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Spaghetti with dark-simmered sausage and onion

By Patrick on Friday, August 29th, 2014

This is really a winter dish from Ruth Rogers but I adapted it a bit for the summer.

Very straightforward, but do leave a lot of time – this is really a 2-hour preparation.

olive oil
3 Italian sweet sausage (get good ones), skins removed, sausage meat crumbled
1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves purple garlic, minced
1 dried red chile, crumbled
3 dried Turkish bay leaves
1/3 cup red wine
14-15 oz can good Italian tomatoes, fully drained, tomatoes crushed in your hands
1/4 nutmeg, grated
1/3 cup whole milk
1/4 cup romano pecorino, freshly grated
salt
freshly ground black pepper
fresh sage leaves
1/2 lb dry spaghetti

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat. Add the crumbled sausage meat and stir and fry until lightly browned. If it sticks, great. Now add the onion, garlic, chiles and bay leaves and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes until onions are lightly browned, stirring frequently. You will be developing a fond and there will be stickiness – it’s all good.

Pour in the wine and stir, scraping up the bits stuck to the bottom of the pan, until the wine has evaporated – about 2 minutes maximum. Add the drained crushed tomatoes, lower the heat, and cook at a steady but low simmer for 45-60 minutes until you have an intense dark red mess. Stir in the nutmeg, milk, and Romano pecorino. Season with salt to taste.

Meanwhile, you have brought an extremely large pot of water to the boil. When you anticipate that you are approximately 10 minutes out on the sauce (the sauce can wait, so that part doesn’t matter), add several massive handfuls of kosher salt to the water, cover, and bring to a rolling boil again. Now add the pasta all at once, stir, cover, and set the timer to a minute or so less than the minimum time specified on the pasta box. Once at a rolling boil again, remove cover, stir the pasta, and keep stirring occasionally until timer goes off. About 1 minute before the timer goes off, add a half-ladle of starchy pasta water to the sauce, and stir it in – you want to evaporate it so that the sauce is not watery, but you also want a certain amount of pasta starchiness so that the sauce combines well. You might end up adding a half-ladle full of pasta water a second time, and evaporate that too. Play it by ear.

Taste the pasta – it should be not quite al dente but not quite inedible either. Drain it in a colander and add it to the sauce pan. Toss, drizzling some more olive oil over the mixture, and continue tossing until pasta and sauce are well combined.

Serve into bowls, tear fresh sage leaves over each one. Add a fresh grind of pepper to each bowl and a fresh grating of Romano, and offer your guests the pepper grinder and more cheese to grate at the table.

The Young : Live On KXLU, Today at 5:30 (Pacific)

By Gerard on Friday, August 29th, 2014

Days after the release of ‘Chrome Cactus’, The Young kick off a brief West Coast swing tonight at LA’s Los Globos, playing prior to Milk ‘N’ Cookies and after Lamps and Gun Outfit.  Earlier today, the band are visiting the lovely campus of Loyola Marymount University where they’ll be playing live on KXLU at approximately 5:30 pacific time (8:30 eastern).   If you’re in the area, you can tune in at 88.9 FM, while the rest of us around the globe can hear the set at KXLU.com.

Tour Dates
Friday, August, 29 – Los Globos, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, August, 30 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August, 31 – 1234Go Records, Oakland CA^
Thursday, September, 4 – Hotel Vegas, Austin TX
Friday, September, 5 – Bottletree, Birmingham AL
Saturday, September, 6 – 529, Atlanta GA
Sunday, September, 7 – Pinhook, Durham NC
Monday, September, 8 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC%
Tuesday, September, 9 – DC9, Washington DC
Wednesday, September, 10 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, September, 11 – Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
Friday, September, 12 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Saturday, September, 13 – O’Brien’s Pub, Boston MA
Sunday, September, 14 – Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada
Monday, September, 15 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ON, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH&
Wednesday, September, 17 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH&
Thursday, September, 18 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Friday, September, 19 – Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis TN
Saturday, September, 20 – Foundry Beer Garden, Dallas TX, FREE SHOW#

*w/ Milk ‘N’ Cookies,The Lamps and Gun Outfit
^w/ Rat Columns and Violent Change
%w/ Potty Mouth
&w/ So Cow
# w/ Radioactivity

order ‘Chrome Cactus’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon:
Amazon MP3

The Young – Tumblr
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Twitter
Instagram

Thurston Moore Band announce UK & European tour

By Stuart on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Photo by Phil Sharp

Following The Thurston Moore Band’s (James Sedwards of Nought – guitar, Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine – bass and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth – drums) recent impromptu set at Café Oto in London, England, the group announce their first UK (& European) tour taking place soon after their dates in the US and Canada.

