Archive for October, 2013

Queens of the Stone Age – ‘…Like Clockwork’ Deluxe Double Vinyl Edition Back In Stock

By Gerard on Friday, October 18th, 2013

Hey, look what we found. After blowing out the initial pressing, it looks like we’ve got more copies of the deluxe 2XLP edition of Queens of the Stone Age’s ‘…Like Clockwork’ (180 gram, 45 RPM discs pressed at Pallas, exclusive 20 page booklet, special super-thick oversized heavy-duty gatefold, visuals  by B0NEFACE), available for a limited time direct from The Matador Store.

Matador Store 20% Off Sale

By Adam B on Friday, October 18th, 2013

For a limited time (through the end of October) we’re offering all you devoted Matablog readers 20% off at the Matador Store. To receive the discount simply enter promo code 20october at checkout. This is a perfect time to pick up some of our great new releases from DARKSIDE, Lee Ranaldo and the Dust, or Glasser.

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Live from Electric Lady Studios with Wild Honey Pie

By Gabe on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Lee + band hit the legendary Studio A at Electric Lady under the watchful eye of Wild Honey Pie. The rock songcraft on display does the room proud – both songs performed appear on the new album Last Night On Earth:

As announced last week, Lee Ranaldo Wants To Teach You Guitar.

The band will hit the road soon:

Thu Oct 17 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
Fri Oct 18 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Sat Oct 19 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
Sun Oct 20 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
Tue Oct 22 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Wed Oct 23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Fri Oct 25 – Brooklyn, NY – T5 (with Kurt Vile & The Violators)

Thu Nov 7 – Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Eindhoven*
Fri Nov 8 – Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.*
Sat Nov 9 – Desingel, Antwerp.*

(*- Lee performing his piece, “How Deep Are Rivers” with Bang On A Can All Stars)

Sun Nov 10 – NL Groningen – Vera
Mon Nov 11 – DE Hamburg – Kampnagel
Wed Nov 13 – DE Cologne – Gebaude 9
Thu Nov 14 – FR Metz – acoustic show at le musée de la cour d’or
Fri Nov 15 – FR Metz – Caveau Des Trinitaires – Musique Volante Festival
Sat Nov 16 – ESP Barcelona – Barts, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Sun Nov 17 – CH Lausanne – Le Romandie
Mon Nov 18 – FR Feyzin – Epicerie Moderne
Wed Nov 20 – FR Villeneuve D’Asq – Festival Tour de Chauffe at le Ferme D’en Haut
Thu Nov 21 – UK London – The Garage
Fri Nov 22 – UK Camber Sands – ATP Festival
Sat Nov 23 – FR Paris – Boulogne Billancourt BB Mix Festival
Mon Nov 25 – FR Poitiers – Confort Moderne
Tue Nov 26 – FR Tours – Temps Machine
Wed Nov 27 – FR Bordeaux – Rock School Barbey, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Thu Nov 28 – ESP Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Fri Nov 29 – ESP Valencia – Wah Wah, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Sat Nov 30 – ESP Madrid – La Riveria, PrimaveraSound Touring Party

Fri Dec 06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Sat Dec 07 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Sun Dec 08 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Tue Dec 10 – San Jose, CA – The Blank Club
Wed Dec 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Fri Dec 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Sat Dec 14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

Wed Jan 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
Fri Jan 10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sat Jan 11 – Brooklyn NY – The Bell House

DARKSIDE announce tour dates & played a ten minute version of “Paper Trails”, which you can watch now

By Robby on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

On the heels on their sold-out shows in London, Berlin and Brussels, the DARKSIDE announce the “Psychic Tour”; the band’s first headlining North American tour.

DARKSIDE recently previewed their live show with a performance of an extended version of “Paper Trails” for Resident Advisor.

Over the weekend, The NY Times Magazine ran a feature on DARKSIDE, including a behind-the-scenes rehearsal photo, and NPR Weekend Edition aired an interview with Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, calling the album, “scary meets catchy.” Listen to the NPR interview here.

1/14/2014 - Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

1/15/2014 - Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

1/16/2014 - Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick

1/17/2014 - Chicago, IL – Metro

1/18/2014 - Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

1/21/2014 - Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club

1/22/2014 - Seattle, WA – Neumo’s

1/23/2014 - Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

1/24/2014 - San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium

1/25/2014 - Los Angeles, CA – Music Box (Henry Fonda)

1/26/2014 - Santa Ana, CA – Observatory

1/28/2014 - Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

1/30/2014 - Dallas, TX – Club Dada

1/31/2014 - Austin, TX – Emo’s

2/1/2014 - Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s

2/2/2014 - New Orleans, LA – House of Blues – New Orleans

2/3/2014 - Atlanta, GA – Terminal West

2/5/2014 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

2/6/2014 - Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

2/7/2014 - Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

2/8/2014 - New York, NY – Terminal 5


Purchase DARKSIDE Psychic (out now on Other People & Matador Records)

DARKSIDE on the web:


Cat Power Solo Shows in November!

