Girls take Boston… Instore @ Newbury Comics

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Girls are shipping up to Boston to rock the Sox off of everyone from Back Bay to Somerville… so check it out, FO FREE.

Free Instore
Saturday November 7th @ 5pm
Newbury Comics – 332 Newbury Street

Until then, grab a copy of Album so you can sing along. Or just check out this wicked good video that the Lust for Life directors dropped on us without telling anyone… but we still love them.

Mission of Burma / Boston & New York City shows announced for early 2010!

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So it’s been a mere couple of weeks since Mission of Burma celebrated their very own day in Boston (technically they were in Cambridge, but really folks lets not knit pick) and even longer since their killer set at Jelly NYC’s Pool Party (that had no pool, again folks let’s not get caught up in the details) in Brooklyn this past July.  Well fear not Northeasterners, Burma’s tour plans include coming back our way and not just hitting the West Coast .   As the saying goes, “back by popular demand”, Mission of Burma have 4 new shows to announce, 2 in Boston (Paradise Rock Club on Fri, 1/15 + Sat, 1/16/10) and 2 in NYC (Bowery Ballroom on Fri, 1/29 + Sat, 1/30/10).

Pre-sale tickets for the Boston shows go up today at 10am.  CLICK HERE to order tickets.  Tickets are $20 for one show and $35 for both shows.  The pre-sale is only available to those purchasing 2-Day Passes.  You know what they say, double the Burma, double the Fun.  Ok maybe only we say that but we believe it.  General ticket sales for the Boston shows start on Sat, 10/31.

As for the NYC shows just CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to a single show or a 2-Day pass.

Girls Add S. California Dates

Girls just added a couple of Southern California dates to their already epic tour itinerary (currently galavanting around Europe, followed immediately by criss-crossing the USA). To reflect Southern California vibrations the bands are traveling solely by surfboard and are being limited to a strict diet of Pollo Loco tacos. Sorry guys but we run a tight ship around here and no one said “making it” in the biz is EASY.

Fri Dec 4. The Loft @ UCSD San Diego, CA (w/The Morning Benders)
Sat Dec 5 The Troubador, Los Angeles, CA (w/The Morning Benders)
Sun Dec 6 Muddy Waters, Santa Barbara, CA (w/The Morning Benders

and the rest entirety of the epic US Tour! New Yorkers tickets for the Bowery show are already ALMOST SOLD OUT!!!!!

ORDER ALBUM HERE

TOUR DATES
November
02 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell¹s
03 Washington, DC Black Cat
04 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
06 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
07 Boston, MA Great Scott
09 Montreal, QUE Il Motore
10 Toronto, ONT El Mocambo
12 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
13 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
14 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
17 Seattle, WA Nuemos
18 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
20 San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall
21 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill

Kurt Vile live on WNYU, 4:30 PM EDT

photo by Shawn Brackbill
photo by Shawn Brackbill

It’s a good week to be a Kurt Vile fan. Fresh from the weekend’s pair of Philly shows, Mr. Vile will be playing a solo acoustic set on WNYU’s New Afternoon Show starting at 4:30 PM Eastern. Tune in at 89.1 FM in New York, or online at wnyu.org.

The Kurt Vile excitement train continues with tomorrow’s release of his Matador debut, Childish Prodigy (which you can still stream here), and two live NYC performances on Wednesday, October 7: a solo performance for WFMU’s 7 Second Delay Live at the UCB Theater, and a headlining show (with The Violators) at Mercury Lounge. Full tour, and world domination, to follow.

Yo La Tengo on WFMU today at 3pm

You may have noticed that we’ve been going on a bit about tonight’s epic Yo La Tengo show at Roseland in New York City, and well, what can I say? We’re excited. Other excited parties, and human beings in general, should tune in to WFMU at 3:00 this afternoon, when Yo La Tengo’s always entertaining bassist James McNew will chat by phone with David Suisman on his Inner Ear Detour show. Also, I do believe David will be playing some music from the new album Popular Songs, which as I’m sure you can imagine is a favorite around these parts.

