SNAIL MAIL – New North American Summer Dates, Splattertastic Version Of ‘Lush’ Available Now

(poster by  Jesse Feinman)

In addition to the major festival appearances below, there’s 3 new headlining Snail Mail shows on tap including July 31st at Brooklyn Steel. Tickets for the dates in bold go on sale this Friday at 10am local time.

July 11-4 – Winnipeg Folk Fest, Winnipeg, MB
July 15 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
July 21 – Pitchfork Fest, Chicago IL
Saturday, July 27 – MoPop, Detroit, MI
Sunday, July 28 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday, July 31 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY*

*w/ Duster

previously announced dates :

Saturday, April 6 Hope College Chapel, Holland MI
Saturday, May 25 Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park NJ
Sunday, May 26 Boston Calling, Boston MA
Tuesday, May 28, La Maroquinerie, Paris FR
Friday, May 31 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 1 Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek NE
Sunday, June 2 All Points East, London UK
Monday, June 3 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, June 4 Gorilla, Manchester UK
Friday, June 7 Sideways Festival, Helsinki FI
Saturday, June 8 NOS Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Tuesday, June 11 Lido, Berlin DE
Wednesday, June 12 Bergenfest, Bergen NO
Friday, June 14 Botanique Rotonde, Brussels BE
Saturday, June 15 Traumzeit Festival, Duisberg DE
Sunday, June 16 Maifeld Derby, Mannheim DE
Saturday, June 22 Firefly Music Festival, Dover DE
Wednesday, July 17 The Granada, Lawrence KS ++
Thursday, July 18 Off Broadway, St. Louis MO ++
Friday, July 19 Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI ++
Tuesday, July 23 Exit/In, Nashville TN ++
Wednesday, July 24 Headliners, Louisville KY ++
Thursday, July 25 Skully’s Music Diner, Columbus OH
Friday, July 26 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
Saturday, August 10 Way Out West, Gothenburg SE

++ w/ Stella Donnelly

A very special  splattertastic edition of ‘Lush’ is now available from The Matador Store in limited quantities.

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Lucy Dacus – New May US Dates

After the briefest of respites, Lucy Dacus’ seemingly endless global touring continues next month in Savannah, GA. In addition, 6 southern U.S. dates with support from Mothers were just announced, with tickets on sale this Friday at 10am local time (links below).

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Lucy Dacus on tour (new dates in bold) :

Thursday, March 7th Savannah Stopover, Savannah GA
Friday, March 8th Barley’s Tap Room, Knoxville TN &
Saturday, March 9th The Basement East, Nashville TN &
Monday, March 11th The Basement, Columbus OH &
Tuesday, March 12th Ninth Ward, Buffalo NY & (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, March 14th The Haunt, Ithaca NY &
Friday, March 15th Colony, Woodstock NY &
Saturday, March 16th Pearl Street Club, Northampton MA &
Sunday, March 17th SPACE Gallery, Portland ME &
Tuesday, March 19th Columbus Theatre, Providence RI &
Wednesday, March 20th White Eagle Hall, Jersey City NJ &
Thursday, March 21st Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &
Friday, March 22nd The Black Cat, Washington DC & (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, March 27th Oxford Art Factory, Sydney AU
Thursday, March 28th Black Bear Lodge Brisbane AU
Friday, March 29th Northcote Social Club, Melbourne AU
Saturday, March 30th By The Meadow, Bambra AU
Sunday March 31st Northcote Social Club, Melbourne AU
Saturday, May 4th Visulite Theater, Charlotte NC +
Sunday, May 5th Shaky Knees Festival Atlanta GA
Monday, May 6th The Social, Orlando FL +
Tuesday, May 7th The Crowbar, Tampa FL +
Thursday, May 9th One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA +
Saturday, May 11th Songbirds North, Chattanooga TN +
Sunday, May 12th The Grey Eagle, Asheville NC +
Friday, May 31 Primavera Festival, Barcelona ES
May 31-June 2, Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek NE
Saturday, June 8th NOS Primavera Sound, Porto PT

& w/ Mal Blum, Fenne Lily
+ – w/ Mothers

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Kurt Vile – “Yeah Bones”, From “Late Night With Seth Meyers”

With their massive global tour in support of ‘Bottle It In’ continuing this week in Burlington VT, Kurt Vile & The Violators reconvened in New York City last night for an appearance on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers”, performing “Yeah Bones”. Still photography courtesy NBC’s Lloyd Bishop.

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Kurt Vile & The Violators On Tour 

Thursday, February 14 Higher Ground, Burlington VT +
Friday, February 15 Mtelus, Montreal QC +
Saturday, February 16 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON + (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, February 17 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Tuesday, February 19 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI +
Wednesday, February 20 Taft Theatre, Cincinnati OH +
Thursday, February 21 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN +
Friday, February 22 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville NY +
Saturday, February 23 Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL +
Sunday, February 24 The Pageant, St. Louis MO +
Tuesday, February 26 The Slowdown, Omaha NE +
Wednesday, February 27 Truman, Kansas City MO +
Thursday, February 28 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO +
Friday, March 1 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT +
Saturday, March 2 M3F Fest, Phoenix AZ
Sunday, March 3 House of Blues, Las Vegas NV +
Tuesday, March 5 Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ +
Wednesday, March 6 Meow Wolf, Sante Fe NM +
Friday, March 8 Gruene Hall, New Braunfels TX +
Saturday, March 9 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX +
Sunday, March 10 Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA +
Tuesday, March 12 The Beacham, Orlando FL +
Wednesday, March 13 Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale FL +
Friday, March 15 Saturn, Birmingham AL +
Saturday, March 16 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN +
Sunday, March 17 The National, Richmond VA +
Thursday, April 11 Hunter Lounge, Wellington NZ
Saturday, April 13 Powerstation, Auckland NZ
Monday, April 15 Enmore, Sydney AU &
Tuesday, April 16 Unibar, Wollongong AU &
Wednesday, April 17 ANU, Canberra AU &
Thursday, April 18 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU
Saturday, April 20 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU
Monday, April 22 The Forum, Melbourne AU &
Friday, April 26 Bendigo Autumn Music Festival, Bendigo AU
Saturday, April 27 The Gov, Adelaide AU &
Sunday, April 28 Rosemount Carpark, Perth AU &
Sunday, May 26 All Points East, London UK
Monday, May 27 Aeronef, Lille FR
Tuesday, May 28 Atelier, Luxembourg LU
Thursday, May 30 This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes FR
Friday, May 31 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Sunday, June 2 Best Kept Secret, Hivarenbeek, NE
Monday, June 3 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Tuesday, June 4 Astra, Berlin DE
Thursday, June 6 Sideways Festival, Helsinki FI
Monday, June 10 Mejeriet, Lund SE
Tuesday, June 11 Pustervik, Gothenburg SE
Thursday, June 13 Pipfest, Oslo NO
Friday, June 14 Mablis, Stavanger NO
Saturday, June 15 Bergenhus Festning, Bergen NO
Wednesday, June 19 Klub Proxima, Warsaw PL
Thursday, June 20 Meetfactory, Prague CZ
Friday, June 21 Kolorado Festival, Budapest, HU
Monday, June 24 Inmusic Festival, Zagreb HR
Tuesday, June 25 Magnolia, Milan IT
Wednesday, June 26 Les Docks, Lausanne CH
Friday, June 28 Rock Werchter, Werchter BE

+ w/ The Sadies
& w/ RVG

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Belle and Sebastian – North America Summer 2019

In addition to August’s hotly anticipated Boaty Weekender cruise with guests Yo La Tengo, Mogwai, Japanese Breakfest and many others, Belle and Sebastian have confirmed 8 summer appearances in the US and Canada. Tickets go on general sale this Friday at 10am local time.

Belle and Sebastian on tour (new dates in bold)

Thursday, July 11 Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville VA
Friday, July 12 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, July 13 House of Blues, Boston MA
Monday, July 15 M Telus, Montreal QC
Tuesday, July 16 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Thursday, July 18 The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh PA
Friday, July 19 House Of Blues, Cleveland OH
Sunday, July 21 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI
Thursday August 8 The Boaty Weekender, Barcelona ES

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Spoon – Summer Dates With Beck, Cage The Elephant

Spoon spent nearly two years touring in support of ‘Hot Thoughts’ so what better way to commemorate the summer of 2019 than by visiting the continent’s finest ampitheatres and multi-purpose entertainment venues on a package tour alongside such show business titans as Beck and Cage The Elephant? If an answer to this question pops into your head, please don’t bother sharing it as the shows are already booked and tickets go on sale rather soon (Friday at 10am local time, in fact).

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Thursday, July 11 Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Ridgefield WA
Saturday, July 13 Gorge Amphitheater, George WA
Tuesday, July 16 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View CA
Wednesday, July 17 FivePoint Amphitheater, Irvine CA
Friday, July 19 Park Theater, Las Vegas NV
Saturday, July 20 North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, Chula Vista CA
Sunday, July 21 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix AZ 
Tuesday, July 23 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, Denver CO
Friday, July 26 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin TX
Saturday, July 27 The Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas TX
Sunday, July 28 The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston TX
Tuesday, July 30 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, St. Louis MO
Wednesday, July 31 Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago IL
Friday, August 2 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati OH
Saturday, August 3 DTE Energy Music Theater, Detroit MI
Sunday, August 4 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Indianapolis IN
Sunday, August 11 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON
Monday, August 12 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs NY
Tuesday, August 13 Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center NY
Thursday, August 15 Xfinity Center, Mansfield MA
Friday, August 16 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford NH
Saturday, August 17 Forest Hills Stadium, Queens NY
Tuesday, August 20 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
Wednesday, August 21 BB&T Pavilion, Camden NJ
Thursday, August 22 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD
Saturday, August 24 Coastal Credit Union Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh NC
Sunday, August 25 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte NC
Tuesday, August 27 Oak Mountain Amphitheater, Birmingham AL
Thursday, August 29 Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa FL
Friday, August 30 Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL


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Car Seat Headrest – New Summer 2019 Dates

Though Car Seat Headrest’s current North American run recommences this Thursday in Boston, MA, the band have confirmed 9 additional summer show. Pre-sale begins Tuesday at 10am local time.. You can sign up for the presale (password TODAY ONLY) at https://carseatheadrest.com/tourdates. You’ll receive a text and email 10 minutes before tickets go on sale. General onsale begins Friday at 10am local time.