Uncut magazine were in attendance for the band’s first show in London and had this to say about the live performance:

“The album – which is due out in October – is excellent, and these live versions are muscular and digressive. Great songs, and a sense that Moore has found fresh inspiration in N16 with his latest, formidable accomplices.”

Friday, October 31 – BIME Festival, Bilbao Spain
Sunday, November 2 – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Monday, November 3 – Antoniano (seated), Bologna, Italy
Tuesday, November 4 – Komplex Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, November 5 – Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Friday, November 7 – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
Saturday, November 8 – Fleece, Bristol, UK
Sunday, November 9 – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 11 – Art School, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, November 12 – Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Saturday, November 15 – Crossing Border Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Sunday, November 16 – Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday, November 18 – Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany
Wednesday, November 19 – Ampere, Munich, Germany

Tickets for these dates are on sale now.

Pre-order The Best Day from The Matador Store (autographed posters with the first 100 LP orders), iTunes (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly) and Amazon (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly).

VIDEO : EMA – “Neuromancer” (from “The Late Show With David Letterman”)

By Gerard on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

(video courtesy CBS / “The Late Show With David Letterman”)


The Future’s Void
is available on CD, Cassette and LP (limited edition lavender vinyl) from The Matador Store.

http://www.thefuturesvoid.net
https://twitter.com/EMAthorstar
http://instagram.com/_ema_usa_#
http://emathefuturesvoid.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/cameouttanowhere

STREAMING: DARKSIDE AT DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY BOILER ROOM – 6:30PM EST

By Rian on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

If you are not in at a 2000 year-old Coliseum in Croatia right now waiting to see Darkside, fear not, their set will be streaming live here starting at 6:30pm EST: http://boilerroom.tv/session/dimensions-opening-concert/


Dimensions Opening Concert by brtvofficial

The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers live from The Brill Building

By Gabe on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Today NPR Music has announced a special concert event with The New Pornographers.

On Thursday September 4th The New Pornographers will perform their new album Brill Bruisers (available now) at the Brill Building as part of NPR Music’s First Listen Live series: AC Newman – a pop songsmith in the grand tradition of Brill Building stalwarts Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, Laura Nyro, Carole King and Lou Reed – celebrates the release of his band’s new album at the historic home of songwriting tradition in New York City’s Times Square. NPR will begin broadcasting the event on Tuesday September 9th.

Follow @nprmusic for opportunities to win tickets over the next week – @matadorrecords and @thenewpornographers will also have some for giveaway.

Interpol : Stream ‘El Pintor’ via NPR’s First Listen / Bowery Ballroom Show, Sept. 4

By Gerard on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

(photo by Gaëlle Beri)

Two full weeks ahead of the September 9 release date, you can stream the new Interpol album, ‘El Pintor’ from start to finish starting today via NPR’s First Listen.

Tracklisting:

1. All the Rage Back Home
2. My Desire
3. Anywhere
4. Same Town, New Story
5. My Blue Supreme
6. Everything Is Wrong
7. Breaker 1
8. Ancient Ways
9. Tidal Wave
10. Twice as Hard

As mentioned last week, Interpol will be performing live from Los Angeles’ Mack Sennett Studios tonight at 10pm eastern. Interpol’s set — hosted by KCRW’s Jason Bentley — will be viewable worldwide at KCRW.com and NPR.org/music, and will be available all NPR affiliates as well.

In addition, the set will be rebroadcast on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on Friday, August 29.

Yesterday, the band announced they’ll be playing New York’s Bowery Ballroom a week from Thursday (September 4) ; tickets go on sale this Thursday (August 28) at noon eastern. This show is completely sold out.

Interpol will be appearing on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman”, Tuesday night, September 9.

