new Cold Cave single, “Villains of the Moon”

The Tuesday April 5 release of Cold Cave’s 2nd LP, ‘Cherish the Light Years‘ is just around the corner, it’s due time to unveil the next single from the album. With great anticipation, we give you “Villains of the Moon”.

Cold Cave – “Villains of the Moon” [192 kbps]

You can still pre-order ‘Cherish the Light Years’ at the Matador store and receive a 15% discount and a free poster — catch Cold Cave on tour NOW!

Thursday, March 31 – Stereo, Glasgow, UK
Friday, April 1 – Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK
Saturday, April 2 – Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
Monday, April 4 — Rough Trade East, London, UK – free in-store show.
On stage @ 7pm, wristbands available from 6pm/when purchasing album.

Tuesday, April 5 – The Lexington, London, UK (The Quietus Night)

Wednesday, April 6 – De Kreun, Kortrijk, Belgium
Saturday, April 9th – Jack Daniels Music Day, Barcelona, Spain

Monday, April 11 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge (CC headline)
Wednesday, April 13 – Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge (CC headline)
Thursday, April 14 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (CC headline)

Friday, April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella

Sunday, April 17 – Phoenix, AZ – ICYC (CC headline)
Tuesday, April 19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, April 20 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa (supporting The Kills)
Friday, April 22 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Saturday, April 23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, April 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, April 26 – Boston, MA – Royale (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, April 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts (supporting The Kills)
Thursday, April 28 – Hartford, CT – The Mill (at Trinity College) (CC headline)
Friday, April 29 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (supporting The Kills)
Saturday, April 30 – Montreal, QC – Olympia (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, May 1 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, May 3 – Detroit, MI – Majestic (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, May 4 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater (supporting The Kills)
Thursday, May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, May 8 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Monday, May 9 – Seattle, WA – Showbox (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, May 10 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, May 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium (supporting The Kills)
Saturday, May 14 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre (supporting The Kills)
Monday, May 16 – El Paso, TX – Bombadiers (CC headline)
Wednesday, May 18 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar (CC headline)
Thursday, May 19 – St. Louis, MO – Luminary Center for the Arts (CC headline)
Friday, May 20 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub (CC headline)
Sunday, May 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox (CC headline)

Cold Cave mix for The Quietus

Our good friends at The Quietus have been long-time supporters of Cold Cave and they’ve not been quiet in their admiration (you can see what we mean here, here, here, here and here). So when those aforementioned gentlemen asked Cold Cave card-carrying member Dominick Fernow to compile a mix for the website, the response was never going to be anything other than a resounding affirmative.

Listen to Dom’s startling mix below.

Cold Cave are currently on tour in the UK for a handful of shows, including one at The Lexington in London hosted by none other than The Quietus.

March
31st – The Stereo, Glasgow [buy tickets]

April
1st – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester [buy tickets]
2nd – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
4th – Rough Trade East, London (free in-store show)
5th – The Lexington, London (The Quietus presents) [buy tickets]

And if you happen to be in the New York zip code, new album Cherish The Light Years can be picked up a week early from Hospital Productions (the record store run by Dom). Head to their homepage for more information.

‘Cherish the Light Years’ available for purchase now at Hospital Productions


Cold Cave’s forthcoming LP, ‘Cherish the Light Years” “official street date” is April 5 but those in the NYC area can pick up a copy one week early (aka NOW) at Cold Cave member, Dominick Fernow’s awesome record boutique, Hospital Productions (60 E. 3rd St. NY, NY). And although the Cold Cave CD/LP shouldn’t be too hard to find once you get there, be sure to pick up some of the other treasures to be found at the store.

stream Cold Cave ‘Cherish the Light Years’ NOW, see them in Europe

 

Around the release date for ‘Cherish The Light Years’ (still available for pre-order with a 15% discount) and ahead of their North American Spring tour, Cold Cave take a little time out to visit Europe for a few dates around the UK, followed by a couple in mainland Europe.  These will be their first European dates in almost a year and their first with their new 5-piece line up, consisting of Wes Eisold, Dominick Fernow, Jennifer Clavin, Tonie Joy and Alex Garcia-Rivera. Get yourself along to one of the following shows ready to witness their stupendous new sounds at one of the following dates:

March
29th – Start The Bus, Bristol, UK
30th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
31st – Stereo, Glasgow, UK

April

1st – Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK
2nd – Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
4th-Rough Trade East, London, UK – free in-store show. On stage @ 7pm, wristbands available from 6pm/when purchasing album.
5th – The Lexington, London, UK (The Quietus Night)
6th – De Kreun, Kortrijk, Belgium
9th – Jack Daniels Music Day, Barcelona, Spain 

You can also stream ‘Cherish The Light Years’ ahead of its release next week right here, at KCRW, The Quietus and myriad supporters’ sites around the web.