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Car Seat Headrest on tour (new shows in bold)

Thursday, February 14 Royale, Boston MA
Friday, February 15 Mass MoCA, North Adams MA
Saturday, February 16 Madison Square Garden, New York NY *
Sunday, February 17 Rams Head Live, Baltimore MD
Monday, February 18 The National, Richmond VA
Wednesday, February 20 Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, February 21 The Moon, Tallahassee FL
Friday, February 22 The Beacham Theater, Orlando FL
Saturday, February 23 The Orpheum, Tampa Bay FL
Tuesday, February 26 Tipitina’s, New Orleans LA
Wednesday, February 27 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Thursday, February 28 Emo’s, Austin TX
Friday, March 1 Canton Hall, Dallas TX
Saturday, March 2 Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX
Wednesday, May 1 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison CO &
Saturday, June 22nd College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Sunday, June 23rd Firefly Festival, Dover DE
Tuesday, June 25th Asbury Hall at Babeville, Buffalo NY
Wednesday, June 26th House of Blues, Cleveland OH
Thursday, June 27th Deluxe at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Friday, June 28th Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN
Saturday, June 29th Bogart’s, Cincinnati OH
Tuesday, July 2nd Wooly’s Des Moines IA
Wednesday, July 3rd The Waiting Room, Omaha NE
Sunday, August 11th Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA +

* with Interpol, Snail Mail
% with Interpol
+ with Death Cab For Cutie

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VIDEO : Steve Gunn – “Vagabond”, From “CBS This Morning (The Saturday Sessions)”

The morning after Friday’s sold-out Bowery Ballroom, Steve Gunn appeared on the Saturday, February 2 edition of “CBS This Morning” performing “Vagabond”, “New Familiar” and “New Moon” from one of 2019’s most critically acclaimed albums, ‘The Unseen In Between’

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Steve Gunn On Tour

Thursday, February 7 The Hangout, Long Beach, CA (Steve solo)
Friday, February 8 The Casbah, San Diego CA ^
Saturday, February 9 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA ^
Sunday, February 10 Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz CA $
Tuesday, February 12 Aladdin Theater, Portland OR $
Wednesday, February 13 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA $
Friday, February 15 Hopmonk Tavern, Novato CA #
Saturday, February 16 The Chapel, San Francisco CA #
Tuesday, March 12 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NL
Wednesday, March 13 Paard, Den Haag NL
Thursday, March 14 Vera, Groningen NL
Friday, March 15 Nochtspeicher, Hamberg DE
Saturday, March 16 Radar, Aarhus DK
Monday, March 18 Folken, Stavanger NO
Wednesday, March 20 Revolver, Oslo NO
Thursday, March 21 Pustervik, Gothenburg SE
Friday, March 22 Loppen, Copenhagen DK
Saturday, March 23 Frannz Club, Berlin DE
Sunday, March 24 Archa Theatre, Prague CZ
Monday, March 25 UT Connewitz, Leipzig DE
Tuesday, March 26 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Wednesday, March 27 Arena, Vienna AT
Saturday, March 30 Südpol, Luzern CH
Sunday, March 31 Rotefabrik, Zurich CH
Monday, April 1 Sonic, Lyon FR
Tuesday, April 2 Le Petit Bain, Paris FR
Wednesday, April 3 De Kreun, Kortrijk BE
Friday, April 5 Oslo, London UK
Saturday, April 6 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham UK
Sunday, April 7 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Monday, April 8 Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Thursday, April 18 Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI*
Friday, April 19 Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL *
Saturday, April 20 Storehouse, Galien MI
Sunday, April 21 Off Broadway, St Louis MO*
Monday, April 22 89th Street, Oklahoma City OK*
Tuesday, April 23 Double Wide, Dallas TX *
Wednesday, April 24 Barracuda, Austin TX*
Friday, April 26 Saturn, Birmingham AL*
Saturday, April 27 40 Watt, Athens GA*
Sunday, April 28 The Earl, Atlanta GA*
Monday, April 29 The Basement, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, April 30 The Mothlight, Asheville NC*
Wednesday, May 1 Cat’s Cradle, Carborro, NC*
Thursday, May 2 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte,NC*
Friday, May 3 Richmond Music Hall, Richmond,VA*
Saturday, May 4 Songbyrd, Washington DC*

^ w/ Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
$ w/ Meg Baird
# w/ Sachiko Kanenobu
* w/ Gun Outfit

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New From Kurt Vile : “Timing Is Everything (And I’m Falling Behind)”


Kurt Vile premiered a new song earlier today, “Timing Is Everything (And I’m Falling Behind)” and it’s exclusively available from Amazon Music.  If you’re lucky enough to share your living space with an Alexa-enabled device, simply utter the phrase, “Alexa, play the new Kurt Vile song,” and VOILA, your life with be enriched thru the miracle of A-L-E-X-A.   Kurt calls the song,  “a candid snapshot of KV & the Violators ‘at home’; where we like it: sparse and jangly and as live as possible. Ok, fine, with some additional accoutrements (including a sick b bender overdub by Rob!). Jesse swells and chimes beautiful guitar as well. KV fingerpicks and sings. The lyrics are country blues. “Open the flood gates of a down pouring rain… in my brain.” Masterfully recorded in Athens, GA by our drummer Kyle somewhere inside a cluster of hazy band rehearsals on the roundabout way to a festival in Denver. Mixed by Peter Katis. This jam was one of many contenders for the last album, but we gonna start peeling em off for ya now instead.”

STREAM or download “Timing Is Everything (And I’m Falling Behind)”

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Kurt Vile & The Violators On Tour  (new dates in bold)

Thursday, February 14 Higher Ground, Burlington VT +
Friday, February 15 Mtelus, Montreal QC +
Saturday, February 16 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON + (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, February 17 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Tuesday, February 19 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI +
Wednesday, February 20 Taft Theatre, Cincinnati OH +
Thursday, February 21 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN +
Friday, February 22 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville NY +
Saturday, February 23 Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL +
Sunday, February 24 The Pageant, St. Louis MO +
Tuesday, February 26 The Slowdown, Omaha NE +
Wednesday, February 27 Truman, Kansas City MO +
Thursday, February 28 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO +
Friday, March 1 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT +
Saturday, March 2 M3F Fest, Phoenix AZ
Sunday, March 3 House of Blues, Las Vegas NV +
Tuesday, March 5 Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ +
Wednesday, March 6 Meow Wolf, Sante Fe NM +
Friday, March 8 Gruene Hall, New Braunfels TX +
Saturday, March 9 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX +
Sunday, March 10 Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA +
Tuesday, March 12 The Beacham, Orlando FL +
Wednesday, March 13 Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale FL +
Friday, March 15 Saturn, Birmingham AL +
Saturday, March 16 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN +
Sunday, March 17 The National, Richmond VA +
Thursday, April 11 Hunter Lounge, Wellington NZ
Saturday, April 13 Powerstation, Auckland NZ
Monday, April 15 Enmore, Sydney AU &
Tuesday, April 16 Unibar, Wollongong AU &
Wednesday, April 17 ANU, Canberra AU &
Thursday, April 18 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU
Saturday, April 20 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU
Monday, April 22 The Forum, Melbourne AU &
Friday, April 26 Bendigo Autumn Music Festival, Bendigo AU
Saturday, April 27 The Gov, Adelaide AU &
Sunday, April 28 Rosemount Carpark, Perth AU &
Sunday, May 26 All Points East, London UK
Monday, May 27 Aeronef, Lille FR
Tuesday, May 28 Atelier, Luxembourg LU
Thursday, May 30 This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes FR
Friday, May 31 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES

Sunday, June 2 Best Kept Secret, Hivarenbeek, NE
Monday, June 3 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Tuesday, June 4 Astra, Berlin DE
Thursday, June 6 Sideways Festival, Helsinki FI

Monday, June 10 Mejeriet, Lund SE
Tuesday, June 11 Pustervik, Gothenburg SE
Thursday, June 13 Pipfest, Oslo NO
Friday, June 14 Mablis, Stavanger NO
Saturday, June 15 Bergenhus Festning, Bergen NO

Wednesday, June 19 Klub Proxima, Warsaw PL
Thursday, June 20 Meetfactory, Prague CZ
Friday, June 21 Kolorado Festival, Budapest, HU
Monday, June 24 Inmusic Festival, Zagreb HR

Tuesday, June 25 Magnolia, Milan IT
Wednesday, June 26 Les Docks, Lausanne CH
Friday, June 28 Rock Werchter, Werchter BE

+ w/ The Sadies
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Matador Revisionist History : Considering Unsane’s ‘Total Destruction’

(photo by Michael Galinsky)

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What would possess a respected independent label entering an (ill-fated) joint-venture with a major record company to make one of their inaugural releases a record as uncompromisingly unpleasant and visceral as Unsane’s 1994, ‘Total Destruction’ — once again, re-pressed by Matador and now on sale to mark the album’s 25th anniversary? Well, for starters, we were a bunch of arrogant motherfuckers who thought we knew better (MAN, DID THE YEARS BEAT THAT OUT OF US). Also, maybe you had to be there (and I was there — over and over and over again and I have the hearing/brain damage to prove it) but Chris Spencer, Pete Shore and Vincent Signorelli were a devastating force. That we did a somewhat crap job of convincing more than a few people of this is something we’d love to lay at the feet of Atlantic Records…so there you go. It’s everyone’s dream to do what they love and here we are still doing it.

