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Belle and Sebastian – “The Party Line” (from ‘ ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’), New North America & UK 2015 Dates

By The Management on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The people’s republic of Belle and Sebastian is on the move again, taking
its message of responsible pop music in a revolutionary age to lands far and
near.

A little bit older, but no wiser, maturing like a fine wine ought to, our
love for music, and the chance to lay it on your tender ear, is not
diminished.

We will pop you. – Stuart Murdoch

 

“The Party LIne” – from ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’, out January 19/20, 2015.

New North American dates in Boston, Toronto, Royal Oak, MI and Chicago have just been confirmed for next Spring, as well as 11 new shows in Wales and England ; tickets go on sale tomorrow (see the updated schedule below).

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)

TOUR DATES:
2014
Tuesday, October 28 – Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, UK – Tickets
Wednesday, October 29 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhll-On-Sea
Friday, October 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France

2015
Monday January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Monday March 30 -House Of Blues, Boston MA
Wednesday April 1-Massey Hall, Toronto ONT
Thursday April 2 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI
Friday April 3 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL http://www.belleandsebastian.com/tickets?event=44259
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
Thursday May 14 – 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)
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland (NOTE : 16 years after Belle and Sebastian curated the first All Tomorrow’s Parties at Camber Sands)

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

Coming December 2 : Yo La Tengo’s ‘Extra Painful’ 2XLP / 2XCD

By Gerard on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014



“Anyone who ever said they liked our older records more than ‘Painful’, I just told them they’re wrong.”
–Ira Kaplan

(“From A Motel Six”, directed by Hal Hartley)

1994 marked a number of huge world events ; OJ Simpson emerged from football retirement to claim the headlines in a most unfortunate manner. John Starks missed somewhere in the range of 300 shots en route to the Houston Rockets defeating the New York Knicks in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. CIA officer Aldrich Ames was charged with spying for the Russians, and figure skating’s Tonya Harding put her own special spin on the phrase “lead pipe cinch”. Still, all of the above incidents are mostly forgotten in history, completely overshadowed by the prior year’s release of Yo La Tengo‘s first album for the Matador label, ‘Painful’, a record Spin’s Rob Sheffield called, “the album that keeps every promise Yo La Tengo ever made, full of ravishing, wraithlink melodies around scruffy guitars that clang around your head like sneakers in the dryer…when a bunch of weird sounds add up to a masterpiece as casually majestic as Painful, well, ‘genius’ isn’t even the word, is it?”

(“Big Day Coming”, directed by Phil Morrison)

On December 2, we’ll be reissuing this important highlight in the Yo La Tengo and Matador catalogs in deluxe double LP and double CD editions, dubbed ‘Extra Painful’, with the contents broken down as follows :

TRACKLISTINGS

Painful:
1. Big Day Coming
2. From A Motel 6
3. Double Dare
4. Superstar-Watcher
5. Nowhere Near
6. Sudden Organ
7. A Worrying Thing
8. I Was A Fool Beside You For Too Long
9. The Whole Of The Law
10. Big Day Coming
11. I Heard You Looking

Extra Painful:
1. Nowhere Near (demo)
2. From A Motel 6 (live acoustic)
3. Tunnel Vision (unreleased instrumental demo)
4. Sudden Organ (demo)
5. Smart Window (unreleased Painful session)
6. Big Day Coming (live acoustic)
7. Slow Learner (unreleased demo)
8. Double Dare (demo)
9. A Worrying Thing (demo)
10. I Heard You Looking (live)

Shaker 7″:
A: Shaker
B: For Shame Of Doing Wrong [8-Track Version - the CD single contained a different
version which is on the download coupon]

Formats:

1. Double LP + 7″ + download coupon with extra tracks
2. Double CD + download coupon with extra tracks
3. Digital release is regular and bonus disc tracks, does NOT include download coupon

bonus tracks

Vinyl:
Disc 1: The original ‘Painful’ album (not remastered)
Disc 2: ‘Extra Painful’ – the bonus tracks
7″: “Shaker” / “For Shame Of Doing Wrong” – exact reproduction of the original single
Download coupon: all the album tracks + 15 additional extra bonus tracks

Packaging: Double LP + 7″ (in picture sleeve) with ephemera, photos, reproduction of
original ‘band-aid’ sticker, the first ‘YLT Gazette’ in 14 years, liner notes by the band and semi-trusted advisers.

