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THE NEW PORNOGRPAHERS LIVE ON KCRW’S MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC 2:15 PM EST, PLAY THE WILTERN IN LA TONIGHT

By Rian on Friday, October 17th, 2014


Last night The New Pornographers played “Dancehall Domine” for Conan O’Brien for those who still have cable. If you missed it, there is a clip of their performance above. Here is a photo of Kathryn Calder and a new, dear friend.

The band are currently making the rounds in Los Angeles. This is an URGENT reminder to tune in to kcrw.com or if you’re in the LA area 89.9fm to hear the band perform LIVE on Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley at 2:15pm est. Later tonight they will play The Wiltern with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Tickets here.

More tour dates can be found here.

ICEAGE IN NYC: BOWERY BALLROOM TONIGHT, THE ACHERON TOMORROW

By Rian on Sunday, October 12th, 2014

For those in NYC this (holiday) weekend, there will be two opportunities to see Iceage play new songs from their recently released album ‘Plowing Into The Field of Love’. Details below:

TONIGHT – Sunday, October, 12 – Bowery Ballroom- Tickets

with Helm, Blues Control, Shells

Monday, October, 13 – The AcheronTickets

with Uniform, Appetite

Options to order ‘Plowing Into The Field of Love
Matador Store: http://www.smarturl.it/mata.FieldofLove (3 sided-vinyl + 16 page booklet, CD)

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FieldofLove

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Field_of_Love

Tour has just begun. Many more dates below.

Wednesday, October 15 – The Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA*
Thursday, October, 16 – Great Scott, Boston MA*$
Friday, October 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada%
Saturday, October 18 – Gabba Hey, Ottatwwa ON, Canada#
Sunday, October 19 – Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#
Tuesday, October 21 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*#
Wednesday, October 22 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL*#
Thursday, October, 23 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN*
Friday, October 24 – Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Saturday, October 25 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS*
Sunday, October 26 – Hi-Dive, Denver CO*
Monday, October 27 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT*
Wednesday, October 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV*
Friday, October 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA*
Saturday, November 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$
Sunday, November 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA*
Monday, November 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA*
Tuesday, November 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ*
Wednesday, November 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM*
Saturday, November 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX
Monday, November 10 – Aveny-T, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, November, 21 – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday, November, 22 – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, November, 23 – Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Monday, November, 24 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, November, 25 – Komma, Esslingen, Germany
Wednesday, November, 26 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November, 27 - Strom, Munich, Germany
Friday, November, 28 – Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday, November, 29 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, November, 30 – Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium
Monday, December, 1 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Tuesday, December 2 – 100 Club, London, UK

* w/ Helm
# w/ Father Murphy
$ w/ Rakta
% w/ Merchandise, Lower and Father Murphy

Iceage – official site
Iceage – BlogFacebook

Coming November 4 : Body/Head – “The Show Is Over” b/w “The Canyon”

By Gerard on Thursday, October 9th, 2014

On November 4, we’ll be releasing a new 7″ from Body/Head, the duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace, “The Show Is Over” b/w “The Canyon”.  Preorders are being accepted now at The Matador Store.

While some of you might’ve caught news of Kim’s upcoming book, ‘Girl In A Band : A Memoir’ (Harper/Collins) yesterday, there’s a some upcoming Body/Head dates you might’ve missed in the process :

Thursday, November 6 – Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (with Nate Young’s Regressive Nightmare, Steve Baczkowoski)
Friday, November 7 - Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (with Nate Young’s Regressive Nightmare, Steve Baczkowoski)
Saturday, November 8 – Boston Hassle Fest 6, Cusine En Local, Boston MA
Saturday, November 15 – Kings Barcade, Raleigh NC (a benefit for NARAL Pro Choice NC)

 

 

Perfume Genius live on WNYC today

By Hector on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Hey New Yorkers, I have good news, bad news, and more good news for you. The good news is that Perfume Genius is playing Brooklyn tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The bad news is that the show is sold out, so if you don’t already have tickets you’re out of luck. The other piece of good news is that you can listen to a live Perfume Genius performance today at 2:00PM EDT by visiting the WNYC Soundcheck website. This final piece of good news also applies to people outside New York, in case you were wondering.

