Times New Viking – have new video, play with Pavement, tour with GBV

Here’s a brand-new video for the “Move To California” 7″ b-side “Teen Spirit In Hell”. Buy the 7″, and the album Born Again Revisited, and more awesome TNV crap. The video was directed by Brandon Reichard and edited by Marina Goldshteyn:

The Columbus, OH sons and daughter of the revolution are playing shows with two of the best bands (just, the best).

Tonight they open for Pavement in Central Park, and play with that band again in Atlanta on Sunday.

Next week, TNV hit the road with the reunited, classic Guided By Voices lineup.

Times New Viking will have their hands full blowing those bands off the stage, like they’re used to doing. Go see them try, harder:

Wednesday 22 – New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield @ Central Park w/Pavement
Thursday 23 – Montclair, NJ – Meat Locker
Fri Sep 24 – Haverford, PA – Haverford College
Sunday 26 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle w/Pavement
Tue Sep 28 – Little Rock, AR – White Water Tavern
Wed Sep 29 – Dallas, TX – Palladium
Thursday 30 – Austin, TX – The East Side Drive In w/Guided By Voices

Sat October 02 – Lawrence, KS – Scion Garage Fest
Sun October 03 – Las Vegas, NV – Matador 21
Monday 04 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern w/Guided By Voices
Tuesday 05 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre w/Guided By Voices
Thursday 07 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom w/Guided By Voices
Saturday 09 – Seattle Wa, WA – Showbox SODO w/Guided By Voices
Tuesday 12 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue w/Guided By Voices
Wednesday 13 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre w/Guided By Voices
Thursday 14 – St. Louis, MO – St. Louis University/Billken Club

Interpol – 6 Different Camera Choices For Pitchfork’s POV Session

Interpol’s first installment for Pitchfork TV’s POV Concert Series debuted this morning ; there are six different perspectives to choose from during the band’s performances of “Lights”, “Summer Well” and “Barricade” from the forthcoming ‘Interpol’ LP/CD/digital album, as well as a rendition of “Take You On A Cruise’ from ‘Antics’.

Preorder ‘Interpol’ (in stores Sept. 7) from The Matador Store.

Interpol – “Barricade” video


“Barricade”, from the forthcoming ‘Interpol’, directed by Moh Azima.

Preorder Interpol – S/T on CD, single LP or double 12″45 or digital download from The Matador Store. In stores, September 7.

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – “Bottled In Cork” video surprise on Funny Or Die

On Friday, Ted Leo checked in with a lengthy, illuminating instant-classic of a blog post. In it, our fearless leader looked back on the past, evaluated his present and pondered an evolving future…which, he revealed, would include the second Lookout Records alumni foray into the theeee-a-thah.

We think he must have been talking about this:

Is that Paul F. Tompkins? Julie Klaussner? John Hodgman? Patrick from Titus?? Terre fucking T???

Director Tom Scharpling and co outdid themselves, to be sure.

Ted Leo and The Pharmacists’ new album The Brutalist Bricks is available for purchase here.

The band will hit the road shortly:

Thursday 02 – La Jolla, CA – Che Cafe Collective (UC San Diego)
Friday 03 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Saturday 04 – Los Angeles, CA – Fuck Yeah Fest
Monday 06 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Tuesday 07 – Victoria, BC – Element Nightclub
Wednesday 08 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
Thursday 09 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Thursday 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
Friday 24 – Newport, KY – Midpoint Music Festival
Saturday 25 – Urbana, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival
Sunday 26 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
Tuesday 28 – Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Saloon and Music Hall
Wednesday 29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

Monday 04 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
Tuesday 05 – Sante Fe, NM – Corazon
Wednesday 06 – Norman, OK – The Opolis
Thursday 07 – Little Rock, AR – Vinos
Sunday 10 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
Tuesday 12 – Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
Wednesday 13 – Orlando, FL – The Social (Orlando)
Thursday 14 – St Augustine, FL – Cafe Eleven
Friday 15 – Greenville, SC – The Handlebar
Saturday 16 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern

Esben and the Witch Sign To Matador, Confirm New EP, First US Tour

(Left to Right: Rachel Davies, Daniel Copeman, Thomas Fisher. Photo by Adam Kola)

