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Chelsea Light Moving Will Destroy Your Local Record Store

By Michael on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Sonically, of course. Much in the same fashion they’ve been known to destroy a hullabaloo here and there. Because they’ve scheduled a handful of free, all ages instores along their upcoming tour. And that fucking rules.

Dig it. And be sure to dig their record NOW. And then buy it as soon as you can. And let it destroy you.

Sat-Mar-02 Hoboken, NJ Maxwells
Mon-Mar-04 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
Tue-Mar-05 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle
Wed-Mar-06 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
Thu-Mar-07 Savannah, GA Savannah Stopover
Fri-Mar-08 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Sun-Mar-10 Denton, TX 35 Denton
Tue-Mar-19 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
Wed-Mar-20 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Fri-Mar-22 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Sat-Mar-23 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
Wed-Mar-27 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Fri-Mar-29 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Sat-Mar-30 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Sun-Mar-31 Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace
Tue-Apr-02 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Wed-Apr-03 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Thu-Apr-04 Washington, DC Black Cat
Fri-Apr-05 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Sun-Apr-07 Boston, MA The Sinclair

Talk Normal Supports 3/2-3/8
Merchandise also supports 3/8
Grass Widow supports 3/19-3/23
CAVE supports 3/27-3/30

Kurt Vile on Radio K today

By Hector on Monday, February 25th, 2013

Hello all. A pair of Twin Cities radio sessions is coming your way from our friend Kurt Vile, and you can listen to them no matter where you are through the magic of the internet. In just a few moments (around 1:45PM EST/12:45PM CST, to be not-very-exact), Mr. Vile will be live on the air on Radio K, which can be listened to at radiok.org or at 770AM or 110.7FM on the radio dial if you live in beautiful snowy Minneapolis.

 

Ceremony June Tour Dates

By Claire T on Monday, February 25th, 2013

Photo by Alvin Carrillo

Still touring like madmen, the always amazing Ceremony have some new shows confirmed in June (including dates with Total Control and The Soft Moon) & we’re pleased to tell you about them!

Wednesday, February 27 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop (Noise Pop)  w/ Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID
Thursday, February 28 – Sacramento, CA – The Where House w/ Vibrating Antennas, Rat Damage, Alarms
Friday, March 01 – Reno, NV – Holland Project w/ Spitting Image, Creative Adult, Countress
Saturday, March 02 – Fresno, CA – The Vault w/ Selfish Ways, Gorilla Stomp
Sunday, March 03 – Nipomo, CA – Rippin’ Rehearsal w/ Bad Days 805

Monday, June 6 – La Jolla CA – Che Cafe Collective (UC San Diego)
Tuesday, June 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room w/ Total Control, Gay Kiss
Wednesday, June 5 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction w/ Total Control
Thursday, June 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex w/ The Soft Moon, Total Control
Friday, June 7 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium w/ The Soft Moon, Total Control

June tickets on-sale Friday, March 1 (except LA on-sale on Saturday, March 2)

Check out Ceremony’s killer performance on Mexico City’s “Ligeramente Desenfocado“. Performing “Citizen”, “World Blue”, “Repeating The Circle”, “Hysteria”, and “The Doldrums (Friendly City)”. A MUST WATCH.

http://www.ceremonyhc.com/

Iceage June North American Tour

By Claire T on Monday, February 25th, 2013

Photo by Tim Griffin

Off the back of their February 19 release of You’re Nothing, Iceage will be hitting the road soon with a hefty tour across Europe and North America.

We’ve already announced the February through April dates and now we’re happy to announce that the band will be coming back through the States & Canada in the much warmer month of June, kicking off at Austin’s Chaos in Tejas. Catch them if you can.