Updated tour dates :

Thursday, September 4 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY (SOLD OUT)
Monday, September, 15 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
Wednesday, September, 17 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Saturday, September, 20 – Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Wednesday, September, 24 – House of Blues, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September, 26 – The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, September, 27 – Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September, 29 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
Tuesday, September, 30 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Thursday, October, 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX
Friday, October, 3 – House of Blues, Houston TX (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October, 4 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 5 – Stubb’s, Austin TX
Tuesday, October, 7 – House of Blues, New Orleans LA
Thursday, October, 9 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN
Saturday, October, 11 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Thursday, November, 6 – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
Friday, November, 7 – House of Blues, Orlando FL
Saturday, November, 8 – Fillmore, Miami FL
Monday, November, 10 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, November, 11 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Wednesday, November 12 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, November, 14 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November, 17 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
Tuesday, November, 18 – Kool Haus, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, November, 20 – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, November, 21 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 22 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November, 24 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November, 26 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, November, 29 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November, 30 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the following :

iTunes
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
Amazon
Google Play

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

EMA : Tonight On CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman”

By Gerard on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

(photo by Deb Del Grande)

EMA’s national TV debut happens tonight on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman” (11:35 pm Eastern, 10:35pm central). Dave’s other guests tonight are Howie Handel and Rachel Maddow, and i’m hopeful someone in our PR dept. can get my St. Elsewhere Original Cast Album signed (preferably by Maddow).

Back to the road after that :

Tuesday, September, 16 – Chicago Theater, Chicago IL*
Wednesday, September, 17 – Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee WI*
Thursday, September, 18 – Orpheum Theatre, Madison WI*
Friday, September, 19 – State Theatre, Minneapolis MN*
Saturday, September, 20 – Pageant, St Louis MO*
Sunday, September, 21 – Liberty Hall, Lawrence KS*
Tuesday, September, 23 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK*
Thursday, September, 25 – Bar and Arcade, Springfield MO
Friday, September, 26 – Pygmalion Music Festival, Champaign IL
Saturday, September, 27 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati OH
Monday, September, 29 – Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, September, 30 – Drake Hotel , Toronto ON, Canada
Wednesday, October, 1 – Le Divan Orange, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, October, 3 – The Space, Hamden CT
Saturday, October, 4 – Boot & Saddle (Red Bull Sound Select), Philadelphia PA
Sunday, October, 5 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY**
Friday, October, 24 – Barboza, Seattle WA
Saturday, October 25 – Electric Owl, Vancouver BC, Canada
Sunday, October 26 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR

(* – with Spoon)


The Future’s Void
is available CD, Cassette and LP (limited edition lavender vinyl) and should be ordered immediately from The Matador Store.

http://www.thefuturesvoid.net
https://twitter.com/EMAthorstar
http://instagram.com/_ema_usa_#
http://emathefuturesvoid.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/cameouttanowhere

The Young – ‘Chrome Cactus’ Out Today / Waterloo (Austin) In-Store

By Gerard on Monday, August 25th, 2014

Of The Young’s ‘Chrome Cactus’, Tiny Grooves’ Jonathan Markley writes, “the heavy guitar racket on becomes almost psychedelic, the slower burning shoegaze-bent anthems become seared into yer skull and the volume knob on yer stereo will slowly inch towards 10,” and I’m pretty sure that’s a recommendation rather than a disclaimer. The shadowy Fuckin’ Record Reviews declares ‘Chrome Cactus’ is “THE HIGHWAY RECORD OF THE SUMMER” (“two guitars peel each other’s skins in empathy, acoustics are layered over top of wuzzy crunch and the groove is cinched”), The Austin Chronicle’s Austin Powell says the album, “triumphs with energy and verve”, and hey, while we sometimes find ourselves at odds with The Fourth Estate here at Matador Records and Filmworks, WHEN THEY’RE RIGHT, THEY’RE RIGHT.

‘Chrome Cactus’ is The Young’s 3rd album, it’s in stores today and whether you’ve been following this label since our inception or you still have the use of your original teeth, we’re confident — you might even say insistent — that this quartet’s uniquely Texan take on modern guitar heroics is matched only by their songwriting guile. I’m tempted to offer you a money back guarantee, but it seems kind of shallow to ruin our friendship over money (and I’m sure you agree).