(“Body Bomb” video, directed by Richard Kern)

Fast forward a quarter century later and Unsane are still making sick records, touring the globe (now with Dave Curran in Pete’s spot) and setting an impossibly high bar for a new generation of bands. And Matador’s still working O.T. hoping you won’t be overcome with noxious nostalgia fumes, but not before you jump on a totally destructive a 25% off sale.

Iceage North American Dates 2019

Iceage spring US/Canada dates
– tickets for non-Coachella dates onsale this Friday at noon local time
 
Sunday April 14 – Coachella Festival, Indio CA
Wednesday, April 17 – Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ *
Thursday ,April 18 – Club Congress, Tucson, AZ *
Sunday April 21 – Coachella Festival, Indio CA
Tuesday, April 23 – The New Parish, Oakland, CA *
Thursday, April 25 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Friday, April 26 – The Vera Project, Seattle, WA
Saturday, April 27 – Distrikt, Victoria, BC
Sunday, April 28 – The Astoria, Vancouver, BC
Tuesday, April 30 – Dicken’s Pub, Calgary, AB +
Wednesday, May 1 – Amigo’s Cantina, Saskatoon, SK +
Thursday, May 2 – Temple, Edmonton, AB +
Saturday, May 4 – The Good Will Social Club, Winnipeg, MB +
Sunday, May 5 – The Aquarium, Fargo, ND +
Monday, May 6 – Turf Club, St. Paul, MN +
Tuesday, May 7 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL +
 
* – with Shame

+ with Nadah El Shazly

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Happy 25th Birthday To Yo La Tengo’s “From A Motel 6”

(“From A Motel 6”, directed by Hal Hartley)

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Yo La Tengo’s “From A Motel 6” being released as a single thru the confusing maelstrom of the major label distribution system. It’s also Ira Kaplan’s birthday, and to celebrate both of these historic events we’re offering 25% off ‘Extra Painful’ and ‘There’s A Riot Going On’. Stream “From A Motel 6” and find your territory’s Matador Webstore

Yo La Tengo On Tour :

Tuesday, January 22nd Hi How Are You Day 2019, ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin TX
Wednesday, February 6th Teatro Capitolio, Lisbon PT
Thursday, February 7th Hard Club, Porto PT
Friday, February 8th Sala Capitol, Santiago de Compostela ES
Saturday, February 9th Teatro Victoria Eugenia, San Sebastian ES
Monday, February 11th Sala La Riviera, Madrid ES
Tuesday, February 12th Oasis Club Teatro, Zaragoza
Wednesday, February 13th Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES
Saturday, February 16th L’Aeronef, Lille FR
Sunday, February 17th EartH, Hackney UK
Monday, February 18th EartH, Hackney UK
Tuesday, February 26th Thalia Hall, Chicago IL*

* (Live Score to “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller: a “live documentary” from filmmaker Sam Green.)

August 8-12 2019, The Belle & Sebastian Boaty Weekender

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Our Annual Orgy of Self-Congratulation, Grandstanding & Overconsumption : Matador Artists & Staff Select Their 2018 Favorites

(Matador’s 2018 Person Of The Year Jered Thretin wants you to know that by reading these lists, you’re part of the illusion)

Around this time every year, your long-suffering editor attempts to coax a list of favorite recordings, books, television programs, life events, etc. out of the label’s artist roster and our show business friends. In the past, the exercise has been an exacting process, fraught with nagging, teeth-gnashing and no shortage of reluctant participants, some of whom actually changed labels or places of employment or their identities/physical appearances to avoid the chore. Even worse, we sometimes overlook persons currently recording for or working for the record label (either that or they’ve saving their lists for a website people actually read).

For some historical perspective, here’s last year’s selections. Questions or comments about our crap taste and/or inexplicable omissions are welcome (but NOT THAT WELCOME) . And without further ado, let the coronation of Mitski commence – GC)

Britt Daniel, Spoon

Top 18 NYC Shows, 2018
The Byrds + Marty Stuart – Town Hall, Sept 24
Gerald Clayton – Village Vanguard, Aug 1
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas – Connollys, Jan 26
Heart Bones – Brooklyn Bazaar, Nov 30
Thee Oh Sees – Warsaw, Oct 19
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn, June 20
Nine Inch Nails – Radio City, Oct 13
Hamilton Leithauser – Cafe Carlyle, Jan 25
!!! – Industry City, Sept 22
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Bowery Ballroom, Sept 15
Alejandro Escovedo – Knitting Factory, Sept 9
Paul Simon – MSG, Sept 21
Bodega – Elsewhere, Aug 23
Morris Day + The Time – Sony Hall, Aug 11
Nick Cave – Barclays, Oct 26
Jon Batiste – Village Vanguard, Nov 3
JD McPherson – Brooklyn Bowl, Dec 4
Elton John – MSG, Nov 8

top 12 NYC margaritas, 2018:
El Camion, Ave A
Chilos, Franklin Ave Brooklyn
Castros, Myrtle Ave Brooklyn
La Esquina, Kenmare
Chela, 5th Ave Brooklyn


Don Chignon, Flatbush Ave Brooklyn
Tacombi, Lafayette Ave Brooklyn
Agave, 7th Ave
Vida Verde, 55th St
Cafe Habana, Prince St
La Contenta Oeste, 11th St
Sweet & Vicious, Spring St

Alex Fishel, Spoon

best shows:
guerilla toss – zebulon
roger waters – laxness arena
ethan gruska – bootleg theater
fell runner – zebulon
david byrne – shrine auditorium
sparks – palace theatre
moaning – best kept secret
olivia kaplan – zebulon

best recordings:
blake mills – look

adrianne lenker – abysskiss
alessandro cortini / lawrence english – immediate horizon
wand – perfume
julian cubillos – in heaven
lala lala – the lamb
dur-dur band – dur dur of somalia vol 1, vol 2
underworld / iggy pop – teatime dub encounters

Steve Gunn
2018
Daniel Carter, Hamid Drake, William Parker set at Troost
Marc Morgan last solo show in NYC for a while at Union Pool
Joshua Abrahms Natural Information Society at the Hideout, Chicago
Drinking wine with Roy Montgomery in ChristChurch
Jessica Pratt
Richard Thompson
Coolio coming to my show in LA and saying what’s up after my set.
Yo La Tengo
Loren Connors & Alan Licht Duo
Mathew Shipp
Tom Carter /Pat Murano Duo at Luncheonette
Heron Oblivion
Bob Dylan doing a 15 minute band melt version of Blowing in The Wind at the Met in Philadelphia. I rushed the stage
Ka Baird
Body Head
Sun Ra Arkestra

Flying in two seater biplane with no windows around New Zealand with a fan who offered to take me on a flight the morning after my show.
Jennifer Castle
World of Echo record store London
Watching Dave Burrell play piano while sitting directly above him from the balcony


Andrew Katz, Car Seat Headrest

1 Trait Danger, 1 Trait High

Ryan Mahan, Algiers

Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Gazelle  – Twin Pastoral


Bambara  – Shadow on Everything
Harrga – La Mer
Wetware  – Automatic Drawing
Albedo Fantastica  – Culvert and Starry Night
Hiro Kone –  Pure Expenditure
Uniform – The Long Walk
Daughters –  You Won’t Get What You Want
Krimewatch Krimewatch

Bill Nace, Body/Head

Madison Palffy, SCDT, Northampton MA
Mountain Movers, Ortlieb’s ,Philadelphia PA
Bill Orcutt, Johnny Brenda’s ,Philadlephia PA
Gunn/Truscinski Duo, Great Scott, Boston MA
Simone Forti /Charlamagne Palestine,  LA CA
RP BOO, Philamoca, Phiadlephia PA
Wheatie Mattiasich, Caroline’s Place, Baltimore MD
Jana Rush, Cropped Out Fest, Louisville KY
Pengo, The Liquor Store, Rochester NY
Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase,  The Lab SF

Mike Hadreas, Perfume Genius

Albums:
Amen Dunes – Freedom

Tierra Whack – Whack World
Julia Holter – Aviary

Books:
“Elmet” by Fiona Mozley
“Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novik
“Eileen” by Ottessa Moshfegh

Movies:
Suspiria
Annihilation
Roma
Hereditary

TV:
Succession
The Terror
The Americans

Most of My Listening Went To:
Anita Baker – Rapture
The Sundays – Reading, Writing & Arithmetic
Low – Secret Name
Sade

Elias Rønnenfelt, Iceage

Arvo Pärt – Tabula Rasa
BIlly Boyo – Zim Zim
Black Lips – Satan’s Graffiti or Gods Art?

Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind


Camaron De La Isla – Potro De Rabia Y Miel

Dean Blunt – Soul On Fire
Eilert Pilarm – Eilert Forever
Eugene McDaniels – Outlaw
Gloria Ann Taylor – Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads – S/T
Insecure Men – Insecure Men
Levon Helm – Dirt Farmer
Lucinda Williams – Happy Woman Blues
Milk Music – Mystic 100’s
Obongjayar – Bassey
Puce Mary – The Drought
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – Young Brigham
Roscoe Holcomb – An Untamed Sense Of Control
Sly & The Family Stone – There’s A Riot Goin’ On
Total Control – Laughing At The System
U.S Girls – In A Poem Unlimited

Viagra Boys – Street Worms

Lee Tesche, Algiers

Top 5 staff 2018, in order
1. Gerard
2. Lombardi
3. Patrick
4. Josh
5. Shira
Honorable Mention: Natalie


Will Toledo, Car Seat Headrest

Milton Nascimento – A Festa (Acústico)
Of montreal – White is Relic/Irrealis Mood

kendall : ) – hey
Jandek – Los Angeles Friday

12 Ensemble – Resurrection https://youtu.be/kcPl34KMufg


Matthew Tong, Algiers

SHOW:
GAS – Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville TN

RECORDS:
Marie Davidson – “Working Class Woman”


Hiro Kone – “Pure Expenditure”

TELLY:
The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 2: The travails of Offred beyond the original novel had no reason to be this compelling, yet they were.
Atlanta, Season 2: Ageing out in the music industry so beautifully portrayed here.
My Beautiful Friend: obvs.

