Archive for January, 2013

VIDEO : Yo La Tengo – “I’ll Be Around”

By Gabe on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

We’re really proud (I mean it this time) to give you the new video from Yo La Tengo, for “I’ll Be Around” from the band’s new album Fade.

The tender, extraordinary video was directed by longtime band cohort (and “Junebug”-director) Phil Morrison and co-stars Mac McCaughan of Superchunk along with the members of Yo La Tengo. The video also announces the band’s new Tumblr.

Yo La Tengo are on the road now:

Thursday 31 St Louis, MO The Pageant

Friday 01 - Chicago, IL – The Vic
Saturday 02 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
Monday 04 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Tuesday 05 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theater
Thursday 07 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
Friday 08 - Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
Saturday 09 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
Monday 11 – Montreal, AL – Corona Theatre
Tuesday 12 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Lounge
Wednesday 13 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Friday 15 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Saturday 16 – New York, NY – Town Hall

Friday 01 – Lisbon, PT – Aula Magna
Saturday 02 – Porto, PT – Casa Da Musica
Monday 04 – Santiago de Compostela, ES - Sala Capitol
Tuesday 05 – Madrid, ES – Sala La Riviera
Wednesday 06 – Barcelona, ES – Festival Millenni
Friday 08 – Laussane, CH - Les Docks
Sunday 10 – Milan, IT – Limelight
Monday 11 – Frankfurt, DE – Mousonturm
Tuesday 12 – Dusseldorf, DE – Zakk
Wednesday 13 – Berlin, DE – Volksbuhne
Thursday 14 – Brussels, BE – AB
Friday 15 – Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
Saturday 16 – Paris, FR – Le Bataclan
Sunday 17 – London, GB – Barbican Centre
Monday 18 – Manchester, UK – The Ritz
Tuesday 19 – Glasgow, GB – O2 ABC Glasgow
Wednesday 20 – Dublin, EI – Vicar Street
Thursday 21 – Manchester, UK – The Ritz
Friday 22 – Glasgow, GB – O2 ABC Glasgow
Saturday 23 – Dublin, EI – Vicar Street

New Cat Power Remix by Ryan Hemsworth, Featuring Angel Haze!

By Nils on Monday, January 28th, 2013
Enjoy this remix of Cat Power‘s new single “Manhattan,” by Ryan Hemsworth, featuring Angel Haze. Catch them both at New York’s Terminal 5 tomorrow night!
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Cat Power by Camille Garmendia, Angel Haze by Matthieu Young

Iceage live on KEXP today

By Hector on Monday, January 28th, 2013

This past weekend, New Yorkers were privileged to have the opportunity to see not one but two Iceage shows, and before the band heads back to Denmark they’ll be playing one more time in the form of a live session for the listeners of Seattle’s KEXP. Please join them at 12:00 noon EST/9:00AM PST as they bring both the noise and the ruckus to John Richards’s Morning Show. If you’re in Seattle, you can tune in at 90.3FM, while others can listen online at

If you like what yu hear, please consider pre-ordering Iceage’s Matador debut, You’re Nothing, at our online store; not only is it 15% off, but you also get a poster and a flag.

Ecstatic Peace Library Art Show Tonight in London

By Judge on Monday, January 28th, 2013

152 Stoke(d) Newington Church Street
London N16 0JU

Paul Banks Drops Mixtape featuring El-P, High Prizm, Mike G and Talib

By Adam F on Friday, January 25th, 2013

Just in from the department of unexpectedness…. Banks (no, not Lloyd) has upped a mixtape and it’s called EVERYBODY ON MY DICK LIKE THEY SUPPOSED TO BE.

Actually, we kinda knew this was happening.  Paul sent over a rough mixtape about 9 months ago of his beats and production and it was genius. And what, with all the Kendricks and the A$APs and whatever, we thought a mixtape would take Banks to new heights if we got it out months before release.

But the long-standing issues with Matador and the rap game quickly blew up our pre-release hype strategy.  Long story short, we have earned a certain “cash-only” rep in the hip hop world requiring us to either send briefcases handcuffed to interns to studios deep in Flatbush or…. call in favors which takes time.

In this case, Paul called in a some mega-favors and got features from El-P, Talib, Mike G, and… hold up, HIGH PRIZM (né High Priest).

(Programming note, I’ve spent the entire morning doing things to all sorts of websites that we aren’t ever allowed to do.  I AM DARKTOOB. And I feel like Dean Bein.)

Listen to the whole thing over on Soundcloud:

The El-P cut entitled “Quite Enough” has been excerpted for those needing “an entry point”.

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And you can download it at all Datpiff:


Catch A Free Yo La Tengo Show, Eat Some Hot Chicken. They Call It Rock N Fowl.

By Michael on Friday, January 25th, 2013

You love Yo La Tengo. You love the new Yo La Tengo album Fade. You love hot chicken. And coincidentally you live in or around Nashville. Well dangit, it’s your lucky day because tomorrow at 1pm CST Yo La Tengo will be stopping in Grimey’s before their show later in the evening at Music City mainstay Mercy Lounge to play a free, all ages instore.

