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Out Today : Ceremony – ‘The L-Shaped Man’, SF Instore Tonight

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

After subjecting you to a wait that can only be described as cruel, the countdown to the release of Ceremony’s new album, ‘The L-Shaped Man’, is finally over. To mark this joyous occasion, you can catch Ceremony tonight at San Francisco’s Vacation (651 Larkin Street) at 8pm. All ages are admitted and it’s free (because what kind of monsters charge you money for an instore?)

In addition to to Ceremony’s relentless North American touring schedule, their plans for this weekend as as follows :

Friday, May 22: 924 Gilman St., Berkeley CA (w/ Negative Approach, Synthetic ID, Wild Moth, Busted Outlook)
Saturday, May 23: Echoplex, Los Angeles CA (w/ Negative Approach, Gun Outfit, Mrs. Magician, DJ Wesley Eisold)

For those who prefer shopping from the comfort of their own home to the effervescent repartee you find in an actual record shop, you can order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99)

You can also order fromAmazon MP3.

The CD and sea foam green colored LP version are available from the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ross Farrar which parallels lyrics from ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

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HÆLOS : “Earth Not Above” EP Coming June 1

By The Management on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

(photo by Dave Ma)

HÆLOS’ debut Matador release is a digital EP, ‘Earth Not Above’, available worldwide on June 1 with a 12″ version to follow (date TBA) ; the track listing is as follows:

A1. Earth Not Above
A2. Cloud Nine
B1. Breathe
B2. Ethyr

Starting today, you can download HÆLOS’ cover of The Beloved’s “The Sun Rising” here, or stream it above.

Upcoming dates, including this weekend’s The Great Escape can be found below.

Some things come together immediately. Others… take a little time. HÆLOS – known individually as Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith and Lotti Benardout – fall into the latter bracket. But the way the music comes out sounding, you know it couldn’t have happened any other way. Each one of their vividly cinematic tracks seems to map the long journey from desperation to relief, stress to sanctuary – the basic dynamic of all urban life. If London tends to be a meandering, alienating hometown, there is a looming sense to HÆLOS’ music of a band – of three people – having found each other. Eventually.

“We’ve all arrived at this point off the back of our own paths,” says Arthur. “We’ve all worked independently for a number of years but to come together and find such a strong synergy between us has been powerful – spiritual, even.”

Calling to mind the same deserted dawn high streets stalked by the music of Massive Attack, Portishead and the rest of those electronic artists who spent the 90s finding the pain after the rave, each track HÆLOS make sounds like a ritual; a way to cope. In a world that has forgotten about the chillout room, those rituals and coping strategies are more vital than ever.

“I guess at the heart of it we are always trying to capture that feeling you get at 5AM,” says Arthur. “Jamming with your friends after a night out, treading that fine line between darkness and euphoria, fear and love. That’s the time that all our favourite music gets put on; it’s where the beauty is at.”

If HÆLOS music bears traces of its influences, it also possesses an undeniable contemporary zeal. Look around you. How much ever changes, really? The same Coke cans, puke piles and plastic bags litter the same deserted dawn high streets. And young men and women are always there, trudging through the late-night rubble, indulging the urge to leave the house and not return until they have found the edges of the night. And the one thing you need more than anything else after finding those edges will never change, either. It’s soul, and HÆLOS have stacks of it – it’s sore, it’s overworked, it’s overmedicated. But despite the night’s best efforts, it is undeniably there.

“Our songwriting process can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful,” say the band, “but we want to write evocative music that captures the spirit of what it means to be alive and human.”

This is the story of HÆLOS – of soul under attack, coming out on top.

Thursday, May 14 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK
Thursday, May, 21 – XOYO, London, UK
Saturday, June, 6 – Heartbeats Festival, Halluin, FR
Sunday, June, 7 – Field Day Festival, London, UK
Sunday, June, 28 – PiP Festival – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, NO
Saturday, July, 18 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
Thursday, July, 23 – Secret Garden Party, East Anglia, UK
Saturday, August, 22 – Dockville Festival, Hamburg, DE
Sunday, September, 6 – Festival No.6, North Wales, UK

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Ceremony – New U.S. Dates

By Gerard on Monday, April 20th, 2015

(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

A few days following the release of the amazing ‘The L-Shaped Man’, Ceremony are hitting the road ; dates and available ticket links can be found below.