FILM:
Nico, 1988

FOOTBALL:

AFC Bournemouth 2 – 2 Newcastle Utd, Dean Court, 24th February: The plucky Cherries scored twice in the last 10 minutes to tie things up and leave Ryan Mahan with a whole lot of egg on his face.

BEST CELEBRITY BEEF:
Lana Del Rey vs Azalea Banks

BEST VIEW:
Castelmola, Sicily

MOST PENIS PARAPHERNALIA GATHERED IN ONE PLACE:
Caffe Bar Turrisi, Castelmola, Sicily
(honourable mention to the Air BnB in Chinatown NYC for the suitcase full of dildos hidden beneath the couch)

BEST RAVE:
Mouth Your Body, Show Nightclub, NYC, April 27-28

WORST AFTERS:
Bushwick A/V, NYC, April 28

BEST FANCY MEAL:
Kachka, Portland OR

BEST BAR FOOD:
Cheesesteak @ Old Pink, Buffalo NY

BEST GOTH CLUB:
Rebound, Athens, Greece

MOST PUNCHABLE BORDER CONTROL GUARDS:
Greece, Croatia

Kurt Vile

Nepotismic Reticulum: 10 faves 2018
“Solid Silk” – Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
“Need A Little Time” – Courtney Barnett
“Blue From the Dark” – DRINKS
“Sleeping Volcanoes” – Cass McCombs
“Summer’s End” – John Prine
“Elk River Blues” – Nathan Bowles
“Thanksgiving Song” – Grouper
“Shortwave” – Yo La Tengo

“This Time Around” – Jessica Pratt
“New Moon” – Steve Gunn

Patrick Amory, Matador Records

1. Ned Collette – Old Chestnut (it records/Feeding Tube)
2. The Goon Sax – We’re Not Talking (Chapter Music/Wichita)
3. Charlie Tweddle – The Unseen Sound of Music(Mighty Mouth)
4.Jon Hopkins – Singularity (Domino)
5. Spiritualized – “Let’s Dance” from And Nothing Hurt (Bella Union/Fat Possum)
6. Kali Malone – Organ Dirges 2016-2017 (Ascetic House)
7. The continuing incredible restoration work being done by RS3D
8. Music of Northern Laos (Akuphone)
9. Kikagaku Moyo – Masana Temples (Guruguru Brain)
10.Against All Logic – 2012-2017 (Other People)
11. DJ Lilocox – Paz & Amor (Principe)
12. Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams (Merge)
13. Mr. Fingers – Cerebral Hemispheres (Alleviated)
14. serpentwithfeet – Soil (Tri-Angle/Secretly Canadian)
15. Theo Parrish – Preacher’s Comin/Gullah Geechee (Sound Signature)
16. Tropical Fuck Storm – A Laughing Death in Meatspace (Joyful Noise)

Chris Bithell, Beggars
Favourite Trax of 2018 (not all released this year)

CCFX – The One To Wait [DFA]
Nickodemus – Night Blooming Jasmines [Wonderwheel]
Theophilus London feat. Giggs – Bebey (SN1 Road Mix) [My Bebey]
Amadou & Mariam – Filaou Bessame (Cerrone Remix) [Because]
Insecure Men – Subaru Nights [Fat Possum]
The Fall – Telephone Dub [Fontana/Cog Sinister]
Soulwax – Essential Three [DEEWEE]
Brockhampton – 1997 DIANA [Question Everything]
Dita Von Teese & Sebastien Tellier – Bird of Prey (Bullion Remix) [Record Makers]
The Staple Singers – If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me) [Stax]
Petite Noir – Blame Fire [Roya]
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Body Move (Bag Raiders Remix) [Nice Age]
N.E.R.D feat. Ed Sheeran – Lifting You [Columbia]
Red Axes – Musica Electronique [!K7]
The Chats – Smoko [Hot Wax]
Errorsmith – I’m Interesting, Cheerful & Sociable [PAN]
Q Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses (Demo 2) [Mon Amie]

Sebastian Bollet, Beggars Group

ALBUMS
THEE OH SEES – Smote Reverser
FLAVIEN BERGER – Contre-Temps

SABA – Care For Me
BEAK> – >>>
OUGHT – Room Inside The World
YVES TUMOR – Safe In The Hands of Love
AMEN DUNES – Freedom
BODEGA – Endless Scroll
LOW – Double Negative

MOVIES
THE GUILTY by Gustav Möller
WOMAN AT WAR by Benedikt Erlingsson
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Lars Von Trier
GIRL by Lukas Dhont

CONCERTS
DAVID BYRNE at The Paris Philharmonie
RYLEY WALKER at Point Ephémère
KAMAAL WILLIAMS at New Morning
ARCADE FIRE at Bercy
JON HOPKINS at Trianon

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Cycling through the Apuseni natural park in Transylvania

Nick Boyd, b4 Sounds / Beggars Group

Dance:
Unknown To The Unknown’s demolition of 2018:
⁃ X-Coast – XTC EP [Hot Haus Recs / UTTU]
⁃ Kornél Kovács – Metropolis EP [UTTU]
⁃ Vin Sol – Dance Trax Vol. 14 [Dance Trax / UTTU]
⁃ SE62 – Good Days EP [Hot Haus Recs / UTTU]
⁃ Lauren Flax – Dance Trax, Vol. 16 [Dance Trax / UTTU]
⁃ Addison Groove & Bim Sanga Present: Bags Inc. – Dance Trax Vol. 17 [Dance Trax / UTTU]
⁃ Contactless – Static EP [UTTU]
⁃ Bell Towers – My Body is a Temple [UTTU]
⁃ DJ Steaw – Heaven EP [Hot Haus Recs / UTTU]

Róisín Murphy and Maurice Fulton’s legend making 2018 four killer twelve inch run on Vinyl Factory. Beautiful design by Bráulio Amado as well:
⁃ Plaything / Like
⁃ The Rumble / World’s Crazy
⁃ Jacuzzi Rollercoaster / Can’t Hang On (feat. Ali Love)
⁃ All My Dreams / Innocence

Krystal Klear’s blockbuster twelve inches:
⁃ Club Studies [Hot Haus Recs / UTTU]
⁃ The Division [Running Back]

The fantastic debut year of Murlo’s Coil Records:
⁃ Sharda – Sharda EP // Huge release, big time favorite
⁃ Murlo & Conducta – “Together”
⁃ Shara – “One Kiss Refix”
⁃ Murlo & S-Type – “Make Believe”
⁃ Sharda & Bassboy – “Drifting”

Luca Lozano – Boss Moves [Running Back]
Eris Drew / Octo Octa – Devotion [Naive]
Malik Hendricks – Introducing Malik Hendricks EP [Bumpin’ Somethin’]

Off The Meds – The Meds Are Kicking In esp. “No B No E”
Niles Cooper – House Gospel EP [Super Tuff]
Dirty Channels vs. Danny Russell / Frazelle – Watchin Out [Athens of The North]
Minimal Violence – MVX / U41A [Technicolour]
AceMo – AceMo EP [Vanity Press] esp. “Get It From The Sound”
VA – Gemišt Part I [House Is OK] esp. Kornél Kovács’ massive “House Is OK”
Shan – Run Tings EP [Running Back]
Sully / FaltyDL – 2 Bad Mice Remixes [Sneaker Social Club]
Asquith – The Conditioning Track [Asquith]
Strategy – Future Shock [The Nite Owl Diner]
Abby Echiverri – Ab Initio [The Bunker New York]
Pangaea – Bone Sucka [Hessle Audio]
Giant Swan – Whities 016 [Whities]
Finn – Dance Music Has Betrayed Us All [Local Action]
Girls of the Internet – Remember My Name [Drab Queen]
Conny – Song For Eva [Cold Tonic]
Local Artist – Dancer / Dreamer [Mood Hut]
Missing Channel – FJAAK 002 // “Onslaught (FJAAK Remix)” is massive
aamourocean – Enjoy The Silence [Casual Gabberz]
Jayda G – Sacred Spaces [JMG Recordings]
Jayda G / Alexa Dash – Diva Bitch [Freakout Cult]
Syclops – Pink Rose [Running Back]
Peggy Gou – Once [Ninja Tune]
DJ Sprinkles / Hardrock Striker – Skylax House Explosion (Under The Loft) / Skylax House Explosion (Under The Ballroom) ‎/ Skylax House Explosion (Under The Garage) [Skylax]
Tony G – Onto/Off One [Sorry Records]
Tony G – ACID TONY [Sorry Records]
Jachary – The Virus Continues… B-Sides and Remixes
Cranklin – City Slicker [Sorry Records]
Stick Figure – FIGUR01 / FIGUR02 [Sorry Records]
Lanlord Lance – Night Sweats Box Set [Sorry Records]
DJ Lag – Stampit EP [Goon Club Allstars]
Clapman – Clapman [Party Central] esp. “Clapman (Kane West Original Mix)”
Danvers – Interludes [WotNot] esp. “Aye Ata”
Another Alias – Creep On The Couch [White of My Eyes]
V/A – Fatherhood Presents Bad Advice, Vol. 1 [Nervous]
V/A – Jubilee Presents: Magic City Vol. 4 esp. Lauren Flax’s “Work Dat” and AceMo’s “Just Waiting 4 U, Tonight (Ann Marie)”
Soundbwoy Killah – “Oh Baby” [Warehouse Rave]
Darling – “Estimu” [Safe Trip]
Alfie Casanova – “Urchin” [CALM]
DJ Lag / DJ Vumar / Biggie – “Jika” [Ice Drop]
Yaeji – “One More”
MOONOVERSUN – “GIRLS/BOYS (Jennifer Walton Remix)”
DJ Boo Man – “Jess H Bmore Anthem”
DJ E-Clyps – “Pancakes” [Classic Music Company]
Basside – “QLCL (DRUMMy’s Endless Torment Megamix)” [Sorry Records]
Sharda / Shanique Marie – “Wanna Know” [Swing Ting]