If you’re lucky enough to reside in Austin, TX, The Young are playing at the venerable Waterloo Records today at 5pm sharp, with the keg provided by Austin Beerworks. There’s a limited (100) run of 12″ X 12″ silkscreen prints (above) that come with the LP version of ‘Chrome Cactus’ and they’re only available at Austin retailers (Waterloo, End Of An Ear, Trailer Space) or from the band on tour later this week (see below)

Tour Dates
Friday, August, 29 – Los Globos, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, August, 30 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August, 31 – 1234Go Records, Oakland CA^
Thursday, September, 4 – Hotel Vegas, Austin TX
Friday, September, 5 – Bottletree, Birmingham AL
Saturday, September, 6 – 529, Atlanta GA
Sunday, September, 7 – Pinhook, Durham NC
Monday, September, 8 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC%
Tuesday, September, 9 – DC9, Washington DC
Wednesday, September, 10 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, September, 11 – Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
Friday, September, 12 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Saturday, September, 13 – O’Brien’s Pub, Boston MA
Sunday, September, 14 – Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada
Monday, September, 15 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ON, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH&
Wednesday, September, 17 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH&
Thursday, September, 18 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Friday, September, 19 – Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis TN
Saturday, September, 20 – Foundry Beer Garden, Dallas TX, FREE SHOW#

*w/ Milk ‘N’ Cookies,The Lamps and Gun Outfit
^w/ Rat Columns and Violent Change
%w/ Potty Mouth
&w/ So Cow
# w/ Radioactivity

order ‘Chrome Cactus’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon:
Amazon MP3

The Young – Tumblr
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

The New Pornographers : ‘Brill Bruisers’ Out Today, Twitter Q&A at 12:30 eastern

By Gerard on Monday, August 25th, 2014

Elaborate ceremonies to mark today’s release of The New Pornographers’ ‘Brill Bruisers’ —- including but not limited to sky-writing and a high-concept videoclip about a radio station takeover that bears no relation whatsoever to the script for 1994′s “Airheads” (which none of us have seen or even heard of)  — will be briefly interrupted at 12:30 eastern for a Twitter Q&A (#AskTheNewP’s).  You’ve only got half an hour to get your questions in, so this is no time to wonder if your inquiries are inappropriate or completely self-indulgent on your part.

‘Brill Bruisers’ is available in better record shops today (most of the shittier ones, too) but here’s some options if no one will give you a ride :

The Matador Store : (a limited edition multi-colored, paint splattered version of the LP is available through the Matador and New Pornographers webstores. Receive a 3D poster and 3D glasses while supplies last)
New Pornos Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google

The New Pornographers will appearing on the Wednesday, September 3 airing of CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman”.  A high-concept reenactment of this incident is probably not in the cards, but if you don’t tune in, you’ll never know for sure.

Tour dates:
Friday, August, 29 — Sonic Boom Festival, Edmonton AB, Canada
Saturday, August, 30 — Sandjam, Halifax NS, Canada
Saturday, September, 6 — Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI#
Sunday, September, 7 — Riot Fest, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday-Sunday, September, 11-14 — Rifflandia, Victoria BC, Canada
Saturday, September, 20 — The LC Pavilion, Columbus OH!
Sunday, October, 5 — The Showbox, Seattle WA*
Monday, October, 6 — The Showbox, Seattle WA*
Wednesday, October, 8 — Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR*
Thursday, October, 9 — Knitting Factory, Boise ID*
Friday, October, 10 — The Depot, Salt Lake City UT*
Saturday, October, 11 — Gothic Theatre, Denver CO*
Monday, October, 13 — The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*
Tuesday, October, 14 — Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ*
Wednesday, October, 15 — Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, Pioneertown CA*
Friday, October, 17 — The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, October, 18 — North Park Theatre, San Diego CA*
Saturday- Sunday, October, 18-19 — Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco CA*
Tuesday, November, 4 — Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN*
Wednesday, November, 5 — Orange Peel, Asheville NC*
Thursday, November, 6 — Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA*
Friday, November, 7 — Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA*
Saturday, November, 8 — Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX*
Monday, November, 10 — The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
Tuesday, November, 11 — Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Thursday, November, 13 — Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI*
Friday, November, 14 — Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, November, 15 — House of Blues, Cleveland OH*
Monday, November, 17 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November, 19 — House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November, 20 — Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, November, 21 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Sunday, November, 23 — Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Monday, December, 1 — The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Tuesday, December, 2 — O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK
Wednesday, December, 3 — Botanique – Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, December, 4 — La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, December, 5 — Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Saturday, December, 6 — Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sunday, December, 7 — Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
# w/ Perfect Pussy, Pity Sex
^with Iron & Wine, Glass Animals
! with Pickwick, Cool

 

