earl Warren Showgrounds (Sound & Fury Festival) – with Blacklisted, Black Breath, Harms Way, Alpha & Omega  – Tickets

Sunday, September 02 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles State Historic Park – (FYF Fest)  – Tickets

Monday, September 03 – Visalia, CA – Garden Street Plaza – with Fucked Up (FREE SHOW)

Wednesday, September 05 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall – with Fucked Up – Tickets

Thursday, September 06 – Portland, OR – BackSpace Cafe (MusicFest NW) – with Cheap Girls, White Lung – Tickets

Saturday, September 08 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market – with Fucked Up, Lightning Bolt – Tickets

Monday, September 10 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Friday, September 14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Saturday, September 15 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Sunday, September 16 – Washington, DC – 930 Club – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Monday, September 17 – Washington, DC – 930 Club – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Wednesday, September 19 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre – with Bloc Party

Friday, September 21 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre – with Bloc Party

Saturday, September 22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue – with Bloc Party

Sunday, September 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Tuesday, September 25 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Event Centre – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Wednesday, September 26 – Calgary, AB – MacEwen Hall – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Saturday, September 29 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre – with Bloc Party – Tickets

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“Adult” Video directed by BRV BLK BRD

And a reminder to those of you in Australia — Ceremony are coming your way starting this Friday!

Friday, June 29 -  Melbourne  – Irenes
Saturday, June 30 - Melbourne – Bendigo Hotel – 18+
Sunday, July 1 - Adelaide  – Animal House
Tuesday, July 3 - Perth – The Den - 18+
Wednesday, July 4 - Perth – YMCA HQ
Thursday, July 5 - Brisbane  – Between The Walls
Friday, July 6 - Brisbane – Basement 243 - 18+
Saturday, July 7 - Sydney – Hardcore Fest - 18+
Sunday, July 8 - Sydney – Hardcore Fest  (AA)

Check out Ceremony’s cover of The Ramones’ “I Don’t Wanna Be Learned/I Don’t Wanna Be Tamed” here.

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PAUL BANKS “Julian Plenti Lives…” EP Out Today + MP3!

By Nils on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Paul Banks.

Photo by Helena Christensen

Paul Banks has an EP out TODAY, people. Numbered and limited to 2300 vinyl and 1800 CD copies worldwide, “Julian Plenti Lives…” features two originals (one of them instrumental), and J Dilla, Frank Sinatra, and Harold Faltermeyer covers.

Click here to purchase

Track listing:
1. Perimeter Deactivated (Harold Faltermeyer)
2. Summertime Is Coming (Paul Banks)
3. Mythsysizer (J Dilla)
4. I’m A Fool To Want You (Frank Sinatra)
5. Cavern Worship (Paul Banks)

Following its premiere last week on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, Paul and Matador would like to gift you “Summertime Is Coming,” a brooding summer anthem that crescendos to a gorgeous left turn:

“Summertime Is Coming” MP3

Paul Banks will have a full-length album out on Matador this fall. He will be performing at the upcoming FYF Fest, September 1-2 in Downtown LA.

The Young are Touring + Instoreing

By Claire T on Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Photo from The Young tumblr

If you’re in the fine city of Atlanta, Georgia this evening be sure to head over to the fine store of Criminal Records to check out The Young’s all ages and free live in-store set at 6:30PM. Don’t miss it cos it’s going to be GOOD. And then head right on over to Club 529 for the band’s (free!) show there later this evening.

And thus begins The Young’s summer tour that is winding all across the States ‘n Canada this June and July. Check out the below tour listing to see where you can catch them in your neck of the woods. And pick up a copy of Dub Egg (and a dragon t-shirt) while you’re at it.

Also, Los Angeles – an Origami Vinyl in-store has just been added so take heed!

WATCH The Young’s Violitionist session
LISTEN to The Young live on KUT
FOLLOW The Young on Twitter

The Young On Tour (in-stores noted in bold italix)

Friday, June 22 — Atlanta, GA – Criminal Records in-store @ 6:30PM

Friday, June 22 – Atlanta, GA – Club 529 (FREE SHOW) – Info

Saturday, June 23 — Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor (with White Lung & Meat Group) – Info

Sunday, June 24 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter (with Purling Hiss)Tickets

Monday, June 25 – Washington, DC – the Black Cat (backstage) (with Purling Hiss) - Tickets

Tuesday, June 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s (with Purling Hiss)Tickets

Wednesday, June 27 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (late show) (with Purling Hiss)Tickets

Thursday, June 28 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s (with Purling Hiss)Tickets

