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THIS WEEKEND: PRIMAVERA SOUND 2014

By Rian on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

We have not one, not two but SIX bands on the roster playing at Primavera Sound in Barcelona this weekend. Set times for all below, in CET.

Thursday, May 29th
Glasser 6:35-7:20pm, Pitchfork Stage
Majical Cloudz 8:55-9:45pm Pitchfork Stage
Queens of the Stone Age 11:00pm- 12:05am, Heineken Stage

Friday May 30th
Body/Head 8:45-9:45pm, Auditori Rockdelux Stage
Darkside 1:00-2:00am, Ray Ban Stage
Lee Ranaldo and The Dust 10:25-11:20pm, Vice Stage (streaming live here)

Familiar faces and sounds in the line-up include Spoon, Mogwai, The Mark Eitzel Ordeal and Cold Cave.

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – “Blackt Out” Short Film Premiere, European Dates This Month & Next

By Gerard on Monday, May 19th, 2014

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust: Blackt Out on Nowness.com

Over the weekend, Nowness premiered the above film directed by Fred Riedel and based on Lee Ranaldo’s “Blackt Out” (original studio version found on 2013′s ‘Last Night On Earth’) ; here’s Lee’s take on the 13 minute short :


The basic concept plays off particular images of the Velvet Underground as filmed by Andy Warhol in the late 60s, casually rehearsing at the Factory, performing (as The Exploding Plastic Inevitable) on St Marks Place with projections and dancers, and even Warhol’s famous ‘Screen Tests’. The character of “The Projectionist” is played by legendary NYC avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs (with whom both myself and director Fred Riedel studied back in the 70s). Among the dancers can be spotted former SY drummer Bob Bert. Longtime SY associate, director David Markey, is among those behind the camera on this piece. Shot at Sonic Youth studio Echo Canyon West as well as at live gigs in New York City and Los Angeles.

Lee and the Dust return to Europe next Sunday for the following shows :

May 25 Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun
May 26 Antwerpen, Belgium – Trix
May 27 Paris, France La Machine du Moulin Rouge
May 29 Nimes, France – This Is Not A Love Song Fest
May 30 Barcelona Primavera Sound
May 31 Lyon, France- Nuits Sonores Fest
June 1 Padova, Italy – Summer Student Fest (Je t’aime)
June 3 Ravenna, Italy – Beaches Brew
June 4 Bolzano, Italy – Sudwerk
June 5 Schorndorf, Germany – Manufaktur
June 6 Arlon, Belgium – Entrepot
June 7 Porto, Portugal – Primavera Optimus

‘Last Night On Earth’ is available from the Matador Store on 2XLP, compact disc and digital formats.. You can order the album from iTunes here.

Lee Ranaldo – art show and more European dates announced

By Stuart on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Taking his art and his band out the road, Lee Ranaldo’s just announced more dates for his May/June run of dates in Europe, along with news of a solo drawing show entitled “Lost Highways” opening March 30th – May 4th, at the Jan Dhaese Gallery in Gent, Belgium.

Meanwhile, his tour dates with The Dust have been updated  (new in bold below), with their upcoming Scandinavian tour starting next Thursday at Vega in Copenhagen:

April 3rd DK Copenhagen – Vega
April 4th DK Aalborg – 1000Fryd
April 5th NO Oslo – BLÅ
April 6th NO Bergen – Landmark
April 7th NO Stavanger – Folken
April 8th SWE Stockholm - Kägelbanan / Södra Teatern
April 9th FIN Helsinki – Tavastia

May 25th BE Kortrijk – De Kreun
May 26th BE Antwerp – Trix
May 27th FR Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
May 29th FR Nîmes – This is not a love song / Paloma
May 30th SP Barcelona – Primavera Festival
May 31st FR Lyon – Nuits Sonores festival (w/ Disappears, Wooden Shjips)
June 1st IT Padova – Festival / Summer student festival / Je t’aime
June 3rd IT Marina di Ravenna – Beaches Brew Festival
June 4th IT Bolzano – Sudwerk
June 5th DE Schorndorf – Manufaktur
June 6th BE Arlon – L’Entrepot
June 7th PT Porto – Optimo Primavera Porto / Optimo Festival

VIDEO : Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – In Session at KEXP

By Gerard on Friday, January 31st, 2014

from December 8, 2013, footage courtesy KEXP.org

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Primavera Sound 2014

By Stuart on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

It’s another mini-Matador fest at Primavera Sound festival this year, as Queens of the Stone Age, DARKSIDE, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Majical Cloudz and Glasser all descend upon Barcelona for the weekend of May 29th-31st.  Elsewhere amongst the line-up familiar faces include Spoon, Mogwai and Cold Cave ,with tickets on sale now from www.primaverasound.es.