You can engage with WFMU on the radio dial at 91.1 FM (NYC/East Central NJ) and on WMFU, 90.1 FM (Hudson Valley, Lower Catskills, Western NJ). If those parenthetical locations don’t work for you, there’s always online listening at wfmu.org.

Mission of Burma to tour the West Coast

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On the heels of the release of their new album, The Sound The Speed The Light (October 6th), Mission of Burma will hit the road to play songs from their new album at six, select shows, kicking off November 8th in Austin at the Fun Fun Fun Fest and wrapping up in Los Angeles a week later.  Full details are below and please stay tuned via the band’s site MissionofBurma.com

Anyone looking to pick up a copy of Burma’s new 7″ Innermost (non-album tracks) or pre-order their new album, The Sound The Speed The Light, need only visit the Matador Store to do so!

Sun, 11/8
Fun Fun Fun Fest
Waterloo Park
Austin, TX

Tue, 11/10
Doug Fir Lounge
Portland, OR

Wed, 11/11
The Crocodile
Seattle, WA

Thu, 11/12
WOW Hall
Eugene, OR

Sat, 11/14
The Independent
San Francisco, CA

Sun, 11/15
The Echoplex
Los Angeles, CA

Girls On Tour + New MP3 for “Lust For Life”


photo by Sandy Kim

We’re very pleased to announce that GIRLS are getting in the van this coming November and hitting select cities all over the United States for their first-ever headlining U.S. Tour. They will not be riding in the bus pictured above (nor will they be accompanied by the above female companions) but these shows will be very special.

Additionally, beginning this Monday September 14th, you will be able to access a high-quality stream of “Album” on www.truepanther.com. This album was recorded in the home, the band’s first fans were in their shared home, and thus, we chose to premiere this record on the label’s virtual home, the True Panther Site. Hope you enjoy it.

As a special little cherry on top, an mp3 of the album version of “Lust For Life” is below – the shimmering mixed and mastered version that hasn’t quite replaced the original mix on these here internets. See you on the road America!

TOUR DATES
November
02 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell¹s
03 Washington, DC Black Cat
04 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
06 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
07 Boston, MA Great Scott
09 Montreal, QUE Il Motore
10 Toronto, ONT El Mocambo
12 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
13 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
14 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
17 Seattle, WA Nuemos
18 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
20 San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall
21 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill

December
05 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

GIRLSLust For Life (mp3)
“Lust for Life” single available now on 7″ and itunes

Pre-order “Album” HERE (and get 15% off and a free poster)

Fucked Up Live: Brooklyn Masonic Temple

As we near the one-year anniversary of Fucked Up’s The Chemisty of Common Life & the insanity that was the 12 hour show, we’re very pleased to announce some exciting Fucked Up news.

On Thursday, November 5, the band will be performing The Chemistry of Common Life live and in its entirety at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Joining Fucked Up will be some very special guests performing onstage so as to fully recreate all the sounds on the album.
Ticketing information and further details to follow next week.

If you’re in the LA area this Labor Day Weekend, be sure to catch Fucked Up tomorrow at the F Yeah Fest along with Cold Cave, Times New Viking and Kurt Vile.
The band will also be playing Portland’s Wonder Ballroom on Saturday, September 19.

And let’s not forget to mention the Fucked Up double LP / double CD compilation, Couple Tracks: Singles 2001 – 2009,  slated for an early 2010 release. Keep it here for more.

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Times New Viking / US Tour / Fall 2009

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Life in Times New Viking-land, a state-of-mind located the slightest bit north (if at all) of Columbus Ohio, is quite busy these days. And by the look of their newly confirmed tour dates it’s not slowing down anytime soon. More shows will be added so fear not if you don’t see your city listed, it may be added shortly. If your city is listed well then you have no excuse, see you at the show! TNV will be hitting the road with The Axemen, one of their favorite bands from New Zealand, from the San Francisco show (10/29) through the rest of their tour.