Perfume Genius continues his journey across America and beyond in the following locations:

October
8 – Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta GA
13 - Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 - Club Congress – Tucson AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
19 – Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

November
11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 - Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
28 – 29 — Vodafone Mexefest 2014, Lisbon Portugal

order ‘Too Bright’ from the following :
The Matador Store (LP & CD)
iTunes
Perfume Genius.net
Amazon
Amazon MP3
Google Play

Perfume Genius online :
Perfume Genius.net

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Out Today : Iceage’s ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’

By Gerard on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Just (another) reminder that Iceage’s 3rd album, the hotly anticipated ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ is out today on compact disc and digital formats ; the 3-sided LP version is unfortunately delayed until approximately October 21, but we’ll be shipping ‘em as soon as they arrive.

Orders from the Matador store will include the snazzy Iceage pin depicted above.

In addition to previously announced dates starting this Friday in Philadelphia, Iceage have added a 2nd NYC show next Monday at the Acheron (with Uniform and Cheena). Tickets are available here.

Order ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ from the following :
- The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or 16 page booklet / cd)
- iTunes
- Amazon

Tour dates:

Friday, October 10 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA*
Saturday, October 11 – Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD*
Sunday, October 12 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
Monday, October 13 – Acheron, Brooklyn NY (with Uniform, Cheena)
Wednesday, October 15 – The Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA*
Thursday, October, 16 – Great Scott, Boston MA*$
Friday, October 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada%
Saturday, October 18 – Gabba Hey, Ottatwwa ON, Canada#
Sunday, October 19 – Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#
Tuesday, October 21 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*#
Wednesday, October 22 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL*#
Thursday, October, 23 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN*
Friday, October 24 – Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Saturday, October 25 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS*
Sunday, October 26 – Hi-Dive, Denver CO*
Monday, October 27 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT*
Wednesday, October 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV*
Friday, October 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA*
Saturday, November 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$
Sunday, November 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA*
Monday, November 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA*
Tuesday, November 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ*
Wednesday, November 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM*
Saturday, November 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX
Monday, November 10 – Aveny-T, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, November, 21 – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday, November, 22 – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, November, 23 – Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Monday, November, 24 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, November, 25 – Komma, Esslingen, Germany
Wednesday, November, 26 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November, 27 - Strom, Munich, Germany
Friday, November, 28 – Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday, November, 29 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, November, 30 – Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium
Monday, December, 1 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Tuesday, December 2 – 100 Club, London, UK

* w/ Helm
# w/ Father Murphy
$ w/ Rakta
% w/ Merchandise, Lower and Father Murphy



Iceage – official site
Iceage – Blog, Facebook

REMINDER: EMA & Cat Power Playing Shows in NYC This Sunday

By Rian on Friday, October 3rd, 2014

For those living or visiting NYC this weekend, you will have a chance to see EMA at Bowery Ballroom and Cat Power in Central Park as part of Modern Sky Festival. I’m not going to suggest that you choose one or the other, because if you hustle — you can make it to both shows. Details below:

Cat Power is headlining Day 2 of MSF, which will be held at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield. She and her band are set to play at 7:45 pm. Other bands playing the festival Sunday include: The Both, Omnipotent Youth Society, Lenka, Queen Sea Big Shark, Shuh Tou, Second Hand Rose, and Stars.

Tickets here

EMA is wrapping up a row of headlining dates (shown above) with a stop at Bowery Ballroom. Montreal’s Doldrums and New York’s The Point will be opening. Tickets are available here. There are a few more shows later this month, shown below.

If you have not yet checked out the 34-page online zine Back To the Void, make the time. It’s amazing and should not be missed.

Friday, October, 24 – Barboza, Seattle WA
Saturday, October 25 – Electric Owl, Vancouver BC, Canada
Sunday, October 26 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR

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.

PERFUME GENIUS: US TOUR STARTS TONIGHT IN SALT LAKE CITY

By Rian on Friday, September 26th, 2014

(photo by: Giuseppe Perna – Don Nerheo)

Mike Hadreas spent most of this week in his hometown of Seattle where among celebrating the release Too Bright, he performed live on KEXP and played an instore at Sonic Boom. He also had a birthday. What did you do this week?

Tonight the first US tour begins in Salt Lake City at Urban Lounge. In November he will be taking over Europe one city at a time. Full list of tour dates below.