Listen to ‘The Great Pan is Dead‘ MP3 .

Cold Cave Spring Tour


Photo Credit: Sebastian Mlynarski

As previously reported, Cold Cave will be heading out on the road this Spring in support of their forthcoming LP, Cherish The Light Years.

Check out the below list of dates as there have been some additions & date changes for the previously scheduled shows in Kansas City, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.

Friday, April 08 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop (CC headline)   Cancelled
Monday, April 11 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge (CC headline)
Wednesday, April 13 – Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge (CC headline)
Thursday, April 14 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (CC headline)
Friday, April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Sunday, April 17 – Phoenix, AZ – ICYC (CC headline)
Tuesday, April 19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, April 20 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa (supporting The Kills)
Friday, April 22 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Saturday, April 23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (supporting The Kills) **
Sunday, April 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, April 26 – Boston, MA – Royale (supporting The Kills) **
Wednesday, April 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts (supporting The Kills) **
Thursday, April 28 – Hartford, CT – The Mill (at Trinity College) (CC headline)
Friday, April 29 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (supporting The Kills) **
Saturday, April 30 – Montreal, QC – Olympia (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, May 1 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, May 3 – Detroit, MI – Majestic (supporting The Kills) **
Wednesday, May 4 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater (supporting The Kills)
Thursday, May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave (supporting The Kills) **
Sunday, May 8 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Monday, May 9 – Seattle, WA – Showbox (supporting The Kills) **
Tuesday, May 10 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (supporting The Kills **
Wednesday, May 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium (supporting The Kills) **
Saturday, May 14 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre (supporting The Kills) **
Monday, May 16 – El Paso, TX – Bombadiers (CC headline)
Wednesday, May 18 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar (CC headline)
Thursday, May 19 – St. Louis, MO – Luminary Center for the Arts (CC headline)
Friday, May 20 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub (CC headline)
Sunday, May 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox (CC headline)

(Ticketmaster bundle is applicable for shows marked **)

Pre-order Cherish The Light Years (15% off + a free poster) here
Listen to “The Great Pan Is Dead” here

New From Cold Cave – “The Great Pan Is Dead”

(photo by Sebastian Mlynarski)

“The Great Pan is Dead” is the first track off Cold Cave’s forthcoming LP, ‘Cherish The Light Years’ (out April 5). Last night, the band posted the track for download on their website (http://coldcave.tumblr.com) and it’s now available for download here:

“The Great Pan is Dead” [192kbps mp3]

You can also head over to coldcave.tumblr.com or the band’s facebook for a special download of the track which includes a high quality mp3 of the track, exclusive artwork and lyrics handwritten by Wesley Eisold.

Cherish The Light Years‘ is available for preorder at the Matador Store at 15% discount and with a free poster right now.

And don’t forget, Cold Cave will be touring extensively throughout the spring, with more 2011 dates to be announced soon

Wednesday, April 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox (CC headline)
Thursday, April 7 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub (CC headline)
Friday, April 08 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop (CC headline)
Saturday, April 09 – St. Louis, MO – Luminary Center for the Arts (CC headline)
Sunday, April 10 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar (CC headline)
Monday, April 11 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge (CC headline)
Wednesday, April 13 – Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge (CC headline)
Thursday, April 14 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (CC headline)
Tuesday, April 19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, April 20 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa (supporting The Kills)
Friday, April 22 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Saturday, April 23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, April 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, April 26 – Boston, MA – Royale (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, April 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts (supporting The Kills)
Thursday, April 28 – Hartford, CT – The Mill (at Trinity College) (CC headline)
Friday, April 29 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (supporting The Kills)
Saturday, April 30 – Montreal, QC – Olympia (supporting The Kills)

Sunday, May 1 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, May 3 – Detroit, MI – Majestic (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, May 4 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater (supporting The Kills)
Thursday, May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, May 8 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Monday, May 9 – Seattle, WA – Showbox (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, May 10 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, May 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium (supporting The Kills)

Cold Cave & The Kills: Get The Albums With Your Tickets!

