Kurt Vile’s Wakin On A Pretty Daze is out now

… and you can buy it at the Matador store, iTunes, Amazon,  and perhaps most importantly, at your local indie retailler. And we say this cuz that’s where you’re gonna get the limited ultra deluxe 2xLP DIY GRAFFITI edition.

Watch Kurt Vile and the Violators play live today at 3pm, hosted by our friends at Pitchfork. And later on today in NYC, Kurt Vile stops at Apple’s apple store in Soho for a meet the musician interview with Matt Pinfield followed by a live performance — that’s at 6:30

This is one of those albums that both Q & Mojo both call “wonderful”, and how often does that happen? NPR deems the album “arguably his best yet”, and while we’re in no way dissing Kurt’s impressive oeuvre, we’re inclined to agree.

KV on tour:

 

Tue, April 7 – New York, NY – The Apple Store Soho, “Meet the Musician” Q&A / live performance FREE
Sun, Apr 14 – Indio CA – Coachella Festival
Sun, Apr 21 – Indio CA – Coachella Festival
Sun, May 4 – Atlanta GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Mon, May 5 – Atlanta GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Tue, May 7 – Los Angeles CA – Echoplex # *
Wed, May 8 – San Francisco CA – Independent *
Fri, May 10 – Portland OR – Doug Fir # *
Sat, May 11 – Vancouver BC – Biltmore # *
Sun, May 12 – Seattle WA – Neumos # *
Tue, May 14 – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall *
Thu, May 16 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom * !
Fri, May 17 – Boston MA – The Sinclair * !
Sat, May 18 – Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer * !
Fri, May 24 – Barcelona ES – Primavera Sound Festival
Sat, May 25 – London GB – Field Day
Sun, May 26 – Brussels BE – AB
Mon, May 27 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
Tue, May 28 – Hamburg DE – Knust
Wed, May 29 – Copenhagen DK – Amager Bio

# The Fresh & Onlys
* Steve Gunn
! Angel Olsen

 

 

Out Today – Esben And The Witch “Wash The Sins Not Only The Face”


Today sees the release of the second album from Esben and the Witch.  Wash The Sins Not Only The Face is as majestic as it is triumphant – dispelling any fears of the ‘difficult second album’, the band have grown into themselves and produced a focused and confident album. The album has been streaming all week over at Pitchfork.

For folks outside of the US – Order / download here, or visit your local independent record store – iTunes | Vinyl | CD And for those stateside, grab your copy from the Matador Store.

Playing live in Europe this February, the dates are below.  Esben will also be playing live at a free instore at Rough Trade East tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd January.

Tue 22 Jan – London – Rough Trade East (7pm)

Thu 07 Feb – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
Fri 08 Feb – Glasgow – School Of Art
Sat 09 Feb – Manchester – Bunker
Fri 15 Feb – Brussels – Botanique
Sat 16 Feb – Munster – Gleiss 22
Sun 17 Feb – Hamburg – Knust
Mon 18 Feb – Berlin – Bi Nuu
Wed 20 Feb – Munich – 59to1
Thu 21 Feb – Zürich – Rote Fabrik
Fri 22 Feb – Cologne – Gebaude 9
Sat 23 Feb – Utrecht – Tivoli Oudegracht Spiegelbar
Sun 24 Feb – Paris Point – Ephemere
Tue 26 Feb – London – Scala

 

Cat Power – Sun – out today – plus new video teaser directed by Cat Power

Cat Power logo

Sun regular cover

photo by Stefano Giovannini

Cat Power’s new album SUN is out today. It is available as digital album, compact disc, double vinyl LP with download coupon, and deluxe double vinyl LP with exclusive special cover artwork, bonus 7″ with two extra tracks, clear vinyl and download coupon.

CD shots:

Deluxe vinyl shots:

If you haven’t heard them yet, check out “Ruin” and “Cherokee” here:

Ruin (192k mp3)
Cherokee (192k mp3)

Watch the teaser for the new video of Cherokee, directed by Cat Power and due to premiere on September 17, here:

And for those of you in the Los Angeles area, RSVP via the invitation below to celebrate the release date with Chan Marshall and other DJs tonight at the Standard downtown, starting at 9 PM:

Cat Power release part invite

Buy Sun directly from Matador.

catpowermusic.com

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

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.

Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It – new album out today

It’s a Tuesday, which means it’s new release day in the US, and this Tuesday sees the first Matador full-length release of the year: the new album from Seattle’s Perfume Genius, entitled “Put Your Back N 2 It.” It’s been called “One of of the best records in recent memory” and “achingly soft and bruisingly powerful” by The Line of Best Fit, “simply exquisite” by Chromewaves, and “deeply personal, accessible and quietly anthemic” by Interview.

Listen to “All Waters” and “Hood” here:

All Waters (192k mp3)
Hood (192k mp3)

and watch the “Hood” video here:

Hood video on YouTube

Buy the album from:

Matador
Your local indie store
Insound
iTunes
Amazon

Perfume Genius will be touring the US starting in three weeks, followed by a month in Europe.

March
Wed 21 San Francisco CA Cafe du Nord
Thu 22 Los Angeles CA Bootleg Theater
Fri 23 San Diego CA Casbah
Sat 24 Tucson AZ Solar Culture
Mon 26 Denton TX Dan’s Silverleaf
Tue 27 Austin TX Lambert’s
Thu 29 Atlanta GA The Earl
Fri 30 Durham NC The Garage at Motorco
Sat 31 Arlington VA IOTA Club & Cafe

April
Mon 02 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda’s
Tue 03 New York NY Mercury Lounge
Thu 05 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery
Fri 06 Northampton MA Iron Horse Music Hall
Sat 07 Montreal QC Le Divan Orange
Sun 08 Toronto ON The Drake Hotel
Tue 10 Chicago IL Schubas
Wed 11 Minneapolis MN Cedar Cultural Center
Fri 13 Denver CO Hi Dive
Sat 14 Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court
Tue 17 Portland OR Mississippi Studios
Wed 18 Vancouver BC The Biltmore Cabaret
Thu 19 Seattle WA The Crocodile

May
Tuesday 08 Glasgow, UK Captain’s Rest
Wednesday 09 Manchester, GB The Deaf Institute
Thursday 10 London, UK St Pancras Old Church
Saturday 12 Brighton, UK Unitarian Churh @ The Great Escape
Sunday 13 Bath, UK Chapel Arts
Monday 14 London, UK St Pancras Old Church
Wednesday 16 Brussels, BE Les Nuits Botanique
Thursday 17 Amsterdam, NL Amstekkek
Saturday 19 Rotterdam, NL Paradijs Church
Sunday 20 Cologne, DE Gebaude 9
Monday 21 Hamburg, DE Prinzebar
Tuesday 22 Berlin, DE Privat Club
Thursday 24 Paris, FR Divan Du Monde

Perfume Genius on Facebook

Out today: the Intended Play comp and the first single in Singles Going Home Alone: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks split with LA Guns

It’s Tuesday, January 17 which means our first two releases of the New Year are out today.

First up is Intended Play, the new ultra-budget vinyl-only sampler from Matador and True Panther. The 11-song LP is $1.98 list price – you can actually order it direct for only $1.80 by clicking on the title above. It contains new tracks from THE YOUNG, CEREMONY TANLINES, LEE RANALDO, PERFUME GENIUS and STEPHEN MALKMUS – all of the above from upcoming releases except the SM track which won’t appear elsewhere, and recent hits (some of them rare) from KURT VILE, GIRLS, FUCKED UP, ESBEN & THE WITCH and COLD CAVE.

Next is the first single in our new 2012 singles club, SINGLES GOING HOME ALONE. It’s an unexpected conjunction between STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS and the legendary LA GUNS, covering each other. Hear Malkmus jam on “Wheels Of Fire,” and Tracii Guns pull out the stops on “Gorgeous Georgie.” Sleeve art at the top of the post.