September
26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
27 – Hi Dive – Denver CO
29 – Riot Room – Kansas City MO
30 – Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN

October
1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL
2 – Magic Stick – Detroit MI
4 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club - Toronto ON
6 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA
7 - Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn NY
8 – Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta GA
13 - Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 - Club Congress – Tucson AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
19 – Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

November
11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 - Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
28 – 29 — Vodafone Mexefest 2014, Lisbon Portugal

order ‘Too Bright’ from the following :
The Matador Store (LP & CD)
iTunes
Perfume Genius.net
Amazon
Amazon MP3
Google Play

Perfume Genius online :
Perfume Genius.net

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Instagram
You Tube Channel

TONIGHT : Thurston Moore At The New York Art Book Fair Preview

By Gerard on Thursday, September 25th, 2014

We’re less than a month from the release of Thurston Moore’s new album, ‘The Best Day’, and accordingly, Thurston’s in NYC all week with the label breathing down his neck about any number of promotional schemes. Fortunately, he’s doing interesting stuff, too, and tonight (6pm) you can see a solo set from Thurston on the courtyard steps of MoMA PS1 as part of the opening night festivities for the New York Art Book Fair.

At 7pm, Thurston will be in the lobby at Printed Matter’s booth signing editions of the new chapbook of lyrics ‘The Best Day’, published by Ecstatic Peace Library, and ‘Non Stop Poetry’, a comprehensive publication chronicling over 145 zines by Mark Gonzales.

Preorder ‘The Best Day’ from the following :

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)

Thurston Moore Band tour dates :

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
10/22 — Cambridge, MA — The Sinclair
10/23 — Hamden, CT — The Ballroom at The Outer Space
10/24 — Pawtucket, RI — The Met
10/25 — Philadelphia, PA — Boot & Saddle
10/26 — Brooklyn, NY — Rough Trade NYC

* – with Sebadoh

Thurston Moore – Facebook, Twitter

EMA: Multi-Media Zine ‘Back To The Void’, Blogotheque session debuts

By Rian on Thursday, September 25th, 2014

On September 11th EMA released bonus track “False Flag” which she describes as her “lost generation take on 9/11″ on New Hive. Following up that important track, she has put together a 34 page multi-media zine Back To The Void. This zine “demonstrates how it feels to go from being relatively unknown to having a larger online presence, and how it feels when your online self slips out of your control.”

“At the tail end of 2011, in the middle of winter, I had a disturbing psychedelic experience where I became convinced that there was a Neuromancer inside of my brain,” says EMA.

“One of the things that unmoored me most was slowly losing control of my self-image. I started out taking most of my own press photos and creating a great deal of the imagery associated with my record…And then somewhere along the line things began to slip…Magazines wanted exclusive photos…I became self-conscious. I wore more makeup. I put a hand on my hip. I parted my lips ever so slightly…While there is something undeniably pleasing about seeing a beautiful image of yourself, overall I felt ashamed…I’d even seen it happen to many of the female artists who I had idolized as a teen. They started out grubby and raw and became increasingly polished. It can happen to anyone. I just fucking hated when it started happening to me.”

Take in Back Into The Void here.

In other EMA news, Blogothèque posted their latest ‘Take Away Show’ earlier today, featuring “Cthulu” and “Dead Celebrity” which filmed last month at Jungle Design in New York City. Watch the Derrick Belchm-directed session below.

The band just wrapped up a week of dates supporting Spoon in the mid-west. Still on tour, headlining dates begin tonight in Springfield.

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

** w/ Doldrums

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

Lower: Tour with Merchandise Begins tomorrow in Austin with a Show at Red 7 and In-Store at End of An Ear

By Rian on Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Tomorrow Lower will begin touring the US and Canada supporting Merchandise with an in-store at Austin’s End of An Ear with Rat Column (flyer and details above). This is the band’s second visit to North America this year and first since ‘Seek Warmer Climes’ has been released.

Tuesday, September, 23 – Red 7, Austin TX
Wednesday, September, 24 – Padres, Marfa TX
Thursday, September, 25 – Sister, Albuquerque NM
Friday, September, 26 – 51 West, Tempe AZ
Saturday, September, 27 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA
Sunday September, 28 – Kensington Club, San Diego CA
Tuesday September, 30 – The Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz CA
Wednesday, October, 1 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Friday, October, 3 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Saturday, October, 4 – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sunday October, 5 – The Crocodile, Seattle WA
Wednesday, October, 8 – The Aquarium, Fargo ND
Thursday, October, 9 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN
Friday, October, 10 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Saturday, October, 11 – The Luminary Center for the Arts, St Louis MO
Sunday, October, 12 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
Tuesday, October, 14 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, October, 15 – Wrongbar, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, October, 16 – House Of Targ, Ottawa ON, Canada
Friday, October, 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC
Saturday, October, 18 – Great Scott, Boston MA