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:

May
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

June
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

July
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

August
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:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc8kyhiKKuY[/youtube]

Harlem is on the road:

April
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)

May
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:

April
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

May
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:

February
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

March
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

April
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

May
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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17zFF3Wu2A8[/youtube]
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

Times New Viking – “Born Again Revisited” video

Today we offer the excellent new video for “Born Again Revisited” from Times New Viking’s like-titled fourth full-length album (buy it here, do it right now, it’s their best yet. In this season of opinions and assholes – everybody’s got ’em – I’ll say it’s EASILY one of the best records of the year).

The band just finished an adult-sized US tour (take note pretenders to the pavement), with more dates to follow in the new year.

Directed by Pelham Johnston and Brandon Reichard, without further ado – “Born Again Revisited”:

Julian Plenti live – What It Looks Like From The Front Row

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paomhmaAR-M[/youtube]

Ok, maybe the second row.  YooToob is chock full of footage from the first ever Julian Plenti U.S. tour, but with all due respect to the aspiring videographers out there, the above clip —- “Only If You Run”, from the November 18 show at SF’s Great American Music Hall —is one of the better looking/sounding from the pile.

(‘Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper’ LP/CD/digital album available from the The Matador Store)

Jay Reatard – Pitchfork A>D>D Session

Today sees the launch of Jay Reatard’s scorching four-track/VHS session at Pitchfork.

Stephen and Billy’s last stand, we’re happy to have this one for posterity, but here in the UK we’re also looking forward to checking out the NEW BAND (!!) this week. Find tour dates below the video, and buy Watch Me Fall here.

Tour Dates:

Nov 09 Brussels, BE -Botanique Rotonde
Nov 10 Antwerpen, BE – Bar Mondial
Nov 11 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
Nov 12 Manchester, UK – Roadhouse
Nov 13 London, UK – Underworld
Nov 14 Bristol, UK – Croft
Nov 15 Liverpool, UK – Masque
Nov 16 Dublin, IE – Whelans
Nov 21 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom w/Pixies
Nov 22 Columbus, OH – The Summit w/Black Hollies
Nov 23 Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
Nov 24 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom w/Pixies
Nov 25 Northhampton, MA – Iron Horse
Nov 27 Boston, MA – Wang Theatre w/Pixies
Nov 28 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas
Nov 30 Washington, DC – Constitution Hall w/Pixies
Dec 01 Chapel HillC, NC – Local 506
Dec 02 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
Dec 03 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Dec 04 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
Dec 05 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
Dec 07 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
Dec 08 Houston, TX – Walters on Washington
Dec 09 Austin, TX – Emo’s
Dec 10 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
Dec 31 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater

It Gets Late Early Out There – Yo La Tengo’s Brooklyn Rooftop Week, Continued

With apologies to Yogi Berra for the above headline, here’s Ira, Georgia and James performing ‘Popular Songs” climactic “And The Glitter Is Gone”, just prior to play being called on account of darkness. Video shot and hosted by Pitchfork TV. Please watch responsibly!

Cold Cave “Love Comes Close” Video Debut

Press play below to watch Cold Cave‘s music video for the title-track from their debut LP ‘Love Comes Close’, premiering over at Stereogum today.

Directed by Art Boonparn

The ‘Love Comes Close’ CD/LP is available on November 3rd and is up for preorder now. Earlier today, the limited-to-100 version of Cold Cave’s ‘Death Comes Close’ 12″ sold out in minutes. The second version is now available. Head over to the Matador Store for both.

Don’t miss Cold Cave this week in New York for CMJ, in the United Kingdom and with Sonic Youth in the next few weeks.

October

  • Tuesday 21st – Stereogum CMJ Showcase @ Studio at Webster Hall, New York NY
  • Wednesday 22nd – VICE Late Night Party @ Public Assembly, Brooklyn, NY
  • Friday 23rd – Matador/True Panther Sounds Showcase @ Flamboyan Theater, New York NY
  • Thursday 29th – Louisiana, Bristol
  • Friday 30th – Club Evol @ Korova, Liverpool
  • Saturday 31st – Playdate @ Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh

November

  • Sunday 1st – Optimo, Glasgow
  • Monday 2nd – Liars Club @ Bodega, Nottingham
  • Tuesday 3rd – White Heat @ Madame Jo Jo’s, London
  • Wednesday 4th – Barfly, London
  • Thursday 5th – Now Wave @ Roadhouse, Manchester
  • Friday 6th – Moles, Bath
  • Saturday 7th – Be @ Proud, London
  • Wednesday 21st – Terminal 5 New York, NY w/ Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.
  • Friday 23rd  – Wilbur Theater Boston, MA w/ Sonic Youth

Spiral Stairs – “Stolen Pills” video

Today we have the privilege of unveiling the first video from Spiral Stairs’ The Real Feel, out October 20 and available for pre-order here.

The song is “Stolen Pills,” and the video was directed by Jess Carfield.


Don’t forget, you can stream the entire record at Think Indie right now, and it’s GREAT, no JK maybe the most “spun” album in the office right now.

And there are a few tour dates left (I hear Spiral is selling the album on the road!):

October
Friday 16 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge w/Bob Mould
Sunday 18 San Francisco, CA Treasure Island Fest
Monday 19 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour w/Bob Mould
Tuesday 20 Solano Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern w/Bob Mould