Earlier this week we announced Cold Cave’s North American tour with The Kills this Spring.

Starting this Friday Matador will be partnering with The Kills’ record label Domino and Ticketmaster to give you the option of upgrading your ticket order to include either the new Cold Cave album “Cherish The Light Years,” the new Kills album “Blood Pressures” on CD for $13 each* or to bundle both albums with your tickets for $25*.

In addition to one or both CDs, any upgraded orders will get the first singles from these albums a full two months before their April 5 release dates. Delivered as high quality MP3s (320kbps) including artwork, you will receive the first single from “Cherish the Light Years” on February 4 or soon after and the first single from The Kills on January 31 or soon after.

Go to Ticketmaster starting tomorrow to get your tickets and CDs.

(This album upgrade option is only available at participating Ticketmaster venues along the upcoming Kills/Cold Cave tour. Participating venues listed below in BOLD after the jump.)

Tuesday, April 19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, April 20 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa (supporting The Kills)
Friday, April 22 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Saturday, April 23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, April 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, April 26 – Boston, MA – Royale (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, April 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts (supporting The Kills)
Friday, April 29 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (supporting The Kills)

Saturday, April 30 – Montreal, QC – Olympia (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, May 1 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, May 3 – Detroit, MI – Majestic (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, May 4 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater (supporting The Kills)
Thursday, May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, May 8 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Monday, May 9 – Seattle, WA – Showbox (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, May 10 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, May 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium (supporting The Kills)

*These costs are in addition to the ticket charge.

New Cold Cave album: Cherish The Light Years

On April 5 Cold Cave will release their second album, Cherish The Light Years. Recorded with Chris Coady in New York City, the record is a tour de force of pounding synths and soaring romantic melody. Bandleader Wesley Eisold has taken Cold Cave worlds beyond 2008’s Love Comes Close with a massive, ambitious love letter to his adopted city. With Eisold’s newfound vocal strength fully to the fore on every track, Cherish The Light Years is a remarkable progression and we are confident that it will shake your world.

Other players on the album include longtime Cold Cave associates Dominick Fernow on electronics and Jennifer Clavin on backing vocal and synthesizer, plus Tonie Joy, Nick Zinner and Sean Martin on guitars, Daryl Palumbo on bass and guitar, Matt Sweeney on bass and Gae Licata on drums. Several of these will be joining Eisold on the road as the touring band, with other players to be announced.

The track list is as follows:

1. The Great Pan Is Dead
2. Pacing Around The Church
3. Confetti
4. Catacombs
5. Underworld USA
6. Icons Of Summer
7. Alchemy and You
8. Burning Sage
9. Villains of the Moon

There will be three different preorders available:

As announced yesterday, Cold Cave will be touring extensively this spring, both headlining and supporting The Kills. Keep your eyes on this space to order a bundle comprised of tickets and either or both the Cold Cave and Kills CDs.

Visit coldcave.net RIGHT NOW to preorder a limited-edition handmade version of the Cold Cave album on vinyl, with a special cover designed by the band. This is limited to 123 copies.

Alternatively, go directly to the Matador Store to preorder the regular LP or CD with a 15% discount.

All preorders will come with a free poster as well.

PREORDER HERE

coldcave.net

Matador Crazily Represented at Coachella 2011

Though the above poster is not entirely accurate, we can finally confirm (ie. after everyone else has already reported it) the following members of the Matador / True Panther Sounds family will be appearing at The 12th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this coming April 15-17

Interpol
The New Pornographers
Cold Cave
Delorean
Glasser

As for the rest of the bill, well, we all have our favorites, but I’d like to issue a deep personal thank-you to the organizers for NOT BOOKING THESE DUDES.

Cold Cave with The Kills this spring

photo by Austin Durant

Cold Cave will be touring this coming April and May, including many dates supporting the Kills on their upcoming spring tour.

To celebrate both bands’ forthcoming releases, Ticketmaster will be running a special bundle that will include options to purchase the upcoming spring releases from both Cold Cave and The Kills.

Keep an eye on the Matablog, this week for the on-sale details, along with our Cold Cave album announcement.

