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Three Wrongs….

By jkirkland on Friday, March 23rd, 2012

 

Make a right, right?

Matador, Spotify and you.

Yes, we made a Spotify app and quite like it. Check it out for yourself here.

With releases, tour dates and then some.

While we’re talking about Spotify, have you checked out the Lee Jams playlist at Spotify?

The playlist is comprised of Lee’s best songs from Sonic Youth (as chosen by the Sonic Youth message board) as well a few instant-classics from the just-released Between The Times And The Tides.

I’ve been listening to it all afternoon, my ears are bleeding and I couldn’t be happier.

So check it out and lets us know what you think!

 

Lee Ranaldo: new record out today, on WFMU at 4PM EDT, Other Music instore at 9PM

By Hector on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Today is a busy day for Lee Ranaldo fans: not only is his Matador debut, Between The Times And The Tides out today in finer record stores and digital retailers, but there are two opportunities to sample the live Lee experience.

Tune in to WFMU for Brian Turner’s show (3pm to 6pm) for a scorcher of a live set and a slightly less scorching interview with the man himself, starting around 4pm EDT. WFMU is 91.1FM on your radio, or you can listen online at wfmu.org.

Later tonight, NYC’s Other Music will be hosting a free, all ages instore at 9PM EDT. We strongly suggest you get there early; you’re not the only one who’s psyched about the opportunity to see a living legend in such an intimate venue.

Don’t forget, starting today you can buy Lee’s album from all kinds of places, including right here.

Lee Ranaldo – seeing the sights of Europe (not Austin)

By Stuart on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

So whilst all one or two of those in the US music industry see it necessary to jet off for some essential music business type stuff (including, but not limited to ‘homeless hotspots‘. owl buses and a giant shopping cart) to save the future of the music industry, those of us in the UK are holding down the fort here on the matablog, takeover style.

So Mr Lee Ranaldo is heading over to Europe in May, we already told you about the London and Primavera Sound shows, but he’s wisely filled in the rest of the dates around the continent, plus there’s still dates in Holland, Denmark and Germany yet to be confirmed.

Those of you in the US still have shows throughout May and a NYC in-store.  Everyone everywhere can also enjoy the wonders of Lee’s new album right now.

May

31 Barcelona – Primavera - http://www.primaverasound.com/

June

2 Dudingen – Kilbi - http://www.badbonn.ch/

3 Paris – La Maroquinerie - www.avosbillets.com

4 Antwerp – Trix - www.trixonline.be

6 London – Scala - http://www.atpfestival.com/events/leeranaldoscala.php

7 Leeds – Brudenell - http://www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk

9 Porto – Primavera - http://www.primaverasound.com/

 

Keep an eye on the blog the rest of this week for more thrilling non-sxsw stories.

Lee Ranaldo – Pitchfork +1 session debuts and Other Music instore announced

By Gabe on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

We’re two weeks away from the release of the first rock solo record from Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Between The Times And The Tides (pre-order the album). Today, Pitchfork TV premieres their “+1″ session with Lee – a little rock, a little talk. Must-see internet streaming fodder:

We’re also pleased to announce that Lee will be performing a release-day instore at Other Music in NYC on March 20:

Finally, Lee will hit the road soon with a backing band that includes Alan Licht and Sonic Youth’s own Steve Shelley:

Sat-Apr-07 Mexico City, MEX – Indie-O Fest 2012
Tue-Apr-10 Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
Wed-Apr-11 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Sat-May-05 Portland, ME - State Theatre
Sun-May-06 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Mon-May-07 New Haven, CT – Toads Place
Tue-May-08 Boston, MA – House of Blues
Fri-May-11 New York, NY – Webster Hall
Sat-May-12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Sun-May-13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Tue-May-15 Durham, NC – Duke Performances @ Page Auditorium
Wed-May-16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Thu-May-17 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
Sun-May-20 Nelsonville, OH – Nelsonville Music Festival
Tue-May-22 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

