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Interpol : Stream ‘El Pintor’ via NPR’s First Listen / Bowery Ballroom Show, Sept. 4

By Gerard on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

(photo by Gaëlle Beri)

Two full weeks ahead of the September 9 release date, you can stream the new Interpol album, ‘El Pintor’ from start to finish starting today via NPR’s First Listen.

Tracklisting:

1. All the Rage Back Home
2. My Desire
3. Anywhere
4. Same Town, New Story
5. My Blue Supreme
6. Everything Is Wrong
7. Breaker 1
8. Ancient Ways
9. Tidal Wave
10. Twice as Hard

As mentioned last week, Interpol will be performing live from Los Angeles’ Mack Sennett Studios tonight at 10pm eastern. Interpol’s set — hosted by KCRW’s Jason Bentley — will be viewable worldwide at KCRW.com and NPR.org/music, and will be available all NPR affiliates as well.

In addition, the set will be rebroadcast on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on Friday, August 29.

Yesterday, the band announced they’ll be playing New York’s Bowery Ballroom a week from Thursday (September 4) ; tickets go on sale this Thursday (August 28) at noon eastern. This show is completely sold out.

Interpol will be appearing on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman”, Tuesday night, September 9.

Updated tour dates :

Thursday, September 4 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY (SOLD OUT)
Monday, September, 15 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
Wednesday, September, 17 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Saturday, September, 20 – Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Wednesday, September, 24 – House of Blues, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September, 26 – The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, September, 27 – Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September, 29 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
Tuesday, September, 30 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Thursday, October, 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX
Friday, October, 3 – House of Blues, Houston TX (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October, 4 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 5 – Stubb’s, Austin TX
Tuesday, October, 7 – House of Blues, New Orleans LA
Thursday, October, 9 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN
Saturday, October, 11 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Thursday, November, 6 – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
Friday, November, 7 – House of Blues, Orlando FL
Saturday, November, 8 – Fillmore, Miami FL
Monday, November, 10 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, November, 11 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Wednesday, November 12 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, November, 14 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November, 17 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
Tuesday, November, 18 – Kool Haus, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, November, 20 – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, November, 21 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 22 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November, 24 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November, 26 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, November, 29 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November, 30 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the following :

iTunes
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
Amazon
Google Play

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

Fucked Up : Two New 7″‘s For Mail Order / North American Tour Update

By Gerard on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

After losing some boxes of merch somewhere on the I-10 (IT’S A LONG STORY), Fucked Up roll into LA’s El Rey Theatre tonight, kicking off another 14 shows in support of album-of-the-year-candidate ‘Glass Boys’. In addition, there’s new 7″ singles for “Paper The House” and “Sun Glass” available at the shows and directly from The Matador Store :

“Sun Glass”
“Paper The House”

Tour Dates :

Friday, August, 21 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA* (TONIGHT)
Saturday, August, 22 Glasshouse, Pomona CA*
Sunday, August, 23 Casbah, San Diego CA
Friday, September, 6 Irving Plaza, New York NY^
Saturday, September, 7 Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
Friday, September, 19 Louis’, Saskatoon SK, Canada
Saturday, September, 20 Pawn Shop Edmonton AB, Canada#
Sunday, September, 21 Republik, Calgary AB, Canada#
Monday, September, 22 The Exchange, Regina SK, Canada#
Tuesday, September, 23 WECC, Winnipeg MB, Canada#
Wednesday, September, 24 Crocks, Thunder Bay ON, Canada#
Thursday, September, 25 TBA, Sudbury ON, Canada
Friday, September, 26 The Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada
Saturday, September, 27 The Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#

^ w/ Speedy Ortiz and Give
* w/ Tijuana Panther
# w/ Alvvays
% w/ S.H.I.T.
$ w/ Vag Halen and New Fries

order ‘Glass Boys’ from the following :
iTunes
Amazon
The Matador Store

(‘Glass Boys’ is available in Canada via Arts & Crafts)

Coming October 21 : Thurston Moore’s ‘The Best Day’

By Gerard on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

(photo by Phil Sharp)

On October 21, Matador will be releasing the latest solo album from Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore, ‘The Best Day’. Recorded in London with his new band — featuring guitarist James Sedwards (Nøught), bassist Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine) and SY drummer Steve Shelley, ‘The Best Day’ is a staggeringly confident, expansive work, one that not only rivals much of Moore’s past work, but also suggests his relocation to England has inspired a creative rebirth of sorts. Keep in mind, we’re already dealing with one of the harder working, prolific characters in modern music, rock or otherwise.