It’s with considerable excitement that we’re able to reveal the addition of the Brighton trio Esben and the Witch to the Matador roster.  Our first UK based signing in over 6 years, a pair of the band’s recordings — the self released ’33’ and the Too Pure Singles Club-issued 7″, “Lucia, at the Precipice” (the latter already trading for excessive sums on eBay) generated no small amount of global curiosity (not the least of which coming from our offices). Hailed by The Quietus for their “opulent mixture of brooding electronics, crackling guitars and mythological rhetoric”, though Esben and the Witch’s early work is equally brooding and beautiful, we’re pretty confident Rachel, Daniel and Thomas had only skimmed the surface of what they’re capable of.  Their debut Matador EP, the limited 12″, ‘Marching Song’, is scheduled for release on October 11th (October 12 in North America), augmented by two new songs, ‘Done Because We Are Too Menny’ and ‘Souvenirs’.  The band’s first full length album is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2011.


The accompanying video for ‘Marching Song’ was directed by David Procter and Peter King from the The Agenda Collective.

Esben and the Witch will make their US debut this September touring in support of Mercury Prize nominees Foals along with participating in Matador At 21 : The Lost Weekend  in Las Vegas.  A subsequent UK tour will begin in November.


23 Minneapolis 7th Street Entry *
24 Chicago Lincoln Hall *
25 Detroit Magic Stick *
27 Toronto Lee’s Palace *
28 Montreal La Sala Rossa *
29 Boston Paradise *
30 Philadelphia, Johnny Brenda’s (w/Efterklang)

1 New York Bowery Ballroom *
3 Las Vegas The Palms Casino & Hotel  **
5 Atlanta Masquerade *
6 Tallahassee Club Downunder *
8 Houston Walters on Washington *
9 Austin The Mohawk ***
10 Dallas The Nightmare *
12 Denver Larimer Lounge *
14 San Diego Casbah *
18 Los Angeles El Ray Theatre *
19 San Jose The Blank Club *
20 San Francisco Bottom of the Hill ****
21 Portland Doug Fir Lounge *
22 Vancouver Venue *
23 Seattle Neumos City Arts Music *
26 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory (with A Sunny Day In Glasgow)


4 Paris Inrockuptibles @ La Boule Noir
10 London Electrowerkz
11 Manchester Deaf Institute
12 Glasgow Captains Rest
14 Leeds Constellations Festival

* with Foals
** Matador At 21 / The Lost Weekend
*** with School of Seven Bells
**** with Scout Niblett

Preorder the “Marching Song” 12″ EP from The Matador Store (UK orders direct from the band)

Esben and the Witch – official website
Facebook group

Perfume Genius live session

On June 21, Matador released the debut full-length from Perfume Genius, Learning. You can buy that album here, and stream it at the band’s MySpace page.

Today, with our friends at Pitchfork, we’re happy to bring you a series of live Perfume Genius video clips, shot last month in Seattle by Jason Reid, Darren Lund and Ian Connors. The session will live in its entirety here, forever. Below, please enjoy arresting takes on album tracks “Mr. Peterson”, “Learning”, “Lookout, Lookout” and “Never Did”:

Perfume Genius will perform two live dates in New York City this month, with more shows to follow shortly:

Tuesday 20 – New York, NY – 92Y Tribeca
Friday 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands

Harlem debut “Someday Soon” video and hit the road again

Today Gorilla vs Bear drops the hammer on a third video from Harlem’s Hippies (which can/should be purchased here). The “Someday Soon” video was directed by Aaron Brown and Ben Chappell (Focus Creeps).

Harlem take it to the people in the USA again starting this weekend, supporting The Dead Weather on the bulk of the dates:

Friday 25 – Tucson, AZ – Plush
Saturday 26 – Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar
Tuesday 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Friday 02 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
Saturday 03 – Vancouver, BC – 917 Main
Sunday 04 – Portland, OR – East End
Friday 09 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo (Part Time Punks)
Saturday 10 – San Diego, CA – Bar Pink
Tuesday 13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club w/The Dead Weather
Wednesday 14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston w/The Dead Weather
Saturday 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Siren Fest
Monday 19 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego w/The Dead Weather
Wednesday 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium w/The Dead Weather
Thursday 22 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre w/The Dead Weather
Saturday 24 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom w/The Dead Weather
Sunday 25 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party Festival w/The Dead Weather
Monday 26 – Billings, MT – Babcock Theatre w/The Dead Weather
Wednesday 28 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue w/The Dead Weather
Thursday 29 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave w/The Dead Weather
Friday 30 – Chicago, IL – The Congress Theater w/The Dead Weather
Saturday 31 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore – Detroit w/The Dead Weather