April 7th with Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Wild Flag, Youth Lagoon, City and Colour and Antoine Reverb
May 5-17 & May 22 supporting M. Ward

Intended Play 2012 – For The Vinyl-Phobic Amongst, The Price Just Dropped From $2 To Free

By Gerard on Friday, February 24th, 2012

(I really don’t see the resemblance)

Back in early January WE SHOCKED THE MUSIC WORLD with news of a $1.98 Matador/True Panther Sounds sampler LP including (mostly) new songs from The Young, Ceremony, Lee Ranaldo Tanlines, Perfume Genius, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Fucked Up, Girls, Cold Cave, Esben and The Witch and Kurt Vile. It’s come to our attention that a) there’s a few stragglers out there who’ve yet to order this limited edition LP, and b) some of you either trashed your record players or simply prefer music in digital form.

So here’s the deal — you can still order the vinyl version from The Matador Store or hound your local retailer who might’ve filed it in THE $2 BIN.  Failing that, here’s a free download of the entire compilation. You’re welcome!

V/A – Intended Play (zip)

Lee Ranaldo in London

By Stuart on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

The above poster does a pretty good job in transmitting the message that Lee Ranaldo will in fact be making an appearance in London this June (shortly after his Primavera performance), though it fails to mention he’ll also be joined by Steve Shelley, Alan Licht and Irwin Menken to play many of the highlights from Between The Times and The Tides.

ATP have all the ticket links you could ever want right here and if you haven’t already seen Lee’s latest video for ‘Off The Wall’, then take a look at that below:

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Lee Ranaldo – “Off The Wall”, First Video From ‘Between The Tides and the Times’

By Gerard on Thursday, February 9th, 2012

(EDITORIAL NOTATION : on March 20, we’ll be releasing Lee Ranaldo’s ‘Between The Tides and The Times’ on LP/CD and digital formats.  While the prospect of Lee being  backed by a host of gifted players including by not limited to Nels Cline, John Medeski, Alan Licht and Steve Shelley ought to pique the curiosity of every music with an ounce —-nay, several ounces — of musical taste, it’s the songs themselves that are gonna stick with you for years to come. We’re hoping to unveil videos for several of ‘em over the course of the next few months, and “Off The Wall” is the first in that series. Lee provides the details, below. – GC)

Here’s the first video from my LP ‘Between the Tides and the Times’. Live footage shot by Patrick Suddath/Pantophobia at Glasslands, Brooklyn. Other footage shot by me: Battery Park trees, Holland tunnel, Frey in Walt Whitman’s forest, girl fr Calgary, MP3 experiment in Hudson River Park, David Linton installation at the Clocktower. - Lee Ranaldo

UPCOMING LIVE DATES (please note the new additions in LA and SF)

4/7 Mexico City, MEX Indie-O Fest 2012 (with Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Wild Flag, Youth Lagoon, City and Colour and Antoine Reverb)
4/10 Los Angeles CA The Satellite
4/11 San Francisco CA Brick & Mortar Music Hall
4/17 Ithaca, NY The Haunt (with Disappears)
4/18 Albany, NY Valentines (with Disappears)

(all dates below supporting M. Ward)

5/5 Portland, ME – State Theatre
5/6 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
5/7 New Haven, CT – Toads Place
5/8 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
5/11 New York, NY – Webster Hall
5/12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
5/13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
5/15 Durham, NC – Duke Performances
5/16 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
5/17 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
5/22 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

Lee Ranaldo“Off The Wall” (mp3)

Preorders for ‘Between The Times & The Tides’ are being taken now at the Matador Store.