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Scandinavian Tour

By Judge on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


Lee Ranaldo, swiped from his Instagram, photo credit – Leah Singer

Lee and The Dust are back on the road this year, this time taking in a tour of Scandinavia. Tickets on sale now:

LEE RANALDO AND THE DUST
03/04/2014    DK    Copenhagen – Vega / TicketsFB Event
04/04/2014    DK    Aalborg – 1000Fryd /
05/04/2014    NO    Oslo – BLÅ / TicketsFB Event
06/04/2014    NO    Bergen – Landmark / Tickets
07/04/2014    NO    Stavanger – Folken / Ticket
08/04/2014    SWE    Stockholm – Kägelbanan – Södra Teatern / Tickets
09/04/2014    FIN    Helsinki – Tavastia / TicketsFB Event

And if you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s the Late Descent #2 video:

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust share “Late Descent #2″ video, tour

By Gabe on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Happy New Year everyone. Lee Ranaldo and the Dust are kicking off the Fort (do we like that? for 2014? get back at me) with a Vice Cooler-directed video for “Late Descent #2″ from the recent album The Last Night on Earth (available for purchase):

Additionally, the band has a few East Cost dates starting this week:

January
Thursday 09 – Hamden, CT – Spaceland Ballroom
Friday 10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Saturday 11 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House
Saturday 25 – Atlanta, GA – Red Bull Sound Select

For an idea of what you’re in for, please check out this Lee + The D session from The Wild Honey Pie:

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – in session today on WFMU, 3pm

By Gerard on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust — confusingly enough, shown above performing at another radio station a few months ago — can be heard today on Brian Turner’s WFMU program from a session recorded this past Saturday afternoon in beautiful Jersey City.

VIDEO : Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – “Lecce, Leaving” (from “Conan”, 12/12/13)

By Gerard on Friday, December 13th, 2013

(video courtesy TBS / Team Coco)

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust on Conan tonight!

By Nils on Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust will be performing “Lecce, Leaving”Rolling Stone’s #99 Song Of The Year, from their album Last Night On Earth – on Conan tonight! Also appearing on the show is The Sexiest Man Alive, Tim Conway (humor is sexy, people!), and a nice man named Adam Levine. Conan airs on TBS at 11:00pm.
photo by Markus Thorsen

Lee Ranaldo San Francisco Guitar Clinic

By Michael on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

After the success of Lee Ranaldo’s first ever Guitar Clinic held over here in NYC, Lee will be hosting a second installation at the venerable Amoeba Music San Francisco.

So on Wednesday December 11 at 5pm, head on over to 1855 Haight Street and get yourself schooled by a true master of his trade. And make sure you grab a copy of the new album Last Night On Earth.

 

And Be Sure Catch Lee And The Dust On Tour Now

Fri Dec 06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Sat Dec 07 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Sun Dec 08 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Tue Dec 10 – San Jose, CA – The Blank Club
Wed Dec 11 – San Francisco – Amoeba Music Free All Ages Guitar Clinic
Wed Dec 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Fri Dec 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Sat Dec 14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
Wed Jan 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
Thurs Jan 9 – Hamden, CT – Spaceland Ballroom
Fri Jan 10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sat Jan 11 – Brooklyn NY – The Bell House
Sat Jan 25 – Atlanta, GA – Red Bull Sound Select

 

Coming 12/3 : A Lower-Than-Low Priced Compilation LP Of Matador 2013 Highlights

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

OK, we missed Black Friday by a few days, but if that means ONE LESS TRAMPLING this holiday shopping season, it was totally worth it.  On December 3, we’re releasing a limited edition, one-time pressing of a $5.99 list LP , ‘It’s Been A Business Doing Pleasure With You‘, featuring 9 songs from (most of) our 2013 releases. In addition to album tracks from Chelsea Light Moving, Majical Cloudz, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, Iceage and Kurt Vile, there’s a live version of Queens of the Stone Age performing “If I Had A Tail” at the 2013 iTunes Festival (Roundhouse, London),  Savages’ “City’s Full” from last summer’s KEXP session, and Yo La Tengo performing “Before We Run” in those same KEXP studios.