Fucked Up : Two New 7″‘s For Mail Order / North American Tour Update

By Gerard on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

After losing some boxes of merch somewhere on the I-10 (IT’S A LONG STORY), Fucked Up roll into LA’s El Rey Theatre tonight, kicking off another 14 shows in support of album-of-the-year-candidate ‘Glass Boys’. In addition, there’s new 7″ singles for “Paper The House” and “Sun Glass” available at the shows and directly from The Matador Store :

“Sun Glass”
“Paper The House”

Tour Dates :

Friday, August, 21 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA* (TONIGHT)
Saturday, August, 22 Glasshouse, Pomona CA*
Sunday, August, 23 Casbah, San Diego CA
Saturday, September, 6 Irving Plaza, New York NY^
Sunday, September, 7 Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
Friday, September, 19 Louis’, Saskatoon SK, Canada
Saturday, September, 20 Pawn Shop Edmonton AB, Canada#
Sunday, September, 21 Republik, Calgary AB, Canada#
Monday, September, 22 The Exchange, Regina SK, Canada#
Tuesday, September, 23 WECC, Winnipeg MB, Canada#
Wednesday, September, 24 Crocks, Thunder Bay ON, Canada#
Thursday, September, 25 TBA, Sudbury ON, Canada
Friday, September, 26 The Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada
Saturday, September, 27 The Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#

^ w/ Speedy Ortiz and Give
* w/ Tijuana Panther
# w/ Alvvays
% w/ S.H.I.T.
$ w/ Vag Halen and New Fries

order ‘Glass Boys’ from the following :
iTunes
Amazon
The Matador Store

(‘Glass Boys’ is available in Canada via Arts & Crafts)

New CAT POWER North American Tour Dates Announced

By Rian on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

(photo by: Roe Ethridge)

Chan Marshall did a run of UK and European tour dates back in May and those feeling left out in North America can now feel sweet relief. Brand new CAT POWER (full band) tour dates across the US and a few dates in Canada can be found below.

Friday, September, 26 Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ#

Sunday, September, 28 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA* (previously announced)

Monday, September, 29 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA#

Wednesday, October 1 Capitol Theatre, Olympia WA#

Thursday, October, 2 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada#

Sunday, October, 5 Modern Sky Festival, New York NY (previously announced)

Monday, October, 6 Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA#

Wednesday, October, 8 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON, Canada#

* w/ Pixies, Gogol Bordello

# on sale Friday, 8/22

Interpol : NPR First Listen Live Webcast From L.A., August 26

By Gerard on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

(photo by Burak Cingi)

In advance of the September 9 release of the hotly anticipated ‘El Pintor’, Interpol will featured in a live webcast from Los Angeles’ Mack Sennet Studios next Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm pacific (10pm eastern) for National Public Radio’s “First Listen Live”. Interpol’s set — hosted by KCRW’s Jason Bentley — will be viewable worldwide at KCRW.com and NPR.org/music, and will be available all NPR affiliates as well.

In addition, the set will be rebroadcast on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on Friday, August 29.

NPR Music will premiere a full album stream of ‘El Pintor’ starting this coming Tuesday morning, August 26.

Stream Tuesday night’s show here, preorder ‘El Pintor’ from Amazon here (digital preorders receive “All The Rage Back Home” instantly)

The September 2 show at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple Of Dendur announced yesterday is sold out. Tickets to Interpol’s 2nd night at NYC’s Terminal Five are still available. During weekend one of the Austin City Limits Festival, Interpol have added an October 5 date at Stubb’s.

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the following :

iTunes:
LP or CD from the Matador store:
Interpol store:
Amazon:
Google Play:

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

JUST ANNOUNCED: INTERPOL TO PLAY THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART’S TEMPLE OF DENDUR – SEPTEMBER 2

By Rian on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

(photo: Daniel Kessler)

Don’t hesitate to get tickets to this one.

On sale now: http://met.org/interpolspectrum

WHO: Interpol

WHAT: A special performance celebrating Interpol’s new album ‘El Pintor’ and The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first flagship mobile app

WHERE: The Temple of Dendur at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Sackler Wing

WHEN: Tuesday, September 2 / Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm

TICKETS: $45 (includes complimentary wine, beer and snacks)

Coming October 21 : Thurston Moore’s ‘The Best Day’

By Gerard on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

(photo by Phil Sharp)

On October 21, Matador will be releasing the latest solo album from Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore, ‘The Best Day’. Recorded in London with his new band — featuring guitarist James Sedwards (Nøught), bassist Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine) and SY drummer Steve Shelley, ‘The Best Day’ is a staggeringly confident, expansive work, one that not only rivals much of Moore’s past work, but also suggests his relocation to England has inspired a creative rebirth of sorts. Keep in mind, we’re already dealing with one of the harder working, prolific characters in modern music, rock or otherwise.