Friday, May, 22 – 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley CA*
Saturday, May, 23 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*
Friday, June, 12 – Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 – Strong Hold, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 – Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 – Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 – Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^
Sunday, June, 21 – The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 – Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Saturday, August 8 – Visions Festival, London, UK

* w/ Negative Approach
& w/ Pity Sex
^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity

Pre-order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding”. Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track “Vivication” and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, “The Hide”. Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also preorder on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding” (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Preorder the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist, Ross Farrar, which parallels lyrics from ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

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Algiers – “Black Eunuch”, Headlining North American Dates In June

By Gerard on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

(photo by WFN Productions)

The latest track from Algiers’ forthcoming self-titled debut album, “Black Eunuch” debuted on Mary Anne Hobbs’ Radio One program Monday, followed by a U.S. premiere on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” yesterday. “Politically-charged gospel of the highest order; ignore it to your own detriment,” argues Stereogum’s Caitlin White, and if forced to pick sides, we’re decidedly against anything detrimental. It doesn’t matter how many times we warn you, ‘Algiers’ is still gonna be the most surprising album of 2015.

After a string of previously announced May dates supporting Interpol, Algiers are headlining a series of North American club shows, with ticket links found below.

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Tour Dates
April 18 – Record Store Day – Rough Trade On Tour, Point Éphémère, Paris, FR
April 22 – Power Lunches, London, UK
May 7 – The National, Richmond VA*
May 8 – The Ritz, Raleigh NC*
May 11 – The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
May 12 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN*
May 13 – The Fillmore, Detroit MI*
May 15 – Bogarts, Cincinatti OH*
May 16 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA*
June 5 – The Earl, Atlanta GA
June 7 – Black Cat Backstage Washington DC
June 9 – Mercury Lounge, NYC NY
June 10 – Baby’s Alright, Brooklyn, NY
June 13 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ONT
June 15 – Schubas, Chicago IL
June 16 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN
June 19 – The Sunset, Seattle WA
June 20 – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
June 21 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
June 23 – Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA
June 25 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA

* supporting Interpol

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CEREMONY : ‘The L-Shaped Man’ Coming May 19 ; Video Premiere for “The Separation” & “The Understanding

By The Management on Thursday, March 26th, 2015

(“The Separation” and “The Understanding”, directed by Ross Thomas)

Breakup albums mark a turning point for a band: the moment when their sound completely changes and reaches a new level of emotional clarity. All that heartbreak and malaise condensed into any single record often makes for a defining piece of work, no matter the genre. The best records explore the nooks and crannies of sadness, learning it inside and out – celebrating it.

(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

Ceremony’s fifth studio album, ‘The L-Shaped Man’, uses singer Ross Farrar’s recent breakup as a platform to explore loneliness and emotional weariness, but it is by no means a purely sad album. Rather than look inward, Farrar uses his experience to write about what it means to go through something heavy and come out the other side a different person.

In telling Farrar’s story, Ceremony have almost completely stripped back the propulsive hardcore of their previous records, turning every angry outburst into simmering despair. “We’ve always tried to be minimalists in writing, even if it’s loud or fast or abrasive,” says lead guitarist Anthony Anzaldo. “It’s really intense when I hear it. Not in a way where you turn everything up to ten. Things are so bare, you’re holding this one note for so long and you don’t now where it’s going-to me, that’s intensity.” That intensity is apparent on “Exit Fears,” the first full song on the record. It meticulously pairs Justin Davis’ loping bassline, which pulls the track along, with Anzaldo’s icy, minimal guitar work. It brings to mind some alternate version of Joy Division that hasn’t quite lost all hope. It gets close to exploding, but instead plays the shadows, never quite rising above a nervous simmer.

“A lot of the content has to do with loss, and specifically the loss of someone who you care deeply about,” Farrar says. “There is no way for you to go through something like this artistically and not have really strong emotions of loss and pain. There’s not really any way to hide that.” Farrar, for his part, is singing with a new kind of intensity, his baritone swooping and retreating from stressed angst to unsettling near-mutter as he sings, “You told your friends you were fine/ you thought you were fine too…” and later, “nothing is ever fine/ nothing ever feels right/ you have to tell yourself you tried.” It’s the first of many lyrically direct moments, and it should be hard to listen to, but Ceremony have so effortlessly nailed the sound of sadness that it feels great to live inside for awhile.

The sound is abetted by producer John Reis, who honed his sound in seminal bands like Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, and Hot Snakes. Much of the gravelly aggression he experimented with in those bands is present on ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

There’s a story behind the title too. “I was speaking to our driver Stephen while on tour,” Farrar says. “We were talking about men in general and what shape they are…their body type. I said, ‘I guess men are in the shape of an L. The torso is straight. Vertical. And then you have the little feet at the end.’ There’s this painter named Leslie Lerner who was living in San Francisco in the ’70s and ’80s and made these beautiful paintings. He died on my 21st birthday. A lot of the record is about the similarities in our ideas. In what we’re trying to make. Things that have to do with love and losing love.”