We don’t have any copies for mail order, sadly, but hopefully you’ll find one at your favorite record store after they’re done sweeping up all the broken glass, blood, etc. from Black Friday.  If you prefer, you can order a digital version of the comp. right now at the Matador Store.

Lee Ranaldo (with The Dust) Talks Set Listing

By Nils on Friday, November 8th, 2013

On SuperGlued‘s curiously enthralling new series “The Set List”, Lee Ranaldo talks about how he puts together a set list:

Watch his brilliant set-listage, featuring songs (like THIS and THIS) from his brilliant new album Last Night On Earth, in action in the following cities:

NOVEMBER
10 – Groningen, NL
11 – Hamburg
12 – Berlin
13 – Cologne
14 – Metz, FR
15 – Metz, FR
17 – Lausanne, FR
18 – Feyzin, FR
20 – Villeneuve D’Asq, FR
21 – London
22 – ATP, baby
23 – Pais
25 – Poitiers, FR
26 – Tours, FR

DECEMBER
6 – Portland, OR
7 – Vancouver, BC
8 – Seattle
10 – San Jose
11 – SF
13 – LA
14 – San Diego

JANUARY
8 – Philadelphia
9 – Hamden, CT
10 – Boston
11 – Brooklyn

Lee Ranaldo And The Dust on KDHX tonight

By Hector on Thursday, October 24th, 2013

(photo by @skoolgirlband)

As observant followers of Lee Ranaldo’s Instagram* know, Lee and The Dust have been making their way across America’s Heartland, one venue at a time. (And, on one particularly notable day, two Waffle Houses at a time.) Tomorrow, the guys return to New York to play with Kurt Vile & The Violators at Terminal 5, and tonight you can listen in to The Space Parlour on St. Louis’s KDHX to hear a live session they recorded during their STL stop. Please do tune to 88.1FM tonight at 7:00PM CDT, or, if you aren’t living in St. Louis currently, feel free to listen online at KDHX.org.

Don’t forget, Lee Ranaldo Wants To Teach You Guitar.

The new Lee Ranaldo And The Dust album is out now in all the popular formats of our time.

Finally, tons of upcoming tour dates:

Fri Oct 25 – Brooklyn, NY – T5 (with Kurt Vile & The Violators)

Thu Nov 7 – Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Eindhoven*
Fri Nov 8 – Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.*
Sat Nov 9 – Desingel, Antwerp.*

(*- Lee performing his piece, “How Deep Are Rivers” with Bang On A Can All Stars)

Sun Nov 10 – NL Groningen – Vera
Mon Nov 11 – DE Hamburg – Kampnagel
Wed Nov 13 – DE Cologne – Gebaude 9
Thu Nov 14 – FR Metz – acoustic show at le musée de la cour d’or
Fri Nov 15 – FR Metz – Caveau Des Trinitaires – Musique Volante Festival
Sat Nov 16 – ESP Barcelona – Barts, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Sun Nov 17 – CH Lausanne – Le Romandie
Mon Nov 18 – FR Feyzin – Epicerie Moderne
Wed Nov 20 – FR Villeneuve D’Asq – Festival Tour de Chauffe at le Ferme D’en Haut
Thu Nov 21 – UK London – The Garage
Fri Nov 22 – UK Camber Sands – ATP Festival
Sat Nov 23 – FR Paris – Boulogne Billancourt BB Mix Festival
Mon Nov 25 – FR Poitiers – Confort Moderne
Tue Nov 26 – FR Tours – Temps Machine
Wed Nov 27 – FR Bordeaux – Rock School Barbey, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Thu Nov 28 – ESP Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Fri Nov 29 – ESP Valencia – Wah Wah, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Sat Nov 30 – ESP Madrid – La Riveria, PrimaveraSound Touring Party

Fri Dec 06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Sat Dec 07 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Sun Dec 08 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Tue Dec 10 – San Jose, CA – The Blank Club
Wed Dec 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Fri Dec 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Sat Dec 14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

Wed Jan 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
Fri Jan 10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sat Jan 11 – Brooklyn NY – The Bell House

*And/or Steve Shelley’s.

