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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
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
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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.

Tobias Jesso Jr. - official site
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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)

Belle and Sebastian - official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
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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

Yo La Tengo :
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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)

Thurston Moore – Facebook, Twitter

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

Coming January 19 : Belle and Sebastian’s ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’

By The Management on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

As previously announced, Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 20, 2015 (Jan 19 in the UK and Europe), ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance.’ Today, a peek at the album cover, track listing, and more.

Last week, The Quietus published an interview with Stuart Murdoch and Richard Colburn which gives a hint of what to expect. The album opens with “Nobody’s Empire,” which Stuart said “is absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written.” About the beginnings of his lifelong struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which led to his first forays into songwriting, it is easily one of his most musically and emotionally epic songs.

What it doesn’t indicate is how fun the album is. Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others, the band – who have been listening to things like vintage Detroit techno and Giogio Moroder – have brought a dance-party element (and a disco song about Sylvia Plath) into their gorgeous tales of sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.

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)

TRACK LISTING:
1. Nobody’s Empire
2. Allie
3. The Party Line
4. The Power of Three
5. The Cat with the Cream
6. Enter Sylvia Plath
7. The Everlasting Muse
8. Perfect Couples
9. Ever Had a Little Faith?
10. Play for Today
11. The Book of You
12. Today (This Army’s for Peace)

FORMATS:
- Digital (iTunes purchases include preorder bonus tracks ‘Piggy In The Middle‘ and ‘A Politician’s Silence’)
- CD (with 24 page booklet)
- Vinyl: 2x LP gatefold vinyl
- Box set: Limited edition 4x LP with exclusive bonus tracks, extended mixes and poster

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
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)

Belle and Sebastian - official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

(Via NPR’s “First Listen” and The Guardian) Stream Thurston Moore’s ‘The Best Day’

By Gerard on Monday, October 13th, 2014


(photo by Bebe Labree Besch, taken at last weekend’s KEXP session)

We’re a week away (6 days away in Europe) from the release of Thurston Moore’s hotly anticipated ‘The Best Day’ double LP/CD/digital album, and starting this morning you can stream the album from start to finish via the auspices of NPR’s ‘First Listen’ or from the good people at The Guardian.

Thurston Moore Band on tour :

Tuesday, October 14 – Brooklyn NY — St. Vitus
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

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

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

Thurston Moore – Facebook, Twitter

“Forevermore”, live at Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium

Coming November 4 : Body/Head – “The Show Is Over” b/w “The Canyon”

By Gerard on Thursday, October 9th, 2014

On November 4, we’ll be releasing a new 7″ from Body/Head, the duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace, “The Show Is Over” b/w “The Canyon”.  Preorders are being accepted now at The Matador Store.

While some of you might’ve caught news of Kim’s upcoming book, ‘Girl In A Band : A Memoir’ (Harper/Collins) yesterday, there’s a some upcoming Body/Head dates you might’ve missed in the process :

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, Steve Baczkowoski)
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)

 

 

Out Today (Mostly) : ‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – Belle and Sebastian’s Album Catalog On Vinyl

By Gerard on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Belle and Sebastian’s entire 10 album catalog was reissued today by Matador and if you’ve ordered directly from us, hopefully you’ve got your copies today or shall have ‘em shortly. Unfortunately, due to manufacturing issues, the following titles aren’t in stores yet :

‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’
‘Push Barman To Open Old Wounds’
‘Write About Love’

We’re also out of ‘Third Eye Centre’ but should be getting restocks soon.

Order the full catalog from us and receive a limited edition tote bag (tote bag available individually here)

TOUR DATES:

Tuesday, October 7 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 8 – Civic Space Park, Phoenix AZ
Friday, October, 10 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Sunday, October, 12 – Corona Capital Music Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Friday, October, 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei, Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 - Radio City Music Hall, NYC
Thursday, July 2-Saturday July 4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik

Belle and Sebastian - official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Out Today : Iceage’s ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’

By Gerard on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Just (another) reminder that Iceage’s 3rd album, the hotly anticipated ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ is out today on compact disc and digital formats ; the 3-sided LP version is unfortunately delayed until approximately October 21, but we’ll be shipping ‘em as soon as they arrive.