CD:
Disc 1: As on vinyl
Disc 2: As on vinyl
Download coupon: includes the 2 tracks from the “Shaker” 7″ as well as the 15 extra bonus tracks


Preorder the LP or CD editions today from The Matador Store
and enter to win tickets to Yo La Tengo’s 30th Anniversary shows at NYC’s Town Hall plus copies of every currently in-print Yo La Tengo LP.

Yo La Tengo live :

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller”:
10/29 State Theatre, Portland ME
10/30 Flynn Center, Burlington VT
11/07 Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans LA
11/12 PuSh Festival, Vancouver BC

11/09 Fun Fun Fun Fest, Auditorium Shores, Austin TX

30th Anniversary Shows
12/03 Town Hall, NY NY  w/ Antietam 
12/04 Town Hall, NY NY  w/ The Feelies
12/05 9:30 Club, Washington DC  w/ Lambchop
12/06 Trocadero, Philadelphia PA  w/ Antietam

Yo La Tengo :
– band site
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New Release Tuesday : Thurston Moore – The Best Day 2XLP/CD/digital album

By Gerard on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Just a reminder – the new Thurston Moore album, ‘The Best Day’, proclaimed by the A/V Club’s Chris Mincher to be “a palpably invigorated blend of brawny, sprawling guitar rock and meditative arrangements” is available today throughout North America (everywhere else yesterday) — direct order details and updated tour dates are found below.

Thurston Moore Band on tour :

Tuesday, October 21 – Brooklyn NY –St. Vitus (with PCPC) (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 22 -Cambridge MA — The Sinclair
Thursday, October 23 0-Hamden CT — The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Friday, October 24- Pawtucket RI — The Met
Saturday, October 25- Philadelphia PA — Boot & Saddle
Sunday, October 26 – Brooklyn NY — Rough Trade NYC
Thursday, October 30 – Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
Friday, October 31 – BIME Festival, Bilbao Spain
Sunday, November 2 – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Monday, November 3 – Antoniano (seated), Bologna, Italy
Tuesday, November 4 – Komplex Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, November 5 – Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Friday, November 7 – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
Saturday, November 8 – Fleece, Bristol, UK
Sunday, November 9 – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 11 – Art School, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, November 12 – Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Saturday, November 15 – Crossing Border Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Sunday, November 16 – Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday, November 18 – Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany
Wednesday, November 19 – Ampere, Munich, Germany

Order ‘The Best Day’ from The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon

(in Japan, ‘The Best Day’ will be available from Hostess)

Thurston Moore – Facebook, Twitter

Coming January 19 : Belle and Sebastian’s ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’

By The Management on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

As previously announced, Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 20, 2015 (Jan 19 in the UK and Europe), ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance.’ Today, a peek at the album cover, track listing, and more.

Last week, The Quietus published an interview with Stuart Murdoch and Richard Colburn which gives a hint of what to expect. The album opens with “Nobody’s Empire,” which Stuart said “is absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written.” About the beginnings of his lifelong struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which led to his first forays into songwriting, it is easily one of his most musically and emotionally epic songs.

What it doesn’t indicate is how fun the album is. Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others, the band – who have been listening to things like vintage Detroit techno and Giogio Moroder – have brought a dance-party element (and a disco song about Sylvia Plath) into their gorgeous tales of sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)

TRACK LISTING:
1. Nobody’s Empire
2. Allie
3. The Party Line
4. The Power of Three
5. The Cat with the Cream
6. Enter Sylvia Plath
7. The Everlasting Muse
8. Perfect Couples
9. Ever Had a Little Faith?
10. Play for Today
11. The Book of You
12. Today (This Army’s for Peace)

FORMATS:
- Digital (iTunes purchases include preorder bonus tracks ‘Piggy In The Middle‘ and ‘A Politician’s Silence’)
- CD (with 24 page booklet)
- Vinyl: 2x LP gatefold vinyl
- Box set: Limited edition 4x LP with exclusive bonus tracks, extended mixes and poster

TOUR DATES:
2014
Tuesday, October 28 – Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, UK – Tickets
Wednesday, October 29 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhll-On-Sea
Friday, October 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France

2015
Monday January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland (NOTE : 16 years after Belle and Sebastian curated the first All Tomorrow’s Parties at Camber Sands)

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

Out Today (Mostly) : ‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – Belle and Sebastian’s Album Catalog On Vinyl

By Gerard on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Belle and Sebastian’s entire 10 album catalog was reissued today by Matador and if you’ve ordered directly from us, hopefully you’ve got your copies today or shall have ‘em shortly. Unfortunately, due to manufacturing issues, the following titles aren’t in stores yet :

‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’
‘Push Barman To Open Old Wounds’
‘Write About Love’

We’re also out of ‘Third Eye Centre’ but should be getting restocks soon.