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Live from Electric Lady Studios with Wild Honey Pie

By Gabe on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Lee + band hit the legendary Studio A at Electric Lady under the watchful eye of Wild Honey Pie. The rock songcraft on display does the room proud – both songs performed appear on the new album Last Night On Earth:

As announced last week, Lee Ranaldo Wants To Teach You Guitar.

The band will hit the road soon:

Thu Oct 17 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
Fri Oct 18 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Sat Oct 19 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
Sun Oct 20 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
Tue Oct 22 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Wed Oct 23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Fri Oct 25 – Brooklyn, NY – T5 (with Kurt Vile & The Violators)

Thu Nov 7 – Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Eindhoven*
Fri Nov 8 – Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.*
Sat Nov 9 – Desingel, Antwerp.*

(*- Lee performing his piece, “How Deep Are Rivers” with Bang On A Can All Stars)

Sun Nov 10 – NL Groningen – Vera
Mon Nov 11 – DE Hamburg – Kampnagel
Wed Nov 13 – DE Cologne – Gebaude 9
Thu Nov 14 – FR Metz – acoustic show at le musée de la cour d’or
Fri Nov 15 – FR Metz – Caveau Des Trinitaires – Musique Volante Festival
Sat Nov 16 – ESP Barcelona – Barts, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Sun Nov 17 – CH Lausanne – Le Romandie
Mon Nov 18 – FR Feyzin – Epicerie Moderne
Wed Nov 20 – FR Villeneuve D’Asq – Festival Tour de Chauffe at le Ferme D’en Haut
Thu Nov 21 – UK London – The Garage
Fri Nov 22 – UK Camber Sands – ATP Festival
Sat Nov 23 – FR Paris – Boulogne Billancourt BB Mix Festival
Mon Nov 25 – FR Poitiers – Confort Moderne
Tue Nov 26 – FR Tours – Temps Machine
Wed Nov 27 – FR Bordeaux – Rock School Barbey, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Thu Nov 28 – ESP Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Fri Nov 29 – ESP Valencia – Wah Wah, PrimaveraSound Touring Party
Sat Nov 30 – ESP Madrid – La Riveria, PrimaveraSound Touring Party

Fri Dec 06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Sat Dec 07 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Sun Dec 08 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Tue Dec 10 – San Jose, CA – The Blank Club
Wed Dec 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Fri Dec 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Sat Dec 14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

Wed Jan 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
Fri Jan 10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sat Jan 11 – Brooklyn NY – The Bell House

Lee Ranaldo Wants To Teach You Guitar

By Michael on Friday, October 11th, 2013

As evidenced by his catalog of work – especially his newest album Last Night On EarthLee Ranaldo knows his way around a guitar. And he wants to share some of his knowledge with the good people of New York City.

Monday October 28 at 8pm make you way to Other Music where Lee will be hosting his first Guitar Clinic, having a discussion and demonstration of his weapon of choice. What’s more, you’ll not only walk away with a new found respect for and knowledge of the Axe, you’ll also walk away with a signed poster. Shithotdamn.

