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John Peel – remembered

By Stuart on Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Today marks 10 years since the passing of John Peel, a man who opened the BBC radio airwaves for bands and artists outside the remit of the stations “regular” programming and opened the minds of thousands listening at home to sounds they otherwise may have never heard. One of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, throughout his 5-decade spanning career he never showed no signs of slowing down and his influence on (the good part) of modern music is immeasurable.

As a small tribute to the many Matador bands who recorded a Peel Session over the years, we’ve compiled a selection of some of the session that made it on to YouTube, (many – including The Fall, Wisdom Of Harry and Pretty Girls Make Graves – haven’t) and there’s a full archive of all the Peel sessions over at the BBC Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/.

Featuring: Cat Power, Interpol, Yo La Tengo, Pavement, Belle and Sebastian, Sonic Youth, Mogwai, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Solex, Unsane, Arab Strab, Unwound, Guided By Voices, Superchunk, Techno Animal and Boards Of Canada.

Enjoy.

Coming January 19 : Belle and Sebastian’s ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’

By The Management on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

As previously announced, Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 20, 2015 (Jan 19 in the UK and Europe), ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance.’ Today, a peek at the album cover, track listing, and more.

Last week, The Quietus published an interview with Stuart Murdoch and Richard Colburn which gives a hint of what to expect. The album opens with “Nobody’s Empire,” which Stuart said “is absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written.” About the beginnings of his lifelong struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which led to his first forays into songwriting, it is easily one of his most musically and emotionally epic songs.

What it doesn’t indicate is how fun the album is. Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others, the band – who have been listening to things like vintage Detroit techno and Giogio Moroder – have brought a dance-party element (and a disco song about Sylvia Plath) into their gorgeous tales of sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)

TRACK LISTING:
1. Nobody’s Empire
2. Allie
3. The Party Line
4. The Power of Three
5. The Cat with the Cream
6. Enter Sylvia Plath
7. The Everlasting Muse
8. Perfect Couples
9. Ever Had a Little Faith?
10. Play for Today
11. The Book of You
12. Today (This Army’s for Peace)

FORMATS:
- Digital (iTunes purchases include preorder bonus tracks ‘Piggy In The Middle‘ and ‘A Politician’s Silence’)
- CD (with 24 page booklet)
- Vinyl: 2x LP gatefold vinyl
- Box set: Limited edition 4x LP with exclusive bonus tracks, extended mixes and poster

TOUR DATES:
2014
Tuesday, October 28 – Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, UK – Tickets
Wednesday, October 29 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhll-On-Sea
Friday, October 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France

2015
Monday January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland (NOTE : 16 years after Belle and Sebastian curated the first All Tomorrow’s Parties at Camber Sands)

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Belle and Sebastian, Interpol, Live Webcasts From the Austin City Limits Festival

By Gerard on Friday, October 10th, 2014

(for a bad time, call that number)

In the event you’ve not been pestered to death by an overzealous energy drink supplier (and I certainly haven’t — I AM NATURALLY FULLY OF EXCITEMENT FOR THE TREMENDOUS WEB OFFERINGS), you’ll wanna know that Belle and Sebastian and Interpol will have their respective Austin City Limits Festival (weekend two) sets webcast in full tonight and tomorrow night.

Friday : Belle and Sebastian, 8:30pm eastern (RetailMeNot stage — btw, it’s been more than a week and no one has explained to me if RetailMeNot is a spinoff of this company or it’s just my wishful thinking)
Saturday : Interpol, 6:30pm eastern (Honda stage. NOW HONDA I’VE HEARD OF)

If last weekend’s performances in Zilker Park are anything to go by, I am very confident you’ll be glad you ignored your families, friends and hungry pets to stream both band’s sets thru the large or small device of your choice.