(NOTE : viewers in Germany can click here)

The newly dubbed Thurston Moore Band will be playing dates in Europe, UK, and North America, including Riot Fest in Denver, Chicago and Toronto as well as a West coast run with Sebadoh (all dates are below).

The Best Day Track Listing:
1. Speak To The Wild
2. Forevermore
3. Tape
4. The Best Day
5. Vocabularies
6. Grace Lake
7. Germs Burn

Preorders :
The Matador Store (autographed posters with the first 100 LP orders)
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)

tour dates :

8/21– Portugal — Parades De Coura Festival
8/23 — Pully-Laussane, Switzerland — For Noise Festival
8/24 — Paris, France – Rock en Seine
8/29 — Birmingham, UK — Moseley Folk Festival (solo 12 string performance)
9/4 — Raleigh, NC — Hopscotch Music Festival
9/7 — Toronto, ON — Riot Fest
9/11 – RIfflandia, Victoria BC
9/14 — Chicago, IL — Riot Fest
9/14 — Chicago, IL — Riot Fest after show @ Double Door w/ Mudhoney
10/2 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir
10/3 — Vancouver, BC — Biltmore Cabaret*
10/4 — Seattle, WA – Neumo’s *
10/7 — San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall *
10/8 — Santa Cruz, CA — The Catalyst Atrium *
10/9 — Santa Barbara, CA — Soho Restaurant & Music Club *
10/10 — Los Angeles, CA — Echoplex *
10/11 — Santa, Ana, CA — Constellation Room *
10/21 — Brooklyn, NY — St. Vitus (on sale noon, Friday)
10/22 — Cambridge, MA — The Sinclair (on sale, noon, Friday)
10/23 — Hamden, CT — The Ballroom at The Outer Space (on sale noon, Friday)
10/24 — Pawtucket, RI — The Met (on sale noon, Friday)
10/25 — Philadelphia, PA — Boot & Saddle (on sale noon, Friday)
10/26 — Brooklyn, NY — Rough Trade NYC (on sale noon, Friday)

* – with Sebadoh

Thurston Moore – Facebook, Twitter

STREAM : The Young’s ‘Chrome Cactus’ via Spotify/Noisey

By Gerard on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

While at least one observer has declared The Young’s 3rd album, “HIGHWAY RECORD OF THE SUMMER” (“two guitars peel each other’s skins in empathy, acoustics are layered over top of wuzzy crunch and the groove is cinched,”), we’re pretty adamant the Austin quartet’s latest is a stone killer even if you’re at a desk, comfy chair or riding the subway. You can find out for yourself starting today, as Spotify and Noisey are streaming ‘Chrome Cactus’ in advance of the August 25 release date.

Though the band’s next batch of US touring kicks off August 29 in Los Angeles, Austin residents have the following events coming up in the next several days ;

1) LISTENING SESH :

Wednesday night, August 20, Austin’s Whetstone Audio (2401 E 6th Street) will be playing the ‘Chrome Cactus’ LP from start to finish thru via DeVore Orangutan 0/96 speakers, the Line Magnetic 219ia integrated amp and Rega’s RP-10 turntable with a Dynavector Te Kaitora Rua cartridge. THIS IS NOT RADIO HUT. Smiling (?) label functionaries (functionary?) will hand out the beers.

2) WATERLOO INSTORE

Monday, August 25 at 5pm, The Young will be performing live at Austin’s Waterloo Records, with refreshments provided by Austin Beerworks. A special edition of the ‘Chrome Cactus’ LP featuring a limited 12″ X 12″ screen print will be available at this instore.

3) LIVE AT HOTEL VEGAS

Thursday, September 4, The Young are headlining Hotel Vegas with a carefully curated bill featuring Breakout, Crooked Bangs & Slow.

Preorder ‘Chrome Cactus’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes (receive “Metal Flake” and “Cry Of Tin” instantly)
Amazon:
Amazon MP3

Tour Dates
Friday, August, 29 – Los Globos, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, August, 30 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August, 31 – 1234Go Records, Oakland CA^
Thursday, September, 4 – Hotel Vegas, Austin TX
Friday, September, 5 – Bottletree, Birmingham AL
Saturday, September, 6 – 529, Atlanta GA
Sunday, September, 7 – Pinhook, Durham NC
Monday, September, 8 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC%
Tuesday, September, 9 – DC9, Washington DC
Wednesday, September, 10 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, September, 11 – Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
Friday, September, 12 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Saturday, September, 13 – O’Brien’s Pub, Boston MA
Sunday, September, 14 – Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada
Monday, September, 15 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ON, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH&
Wednesday, September, 17 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH&
Thursday, September, 18 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Friday, September, 19 – Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis TN
Saturday, September, 20 – Foundry Beer Garden, Dallas TX, FREE SHOW#

