Interpol announce two UK release week shows

To celebrate the release of ‘Marauder’ on August 24th, Interpol have just announced two extremely special, extremely limited shows to take place in the UK during release week.

On Wednesday, August 29th the band will play a special performance in Kingston, in conjunction with Banquet Records. Tickets go on sale at 11:00 BST on Monday, August 6th. Full details are available here

Rough Trade East will host a second performance the following day – Thursday, August 30th. Pre-order ‘Marauder’ now via Rough Trade for entry. Full details available here

Tour dates

Monday, August 13 Teatro De La Ciudad Esperanza Iris, Mexico City MX
Tuesday, August 14 Teatro De La Ciudad Esperanza Iris, Mexico City MX
Thursday, August 23rd – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA @ (SOLD OUT)
Friday, August 24th – House Of Vans, Brooklyn NY
Tuesday, September 11th – Orpheum Theater, Boston MA*
Wednesday, September 12th – Olympic Theater, Montreal QC*
Thursday, September 13th – Rebel, Toronto ONT*
September 14-15 – Riot Fest, Douglas Park, Chicago IL
Sunday, Septemeber 16 – Royal Oak Theater, Detroit MI*
Monday, September 17 – Express Live, Columbus OH*
Thursday, September 27 – Bomb Factory, Dallas TX*
Friday, September 28 – Bass Concert Hall, Austin TX*
Saturday, September 29 – White Oak Music Hall Lawn, Houston TX*
Monday, October 1 – The Van Buren, Phoenix AZ*
Thursday, October 4th – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA ^
Friday, October 5th – SDSU Open Air Theater, San Diego CA ++
Saturday, October 6th – Greek Theatre – Berkeley CA
Tuesday, November 6th – Akasaka Blitz – Tokyo, JP
Wednesday, November 14th – Royal Albert Hall – London, UK $
Friday, November 16th – 02 Apollo, Manchester UK $
Sunday, November 18th – Olympia Theater, Dublin IE $
Friday, November 23rd – Merhr! Theater, Hamburg DE $
Saturday, November 24th – TAP1 – Copenhagen, DK $
Sunday, November 25th – Tempodrom, Berlin DE $
Tuesday, November 27th – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrect NL $
Wednesday, November 28th – Forest National, Brussels BE $
Thursday, November 29th – La Salle Pleyel – Paris, FR
Saturday, February 16th – Madison Square Garden, NYC NY !

* w/ Sunflower Bean
^ w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
++ w/ The Kills
$ w/ Nilüfer Yanya
! w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail
@ w/ Honduras
Interpol online:

Thurston Moore Band : Other Music Signing Thursday, More Dates Announced

More dates have been added to the Thurston Moore Band’s relentless global schedule in support of ‘The Best Day’, and in addition, they’ll be signing records and other items (NOTHING PERISHABLE, PLEASE) at NYC’s Other Music, tomorrow, Thursday August 6 at 7pm.

Wednesday, August, 5th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Thursday, August, 6th – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
Friday, August, 7th – Black Cat, Washington DC *
Thursday, September, 10th – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN^
Friday, September, 11th – High Noon Saloon, Madison WI#^
Saturday, September, 12th – Riot Fest & Carnival, Chicago IL
Sunday, September, 13th – Loving Touch, Ferndale MI^
Tuesday, September, 15th – Grog Shop, Cleveland OH^
Wednesday, September, 16th – Club Café, Pittsburgh PA^
Thursday, September, 17th – Monty Hall, Jersey City NJ^
Saturday, September, 19th – Riot Fest & Expo, Toronto ONT

* w/ Chain And The Gang
# w/ Mikal Cronin

Order ‘The Best Day’ from The Matador Store
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(in Japan, ‘The Best Day’ is available from Hostess)

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The New Pornographers ‘Brill Bruisers’ Display Contest Winners

Guest post by Matador Direct’s Emmaline McCourt:

In the weeks leading up to The New Pornographers’ Brill Bruisers, 40+ indie retail stores across the US participated in a display contest to promote the album. Using the album artwork as inspiration, designers used everything from posters to glow sticks to balloons to create inventive in-store displays. Prizes were awarded to the top three designs.

First place went to LOU’S RECORDS in Encinitas, CA. Their designer used Christmas lights, cardboard, posters, and some creative magic to construct their New Pornographers light box.

Second place went to LANDLOCKED in Bloomington, IN whose impressive window display almost perfectly mimicked the font from the Brill Bruisers album cover.

And last but not least third place went to MUSIC SAVES in Cleveland, OH who utilized myriad craft supplies including balloons, pipe cleaners, crepe paper in their display.

Congrats to the winners and a big THANK YOU to all stores who participated.