Out Today (Mostly) : ‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – Belle and Sebastian’s Album Catalog On Vinyl

By Gerard on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Belle and Sebastian’s entire 10 album catalog was reissued today by Matador and if you’ve ordered directly from us, hopefully you’ve got your copies today or shall have ‘em shortly. Unfortunately, due to manufacturing issues, the following titles aren’t in stores yet :

‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’
‘Push Barman To Open Old Wounds’
‘Write About Love’

We’re also out of ‘Third Eye Centre’ but should be getting restocks soon.

Order the full catalog from us and receive a limited edition tote bag (tote bag available individually here)

TOUR DATES:

Tuesday, October 7 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 8 – Civic Space Park, Phoenix AZ
Friday, October, 10 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Sunday, October, 12 – Corona Capital Music Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Friday, October, 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei, Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 - Radio City Music Hall, NYC
Thursday, July 2-Saturday July 4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik

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Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
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This Weekend : Belle and Sebastian and Interpol at Austin City Limits Festival

By Gerard on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Just a reminder that Belle and Sebastian and Interpol will each be playing to what’s likely to be their biggest Central Texas audiences to date when each encounter the sprawling Austin City Limits Festival. Belle and Sebastian are playing the RetailMeNot Stage (I don’t know what that means, either) tomorow at 7:15pm, while Interpol are playing the Honda Stage (now Honda I’ve heard of!), Saturday at 4:30pm.

In addition, Stuart Murdoch will be appearing with the Barton Hills Choir, Friday at 11:15am at the Sculpture Stage. The Choir is comprised of 5th and 6th grade students from Barton Hills Elementary, and they’re promising a selection of Belle and Sebastian songs (presumably this won’t be a stretch for Stuart, but hey, you wake up in time for an 11:15am set, you can tell us all about it).

Interpol will be doing a signing at the Waterloo Records tent,  Saturday at 6:15pm.  Tickets for Interpol’s show Sunday night at Stubbs are still available.

Coming January 2015 : Belle and Sebastian – ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’

By The Management on Monday, September 29th, 2014

(photo by Søren Solkær)

Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 19, 2015 (Jan 20 in the North America) via Matador Records – their first to be released on Matador worldwide.

‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ is the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s ‘Write About Love’. The album was produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others. Additional mixing was done with longtime collaborator Tony Doogan in Glasgow, and the album was mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.

A short video clip from their time in Atlanta – set to one of the new tracks can be seen above (if you’re based in Germany, click here). There are also several images from recording and other recent activities on their Instagram (link below).

As a reminder, the band’s entire vinyl catalog will be back in print on October 7.

Belle and Sebastian on tour
:

Monday, September, 29 – House Of Blues, Orlando FL
Wednesday, October 1, – Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Friday, October 3 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Monday, October 6 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 7 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 8 – Civic Space Park, Phoenix AZ
Friday, October, 10 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Sunday, October, 12 – Corona Capital Music Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Wednesday, October 29 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhll-On-Sea
Friday, October, 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei, Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, NYC (tickets on sale, Friday, October 3 at 11am eastern)

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Coming October 7 : ‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – the Belle and Sebastian Reissues

By The Management on Thursday, August 14th, 2014

On October 7, 2014, Matador will be reissuing all ten Belle and Sebastian LP’s ;

TITLES:
Tigermilk (Matador / Jeepster)
If You’re Feeling Sinister (Matador / Jeepster)
The Boy With The Arab Strap (Matador / Jeepster)
Fold Your Hands Child, You walk Like A Peasant (Matador / Jeepster)
Push Barman To Open Old Wounds (Matador / Jeepster)

Dear Catastrophe Waitress (Matador / Rough Trade) with alternate art
The Life Pursuit (Matador / Rough Trade)
The BBC Sessions (Matador / Jeepster)
Write About Love (Matador / Rough Trade)
The Third Eye Centre (Matador / Rough Trade)

Each album is repackaged in resealable mylar bags, each with a customized obi strip and download card.
There’s new cover art for ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’, and ‘Push Barman To Open Old Wounds’, “The Life Pursuit’ and ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’ will be back in print on vinyl for the first time in ages.