Wednesday, April 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox (CC headline)
Thursday, April 7 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub (CC headline)
Friday, April 08 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop (CC headline)
Saturday, April 09 – St. Louis, MO – Luminary Center for the Arts (CC headline)
Sunday, April 10 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar (CC headline)
Monday, April 11 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge (CC headline)
Wednesday, April 13 – Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge (CC headline)
Thursday, April 14 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (CC headline)
Tuesday, April 19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, April 20 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa (supporting The Kills)
Friday, April 22 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Saturday, April 23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, April 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, April 26 – Boston, MA – Royale (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, April 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts (supporting The Kills)
Thursday, April 28 – Hartford, CT – The Mill (at Trinity College) (CC headline)
Friday, April 29 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (supporting The Kills)
Saturday, April 30 – Montreal, QC – Olympia (supporting The Kills)

Sunday, May 1 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, May 3 – Detroit, MI – Majestic (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, May 4 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater (supporting The Kills)
Thursday, May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, May 8 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Monday, May 9 – Seattle, WA – Showbox (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, May 10 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, May 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium (supporting The Kills)

coldcave.net
Cold Cave on twitter

REVISED SCHEDULE : Matador At 21 : The Lost Weekend In Las Vegas, The Palms

First off, if these changes have left anyone disappointed or inconvenienced, we’re truly sorry.  I’ve been watching videos of the guys in the BP commercials all week trying to strike the right tone for this post, and wouldn’t you know it, MY VIDEO CAMERA IS BROKEN.   Bullet dodged.

On the bright side, hey, DEAD MEADOW are playing.    The opening VIP gala is still happening at 4pm Friday in the Hardwood Suite with dj sets by Ted Leo and myself.  Same room becomes a VIP lounge Friday and Saturday nights, plus late night dj action on Friday (James McNew, Dean Bein) and Saturday (Dave Martin, Robby Morris).  Here’s the live entertainment schedule of events.  Much like real life, everything is subject to change.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1st

THE PEARL
Pavement: 12:00am – 1:00am
Sonic Youth: 10:40pm – 11:30am
Fucked Up: 9:35pm – 10:15pm
Chavez: 8:30pm – 9:10pm
Guitar Wolf: 7:30pm – 8:10pm
Doors: 7:00pm

MC : Jeff Jensen

LATE NIGHT PARTY IN PALMS BALLROOM  (LIMITED CAPACITY)
Fucked Up Vs. Ted Leo and The Pharmacists: 1:30am – 2:30am
(One stage. Two bands.  At once. They’re supposed to take turns, song by song…but who knows?)
Doors: 1:00am

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2nd

THE PEARL
Belle & Sebastian: 11:45pm – 1:00am
Spoon: 10:25pm – 11:15pm
Superchunk: 9:20pm – 10:00pm
Cat Power: 8:15pm – 8:55pm
Perfume Genius: 7:55pm – 8:15pm
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: 6:50pm – 7:30pm
Come: 5:45pm – 6:25pm
Girls: 4:40pm – 5:20pm
Doors 4:00pm

MC : Bob Nastanovich

MATINEE IN THE PALMS BALLROOM (LIMITED CAPACITY)
Dead Meadow: 2:30pm – 3:15pm
Harlem: 1:30pm – 2:05pm
Doors: 1:00pm

LATE NIGHT PARTY IN PALMS BALLROOM (LIMITED CAPACITY)
Cold Cave: 2:25am – 3:15am
Esben and The Witch: 1:30am – 2:00am
Doors: 1:00am

KARAOKE UNDERGROUND AT LITTLE BUDDHA:
STARTS AT 1:30am

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3rd

THE PEARL
Guided By Voices: 11:30pm – 1:00am
Yo La Tengo: 10:10pm – 11:05pm
Liz Phair: 9:50pm – 10:10pm
The New Pornographers: 8:40pm – 9:25pm
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists: 7:35pm – 8:15pm
Shearwater: 6:30pm – 7:10pm
Doors: 6:00pm

MC’s : Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster

MATINEE IN THE PALMS BALLROOM
The Clean: 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Times New Viking: 3:30pm – 4:05pm
Kurt Vile: 2:30pm – 3:05pm
Doors: 2:00pm

General questions :  [email protected]

This event is sponsored by MySpace Music, Altamont, Incase, Sailor Jerry and Yowie.

Matador At 21 – The Lost Weekend : Final Bill, Schedule Info

First of all, we know you’ve been waiting patiently for the information below, and we sincerely apologize for the length of time it took to get it together. But if wanting to put together an even sicker bill than previously announced is a crime, PLEASE LOCK US UP.