Mixes
Eris Drew’s ‘Thundering Goddess Mix’ [Mixmag]
HER DAMIT Podcast #28 / Eris Drew (Motherbeat)
RA.604 Eris Drew [Resident Advisor]
DJ Haus Enters The Unknown Vol. 2 [UTTU]
DISCWOMAN 40 x Octo Octa (Polyglamorous Year 3)
Frendzone with Octo Octa & Eris Drew @ The Lot Radio 07/26/2018
Octo Octa | Boiler Room x Is Burning ADE
Geoffrey LaRue – Gay Interest (1962-1981)
Crack Mix 207 – Sharda
Wrecked @ CDA August 2018 (Main Room) 12 – 4
Hunee Boiler Room BUDx Seoul DJ Set
Gerd Janson Boiler Room x Sugar Mountain 2018 DJ Set

Parties/DJ Sets/Shows:
Love Injection Universal Love 001 – 004
Frendzone! // Eris Drew b2b Octo Octa – Good Room
Octo Octa All Night – Good Room
Eris Drew – Sustain-Release
SHYBOI – Sustain-Release
Minimal Violence – Sustain-Release
Legowelt – Sustain-Release
Honey Dijon – Mister Sunday – Nowadays
Noncompliant – Technofeminism – Bossa Nova Civic Club
Soul Summit – Fort Greene Park
Octo Octa – All Nighter – Nowadays
SOPHIE – Elsewhere
Danny L Harle – HARLECOR3 – Sunnyvale
The Lot Radio 2 Year Anniversary
Wrecked (Ron Like Hell/Ryan Smith) w/ Jeffrey Sfire
Wrecked w/ Matrixxman


Emma Buchanan, Matador Records

The Goon Sax – We’re Not Talking
Ned Collette – Old Chestnut
Roy Montgomery – Suffuse
Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman


Guttersnipe – My Mother the Vent
Miranda Winters – Xobeci, What Grows Here?
Julia Holter – Aviary
Girl Pusher – 911
Demdike Stare – Passion
Mitski – Be the Cowboy
U.S. Girls – In a Poem Unlimited
ANMLPLNET – Fall Asleep
SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES
Low – Double Negative
Caroline Says – No Fool Like an Old Fool
Not For You – Drown

Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake

Martin Collins, Beggars Group

10. Melody’s Echo Chamber – ‘Breathe In, Breathe Out’
It took six years, a cancelled tour, and an unspecified “serious accident”, but we finally got another album from Melody Prochet.

9. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays’
For the longest time I was convinced this was a Steely Dan track.

8. Anderson .Paak – ‘Tints (feat. Kendrick Lamar)’
Because even as a feature to Anderson .Paak, Kendrick Lamar had to sneak his way into another end-of-year list.

7. HMLTD – ‘Proxy Love’
Honestly, I have no idea. This one sounds like schlager.

6. The Babe Rainbow – ‘Eureka’
Who is Greggo? Where did he go?

5. Parcels – ‘Lightenup’
I imagine this is what happens if you listen to Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ on loop until you pass out.

4. Khruangbin – ‘Maria También’
Wig-wearing Texans making Thai Funk. Obviously.

3. Tempesst – ‘A Little Bit of Trouble’
I really do wonder what possessed Tempesst to move from Australia to the cold of London, but I’m glad they did.

2. Post Animal – ‘Ralphie’
Remember Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) from Stranger Things? Well, he’s in a band and they’re pretty great.

1. Goat – ‘Let It Burn’
“The Gävle Goat is a Christmas display erected annually in Gävle, Sweden. It is a giant goat figure made of straw. It has become famous for being destroyed in arson attacks, and despite security measures, the goat has been burned to the ground thirty-seven times since its first appearance in 1966.” The song is good too.

Gerard Cosloy, Matador Records

Yuzo Iwata – Daylight Moon 
(Siltbreeze)

Rosali 
- Trouble Anyway (Scissor Tail / Spinster Sounds)
Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt – Brace Up! (Palilalia Records)
David Nance Group – Peaced & Slightly Pulverized (Trouble In Mind)

Lena Hessels – Billow (Terp)
Deaf Wish – Lithium Zion (Sub Pop)
Uniform – The Long Walk (Sacred Bones)
Marlowe – s/t (Mello Music Group)
Armand Hammer – Paraffin (Backwoodz Studio)
Tropical Fuck Storm – A Laughing Death In Meat Space (Joyful Noise)
Heather Leigh – Throne (Editions Mego)
Counter Intuits – “Vietnamese Lighter” (Total Punk)
Obnox – Bang Messiah (Smog Veil)
Träden, s/t (Subliminal Sounds/Gåshud)
Rattle – Sequence (Upset The Rhythm)
The Goon Sax – We’re Not Talking (Wichita)
Thalia Zedek – Fighting Season 
(Thrill Jockey)
Salad Boys – This Is Glue (Trouble In Mind)
Civic – New Vietnam (Anti-Fade)
Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits (In The Red)
Various Artists – Wound (Carbon)

ISS – s/t EP (Sorry State)
Midnight Mines – Invisible Insurrection Of A Million Minds (Loki)
Charalambides: Tom And Christina Carter (Drawing Room)
Wingtip Sloat – Purge and Swell/Lost Decade (VHF)
Fuck – The Band (Vampire Blues)

Lewsberg – s/t LP

The Kids  / The Real Kids ‎– 1974 Demos / 1977/78 Demos/Live (Crypt)
Wet Tuna – Livin The Die (Feeding Tube)
Bad Sports – Constant Stimulation (Dirtnap)
Mazoma – Stark Joy (Feeding Tube)
Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore – Ghost Forests (Three Lobed)
F.U.K – “Roadkill” b/w “I Got A Head”  7″ (Hozac)
Heavy Metal EP  – (Total Punk)
Wax Chattels – s/t (Captured Tracks)
Kuzu – Hiljaisuus (Astral Spirits)

Eyelids – Maybe More (Jealous Butcher)

live


Mdou Moctar, PhillyMOCA
Deaf Wish, Slim’s /Hopscotch Fest Raleigh NC, Murphy’s/Goner Fest, Memphis, Barracuda Austin
Vampire Belt, Union Pool, Brooklyn


The Scientists, Beerland, Austin
Wire, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa Myths
This Is Not This Heat, Union Park, Chicago

ExEk, Hotel Vegas, Austin

Matthew Lux’s Communications Arts Quartet, Barracuda, Austin
Xylouris White, Beerland, Austin
S.H.I.T., Mohawk, Austin
Loren Connors, Wonders Of Nature, Brooklyn
too many times / most times : Chronophage, Temple Of Angels

“Milford Graves Full Mantis” (dir – Jake Meginsky)

Steve Cross, Remote Control
Melbourne 2018 :

Tropical Fuck Storm: You Let My Tyres Down
Cash Savage & the Last Drinks: Pack Animals
Gena Rose Bruce: The Way You Make Love
Laura Jean: Girls On The TV
Grand Salvo: All Those Stars
Lowtide: Alibi
Winternationale: Eulogies
Moon Rituals: Sky Dance
HTRK Mentions
Mildlife: The Magnificent Moon (Tornado Wallace Remix)

Giulia Distaso, Spin-Go!

BEST ALBUMS – in no particular order

AUTECHRE NTS Sessions 1-4 (Warp)
ZULI Terminal (UIQ)
LOW Double Negative (Sub Pop)
BODY/HEAD The Switch (Matador)
GAZELLE TWIN Pastoral (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray)
GUTTERSNIPE My Mother The Vent (Upset The Rhythm)
700 BLISS Spa 700 (Don Giovanni Records)
JPEGMAFIA Veteran (Deathbomb Arc)
YOUNG ECHO Young Echo (Young Echo Records)
CONDUIT Drowning World (Kitschy Spirit)
HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEAD Hank Wood & The Hammerheads (Toxic State)
IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO Idiota Civilizzato (Static Shock Records)

BEST OF ITALIAN UNDERGROUND

SABA SABA Saba Saba (Maple Death Records)

HOLIDAY INN Torbido (Maple Death Records)
HEROIN IN TAHITI Casilina Tapes 2010-2017 (Boring Machines)
LUCTA Black Magic Punk (Occult Punk Gang)
HEITH Laguna (Haunter Records)

Malcolm Donaldson, Matador Records

Marissa Esposito, Beggars Group
Albums:
Shame – Songs of Praise
Mitski- Be The Cowboy
The Goon Sax- We’re Not Talking
Earl Sweatshirt- Some Rap Songs
Let’s Eat Grandma- I’m All Ears
Parquet Courts- Wide Awake!
Ty Segall and White Fence – Joy
Vince Staples- FM!
Flasher- Constant Image


Swearin’- Fall into the Sun
Noname- Room 25
John Maus- Addendum
Snail Mail- Lush
Saba- CARE FOR ME
Iceage- Beyondless
IDLES- Joy as an Act of Resistance.