Pre-order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding”. Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track “Vivication” and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, “The Hide”. Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also pre-order on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding” (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Pre-order the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also on the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist, Ross Farrar, which parallels lyrics from The L-Shaped Man.

Tour Dates:
Friday, May 22 – 924 Gillman St, Berkeley CA*
On sale Thursday, March 26
Saturday, May 23 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*
On sale Thursday, March 26
Wednesday, July 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
(Amex presale starts April 1 at noon eastern, general public sale starts April 3 at noon).
Saturday, August 8 – Visions Festival, London, UK

* = w/ Negative Approach

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ALGIERS – New Album In June, “Irony. Utility. Pretext.” Video Premiere, US Dates With Interpol

By The Management on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

“Irony. Utility. Pretext.”, directed by Lamb & Sea

An obsession with notions of historical struggle, not only over political power but also meaning and memory, led us to an interest in the former Yugoslavia. There you can find towering monuments of abstract art erected by Tito in an attempt to constitute a new identity rooted in political collectivity rather than ethnic particularity. In neighboring Bulgaria sprout an entirely different set of physical remainders of a deeply contested history. They stand imposing and forlorn dotted across the countryside, looming like decaying alien spacecraft over factory towns and desolate mountain peaks.
It was really Nikola Mihov’s book, Forget Your Past, that ultimately inspired us to explore further the notion of contested spaces in an era of neocolonialism and capitalist realism. In one sense, the Irony. Utility. Pretext. video problematizes the rise of “ruin exploitation”, a strand in photography that occupies a suspiciously colonial position wherein “white creatives” invade decaying towns such as Detroit or Gary to capture images for their own atomistic meditations. Such photography in former communist countries adopts an additional triumphalist air, ringing in the end of history and the supremacy of neoliberal capitalism.

The images provide interesting parallels with the lyrics, confronting both the age-old fetishisation of the musical artifact and the neocolonial prism of development economics. In the former, ghetto artforms from Lagos to Detroit are wrenched from their social and political contexts and whitewashed for Western hyperconsumption. In the latter, a new set of educated cosmopolitans wielding the language of human rights replace our former colonial masters.

Themes of death and decay are unavoidable in this context, mimicking capital, stalking us in our sleep in search of ever increasing profits. In the end, it is the words of revolutionaries such as Robespierre, Angela Davis and Fred Hampton that flash across the screen to remind us of the precarious nature of the search for freedom and truth in these oppressive times.

(photo credit : WFN Productions)

On June 2nd, Matador is releasing Algiers’ self-titled debut album. Steeped in radical politics and deeply indebted to post-punk’s sonic trailblazing and gospel’s spiritual bloodletting, the album imbues neo-modernist hymns with caustic social sentiment and explosive noise.

Algiers comprises singer/guitarist Franklin James Fisher (deemed “one of the most powerfully guttural vocalists in rock today” by SPIN), guitarist Lee Tesche, and bassist Ryan Mahan. From the militant stomp of “Remains” to Fisher’s commanding presence on the gospel no wave blowout “Black Eunuch,” Algiers channels righteous fury into an incisive, innovative assault that Vice Noisey has called “intense…right on the beat of the current cultural climate.”

A trio of émigrés of the American Deep South, now split between New York and London, Algiers synthesizes its eclectic influences, from Nina Simone and PJ Harvey to Suicide and Public Enemy, into frightening new forms.

Algiers also announced tour dates, including a run of shows with Interpol in the spring. The band will tour the United States extensively later this year.

track listing :
1. Remains
2. Claudette
3. And When You Fall
4. Blood
5. Old Girl
6. Irony. Utility. Pretext
7. But She Was Not Flying
8. Black Eunuch
9. Games
10. In Parallax
11. 11

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Tour Dates
April 18 – Record Store Day – Rough Trade On Tour, Point Éphémère, Paris, FR
April 22 – Power Lunches, London, UK
May 7 – The National, Richmond VA*
May 8 – The Ritz, Raleigh NC*
May 11 – The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
May 12 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN*
May 13 – The Fillmore, Detroit MI*
May 15 – Bogarts, Cincinatti OH*
May 16 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA*

* supporting Interpol

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Premiere : Tobias Jesso Jr. – “Without You”

By The Management on Thursday, March 5th, 2015

(photo by Titia Hahne)

On the heels of last week’s performance on “The Tonight Show”, Tobias Jesso Jr. has released a new track off his upcoming debut LP, ‘Goon’ (out 3/17 via True Panther Sounds). “Without You” was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and features Danielle Haim on drums.