Orders from the Matador store will include the snazzy Iceage pin depicted above.

In addition to previously announced dates starting this Friday in Philadelphia, Iceage have added a 2nd NYC show next Monday at the Acheron (with Uniform and Cheena). Tickets are available here.

Order ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ from the following :
- The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or 16 page booklet / cd)
- iTunes
- Amazon

Tour dates:

Friday, October 10 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA*
Saturday, October 11 – Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD*
Sunday, October 12 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
Monday, October 13 – Acheron, Brooklyn NY (with Uniform, Cheena)
Wednesday, October 15 – The Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA*
Thursday, October, 16 – Great Scott, Boston MA*$
Friday, October 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada%
Saturday, October 18 – Gabba Hey, Ottatwwa ON, Canada#
Sunday, October 19 – Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#
Tuesday, October 21 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*#
Wednesday, October 22 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL*#
Thursday, October, 23 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN*
Friday, October 24 – Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Saturday, October 25 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS*
Sunday, October 26 – Hi-Dive, Denver CO*
Monday, October 27 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT*
Wednesday, October 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV*
Friday, October 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA*
Saturday, November 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$
Sunday, November 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA*
Monday, November 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA*
Tuesday, November 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ*
Wednesday, November 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM*
Saturday, November 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX
Monday, November 10 – Aveny-T, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, November, 21 – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday, November, 22 – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, November, 23 – Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Monday, November, 24 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, November, 25 – Komma, Esslingen, Germany
Wednesday, November, 26 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November, 27 - Strom, Munich, Germany
Friday, November, 28 – Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday, November, 29 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, November, 30 – Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium
Monday, December, 1 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Tuesday, December 2 – 100 Club, London, UK

* w/ Helm
# w/ Father Murphy
$ w/ Rakta
% w/ Merchandise, Lower and Father Murphy



Iceage – official site
Iceage – Blog, Facebook

Stream Iceage’s ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’

By Gerard on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

One week prior to the release of the eagerly awaited Iceage album, ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’, the band’s 3rd album is now available to steam in advance via their via their YouTube channel.

Preorder ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ (in stores October 6 in Europe, October 7 in North America) from the following :
- The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or 16 page booklet / cd)
- iTunes
- Amazon
*- ( at iTunes and Amazon MP3, both “The Lord’s Favorite” and “Forever” are available as instant downloads when preordering the album)

Tour dates:

Friday, October 10 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA*
Saturday, October 11 – Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD*
Sunday, October 12 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, October 15 – The Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA*
Thursday, October, 16 – Great Scott, Boston MA*$
Friday, October 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada%
Saturday, October 18 – Gabba Hey, Ottatwwa ON, Canada#
Sunday, October 19 – Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#
Tuesday, October 21 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*#
Wednesday, October 22 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL*#
Thursday, October, 23 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN*
Friday, October 24 – Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Saturday, October 25 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS*
Sunday, October 26 – Hi-Dive, Denver CO*
Monday, October 27 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT*
Wednesday, October 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV*
Friday, October 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA*
Saturday, November 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$
Sunday, November 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA*
Monday, November 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA*
Tuesday, November 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ*
Wednesday, November 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM*
Saturday, November 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX
Monday, November 10 – Aveny-T, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, November, 21 – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday, November, 22 – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, November, 23 – Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Monday, November, 24 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, November, 25 – Komma, Esslingen, Germany
Wednesday, November, 26 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November, 27 - Strom, Munich, Germany
Friday, November, 28 – Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday, November, 29 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, November, 30 – Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium
Monday, December, 1 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Tuesday, December 2 – 100 Club, London, UK

* w/ Helm
# w/ Father Murphy
$ w/ Rakta
% w/ Merchandise, Lower and Father Murphy

Iceage – official site
Iceage – Blog, Facebook

Coming January 2015 : Belle and Sebastian – ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’

By The Management on Monday, September 29th, 2014

(photo by Søren Solkær)

Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 19, 2015 (Jan 20 in the North America) via Matador Records – their first to be released on Matador worldwide.

‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ is the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s ‘Write About Love’. The album was produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others. Additional mixing was done with longtime collaborator Tony Doogan in Glasgow, and the album was mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.