Monday 02 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! w/The Dead Weather
Tuesday 03 – Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park Bandshell – Celebrate Brooklyn w/The Dead Weather
Saturday 07 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza & Empty Bottle w/Wavves

Thursday 09-11 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Fest

Interpol : New Release Date For 4th Album, “Lights” Video, New U.S. Dates

As you might’ve seen reported elsewhere, Interpol recently announced a September release date for their long-awaited, eponymous 4th album, the badly kept-secret portion of said scoop being that Matador would once again, be the band’s record label in North America after a one album stopover at Capitol Records. We’ll have more details soon about the different configurations available, pre-order info, etc. but can reveal the Alan Moulder-mixed ‘Interpol’ (CD/LP/digital) will be released on September 7, a week earlier than originally reported. Though an MP3 has already been in circulation, today marks the debut of the above video for “Lights”, directed by Charlie White.

In the wake of bassist Carlos D’s departure from the band following the completion of the new album, Paul, Daniel and Sam have augmented Interpol’s touring lineup to included David Pajo (Slint, Papa M, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) on bass and Secret Machines’ Brandon Curtis on keyboards. The new quintet will be on display starting tonight in Pittsburgh, with a number of additional dates just confirmed this morning. Though you can expect to see Interpol playing a ton of other North American cities this Autumn, the smaller club dates below are likely to sell out quickly.

June :
Wednesday, June 23 – Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
Friday, June 25 – Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
Saturday, June 26 – New York, NY, Creators Project Party, Milk Studios
Friday, July 23 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street Ballroom*
Saturday, July 24 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place – +
Sunday, July 25 – Baltimore, MD – Ramshead Live – *
Thursday, July 29 – Richmond, VA – The National – +
Friday, July 30 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVA – +
Saturday, July 31 – Atlantic City, NJ – Showboat Atlantic City – House of Blues – #
Wednesday, August 04 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre – +
Thursday, August 05 – Boston, MA – House of Blues – +
Friday, August 06 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights – #
Monday, August 09 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis – #
Tuesday, August 10 – Toronto ON – Kook Haus – @
Wednesday, August 11 – Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargo -+
Friday, August 13 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave – #
Saturday, August 14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue – *
Sunday, August 15 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre – #
Wednesday, August 18 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm – +
Thursday August 19 – Lake Buena Vista FL – House of Blues – #

@ – on sale June 23
* – on sale June 24
+ – on sale June 25
# – on sale June 26

Interpol – official site

Harlem – “Tila” via Amsterdam Acoustics


Harlem’s terrific 2nd LP/CD ‘Hippies’ came out a few months ago, and while the trio are completing their first European tour and getting ready to play the big barns stateside with The Dead Weather, we’re entering what we in the professional rock biz like to call “Phase 2” of the project.   What is “Phase 2”, you ask?  Simple.  We start linking to awesome looking content that someone has  created.  How does this differ from Phase 1?  To tell you the truth, it’s really a matter of tone.  If you were sitting next to me right now, I’d like WAY more enthusiastic than you’d be comfortable with — imagine one of those 5 Hour Energy commercials gone horribly wrong.

I think this is one of those occasions where you’re just gonna have to enjoy a great video clip and look forward to seeing Coomers, Curtis and Jose in person very soon.  It’s not that I think you’re delicate or something, but I suspect you really don’t wanna know how the sausages are made.

watch God Help The Girl’s new video and single now!

Though he’s been in the studio with Belle & Sebastian (follow them on twitter for in-studio updates!), Stuart Murdoch‘s God Help The Girl project keeps rocking with a brand new pure-pop single, “Baby You’re Blind”

The track, which is not on the album nor part of the GHTG subscription package, was recorded in Glasgow last year with Linnea Jönsson, the lead singer of Swedish band, Those Dancing Days on vocals.