1) 50 additional pairs of tickets priced at $250.00 per person  (not including taxes and fees) will be available via a public lottery sometime next week.  We’ll announce the details here and on the 21 site beforehand.

2) Details regarding a limited number of room upgrades will be available at that time.

3) We regret to announce that at present, our supply of VIP tickets has been exhausted.  If that situation changes, we’ll let you know.

4) As rumored in a bunch of places (including this very blog), we’re very happy to confirm the following additions to The Lost Weekend Bill ;  Liz Phair, Times New Viking, Esben and the Witch, Perfume Genius, The Clean, MC’s Jeff Jensen, Bob Nastanovich, Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster, and a late Friday evening presentation by Austin’s Karaoke Underground. The rough schedule can be found below, and is very much subject to change :

Friday:

4 PM: Gala opening party, Hardwood Suite (VIP ticketholders, limited capacity)

MAIN STAGE (The Pearl):

doors open 6 PM, first band (Guitar Wolf) on at 7 PM

Pavement
Sonic Youth
Fucked Up
Chavez
Cold Cave
Guitar Wolf

MC : Jeff Jensen

2am onwards :  Superchunk/Fucked Up/bands TBC,  Hardwood Suite (VIP ticketholders only, capacity limited)
2am onwards :  Karaoke Underground at Little Buddha (open to all ticketholders, space permitting)

Saturday:

MAIN STAGE (The Pearl):

Belle and Sebastian
Spoon
Superchunk
Cat Power
Perfume Genius
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Come
Girls

MC : Bob Nastanovich

2am : Esben and the Witch, Harlem,  Key West Ballroom (open to all ticketholders, space permitting)

Sunday (MATINEE, in Key West Ballroom, open to all ticketholders, capacity limited):

The Clean
Times New Viking
Kurt Vile

Sunday evening :

MAIN STAGE (The Pearl):

Guided By Voices
Yo La Tengo
Liz Phair
The New Pornographers
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
Shearwater

MC’s : Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster

Matador at 21: The Lost Weekend takes place at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas from October 1-3, 2010. This event is sponsored by MySpace Music, Altamont and Incase.

Cold Cave website, “Tomorrow” cover, tour dates


Cold Cave have unveiled a new website and christened it with a free download of a demo they recorded in April of 2009; a cover of Hunkydory’s 1982 track “Tomorrow”. Click here, or head over to http://www.coldcave.net/ to check it out, along with the latest updates from the band. Don’t forget, the band will hit the road for a quick westcoast run in September

Download: Cold Cave – Cold Cave – “Tomorrow” (demo) [by Hunkydory]

Sep 2 2010  9:00P

@ Casbah w/ DELOREAN & ABE VIGODA

San Diego, CA

Sep 3 2010  8:00P

@ Detroit Bar w/ ABE VIGODA

Costa Mesa, CA

Sep 4 2010  12:30P

FYF FEST at LA State Historic park www.fyffest.com

Los Angeles, CA

Sep 5 2010  7:00P

@ Great American Music Hall w/ ABE VIGODA

San Francisco, California

Sep 6 2010  6:00P

@ Henry Miller Memorial Library w/ABE VIGODA

Big Sur, California

Sep 9 20108:00P

@ Holocene

Portland, Oregon

Sep 10 20108:00P

@ Neumos

Seattle, WA

Sep 30 2010 7:00P

@ Hollywood Palladium w/ SPOON

Hollywood, California

Oct 1-3 2010
@ The Pearl at The Palms Resort
Matador at 21
Las Vegas, NV

*photo from neitherfishnorflesh‘s flickr

“The Lost Weekend” – Matador 21 In Las Vegas, Tickets On Sale This Friday, July 9

Tickets for “The Lost Weekend” aka Matador’s 21st birthday celebrations at The Palms will go on sale this Friday morning at 9am, PST. Here’s the details you’ve been hassling all of us about over the last week (and don’t think we don’t appreciate it)

a) Tickets/Pricing : An initial quantity will be on sale Friday for $SOLD. .After the $SOLD tickets sell out, the price increases to $SOLD.  A Ticketfly.com link will be posted on this site on Thursday, July 8th.  Starting Friday, you’ll have the opportunity to reserve standard rooms at the Palms for the discounted rate of $SOLD per night (the full 3 nights of the festival, only). The rooms feature two double bed and occupancy of up to 4 persons is allowed. The above rate is only available when purchasing tickets thru us. If you are interested in upgrading to a larger room or a suite you will be able to do so after purchasing the standard room. TICKETS FOR THE 3 NIGHTS  + ROOMS are being sold jointly — we’re not selling tickets to the shows separately at this time, nor are we selling tickets for individual nights.