And to add to the fun, Grimey’s will be providing all in attendance (while delicious, piping hot supplies last) with some Prince’s Hot Chicken. So come for the rock, stay for the fowl. Or the other way around. Whichever you prefer. Remember #rocknfowl And be sure to pick up a copy of the absolutely stunning new Yo La Tengo album Fade while you’re in the house.

Oh you don’t live in Nashville? Well lucky you. The band is but a few days into their tour and maybe they’re coming to a town near you.

1/25 Atlanta @ Buckhead Theater
1/27 Birmingham @ Workplay Theater
1/29 Louisville @ Brown Theater
1/31 St Louis @ The Pageant
2/1 Chicago @ Vic Theatre
2/2 Milwaukee @ Tuner Hall
2/4 Minneapolis @ First Avenue
2/5 Madison @ Barrymore Theater
2/7 Cleveland @ Beachland Ballroom
2/8 Ann Arbor @ Michigan Theater
2/9 Toronto @ Phoenix Concert Theater
2/11 Montreal @ Corona Theater
2/12 Burlington @ Higher Ground
2/13 Boston @ Paradise Rock Club
2/15 DC @ 9:30 Club
2/16 NYC @ Town Hall

Iceage “Ecstasy” (new song, new video)

By Robby on Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Here’s another taste of Iceage‘s forthcoming longplayer, ‘You’re Nothing‘, this time in visual format: “Ecstasy“, directed by Catherine Pattinama Coleman and filmed in Copenhagen.

You’re Nothing‘ is out on February 19 (in North America, 18 elsewhere) – preorder it here and get an exclusive Iceage logo flag & poster (while supplies last). “Ecstasy”, “Coalition” & exclusive b-side “A Rifle” will also appear on an Escho 7″, out on February 5, and available via import in limited quantity at the Matador Store now.

Also, a reminder that Iceage are playing twice in New York this weekend. The 285 Kent show in Brooklyn is now sold out. Show up early on Saturday 1/26 to get into to the ‘Thrown Together‘ art event curated by Iceage & friends, it’s bound to be memorable experience that’ll sell out before you can blink.  Those 200 attendees of the show will receive these one-of-a-kind handprinted tickets (tickets only available day of the show at the gallery: doors 6pm)


And for everyone else, find Iceage’s extensive tourdates below. (more…)

Iceage “You’re Nothing” now including a flag with pre-order

By Adam B on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

When we initially announced the release of the new Iceage album You’re Nothing we mentioned that pre-orders would include a band designed poster in addition to being 15% off.  Taking a good idea and making it great, instead of a band designed poster we are now offering a up a band designed flag, and for you poster aficionados we will still be throwing in a regular poster to boot.

The flag which measures 12×8″ and includes a heading and grommets can be seen below.

The band will also find themselves on US shores this week for a few shows, including:

Thursday Jan. 24 Middletown, CT – Electric House

Friday Jan. 25 Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent (sold out)

Saturday Jan. 26 New York, NY – Home Sweet Home  “Thrown Together” event details

Fans should also be sure to check out Iceage’s blog on Thursday morning as well as back here for another special announcement pertaining to the band.

From The Owings Archives To Your Eyeballs : Come, Live In Cambridge, MA, March, 1991

By Gerard on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
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We’re told this might be footage from Come’s first public performance. Perhaps you thought this would be the post where we’d announce the presale for the May reissue of Come’s debut album, ‘Eleven : Eleven’. Or maybe even the post where some live dates would be unveiled. If you should know anything by now, it’s that we have a tendency to drag this shit out. “Are they being paid by the post?” you might well wonder, and why yes, in fact WE ARE. (video courtesy Chunklet)

Out Today – Esben And The Witch “Wash The Sins Not Only The Face”

By Judge on Monday, January 21st, 2013

Today sees the release of the second album from Esben and the Witch.  Wash The Sins Not Only The Face is as majestic as it is triumphant – dispelling any fears of the ‘difficult second album’, the band have grown into themselves and produced a focused and confident album. The album has been streaming all week over at Pitchfork.

For folks outside of the US – Order / download here, or visit your local independent record store – iTunes | Vinyl | CD And for those stateside, grab your copy from the Matador Store.

Playing live in Europe this February, the dates are below.  Esben will also be playing live at a free instore at Rough Trade East tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd January.

Tue 22 Jan – London – Rough Trade East (7pm)

Thu 07 Feb – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
Fri 08 Feb – Glasgow – School Of Art
Sat 09 Feb – Manchester – Bunker
Fri 15 Feb – Brussels – Botanique
Sat 16 Feb – Munster – Gleiss 22
Sun 17 Feb – Hamburg – Knust
Mon 18 Feb – Berlin – Bi Nuu
Wed 20 Feb – Munich – 59to1
Thu 21 Feb – Zürich – Rote Fabrik
Fri 22 Feb – Cologne – Gebaude 9
Sat 23 Feb – Utrecht – Tivoli Oudegracht Spiegelbar
Sun 24 Feb – Paris Point – Ephemere
Tue 26 Feb – London – Scala