 Songs:
(no particular order or from albums listed above)
Sorry- Starstruck
Ovlov- Spright
Lala Lala- Destroyer
Goat Girl- The Man
Unknown Mortal Orchestra- Hunnybee
Courtney Barnett- Need A Little Time
Frank Ocean- Moon River
BODEGA- Name Escape
Yellow Days- What’s It All For?
Porches- Find Me
Joey Purp- Elastic
boygenius- Me & My Dog
Sneaks- Money Don’t Grow on Trees

Live Shows:
Homeshake @ Market Hotel
SXSW in Austin, TX
Ty Segall @ Brooklyn Steel
Mount Kimbie @ Brooklyn Steel
King Krule @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Parquet Courts @ Elsewhere
Radiohead @ MSG
BROCKHAMPTON @ Terminal 5
Iceage @ Secret Project Robot
Shame @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mitski @ Brooklyn Steel

Rian Fossett, Matador Records

Amen Dunes — Freedom
Tirzah — Devotion
Adriane Lenker — abysskiss
Earl Sweatshirt — Some Rap Songs
Mark Renner — Few Traces
Olden Yolk — s/t
Damien Durado — The Horizon Just Laughed
Sunshine EP — s/t
Against All Logic — s/t
Jenny Hval EP —  The Long Sleep
A$AP Rocky — Testing
Yves Tumor — Safe In The Hands of Love

highlights/loves from 2018: seeing Kurt Vile open for Neil Young in Quebec City, launch of @rasmixtapes, every second spent at deer mountain inn, Interpol press conference in Mexico City, Marfa Myths, my brilliant friend (show + books), tropical fuck storm video for “you let my tyres down,” (above)  Taylor from Billions, The Sadies and Kurt playing “Albuquerque” on the lawn of a haunted house in the Catskills, the favourite & mission impossible fallout, a mixtape with a blue watercolor given to me recently, new chris cohen song “edit out”

 

Matt Harmon, Beggars Group

Albums

Amen Dunes – Freedom (Sacred Bones)
Sunwatchers – II (Trouble in Mind)
Gabriella Cohen – Pink is the Color of Unconditional Love(Dot Dash/Captured Tracks)
Barker Trio – Avert Your I (Astral Spirits)
The Goon Sax – We’re Not Talking (Chapter Music / Wichita Recordings)
David Nance Group – Peaced and Slightly Pulverized (Trouble in Mind)
Mono Pause / Metabolismus – Don’t Low Up to the Amped Buenaes (Feeding Tube Records)
Penelope Trappes – Penelope 2 (Houndstooth)
Escape-ism – Hi. I’m THE LOST RECORD (Merge)
Tropical Fuck Storm – A Laughing Death in Meatspace (TFS /Joyful Noise Recordings)
JEFF the Brotherhood – Magick Songs (Dine Alone)
Beak – >>> (Invada Records)
Catherine Christer Hennix – Selected Early works (Blank Forms Editions)
No Age – Snares Like a Hair Cut (Drag City)
Exploded View – Obey (Sacred Bones)
Haruomi Hosano – ParaIiso + Philharmony LP re-issues (Light in The Attic)
Songs
Amen Dunes “L.A.”
Tropical Fuck Storm “You Let My Tyres Down”
Ryley Walker “Telluride Speed”
Deafwish “FFS”
Gruff Rhys “Frontier Man”
Anderson Paak – “Bubblin”
Sons of Kemet “My Queen is Harriet Tubman”
Chris Cohen “Edit Out”
Other Stuff
Saladish cook book by Ilene Rosen
Hilda af Klint – Paintings for the Future (Guggenheim Museum)
Friends with record stores –  Record Grouch (Brooklyn), Vinyl Remains (Pittsburgh), World of Echo Music (London), Lost Padre (Santa Fe)

Fly fishing in New Mexico & Colorado

Shira Knishkowy, Matador Records

These Are 30 Albums In Alphabetical Order That I Greatly Enjoyed in 2018 Not Including Matador Titles:
Amen Dunes – Freedom
Anna St Louis – If Only There Was A River
Ariel Pink – Dedicated To Bobby Jameson
Blake Mills – Looks
David Nance Group – Peace And Slightly Pulverized
Dean Wareham & Cheval Sombre – Dean Wareham vs. Cheval Sombre
DJ Koze – Knock Knock
Hollie Cook – Vessel Of Love
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo
Low – Double Negative
Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman
Marisa Anderson – Cloud Corner
Mind Over Mirrors – Bellowing Sun
Nap Eyes – I’m Bad Now
Neko Case – Hell On <— favorite if I had to pick
Ohmme – Parts
Olden Yolk – Olden Yolk
Pusha T – Daytona
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs
Ruston Kelly – Dying Star
Sandro Perri – In Another Life
Spiritualized – And Nothing Hurt
The Beths – Future Me Hates Me
The Messthetics – The Messthetics
Thousand Foot Whale Claw – Black Hole Party
Tirzah – Devotion
Vive La Void – Vive La Void
Westerman – Ark
Wooden Shjips – V
This Was My Favorite Book This Year:
My Year Of Rest And Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh
This Was My Favorite Netflix Original Movie This Year:
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
TV Was Really Good This Year Especially:
Atlanta
Better Things
Killing Eve
Marvelous Mrs Maisel
My Brilliant Friend
The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Younger

Noam Klar, Matador Records

Amen Dunes – Believe
Baby Jayy – Out The Rain
Boothroyd – Pure Country
Chrystal – 2 Real
DJ Healer – The Interview
DJ Oblong – Speed Your Rage To Me
Drake – Nice For What
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
The Garden – 🙁
Gucci Mane feat. Migos – I Got The Bag
Ikonika – Assisted Retweet
The Internet – Come Over
John T Gast – Club Version
Kadhja Bonet – Delphine
Kanye West – Ghost Town
Kids See Ghosts – Reborn
Mary Lattimore – It Feels Like Floating
Playboi Carti feat. Lil Uzi Vert – Shoota
Raar – Le Sacrifice Moral
Skee Mask – Vli

Andy Larsen, Matador Direct

 

Sarah Davachi – Let Night Come On Bells End The Day (Recital) / Gave In Rest (Ba Da Bing!) – Albums refreshingly produced by an atheist woman conjuring a non-secular sound with an evocation of architecture and place rather than of personal spirituality. Beautiful, non-deceptive odes to religious moments, spaces, and influences from a non-believer.
Demdike Stare – Passion (Modern Love)
Lavender Hex – Lavender Hex
Gas – Rausch (Kompakt)
Jlin – Autobiography (Music From Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography) (Planet Mu)
S.H.I.T. – What Do You Stand For? (Iron Lung Records)
Drew McDowall – The Third Helix (Dais Records)

Miss Red – K.O. (Pressure)
Vile Gash – Nightmare In A Troubled Brain (Youth Attack)
Tirzah – Devotion (Domino)
Helena Hauff – Qualm (Ninja Tune)

Etc:
La Misma – Negociacoes De Pas Continuae Como Fazemas Fabulas 7″ (Toxic State Records)
Clara! – Reggaetoneras 3 mixtape (Editions Gravats)
V/A Basement Beehive (Numero Group)
Mark Morgan – Department of Heraldry (Open Mouth) – I haven’t heard this yet. Consider this a placeholder
Films:
The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos)
Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles)
Amazing Grace (Sydney Pollack)
The Opera House (Susan Froemke)
Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino)Valerie Lynch, Spin-Go!

Albums:
GOAT GIRL “Goat Girl”
VILLAGERS “The Art Of Pretending To Swim”

MOUNT EERIE “Now Only”
EVERYTHING IS RECORDED “Everything Is Recorded”
ICEAGE “ Beyondless”
MARIANNE FAITHFULL “Negative Capability”

Songs:
SALMO “90MIN”
DAUGHTER “All I Wanted – Live At Asylum Chapel”
THE KILLS “List Of Demands (Reparations)”
MOSES SUMNEY “Rank & File”
CHILDISH GAMBINO “This is America”
BEIRUT “Gallipoli”
IDLES “Colossus”
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE “Hunger”
BALTHAZAR “Fever”
JACK WHITE “Why Walk A Dog?”
THOM YORKE “Suspirium”
SHARON VAN ETTEN “Jupiter”
MARK RONSON feat. Miley Cyrus “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”

Concerts:
Beyonce & Jay Z @San Siro

Laura Lyons, Beggars Group

albums:
ariana grande – sweetener
bad gyal – worldwide angel
teyana taylor – ktse
jorja smith – lost & found
hana vu – how many times have you driven by
miya folick – premonitions
mac miller – swimming
mitski – be the cowboy
asap rocky – testing
peggy gou – once
tirzah – devotion
deji okeze – so sorry

against all logic – 2012-2017
empress of – us
channel tres – s/t
octavian – spaceman
tierra whack – whack world
cardi b – invasion of privacy
natalie prass – the future & the past

Vinnie Martini, Matador Direct

BEST REPERTORY FILM SCREENINGS OF 2018

1) The Other Side Of The Wind (1976/2018, Orson Welles) – Film Society
of Lincoln Center and MoMA – 35mm

2) Eight Hours Don’t Make A Day (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) –
MoMA and Film Forum – DCP

3) Lola Montes (1955, Max Ophuls) – Metrograph – 35mm

4) Laughing Anne (1953, Herbert Wilcox) – MoMA – DCP
5) Remember My Name (1978, Alan Rudolph) – Quad Cinema – 35mm

6) Taking Off (1971, Milos Forman) – Anthology Film Archives – 35mm

7) A Moment Of Innocence (1996, Mohsen Makhmalbaf) – Metrograph and MoMA – 35mm

8) Canyon Passage (1946, Jacques Tourneur) – Film Society of Lincoln
Center – 35mm

9) Come Back To The Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982, Robert
Altman) – Museum of the Moving Image – 35mm
10) Amazing Grace (1972/2018, Sydney Pollack) – Film Forum – DCP

MOST HONORABLE MENTION TO:

The Leopard (1963, Luchino Visconti) which I viewed theatrically 3
times in 2018.