Order the full catalog from us and receive a limited edition tote bag (tote bag available individually here)

TOUR DATES:

Tuesday, October 7 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 8 – Civic Space Park, Phoenix AZ
Friday, October, 10 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Sunday, October, 12 – Corona Capital Music Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Friday, October, 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei, Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 - Radio City Music Hall, NYC
Thursday, July 2-Saturday July 4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik

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

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

Coming January 2015 : Belle and Sebastian – ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’

By The Management on Monday, September 29th, 2014

(photo by Søren Solkær)

Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 19, 2015 (Jan 20 in the North America) via Matador Records – their first to be released on Matador worldwide.

‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ is the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s ‘Write About Love’. The album was produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others. Additional mixing was done with longtime collaborator Tony Doogan in Glasgow, and the album was mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.

A short video clip from their time in Atlanta – set to one of the new tracks can be seen above (if you’re based in Germany, click here). There are also several images from recording and other recent activities on their Instagram (link below).

As a reminder, the band’s entire vinyl catalog will be back in print on October 7.

Belle and Sebastian on tour
:

Monday, September, 29 – House Of Blues, Orlando FL
Wednesday, October 1, – Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Friday, October 3 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Monday, October 6 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 7 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 8 – Civic Space Park, Phoenix AZ
Friday, October, 10 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Sunday, October, 12 – Corona Capital Music Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Wednesday, October 29 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhll-On-Sea
Friday, October, 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei, Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, NYC (tickets on sale, Friday, October 3 at 11am eastern)

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

Out Now : Perfume Genius – ‘Too Bright’, KEXP Session Today, Sonic Boom Instore Tomorrow

By Gerard on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

On the heels of some wildly enthusiastic international press coverage, we’re thrilled that today marks the moment when you can bring the new Perfume Genius album, ‘Too Bright’ into your home / vehicle / phone for real. Above and below are some shots of the LP and CD packaging ; click on the individuals pics for high resolution versions.

While Mike Hadreas hits the road this Thursday night in Salt Lake City, there’s some hometown events planned for week-of-release in Seattle. For starters, you can hear Perfume Genius in session on KEXP today at 4pm eastern / 1pm pacific time, and there’s an instore performance at Sonic Boom tomorrow night at 6pm (free, all ages)

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

Amazon
Amazon MP3
Google Play

Tour Dates :

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

Perfume Genius online :

Perfume Genius.net

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You Tube Channel

Clarification Corner : The LP version of Perfume Genius’ ‘Too Bright’

By Gerard on Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Dear Friends,

It seems there’s been some confusion ; we’re only selling a black vinyl version of the new Perfume Genius album, ‘Too Bright’ here in North America. There is a gold vinyl version but it’s manufactured in the UK and available there from Turnstile. If anyone has ordered the album from us expecting a gold edition, that’s unfortunate, but the black vinyl LP is the only version available from us in North America. Thanks.

VIDEO : Perfume Genius – “Grid”, from the forthcoming ‘Too Bright’

By The Management on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014


“A lot of these songs are me trying to claim some power in situations that would typically depress or alienate or victimize me. Also, no matter how good I feel there is a darkness hanging, which I don’t agree with – giving it a voice is an attempt at freeing it so it can potentially dissipate” – Mike Hadreas

Prior to the September 23 release of ‘Too Bright,’ the bold and beautiful new album from Perfume Genius, comes the strange, twisted and brilliant video for the forthcoming single “Grid”.

If you’ve heard the first single “Queen”, with its swaggering stomp and anthemic choruses, you would know that “Too Bright” represents a dramatic departure from the stark piano ballad confessionals of the first two Perfume Genius albums. “Grid” goes even further down the rabbit hole, with pounding drums, tribal chants and piercing screams all lending the song a heightened air of force and unease – not so much a declaration as it is an exorcism.

Fittingly, the video, directed by Charlotte Rutherford, only adds to this intense atmosphere of resistance and release, with Mike Hadreas literally surrounded by his (hentai-clad) demons before confronting them head on and being devoured by them. It’s a quixotic, unsettling video for sure but not without flashes of Hadreas’ black humour as well, making the whole thing uniquely and typically Perfume Genius.