Lee Ranaldo – US Dates with Disappears, M. Ward

By Gerard on Friday, January 20th, 2012

Shortly after the March 20 release of ‘Between The Times & The Tides’ (LP/CD/digital) , Lee Ranaldo and his band consisting of Alan Licht, Steve Shelley and Irwin Menken are hitting the road in April followed by a string of shows supporting M. Ward in what we like to call venues that are less-than-intimate.  Ticket details are below (at least those we have this early)

4/7   Mexico City, MEX    Indie-O Fest 2012  (with Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Wild Flag, Youth Lagoon, City and Colour and Antoine Reverb)
4/17  Ithaca, NY    The Haunt  (with Disappears)
4/18  Albany, NY    Valentines (with Disappears)

(all dates below supporting M. Ward)

5/5 Portland, ME – State Theatre – on sale now
5/6 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground – on sale now
5/7 New Haven, CT – Toads Place – on sale now
5/8 Boston, MA – House Of Blues – on sale Saturday at 10am
5/11 New York, NY – Webster Hall – on sale NEXT Friday 1/27 at noon
5/12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer – on sale now
5/13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club – on sale now
5/15 Durham, NC – Duke Performances – on sale Monday 1/30
5/16 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre – on sale now
5/17 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre – on sale Saturday at 10am
5/22 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre – on sale NEXT Saturday 1/28 at 10am

Lee Ranaldo“Off The Wall” (mp3)

Preorders for ‘Between The Times & The Tides’ are available NOW the Matador Store.

Lee Ranaldo – “Off The Wall”, First MP3 from the forthcoming ‘Between The Times & The Tides’

By Gerard on Friday, January 13th, 2012



As mentioned in this space a few weeks ago,
on March 20 we’lll be releasing Lee Ranaldo’s first song-based solo full-length, ‘Between The Times & The Tides’ on LP, CD and digital formats. While we’ve cited the songcraft,  the “shimmering and melodic tapestry of sounds” the assembly of ‘a terrific new band right under our noses’, none of that does much good until you’re given a hint exactly what we’re shouting about. And without further technical difficulties ado, here’s “Off The Wall”

Lee Ranaldo“Off The Wall” (mp3)

We’re taking preorders for ‘Between The Times & The Tides’ starting today at the Matador Store. In the days ahead, tour dates for the Lee Ranaldo Band will be unveiled in this space. And other spaces.

(photo by Stefano Giovanni)

Lee Ranaldo – official site.

Intended Play 2012, the vinyl bargain of the year & some good music to boot

By Robby on Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Today we’re psyched to tell you that OLE-981 is the Matador Records & True Panther Sounds’ 2012 Intended Play Sampler hits shelves on January 14. This (insanely) budget-priced vinyl sampler showcases new tracks and now-classics from the Matador/True Panther syndicate circa 2011-2012, and much like the Cherry Red sampler from which this LP finds inspiration, is destined to rank at #1 on all music retail charts.

Oh, did we mention its costs $1.98!?!

The comp features unreleased tracks from: THE YOUNG (Austin, TX – Matador debut Spring 2012), CEREMONY (Rohnert Park, CA – Hysteria 7” coming February 2012), LEE RANALDO (from
Between the Times & The Tides, March 20), PERFUME GENIUS (sophomore album, Put Your
Back Into It
, February ), STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS (unreleased track from Mirror Traffic
sessions) and True Panther bros, TANLINES.

The album also features 2011 favorites, GIRLS (from Father, Son, Holy Ghost on True Panther), KURT VILE (from So Outta Reach EP), ESBEN & THE WITCH (Hexagons EP, first time on vinyl), FUCKED UP (from the David Comes To Life companion 7″) & COLD CAVE (exclusive re-mix/remaster of the Cherish The Light Years favorite).

Revisit your favorites from 2011, and get a preview of 2012 from your friends at Matador Records and True
Panther Sounds for under two dollars!

1 THE YOUNG – Don’t Hustle For Love*
2 KURT VILE – Life’s A Beach
3 GIRLS – My Ma
4 CEREMONY – Hysteria*
5 TANLINES – TBA
6 LEE RANALDO – Off The Wall*
7 FUCKED UP – Into The Light
8 ESBEN & THE WITCH – Hexagons II
9 PERFUME GENIUS – All Waters*
10 COLD CAVE – Confetti (edit)
11 STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS – Polvo*
* unreleased

Pre-order it HERE or find it in your favorite vinyl retailer on 1/17)