And make sure to catch Lee and The Dust on tour now
Fri-Oct-11    Toronto, ONT        Horseshoe Tavern
Sat-Oct-12    Detroit, MI            Trinosophes
Sun-Oct-13    Chicago, IL            Empty Bottle
Mon-Oct-14    Madison, WI            High Noon Saloon
Tue-Oct-15    Minneapolis, MN        The Triple Rock
Thu-Oct-17    Iowa City, IA            Gabe’s
Fri-Oct-18    Omaha, NE            The Waiting Room
Sat-Oct-19    Lawrence, KS        The Bottleneck
Sun-Oct-20    St. Louis, MO        The Firebird
Tue-Oct-22    Nashville, TN        Exit/In
Wed-Oct-23    Asheville, NC        The Orange Peel
Fri-Oct-25    New York, NY        Terminal 5
Fri-Dec-06    Portland, OR            Doug Fir Lounge
Sat-Dec-07    Vancouver, BC        Biltmore Cabaret
Sun-Dec-08    Seattle, WA            Barboza
Tue-Dec-10    San Jose, CA        The Blank Club
Wed-Dec-11    San Francisco, CA    The Chapel
Frid-Dec-13    Los Angeles, CA        The Echo
Sat-Dec-14    San Diego, CA        The Casbah
Wed-Jan-08    Philadelphia, PA        Boot & Saddle
Thu-Jan-09    Hamden, CT            Spaceland Ballroom
Fri-Jan-10    Boston, MA            Brighton Music Hall
Sat-Jan-11    Brooklyn, NY            The Bell House

Happy Lee Ranaldo + The Dust, DARKSIDE & Glasser release day

By Robby on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

It’s a big day over here at Matador/True Panther HQ as we welcome new albums from Lee Ranaldo And The Dust, DARKSIDE & Glasser into the world.

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Last Night On Earth (Matador Records)

“Ranaldo sounds like he’s indeed having the best time of his life.” Tiny Mix Tapes

Get ‘Last Night On Earth’ at the Matador Store,iTunes, Amazon or at your favorite indie retailer. Lee Ranaldo & The Dust kick off a lengthy tour tonight in Hudson, NY – check out the dates here.  Tonight, the band’s session airs on WNYC Soundcheck at 9pm EDT on 93.9FM and WNYC.org

 

DARKSIDE – Psychic (Other People/Matador)

translucent and dense, electrified and organic, holding a form while constantly being prodded into new shapes.” Pitchfork (9.0 Best New Music)

Get ‘Psychic’ at the Matador Store, iTunes, Amazon and as Rough Trade’s Album of the Month. Don’t miss DARKSIDE at Pitchfork Paris & Mountain Oasis Festival.

 

Glasser – Interiors (True Panther Sounds)

Interiors is an expansive, fiercely intelligent investigative workClash

Get ‘Interiors’ at the True Panther Store, iTunes, Amazon or at your favorite indie retailer. This week, Glasser kicks off a pre-tour run of shows in LA (10/10), Toronto (10/13) and Brooklyn (10/15, True Panther CMJ showcase). All dates here -  see you out!

 

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Soundchecking Today!

By Todd Netter on Monday, October 7th, 2013

On the heels of last week’s album premiere, and on the eve of tomorrow’s album release, Lee Ranaldo And The Dust will be performing a selection of tunes from their new album Last Night On Earth today for WNYC’s Soundcheck. The set streams live at Soundcheck.org and WNYC.org starting at 2pm EDT. Those of you who prefer your radio sessions on the actual radio, stay tuned (no pun intended) to the Matablog for broadcast details.

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – ‘Last Night On Earth’ album premiere

By Gerard on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

We’re a week away from the release of Lee Ranaldo & The Dust’s ‘Last Night On Earth’, hailed by one observer as “a guitar masterclass”, and we’re pleased to announce you can preview the album in full via the following two outlets  ;

Pandora Premieres
Clash Music

‘Last Night On Earth’ is available for preorder from the Matador Store on 2XLP, compact disc and digital formats.. You can preorder the album from iTunes here

Tour dates after the jump :

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“Ambulancer” – A New Song From Lee Ranaldo & The Dust

By Nils on Friday, September 27th, 2013

Lee Ranaldo and his faithful Dust (Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, and Tim Luntzel) revealed the second song of their forthcoming LP “Last Night On Earth” today via Rolling Stone:

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Lee tells RS that the song originated acoustically and resembling Neil Young’s “Ambulance Blues,” before morphing & expanding (as most of the songs on this album do) into a beautifully turbulent, darkly melodic guitar freakout.

You can also check out another album track, “Lecce, Leaving,” HERE. “Last Night On Earth” is out October 8.