Tune in on March 16th to see Tobias perform “Without You” on TBS’ “Conan”.

Tobias will launch his first ever headlining tour later this month, which includes a run of SXSW performances, and two sold out NYC shows (March 26 at Mercury Lounge, March 27 at Baby’s All Right).

Tour Dates:
Sunday, March 22 - The Drake, Toronto ON, CA
Tuesday, March 24 – Sixth & I, Washington DC
Wednesday, March 25 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, March 26 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Friday, March 27 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, March 28 – Middle East Upstairs, Boston MA
Monday, March 30 – Electric Owl, Vancouver BC, CA
Tuesday, March 31 – Barboza, Seattle WA
Wednesday, April 1 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Friday, April 3 – Brick + Mortar, San Francisco CA
Saturday, April 4 – The Echo (early show), Los Angeles

Pre-order ‘Goon’ below:

TPS store: http://smarturl.it/TobiasGoon_LP – comes w/ a bonus flexi-disc
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TobiasGoon
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Tobias_Goon
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/Tobias_Goon_gp

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Coming May 18 On True Panther Sounds : Tanlines’ ‘Highlights’

By The Management on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

(photo by Autumn De Wilde)

On March 18 (Europe) and 19 (North America), True Panther Sounds is releasing ‘Highlights’, the 2nd album from New York’s Tanlines. The duo of Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm worked with producers Patrick Ford and Chris Taylor in Los Angeles and NYC respectively.

The album’s first single, “Slipping Away”, premiered via SiriusXM’s XMU earlier today, and is available for free download for the next week by signing up for the mailing list at Tanlinesinternet.com. Pre-order details for ‘Highlights’ can be found below.

tracklisting :

1. Pieces
2. Slipping Away
3. Palace
4. Two Thousand Miles
5. Invisible Ways
6. Bad Situations
7. Running Still
8. Thinking
9. If You Stay
10. Darling Dreamer

‘Highlights’,the band’s first collection of new material since their critically-lauded 2012 debut, ‘Mixed Emotion’s began in a basement in Pittsburgh and ended in a church in Brooklyn. It trades world music sounds (as heard through YouTube) for a more alive, realized approach, the result of Emm and Cohen knowing they wanted to break from their ‘two guys, one screen’ writing style. And even if they had wanted to rely on old methods, they couldn’t: when they sat down to write Highlights in Emm’s childhood home in Pittsburgh, their computer blew up, quite literally, “with a burst of sparks and clouds of smoke. Whatever had just happened felt like some kind of omen,” says Emm.

Stranded without the samples and sounds that had previously defined their musical palette, they spent the rest of the week in Pittsburgh writing songs the old-fashioned way — with a guitar and drums. They found themselves falling back on facility they’d gained with their instruments over the previous two years of touring, and an alternative, simpler process evolved, one that set the tone for Highlights immediately.

Influenced by their time spent on the road touring in support of ‘Mixed Emotions’, they reached for the sounds of 90’s New York hip-hop drums, Detroit techno synths, and lots and lots of guitars. The result could almost be called an homage to the sonics of America, if that sort of phrase wouldn’t make the band cringe. Instead, let’s just call ‘Highlights’ “the album where things started making more sense.”

The following shows in NYC and Los Angeles go on sale this Friday at noon eastern :

Thursday, May 14 - Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Monday, May 18 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA

Pre-order “Highlights’ from the following :

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Interpol : “Everything Is Wrong” Video, New North American Dates, New 7″

By Gerard on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

We’re pleased to share the latest video from Interpol’s 5th album, ‘El Pintor, the Paul Banks/Carlos Puga directed “Everything Is Wrong”. It would probably be an exaggeration to say this clip depicts the typical day in New York City for Paul, Daniel and Sam, but only a slight exaggeration.

On Record Store Day (Saturday, April 18) we’ll be releasing a 7″ of “Everything Is Wrong” b/w “What Is What” featuring cover art by Shepard Fairey (shown below) :

Here’s a long list of recently confirmed North American shows, including reschedule dates for the Northeastern shows that were postponed during December’s blizzard.