It’s not too late to sign up for the singles club, which gets you six exclusive limited-edition 7″es, one every other month this year, plus a special bonus record, an exclusive tote bag and a yearlong 10% discount on all items at the Matador Store, for only $45 including shipping within the US:

SIGN UP HERE

The next two confirmed singles are from Austin’s OBN III’s on March 20, and Brooklyn’s The Men on May 8, with subsequent the singles on July 10, September 11 and November 6.

Other upcoming Matador and True Panther releases:

Feb 7 – Fucked Up – Year Of The Tiger
Feb 21 – Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It
Mar 6 – Ceremony – Zoo
Mar 20 – Tanlines – Mixed Emotions (True Panther)
Mar 20 – Lee Ranaldo – Between The Times and the Tides

matadorrecords.com
truepanther.com

FU – David Comes To Life – The Four Singles, out today

The four singles and 7 songs comprising the introduction and epilogue to David Comes To Life are out today for lucky participants in our Buy Early Get Now promotion.

The first 6 songs comprise an “Act 0″ to the play and introduce the setting and the characters, as laid out below. And the final one-sided 7”, “Octavio Made The Bomb,” forms the conclusion to the opera.

We’ll be laying out ways for the rest of you to get hold of this music later in the year.

OLE-960A “Byrdesdale Garden City” turned paradise into a factory
OLE-960B “Into The Light” pleasure on the edge of a knife
OLE-961A “Do All Words Can Do” David Eliade
OLE-961B “What Would You Do (For Veronica)?” Veronica Boisson
OLE-962A “Remember Me (That’s All I Ask)” Vivian Benson
OLE-962B “What They Didn’t Know” Octavio St. Laurent
OLE-963 (one-sided) “Octavio Made The Bomb” He was the one all along

davidcomestolife.com

Thurston Moore album available on iTunes now, blue vinyl at the indies on Tuesday

The third proper studio album from THURSTON MOORE is available on iTunes today [US only]:

Demolished Thoughts - Thurston Moore

Or you can hold out until next Tuesday to buy the gatefold double LP on limited blue vinyl, only available at your local indie store or direct from us.

Demolished Thoughts was produced by Beck and featuring the Thurston on guitar and vocals, Samara Lubelski on violin, Mary Lattimore on harp, Beck on synths, vocals and bass, and Joey Waronker on percussion, among others.

Thurston will be playing his record release show in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Friday with the full band (including Samara and Mary, and adding Keith Woods on guitar, Matt Heyner on bass and John Maloney on drums). Tickets are still available.

Benediction (192k mp3)
Circulation (192k mp3)
Thurston Moore on Facebook

[edit:] and here’s an actual photo of the record in front of one of the pressing machines at United:

Harlem ‘Hippies’ hits stores TODAY!

photo grabbed from Pooneh Ghana‘s flickr

A lot has happened since we met Harlem a few years ago. They’ve written 16 indelible pop songs, played shows across the nation, contributed to a compilation celebrating the one of the better music scenes going right now and beat us in a couple rounds of cee-lo… and in the midst of all that and more, they let us release a damn fine LP that we couldn’t be more enthusiastic to yell, “drops today!”

You can grab ‘Hippies’ at many fine music retail outlets including your local record shop, favorite digital retailer (such as Amazon, emusic or iTunes) and Matador’s online store.

And the fun’s just getting started – Harlem plays a release show at Waterloo Records in Austin on April 11, Lollapalooza in August and a ton of other dates in between.

Introducing DELOREAN

The best part about visiting Barcelona for Primavera Sound last year was entering the fantastic and magical world of Delorean. What we had thought was primarily a remix project turned out to be an enthralling and adventurous full-on band. We were surprised by what a massive and rabid Spanish fan base they had from two previous full-lengths while retaining a relatively low profile in the rest of the world. As it happens, Delorean are at the forefront of a burgeoning community of musicians, producers and dj’s who are mining the collective Spanish dance-music heritage of Balearic house and combining it with contemporary independent pop, European techno, shades of the ecstatic Madchester sound and hip hop – a perfect soundtrack to romantic nights along the white Mediterranean sands of Barcelona. Last summer’s Ayrton Senna EP soundtracked our lives upon return to the states. Ayrton Senna and their two full-length albums however, only hint at the journey that is Delorean’s infectious and innovative synthesis of dance musics and sounds.

