Archive for December, 2013

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – new album “Wig Out at Jagbags” streaming now at Amazon

By Gabe on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Happy impending hangover everyone. We hope you’ve successfully escaped your family. I wrote this two weeks ago so pray for me to be free by now also, retrospectively.

We are very stoked, with the help of Amazon, to bring you the new album from Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags, streaming in it’s entirety. The album is available to pre-order on LP and CD.


The record is truly fantastic: vintage Malkmusian guitar-flogging and melodic-wizardy, good for a listen on your comeups and comedowns. See you in the field.

Xmas Gift To You: Body/Head “Last Mistress” Remix

By Nils on Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Yours for the t(we)aking: A phenomenal 14-minute remix of “Last Mistress” from Body/Head‘s Coming Apart LP (on New York Times and Spin‘s Best Of 2013 lists, among others), by Jake Meginsky. Play loud.

Click here to download (mp3)


By Gerard on Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Matador Store Pre-order:
pre-order Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks’ ‘Wig Out At Jagbags’ and receive the  “Pick Up The Spare” 7” (single sided 7” on strawberry red vinyl) – while supplies last.

Singles Going Home Alone Update : Last Chance For the 2013 Edition

By Gerard on Monday, December 23rd, 2013

In the wake of singles from Jeffrey Novak, Superchunk, Cian Nugent, Lower Plenty, Bits Of Shit, Royal Headache, Outer Spaces, Smartboys and Tony Molina, the final 3 7″‘s of the 2013 ‘Singles Going Home Alone’ series are shipping to subscribers shortly ;

Sleaford Mods – “Routine Dean” b/w “Pubic Hair Ltd”

Steve Gunn – “WIldwood” b/w “Worn Threads”

Coho Lips - “Less Of Everything” b/w “Lick Your Sore Chops”

The 13th / bonus single is in production and the band’s identity will revealed shortly. If you’re looking for a hint, they hail from the same region as the adopted home of last year’s bonus artist and have several records (old and not-so-old) in the Matador catalog. If that’s not setting it up for you on a tee, I don’t know what is.

There’s a handful of subscriptions still available at The Matador Store. SGHA is taking a year (decade?) off in 2014 while we fantasize about pressing plant capacity magically tripling.

VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age – “Smooth Sailing” (ACL/PBS)

By Gerard on Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Queens of the Stone Age, fresh off ‘…Like Clockwork’ being voted the #1 album of 2013 by the readers of Spin, make their Austin City Limits TV debut on Saturday, January 4 (PBS). Here’s a clip of ‘…Like Clockwork”s “Smooth Sailing” from last October’s taping.

Malkmus & The Jicks x Momofuku Milk Bar

By Claire T on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

In honor of their forthcoming LP, Wig Out At Jagbags, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and Momofuku Milk Bar are joining forces to bring you a limited time soft serve flavor inspired by the song “Cinnamon And Lesbians”. The special flavor will be available at one of Milk Bar’s New York store locations for a very limited time starting on January 7 release date. Wondering what it will taste like? So are we. More details to come!

And as you ponder over the possibilities of this flavor, check out the “Cinnamon And Lesbians” video directed by Jay Winebrenner.

And don’t forget you’ll be able to listen to all of Wig Out At Jagbags in full starting New Year’s Eve on Amazon. The stream will live at – but don’t visit that URL yet as nothing’s happening there until the 31st of December. Instead, we’ve made it easy for you to set a reminder with iCal, or with Google Calendar.

Pre-order Wig Out At Jagbags on the Matador Store.

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Flyer by Gary Panter


Cat Power : Covering Hugh Martin’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” In The New Apple Commercial

By Gerard on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

OK, Judy Garland’s version is the best known….at least until this week. Let this be a cautionary tale for anyone quick to scold a sulky teen for fucking around on the smartphone all Christmas. You could be interrupting the next Abel Ferrara!

1000 Times Better Than Frost/Nixon : Nardwuar Quizzes King Krule

By Gerard on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

clip courtesy the one, the only Nardwuar The Human Serviette

Savage: A New Song (and Music Video) from Majical Cloudz

By Patrick on Friday, December 13th, 2013

Fans will already be familiar with “Savage,” a staple of Majical Cloudz sets over the past year. They have now recorded it in the studio and made a quick music video. Watch it at the link above.

Devon Welsh writes about the song on the video on his tumblr HERE

Lots of interesting Majical Cloudz stuff happening in 2014 so keep your eyes peeled.

VIDEO : Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – “Lecce, Leaving” (from “Conan”, 12/12/13)

By Gerard on Friday, December 13th, 2013

(video courtesy TBS / Team Coco)