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Ceremony – New U.S. Dates

By Gerard on Monday, April 20th, 2015

(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

A few days following the release of the amazing ‘The L-Shaped Man’, Ceremony are hitting the road ; dates and available ticket links can be found below.

Friday, May, 22 – 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley CA*
Saturday, May, 23 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*
Friday, June, 12 – Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 – Strong Hold, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 – Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 – Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 – Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^
Sunday, June, 21 – The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 – Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Saturday, August 8 – Visions Festival, London, UK

* w/ Negative Approach
& w/ Pity Sex
^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity

Pre-order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding”. Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track “Vivication” and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, “The Hide”. Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also preorder on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding” (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Preorder the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist, Ross Farrar, which parallels lyrics from ‘The L-Shaped Man’.



By Blue on Monday, April 20th, 2015

Just a small reminder that the Iceage tour will commence a week today starting at London’s Village Underground on Monday 27th April. All other dates as follows…

Tuesday, April 28 – Sticky Mikes, Brighton (UK)
Wednesday, April 29 – Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff (UK)
Thursday, April 30 – Workman’s Club, Dublin (IRE)
Friday, May 1 – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham (UK)
Saturday, May 2 – Night and Day, Manchester (UK)
Sunday, May 3 - Live at Glasgow Festival, Glasgow (UK)
Monday, May 4 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (UK)
Tuesday, May 5 – Fleece, Bristol (UK)
Friday, May 22 – Liverpool Sound City Festival, Liverpool (UK)
Saturday, May 23 – Mayfield Derby Festival, Mannheim (GER)
Sunday. May 24 – Way Back When Festival, Dortmund (GER)
Wednesday, May 27 – Bi Nuu, Berlin (GER)
Thursday, May 28 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig (GER)
Friday, May 29- The Place, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Saturday, May 30 – Teatr, Moscow (RUS)
Monday, June 1 – Cohouse, Rome (IT)
Wednesday, June 3 – Summer Student Festival, Padova (IT)
Thursday, June 4 – Beaches Brew Festival, Ravenna (IT)
Friday, June 5 – Plissken Festival, Athens (Greece)
June 6/7 – Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX
Monday, June 8 – Siberia, New Orleans LA*
Tuesday, June 9 – Hi-Tone, Memphis TN*
Thursday, June 11 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN
Friday, June 12 – Drunken Unicorn – Red Bull Sound Select, Atlanta GA*
Saturday, June 13 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC*
Sunday, June 14 – King’s, Raleigh NC*
Monday, June 15 – DC9, Washington DC*
Tuesday, June 16 – 315 Ten Eyck, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, June 18 – Opera House – NXNE Festival Toronto ON (CA)
Saturday, June 20 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH*
Sunday, June 21 – High Noon Saloon, Madison WI*
Monday, June 22 – The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs), Fargo ND*
Tuesday, June 23 – The Good Will Social Club, Winnipeg MB (CA)*
Thursday, June 25 – Vangelis Tavern, Saskatoon SK (CA)*
Friday, June 26 – Sled Island Music Festival, Calgary AB (CA)*
Sunday, June 28 – The Cobalt, Vancouver BC (CA)*
Monday, June 29 – Neumos, Seattle WA*
Tuesday, June 30 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR*
July 2/3/4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik (Iceland)
Friday, July 17 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Thursday, August 20 - Paredes De Coura Festival, Paredes De Coura Festival (POR)

* w/ Low Life

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By Rian on Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Below find the details on where to catch Matador bands during the second weekend of Coachella, which begins in a mere number of hours.

TOMORROW, Friday, April 9

Interpol – 7:25pm PST – Coachella Stage

Saturday, April 10

Perfume Genius – 1:55pm PST – Outdoor Theatre

Belle and Sebastian – 6:40 pm PST – Outdoor Theatre

This weekend with have a live broadcast from the festival on the AXS TV Network (with a replay within 24 hours for time zone purposes).

Relive last weekend’s sets here: and

Algiers – “Black Eunuch”, Headlining North American Dates In June

By Gerard on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

(photo by WFN Productions)

The latest track from Algiers’ forthcoming self-titled debut album, “Black Eunuch” debuted on Mary Anne Hobbs’ Radio One program Monday, followed by a U.S. premiere on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” yesterday. “Politically-charged gospel of the highest order; ignore it to your own detriment,” argues Stereogum’s Caitlin White, and if forced to pick sides, we’re decidedly against anything detrimental. It doesn’t matter how many times we warn you, ‘Algiers’ is still gonna be the most surprising album of 2015.

