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“Heavenmetal” video from Thurston Moore

By Stuart on Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Filmed and directed by artist Julien Langendorff in Paris this past winter, Thurston Moore brings us a Valentines video for Heavenmetal, a song that first appeared on the self-titled album by Chelsea Light Moving, released in March last year.  As previously mentioned, a new album is on the way for Thurston Moore, coming this June.

“Heavenmetal” video credits:
Director: Julien Langendorff
Producer: Franck Annese (
Director of Photography: Kaname Onoyama
“The Sibyls”: Sarah Maggiori & Eva Prinz
Production designer: Rudy Annese.

Coming 12/3 : A Lower-Than-Low Priced Compilation LP Of Matador 2013 Highlights

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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.

Tour Tapes

By Gerard on Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Matador blew off Cassette Store Day this year — something about our misplacing our calendar. But that hasn’t stopped Kurt Vile and Chelsea Light Moving from putting together tour cassettes (splits with Merchandise and VBA, respectively).

Chelsea Light Moving fall US dates

By Robby on Monday, August 5th, 2013

Come October, Chelsea Light Moving are back on the road, don’t miss em.

10/27 Carrboro, NC – Local 506 -
10/28 Athens, GA – 40 Watt -
10/30 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree -
10/31 Atlanta, GA – The Earl -
11/1 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder -
Tampa, FL – Orpheum -
11/4 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks -
11/7 Dallas, TX – Trees -
11/8-10 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival -]
11/11 Nashville, TN – Exit/In -
11/13 Baltimore – Ottobar -

photo grabbed off auteurian‘s flickr

Chelsea Light Moving debut “Lip” video

By Nils on Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Thurston Moore and his merry band of agitators offer this opening salvo for a springtime revolution, 2013:

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Directed by Eva at Ecstatic Peace Library


By Gabe on Friday, May 10th, 2013

Chelsea Light Moving venture to Europe

By Stuart on Friday, April 12th, 2013

Chelsea Light Moving make their first tip over to Europe for an extensive tour this summer, taking in all corners of northern and western Europe throughout June and July.  Along with these dates Thurston Moore plays a couple of select improv dates (no CLM) where he’s joined on stage by guest musicians, including a set at the Yoko Ono curated Meltdown Festival in London.


7th – Bergen, Norway – Hulen – Tickets

8th – Oslo, Norway – Blaa – Tickets

9th – Oslo, Norway – Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (NO CLM, Thurston improv with Mats Gustafsson) – Tickets

10th – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser – Tickets

11th – Gotenburg, Sweden – Nefertiti – Tickets

13th – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Club – Tickets

14th – London, Village Underground – Tickets

16th – Dublin, Whelans – Tickets

17th – Bristol, The Fleece – Tickets

18th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – Tickets

19th – London, Meltdown Festival (Purcell Room – NO CLM, Thurston improv) – Tickets

21st – Dudigen, Switzerland – Bad Bonn – Tickets

22nd – Paris, France – Trabendo – Tickets

23rd – Duisberg, Germany – Traumzeit Festival – Tickets

25th – Groningen, Netherlands – Vera – Tickets

26th – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje – Tickets

27th – Utrecht, Netherlands – De Helling – Tickets


1st – München, Germany – Ampere – Tickets

2nd – Schorndorf, Germany – Manufaktur – Tickets

3rd – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom – Tickets

4th – Berlin, Germany – Festaal – Tickets

5th – Hamburg, Germany – Westwerk – Tickets

6th – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival – Tickets

7th – Helsinki, Finland – Kuudes Aisti Festival – Tickets

12th – Bruges, Belgium – Cactus Festival – Tickets

Chelsea Light Moving on KEXP today

By Hector on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
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It’s only been a month since Chelsea Light Moving released their debut album, but, as savvy NPR aficionados are aware, Thurston and the gang are already coming up with new material. Today at 5:00PM EDT/2:00PM PDT, Seattle’s KEXP will air a set that Chelsea Light Moving recorded there a few weeks ago, wherein they wrote two new songs on the spot. The above video is of “The Ecstasy,” featuring lyrics by the poet John Donne. Tune in to hear the whole session at and at 90.3FM.

Video : Chelsea Light Moving – Live At Austin’s Mellow Johnny’s (courtesy KEXP)

By Gerard on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

A fortnight ago, Chelsea Light Moving played a ridiculous number of Austin shows before and during SXSW in all manner of settings, none of ‘em more hospitable than the warehouse district’s Mellow Johnny’s bicycle emporium. Proprietor Lance Armstrong failed to make an appearance, but we’re told he was contacted mid-set for consultation on the shop’s “you break it, you bought it policy” (on the advice of our lawyers, we’re not showing the footage of Thurston breaking what was apparently a very expensive bike, but we’ll stress it was AN ACCIDENT). Thanks to KEXP for the footage.

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“Sleeping Where I Fall”

Chelsea Light Moving’s debut LP/CD/digital full length is out now and available from The Matador Store

Chelsea Light Moving live on KEXP from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop today

By Hector on Thursday, March 14th, 2013

If there’s one thing we know you, the Matablog faithful, hate more than anything else, it’s hyperbole. And yet here we are in the middle of SXSW, where hyperbole is the norm that inevitably leads to mediocre band after mediocre band being lauded as “killing it,” “slaying,” or “destroying it,” usually with hashtags involved. Clearly, mere hyperbole is no longer enough to separate the proverbial men from the boys, and in that spirit: Chelsea Light Moving will be literally murdering the audience this afternoon as part of their 1:30PM CDT performance at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop (400 Nueces St.), a performance which is free and open to the public and will also be broadcast live on KEXP (90.3FM in Seattle, and streaming on

Those of you at SXSW who are wondering why one would go to a show where the band is going to literally murder the audience should note that Chelsea Light Moving’s long-term plan is to literally turn Austin into a smoldering, bloody crater by the time they leave, so you’re pretty much screwed no matter what.

Chelsea Light Moving’s new self-titled album is, of course, available for purchase in many fine formats at our webstore. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I see a margarita with my name on it.