The download also features a new version of “A Down and Dusky Blonde” with lead vocals by Dina Bankole.

Both tracks will also be available to buy digitally via www.godhelpthegirl.com, and will be bundled with the artwork and video for “Baby You’re Blind,” which was filmed in Stockholm in January of this year.

Carl Newman’s been moonlighting as a blogger

photo poached from alterna2‘s flickr stream

Astute Matablog readers may have noticed that The New Pornographers released their much-celebrated new LP, ‘Together’ last week while, at the same time, teaching Roger Waters a thing or two on late nite tv, gearing up for a huge tour and unveiled a kick-ass video… as if that wasn’t enough, Carl Newman has been throwing some pretty insightful tidbits up on Rolling Stone’s website. There’s some highly-recommended reading below and if this table-of-contents doesn’t encourage you to click through and read these gems, please allow us to do so.

The New Pornographers – album out TODAY, brand-new video and much, much more

Today sees the anticipated release of the New Pornographers’ fine fifth album Together. Buy it here.

In celebration of the album’s release, Spinner today debuts the first video from Together, for first MP3 “Your Hands (Together)”. The video was directed by Pornographer Blaine Thurier, and totally kicks ass (I apologize):

The band will appear on NBC’s  Late Night With Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night, and play a very special show in Woodstock, NY on Thursday (tickets).

Tonight sees the Ultimate Get Together listening party in New York City (with DJ sets from the band), and Origami Vinyl in LA is better recognized today as the Together Shop.

Finally, the band will hit the road sooner than you think. Breath it in:

Wednesday 19 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
Friday 21 – Berlin, DE – Magnet ‘Club NME’
Saturday 22 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow
Sunday 23 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
Tuesday 25 – Brussels, BE – Botanic, Orangerie
Wednesday 26 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinereie
Thursday 27 – Toulouse, FR – Cafe Rex
Friday 28 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Club �09
Monday 31 – Seattle/George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival

Monday 07 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall w/Mountain Goats
Tuesday 08 – Edmonton, AL – Edmonton Event Centre w/Mountain Goats
Wednesday 09 – Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon Events Center w/Mountain Goats
Thursday 10 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Center w/Mountain Goats
Friday 11 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Saturday 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater w/Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Sunday 13 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Tuesday 15 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Thursday 17 – Montreal, QC – Le National w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Friday 18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Saturday 19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Monday 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Tuesday 22 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Wednesday 23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Friday 25 – Chapel Hill, NC – Memorial Hall @ UNC w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Saturday 26 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Sunday 27 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Monday 28 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant w/The Dodos

Thursday 15 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Friday 16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Saturday 17 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavillion w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Sunday 18 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Monday 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Tuesday 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Wednesday 21 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Friday 23 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
Saturday 24 – Dallas, TX – The Showroom at Palladium
Sunday 25 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Monday 26 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
Wednesday 28 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Thursday 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Concert Series
Friday 30 – Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre

Wednesday 04 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre

Harlem – “Friendly Ghost” video x2

What is it they say, one good turn deserves another? On the eve of the debut of Harlem’s second video from Hippies – for album standout “Friendly Ghost” – a second “Friendly Ghost” clip found its way to the inbox of our US licensing-goddess, Brigitte Green. It seems Harlem has a secret admirer – an ad-agency employee with a little too much time on his hands (well done, Mr. Greg Szmurlo).

First, the official clip, directed by Harlem with videography by Blackmagic Rollercoaster (http://www.blackmagicrollercoaster.blogspot.com/):

And Mr. Szmurlo’s version, also made with love:


Harlem is on the road:

Tuesday 27 – Montreal, QC – Green Room
Wednesday 28 – Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Thursday 29 Cleveland, OH Now Thats Class
Friday 30 Detroit, MI Majestic Cafe (with City Center)

Saturday 01 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (with Jaill)
Monday 03 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet (with Jaill, Worrier)
Tuesday 04 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry (with Teenage Moods)
Wednesday 05 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Thursday 06 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Friday 07 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Saturday 08 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
Monday 10 – Columbus, OH – The Summit
Tuesday 11 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Parlour
Wednesday 12 – Lousville, KY – Zanzabar
Thursday 13 – Nashville, TN – The End
Friday 14 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe
Saturday 15 – Dallas, TX – City Tavern

(order ‘Hippies’ from the Matador Store on LP, CD or digital files)

Harlem – “Gay Human Bones” video

The countdown to Tuesday’s release of Hippies continues.