Also because everyone around here couldn’t be more excited about TNV’s new album, Born Again Revisited (out 9/22/09), we’ve lined up an extremely generous pre-order package. We’re talking 7″s, a poster, and a great price. But like Cash For Clunkers, this deal won’t last forever. Check out the Matador Store to place your order today!

Wed-Oct-14 Columbus, OH The Summit
Thu-Oct-15 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Fri-Oct-16 Urbana, IL The Courtyard Café
Sat-Oct-17 Grinnell, IA Grinnell College
Sun-Oct-18 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry
Mon-Oct-19 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
Thu-Oct-22 Seattle, WA Vera Project
Fri-Oct-23 Olympia, WA The Northern
Sat-Oct-24 Portland, OR Berbati’s Pan
Thu-Oct-29 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Fri-Oct-30 Santa Cruz, CA Crepe Place
Sun-Nov-01 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex (Part Time Punks)
Tue-Nov-03 Phoenix, AZ Modified Arts
Fri-Nov-06 Dallas, TX The Lounge on Elm St.
Sat-Nov-07 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
Mon-Nov-09 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
Wed-Nov-11 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
Thu-Nov-12 Atlanta, GA Star Bar
Fri-Nov-13 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Sat-Nov-14 Baltimore, MD Sonar
Sun-Nov-15 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
Wed-Nov-18 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Thu-Nov-19 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
Fri-Nov-20 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s
Sat-Nov-21 Boston, MA Great Scott

*Ted Nugent is not up next!

Jay Reatard’s FREE, All Ages, West Coast, Record Shop Tour

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After a day off, Jay Reatard’s FREE, all ages, West Coast, Record Shop Tour (try saying that 5 times fast) is back in action tonight. If you’re in Portland, OR we highly recommend you swing by Jackpot Record’s downtown store at 6pm. Everything we’re hearing from fans, record store owners and Jay himself is that these in-stores have been really fun, really loud, and really crowded. And well why shouldn’t they be. Jay’s got a terrific new album to celebrate and is one of the best performers around these days.

And a reminder for all of you in the Northwest, Jay invades a city/record store near you this week. You’ve been warned!

Tue, 8/25 – Portland OR – Jackpot Records – 6pm

Wed, 8/26 – Seattle WA – Easy Street – 7pm

Thu, 8/27 – Seattle WA – Sonic Boom – 7pm

Fri, 8/28 – Vancouver BC – Zulu Records – 8pm

Jay Reatard instore tour update

Steven leaves the crowd at M-Theory speechless
Steven leaves the crowd at M-Theory speechless

Greetings from the Big White Van (whom the rental company named ‘Beth’),

So we’re officially halfway into the instore tour. 5 down, 5 to go. SoCal is in the bag and we’ve made our way north where it feels like it’s friggin October. Nobody told us it was going to be 55 degrees in August. We’re cold. A shopping day is very much in order. Anything with sleeves is tops on the menu. We’ve switched from three Mexican meals a day to three Thai meals a day. Sonic Youth, Faust, Adam Franklin, Eric’s Trip and Naked Raygun have dominated the stereo. We haven’t played the Bass Fishing video game the the rental company gave to us. A fuse blew on Jay’s amp. Twice. We got free t shirts. We got lost. The Big White Van’s battery died. And that millionaire guy killed his model girlfriend.

Are you sorry you missed one or more of the free, all-ages shows Jay’s been destroying? Well you should be. Cause they’ve been awesome. Amoeba Hollywood, Fingerprints, M-Theory, Streetlight and Amoeba SF were all packed to the gills with fans who certainly walked away satisfied. And Amoeba Berkeley, Jackpot, Easy St., Sonic Boom and Zulu should prove no different.

So if you see the Big White Van flowing through your town, be sure to follow it to the next stop for some ear-bending rock.

See yiz,

Jay, Steven, Billy, Mike and Beth

Jay Reatard – Shattered Records Tour – Fall 2009; “Watch Me Fall” now streaming on AOL Spinner

Jay Reatard live photo-by Jeff Allen

So what has already shaped up as the Summer of Jay Reatard (a documentary, a new album, and a free + all ages in-store tour to name a few major things) is quickly becoming the Autumn of Reatard as well. Perhaps we should simply declare 2009, the year of Jay Reatard?