Preorder ‘Too Bright’ from the following :
The Matador Store (LP & CD)
iTunes (receive “Queen” and “Grid” instantly)
Perfume Genius.net

Amazon
Amazon MP3
Google Play

Tour Dates :

September
9 – Locomotiv Club, Bologna Italy
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

Perfume Genius online :

Perfume Genius.net

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You Tube Channel

Coming October 6 : Iceage – ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’, “Forever” Video, North America/EU/Australia Tour Dates

By The Management on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

“Forever” – directed by Catherine Pattinama Coleman

On October 6 (October 7 in North America, Matador will be releasing the 3rd Iceage album, ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’. Recorded by Jens Benz and Nis Bysted at Koppom, Sweden’s Silence Studios (and produced by Bysted and Iceage, the new record channels the rage and emotion of their tempestuous early releases into finely honed musicianship, ‘Plowing Into The Field of Love’ features piano, mandolin, viola and organ atop Johan Suurballe-Wieth’s razor-sharp guitars and the lolloping, synchronized rhythm section of Jacob Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen. The record has a clear, uncompressed sound, and Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s desperate vocals are out front, nakedly accountable for the words.

On this album, Rønnenfelt sings of what it is like to be out in the world, dizzy with its offerings, perched on a plateau of false confidence, bliss, fantasy and delirious self-denial. The autobiographical “Forever,” for which Iceage have shared the video today, begins with a pretty repetitive motif over the words, “I always had the sense that I was split in two,” and climaxes with a sunburst of horns recalling South African spiritual jazz great Mongezi Feza: “If I could dive into the other, I’d lose myself forever.” At the other extreme, the album evokes a sort of euphoria, especially in the unexpectedly upbeat country number “The Lord’s Favorite,” and even humor. Yet desperation and loss lurks behind. This is an album about seeing, learning, and rejecting things, in a cycle that repeats and builds. The reference points are wildly varied, but the sound is uniquely and darkly Iceage as the record fights with itself, in the story it tells, and the sound it makes. It is not, however, a remotely difficult record. It is the anthemic sound of a band in motion, unafraid of change, filled with curiosity, musicality and ambition.

Iceage will be touring Australia, North America and Europe this fall.

tracklisting:

1. On My Fingers
2. The Lord’s Favorite
3. How Many
4. Glassy Eyed, Dormant and Veiled
5. Stay
6. Let It Vanish
7. Abundant Living
8. Forever
9. Cimmerian Shade
10. Against The Moon
11. Simony
12. Plowing Into The Field Of Love

Preorder :
- The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or 16 page booklet / cd
- iTunes
- Amazon
*- ( at iTunes and Amazon MP3, both “The Lord’s Favorite” and “Forever” are available as instant downloads with orders starting today)

Tour dates:

AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, September 17 – Good God Small Club, Sydney, Australia (w/ Low Life, Housewives, Ausmuteants)
Thursday, September 18 – Hugs & Kisses, Melbourne, Australia (w/ Exhaustion, Power)
Friday, September 19 – The Brightside, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia

NORTH AMERICA
Friday, October, 10 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA*
Saturday, October, 11 – Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD*
Sunday, October, 12 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
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

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

EUROPE
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

Iceage
– official site
Iceage – Blog, Facebook

The Young – ‘Chrome Cactus’ Out Today / Waterloo (Austin) In-Store

By Gerard on Monday, August 25th, 2014

Of The Young’s ‘Chrome Cactus’, Tiny Grooves’ Jonathan Markley writes, “the heavy guitar racket on becomes almost psychedelic, the slower burning shoegaze-bent anthems become seared into yer skull and the volume knob on yer stereo will slowly inch towards 10,” and I’m pretty sure that’s a recommendation rather than a disclaimer. The shadowy Fuckin’ Record Reviews declares ‘Chrome Cactus’ is “THE 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”), The Austin Chronicle’s Austin Powell says the album, “triumphs with energy and verve”, and hey, while we sometimes find ourselves at odds with The Fourth Estate here at Matador Records and Filmworks, WHEN THEY’RE RIGHT, THEY’RE RIGHT.

‘Chrome Cactus’ is The Young’s 3rd album, it’s in stores today and whether you’ve been following this label since our inception or you still have the use of your original teeth, we’re confident — you might even say insistent — that this quartet’s uniquely Texan take on modern guitar heroics is matched only by their songwriting guile. I’m tempted to offer you a money back guarantee, but it seems kind of shallow to ruin our friendship over money (and I’m sure you agree).