You can preorder the series (in whole or ala carte) from The Matador Store,. Order the full set and receive the handsome tote bag shown above (or if you prefer, order the bag separately)

Belle and Sebastian on tour :

TOUR DATES:
Sunday, September, 28 – Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami FL
Monday, September, 29 – House Of Blues, Orlando FL
Wednesday, October 1, – Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Friday, October 3 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Monday, October 6 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 7 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 8 – Civic Space Park, Phoenix AZ
Friday, October, 10 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Sunday, October, 12 – Corona Capital Music Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Friday, October, 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France

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‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES THIS FALL

By Rian on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

“So since we’re in Austin in October we thought we’d drop by and say ‘hi’ to some of you good people in Florida, Atlanta, LA, and Phoenix! Be lovely to see you out there.

Tickets go on sale Friday 13th at 10am local time for all shows except Miami, which goes on sale Friday 20th at 10am.” -Belle and Sebastian Facebook

Complete list of upcoming tour dates below:

JUNE

Fri 06-20 – Neuhausen, Germany – Southside Festival

Sat 06-21 – Scheesel, Germany – Hurricane Festival

Sun 06-22 – Hilvarenbeek, Holland – Best Kept Secret Festival

Wed 06-25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – DR Concert Hall

Thurs 06-26 – Norkopping, Sweden – Bravalla Festival

JULY

Sat 07-26 – Costa Brava, Spain – Festival Porta Ferada

Mon 07-28 – Santiago de Compostela, Spain – Plaza de la Quintana

AUGUST
Sun 08-03 Katowice, Poland – Off Festival

Fri 08-08 Cesena, Italy – Rocca Mallatestiana

Sun 08-10 Palermo, Italy – Ypsigrock Festival

SEPTEMBER

Mon-Sep-29  Orlando, FL. House Of Blues

OCTOBER

Wed-Oct-01  Atlanta, GA. Tabernacle

Oct 03-05 Austin, TX. Austin City Limits Music Festival

Mon-Oct-06  Los Angeles, CA The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Tues-Oct-07  Los Angeles, CA The Theatre at Ace Hotel (just announced due to high demand for 10/6)

Wed-Oct-08  Phoenix, AZ Civic Space Park

Oct 10-12 Austin, TX. Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct 11-12 Mexico City, Mexico. Corona Capital Music Festival

Oct 10-31 Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

(newly announced dates in italics)

Belle and Sebastian : New Album In The Works, Summer & Autumn Gigs

By The Management on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

(Atlanta studio pic culled from Belle and Sebastian’s Instagram account)

Belle and Sebastian are back in action in a big way ; they’ve been working in Atlanta with producer Ben H. Allen III (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective) on their 9th studio album, the followup to 2010’s ‘Write About Love’, and in the meantime, they’re playing several festival and one-off dates this summer and fall. More details about the new album to follow in this space (and other spaces) :

06-19 Vienna, Austria – Arena Wien Open Air
06-20 Neuhausen, Germany – Southside Festival
06-21 Scheesel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06-22 Hilvarenbeek, Holland – Best Kept Secret Festival
06-25 Copenhagen, Denmark – DR Concert Hall
06-26 Norkopping, Sweden – Bravalla Festival
07-26 Costa Brava, Spain – Festival Porta Ferada
07-28 Santiago de Compostela, Spain – Plaza de la Quintana
08-03 Katowice, Poland – Off Festival
08-08 Cesena, Italy – Rocca Mallatestiana
08-10 Palermo, Italy – Ypsigrock Festival
10-03 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10-10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10-31 Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

In addition, there will be an extensive reissue series on Matador this fall, as well as the theatrical release of Stuart Murdoch’s film “God Help The Girl” in the US and Canada.

Band site: www.belleandsebastian.com
Twitter: @BellesGlasgow

Belle and Sebastian win NME’s Outstanding Contribution To Music prize

By Stuart on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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“We’ve just kept our head down. We’re the Status Quo of indie, we’re still here – maybe that’s the thing. We’re a baroque pop band that came up in the mid-’90s, during Britpop, and we’re still here!”

Says Stuart Murdoch, after the announcement that NME are to award Belle and Sebastian with the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at next week’s 2014 NME awards, taking place at London’s Brixton Academy.  With their recent Q magazine (for their “Spirit Of Independence”) and Sundance Film Festival award for God Help The Girl, they better be adding a layer to that groaning trophy cabinet sooner rather than later.

Belle and Sebastian at Sundance Festival, Jan 20th

By Stuart on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

It’s finally here.  The much talked (and blogged) about God Help The Girl project of Stuart Murdoch sees the light of day for the first time next week, with the world premiere taking place at the Sundance Film Festival.  To mark the special occasion, Belle and Sebastian will be playing a one-off show at Sundance in Utah on Monday, January 20th, 100 pairs of tickets are up for grabs by emailing belleandsebastianatsundance@gmail.com – it’s first come, first served so get applying if you can attend.

Of performing and unveiling the film next week, Stuart says: “On behalf of the group and myself, I’d like to say how excited we are to be playing a short concert at the bequest of the Sundance Film Festival. In Park City, in Utah, in the snow. Did I say how excited we were? I’m like, vibrating.”

Belle and Sebastian “Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Mix)” Video Premiere

By Nils on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Today marks the US release date of Belle and Sebastian‘s The Third Eye Centre, a collection of rarities and non-album tracks from the last decade.

To celebrate, a new video for “Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Mix),” starring Hannah Murray (Game Of Thrones, Skins), who will also be starring in Stuart Murdoch’s forthcoming film God Help The Girl:

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Happy Tuesday!

Stuart & Stevie Dish Track-By-Track About “The Third Eye Centre”

By Nils on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

This Tuesday (Monday in the UK) sees the release of Belle and Sebastian’s “The Third Eye Centre,” a compilation of rarities and non-LP tracks from the last decade. You can hear it now streaming at THE GUARDIAN.

Additionally, Under The Radar’s John Everhart spoke with Stuart and Stevie about each track, and their reminiscing and rambling is going up in parts today, tomorrow, and Friday at Under The Radar. Part one:

SECRETS AND LIES WITH STUART AND STEVIE AT UNDER THE RADAR MAGAZINE

” ‘Your Secrets’ was from 1994. It was about meeting up in the afternoon to talk about German philosophers. There wasn’t much else to do back then.”

Belle and Sebastian Album Pre-order, On Tour…

By Claire T on Friday, July 12th, 2013

Belle and Sebastian played a beautiful set last night at Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park. Included in this set was a fantastic live version of “Your Cover’s Blown”. Speaking of which, you can check out the Miaoux Miaoux Remix of that song right here.

This remix is also on the August 27 release of The Third Eye Centre a compilation of remixes and non-LP Belle and Sebastian tracks from the past decade. Check out some of the gorgeous packaging below. All formats (CD, standard LP, deluxe LP) can now be pre-ordered on the Matador Store. And to those first 100 folks who pre-order the deluxe LP, you’ll receive a free Belle and Sebastian autographed poster that features exclusive artwork. So get on that pre-ordering! (update: the 100 posters w/ deluxe LP  are now sold out).

Deluxe Double LP comes on 180 gram vinyl in high-gloss jackets

CD comes in hardbound book packaging recalling the classic Push Barman To Open Old Wounds collection.

Belle and Sebastian 2013 Tour Dates:

JULY
12– Merriweather Post Pavillion – Washington DC
13– Stage AE – Pittsburgh
14– Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinatti
16– ACL @ The Moody Theatre – Austin
17– Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara
18– Twilight Series– Salt Lake City
20– Pitchfork Festival – Chicago
26– Open Air Festival – San Sebastian, Spain
27th July – Low Cost Festival, Spain

AUGUST
15– Sonorama – Spain
17– Parades de Coura – Portugal
23– Rock en Seine – Paris, France
30– Openair Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
SEP 1– End Of The Road Festival – Dorset
SEP 6– Bestival – Isle Of Wight

http://www.belleandsebastian.com/
https://twitter.com/bellesglasgow
https://www.facebook.com/Belle-and-Sebastian/

Pre-order The Third Eye Centre on the Matador Store (standard and deluxe LP versions come with download coupon)

Pre-order available on iTunes on Tuesday, July 16

 

Bar the Pusherman: Belle and Sebastian Announce New Compilation

By Nils on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

It feels so good to announce any new Belle and Sebastian action. So naturally, we’re thrilled to announce the August 27 US release of The Third Eye Centre on Matador – a collection of B-sides, rarities, and non-LP tracks from the last decade. The album is on CD (CD!), download (download!), and on vinyl (vinyl!) as a gatefold double LP. Special pre-order info coming next week – watch this space (and that of your neighbors).

Listen to the NEW track “Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)” here:
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The 19 tracks are from the time around their last three albums – Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003), The Life Pursuit (2006) and Write About Love (2010). Consider The Third Eye Centre the successor of sorts to Push Barman To Open Old Wounds (2005), which compiled earlier singles and EPs.

Track listing:

I’m A Cuckoo (Avalanches Remix)
Suicide Girl
Love On The March
Last Trip
Your Secrets
Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)
I Took A Long Hard Look
Heaven In The Afternoon
Long Black Scarf
The Eighth Station Of The Cross Kebab House
I Didn’t See It Coming (Richard X Mix)
(I Believe In) Travellin’ Light
Stop, Look And Listen
Passion Fruit
Desperation Made A Fool Of Me
Blue Eyes Of A Millionaire
Mr Richard
Meat And Potatoes
The Life Pursuit

Belle and Sebastian will play the following 2013 dates:

JULY
4– Quebec City Festival – Quebec
5– Montreal Jazz Festival – Montreal
6– Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa, Canada
7– Toronto Urban Folk Festival – Toronto
9 – Bank Of America Pavillion – Boston
10– Skyline Stage @ The Mann – Philadelphia
11– Prospect Park – NYC
12– Merriweather Post Pavillion – Wash DC
13– Stage AE – Pittsburgh
14– Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinatti
16– ACL @ The Moody Theatre – Austin
17– Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara
18– Twilight Series– Salt Lake City
20– Pitchfork Festival – Chicago
26– Open Air Festival – San Sebastian, Spain
27th July – Low Cost Festival, Spain

AUGUST
15– Sonorama – Spain
17– Parades de Coura – Portugal
23– Rock en Seine – Paris, France
30– Openair Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
SEP 1– End Of The Road Festival – Dorset
SEP 6– Bestival – Isle Of Wight

Visit the band here:
http://www.belleandsebastian.com/
https://twitter.com/bellesglasgow
https://www.facebook.com/Belle-and-Sebastian/

Belle and Sebastian Add 2 Dates to July Tour of North America

By Nils on Friday, May 17th, 2013

Due to overwhelming demand (by Oprah and Mormons, apparently), Belle and Sebastian have added Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City to their swelling North American July tour. While the band has started working on new material, Stuart Murdoch has said these shows are likely to be all back catalog, though anyone who’s seen the band knows their sets can vary wildly from night to night, so we recommend attending every show (except NYC, which is SOLD OUT). Check out this recent interview with Stuart, where he talks about his recently-completed God Help The Girl film, and working on new material.