Ryan Naideau, Rough Trade

sarah davachi – gave in rest
julee cruise – the voice of love
adrienne lenker – abysskiss
earl sweatshirt – some rap songs
amen dunes – freedom
lisa o’neill – heard a long gone song
teyana taylor – ktse
mount eerie – now only
tozcos – sueños deceptivos
mike – renaissance man
idris ackamoor & the pyramids -an angel fell
twisted thing – lucky 7s demo
asap rocky – testing
mark renner – few traces
idiota civilizzato -st
nines – crop circle
innumerable forms – punishment in flesh

Øyvind Rones, Playground Music

10 AMAZING ALBUMS
Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo


Jon Hopkins – Singularity
Snail Mail – Lush
The Go! Team – SEMICIRCLE
Emilie Nicolas – Tranquille Emile
Gang Gang Dance – Kazuashita
Fay Wildhagen – Borders
Blood Orange – Negro Swan
Kurt Vile – Bottle It In
Gundelach – Baltus
10 AMAZING GIGS
David Byrne @ Panorama, New York
Car Seat Headrest @ Roundhouse, London
The Smashing Pumpkins @ Madison Square Garden, New York
Khruangbin @ Øyafestivalen, Oslo
Fay Wildhagen @ Parkteatret, Oslo
Slowdive @ Landmark, Bergen
The Low Frequency In Stereo @ Blå, Oslo
Ulver @ Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo
Belle & Sebastian @ Sentrum Scene, Oslo

Spielbergs @ Blå, Oslo

SO MANY AMAZING SONGS

Abby Rubin, Beggars Group

Albums/EPs/Songs
Tirzah – Devotion
Amen Dunes – Freedom
Against All Logic – 2012 – 2017
Tierra Whack – Whack World


Virginia Wing – Ecstatic Arrow
Oneotrix Point Never – Love In The Time of Lexapro
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Jenny Hval – Spells
Hollie Cook – Vessel of Love
Westerman – Confirmation, Ark EP
Low – Double Negative
Helena Deland – Claudion
Adrianne Lenker – abysskiss
Kali Uchis – Isolation
Mark Renner – Few Traces (Reissue)
Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman
Viagra Boys – Street Worms
MorMor – Heaven’s Only Wishful
Beach House – 7
Serpentwithfeet – Soil
Okay Kaya – Habitual Love
Julia Holter – Aviary
Empress Of – When I’m With Him
Ariana Grande – thank u, next
Nils Frahm – Spells
Amyl and the Sniffers – Cup Of Destiny
A$AP Rocky – Fukk Sleep (feat. FKA Twigs)
Mitski – Nobody
Channel Tres – Controller
Kurt Vile – Bottle It In
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake (album)
US Girls – In a Poem Unlimited
Smerz – Have Fun EP
Iceage – Beyondless
Liz Phair – Girly Sound to Guyville 25th Anniversary Release

Book – My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Film – The Favourite

Melanie Sheehan, Rough Trade
Top Karaoke Moments of 2018

Rosemont Bar, Brooklyn NY : Crystal Mesh presents a delightfully intimate karaoke-ki hosted by DJ Paradise. On this particular evening, a young lithe gentleman performed the classically coy 1986 hit “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” by Jermaine Stewart. As the song progressed, said gentleman slowly started removing ALL of his layers (it was March brrRRrr) until he reached the end of the song, and the end of his wardrobe. He finished the number completely nude, holding the mic in one hand, and his bravery in the other.

The Cat’s Meow, New Orleans LA : There’s a tender balance when traveling, to avoid the obvious and embrace the peculiar. But proximity and a Why Not attitude can tip the scales sometimes and lead you to a Bourbon Street (GASP) karaoke bar. Twas the weekend before Halloween, my two favorite things coming together, a time when people can embarrass publically preen visually and audibly in a mélange of chaos. Sexy Jesus was my bartender, a skull masked man sang Thriller like a pro, the staff broke into a line dancing rendition of Footloose, and our favorite socially awkward slasher Michael Myers was spotted waving his machete in glee to the Friends Theme Song. A friend watched the video I took of him, and aptly noted “He’s such a RACHEL”.

The Karaoke Hole (K-Hole to all the clever darlings out there), London UK : I trekked out to this basement haunt by myself one night, because my quest to always find the next best spot is unyielding. When I walked in, a young unassuming man was singing Mariah Carey “Fantasy” and I knew I was in the right place. The scantily clad drag queen host Rhys’ Pieces brought the vibes and an insanely accurate version of Missy Elliott “Work It”, with backwards lyrics and matching choreo to boot.

Celtica Pub, Newport RI : On the heels of my first Newport Folk Festival came a splendiferous night of ‘Roke in a dark Irish bar with a KJ who was deaf in one ear. Walking up to the door of the place, I met my future ex-husband, Cowboy Doug, who had taken the cordless mic outside and was singing on the sidewalk, staring at the crowd through the window. Later on he wowed me with his rendition of Marc Cohn’s “Walking in Memphis” , closing with “But do I really feel the way I feel? YEAH I DO, Im really feelin that shit tonight, Bro.”  And yes, he did make that hat.

Emma Strickland, Beggars Group

Gouge Away – Burnt Sugar
Vein – Errorzone
Skee Mask – Compro
Lil Peep – Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2
Nothing – Dance on the Blacktop
Dedekind Cut – Tahoe
Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Fog Lake – Captain
Hovvdy – Cranberry
Touche Amore – Green (Single)
Grouper – Grid of Points
Daniel Avery – Songs for Alpha
Pianos Become The Teeth – Wait For Love
6lack – East Atlanta Love Letter
Jacques Greene – Fever Focus
Single Mothers – Through a Wall
GAS – Rausch
Harrison BDP – Confusion of Sound
Shygirl – Cruel Practice
Rich Brian – Amen

Jake Whitener, Matador Records

LP’s

Kikagaku Moyo- Masana Temples
Ned Collette- Old Chestnut
Parquet Courts- Wide Awake
The Goon Sax- We’re Not Talking
The Cowboy- The Cowboy Album
Aaberg- Albatross
Marlowe- Marlowe
Vera Ellen- Beat Yr Name
Haley Heynderickx- I Need To Start A Garden
Jon Hopkins- Singularity
Illuminati Hotties- Kiss Yr Frenemies
Mourn- Surpresa Familia
Viagra Boys- Street Worms
Marbled Eye- Leisure
JPEGMAFIA- Veteran
Value Void- Sentimental
Lawn- Blood on the Tracks
Daniel Brandt- Channels
Rays- You Can Get There From Here
Olden Yolk- Olden Yolk
Matt Dorrien- In the Key of Grey

EP’s

Duval Timothy- 2 Sim
Puma Blue- Blood Loss
Ultra Beauty- Ultra Beauty
Westerman- Ark
MIKE- Black Soap
Public Practice- Distance is a Mirror
Gasper Nali- Zoona Malawi
Draag- Nontoxic Process
Pinch Points- Mechanical Injury
SLUGS- Cool World

Compilations :

Laura Spiegel- The Expanding Universe
Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights
We Out Here: The Sound of London Jazz
Voyager Gold Record Box Set

Kurt Vile – Tonight On ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”



Kurt Vile and The Violators appear tonight on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (11:35 pm eastern, 10:35 central).   In addition, a previously recorded session Kurt recorded for WXPN’s “World Cafe” airs today at 2pm eastern time.

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Kurt Vile & The Violators On Tour

Friday, December 14 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR *
Saturday, December 15 Moore Theatre, Seattle WA *
Sunday, December 16 Vogue, Vancouver BC *
Wednesday, December 19 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN *
Thursday, December 20 Sylvee, Madison WI *
Friday, December 21 Turner Hall Milwaukee WI *
Saturday, December 22 Rivera Theatre, Chicago IL *
Saturday, December 29 The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA !
Thursday, February 14 Higher Ground, Burlington VT +
Friday, February 15 Mtelus, Montreal QC +
Saturday, February 16 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON + (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, February 17 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Tuesday, February 19 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI +
Wednesday, February 20 Taft Theatre, Cincinnati OH +
Thursday, February 21 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN +
Friday, February 22 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville NY +
Saturday, February 23 Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL +
Sunday, February 24 The Pageant, St. Louis MO +
Tuesday, February 26 The Slowdown, Omaha NE +
Wednesday, February 27 Truman, Kansas City MO +
Thursday, February 28 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO +
Friday, March 1 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT +
Saturday, March 2 M3F Fest, Phoenix AZ
Sunday, March 3 House of Blues, Las Vegas NV +
Tuesday, March 5 Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ +
Wednesday, March 6 Meow Wolf, Sante Fe NM +
Friday, March 8 Gruene Hall, New Braunfels TX +
Saturday, March 9 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX +
Sunday, March 10 Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA +
Tuesday, March 12 The Beacham, Orlando FL +
Wednesday, March 13 Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale FL +
Friday, March 15 Saturn, Birmingham AL +
Saturday, March 16 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN +
Sunday, March 17 The National, Richmond VA +
Thursday, April 11 Hunter Lounge, Wellington NZ
Saturday, April 13 Powerstation, Auckland NZ
Monday, April 15 Enmore, Sydney AU &
Tuesday, April 16 Unibar, Wollongong AU &
Wednesday, April 17 ANU, Canberra AU &
Thursday, April 18 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU
Saturday, April 20 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU
Monday, April 22 The Forum, Melbourne AU &
Friday, April 26 Bendigo Autumn Music Festival, Bendigo AU
Saturday, April 27 The Gov, Adelaide AU &
Sunday, April 28 Rosemount Carpark, Perth AU &

*- with Jessica Pratt
! w/ The Feelies, Snail Mail
+ w/ The Sadies
&  w/ RVG

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Lucy Dacus 2019 Dates


(photo by Elizabeth Weinberg)

After a whirwind 2018 that’s included no shortage of year-end accolades for ‘Historian’, Lucy Dacus embarks on yet another US tour this February (new dates in bold below, tickets on sale Friday, 10am local time).