It’s with all this in mind that we are so proud to announce the release of Delorean’s latest album Subiza available April 20th (digital) and June 8th (physical) on True Panther Sounds, available in Spain/Portugal/Mexico on the excellent Mushroom Pillow. Named after the bucolic Basque town in which the album was recorded, Subiza is the realization of a longtime ambition and marks a clear evolution for the band. The dance-club rhythms and airy melodies they’ve toyed with in the past are fused and textured, making for a deeply obsessive, hypnotic album that retains the easy appeal of great pop music. Looking at 30+ years of club music history with fresh eyes, Delorean have made an album that is dense and soulful. Our first listen to Subiza was exhilarating, every subsequent listen is a revelation.

Jump into Subiza below, with a hi-quality mp3 and video for the album’s first single, “Stay Close”.  Video directed by Weird Days. The band is currently on tour with Miike Snow. Those of you that caught them in Austin can vouch for their live set, those of you who haven’t, here’s your chance!!! They’re coming back this summer for a round of headlining dates.
Delorean- Stay Close (mp3)
Delorean- Stay Close (FLAC)

Pre-order the CD/LP and get an INSTANT DOWNLOAD of the entire album

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Tue 3/23 @ THE MASQUERADE, Atlanta, GA *
Wed 3/24 @ 9:30 CLUB Washington, Washington, D.C. *
Thu 3/25 @THEATER OF LIVING ARTS  Philadelphia, PA *
Fri 3/26 @MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG Brooklyn, NY *
Sat 3/27 @WEBSTER HALL New York, NY *
Sun 3/28 @BOWERY BALLROOM New York, NY *
Mon 3/29 @Mercury Lounge New York, NY w/Lemonade & Brahms
Wed 3/31 @PARADISE Boston, MA *
Fri 4/2 @CLUB SODA Montreal, Quebec *
Sat 4/3 @Phoenix Theatre Toronto, Ontario *
Sun 4/4 @Metro Chicago, IL *
Mon 4/5 @METRO Chicago, IL *
Tue 4/6 @VARSITY THEATER Minneapolis, MN *
Thu 4/8 @THE RECORD BAR Kansas City, MO *
Fri 4/9 @BLUEBIRD THEATER  Denver, CO *
Sat 4/10 @URBAN LOUNGE  Salt Lake City, UT *
Mon 4/12 @COMMODORE BALLROOM Vancouver, B.C. *
Wed 4/14 @HAWTHORNE THEATER Portland, Oregon *
Thu 4/15 @THE INDEPENDENT San Francisco, CA *
Fri 4/16 @THE INDEPENDENT  San Francisco, CA *
Sat 4/17 @ECHOPLEX Los Angeles, CA w/J. J.

*w/ Miike Snow

Pavement low price vinyl reissues are here!

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You guys say we never listen to you… well we listened. All 5 Pavement LPs plus Watery, Domestic are now available as special low-price vinyl reissues. (Premium-price audiophile versions of the first three LPs also remain in print.)

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List prices are 11.98 for the single LPs, 9.98 for the Watery, Domestic 12″ EP, and 15.98 for the Wowee Zowee double. All LPs come with download coupons.


 

 

 

 

 

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Look for the new “L(ow) P(rice)” sticker on the LPs. There will be more in this series.

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Buy the Pavement L(ow) P(rice) Pavement Vinyl Reissues at your favorite local store, or directly from us:

Pavement on the Matador Store

SPECIAL BUNDLE DEAL FOR A LIMITED TIME: GET ALL 5 LPs PLUS WATERY EP FOR $50. HERE BUNDLE DEAL ENDED BUT WE FORGOT TO UPDATE THIS POST. So for all of you who missed it, here’s a second chance. We’re going to make the bundle available again for 3 more days only, starting Monday morning, April 12 and extending through midnight EDT on Wednesday, April 14. ACT NOW!

Cold Cave ‘Love Comes Close’, out today! Plus “Theme From Tomrrowland” mp3

photo by: Ryan Muir

The time has come. The long-awaited Matador re-release of Cold Cave‘s debut long-player, ‘Love Comes Close’ is out today! The album hits your favorite record shops in formats including-but-not-limited-to compact disc and vinyl. It’s also available via your favorite digital retailer.