New dates in bold. All June dates with Lower.
Mon. Feb. 25 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
Tue. Feb. 26 – Liverpool, UK @ Shipping Forecast
Wed. Feb. 27 – Sheffield, UK @ Shakespeare’s
Thu. Feb. 28 – London, UK @ Electrowerkz
Fri. March 1 – Brighton, UK @ The Albert
Sat. March 2 – Nottingham, UK @ Chameleon Arts Café
Mon. March 4 – Paris, FR @ Espace B
Tue. March 5 – Brussels, BE @ Les Ateliers Claus
Wed. March 6 – Eindhoven, NL @ Area 51
Thu. March 7 – Liepzig DE @ UT Connewitz
Fri. March 8 – Munster, DE @ Gleiss 22
Sat. March 9 – Groningen, AT @ Vera
Sun. March 10 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
Wed. March 20 – Vancouver, BC @ the Biltmore w/ Spectres
Thu. March 21 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza w/ King Dude
Fri. March 22 – Olympia, WA @ Capital Theater (backstage)
Sat. March 23 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Sun. March 24 — Arcata, CA @ Big Tree
Mon. March 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop w/ Merchandise, Wet Hair
Tue. March 26 – Oakland, CA @ New Parish w/ Merchandise, Wet Hair
Thu. March 28 – Bakersfield, CA @ Munoz Gym w/ Milk Music, Sea Lions
Fri. March 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ Milk Music, Sea Lions
Sun. March 31 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Milk Music
Mon. April 1 – Tempe, AZ @ Deadhorse Warehouse w/ Milk Music, Destruction Unit
Thu. April 4 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater w/ Merchandise, Wet Hair
Fri. April 5 — Kansas City, KS @ Middle of the Map Festival
Sat. April 6 – Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College w/ Wet Hair – FREE SHOW
Sun. April 7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Club w/ Condominium, Wild Child
Tue. April 9 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin w/ Skrapyard – FREE SHOW
Wed. April 10 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Violent End, Final Grin
Thu. April 11 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Fri. April 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ 6119
Tue. April 16 – Burlington, VT @ Monkey House w/ White Lung
Wed. April 17 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s w/ White Lung
Thu. April 18 – New Haven, CT @ Lilly’s Pad (Toad’s Place Upstairs) w/ White Lung
Fri. April 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Metz, Night Birds, White Lung
Sat. April 20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ White Lung, Parquet Courts, Burial

Thu. May 30 thru Sun. June 2 – Austin,TX  @ Chaos In Tejas
Mon. June 3 — Houston,TX  @ Mango’s
Tue. June 4  — New Orleans,LA @ Siberia
Wed. June 5 — Gainseville,FL @ the Atlantic
Fri. June 7 — Miami,FL  @ Churchill’s
Sat. June 8 — Tampa,FL @ Crowbar
Sun. June 9 — Atlanta,GA @ the Earl
Mon. June 10 — Charlotte,NC @ the Milestone
Tue. June 11 — Richmond,VA  @ Strange Matter
Wed. June 12 — Washington,DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Thu. June 13 — Brooklyn,NY  @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Northside Music Festival)
Sat. June 15 thru Sun. June 16 — Toronto,Ontario @ NXNE Music Festival
Mon. June 17 –  Ottawa,Ontario @ Babylon
Tue. June 18 — Montreal,Quebec  @ Il Motore
( 5/30-6/18 w/ Lower )


Watch the video for “Ecstasy” directed by Catherine Pattinama Coleman.

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Matador at the Movies (on the internet)

By Gabe on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

This week two of my personal favorites from Matador’s long-to-quite-long history (the band Silkworm and Belle & Sebastian’s If You’re Feeling Sinister album) are being celebrated on the silver-y looking screen sitting on my desk at work.

First, the long-in-the-works Silkworm documentary “Couldn’t You Wait? The Story Of Silkworm” by filmmaker Seth Pomeroy is finally completed and available for stream and purchase here. I will take this opportunity to tell you how important this band has been to me: Silkworm has been incredibly important to me, and will always rule.

Second, Pitchfork has debuted an amazing entry in their Classic (as in classic albums) documentary series about If You’re Feeling Sinister, an album I can’t really talk about here…it’s too personal, I’m sorry. I just cant.

Record Store Day LP: Stephen Malkmus performs Can’s Ege Bamyasi

By Patrick on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

It was the 40th anniversary of the release of Can’s Ege Bamyasi LP (an album known to me in my youth as Ege Bamyasi Okraschoten, because I didn’t know anything), and WEEK-END Fest was happening in Cologne. The dates were November 30 through December 2, 2012, and the festival featured artists such as Ian Svenonious, Justus Köhnke, Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip), Scritti Politti, Deerhoof and Stephen Malkmus.