After a string of previously announced May dates supporting Interpol, Algiers are headlining a series of North American club shows, with ticket links found below.

preorder from the Matador Store

Tour Dates
April 18 – Record Store Day – Rough Trade On Tour, Point Éphémère, Paris, FR
April 22 – Power Lunches, London, UK
May 7 – The National, Richmond VA*
May 8 – The Ritz, Raleigh NC*
May 11 – The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
May 12 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN*
May 13 – The Fillmore, Detroit MI*
May 15 – Bogarts, Cincinatti OH*
May 16 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA*
June 5 – The Earl, Atlanta GA
June 7 – Black Cat Backstage Washington DC
June 9 – Mercury Lounge, NYC NY
June 10 – Baby’s Alright, Brooklyn, NY
June 13 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ONT
June 15 – Schubas, Chicago IL
June 16 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN
June 19 – The Sunset, Seattle WA
June 20 – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
June 21 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
June 23 – Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA
June 25 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA

* supporting Interpol

Algiers online ;
official site


By Rian on Monday, April 13th, 2015

Interpol, April 9th, Coachella Stage

Perfume Genius, April 10th, Outdoor Theatre

(videos courtesy of Coachella)

Tomorrow : Belle and Sebastian on “CBS This Morning : Saturday”, Coachella Webcast

By Gerard on Friday, April 10th, 2015

(photo by Patrick Amory)

Belle and Sebastian’s Saturday sat at Coachella will be webcast live at 9:40pm eastern / 6:40pm pacific time, video available via Coachella‘s site or YouTube (audio only via Sirius/XM‘s XMU, channel 35). Much earlier in the day, you can catch the band performing 3 songs from ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ on “CBS This Morning : Saturday” (9am eastern). Said performances were taped last weekend, and our label president disregarded clearly posted instructions not to photograph the proceedings, despite giant signs saying as much all over the CBS facilities.

updated tour schedule :

Saturday, April 11 – Coachella Festival, Indio CA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, April, 12 – Greek Theatre, Berkley CA %#
Tuesday, April, 14 – Mondavi Center, Davis CA #
Thursday, April, 16 – Fox Theatre, Pomona CA ^ (SOLD OUT)
Friday, April, 17 – Observatory, North Park, San Diego CA @ (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, April, 18 – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio CA SOLD OUT
Sunday May 3 - St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 - Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 - City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 – Sound City, Liverpool, England
Saturday, June, 6 – Sunday, June, 7 – Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX
Tuesday, June, 9 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby PA
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday, June, 11 – Echostage, Washington DC
Friday June 12- Saturday, June, 13 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN (date and time TBA)
Sunday June 14 – LC Amphitheatre Pavilion, Columbus OH
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red Rocks, Morrison CO
Thursday, June, 18 – Uptown Theatre, Kansas City MO
Friday, June 19 – Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee WI (with Courtney Barnett)
Saturday, June, 20 – Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN &
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

# with Perfume Genius
% with Real Estate
& with Conor Oberst, Courtney Barnett, Lucius, thestand4rd
^ with Mac DeMarco
@ with Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires

ORDER ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ :
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America):
Google Play (U.S. orders only)
Newbury Comics (limited clear vinyl edition)

Belle and Sebastian - official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter


By Rian on Thursday, April 9th, 2015

For those attending “Coachella” this weekend find information below on where to catch Matador bands this during weekend 1 of the festival.

TOMORROW, Friday, April 9

Interpol – 7:25pm PST – Coachella Stage

Saturday, April 10

Perfume Genius – 1:55pm PST – Outdoor Theatre

Belle and Sebastian – 6:40 pm PST – Outdoor Theatre

Not attending? It’s the future and you can can stream sets on and as well as turn into Sirius radio for the live broadcast.



Tanlines Win the Internet, Announce Tour

By Rian on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Earlier today Tanlines unveiled the new look for If you would like your day made, make time to really look through and enjoy all the new features including but not limited to a long list of tour dates. Odds are Eric and Jesse are headed to a town near you.

Wednesday, May, 13 - Rough Trade, Brooklyn NY
Thursday, May, 14 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY SOLD OUT
Monday, May, 18 - The Echoplex, Los Angeles CA
Friday, June, 26 - Mr. Smalls, Millvale PA
Saturday, June, 27 –  Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights OH
Sunday, June, 28 - The Loving Touch, Ferndale MI
Tuesday, June, 30 – Madison Live, Covington KY
Wednesday, July, 1 - Firebird, St. Louis MO
Thursday, July, 2 - Vega, Lincoln NE
Friday, July, 3  - Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
Sunday, July, 5 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Tuesday, July, 7 - Electric Owl, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, July, 8 - Neumos, Seattle WA
Thursday, July, 9 - Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Tuesday, July, 14 - The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
Wednesday, July, 15 - Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Friday, July, 17 - Red 7, Austin TX
Saturday, July, 18 - Club Dada, Dallas TX
Sunday, July, 19 - Fitzgerald’s, Houston TX
Tuesday, July, 21 - The Earl, Atlanta GA
Wednesday, July, 22 - The Mothlight, Asheville NC
Thursday, July, 23 - U Street Music Hall, Washington DC
Friday, July, 24 - Voyeur, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, July, 25, The Sinclair, Cambridge MA

Pre-order Highlights now:

Preview of the new hub for Tanlines online… ENJOY