(ADDENDUM -i) A limited number of 3-day tickets priced at  $SOLD—with no Palms reservation required — will be available Friday morning at 9am PST  via Ticketfly.com

ii)  if, for example, you’re buying 4 tickets to the shows, the $SOLD per night hotel fee can cover up to 4 people.  $SOLD over 3 nights divided by 4 is hopefully not an crazy amount to charge for rooms in a world class resort).

B) VIP tickets. A limited number of VIP packages will be available at $SOLD — details about what you’ll get for the $SOLD are forthcoming. You’ll have the ability to upgrade from the regular tickets, assuming the VIP tickets aren’t sold out.

C) Venue. The room in question is the 2100 seat Pearl at the Palms.

D) MORE BANDS. OK, we’re working on it. But in addition to the 19 artists confirmed on the above poster, we can confirm the original lineup of COME — Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Sean O’Brien and Arthur Johnson — will be participating. Actually, we already know who some of the other bands are, we’re just trying to drag this out.    MORE MATABLOG CONTENT between now and October!

E) Set times –  we’ll post these the week before the event.

F) These shows are open to all ages.  However, access to the casino floor is limited to those 21 and over.

F) WHAT ABOUT LAS VEGAS HUMANS?  Las Vegas’ Zia Records is selling 50 tickets to “The Lost Weekend” starting Friday, July 9.  You’ll need a Nevada I.D.  Reservations at the Palms are not required to purchase these tickets.

(ADDENDUM II :

INFORMATION FOR TICKETS AVAILABLE IN LAS VEGAS

Zia Records

4225 South Eastern Avenue

Las Vegas, NV 89119-5485

702-735-4942

Zia Records

4503 W. SAHARA

LAS VEGAS, NV 89102

702-233-4942

Tickets will go onsale at both stores at 10:00am on Friday, July 9th via lottery. By overwhelming demand by Nevada Residents we will be increasing the amount of tickets available (50 X 2 = 100) . There is a two ticket limit. Nevada state ID required for purchase. Any questions please email [email protected]

Matador 21 In Las Vegas, Oct. 1-3 : Let The Crazy Speculation Begin

As mentioned previously in this space, Matador will be celebrating the label’s 21st anniversary this October and this much we can finally confirm : there will be 3 nights of shows starting Friday October 1, and concluding Sunday October 3 at the Palms Casino & Resort In Las Vegas, NV. We’ll be dropping further hints about the amazing lineup in the days ahead, but a final announcement and information about how to purchase tickets will be made here at the trusty Matablog on July 5. Are you as psyched as we are?  (hopefully yes, because we’re getting in for free).

(ADDENDUM – there’s been a bit of confusion so just to clear things up, tickets DO NOT GO ON SALE JULY 5.  We’ll merely be announcing the on sale date/time on July 5.  thanks – GC)

Cold Cave “Life Magzine” remixed by Prurient

After a steady stream of remixes for Cold Cave’s “Life Magazine”, a vinyl piece collecting each of them is available in stores now. We’ve to date witnessed Pantha Du Prince, Arthur Baker, Optimo and Delorean take a crack at manipulating “Life Magazine”‘s elements through each of their unique visions. The final track on the EP is Cold Cave member, Dominick Fernow’s ecstatic arrangement under the nom-de-plume of his longstanding project, Prurient.

Life Magazine (Prurient Remix) [160 kbps]

You can find the “Life Magazine” 12″ in Matador’s store, in music retailers across the world and on Cold Cave’s merch table.

Thursday 17   Chicago, IL         Empty Bottle w/Hair Police, Locrian
Saturday 19    Toronto, ON      Wrongbar
Sunday 20      Montreal, QC     Le Belmont

Cold Cave “Life Magazine” remixed by Delorean

Having just returned from a triumphant European stint which landed them at the sunny Primavera Sound fest, Cold Cave brought back a remix from Barcelona’s very own Delorean. This one’s an online exclusive so download it here and download it now to dive into what might be the summeriest take on “Life Magazine” you’re gonna hear. Keep an eye out for the Life Magazine remix EP which features versions from Arthur Baker, Optimo, Pantha Du Prince and Prurient which hits streets on June 8.