WEEK-END Fest co-curator Jan Lankisch (of Tomlab Records decided to ask Stephen, currently residing in Germany, whether he wanted to play the entirety of Ege Bamyasi with a band of German musicians Jan had rounded up. And Steve loved the idea. So after a few rehearsals, Steve was joined by Sebastian Blume (synths), Felix Hedderich (bass), Jan Philipp Janzen (drums) and Phillip Tielsch (guitar) for a truly magical & wondrous performance of one of the greatest albums of all time. It took place on December 2 at the Alte Kranhalle in Cologne, and was committed to tape by the band. The sound quality is fantastic; the performance jumps out of the grooves and bubbles its way through your stereo.

We are releasing the LP as a 3500-copy limited edition on green vinyl for Record Store Day, April 20, 2013. (Domino will be releasing it on red vinyl in Europe.) The hand-printed silkscreened sleeve was designed by David Shrigley, who also designed the poster for the event, inspired by the original artwork for Ege Bamyasi. It is being printed in Germany by Slowboy.

We’re truly honored to be part of this special collaboration between tons of talented artists.

“This was the first Can LP I bought brand-new (Torquay, July 1972), and it is still my favourite.”

– Julian Cope, Krautrocksampler

“Ege Bamyasi was one of those marginal cut-out LPs (along with the 1st Stooges, Rhinoceros, Ambergris a.o.) that you’d find in the bargain bins of department stores in the early 70s. For kids with no money and an allure to weirdness these cheapos were significant listens. Ege Bamyasi with its okra can cover and live circus rock shot on the back was completely singular. And it sounded cool as shit. I still check it as one of the top 10 greatest rock LPs of all time, and it remains a perpetual inspiration.”

– Thurston Moore

stephenmalkmus.com

Stream Chelsea Light Moving’s debut LP at NPR…

By Gerard on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

(photo by Carlos van Hijfte)

…two whole weeks before release date (March 5).  Plenty of time to be sold on the self-titled album’s brilliance (or alternately, an opportunity several days in to turn off the computer and get some fresh air — you could probably use a meal, too).

Pre-order Chelsea Light Moving -s/t on LP or CD from The Matador Store

Yo La Tengo : April/May US North American Dates, Summer Shows With Belle & Sebastian, Solid Sound Fest and more

By Gerard on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
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(video courtesy KEXP.   The entire Jan. 18 session is available for viewing here)

This past Saturday night, Yo La Tengo completed the first run of North American tour in support of the universally hailed ‘Fade’ with a show at New York City’s Town Hall described by by more than one person as “triumphant”, “stunning” and “kind of long”. Though Georgia, Ira and James are off to Europe this week for some of the continent’s most anticipated shows this year, they’ll be back in the USA (and Vancouver!)  this April and May for the dates below, followed by July shows in outdoor venues with Belle & Sebastian.

With the exception of the Baltimore date on April 26 supporting Beach House, for the April/May headlining dates Yo La Tengo will be the only band playing.  As with the January/February shows, they’ll be playing two sets each night with a brief intermission.

April
26 Baltimore MD, Lyric (with Beach House)
27 Asheville NC, Orange Peel
29 Athens GA, Georgia Theater

May
1 New Orleans LA Tipitina’s
2 Houston TX, Fitzgerald’s
3 Austin TX, Mohawk (tickets on sale now)
4 Dallas TX, Granada Theater
6 Tucson AZ, Rialto
9 Loa Angeles CA, Henry Fonda Theater
10 San Francisco CA, The Fillmore
11 San Francisco CA, The Fillmore
16 Portland OR, Wonder
17 Seattle WA, Showbox
18 Vancouver BC, Commodore
20 Salt Lake City UT, State Room
21 Boulder CO, Boulder Theatre
22 Kansas City MO, Crossroads

July
9 Boston, MA , Bank Of America Pavilion (tickets on sale Friday, February 22)
10 Philadelphia PA,  Skyline Stage at the Mann
11 Brooklyn NY, Celebrate Brooklyn! – Prospect Park Bandshell
12 Washington DC , Merriweather Post Pavilion
13 Pittsburgh PA, Stage AE  (tickets on sale, Saturday, February 23)

In addition, as announced elsewhere last week, Yo La Tengo will be part of Wilco’s annual Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, MA taking place between June 21 and June 23.  In addition to a full set of their own, Yo La Tengo will be performing a live score to “The Love Song Of R. Buckminster Fuller” (dir – Sam Green)

If an outdoor festival with a tremendous bill isn’t to your liking (allergies, tendency to fall asleep behind the wheel — BUT ENOUGH ABOUT ME), you can catch Yo La Tengo’s live score for “The Love Song Of Buckminster Fuller” on April 9 and 10, at The Kitchen (512 W. 19th St., NYC) with performances at 7 and 9pm each night. Tickets are available here.