*w/ Milk ‘N’ Cookies,The Lamps and Gun Outfit
^w/ Rat Columns and Violent Change
%w/ Potty Mouth
&w/ So Cow
# w/ Radioactivity

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Interpol – “Ancient Ways”

By Gerard on Monday, August 18th, 2014

(photo by Eliot Lee Hazel)

“Ancient Ways” is the 2nd song we’ve made available in advance of Interpol’s forthcoming 5th album, ‘El Pintor’ (September 9). In addition to the previously confirmed North American dates, new shows in Vancouver, Chicago, New York and Washington DC have recently been announced. The full list is below, with the tour kicking off this Wednesday night in Tempe :

Wednesday, August, 20 – The Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ
Thursday, August, 21 – Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas NV
Saturday, August, 23 – FYF Fest, LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park, Los Angeles CA
Monday, September, 15 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
Wednesday, September, 17 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Saturday, September, 20 – Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Wednesday, September, 24 – House of Blues, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September, 26 – The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, September, 27 – Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September, 29 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
Tuesday, September, 30 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Thursday, October, 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX
Friday, October, 3 – House of Blues, Houston TX (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October, 4 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October, 7 – House of Blues, New Orleans LA
Thursday, October, 9 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN
Saturday, October, 11 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Thursday, November, 6 – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
Friday, November, 7 – House of Blues, Orlando FL
Saturday, November, 8 – Fillmore, Miami FL
Monday, November, 10 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, November, 11 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Wednesday, November 12 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, November, 14 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November, 17 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
Tuesday, November, 18 – Kool Haus, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, November, 20 – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, November, 21 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 22 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November, 24 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November, 26 – Terminal 5, New York NY
Saturday, November, 29 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November, 30 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the following :

iTunes:
LP or CD from the Matador store:
Interpol store:
Amazon:
Google Play:

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

The New Pornographers – ‘Brill Bruisers’ LP (limited edition paint-splattered vinyl)

By Gerard on Friday, July 18th, 2014

A limited edition, multi-colored paint splattered version of the upcoming New Pornographers ‘Brill Bruisers’ LP is available through the Matador and New Pornographers webstores. Preorder the limited edition LP and receive a 3D poster and 3D glasses (while supplies and/or the mania for all things 3D lasts)

VIDEO : Lower – “Tradition”

By Gerard on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The good folks at Consequence Of Sound have posted a longish interview with Lower drummer Anton Rothstein, along with premiering the above clip, a performance of “Tradition” (studio version found on ‘Seek Lower Climes’, out next Tuesday, June 17 on LP, CD and digital formats). If you’re inclined, you can stream ‘Seek Lower Climes’ from start to finish at Pitchfork Advance.

Preorder from iTunes BUY LINKS:
Preorder on LP or CD from the Matador Store: (first pressing of the LP on white vinyl, includes a Lower pin, MP3 download card)

Upcoming European dates after the jump :

Thu. June 12 – Monarch – Berlin, DE
Fri. June 13 – OT301 – Amsterdam, NL
Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)

Coming August 26 : The New Pornographers’ ‘Brill Bruisers’

By Gerard on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014


“This is a celebration record. After periods of difficulty, I am at a place where nothing in my life is dragging me down and the music reflects that. We wanted Xanadu and we wanted Sigue Sigue Sputnik, which translated into sparklier and faster.” – A.C. Newman

(photo : Chris Buck)

On August 26, we’ll be releasing the first new album in 4 years from The New Pornographers, the John Collins / AC Newman produced ‘Brill Bruisers’ on LP, CD and digital formats. The octet of Newman, Collins, Neko Case, Dan Bejar, Blaine Thurier, Katheryn Calder, Kurt Dahle and Todd Fancey recorded in Woodstock and Vancouver (with additional portions done in Brooklyn, Austin and Vermont) from 2013-14 and have emerged with the boldest & brightest work in their unbeaten run. The album’s titular track, “Brill Bruisers” premieres today here (and at the top of this post)

track listing :

1. Brill Bruisers
2. Champions Of Red Wine
3. Fantasy Fools
4. War On The East Coast
5. Backstairs
6. Marching Orders
7. Another Drug Deal Of The Heart
8. Born With A Sound
9. Wide Eyes
10. Dancehall Domine
11. Spidyr
12. Hi-Rise
13. You Tell Me Where

A limited edition multi-colored paint splattered version of the LP is available through the Matador and New Pornographers webstores. Pre-order the limited edition LP and receive a 3D poster and 3D glasses (while supplies last)

Pre-order on iTunes and receive the following :
today : “Brill Bruisers”
At later dates in July receive “War On The East Coast” and “Dancehall Domine” (exact dates for these are TBC)