Wednesday, April, 8 – Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ
Thursday, April, 9 – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, San Diego CA
Friday, April, 10 – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio CA
Wednesday, April, 15 – The Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
Friday, April, 17 – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio CA
Tuesday, April, 21 – Warfield Theatre, San Francisco CA
Thursday, May, 7 – The National, Richmond VA
Friday, May, 8 – The Ritz, Raleigh NC
http://www.crowdsurge.com/store/index.php?storeid=1337&menu=detail&eventid=45865&client_url=http%3A%2F%2Finterpolnyc.com%2Fshows%2F
Friday, May, 8 – Sunday, May, 10 – Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Monday May, 11 – The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Tuesday May, 12 – Egyptian Room – Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Wednesday, May, 13 – The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit MI
http://www.crowdsurge.com/store/index.php?storeid=1337&menu=detail&eventid=45869&client_url=http%3A%2F%2Finterpolnyc.com%2Fshows%2F
Friday, May, 15 – Bogart’s, Cincinnati OH
Saturday, May, 16 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA
Monday, July, 20 – State Theatre, Portland ME
Tuesday, July, 21 – Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn NY
http://www.crowdsurge.com/store/index.php?storeid=1337&menu=detail&eventid=45872&client_url=http%3A%2F%2Finterpolnyc.com%2Fshows%2F
Thursday, July, 23 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, July, 25 – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia PA
Monday, July, 27 – The NorVa, Norfolk VA
Tuesday, July, 28 – Echostage, Washington DC
Wednesday, July, 29 – Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Friday, July, 31 – Metropolis, Montreal QC

Order ‘El Pintor’ from the following :
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
iTunes
Amazon
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Target

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Interpol YouTube channel

Stream : Belle and Sebastian – ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ Album Premiere Via NPR First Listen

By Gerard on Monday, January 12th, 2015

(photo by Søren Solkær)

“At times like these,” declared The Mail On Sunday’s Graeme Thomson, “you realize that if Belle and Sebastian cease to exist they would create a vacuum no other band would be capable of filling.” Man, what a horrible thing to contemplate! Last night at midnight, NPR First Listen offered a premiere of the new Belle and Sebastian album, ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’. NPR’s Steve Thompson took a different tact, instead of scaring the daylights out of us, he argues ‘Girls In Peacetime’, “feels personal, lived-in and universal,” (“with 12 songs stretching out for more than an hour, ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ allows Belle And Sebastian’s music to shimmer and breathe”).

While’s there’s more tour dates forthcoming, today we can share some photos of the deluxe vinyl box set edition of ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ as well as the 5 badges that come with any orders that come direct from The Matador Store ;

PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)
Newbury Comics (limited clear vinyl edition)

Tour Dates

2015
Monday January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Monday March 30 -House Of Blues, Boston MA*
Wednesday April 1-Massey Hall, Toronto ONT*
Thursday April 2 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI*
Friday April 3 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, April 4 – Overture Hall, Madison WI *
Saturday, April 11 – Coachella Festival, Indio CA
Saturday, April 18 – Coachella Festival, Indio CA
Sunday May 3 - St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 - Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 - City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 – Sound City, Liverpool, England
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

(* -Honeyblood supporting March 30 – April 4)

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‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
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STREAM : Belle and Sebastian – “The Cat WIth The Cream”

By Gerard on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

A day after Belle and Sebastian’s participation in April’s Coachella Festival was confirmed (see tour dates below), The Line Of Best Fit premiered the third song culled from the forthcoming, ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’, “The Cat With The Cream”.

(if you’re in Germany, please click here instead)

‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ is out January 19.

PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
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Tour Dates

2015
Monday January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Monday March 30 -House Of Blues, Boston MA*
Wednesday April 1-Massey Hall, Toronto ONT*
Thursday April 2 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI*
Friday April 3 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, April 4 – Overture Hall, Madison WI *
Saturday, April 11 – Coachella Festival, Indio CA
Saturday, April 18 – Coachella Festival, Indio CA
Sunday May 3 - St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 - Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 - City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 – Sound City, Liverpool, England
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

(* -Honeyblood supporting March 30 – April 4)

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VIDEO : Belle and Sebastian – “Nobody’s Empire”

By The Management on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

above : “Nobody’s Empire”, the second video from the forthcoming Belle and Sebastian album, ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’, out January 19. The video was directed by Blair Young and Stuart Murdoch, with many thank and much love to all the fans who submitted their own video clips for this project. Additional clips come from the Scottish Screen Archive at the National Library of Scotland and from the Prelinger Archives.

photography by Søren Solkær

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)

Tour Dates

2015
Monday January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Monday March 30 -House Of Blues, Boston MA*
Wednesday April 1-Massey Hall, Toronto ONT*
Thursday April 2 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI*
Friday April 3 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, April 4 – Overture Hall, Madison WI *
Sunday May 3 - St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 - Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 - City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 – Sound City, Liverpool, England
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