If you’re lucky enough to reside in Austin, TX, The Young are playing at the venerable Waterloo Records today at 5pm sharp, with the keg provided by Austin Beerworks. There’s a limited (100) run of 12″ X 12″ silkscreen prints (above) that come with the LP version of ‘Chrome Cactus’ and they’re only available at Austin retailers (Waterloo, End Of An Ear, Trailer Space) or from the band on tour later this week (see below)

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

order ‘Chrome Cactus’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon:
Amazon MP3

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The New Pornographers : ‘Brill Bruisers’ Out Today, Twitter Q&A at 12:30 eastern

By Gerard on Monday, August 25th, 2014

Elaborate ceremonies to mark today’s release of The New Pornographers’ ‘Brill Bruisers’ —- including but not limited to sky-writing and a high-concept videoclip about a radio station takeover that bears no relation whatsoever to the script for 1994′s “Airheads” (which none of us have seen or even heard of)  — will be briefly interrupted at 12:30 eastern for a Twitter Q&A (#AskTheNewP’s).  You’ve only got half an hour to get your questions in, so this is no time to wonder if your inquiries are inappropriate or completely self-indulgent on your part.

‘Brill Bruisers’ is available in better record shops today (most of the shittier ones, too) but here’s some options if no one will give you a ride :

The Matador Store : (a limited edition multi-colored, paint splattered version of the LP is available through the Matador and New Pornographers webstores. Receive a 3D poster and 3D glasses while supplies last)
New Pornos Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google

The New Pornographers will appearing on the Wednesday, September 3 airing of CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman”.  A high-concept reenactment of this incident is probably not in the cards, but if you don’t tune in, you’ll never know for sure.

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

 

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

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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 :

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

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

Coming October 7 : ‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – the Belle and Sebastian Reissues

By The Management on Thursday, August 14th, 2014

On October 7, 2014, Matador will be reissuing all ten Belle and Sebastian LP’s ;

TITLES:
Tigermilk (Matador / Jeepster)
If You’re Feeling Sinister (Matador / Jeepster)
The Boy With The Arab Strap (Matador / Jeepster)
Fold Your Hands Child, You walk Like A Peasant (Matador / Jeepster)
Push Barman To Open Old Wounds (Matador / Jeepster)

Dear Catastrophe Waitress (Matador / Rough Trade) with alternate art
The Life Pursuit (Matador / Rough Trade)
The BBC Sessions (Matador / Jeepster)
Write About Love (Matador / Rough Trade)
The Third Eye Centre (Matador / Rough Trade)

Each album is repackaged in resealable mylar bags, each with a customized obi strip and download card.
There’s new cover art for ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’, and ‘Push Barman To Open Old Wounds’, “The Life Pursuit’ and ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’ will be back in print on vinyl for the first time in ages.

You can preorder the series (in whole or ala carte) from The Matador Store,. Order the full set and receive the handsome tote bag shown above (or if you prefer, order the bag separately)

Belle and Sebastian on tour :

TOUR DATES:
Sunday, September, 28 – Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami FL
Monday, September, 29 – House Of Blues, Orlando FL
Wednesday, October 1, – Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Friday, October 3 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Monday, October 6 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 7 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 8 – Civic Space Park, Phoenix AZ
Friday, October, 10 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Sunday, October, 12 – Corona Capital Music Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Friday, October, 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France

Belle and Sebastian - official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
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True Panther Unveils Tobias Jesso Jr’s Five Songs For $5

By Gerard on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

In Dean’s words :

There’s been some rumblings about a new member of the True Panther family….a songwriter by the name of Tobias Jesso Jr. He’s got a couple of songs out there on the internets right now if you want to listen. More on him soon but first, we wanted to share a very simple thing with you.

Five new Tobias Jesso Jr. songs for $5 (plus shipping). Once a month you’ll get a flexi single in the mail with a new unheard song written and recorded by Tobias. We’re not doing a digital of this so if you’re subscribed, you’ll hear it, if you’re not, you’ll have to find a friend who is….We made 300 of them.

Order the flexi series here.

Tobias Jesso Jr.