Today Pitchfork debuts the video for “Gay Human Bones”, directed by Justin Kelly:

Tour dates:

Thursday 01 – Austin, TX – Mohawk (with the Golden Boys, Cowabunga Babez)
Tuesday 13 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
Wednesday 14 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
Thursday 15 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Friday 16 – Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia
Saturday 17 – Chapel Hill, NC – Nightlight
Monday 19 – Washington, DC – DC9
Tuesday 20 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West Cafe
Wednesday 21 – Philadelphia, PA – King Fu Necktie
Thursday 22 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Friday 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
Saturday 24 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s w/Titus Andronicus
Sunday 25 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
Wednesday 28 – Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Thursday 29 – Cleveland, OH – Now Thats Class
Friday 30 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Cafe

Saturday 01 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Sunday 02 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
Tuesday 04 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Wednesday 05 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Thursday 06 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Friday 07 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Saturday 08 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
Monday 10 – Columbus, OH – The Summit
Tuesday 11 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Parlour
Wednesday 12 – Lousville, KY – Zanzabar
Thursday 13 – Nashville, TN – The End
Friday 14 – Memphis, TN Hi -Tone Cafe
Saturday 15 – Dallas, TX – City Tavern
Friday 29 – Barcelona, Spain – Parc Del Forum (Primavera Sound)

Hey, check out a ton of new Cold Cave dates

L-to-R – Dominick Fernow, Guy Licata, Wesley Eisold, Jennifer Clavin

photo by Andrew Youssef

Cold Cave, with new line up in tow, will be hitting a number of international markets in the coming months. They kick off a tour supporting the Editors in Lincoln, England tomorrow night and hit QUITE A FEW markets following.

Mar Saturday 06 London, UK – Engine Shed %
Mar Sunday 07 Preston, UK – Guildhall %
Mar Monday 08 Bradford, UK – St. George Hall %
Mar Wednesday 10 Glasgow, UK – The Academy %
Mar Thursday 11 Dundee, UK – Fat Sams %
Mar Friday 12 Iverness, UK – Ironworks %
Mar Saturday 13 Aberdeen, UK – Music Hall %
Mar Monday 15 Newcastle, UK – The Academy %
Mar Tuesday 16 Marchester, UK – The Apollo %
Mar Wednesday 17 Cambridge, UK – Corn Exchange %
Mar Thursday 19 Bournemouth, UK – The Academy %
Mar Friday 20 Brighton, UK – The Dome %
Mar Saturday 21 Cardiff, UK – Cardiff University %
Mar Sunday 23 Folkestone, UK – Leas Cliff Hall %
Mar Monday 24 London UK – Brixton Academy %

Apr 25 Sunday WBAR-B-Q Barnard College, NY

Apr 29 (Le) Poisson Rouge New York, NY
May Friday 07 Minehead, AD – All Tomorrow’s Parties
May Saturday 08 Leeds, UK – Nation of Shopkeepers
May Sunday 09 Glasgow, UK – Captain’s Rest
May Monday 10 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
May Wednesday 12 London, UK – Cargo
May Thursday 13 Brighton, UK – Great Escape Festival
May Friday 14 Amsterdan – Paradiso
May Saturday 15 Brussells, BE – Rotonde
May Sunday 16 Hamburg, DE – Ubel & Gefarlich
May Tuesday 18 Stockholm, CH – Svenska
May Wednesday 19 Copenhagen, DK – Rust
May Thursday 20 Berlin, DE – Bang Bang Club
May Friday 21 Berlin, DE – Offenbach
May Saturday 22 St. Gallen, CH – Theater Palace
May Sunday 23 Fribourg, CH FRI-SON
May Monday 24 Bologna, IT – Rocker Festival
May Tuesday 25 Turin, IT – Spazio 211
May Thursday 27 Paris, FR – Point Emphere
May Saturday 29 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Club
% w/ The Editors

In other news, those paying close attention may have noticed some truly negligible “NSFW”-content in Cold Cave’s recent video for “Life Magazine”. YouTube did too — fortunately the folks at Focus Creeps saved the day with a brand new edit of the video. Check it here:

The original version can be found HERE

And for those paying REALLY close attention, the upcoming Cold Cave release we’ve been promising is on it’s way. We promise.