A short video clip from their time in Atlanta – set to one of the new tracks can be seen above (if you’re based in Germany, click here). There are also several images from recording and other recent activities on their Instagram (link below).

As a reminder, the band’s entire vinyl catalog will be back in print on October 7.

Belle and Sebastian on tour
:

Monday, September, 29 – House Of Blues, Orlando FL
Wednesday, October 1, – Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Friday, October 3 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Monday, October 6 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 7 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 8 – Civic Space Park, Phoenix AZ
Friday, October, 10 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Sunday, October, 12 – Corona Capital Music Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Wednesday, October 29 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhll-On-Sea
Friday, October, 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei, Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, NYC (tickets on sale, Friday, October 3 at 11am eastern)

Belle and Sebastian - official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Out Now : Perfume Genius – ‘Too Bright’, KEXP Session Today, Sonic Boom Instore Tomorrow

By Gerard on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

On the heels of some wildly enthusiastic international press coverage, we’re thrilled that today marks the moment when you can bring the new Perfume Genius album, ‘Too Bright’ into your home / vehicle / phone for real. Above and below are some shots of the LP and CD packaging ; click on the individuals pics for high resolution versions.

While Mike Hadreas hits the road this Thursday night in Salt Lake City, there’s some hometown events planned for week-of-release in Seattle. For starters, you can hear Perfume Genius in session on KEXP today at 4pm eastern / 1pm pacific time, and there’s an instore performance at Sonic Boom tomorrow night at 6pm (free, all ages)

order ‘Too Bright’ from the following :
The Matador Store (LP & CD)
iTunes
Perfume Genius.net

Amazon
Amazon MP3
Google Play

Tour Dates :

September
26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
27 – Hi Dive – Denver CO
29 – Riot Room – Kansas City MO
30 – Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN

October
1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL
2 – Magic Stick – Detroit MI
4 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club - Toronto ON
6 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA
7 - Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn NY
8 – Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta GA
13 - Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 - Club Congress – Tucson AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
19 – Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

November
11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 - Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
28 – 29 — Vodafone Mexefest 2014, Lisbon Portugal

Perfume Genius online :

Perfume Genius.net

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Instagram
You Tube Channel

Iceage – “Glassy Eyed, Dormant And Veiled” Video

By Gerard on Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Just a few days after revealing a clip for “How Many”, the 4th video from Iceage’s forthcoming ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’, “Glassy Eyed, Dormant And Veiled” premieres today (shot and edited by Kristian Emdal of Lower/Vår )  (if you’re in Germany, click here)

Preorder ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ (in stores October 6 in Europe, October 7 in North America) from the following :
- The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or 16 page booklet / cd)
- iTunes
- Amazon
*- ( at iTunes and Amazon MP3, both “The Lord’s Favorite” and “Forever” are available as instant downloads when preordering the album)

Tour dates:

Saturday, September 27 – Dome Of Visions, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, October 10 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA*
Saturday, October 11 – Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD*
Sunday, October 12 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, October 15 – The Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA*
Thursday, October, 16 – Great Scott, Boston MA*$
Friday, October 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada%
Saturday, October 18 – Gabba Hey, Ottatwwa ON, Canada#
Sunday, October 19 – Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#
Tuesday, October 21 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*#
Wednesday, October 22 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL*#
Thursday, October, 23 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN*
Friday, October 24 – Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Saturday, October 25 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS*
Sunday, October 26 – Hi-Dive, Denver CO*
Monday, October 27 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT*
Wednesday, October 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV*
Friday, October 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA*
Saturday, November 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$
Sunday, November 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA*
Monday, November 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA*
Tuesday, November 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ*
Wednesday, November 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM*
Saturday, November 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX
Monday, November 10 – Aveny-T, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, November, 21 – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday, November, 22 – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, November, 23 – Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Monday, November, 24 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, November, 25 – Komma, Esslingen, Germany
Wednesday, November, 26 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November, 27 - Strom, Munich, Germany
Friday, November, 28 – Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday, November, 29 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, November, 30 – Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium
Monday, December, 1 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Tuesday, December 2 – 100 Club, London, UK

* w/ Helm
# w/ Father Murphy
$ w/ Rakta
% w/ Merchandise, Lower and Father Murphy

Iceage – official site
Iceage – Blog, Facebook

VIDEO : Iceage – “How Many”

By Gerard on Friday, September 19th, 2014


Currently in the middle of an Australian tour
, earler this morning, Iceage premiered the 3rd video from the forthcoming ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’, “How Many” (photography – Kristian Emdal).