(* -Honeyblood supporting March 30 – April 4)

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Coming In January : LP Reissues Of Chavez’ ‘Ride The Fader’ & ‘Gone Glimmering’

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

(photo : Jesse Peretz)

Here at Matador Records and Filmworks, we’ve long lived by the credo established by our founder, Chris Lombardi, who once declared, “give the people what they want. Especially if it’s easily accomplished and/or lucrative for us.” And with that in mind, we have listened to the pleas and threats of YOU, the music fans still devoted to paying for physical goods, and can finally announce that after 12 long years in the out-of-print wilderness, we’re reissuing both of Chavez’ Matador albums on vinyl on January 20, 2015

(“Break Up Your Band”, from ‘Gone Glimmering’, directed by Scott Marshall)

“It’s not like we’re out to desconstruct rock, but when we started the band, we had an agreement that we wouldn’t play anything that sounded like something we’d heard before.” – MATT SWEENEY (speaking to Billboard in 1996)

“For me, Chavez was this perfect creative beast. We had all these annoyingly strong ideas about what we wanted to do, and we did them. We did them exactly.”
– CLAY TARVER (speaking to The New York Times Magazine in 2011)

(“Unreal Is Here”, from ‘Ride The Fader’, directed by Clay Tarver and Scott Marshall)

The quartet of Tarver, Sweeney and crack rhythm section James Lo and Scott Masciarelli never quite broke up — they just take many years inbetween gigs (and many more years making us wait for a third album). But there’s an awful lot to be said for leaving a flawless recorded legacy behind, and 1995′s ‘Gone Glimmering’ and 1996′s ‘Ride The Fader’ are unbeatable slabs of thinking-person’s loud rock from an era where such sounds were not in short supply. To say both albums have grown in stature and influence years after their release would not be an exaggeration, but that’s precisely why we’re taking brutal advantage of the situation at this very moment.

Preorder from The Matador Store :
‘Gone Glimmering’
‘Ride The Fader’

(via Amazon :
‘Gone Glimmering’
‘Ride The Fader’

VIDEO : Belle and Sebastian – “The Party Line”

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Following last month’s (sanctioned) leak of the first track from the upcoming Belle and Sebastian album, ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’, here’s Michael LeBlanc + Scott Cudmore‘s video for  “The Party Line”, unveiled this morning (or afternoon, depending on your location).

(photo by Søren Solkær)

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)

TOUR DATES:
2014
Tuesday, October 28 – Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, UK – Tickets
Wednesday, October 29 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhll-On-Sea
Friday, October 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France

2015
Monday January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Monday March 30 -House Of Blues, Boston MA
Wednesday April 1-Massey Hall, Toronto ONT
Thursday April 2 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI
Friday April 3 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Sunday May 3 - St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 - Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 - City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 – Sound City, Liverpool, England
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

Belle and Sebastian - official site
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Stream : Tobias Jesso Jr. – “Hollywood”

By Gerard on Monday, November 17th, 2014

(photo by James Marshall)

On the heels of an instantly sold-out subscription flexi disc series and a wildly acclaimed appearance at Pitchfork Paris, new True Panther Sounds signing Tobias Jesso Jr. (Vancouver, B.C.) has released his first bona fide studio effort, “Hollywood”, produced by former Girls member J.R. White, streaming now at YouTube and available today via iTunes and Amazon.

The debut album from Tobias Jesso Jr. will be out next Spring and features production assistance from White, The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Haim, Sky Ferreira).

Tobias Jesso Jr. supports Foxygen at Los Angeles’ Roxy on January 2.  Tickets are available here.

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Body/Head – New 7″, East Coast Dates This Week, Melbourne In January

By Gerard on Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Just a reminder that earlier this week we released a new 7″ from Kim Gordon and Bill Nace’s Body/Head, “The Show Is Over” b/w “The Canyon”. It’s in stores now or available direct from Matador.

In addition, Body/Head have a series of Eastern USA appearances starting this week, following by a performance at Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain Festival in January :

Thursday, November 6 – Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (with Nate Young’s Regressive Nightmare, Steve Baczkowoski)
Friday, November, 7 – Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (with Nate Young’s Regressive Nightmare, Vanessa Rossetto)
Saturday, November, 8 – Boston Hassle Fest 6, Cusine En Local, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 15 – Kings Barcade, Raleigh NC (a benefit for NARAL Pro Choice NC)
Saturday, January, 24 – Sugar Mountain Festival, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne AUS

Belle and Sebastian – “The Party Line” (from ‘ ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’), New North America & UK 2015 Dates

By The Management on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The people’s republic of Belle and Sebastian is on the move again, taking
its message of responsible pop music in a revolutionary age to lands far and
near.