Friday, June 29 – Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent (with Census and Nude Beach)

Saturday, June 30 – New Haven, CT – Intercambio (with Purling Hiss and Estrogen Highs) – tickets available at Intercambio and Redscroll Records

Sunday, July 01 – Providence, RI – Dusk (with Purling Hiss)

Monday, July 02 – Boston, MA – Plough and Stars (with Purling Hiss and Saralee) – Info

Tuesday, July 03 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore - Info

Wednesday, July 04 – Toronto, ON – the shop under Parts & Labour – Tickets

Thursday, July 05 – Pittsburgh, PA – Gooski’s (with Kim Phuc)

Friday, July 06 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class – Info

Saturday, July 07 – Chicago, IL – Permanent Records in-store @ 5:30PMInfo

Saturday, July 07 – Chicago, IL – the Hideout (with Judson Claiborne)Tickets

Sunday, July 08 – Minneapolis, MN – the Triple Rock – Tickets

Monday, July 09 – Fargo, ND – the Aquarium – Tickets

Wednesday, July 11 – Seattle, WA – The Fun House – Tickets

Thursday, July 12 – Portland, OR – the East End – Info

Friday, July 13 – Reno, NV – Holland Project – Info

Saturday, July 14 – Oakland, CA – 1-2-3-4 GO! Records - (with Spray Paint) – Info

Sunday, July 15 – San Francisco, CA – the Hemlock – Info

Monday, July 16 – Bakersfield, CA – Munoz Gym

Tuesday, July 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Origami Vinyl @ 5:15PMInfo

Tuesday, July 17 – Los Angeles, CA – the Echo (with the Lamps and the Zig Zags)Tickets

Wednesday, July 18 – San Diego, CA – M-Theory in-store @ 5:15PMInfo

Wednesday, July 18 – San Diego, CA – the Casbah

Thursday, July 19 – Phoenix, AZ – the Meat Market

Friday, July 20 – Las Cruces, NM – the Train Yard


Pick up Dub Egg on the Matador Store

The Young on Facebook

Tell Us About Your New Band, THURSTON MOORE!

By Nils on Friday, June 22nd, 2012


(newsflash courtesy of Love Sick Times, free periodical for poets and punks)

This song is called BURROUGHS.
It is by the band CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING.

“Burroughs” MP3 – click me

Members of band:
Thurston Moore (gtr/vocals/songwriter)
Keith Wood (gtr)
Samara Lubelski (bass)
John Moloney (drums)

“Burroughs” is the first track from a session recorded in the wilds of Western Massachusetts in the springtime of 2012. It was inspired by the last words of the gentleman who wrote the most significant experimental novels of the late 20th century (Naked Lunch, Soft Machine, The Ticket That Exploded etc.) – writer William S. Burroughs (“Love? What is it? Most natural painkiller what there is.”). After sitting in the orgone box planted in Burroughs’ back yard of Lawrence, Kansas in the midpoint of the 1990s, Thurston Moore came to the realization that at some point he’d need to form a band that played Burroughs Rock. This is the sound of Wild Boys looking to jack hypos of core passion into their veins. Boy on boy. Girl on girl. Start there. It’s not even music – it’s an amphetamine sonnet for the on-the-loose lovers of the world. Chelsea Light Moving will play your town. Right now we’re playing Friday June 22 2012 at the Sled Island bizarro freak slam in Calgary, Alberta near where Neil Young used to skinny dip when he was a laser-brained teen. Then we play Missoula, hometown of zero pop hate puppy Steve Albini. Then we play Boulder and Denver Colorado before Thurston settles down for a week of teaching at the summer writing workshop at Naropa University. Also on the faculty are Amiri Baraka and Anne Waldman, which means: More tunes, more damage. Another song comes yr way in a week, even sicker.

“Burroughs” was recorded and mixed May 18-20, 2012, by Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab, Easthampton, MA.