Preorder ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ (in stores October 6 in Europe, October 7 in North America) from the following :
- The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or 16 page booklet / cd)
- iTunes
- Amazon
*- ( at iTunes and Amazon MP3, both “The Lord’s Favorite” and “Forever” are available as instant downloads when preordering the album)

Tour dates:

AUSTRALIA
Friday, September 19 – The Brightside, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia

NORTH AMERICA
Friday, October, 10 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA*
Saturday, October, 11 – Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD*
Sunday, October, 12 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, October, 15 – The Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA*
Thursday, October, 16 – Great Scott, Boston MA*$
Friday, October, 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada%
Saturday, October, 18 – Gabba Hey, Ottatwwa ON, Canada#
Sunday, October, 19 – Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#
Tuesday, October, 21 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*#
Wednesday, October, 22 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL*#
Thursday, October, 23 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN*
Friday, October, 24 – Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Saturday, October, 25 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS*
Sunday, October, 26 – Hi-Dive, Denver CO*
Monday, October, 27 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT*
Wednesday, October, 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV*
Friday, October, 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA*
Saturday, November, 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$
Sunday, November, 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA*
Monday, November, 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA*
Tuesday, November, 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ*
Wednesday, November, 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM*
Saturday, November, 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX

* w/ Helm
# w/ Father Murphy
$ w/ Rakta
% w/ Merchandise, Lower and Father Murphy

EUROPE
Friday, November, 21 – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday, November, 22 – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, November, 23 – Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Monday, November, 24 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, November, 25 – Komma, Esslingen, Germany
Wednesday, November, 26 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November, 27 - Strom, Munich, Germany
Friday, November, 28 – Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday, November, 29 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, November, 30 – Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium
Monday, December, 1 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Tuesday, December 2 – 100 Club, London, UK

Iceage – official site
Iceage – Blog, Facebook

Perfume Genius – ‘Too Bright’, Streaming Today At NPR First Listen

By Gerard on Monday, September 15th, 2014

‘Too Bright’, the 3rd album from Perfume Genius is out one week from tomorrow (September 23) and is streaming in full today via NPR First Listen. NPR’s Jacob Ganz, while suggesting the Adrian Utley / Ali Chant helmed-recording was “designed to overwhelm”, calls Mike Hadreas’ masterwork, “awe-inspiring”.

(photo by Luke Gilford)

Over at The New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones is equally effusive in his praise, opining that ‘Too Bright’ is “a profoundly beautiful record that remains intense throughout its brief, thirty-three-minute running time” (“one of the most encouraging albums of the moment, in its delivery of exuberant sounds by a spiky, unbiddable performer. It is outside most conceptions of pop, whether gay or straight; emotional heaviness isn’t an easy sell, no matter who you are. Hadreas is developing not by becoming easier to like but by becoming more fully himself. If it’s hard to take, the warning is right there in the title”). The New Yorker’s “Annals Of Sound” features Hadreas performing ‘Too Bright”s “I Decline”.

Preorder ‘Too Bright’ from the following :
The Matador Store (LP & CD)
iTunes (receive “Queen” and “Grid” instantly)
Perfume Genius.net

Amazon
Amazon MP3
Google Play

Tour Dates :

September
9 – Locomotiv Club, Bologna Italy
26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
27 – Hi Dive – Denver CO
29 – Riot Room – Kansas City MO
30 – Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN

October
1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL
2 – Magic Stick – Detroit MI
4 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club - Toronto ON
6 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA
7 - Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn NY
8 – Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta GA
13 - Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 - Club Congress – Tucson AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
19 – Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

November
11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 - Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
28 – 29 — Vodafone Mexefest 2014, Lisbon Portugal

Perfume Genius online :

Perfume Genius.net

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Twitter
Instagram
You Tube Channel