By Nils on Monday, October 14th, 2013

photo by Juan Morey

The weather’s getting chilly, and the mind turns to love. And who screams “love” more than Cat Power? Her autumn gift to you is a series of solo shows which are sure to change hearts and minds, and maybe even the weather. Most shows on sale now!

Mon 21 — New York, NY — Glasslands (Elliott Smith Tribute show)

Wed 6 — Nashville, TN — 3rd & Lindsley
Thu 7 — Atlanta, GA — Center Stage
Fri 8 — Ponte Vedra Beach, FL — Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Sun 10 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle
Wed 13 — Washington, DC — Sixth & I Historic Synogogue
Thu 14 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Masonic
Fri 15 — New Haven, CT — Center Church on the Green (Meeting House)
Sat 16 — Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts
Mon 18 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
Wed 20 — Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop (early and late shows)
Thu 21 — Chicago, IL — Old Town School of Folk Music (early and late shows)

Lee Ranaldo Wants To Teach You Guitar

By Michael on Friday, October 11th, 2013

As evidenced by his catalog of work – especially his newest album Last Night On EarthLee Ranaldo knows his way around a guitar. And he wants to share some of his knowledge with the good people of New York City.

Monday October 28 at 8pm make you way to Other Music where Lee will be hosting his first Guitar Clinic, having a discussion and demonstration of his weapon of choice. What’s more, you’ll not only walk away with a new found respect for and knowledge of the Axe, you’ll also walk away with a signed poster. Shithotdamn.

And make sure to catch Lee and The Dust on tour now
Fri-Oct-11    Toronto, ONT        Horseshoe Tavern
Sat-Oct-12    Detroit, MI            Trinosophes
Sun-Oct-13    Chicago, IL            Empty Bottle
Mon-Oct-14    Madison, WI            High Noon Saloon
Tue-Oct-15    Minneapolis, MN        The Triple Rock
Thu-Oct-17    Iowa City, IA            Gabe’s
Fri-Oct-18    Omaha, NE            The Waiting Room
Sat-Oct-19    Lawrence, KS        The Bottleneck
Sun-Oct-20    St. Louis, MO        The Firebird
Tue-Oct-22    Nashville, TN        Exit/In
Wed-Oct-23    Asheville, NC        The Orange Peel
Fri-Oct-25    New York, NY        Terminal 5
Fri-Dec-06    Portland, OR            Doug Fir Lounge
Sat-Dec-07    Vancouver, BC        Biltmore Cabaret
Sun-Dec-08    Seattle, WA            Barboza
Tue-Dec-10    San Jose, CA        The Blank Club
Wed-Dec-11    San Francisco, CA    The Chapel
Frid-Dec-13    Los Angeles, CA        The Echo
Sat-Dec-14    San Diego, CA        The Casbah
Wed-Jan-08    Philadelphia, PA        Boot & Saddle
Thu-Jan-09    Hamden, CT            Spaceland Ballroom
Fri-Jan-10    Boston, MA            Brighton Music Hall
Sat-Jan-11    Brooklyn, NY            The Bell House

Queens of the Stone Age : Josh Homme on Marc Maron’s WTF, ACL Webcast, New iTunes EP, AUS/NZ Dates With NiN

By Gerard on Thursday, October 10th, 2013

(EDITOR’S NOTE: OK, that has to be one of the 3 or 4 longest headlines in Matador history. I’d encourage you to find the others but there’s NO PRIZES WHATSOEVER on offer, so perhaps it’s best to do something more constructive and/or less Matador-centric. QOTSA’s powerful PR firm prepared the copy below and I’ll simply add the following ; Marc Maron is one of our finest interviewers/conversationalists and his meeting of the minds with Josh might be one of the 3 or 4 most important moments in the history of the podcast medium. Again, you can try to identify the others, but there are no prizes. It’s not like we’re made of prizes – GC)

Queens of the Stone Age continue to steamroll their way across the globe in support of their triumphant album, …Like Clockwork. The juggernaut shows no sign of slowing as the last quarter of 2013 is set to kick just as much ass as the previous three.

Recently, Josh Homme ventured to Marc Maron’s garage to take part in his ever-entertaining podcast, WTF with Marc Maron. Hear Marc and Josh discuss aspirations to change guitar strings in under 10 seconds, growing up in the desert and how Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life and The Idiot changed his life. The podcast is now available at

In additional tour news, Queens of the Stone Age are set to join Nine Inch Nails for a jaunt across Australia and New Zealand that is sure to rattle the dust from the rafters. Our friends Down Under are encouraged to prepare themselves for a night they won’t soon forget. More info on Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails’ co-headline march across the outback is available via

For those unable to make it to beautiful Austin, TX for the second weekend of Austin City Limits, the live stream gods smile upon thee. You’ll be able to stream Queens’ ACL set in its entirety from the comfort of your living room or wherever else you pay homage to rock. More information concerning the live stream can be found at

The band will also be playing a coveted set for the 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts, which is headlined by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.. This event takes place on October 26th and 27th at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. Tickets are currently on sale via Live Nation.