Friday, February 1st Motorco Music Hall, Durham NC *
Saturday, February 2nd Charleston Pour House, Charleston SC *
Monday, February 4th Saturn, Birmingham AL *
Tuesday, February 5th Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS *
Thursday, February 7th Ruins, Dallas TX *
Friday, February 8th White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX *
Saturday, February 9th Barracuda, Austin TX *
Monday, February 11th Opolis, Norman OK *
Tuesday, February 12th The Bottleneck, Lawrence KS *
Wednesday, February 13th Rose Music Hall, Columbia MO *
Thursday, February 14th Cosmic Charlie’s, Lexington KY *
Friday, February 15th Thalia Hall, Chicago IL ^
Thursday, March 7th Savannah Stopover, Savannah GA
Friday, March 8th Barley’s Tap Room, Knoxville TN &
Saturday, March 9th The Basement East, Nashville TN &
Monday, March 11th The Basement, Columbus OH &
Tuesday, March 12th Ninth Ward, Buffalo NY &
Thursday, March 14th The Haunt, Ithaca NY &
Friday, March 15th Colony, Woodstock NY &
Saturday, March 16th Pearl Street Club, Northampton MA &
Sunday, March 17th SPACE Gallery, Portland ME &
Tuesday, March 19th Columbus Theatre, Providence RI &
Wednesday, March 20th White Eagle Hall, Jersey City NJ &
Thursday, March 21st Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &
Friday, March 22nd The Black Cat, Washington DC &

May 3-5 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Friday, May 31 Primavera Festival, Barcelona ES

* w/ Illuminati Hotties
^ w/ Sharon Van Etten
& w/ Mal Blum, Fenne Lily

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Steve Gunn – “Stonehurst Cowboy”, From ‘The Unseen In Between’

(Made for Matador Records by The Mitcham Submarine)


Steve Gunn sings about the rhythms of life in terms of landscapes — overpasses, oceans and streets, from the perspective of characters that could step in for him but are likely based on folks he’s met along the way. It gives his songwriting a winding quality, enlivened by a dexterous-yet-mindful guitar style that has become Gunn’s own.

For the first time in years, there’s no band — just Gunn, his guitar and a meditation underscored by a video filmed on the streets of London. “Stonehurst Cowboy” muses on a father who knew how to tell a story, and who doubled as a guide through Gunn’s life. Entangled in one of his most indelible guitar melodies, he sings, “Teach us right all those steps / Before there’s nothing left, for all those cowboys in the world.”- Lars Gotrich, NPR

Earlier today, NPR Music premiered “Stonehurst Cowboy”, the second track from Steve Gunn’s incredible new album ‘The Unseen In Between’ (out January 18)

(photo by Clay Benskin)

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Steve Gunn on tour (new date in bold)

Thursday, January 3 Crowley Theater (Solo Show), Marfa TX

Thursday, January 31 Great Scott, Boston MA ^
Friday, February 1 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY ^
Saturday, February 2 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA ^
Friday, February 8 The Casbah, San Diego CA ^
Saturday, February 9 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA ^
Sunday, February 10 Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz CA $
Tuesday, February 12 Aladdin Theater, Portland OR $
Wednesday, February 13 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA $
Saturday, February 16 The Chapel, San Francisco CA #
Tuesday, March 12 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NL
Wednesday, March 13 Paard, Den Haag NL
Thursday, March 14 Vera, Groningen NL
Friday, March 15 Nochtspeicher, Hamberg DE
Saturday, March 16 Radar, Aarhus DK
Monday, March 18 Folken, Stavanger NO
Wednesday, March 20 Revolver, Oslo NO
Thursday, March 21 Pustervik, Gothenburg SE
Friday, March 22 Loppen, Copenhagen DK
Saturday, March 23 Frannz Club, Berlin DE
Sunday, March 24 Archa Theatre, Prague CZ
Monday, March 25 UT Connewitz, Leipzig DE
Tuesday, March 26 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Wednesday, March 27 Arena, Vienna AT
Saturday, March 30 Südpol, Luzern CH
Sunday, March 31 Rotefabrik, Zurich CH
Monday, April 1 Sonic, Lyon FR
Tuesday, April 2 Le Petit Bain, Paris FR
Wednesday, April 3 De Kreun, Kortrijk BE
Friday, April 5 Oslo, London UK
Saturday, April 6 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham UK
Sunday, April 7 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Monday, April 8 Deaf Institute, Manchester UK

^ w/ Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
$ w/ Meg Baird
# w/ Sachiko Kanenobu

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Great Music For Terrible Times : 25% Off Holiday Sale

Dear Citizens of Earth,


As we reach the end of 2018, it would not be an exaggeration to say we’re in the midst of many difficult moments in human history.  The icecaps are melting.   America is on the brink of a constitutional crisis.  You can’t walk 15 feet in any major metropolis without breaking your neck on a discarded scooter.  Your personal data (including everything we collect in this campaign) is being used for nefarious means. Nearly 15% of the public believes we actually told someone to “sound more like Adele.”  Nearly $40 million was spent to produce “The Hurricane Heist”

All of that said, there is still beauty, mystery, and grandeur in what’s left of the fine arts.  And when you’re done with the fine arts, there’s Matador’s incredible array of 2018 titles from Belle and Sebastian, Body/Head, boygenius, Car Seat Headrest, Lucy Dacus, Iceage, Interpol, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Liz Phair, Snail Mail, Kurt Vile and Yo La Tengo.  Will these records help you sort out a world gone mad? hey, they’re great, but not THAT GREAT.  Almost certainly, and that’s why your friends at Matador —a label as magnanimous as it is humble — are offering an unprecedented 25% OFF when you use the code, “terribletimes” thru December 13. Orders of $40.00 and above receive a free tote bag and take it from me, a tote bag skeptic, you’re way less likely to drop shit all over the sidewalk when you have a stylish bag.

(moon art : James McNew)

MATADOR HOLIDAY SALE : 25% w/ code “terribletimes”

boygenius – Tiny Desk Concert

Earlier today, NPR Music premiered boygenius‘ first Tiny Desk concert. The trio of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus continue their North American tour tonight in Madison, WI.

(photo : Cameron Pollack / NPR)

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Friday, November 16 The Sylvee, Madison WI
Saturday, November 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November 19 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, November 20 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, November 23 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Saturday, November 24 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, November 25 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Monday, November 26 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Thursday, November 29 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA
Friday, November 30 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA

Julien Baker online :
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Perfume Genius – “Alan (Rework)”

Available today via W Records, Perfume Genius’ “Alan (Rework)”. All proceeds will benefit Immigration Equality, an organization representing and advocates for people from around the world fleeing violence, abuse and persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.

Stream / purchase “Alan (Rework)”

Stream / purchase ‘No Shape’

 

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Car Seat Headrest – “I Haven’t Done Shit This Year, Pt. II” (TIDAL)

Car Seat Headrest and TIDAL have debuted the 2nd installment of “I Haven’t Done Shit This Year”, pt. II being a behind-the-scenes peak at the band’s sold-out shows at SF’s Fillmore last July.  Parts 1 and 2 of of the film can be seen here. There’s a 90 free trial available at TIDAL.com/CSHFans.

Previously only available on LP as a Record Store Day exclusive, the remastered 2011 version of ‘Twin Fantasy’ (aka ‘Twin Fantasy – Mirror To Mirror’) is available now on all digital services and in record stores starting tomorrow, November 9.

Car Seat Headrest on tour :

Thursday, November 8th Kentish Town 02 Forum, London UK
Saturday, November 10 Rolling Stone Weekender Weissenhauser Strand, DE
Sunday, November 11th Pumpehuset, Copenhagen DK
Tuesday, November 13th Vera, Groningen NL
Wednesday, November 14th Tivoli, Utrecht NL
Thursday, November 15th Autumn Falls at Vooruit, Gent BE
Saturday, November 17 Rolling Stone Park Rust, DE
Thursday, February 14 Royale, Boston MA
Friday, February 15 Mass MoCA, North Adams MA
Saturday, February 16 Madison Square Garden, New York NY !
Sunday, February 17 Rams Head Live, Baltimore MD
Monday, February 18 The National, Richmond VA
Wednesday, February 20 Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, February 21 The Moon, Tallahassee FL
Friday, February 22 The Beacham Theater, Orlando FL
Saturday, February 23 The Orpheum, Tampa Bay FL
Tuesday, February 26 Tipitina’s, New Orleans LA
Wednesday, February 27 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Thursday, February 28 Emo’s, Austin TX
Friday, March 1 Canton Hall, Dallas TX
Saturday, March 2 Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX

! – with Interpol, Snail Mail

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Snail Mail – 2019 Australia/New Zealand Dates

Tickets for Snail Mail’s March 2019 tour of Australia and New Zealand are on sale today.

Tuesday, March 5 Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney AU
Thursday, March 7 The Foundry, Brisbane AU
Friday, March 8 Brunswick Festival Brunswick AU
Sunday, March 10 A Festival Called Panama Launceston AU
Wednesday, March 13 Galatos Auckland NZ
Thursday, March 14 Caroline, Wellington NZ

stream/purchase ‘Lush’

previously announced Snail Mail dates :
Thursday, November 8 Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik IS
Friday, November 9 Sorte Firkant Musikfestival, Copenhagen DK
Sunday, November 11 Sonic City, Kortrijk BE
Tuesday, November 13 The Dome, London UK (SOLD OUT)
Friday, November 30 White Eagle Music Hall, Jersey City NJ
Saturday, December 1 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (early show)
Saturday, December 1 The Sinclair, Boston MA (late show)
Sunday, December 2 Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA
Tuesday, December 4 Dionysus Discotheque at Oberlin College, Oberlin OH
(free show)
Wednesday, December 5 Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit MI
Thursday, December 6 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON * (SOLD OUT)
December 7, Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON * (SOLD OUT)
December 8, Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON *
Thursday, December 20 The Broadberry, Richmond VA
Thursday, January 17 Metro, Chicago IL
Saturday, January 19 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Friday, December 21 9:30 Club, Washington D.C
Friday, December 29 The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA &
Thursday, January 17 Metro, Chicago IL
Saturday, January 19 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Monday, January 21st The Music Box, San Diego CA #
Tuesday, January 22nd Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA #
Wednesday, January 23rd Novo, Los Angeles CA #
Thursday, January 24 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
Saturday, January 26 Aladdin Theater Portland OR +
Sunday, January 27 The Imperial, Vancouver BC +
Monday, January 28 The Neptune Theater, Seattle WA +
Saturday, February 16 Madison Square Garden, New York NY !

& w/ Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Feelies
# w/ Parquet Courts
+ w/ Choir Boy
! w/ Interpol, Car Seat Headrest

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