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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
Friday, September, 6 Irving Plaza, New York NY^
Saturday, 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 :
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


By Rian on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

(photo: Daniel Kessler)

Don’t hesitate to get tickets to this one.

On sale now:

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 ;


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.


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.


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 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

The Young – Tumblr

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):

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: (pre-order now, get “Brill Bruisers” & “War On The East Coast” instantly)
Amazon: (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 :

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

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


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


By Rian on Friday, August 1st, 2014

This Saturday, Lower begin a round of sounds across the UK and EU, starting in London at Visions Festival (Perfume Genius also on the bill).

Saturday, August, 2 – Visions Festival – London UK

Sunday, August, 3 – The Hope – Brighton UK

Monday, August, 4 – Sunflower – Birmingham UK

Tuesday, August, 5 – Broadcast – Glasgow SCT

Wednesday, August, 6 – Castle – Manchester UK

Thursday, August, 7 – ØYA Festival – Oslo, NO (SOLD OUT)

Friday, August, 22 – Flux Festival – Aarhus DK

Friday, August, 29 – Jazzhouse – København DK

Friday, September, 5 – Perfect Sounds Forever #4 – Bergen, NO

Saturday, September, 6 – Folken/Grottene – Stavanger, NO

Live in the US? You won’t be left out. The band recently announced dates with Merchandise across the states and Canada. More info here.

‘Seek Lower Climes’ is available on LP, CD and digital formats from The Matador Store

Order ‘Seek Lower Climes’ from iTunes


By Rian on Friday, August 1st, 2014

In a few hours, Chicago will open the flood gates and Lollapalooza 2014 will commence. Repping for Matador this year are Interpol and DARKSIDE.

Friday, 8/1 (today, for those who have not had their coffee yet)
Interpol – Bud Light Stage at 5:00 PM UTC
Streaming options:
1) Lollapalooza Official Website
2) Red Bull TV

Sunday, 8/3
DARKSIDE – The Groove at at 8:45 PM UTC
Streaming options:
1) None, gotta be there

Can’t make it this year? Many MANY other chances to catch both bands the rest of this summer.

Interpol tour dates:

Darkside tour dates: