Coming September 9 : Interpol – El Pintor

(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

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

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)

Belle and Sebastian : New Album In The Works, Summer & Autumn Gigs

(Atlanta studio pic culled from Belle and Sebastian’s Instagram account)

Belle and Sebastian are back in action in a big way ; they’ve been working in Atlanta with producer Ben H. Allen III (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective) on their 9th studio album, the followup to 2010’s ‘Write About Love’, and in the meantime, they’re playing several festival and one-off dates this summer and fall. More details about the new album to follow in this space (and other spaces) :

06-19 Vienna, Austria – Arena Wien Open Air
06-20 Neuhausen, Germany – Southside Festival
06-21 Scheesel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06-22 Hilvarenbeek, Holland – Best Kept Secret Festival
06-25 Copenhagen, Denmark – DR Concert Hall
06-26 Norkopping, Sweden – Bravalla Festival
07-26 Costa Brava, Spain – Festival Porta Ferada
07-28 Santiago de Compostela, Spain – Plaza de la Quintana
08-03 Katowice, Poland – Off Festival
08-08 Cesena, Italy – Rocca Mallatestiana
08-10 Palermo, Italy – Ypsigrock Festival
10-03 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10-10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10-31 Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

In addition, there will be an extensive reissue series on Matador this fall, as well as the theatrical release of Stuart Murdoch’s film “God Help The Girl” in the US and Canada.

Band site: www.belleandsebastian.com
Twitter: @BellesGlasgow

Coming 12/3 : A Lower-Than-Low Priced Compilation LP Of Matador 2013 Highlights

OK, we missed Black Friday by a few days, but if that means ONE LESS TRAMPLING this holiday shopping season, it was totally worth it.  On December 3, we’re releasing a limited edition, one-time pressing of a $5.99 list LP , ‘It’s Been A Business Doing Pleasure With You‘, featuring 9 songs from (most of) our 2013 releases. In addition to album tracks from Chelsea Light Moving, Majical Cloudz, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, Iceage and Kurt Vile, there’s a live version of Queens of the Stone Age performing “If I Had A Tail” at the 2013 iTunes Festival (Roundhouse, London),  Savages’ “City’s Full” from last summer’s KEXP session, and Yo La Tengo performing “Before We Run” in those same KEXP studios.

We don’t have any copies for mail order, sadly, but hopefully you’ll find one at your favorite record store after they’re done sweeping up all the broken glass, blood, etc. from Black Friday.  If you prefer, you can order a digital version of the comp. right now at the Matador Store.

Coming November 29 : Queens of the Stone Age – ‘…Like Clockwork’ (Black On Black Edition)

A week from Friday, a limited edition, black vinyl / black artwork 2XLP edition of Queens of the Stone Age’s album-of-2013 candidate ‘…Like Clockwork’ will be available in stores.  There’s only 1200 of these in the USA, with another 1200 earmarked for the rest of the planet.  So get up early.

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Out Today : Yo La Tengo – ‘Fade’ Deluxe Edition 2XCD

Just a reminder (we’ve had a few of those today) that Yo La Tengo’s ‘Fade’  has been reconfigured as a double CD (see above) deluxe edition,  and is in stores today or available direct from the Matador Store.  Here’s the scoop on the contents from a September post.

“Super Kiwi” – (MP3, 192K)

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – ‘Last Night On Earth’ album premiere

We’re a week away from the release of Lee Ranaldo & The Dust’s ‘Last Night On Earth’, hailed by one observer as “a guitar masterclass”, and we’re pleased to announce you can preview the album in full via the following two outlets  ;

Pandora Premieres
Clash Music

‘Last Night On Earth’ is available for preorder from the Matador Store on 2XLP, compact disc and digital formats.. You can preorder the album from iTunes here

Tour dates after the jump :

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Yo La Tengo – deluxe ‘Fade’ 2XCD, new 7″ and 3 Brooklyn Dates In December

On November 19, we’ll be issuing a double CD version of Yo La Tengo’s widely hailed ‘Fade’  ; the bonus disc (track listing below) features an amazing array of ‘Fade’ outtakes, extra tracks and alternative versions, plus there’s a download card for the “Stupid Things” (12″ version that preceded the album), plus the “Oriole” b-sides from the recent “Ohm” 12″ triple-pack.  (ADDENDUM : the deluxe edition of ‘Fade’ will also be available on iTunes on November 19).

1. Ohm (live 1) 6:08
2. Two Trains (demo) 5:40
3. Note to Self
4. Move to California (Times New Viking cover)
5. Is That Enough (live at NPR music) 4:21
6. Cornelia and Jane (instrumental) 4:48
7. A Day in the Life of a Tree 3:46
8. Super Kiwi 3:19
9. Stupid Things (EYヨ remix) 5:27
10. I Saw the Light 2:49
11. Stupid Things (instrumental) 12:05
12. Ohm (live 2) 8:58
13. Oriole 5 11:05

(PREORDER ‘Fade : Deluxe Edition’ from The Matador Store)

(sleeve art by Stephen Hunking)

On November 5, we’re issuing  a 7″ of  “Super Kiwi” (recorded during the ‘Fade’ sessions with John McEntire), backed with a cover of the Beach Boys’ “A Day in the Life Of a Tree”.

(PREORDER “Super Kiwi” from The Matador Store)

To wrap up a pretty amazing year, Yo La Tengo will be playing 3 shows at Brooklyn’s Bell House in mid-December.   Tickets go on sale this morning at 10 am eastern for the following dates :

Friday, December 13
Saturday, December 14
Sunday, December 15

Out Today : Body/Head – ‘Coming Apart’ double LP/CD/digital album

Pitchfork‘s Marc Masters has called Body/Head’s ‘Coming Apart’, “intoxicating”. Tiny Mix Tapes cites the album’s “unusual synergy, exploration, and focus”, while the New York Times’ Ben Ratliff writes, “there are no wrong notes on ‘Coming Apart’. Nor is there a possibility of any.” Today, you can formulate your own opinion with the format of your choice ; the new album from the duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace is in stores (or in some instances, in your mailboxes), and Body/Head will kick off their global touring tonight at Brooklyn’s Union Pool.

US
Tue-Sep-10 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
Thu-Sep-12 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
Fri-Sep-13 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Sat-Sep-14 San Diago, CA San Diego Music Thing (feat. presentation by Kim)
Thu-Sep-19 Portland, OR TBA : 13, Portland Institute Of Contemporary Art
Sat-Sep-21 Lexington, KY Boomslang Festival
Tue-Sep-24 Chicago, IL Museum of Contemporary Art
Wed-Sep-25 Detroit, MI Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Tue-Oct-01 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Wed-Oct-02 Augusta, GA Westobou Festival- Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Sat-Oct-05 New York, NY The New Yorker Festival
White Magic & Bad News support 9/12

Europe
Sunday, October 20 Amplifest, Porto (Portugal)
Tuesday, October 22 ZDB, Lisbon (Portugal)
Wednesday, October 23 Enjoy Jazz Festival, Heidelberg (Germany)
Thursday, October 24 Spazio 211, Torino (Italy)
Friday, October 25 Covo, Bologna (Italy)
Saturday, October 26 Serendipity, Foligno (Italy)
Sunday, October 27 Bloom, Milano (Italy)
Tuesday, October 29 La Cartonnerie, Reims (France)
Wednesday, October 30 La Poudriere, Belfort (France)
Thursday, October 31 La Centrifugeuse, Pau (France)
Friday, November 01 Ninkasi Kao, Lyon (France)
Saturday, November 02 Centre Pompidou, Paris (France)
Tuesday, November 05 Bi Nuu, Berlin (Germany)
Wednesday, November 06 Salon, Istanbul (Turkey)
Friday, November 08 Unlimited Festival, Wels (Austria)
Sunday, November 10 Cafe Oto, London (United Kingdom)

order ‘Coming Apart’ from The Matador Store, Amazon or iTunes.

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Body/Head – ‘Coming Apart’ streaming today at Pitchfork Advance

‘Coming Apart’ ; the new 2XLP/CD/digital album from Body/Head, aka Kim Gordon and Bill Nace, is streaming today at Pitchfork Advance, prior to the September 10 release date. Mojo’s Stevie Chick has likened ‘Coming Apart’ to “70 minutes of drone, feedback amp-noise and guitar squall that swings between abstract beauty and rolling turmoil…freeform and improvisational, it’s peaks are primal and powerful.”  The bad news is that Stevie penned the review too late for our sticker copy ; the good news is that you’ll be able to find the album in the abstract beauty bin of your local record shop (or failing that, the rolling turmoil department).   The Wire’s Phil Freeman calls ‘Coming Apart’, “just the thing for listeners who always found Sonic Youth too timid and bound to rock convention,” though we hope he and his publishers do not mind that we’ve edited his quote to read “…just the the thing. For listeners”.

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Body/Head’s upcoming dates are below ;
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