JULY
4 Québec City, QC / Festival d’été de Québec

5 Montréal, QC / Festival International de Jazz de Montréal with Here We Go Magic

6 Ottawa, ON / Ottawa Bluesfest

7 Toronto, ON / Toronto Urban Roots Festival

9 Boston, MA / Bank of America Pavilion with Yo La Tengo

10 Philadelphia, PA / Skyline Stage at the Mann with Yo La Tengo

11 Brooklyn, NY / Celebrate Brooklyn! – Prospect Park Bandshell with Yo La Tengo

12 Columbia, MD / Merriweather Post Pavilion with Yo La Tengo

13 Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE with Yo La Tengo

14 Cincinnati, OH / Bunbury Music Festival
16 Austin, TX / ACL Live at The Moody Theater with Blitzen Trapper
17 Santa Barbara, CA / Santa Barbara Bowl with Best Coast
18 Salt Lake City, UT / 2013 Twilight Concert Series with Blitzen Trapper
20 Chicago, IL / Pitchfork Music Festival

Yo La Tengo tour starts tomorrow

By Patrick on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

(image courtesy Bowery Presents)

Yo La Tengo hit the road again starting this Friday in Baltimore with Beach House at the Lyric Opera. These will be the first proper shows in support of Fade in many parts of North America, and if you haven’t seen the band’s new two-part set yet, well, you need to. It’s astoundingly great.

The tour encompasses the Solid Sound and Pitchfork Festivals as well.

July dates will be supporting Belle and Sebastian.

Keep your eyes peeled for some super-interesting new YLT news coming next month.

26 Apr 2013 Lyric Opera House Baltimore, MD with Beach House
27 Apr 2013 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
29 Apr 2013 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
01 May 2013 Tipitina’s Uptown New Orleans, LA
02 May 2013 Fitzgerald’s: Upstairs Houston, TX
03 May 2013 The Mohawk Austin, TX
04 May 2013 Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
06 May 2013 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
09 May 2013 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
10 May 2013 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
11 May 2013 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
12 May 2013 Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub Sacramento, CA
14 May 2013 Knitting Factory Concert House Boise, ID
16 May 2013 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
17 May 2013 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
18 May 2013 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver,
20 May 2013 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
21 May 2013 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
22 May 2013 Crossroads @ KC Grinders Kansas City, MO
23 May 2013 Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA
21 Jun 2013 Solid Sound MASS MoCA North Adams, MA
22 Jun 2013 Solid Sound MASS MoCA North Adams, MA
07 Jul 2013 Toronto Urban Roots Fest Toronto
09 Jul 2013 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA with Belle and Sebastian
10 Jul 2013 Mann Center Philadelphia, PA with Belle and Sebastian
11 Jul 2013 Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, NY with Belle and Sebastian
12 Jul 2013 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD with Belle and Sebastian
13 Jul 2013 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA with Belle and Sebastian
14 Jul 2013 Bunbury Festival Cincinnati, OH with Belle and Sebastian
21 Jul 2013 Pitchfork Festival @ Union Park Chicago, IL
28 Jul 2013 Fuji Rock Festival Naeba, Japan
23 Aug 2013 El Plaza Condesa Mexico City, DF, Mexico

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.

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.

The Young – “The Ghost Of Rock School”, Further US Dates

By Gerard on Friday, November 9th, 2012
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As The Young continue their second US tour this week since the spring release release of their 2nd album, ‘Dub Egg’, we’re pleased to premiere their cover of Belle and Sebastian’s ‘The Ghost Of Rock School”. We could say something along the lines of, “bet you didn’t see that coming”, but unless you know the band and/or have hacked into our email (and the latter is entirely possible), really, what’s the point of gloating? The Young’s version of the song will be available on iTunes on November 19. Below are the rest of this week’s shows, which for many of you represent your first chance to see The Young since longtime associate Lucas Wedow replaced Jason Costanszo on bass.

NOVEMBER
Friday 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Saturday 10 – New York, NY – The Cake Shop
Sunday 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery (with Maserati)
Monday 12 – State Collage, PA – Chronic Town
Tuesday 13 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups (with Pink Reason)
Wednesday 14 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
Thursday 15 – Chicago, IL – The Beat Kitchen
Friday 16 – St Louis, MO – Plush
Saturday 17 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada (with Young Prisms)
Saturday 24 – Houston, TX – Walter’s

DECEMBER
Friday 7 – Austin, TX – Red 7 Holy Mountain

Dub Egg’, LP/CD and digital album, available from the Matador Store
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