LoveComesClosecover

As a special treat with your digital purchase and/or with your download coupon bundled with the vinyl, we’re offering the three bonus tracks featured as the b-sides on the celebrated, and still available, ‘Death Comes Close’ 12″.

In celebration of the release, we’re offering a special download of one of the extra tracks – Get “Theme From Tomorrowland” here.

Cold Cave are currently trekking across the UK. You can catch them tomorrow (Wednesday) speaking live at 4PM-7PM GMT on Steve Lamaq’s BBC6 Music show and performing at the following venues:

November

  • Tuesday     03     London, UK                  White Heat @ Madame Jo Jo’s
  • Wednesday     04     Manchester, UK     Camden Barfly
  • Thursday     05     Manchester, UK       The Corner
  • Friday     06     Bath, UK                          Moles
  • Saturday     07     London, UK               Be @ Proud Galleries
  • Thursday     12     Purchase, NY             SUNY Purchase Student Center
  • Friday     13     Washington, DC             Rock and Roll Hotel
  • Friday     20     Allston, MA                     Great Scott
  • Saturday     21     New York, NY             Terminal 5 w/Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth
  • Monday     23     Boston, MA                   Wilbur Theater w/Sonic Youth
  • Monday     30     Seattle, WA                   The Vera Project

December

  • Tuesday       01     Portland, OR               Rotture
  • Thursday     03     San Francisco, CA     Bottom of the Hill
  • Saturday      05     San Diego, CA            Casbah w/Nite Jewel
  • Sunday         06     Los Angeles, CA        Echo w/Night Jewel

Records out today! and a video

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It’s Tuesday, which means records are in stores… today, October 6, we have new albums from Kurt Vile and Mission Of Burma.

ole-887 Kurt Vile Childish Prodigy

Kurt Vile is an evocative, textural young singer-songwriter from Philadelphia. He is already well known for his debut album, Constant Hitmaker, released on the tiny but historic Gulcher label, as well as a slew of singles and 12″es on labels from Woodsist to Mexican Summer.

His Matador debut, Childish Prodigy, is an altogether more serious affair. Opening with the pounding Hunchback, it continues through a varied set of tracks ranging from gorgeous little folk pieces (Overnite Religion) to all-out jams (Freak Train). The record has incredible depth and beauty to it – as well as sound “quality” all over the map, from lo-fi to hi-fi – and unlike so many albums today, rewards repeated listens.

The Breakfast at Sulimay’s folks as well as the team at United Way didn’t get Kurt at all, which can only be a good thing. Touchpoints range from Seger to Springsteen to Sonic Boom. See Kurt Vile with his Violators tour the US starting

Vinyl is RTI HQ-120 gram with MP3 coupon including 2 bonus tracks.

Buy at Amazon
Buy at Matador Store
Buy at eMusic
Buy at iTunes

ole-878 Mission Of Burma The Sound The Speed The Light

The fourth studio album from Mission Of Burma is The Sound The Speed The Light, a compact 12-song piece of guitar architecture in the tradition of their second album, Vs. It blasts out of the gate with the unusually tuneful 1, 2, 3, Partyy! (video debuting today – WATCH IT) and continues through moody ballads like Forget Yourself, Feed, Slow Faucet through to the volcanic energy of Good Cheer.

It’s two days after Boston City Council resolved that Sunday, October 4 was Mission Of Burma Day. Support these stalwarts of modern music, titans of our age, watch the new video below, and then buy the record.

Vinyl is RTI HQ-120 gram including MP3 coupon.

Buy at Newbury Comics
Buy at Amazon
Buy at Matador Store
Buy at eMusic
Buy at iTunes

And don’t forget, there’s an essential 7″ already out that contains 2 new songs that are conceptually part of the album, in the words of Roger Miller. It’s called Innermost, and you can find it on the Matador Store, as well as most of the fine retailers listed above.

For all of Matador’s upcoming releases, check the Release Schedule page.