What can’t be debated is that Jay has put together an allstar line-up to celebrate his own label, Shattered Records. This fall Jay and his friends take to the road for a run of memoriable shows, packed full of unique and terrific bands, headlined each night by Jay himself.

For more about this tour continue to check JayReatard.com for details.

Jay’s new album Watch Me Fall is currently streaming in it’s entirety on AOL’s Spinner.com, be sure to have a listen!

Mon Sep 28 – Chicago – Empty Bottle
Jay Reatard, Nobunny, Hunx & His Punx, Box Elders, Useless Eaters

Tue Sep 29 – Toronto – The Reverb
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Wed Sep 30 – Montreal – La Sala Rossa
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Thu Oct 1 – NYC – Le Poisson Rouge
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Fri Oct 2 – Boston – Harpers Ferry
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Sat Oct 3 – Baltimore – Ottobar
Jay Reatard, Nobunny, Hunx & His Punx, Box Elders, Useless Eaters

Thu Oct 15 – Seattle – Crocodile Cafe
Jay Reatard, Box Elders, Cheap Time, Lover!

Mon Oct 19 – San Francisco – Great American Music Hall
Jay Reatard, Nobunny, Hunx & His Punx, Box Elders, Digital Leather

Tue Oct 20 – San Diego – The Casbah
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Wed Oct 21 – Los Angeles – El Rey Theater
Jay Reatard, Nobunny, Hunx & His Punx, Box Elders, Digital Leather

for info about the bands touring with Jay then please check out their myspace pages:

No Bunny

Hunx & His Punx

Box Elders

Useless Eaters

Digital Leather

Jay Reatard Instore Tour!!!

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Jay Reatard loves giving back.
He loves it so much, in fact, that he’s going to visit some of the independent record stores who have supported him and his records.
He loves it so much, in fact, that he’s playing instores at those record stores.
He loves it so much, in fact, that all of the instores are free and all ages.
That’s right…I said it.
Ten…count ’em…TEN free all ages instores up the West Coast from San Diego to Vancouver.
So come help Jay celebrate the release of his new record Watch Me Fall with some instore ROCK!!!

August:
18th – 6pm @ Amoeba Music Hollywood (LA)
19th – 7pm @ Fingerprints (Long Beach)
20th – 7pm @ M-Theory (San Diego)
21st – 7pm @ Streetlight Records (Santa Cruz)
22nd – 6pm @ Amoeba Music San Francisco (duh)
23rd – 6pm @ Amoeba Music Berkeley (again…)
25th – 6pm @ Jackpot Records (Portland)
26th – 7pm @ Easy Street Records (Seattle)
27th – 7pm @ Sonic Boom Records (Seattle)
28th – 8pm @ Zulu Records (Vancouver)

And keep in mind that these will be Jay’s ONLY west coast dates in August.
There will be no club shows…meaning…Come!! Watch Jay Play.

Watch Me Fall is available on LP August 4th and CD August 18th.

Cave Singers – At The Cut MP3

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Despite their name, The Cave Singers do not actually hail from any physical cave that we’re aware of – though Seattle can be a dark and mysterious city, with its share of stalactite-esque hangers-on. Metaphysically, however, said Cave Singers have filled a cave-like void in Matador’s collective musical consciousness this summer. In delivering their sophomore album Welcome Joy, they’ve unleashed a followup that builds on the earthy, guitar picking, folkiness of their debut Invitation Songs, but with 10 times better production. Take a listen to the latest MP3, At The Cut, and let the Cave Singers rattle around the recesses of your brain for a while. Tell us you don’t just want to hop into a car and hit the highway full speed simply to see where the open road leads you? [Ok don’t actually tell us if you disagree. It’s not so much that we don’t care but instead know a perfect little cave (between your own ears) that we encourage you to voice your opinions.] At The Cut may just be a little teaser but luckily you don’t have to wait long, the whole album, Welcome Joy, hits stores Tue, Aug 18th!