To wrap up new touring news, Queens of the Stone Age will be returning to the Northeast for shows at Agganis Arena in Boston on December 13th and Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 14th, both supported by The Kills. Those who were lucky enough to attend the band’s surprise performance at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn in June know these shows are not to be missed. Tickets are available now at

And if you are still unable to make it to these dates, we have good news. Bring the Queens of the Stone Age live experience home with their new iTunes Festival live EP available now. Visit iTunes, download and shred away. And to experience Queens in full studio majesty, ….Like Clockwork is now available for a low low price at

(photo by Nina Duncan)

The above photo surfaced from the band mysteriously, so who knows what these guys have in store for us next. As always, be vigilant and Keep Your Eyes Peeled for updates over at:
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Happy Lee Ranaldo + The Dust, DARKSIDE & Glasser release day

By Robby on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

It’s a big day over here at Matador/True Panther HQ as we welcome new albums from Lee Ranaldo And The Dust, DARKSIDE & Glasser into the world.

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Last Night On Earth (Matador Records)

“Ranaldo sounds like he’s indeed having the best time of his life.” Tiny Mix Tapes

Get ‘Last Night On Earth’ at the Matador Store,iTunes, Amazon or at your favorite indie retailer. Lee Ranaldo & The Dust kick off a lengthy tour tonight in Hudson, NY – check out the dates here.  Tonight, the band’s session airs on WNYC Soundcheck at 9pm EDT on 93.9FM and


DARKSIDE – Psychic (Other People/Matador)

translucent and dense, electrified and organic, holding a form while constantly being prodded into new shapes.” Pitchfork (9.0 Best New Music)

Get ‘Psychic’ at the Matador Store, iTunes, Amazon and as Rough Trade’s Album of the Month. Don’t miss DARKSIDE at Pitchfork Paris & Mountain Oasis Festival.


Glasser – Interiors (True Panther Sounds)

Interiors is an expansive, fiercely intelligent investigative workClash

Get ‘Interiors’ at the True Panther Store, iTunes, Amazon or at your favorite indie retailer. This week, Glasser kicks off a pre-tour run of shows in LA (10/10), Toronto (10/13) and Brooklyn (10/15, True Panther CMJ showcase). All dates here -  see you out!


Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Soundchecking Today!

By Todd Netter on Monday, October 7th, 2013

On the heels of last week’s album premiere, and on the eve of tomorrow’s album release, Lee Ranaldo And The Dust will be performing a selection of tunes from their new album Last Night On Earth today for WNYC’s Soundcheck. The set streams live at and starting at 2pm EDT. Those of you who prefer your radio sessions on the actual radio, stay tuned (no pun intended) to the Matablog for broadcast details.

Coming Late November : Yo La Tengo Vinyl Dolls + DVD Set

By Gerard on Friday, October 4th, 2013

It occurred to us recently that we’ve not offered nearly enough Yo La Tengo items to the consumer this year, and with the assistance of the good folks at PressPop and Jim Woodring, here’s something a little more ambitious than a tote bag (no offense intended towards producers or buyers of tote bags).  Preorder the following for late November 2013 release here :

Experience the magical collaboration of Yo La Tengo and Jim Woodring.
The three band members, Ira, Georgia and James come to life as 3 original characters in the land of “the Tree!”

Present/past/future, the real/unreal, visible/invisible, sadness/joy……”the Tree” will grow, enveloping all. And the ecstatic creatures that inhabit “the Tree” are the 3 beings blessed by the god of music. The curtain has been raised for Woodring’s mysterious and psychedelic dream land. But the story has just begun……

This product is a set of DVD and 3 soft-vinyl dolls. The DVD contains an original animation (5:20 minutes) of a mind-blowing colorful dream world that centers on “the Tree” and the 3 whimsical characters. It is made by a Japanese production company that specialize in hand-drawn animation: drop. And of course, All NEW music by Yo La Tengo! The 3 colorful soft-vinyl dolls were sculpted by Japanese master sculptor: Tomohiro Yasui. Beautiful packaging design by Jim Woodring with a bonus comic on the back.

Product Details
Soft-vinyl dolls:
prototype by: Tomohiro Yasui
material: soft vinyl
height: Ira 90mm/3.54″, Georgia 90mm/3.54″, James 100mm/3.93″
articulation: neck

length: 5:20
full color
characters and storyboard by: Jim Woodring
music by: Yo La Tengo
animation production by: drop

blister pack:300mm x 300mm
3 soft-vinyl dolls
1 DVD-NTSC / region free(0)

(NOTE : the above set will be available at the merch table during Yo La Tengo’s upcoming European shows, though supplies are limited)

(art by Stephen Hunking)

“Super Kiwi” – (MP3, 192K)

We’d be remiss in failing to remind you that we’ve also got the deluxe 2XCD/digital versions of ‘Fade’ coming on November 19, along with a November 5 7″ of the previously unreleased “Super Kiwi” backed with a cover of The Beach Boys’ “A Day in the Life Of a Tree” (both songs will be on the ‘Fade’ bonus disc). (preorder ‘Fade Deluxe’ here, or the “Super Kiwi” 7″, here)