Tobias Jesso Jr. - Facebook
True Panther

VIDEO : The Young – “Cry Of Tin”

By Gerard on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

A few minutes ago, the good people at AV Club premiered “Cry Of Tin”, the new video from The Young’s upcoming 3rd album, ‘Chrome Cactus’ (out August 25). Filmed (mostly) in a NYC storage facility by director Winston Case, we should stress this is neither an accurate representation of The Young’s actual rehearsal environment in Austin, TX, nor is it meant to be a commentary on the honest men & women who do heroic work everyday as America’s key cutters and locksmiths. While the rest of us are making sick guitar records (or having tremendous arguments over the press releases for such), these courageous individuals are our last line of defense against, y’know, being locked out.

It is my fervent hope that not only will this video provide a hint to many of you why we at Matador Records & Filmworks consider The Young to be one of the nation’s most important bands, but you’ll also realize the above clip is a character study and should not be construed as “fighting words” by the locksmith/key cutter whose place of business is roughly 400 feet from my house. Thank you.

The Young’s next North American tour kicks off August 29 in Los Angeles (with Milk’n'Cookies, Lamps and Gun Outfit), but not before they play Austin’s Waterloo Records on ‘Chrome Cactus”s release date, Monday, August 25 at 5pm. We’ll bring the keg, you bring your ID and money for ‘Chrome Cactus’ (both are optional, but we’re mostly fixated on the latter — contrary to popular belief, the beer will drink itself)

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

Preorder ‘Chrome Cactus’ on LP or CD from The Matador Store
Preorder from iTunes.
Amazon
Amazon MP3 (preorder, receive “Metal Flake” and “Cry Of Tin” instantly)

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The New Pornographers – ‘Brill Bruisers’ LP (limited edition paint-splattered vinyl)

By Gerard on Friday, July 18th, 2014

A limited edition, multi-colored paint splattered version of the upcoming New Pornographers ‘Brill Bruisers’ LP is available through the Matador and New Pornographers webstores. Preorder the limited edition LP and receive a 3D poster and 3D glasses (while supplies and/or the mania for all things 3D lasts)

Coming September 23 : Perfume Genius – “Too Bright”, New Worldwide Dates

By Gerard on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

(EDITOR’S NOTE : On September 23, Matador will be releasing the new album from Perfume Genius, ‘Too Bright’ on LP, CD and digital configurations*. Even for those of us who’ve been previously left wobbly by Mike Hadreas’ songwriting prowess, his 3rd full-length is nothing short of a knockout blow. Bravest record we’ve ever released? It’s absolutely in the top one and a half – GC)

(* – Turnstile Music will be releasing the album in the UK on September 22)

“Queen”

Over the course of two astonishing albums, Perfume Genius, aka Seattle native Mike Hadreas, cemented his place as a singer-songwriter of rare frankness, with achingly emotional songs that offered empathy and hope, rather than judgment or handwringing. Sparse, gorgeous and with Hadreas’ quavering vocals often only accompanied by piano, they were uncommonly beautiful tales of a life lived on the dark side – scarred, brutalized, yet ultimately reclaimed.

‘Too Bright’, however, is something else altogether. Less self-conscious, and less concerned with storytelling and easily-digested melodies, it is a bold and unpredictably quixotic exploration of what Hadreas calls “an underlying rage that has slowly been growing since age ten and has just begun to bubble up”. Recorded with Adrian Utley of Portishead and featuring John Parish on several tracks, it is a stunning about-face which brings to mind audacious career-shift albums like Kate Bush’s ‘The Dreaming’ or Scott Walker’s ‘Tilt’, records which walk the tightrope between pure songwriting and overt experimentation.

(photography by Luke Gilford)

track listing :

i. I Decline
ii. Queen
iii. Fool
iv. No Good
v. My Body
vi. Don’t Let Them In
vii. Grid
viii. Longpig
ix. I’m a Mother
x. Too Bright
xi. All Along

Preorder ‘Too Bright’ from iTunes and receive “Queen” immediately.
Preorder ‘Too Bright’ on LP or CD from The Matador Store
Preorder ‘Too Bright’ from Amazon

Upcoming dates :

August
1 – OFF Festival, Katowice Poland
2 – Visions Festival, London UK
27 – Feeerieen, Brussels Belgium
28 – Mas Mas, Cardigan UK
30 – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury UK

September
1 – Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow UK
2 – Band on the Wall, Manchester UK
3 – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate UK
6 – Into The Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland Netherlands
7 – MITO SettembreMusica, Milan Italy
8 – Circolo degli Artisti, Rome Italy
9 – Locomotiv Club, Bologna  Italy
26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
27 – Hi Dive – Denver C
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

Perfume Genius online :

Perfume Genius.net

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