‘Fade’- available from the Matador Store on LP, CD or an array of digital files.

Iceage ‘You’re Nothing’ is out today

By Robby on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

 

… and just like that, Iceage’s sophomore album, ‘You’re Nothing’ is available worldwide  in all modern-day conceptions of music retailler (Matador store, Insound, Amazon, iTunes & of course your local indie).   The New York Times have dropped some praise on the album’s “coiled contraptions, unruly by design” whereas Pitchfork, awarding their ‘Best New Music’ tag note Iceage coming off “even younger, wilder, and more chaotic than on their 2011 debut, but also more experienced and nuanced” & SPIN chimes in: “smarter, faster, catchier and noisier than their debut“”.

Grab a sneak peak of the album over at AbsolutePunk, where they’re streaming the album for a week.

Then, see Iceage on tour.  Oh yeah & buy the record, you’ll love it.

Mon. Feb. 25 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
Tue. Feb. 26 – Liverpool, UK @ Shipping Forecast
Wed. Feb. 27 – Sheffield, UK @ Shakespeare’s
Thu. Feb. 28 – London, UK @ Electrowerkz
Fri. March 1 – Brighton, UK @ The Albert
Sat. March 2 – Nottingham, UK @ Chameleon Arts Café
Mon. March 4 – Paris, FR @ Espace B
Tue. March 5 – Brussels, BE @ Les Ateliers Claus
Wed. March 6 – Eindhoven, NL @ Area 51
Thu. March 7 – Liepzig DE @ UT Connewitz
Fri. March 8 – Munster, DE @ Gleiss 22
Sat. March 9 – Groningen, AT @ Vera
Sun. March 10 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
Wed. March 20 – Vancouver, BC @ the Biltmore w/ Spectres
Thu. March 21 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Fri. March 22 – Olympia, WA @ Capital Theater (backstage)
Sat. March 23 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Mon. March 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop w/ Merchandise, Wet Hair
Tue. March 26 – Oakland, CA @ New Parish w/ Merchandise, Wet Hair
Thu. March 28 – Bakersfield, CA @ Munoz Gym w/ Milk Music
Fri. March 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ Milk Music
Sun. March 31 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Milk Music
Mon. April 1 – Tempe, AZ @ Deadhorse Warehouse w/ Milk Music, Destruction Unit
Thu. April 4 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater w/ Merchandise, Wet Hair
Sat. April 6 – Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College w/ Wet Hair – FREE SHOW
Sun. April 7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Club
Tue. April 9 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin – FREE SHOW
Wed. April 10 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Final Grin
Thu. April 11 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Fri. April 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ 6119
Tue. April 16 – Burlington, VT @ Monkey House w/ White Lung
Wed. April 17 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s w/ White Lung
Thu. April 18 – New Haven, CT @ Lilly’s Pad (Toad’s Place Upstairs)
Fri. April 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ White Lung
Sat. April 20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ White Lung
Thu. May 30 – Sun. June 2 – Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas

*photo grabbed without permission from kexp, where Dominick Mastrangelo shot their session last month.

Yo La Tengo drop into WNYC today

By Robby on Thursday, February 14th, 2013

(photo from Saturday night’s Town Hall show by Taleen Dersdepanian, qromag.com)

Along their current two-set tour (Yo La Tengo opens for Yo La Tengo), Yo La Tengo have dropped into a handful of the nation’s finest non-commercial radio stations, proving that the radio sometimes doesn’t suck. Today they’re over at WNYC.

Head over to soundcheck.org at 2pm EST to catch them live on the web, then tune into WNYC (93.9 FM if you’re in the New York ara and Soundcheck.org elsewhere) at 9pm EST tonight.

Yo La Tengo ‘Fade‘ is out now… they’ve got two more dates on this tour (but promise they’ll be back out soon). See you there

2/15 DC @ 9:30 Club
2/16 NYC @ Town Hall

 

photo lifted from bradkelly‘s flickr