(NOTE : viewers in Germany can click here)

The newly dubbed Thurston Moore Band will be playing dates in Europe, UK, and North America, including Riot Fest in Denver, Chicago and Toronto as well as a West coast run with Sebadoh (all dates are below).

The Best Day Track Listing:
1. Speak To The Wild
2. Forevermore
3. Tape
4. The Best Day
5. Vocabularies
6. Grace Lake
7. Germs Burn

Preorders :
The Matador Store (autographed posters with the first 100 LP orders)
iTunes (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly)
Amazon (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly)

(in Japan, ‘The Best Day’ will be available from Hostess)

tour dates :

8/21– Portugal — Parades De Coura Festival
8/23 — Pully-Laussane, Switzerland — For Noise Festival
8/24 — Paris, France – Rock en Seine
8/29 — Birmingham, UK — Moseley Folk Festival (solo 12 string performance)
9/4 — Raleigh, NC — Hopscotch Music Festival
9/7 — Toronto, ON — Riot Fest
9/11 – RIfflandia, Victoria BC
9/14 — Chicago, IL — Riot Fest
9/14 — Chicago, IL — Riot Fest after show @ Double Door w/ Mudhoney
10/2 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir
10/3 — Vancouver, BC — Biltmore Cabaret*
10/4 — Seattle, WA – Neumo’s *
10/7 — San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall *
10/8 — Santa Cruz, CA — The Catalyst Atrium *
10/9 — Santa Barbara, CA — Soho Restaurant & Music Club *
10/10 — Los Angeles, CA — Echoplex *
10/11 — Santa, Ana, CA — Constellation Room *
10/21 — Brooklyn, NY — St. Vitus (on sale noon, Friday)
10/22 — Cambridge, MA — The Sinclair (on sale, noon, Friday)
10/23 — Hamden, CT — The Ballroom at The Outer Space (on sale noon, Friday)
10/24 — Pawtucket, RI — The Met (on sale noon, Friday)
10/25 — Philadelphia, PA — Boot & Saddle (on sale noon, Friday)
10/26 — Brooklyn, NY — Rough Trade NYC (on sale noon, Friday)

* – with Sebadoh

Thurston Moore – Facebook, Twitter

STREAM : The Young’s ‘Chrome Cactus’ via Spotify/Noisey

By Gerard on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

While at least one observer has declared The Young’s 3rd album, “HIGHWAY RECORD OF THE SUMMER” (“two guitars peel each other’s skins in empathy, acoustics are layered over top of wuzzy crunch and the groove is cinched,”), we’re pretty adamant the Austin quartet’s latest is a stone killer even if you’re at a desk, comfy chair or riding the subway. You can find out for yourself starting today, as Spotify and Noisey are streaming ‘Chrome Cactus’ in advance of the August 25 release date.

Though the band’s next batch of US touring kicks off August 29 in Los Angeles, Austin residents have the following events coming up in the next several days ;

1) LISTENING SESH :

Wednesday night, August 20, Austin’s Whetstone Audio (2401 E 6th Street) will be playing the ‘Chrome Cactus’ LP from start to finish thru via DeVore Orangutan 0/96 speakers, the Line Magnetic 219ia integrated amp and Rega’s RP-10 turntable with a Dynavector Te Kaitora Rua cartridge. THIS IS NOT RADIO HUT. Smiling (?) label functionaries (functionary?) will hand out the beers.

2) WATERLOO INSTORE

Monday, August 25 at 5pm, The Young will be performing live at Austin’s Waterloo Records, with refreshments provided by Austin Beerworks. A special edition of the ‘Chrome Cactus’ LP featuring a limited 12″ X 12″ screen print will be available at this instore.

3) LIVE AT HOTEL VEGAS

Thursday, September 4, The Young are headlining Hotel Vegas with a carefully curated bill featuring Breakout, Crooked Bangs & Slow.