Upcoming Thurston Moore US dates:
June 24 – Missoula, MT The Top Hat
June 27 – Bouler, CO Boulder Theater
June 29 – Denver, CO Larimer Lounge

Watch this space for info about the forthcoming Chelsea Light Moving release on Matador…

More Perfume Genius dates for Europe

By Stuart on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Photo by Jake Giles Netter

As if European festivals and a Sigur Ros support slot weren’t enough to keep Perfume Genius busy, they’re already lined up club shows for a return to Europe for September. Catch them at the following dates and have a little reminder of what you can expect by checking out one of the La Bologotheque session videos, shot earlier this year:

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8-Sep-12 Groningen, Holland Vera Euser

10-Sep-12 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Rockhal Hussong

11-Sep-12 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique De Clippeleir

13-Sep-12 Paris, Cafe De La Danse

14-Sep-12 Kriens, Switzerland, Sudpol Club Galley

17-Sep-12 Prague, Czech Republic, Meetfactory

18-Sep-12 Warsaw, Poland, Hydrozagadka Minta

20-Sep-12 Berlin, Germany, Magnet Linnartz

21-Sep-12 Hamburg, Germany, Reeperbahn Festival Linnartz

22-Sep-12 Frankfurt, Germany, Zoom Linnartz

23-Sep-12 Nuremburg Germany K4 Linnartz

It’s Summer, Get To Know Your TANLINES

By Todd Netter on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

SUMMER IS  HERE!…ok well it officially starts tomorrow but we can’t contain our excitement so we’re getting started a day early.   Ahhh Summer, the season of extended daylight, backyard BBQs, road trips with friends, summer playlists, and Tanlines + Lemonade of course.

Apologies for that simple and obvious play on words.  But honestly as sure as you’re likely to have some tan lines after laying around the pool drinking a glass of lemonade this summer, we’re convinced both bands (Tanlines and Lemonade) will be on your iPods/stereos while doing so.  But don’t take our word for it, Creator’s Project said that Tanlines are “destined to become your summer soundtrack”, and New York Magazine, Stereogum, and Refinery 29 couldn’t agree more, naming “All Of Me” one of their Songs Of The Summer.

Anyhow since we’ll be spending all summer together, it’s probably a good time to get to know your Tanlines better.  Courtesy of Creator’s Project, click HERE for an intimate look at the band Tanlines, their recording process, how they formed, and much much more.

Also Tanlines will be performing across the US all summer long, starting tomorrow night with an official summer kick off show at the House of Vans in Brooklyn.  A full list of summer tour dates is below.

Mon, June 25 – Los Angeles, CA – School Night @ Bardot (DJ set only)

Tue, June 26 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones (presented by 92.9 KJEE)

Wed, June 27 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall (presented by Live 105)

Thu, June 28 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s (presented by 107.7 The End)

Fri, July 13 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

Sun, July 15 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (discount for Pitchfork Festival wristband holders)

Thu, July 19 – Miami, FL – Bardot Miami

Fri, Aug 10 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival

Sat, Aug 11 – Columbus, OH – Summerfest 2012

Sat, Sept 1 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Festival

Thu, Sept 6 – Portland, OR – Music Fest NW

Lemonade – “Softkiss” video debuts

By Gabe on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

We are psyched up to show you the new video from Lemonade, “Softkiss”, from the awesome (and available to purchase) album Diver. The video was directed by David Franklin (full video credits below), and the band curated a YouTube playlist to accompany the video premiere. Enjoy “Softkiss”:

Lemonade have a couple of shows coming up:
Tue, June 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex (Check Yo Ponytail)
* with Grimes DJ set; Blood Diamonds; LE1F
Thu, June 21 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Museum
* with Small Black

Video credits:
Director: David Franklin
Cinematographer: Violetta D’Agata
Gaffer: Gautam Kadian
Grip: Felipe Rosa
Production Support: Rebecca An
Editor/VFX Artist: David Franklin
Produced by Artisanal Television

“Diver traffics in cool, tropical-tinged electropop….bound to get stuck in your head for days.”

“pulls in elements from every genre imaginable until their music is just one overwhelmed stew of world-music-informed hedonistic insecurity. It’s a tricky line to walk, but on their sophomore album Diver they do it well. “

Cat Power – new album Sun and new song Ruin

By Patrick on Monday, June 18th, 2012

Sun is the first album of original material from Cat Power in over six years. Chan Marshall performed and produced Sun herself in various locations including a studio she built in Malibu.

Chan introduces “Ruin” via this YouTube clip directed by Austin Conroy. You can download the MP3 via the link directly below it:

Ruin (192k mp3)

The album comes out on September 4.

Track listing:

1. Cherokee
2. Sun
3. Ruin
4. 3,6,9
5. Always On My Own
6. Real Life
7. Human Being
8. Manhattan
9. Silent Machine
10. Nothin But Time
11. Peace And Love

Produced by Chan Marshall
Mixed by Philippe Zdar

Preorder from iTunes with exclusive bonus tracks (the link will go live in your country at midnight or 1 AM your time tonight):

iTunes preorder (available this evening)

Check back later for details on a special limited vinyl edition of the album, available at your local record store.