At The Cut MP3

Also be sure to leave your caves (ok last poorly worded cave reference, we promise) when they swing through a city near you. You’ll be happy you did!

CAVE SINGERS / NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Fri, 7/24 – Spokane WA – Empyrean Coffee House
Sat, 7/25 – Nelson BC – Littlefest
Sat, 9/5 – Vancouver BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Mon, 9/7 – Seattle WA – Bumbershoot Festival
Fri, 9/11 – Minneapolis MN – 400 Bar
Sat, 9/12 – Chicago IL – Schubas
Sun, 9/13 – Detroit MI – Magic Stick
Mon, 9/14 – Toronto ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Thu, 9/17 – Boston MA – TT The Bear’s
Sat, 9/19 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom
Sun, 9/20 – Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Mon, 9/21 – Washington DC – Black Cat
Wed, 9/23 – Memphis TN – Hi-Tone Cafe
Thu, 9/24 – Birmingham AL – The Bottletree
Sat, 9/26 – Austin TX – The Mohawk
Tue, 9/29 – Phoenix AZ – Modified
Wed, 9/30 – Las Vegas NV – Beauty Bar
Thu, 10/1 – Los Angeles CA – The Echo
Fri, 10/2 – San Diego CA – Casbah
Sat, 10/3 – Merced CA – The Partisan
Tue, 10/6 – San Francisco CA – The Independent
Fri, 10/16 – Portland OR – Mississippi Studios

Kurt Vile Live

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(photo courtesy Rez Avissar / Tripwire)

For those in the area, Kurt Vile & the Violators will be playing Brooklyn tonight at Monster Island Basement (128 River St @ Metropolitan Ave) with Girls, Real Estate and Beach Fossils. More details here.

We’ve got a slew of dates to share below including a July 2 show at the Electric Factory in Philly opening for Sonic Youth and an August 25 show at Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana opening for Built To Spill.

Keep it here for updates on Kurt’s full-length Matador release, ‘Childish Prodigy’ (Autumn 2009) and further show information.

TOUR DATES:

Friday June 26 (w/ Violators) @ Monster Island Basement – Brooklyn, NY
w/ Girls

Thursday, July 2 (w/ Violators) @ Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
w/ Sonic Youth

Saturday, July 4 (w/ Violators) @ 979 Broadway btwn Myrtle Ave & Ditmars St – Brooklyn, NY
Woodsist/Captured Tracks Fest (Outdoors)
w/ The Oh Sees, Vivian Girls, Woods, Dum Dum Girls and more.

Sunday, July 5 (w/ Violators) @ Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
KRAAK Fest – w/ Jack Rose, Meg Baird and US Girls

Friday, July 17 (w/ Violators) @ Bruars Falls – Brooklyn, NY
w/ Blues Control and Coconuts

Saturday, July 18 (w/ Violators) @ Church – Boston, MA
Homegrown Fest
w/ Blues Control, Bobb Trimble, Gary War and more

Sunday, July 19 (w/ Violators) @ Montague Bookmill – Montague, MA
w/ Blues Control

Thursday, July 23 @ Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
w/ Tyvek and Coconuts

Tuesday, August 11 @ Talking Head Club – Baltimore, MD
w/ Espers

Thursday, August 13 (w/ Violators) @ Transfigurations –  Asheville, NC
Harvest Records Fest

Friday, August 14 @ Cakeshop – NYC, NY

Saturday, August 15 @ Silent Barn – Ridgewood, NY

Sunday, August 16 @ Vox Populi – Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, August 19 (w/ Violators) @ Rittenhouse Square – Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, August 25 @ Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
w/ Built To Spill/Woods

Wednesday, August 26 @ The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
w/ Dungen/Woods

Saturday, August 29 @ Kemado/Mexican Summer/Folk Yeah Festival – Big Sur, CA
w/ Dungen/Woods

Sunday, August 30 @ Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
w/ Dungen/Woods

Tuesday, September 1 @ TBD – Portland, OR
w/ Dungen/Woods