Preorder ‘Chrome Cactus’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes (receive “Metal Flake” and “Cry Of Tin” instantly)
Amazon:
Amazon MP3

Tour Dates
Friday, August, 29 – Los Globos, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, August, 30 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August, 31 – 1234Go Records, Oakland CA^
Thursday, September, 4 – Hotel Vegas, Austin TX
Friday, September, 5 – Bottletree, Birmingham AL
Saturday, September, 6 – 529, Atlanta GA
Sunday, September, 7 – Pinhook, Durham NC
Monday, September, 8 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC%
Tuesday, September, 9 – DC9, Washington DC
Wednesday, September, 10 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, September, 11 – Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
Friday, September, 12 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Saturday, September, 13 – O’Brien’s Pub, Boston MA
Sunday, September, 14 – Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada
Monday, September, 15 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ON, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH&
Wednesday, September, 17 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH&
Thursday, September, 18 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Friday, September, 19 – Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis TN
Saturday, September, 20 – Foundry Beer Garden, Dallas TX, FREE SHOW#

*w/ Milk ‘N’ Cookies,The Lamps and Gun Outfit
^w/ Rat Columns and Violent Change
%w/ Potty Mouth
&w/ So Cow
# w/ Radioactivity

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Listen in full: The New Pornographers ‘Brill Bruisers’, First Play on iTunes Radio

By Rian on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

(photo : Chris Buck)

At long last, The New Pornographer’s highly anticipated new album Brill Bruisers is now streaming in full thanks to First Play on iTunes Radio. The octet of Newman, Collins, Neko Case, Dan Bejar, Blaine Thurier, Katheryn Calder, Kurt Dahle and Todd Fancey recorded in Woodstock and Vancouver (with additional portions done in Brooklyn, Austin and Vermont). John Collins and AC Newman produced. The colorful title track and “War On The East Coast” have already been at your beck and call, but now it’s time for the rest of Brill Bruisers.

Stream the album in full here (US only): http://smarturl.it/StreamBrillBruisers

The album is officially out next Monday, August 25th, worldwide. The band will be back as musical guests on the “Late Show With David Letterman” on Wednesday, September 3rd.

A limited edition multi-colored paint splattered version of the LP is available through the Matador and New Pornographers webstores. Pre-order the limited edition LP and receive a 3D poster and 3D glasses (while supplies last)

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BrillBruisers (pre-order now, get “Brill Bruisers” & “War On The East Coast” instantly)
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Brill_Bruisers (pre-order now, get ”Brill Bruisers” instantly)

Tour dates:

Friday, August, 29 — Sonic Boom Festival, Edmonton AB, Canada

Saturday, August, 30 — Sandjam, Halifax NS, Canada

Saturday, September, 6 — Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI#

Sunday, September, 7 — Riot Fest, Toronto ON, Canada

Thursday-Sunday, September, 11-14 — Rifflandia, Victoria BC, Canada

Saturday, September, 20 — The LC Pavilion, Columbus OH!

Sunday, October, 5 — The Showbox, Seattle WA*

Monday, October, 6 — The Showbox, Seattle WA*

Wednesday, October, 8 — Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR*

Thursday, October, 9 — Knitting Factory, Boise ID*

Friday, October, 10 — The Depot, Salt Lake City UT*

Saturday, October, 11 — Gothic Theatre, Denver CO*

Monday, October, 13 — The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*

Tuesday, October, 14 — Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ*

Wednesday, October, 15 — Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, Pioneertown CA*

Friday, October, 17 — The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA*

Saturday, October, 18 — North Park Theatre, San Diego CA*

Saturday- Sunday, October, 18-19 — Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco CA*

Tuesday, November, 4 — Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN*

Wednesday, November, 5 — Orange Peel, Asheville NC*

Thursday, November, 6 — Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA*

Friday, November, 7 — Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA*

Saturday, November, 8 — Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX*

Monday, November, 10 — The Pageant, St. Louis MO*

Tuesday, November, 11 — Slowdown, Omaha NE*

Thursday, November, 13 — Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI*

Friday, November, 14 — Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*

Saturday, November, 15 — House of Blues, Cleveland OH*

Monday, November, 17 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*

Wednesday, November, 19 — House of Blues, Boston MA*

Thursday, November, 20 — Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*

Friday, November, 21 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*

Sunday, November, 23 — Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*

Monday, December, 1 — The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK

Tuesday, December, 2 — O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK

Wednesday, December, 3 — Botanique – Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium

Thursday, December, 4 — La Maroquinerie, Paris, France

Friday, December, 5 — Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany

Saturday, December, 6 — Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Sunday, December, 7 — Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

# w/ Perfect Pussy, Pity Sex

^with Iron & Wine, Glass Animals

! with Pickwick, Cool

 

Interpol – “Ancient Ways”

By Gerard on Monday, August 18th, 2014

(photo by Eliot Lee Hazel)

“Ancient Ways” is the 2nd song we’ve made available in advance of Interpol’s forthcoming 5th album, ‘El Pintor’ (September 9). In addition to the previously confirmed North American dates, new shows in Vancouver, Chicago, New York and Washington DC have recently been announced. The full list is below, with the tour kicking off this Wednesday night in Tempe :

Wednesday, August, 20 – The Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ
Thursday, August, 21 – Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas NV
Saturday, August, 23 – FYF Fest, LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park, Los Angeles CA
Monday, September, 15 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
Wednesday, September, 17 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Saturday, September, 20 – Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Wednesday, September, 24 – House of Blues, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September, 26 – The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, September, 27 – Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September, 29 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
Tuesday, September, 30 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Thursday, October, 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX
Friday, October, 3 – House of Blues, Houston TX (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October, 4 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October, 7 – House of Blues, New Orleans LA
Thursday, October, 9 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN
Saturday, October, 11 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Thursday, November, 6 – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
Friday, November, 7 – House of Blues, Orlando FL
Saturday, November, 8 – Fillmore, Miami FL
Monday, November, 10 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, November, 11 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Wednesday, November 12 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, November, 14 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November, 17 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
Tuesday, November, 18 – Kool Haus, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, November, 20 – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, November, 21 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 22 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November, 24 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November, 26 – Terminal 5, New York NY
Saturday, November, 29 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November, 30 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the following :

iTunes:
LP or CD from the Matador store:
Interpol store:
Amazon:
Google Play:

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

DARKSIDE ANNOUNCE FINAL SHOW (…FOR NOW), SHARE TWO B-SIDES FROM ‘PSYCHIC’

By Rian on Monday, August 18th, 2014

DARKSIDE is coming to an end, for now. On September 12th, we will be playing our last show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Here are two songs that we made while working on ‘Psychic’ but that didn’t make the album. Thanks for listening and supporting us this year

-message from DARKSIDE

The final show they speak of is now sold out, but the band is excited to share two of the b-sides from Psychic:

Remaining Tour Dates:

Sunday, August, 24 – FYF Fest, Los Angeles CA SOLD OUT
Wednesday, August, 27 – Dimensions Festival, Pula, Croatia
Friday, August, 29 – Zürich Openair, Zurich, Switzerland
Sunday, August, 31 -  Orange Date, Izmir-Cesme, Turkey
Tuesday, September, 2 – Orange Date, Istanbul, Turkey
Wednesday, September, 3 – Studio G13, Kiev
Thursday, September, 4 – Loftas Fest, Vilnius, Lithuania
Friday, September, 5 – Berlin Festival, Berlin, Germany
Saturday, September, 6 – Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK
Friday, September, 12 – Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Brooklyn NY SOLD OUT

London: a Jabberwocky update

By Stuart on Friday, August 15th, 2014

Following the cancellation of this weekend’s Jabberwocky festival at the 11th hour, bands have been rushing to try and secure last minute shows to replace the failed festival.  For Matador artists, this is how the weekend currently looks, though as we’ve learnt this past week, not all times will be set in stone.

Friday, August 15th

- Iceage @ Apiary Studios, Hackney (w/Helm, Shallow Section). 8pm doors, 10:15 stage time. £10 on the door.

Saturday, August 16th

- Iceage @ The Garage (w/Thee Oh Sees). 7pm doors, 8pm stage time. SOLD OUT.

- Iceage @ The Shaklewell Arms (w/METZ, Kagoule, Clawmarks, Crows, Theo Verney, Skinny Girl, special guests). 10:30pm stage time, free entry… but SOLD OUT (?)

- Kurt Vile & The Violators (w/Nils Frahm) @ Village Underground. Doors 8pm, stage time 11:15pm. SOLD OUT

Monday, August 18th

- Kurt Vile solo (w/special guests) @ Bush Hall. Doors 8pm, stage tbc. Buy tickets here.

 

DARKSIDE were not able to find a suitable venue for the weekend (but still play Bestival in September). For the latest updates keep an eye on jabberwockyfallout.com.