Shearwater – “Hidden Lakes” video(s)

With Shearwater’s stunning new album The Golden Archipelago available now digitally and in record shops in UK and Europe (and everywhere else this coming Tuesday – 15% off preorders until the 23rd, CD comes packaged with a 50 page perfect-bound dossier and LP contains 2 bonus tracks & a PDF of the dossier…DEEP BREATH…), we bring you the video for album highlight “Hidden Lakes”, directed by Alma Har’el:

Also required-viewing is this heartfelt solo performance of “Hidden Lakes” captured by John-Paul Garrigues – an intimate and intensely beautiful take from Shearwater frontman Jonathan Meiburg:

For the full Shearwater live experience, catch the band on the road in the coming weeks and months:

Thursday 18 – Brussels, BE – Botanique Rotonde
Friday 19 – Paris, FR – Le Nouveau Casino
Sunday 21 – Brighton, UK – The Freebutt
Monday 22 – Leeds, UK – The Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 23 – Glasgow, UK – Captains Rest
Wednesday 24 – Manchester, UK – The Ruby Lounge
Thursday 25 – London, GB – Scala
Friday 26 – Diksmuid, BE – Magnet Club
Saturday 27 – Hamburg, DE – Knust
Sunday 28 – Berlin, DE – Magnet Club

Tuesday 02 – Munich, DE – Rote Sonne
Wednesday 03 – Geneva, CZ – L�Usine (PTR)
Thursday 04 – Fribourg, CZ – Nouveau Monde
Friday 05 – Milan, IT – La Casa 139
Sunday 07 – Barcelona, ES – La (2) de Apolo
Monday 08 – Madrid, ES – Moby DIck
Saturday 13 – Austin, TX – Red 7 w/Noveller, Xiu Xiu
Wednesday 24 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/Hospital Ships, Wye Oak
Thursday 25 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Friday 26 – Washington, DC – Rock And Roll Hotel w/Hospital Ships, Wye Oak
Saturday 27 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/Hosptial Ships, Wye Oak
Tuesday 30 – Cambridge, MA – T. T. The Bear’s w/Hospital Ships, Wye Oak
Wednesday 31 – Montreal QUE, UE – La Sala Rossa w/Hospital Ships

Thursday 01 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace w/Hospital Ships, Wye Oak
Friday 02 – Ithica, NY – Castaways w/Hospital Ships, Wye Oak
Sunday 04 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall w/Hosptial Ships, Wye Oak
Tuesday 06 – Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar
Wednesday 07 – Grinnell, IA – Garnder Lounge @ Grinnell College w/Hospital Ships, Wye Oak
Thursday 08 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
Friday 09 – Norman, OK – The Opolis w/Hosptial Ships, Wye Oak
Saturday 10 – Dallas, TX – The Loft w/Wye Oaks, Hospital Ships
Thursday 22 – Cleveland, OH – Rhythm Room w/Hospital Ships
Friday 23 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress w/Hospital Ships
Saturday 24 – Silver Lake, CA – Spaceland w/Hospital Ships
Sunday 25 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill w/Hospital Ships
Tuesday 27 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/Hospital Ships
Wednesday 28 – Vanvouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret w/Hospital Ships
Thursday 29 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door w/Hospital Ships
Friday 30 – Pullman, WA – The Bell Tower

Saturday 01 – Boise, ID – Neurolox w/Hospital Ships
Sunday 02 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room w/Hospital Ships
Tuesday 04 – Denver, CO – Walnut Room w/Hospital Ships
Friday 07 – Austin, TX – The Parish w/Hospital Ships

Cold Cave “Life Magazine” video premiere + Spring tour dates

We’re excited to unveil the new music video from Cold Cave for the track “Life Magazine”. Directed by Ben Chappell and Aaron Brown (Focus Creeps), the video stars Marti Domination whom you might recognize from the cover of Cold Cave’s ‘Love Comes Close’ LP and earlier, as Goodyear in Matthew Barney’s ‘Cremaster I‘. Learn more about the video over at The Quietus and stay tuned to the Matablog for more news relating to the “Life Magazine” single, coming very soon.