Dates including headlining shows at LA’s Wiltern and NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom are found after the jump, in addition to festival appearances at Toronto’s Riot Fest and Austin’s Fun Fun Fun :

July 18-20 Pemberton Music Festival Pemberton, BC
August 29-31 Sonic Boom Festival Edmonton, AB
August 31 Edmonton Northlands Edmonton, AB
September 6 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
September 6-7 Riot Fest Toronto, ON
October 5 & 6 The Showbox Seattle, WA
October 8 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
October 9 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
October 10 Knitting Factory Salt Lake City, UT
October 11 Gothic Theatre Denver, CO
October 13 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
October 14 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
October 15 Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace Pioneertown, CA
October 17 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
October 18 North Park Theatre San Diego, CA
November 4 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
November 5 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
November 6 Buckhead Theatre Atlanta, GA
November 7 Civic Theatre New Orleans, LA
November 7-9 Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin, TX
November 10 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
November 11 Slowdown Omaha, NE
November 13 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
November 14 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
November 15 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
November 17 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY
November 19 House of Blues Boston, MA
November 20 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
November 21 9:30 Club Washington, DC
November 23 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC

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Coming September 9 : Interpol – El Pintor

By Gerard on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

(photo by Eliot Lee Hazel)

On September 9, we’ll be releasing INTERPOL‘s first new album in 4 years, ‘El Pintor’ on LP, compact disc and all digital formats in North, Central and South America (Soft Limit will be handling the rest of the world). Recorded at Electric Lady Studios and Atomic Sound in New York City with engineer James Brown, the band’s fifth album – taut and epic in equal measure – finds Interpol recharged, and ready to reclaim their mantle as one of the planet’s best. ‘El Pintor’’s songs (track listing below) were written and produced by Interpol, with Daniel Kessler playing guitar & piano, Samuel Fogarino on drums, and Paul Banks on vocals, guitars, and taking over bass duties for the first time. The album also features contributions from The Secret Machines’ Brandon Curtis (keyboards), Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (Beck, Air) playing keyboards on “Tidal Wave,” and Rob Moose (Bon Iver) playing violin and viola on “Twice as Hard.” ‘El Pintor’ was mixed by Alan Moulder at Assault and Battery Studios, and mastered by Greg Calbi.

(making of ‘El Pintor’ clip directed by Adam Levite)

‘El Pintor’ track listing :

1. All the Rage Back Home
2. My Desire
3. Anywhere
4. Same Town, New Story
5. My Blue Supreme
6. Everything is Wrong
7. Breaker 1
8. Ancient Ways
9. Tidal Wave
10. Twice as Hard

Interpol will be touring all summer, with festival performances including Governors Ball (this weekend), Lollapalooza, FYF Fest, Austin City Limits Festival, Glastonbury, and Roskilde already confirmed. They’ll be back on the road this fall with more dates to be announced soon.

Preorder from The Matador Store for an exclusive white vinyl version of the LP with alternate art, accompanied by a limited-edition 12”x12” silkscreen print on very fine cardstock (while supplies last)

(Note: exclusive white vinyl LP with alternate art will also be available at your local independent record store)

Preorder on iTunes and receive an exclusive bonus track on release date plus an early download of “All The Rage Back Home” in mid-July.

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the Interpol store

Interpol On The Web:
Official Site
Facebook
Twitter
Interpol YouTube Channel

VIDEO : Lower – “Soft Option” from ‘Seek Warmer Climes’

By Gerard on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

While Lower are in the midst of their 2nd US tour (dates below, along with additional continental activity), here’s a clip for “Soft Option” (directed by Kristian Emdal) from the forthcoming ‘Seek Warmer Climes’, hitting stores/desktops/minds on June 17.

(download “Soft Option” at Lower’s site)

Pre-order ‘Seek Warmer Climes’ on iTunes, get an instant download of “Lost Weight, Perfect Skin”
Pre-order from Matador : (First pressing of  the LP on white vinyl, includes a Lower pin, MP3 download card)
Listen to “Lost Weight, Perfect Skin” here
Watch a performance of “Bastard Tactics” here

Wed. May 28 – Home Sweet Home – New York, NY
Thu. May 29 – Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, CA
Fri. May 30 – Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
Mon. June 9 – Islington Assembly – London, UK (with Merchandise)
Tue. June 10 – Point Ephemere – Paris, FR (with Merchandise)
Wed. June 11 – KOMMA – Stuttgart/Esslingen, DE
Thu. June 12 – Monarch – Berlin, DE
Fri. June 13 – OT301 – Amsterdam, NL
Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)