A little bit older, but no wiser, maturing like a fine wine ought to, our
love for music, and the chance to lay it on your tender ear, is not
diminished.

We will pop you. – Stuart Murdoch

 

“The Party LIne” – from ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’, out January 19/20, 2015.

New North American dates in Boston, Toronto, Royal Oak, MI and Chicago have just been confirmed for next Spring, as well as 11 new shows in Wales and England ; tickets go on sale tomorrow (see the updated schedule below).

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)

TOUR DATES:
2014
Tuesday, October 28 – Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, UK – Tickets
Wednesday, October 29 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhll-On-Sea
Friday, October 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France

2015
Monday January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Monday March 30 -House Of Blues, Boston MA (on sale now)
Wednesday April 1-Massey Hall, Toronto ONT (presale starts at 1pm eastern, Friday October 31)
Thursday April 2 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI (tickets on sale at noon eastern, Friday October 31)
Friday April 3 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL (tickets on sale now)
Sunday May 3 - St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 - Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 - City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland (NOTE : 16 years after Belle and Sebastian curated the first All Tomorrow’s Parties at Camber Sands)

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Coming December 2 : Yo La Tengo’s ‘Extra Painful’ 2XLP / 2XCD

By Gerard on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014



“Anyone who ever said they liked our older records more than ‘Painful’, I just told them they’re wrong.”
–Ira Kaplan

(“From A Motel Six”, directed by Hal Hartley)

1994 marked a number of huge world events ; OJ Simpson emerged from football retirement to claim the headlines in a most unfortunate manner. John Starks missed somewhere in the range of 300 shots en route to the Houston Rockets defeating the New York Knicks in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. CIA officer Aldrich Ames was charged with spying for the Russians, and figure skating’s Tonya Harding put her own special spin on the phrase “lead pipe cinch”. Still, all of the above incidents are mostly forgotten in history, completely overshadowed by the prior year’s release of Yo La Tengo‘s first album for the Matador label, ‘Painful’, a record Spin’s Rob Sheffield called, “the album that keeps every promise Yo La Tengo ever made, full of ravishing, wraithlink melodies around scruffy guitars that clang around your head like sneakers in the dryer…when a bunch of weird sounds add up to a masterpiece as casually majestic as Painful, well, ‘genius’ isn’t even the word, is it?”

(“Big Day Coming”, directed by Phil Morrison)

On December 2, we’ll be reissuing this important highlight in the Yo La Tengo and Matador catalogs in deluxe double LP and double CD editions, dubbed ‘Extra Painful’, with the contents broken down as follows :

TRACKLISTINGS

Painful:
1. Big Day Coming
2. From A Motel 6
3. Double Dare
4. Superstar-Watcher
5. Nowhere Near
6. Sudden Organ
7. A Worrying Thing
8. I Was A Fool Beside You For Too Long
9. The Whole Of The Law
10. Big Day Coming
11. I Heard You Looking

Extra Painful:
1. Nowhere Near (demo)
2. From A Motel 6 (live acoustic)
3. Tunnel Vision (unreleased instrumental demo)
4. Sudden Organ (demo)
5. Smart Window (unreleased Painful session)
6. Big Day Coming (live acoustic)
7. Slow Learner (unreleased demo)
8. Double Dare (demo)
9. A Worrying Thing (demo)
10. I Heard You Looking (live)

Shaker 7″:
A: Shaker
B: For Shame Of Doing Wrong [8-Track Version - the CD single contained a different
version which is on the download coupon]

Formats:

1. Double LP + 7″ + download coupon with extra tracks
2. Double CD + download coupon with extra tracks
3. Digital release is regular and bonus disc tracks, does NOT include download coupon

bonus tracks

Vinyl:
Disc 1: The original ‘Painful’ album (not remastered)
Disc 2: ‘Extra Painful’ – the bonus tracks
7″: “Shaker” / “For Shame Of Doing Wrong” – exact reproduction of the original single
Download coupon: all the album tracks + 15 additional extra bonus tracks

Packaging: Double LP + 7″ (in picture sleeve) with ephemera, photos, reproduction of
original ‘band-aid’ sticker, the first ‘YLT Gazette’ in 14 years, liner notes by the band and semi-trusted advisers.

