Archive for November, 2013
While Ceremony are making plans for recording their 5th album in the very near future, a visitor to the label Facebook page alerted us to the existence of the above footage, shot during This Is Hardcore at Philly’s Electric Factory this past August.
A big week for the Queens continues with a Spotify exclusive three song live EP from Cologne, Germany that was captured by WDR1Live.
Stunning takes, the lot, and there’s even video for “The Vampyre of Time and Memory”:
Speaking of Vampyre and videos, the only interactive video you need to see this week launched Monday for the track. The project was a collaboration with The Creators Project – experience it in its full glory at www.vampyreoftimeandmemory.com.
The Creators Project has also launched a behind-the-scenes piece on the making of the video, which was conceived by directors Kii Arens and Jason Trucco along with developers Darknet:
And for emphasis PLEASE WATCH THE DIRECTOR’S CUT of Vampyre. It rules all realms:
DARKSIDE return to Europe next March, with the duo of Dave Harrington and Nicolas Jaar playing a full month of European shows, bookended by their North American dates in January thru February and their Australian shows in April.
1st – Switzerland, Zurich – Kaufleuten – Tickets
2nd – Italy, Milan – Magazzini Generali – Tickets
4th – Belgium, Antwerp – Trix – Tickets
5th – Holland, Amsterdam – 5 Days Off – Tickets
8th – Denmark, Copenhagen – Pumpehuset – Tickets
9th – Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser Medis – Tickets
10th – Norway, Oslo – Parkteatret – Tickets
12th – Germany, Berlin – Astra – Tickets
14th – Germany, Cologne – Gloria – Tickets
15th – Germany, Munich – Muffathalle – Tickets
17th – Italy, Turin – Teatro Carignano (all seated) – Tickets
18th – France, Nice – Nikaïa Live – Tickets
19th – France, Nimes – Paloma – Tickets
20th – France, Bordeaux – Le Rocher – Tickets
21st – France, Nantes – Stereolux – Tickets
23rd – France, Paris – L’Olympia – Tickets
25th – Ireland, Dublin – Button Factory – Tickets
26th – UK, Glasgow – Art School – Tickets
27th – UK, Manchester – Ritz – Tickets
29th – UK, London – Coronet – Tickets
Watch their Boiler Room rooftop session (as the sun sets over NYC) below:
OK, we missed Black Friday by a few days, but if that means ONE LESS TRAMPLING this holiday shopping season, it was totally worth it. On December 3, we’re releasing a limited edition, one-time pressing of a $5.99 list LP , ‘It’s Been A Business Doing Pleasure With You‘, featuring 9 songs from (most of) our 2013 releases. In addition to album tracks from Chelsea Light Moving, Majical Cloudz, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, Iceage and Kurt Vile, there’s a live version of Queens of the Stone Age performing “If I Had A Tail” at the 2013 iTunes Festival (Roundhouse, London), Savages’ “City’s Full” from last summer’s KEXP session, and Yo La Tengo performing “Before We Run” in those same KEXP studios.
We don’t have any copies for mail order, sadly, but hopefully you’ll find one at your favorite record store after they’re done sweeping up all the broken glass, blood, etc. from Black Friday. If you prefer, you can order a digital version of the comp. right now at the Matador Store.
A week from Friday, a limited edition, black vinyl / black artwork 2XLP edition of Queens of the Stone Age’s album-of-2013 candidate ‘…Like Clockwork’ will be available in stores. There’s only 1200 of these in the USA, with another 1200 earmarked for the rest of the planet. So get up early.
One of 2013′s best albums just got the BONUS treatment ; Iceage’s ‘You’re Nothing’ has been expanded in digital form to include 3 additional tracks, “To The Comrades” (Bahumutsi Drama Group), “Jackie” (Sinead O’Connor) and the previously unreleased “A-Rifle”. You can order it today via iTunes, or opt for the “To The Comrades” b/w “Jackie” import 7“.
Kurt VIle – ‘It’s A Big World Out There (And I Am Scared)’ EP and ‘Waking On A Pretty Daze (Deluxe Haze)’ 2XCD Out TodayBy Gerard on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
(photo by Johnny Payne)
OK, brace yourselves for a succession of Matablog posts this morning, either heralding titles out today, out a week from Friday or out the Tuesday following. We probably should’ve spaced this out a little more carefully, but we realize we’re competing with new video game consoles, Furbys, Cabbage Patch Graven-Idols and the like this Holiday season so there’s NO TIME FOR SUBTLETY.
The new Kurt Vile & The Violators 12″ EP, ‘It’s A Big World Out There (And I Am Scared)’ is out today, and the entire EP is available as a bonus CD inside the just released ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze (Deluxe Haze)’ double CD(shown above). Kurt, who appears on tonight’s episode of “The Best Show On WFMU”, graciously provided us with the following liner notes :