Cold Cave – Life Magazine (Delorean Remix) [160 kbps]

Thought it’d be prudent (well, True Panther HQ has been shooting glances from across the office all day) to mention that Delorean’s album ‘Subiza’ is out now and they kick off their US tour in New York this week!

WFMU Primavera broadcasts: Pavement, The New Pornographers, and more

photo by Bob Weston

WFMU returns to Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival, which starts tonight and features a lineup that is pretty damned impressive. Just like last year, WFMU will be broadcasting Primavera sets from various artists, including the following Matador bands at the following times (all EDT):

FRIDAY, MAY 28
12:10pm Mission of Burma
5:40pm The New Pornographers
8:45pm Pavement

SATURDAY, MAY 29
1:10pm Condo Fucks
2:20pm Cold Cave

The full WFMU Primavera broadcast schedule, which includes sets by The Fall, Wire, Liquid Liquid, and other luminaries, can be found at WFMU’s Beware of the Blog. All times are subject to change, so pay attention to WFMU’s Twitter and Facebook for updates. Tune in to WFMU at 91.1FM in NY/NJ, 90.1FM in the Hudson Valley, and wfmu.org for everyone else.

Optimo remix Cold Cave, pt. 2

Last week, we gave you a download of “Life Magazine (An Optimo (Espacio) Mix)” which will appear on Cold Cave’s Life Magazine Remixes 12″.

Because we just can’t stop sharing, we’re kicking off this week with a free download of an entirely different mix provided by Optimo. The alternate, “Optimo (Espacio) Flexi Pop Mix” of “Life Magazine” will NOT be available on the vinyl version of the EP and is available right now as what we in the biz tenderly call “a freakin’ awesome online exclusive”.

Cold Cave – “Life Magazine (Optimo (Espacio) Flexi Pop Mix)” [160 kbps]

The Life Magazine Remixes EP will be available on vinyl on June 8 and is available on the Matador Store for pre-order now.

Don’t forget to catch Cold Cave on their UK/EU tour, which is happening RIGHT NOW.

Download Cold Cave – “Life Magazine (An Optimo (Espacio) Mix)” now

Track A2 from the forthcoming ‘Life Magazine 12″‘, featuring the remixes we’ve already told you about, is brought to you by the DJ duo (featuring, for those who’ve done their homework, a celebrated Matador alumnus) Optimo . Having just closed the doors on their legendary club night in Glasgow, JD Twitch and JG Wilkes have focused their efforts to their essential mixes, live appearances and remixes as awesome as this mutation of Cold Cave’s “Life Magazine”.

“Life Magazine (An Optimo (Espacio) Mix)” [160 kbps]

The Life Magazine Remixes EP will be available on vinyl on June 8 and is available on the Matador Store for pre-order now.

photo via nikkisneakers‘ flickr

Don’t forget, this Friday (May 7), Cold Cave play a ton of dates in the UK and Europe with their first stop at All Tomorrow’s Parties this weekend.

May
Fri 07     Minehead, AD UK        All Tomorrow’s Parties
Sat 08     Leeds, DS UK            Nation of Shopkeepers
Sun 09     Glasgow, OW UK            Captain’s Rest
Mon 10     Manchester, ER UK        Deaf Institute
Tue 11       London, UK            Upstairs at the Garage
Wed 12     London, UK            Cargo
Thu 13     Brighton, ON UK            Great Escape Festival
Fri 14     Amsterdan, AN             Paradiso
Sat 15     Brussells, LS BE            Rotonde
Sun 16     Hamburg, RG DE            Ubel & Gefarlich
Tue 18     Stockholm, LM CH        Svenska
Wed 19     Copenhagen, EN DK        Rust
Thu 20     Berlin, IN DE                Bang Bang Club
Fri 21     Berlin, IN DE                Offenbach
Fri 21     Offenbach, CH DE        Hafen 2
Sat 22     St. Gallen, EN CH        Theater Palace
Sun 23     Fribourg, RG CH            FRI-SON
Mon 24     Bologna, NA IT            Rocker Festival
Tue 25     Turin, IN IT                Spazio 211
Thu 27     Paris, IS FR                Point Emphere
Sat 29     Barcelona, NA ES        Primavera Club
June
Thu 17     Chicago, IL                 Empty Bottle
Sat 19     Toronto, ON CA            Wrongbar
Sun 20     Montreal, QC CA            Le Belmont