CD:
Disc 1: As on vinyl
Disc 2: As on vinyl
Download coupon: includes the 2 tracks from the “Shaker” 7″ as well as the 15 extra bonus tracks


Preorder the LP or CD editions today from The Matador Store
and enter to win tickets to Yo La Tengo’s 30th Anniversary shows at NYC’s Town Hall plus copies of every currently in-print Yo La Tengo LP.

Yo La Tengo live :

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller”:
10/29 State Theatre, Portland ME
10/30 Flynn Center, Burlington VT
11/07 Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans LA
11/12 PuSh Festival, Vancouver BC

11/09 Fun Fun Fun Fest, Auditorium Shores, Austin TX

30th Anniversary Shows
12/03 Town Hall, NY NY  w/ Antietam 
12/04 Town Hall, NY NY  w/ The Feelies
12/05 9:30 Club, Washington DC  w/ Lambchop
12/06 Trocadero, Philadelphia PA  w/ Antietam

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New Release Tuesday : Thurston Moore – The Best Day 2XLP/CD/digital album

By Gerard on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Just a reminder – the new Thurston Moore album, ‘The Best Day’, proclaimed by the A/V Club’s Chris Mincher to be “a palpably invigorated blend of brawny, sprawling guitar rock and meditative arrangements” is available today throughout North America (everywhere else yesterday) — direct order details and updated tour dates are found below.

Thurston Moore Band on tour :

Tuesday, October 21 – Brooklyn NY –St. Vitus (with PCPC) (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 22 -Cambridge MA — The Sinclair
Thursday, October 23 0-Hamden CT — The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Friday, October 24- Pawtucket RI — The Met
Saturday, October 25- Philadelphia PA — Boot & Saddle
Sunday, October 26 – Brooklyn NY — Rough Trade NYC
Thursday, October 30 – Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
Friday, October 31 – BIME Festival, Bilbao Spain
Sunday, November 2 – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Monday, November 3 – Antoniano (seated), Bologna, Italy
Tuesday, November 4 – Komplex Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, November 5 – Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Friday, November 7 – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
Saturday, November 8 – Fleece, Bristol, UK
Sunday, November 9 – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 11 – Art School, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, November 12 – Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Saturday, November 15 – Crossing Border Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Sunday, November 16 – Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday, November 18 – Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany
Wednesday, November 19 – Ampere, Munich, Germany

Order ‘The Best Day’ from The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon

(in Japan, ‘The Best Day’ will be available from Hostess)

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VIDEO : Thurston Moore – “Speak To The Wild”

By Gerard on Monday, October 20th, 2014

(if you’re based in Germany, you can watch the video here)

Thurston Moore’s new album, ‘The Best Day’ hits shelves throughout Europe today (North America tomorrow), touted yesterday by The Observer’s Kitty Empire as “a madeleine of a record” (“both comforting and discomfiting, ‘The Best Day’ recalls prime Sonic Youth, when their tense experimental attitude dovetailed with often sour but instantly accessible pop melodies”) and with that, here’s a video for the monumental “Speak To The Wild”, directed by Santiago Mostyn.

“I have the image of a character, a woman who could be a mother (slightly older, slightly wilder, like a silent Jenny Wilson) carrying a large and alien precious object into the forest and sequestering it there. It would be a narrative trajectory but with sublime interruptions – the cavity where she stashes the object filling with gold, painted figures following her through the trees, DIY-Kurosawa style.” – Santiago Mostyn

The Thurston Moore Band will be in session later this afternoon on WNYC‘s “Soundcheck” ; listen here at 2pm eastern.

Thurston Moore Band on tour :

Tuesday, October 21 – Brooklyn NY –St. Vitus (with PCPC) (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 22 -Cambridge MA — The Sinclair
Thursday, October 23 0-Hamden CT — The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Friday, October 24- Pawtucket RI — The Met
Saturday, October 25- Philadelphia PA — Boot & Saddle
Sunday, October 26 – Brooklyn NY — Rough Trade NYC
Friday, October 31 – BIME Festival, Bilbao Spain
Sunday, November 2 – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Monday, November 3 – Antoniano (seated), Bologna, Italy
Tuesday, November 4 – Komplex Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, November 5 – Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Friday, November 7 – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
Saturday, November 8 – Fleece, Bristol, UK
Sunday, November 9 – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 11 – Art School, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, November 12 – Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Saturday, November 15 – Crossing Border Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Sunday, November 16 – Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday, November 18 – Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany
Wednesday, November 19 – Ampere, Munich, Germany

Order The Best Day from The Matador Store
iTunes (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly)
Amazon (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly).

(in Japan, ‘The Best Day’ will be available from Hostess)

Thurston Moore – Facebook, Twitter