Alongside this video debut, we’re excited to announce new tour dates that find Cold Cave across Europe this spring (including stops at the All Tomorrow’s Parties and Primavera Festival amongst many others). The band has also added two shows in Los Angeles, CA and a free all-ages in-store in Atlanta along their current routing. All new tour dates below in bold:

  • 2/4 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (w/ Nite Jewel) SOLD OUT
  • 2/5 Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar (w/ Nite Jewel)
  • 2/6 Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light (w/ Nite Jewel)
  • 2/9 Orlando, FL – Backbooth (w/ Nite Jewel)
  • 2/10 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (w/ Nite Jewel)
  • 2/11 Atlanta, GA – Criminal Records (free in-store, 7PM)
  • 2/11 Atlanta, GA – 529 (w/ Nite Jewel)
  • 2/13 Greensboro, NC – Legitimate Business (w/ Nite Jewel)
  • 2/17 Pomona, CA – The Glass House (w/ Abe Vigoda, Smith Westerns, Best Coast)
  • 2/18 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex (w/ Smith Westerns, Best Coast)
  • 2/20 Haverford, PA – Haverford College
  • 2/21 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place (w/ Hair Police)
  • 2/22 Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks (w/ Hair Police)
  • 2/23 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop (w/ Hair Police)
  • 2/24 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom – Pike Room (w/ Hair Police)
  • 2/25 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (w/ Hair Police)
  • 2/26 Madison, WI – The Project Lodge (w/ Hair Police)
  • 2/27 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club/Club Void (w/ Hair Police)
  • 2/28 Lexington, KY – Al’s Bar (w/ Hair Police)
  • 5/7  Minehead Butlins, UK – All Tomorrow’s Parties
  • 5/8  Leeds, UK – Nation of Shopkeepers
  • 5/9  Glasgow, Scotland – Captain’s Rest
  • 5/10  Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
  • 5/12  London, UK – Cargo
  • 5/13  Brighton, UK – Great Escape Festival
  • 5/14  Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
  • 5/15  Brussells, Belgium – Rotonde
  • 5/16  Hamburg, Germany – Ubel & Gefahrlich
  • 5/18  Stockholm, Sweden – Svenska
  • 5/19  Copenhagen, Denmark – Rust
  • 5/20  Berlin, Germany – Bang Bang club
  • 5/21  Offenbach, Germany – Hafen 2
  • 5/22  St. Gallen, Switzerland – Theater Palace
  • 5/23  Fribourg, Switzerland – Fri-Son
  • 5/24  Bologna, Italy – Rocker Festival
  • 5/25  Turin, Italiy – Spazio 211
  • 5/27  Paris, France – Point Emphere
  • 5/29  Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival

Yo La Tengo & Times New Viking, Tour Revisited

As the year comes to an end and the spirit of revisiting things takes us over, we’ve come across the following comment that Jared Phillips (Times New Viking) made to Pitchfork back in January 2008 when discussing life on the road:

I don’t know where the best place we’ve played would be. Probably one of those places that we played with Yo La Tengo that we’ll never get to play again [ laughs ]. Those were all pretty fun but, you know, if it ever happens we’ll be 40 years old by the time we play in a place that big again.

So I guess we’d just like to be the first to say happy 40th to TNV because this coming January good times are rolling through towns from Michigan south to Texas. That’s right like any good combination (chocolate and peanut butter immediately comes to mind), Yo La Tengo and Times New Viking have decided to revisit the road and live performance format together this coming January. If you’re in one of the towns below be sure to catch what should be the chocolate and peanut butter of live shows, for the early part of 2010 at the very least. Tickets are on sale now!!!!

Fri, Jan 22 / Pontiac, MI / Crofoot Ballroom
Sat, Jan 23 / Madison, WI / Barrymore Theatre
Sun, Jan 24 / St. Louis, MO / The Pageant
Tue, Jan 26 / Lawrence, KS / Granada Theatre
Wed, Jan 27 / Tulsa, OK / Cain’s Ballroom
Thu, Jan 28 / Houston, TX / Warehouse Live
Fri, Jan 29 / Austin, TX / Antone’s
Sat, Jan 30 / Dallas, TX / Granada Theatre