Coming October 6 : Iceage – ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’, “Forever” Video, North America/EU/Australia Tour Dates

By The Management on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

“Forever” – directed by Catherine Pattinama Coleman

On October 6 (October 7 in North America, Matador will be releasing the 3rd Iceage album, ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’. Recorded by Jens Benz and Nis Bysted at Koppom, Sweden’s Silence Studios (and produced by Bysted and Iceage, the new record channels the rage and emotion of their tempestuous early releases into finely honed musicianship, ‘Plowing Into The Field of Love’ features piano, mandolin, viola and organ atop Johan Suurballe-Wieth’s razor-sharp guitars and the lolloping, synchronized rhythm section of Jacob Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen. The record has a clear, uncompressed sound, and Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s desperate vocals are out front, nakedly accountable for the words.

On this album, Rønnenfelt sings of what it is like to be out in the world, dizzy with its offerings, perched on a plateau of false confidence, bliss, fantasy and delirious self-denial. The autobiographical “Forever,” for which Iceage have shared the video today, begins with a pretty repetitive motif over the words, “I always had the sense that I was split in two,” and climaxes with a sunburst of horns recalling South African spiritual jazz great Mongezi Feza: “If I could dive into the other, I’d lose myself forever.” At the other extreme, the album evokes a sort of euphoria, especially in the unexpectedly upbeat country number “The Lord’s Favorite,” and even humor. Yet desperation and loss lurks behind. This is an album about seeing, learning, and rejecting things, in a cycle that repeats and builds. The reference points are wildly varied, but the sound is uniquely and darkly Iceage as the record fights with itself, in the story it tells, and the sound it makes. It is not, however, a remotely difficult record. It is the anthemic sound of a band in motion, unafraid of change, filled with curiosity, musicality and ambition.

Iceage will be touring Australia, North America and Europe this fall.

tracklisting:

1. On My Fingers
2. The Lord’s Favorite
3. How Many
4. Glassy Eyed, Dormant and Veiled
5. Stay
6. Let It Vanish
7. Abundant Living
8. Forever
9. Cimmerian Shade
10. Against The Moon
11. Simony
12. Plowing Into The Field Of Love

Preorder :
- The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or 16 page booklet / cd
- iTunes
- Amazon
*- ( at iTunes and Amazon MP3, both “The Lord’s Favorite” and “Forever” are available as instant downloads with orders starting today)

Tour dates:

AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, September 17 – Good God Small Club, Sydney, Australia (w/ Low Life, Housewives, Ausmuteants)
Thursday, September 18 – Hugs & Kisses, Melbourne, Australia (w/ Exhaustion, Power)
Friday, September 19 – The Brightside, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia

NORTH AMERICA
Friday, October, 10 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA*
Saturday, October, 11 – Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD*
Sunday, October, 12 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, October, 15 – The Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA*
Thursday, October, 16 – Great Scott, Boston MA*$
Friday, October, 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada%
Saturday, October, 18 – Gabba Hey, Ottatwwa ON, Canada#
Sunday, October, 19 – Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#
Tuesday, October, 21 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*#
Wednesday, October, 22 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL*#
Thursday, October, 23 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN*
Friday, October, 24 – Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Saturday, October, 25 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS*
Sunday, October, 26 – Hi-Dive, Denver CO*
Monday, October, 27 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT*
Wednesday, October, 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV*
Friday, October, 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA*
Saturday, November, 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$
Sunday, November, 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA*
Monday, November, 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA*
Tuesday, November, 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ*
Wednesday, November, 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM*
Saturday, November, 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX

* w/ Helm
# w/ Father Murphy
$ w/ Rakta
% w/ Merchandise, Lower and Father Murphy

EUROPE
Friday, November, 21 – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday, November, 22 – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, November, 23 – Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Monday, November, 24 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, November, 25 – Komma, Esslingen, Germany
Wednesday, November, 26 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November, 27 - Strom, Munich, Germany
Friday, November, 28 – Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday, November, 29 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, November, 30 – Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium
Monday, December, 1 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Tuesday, December 2 – 100 Club, London, UK

Iceage
– official site
Iceage – Blog, Facebook