Hear the Savages album ahead of release, at select stores this weekend

Savages by Richard Dumas

Following Savages’ two Pitchfork Best New Track rated singles for She Will and Shut Up (watch it on Youtube), we’re giving 5 record stores in the UK the first public airing of the forthcoming album Silence Yourself tomorrow, for Record Store Day.

The below stores will all be playing the record at the following times, you can pre-order Silence Yourself from Savages, the Matador Store and iTunes, or in the store blasting to your ears, if you’re in one of the following shops:

Jumbo, Leeds @ 8:30am

Piccadilly, Manchester  @ 10am

Sister Ray, London @ 11am

Spillers, Cardiff @ 3pm

Resident, Brighton @ 7pm

An Orgy of Self-Congratulation, Grandstanding & Overconsumption : Matador Artists & Staff Select Their 2012 Favorites

(above : angry mob reacts to the news that at least two or 3 people didn’t even mention the Total Control 7″)

Around this time every year, your overpaid overworked editor attempts to coax a list of favorite recordings, books, television programs, life events, etc. out of the label’s artist roster and our rock biz colleagues. In the past, the exercise has been an arduous process, fraught with nagging, teeth-gnashing and no shortage of reluctant participants. In more recent times, however, the serial oversharing epidemic that’s run rampant throughout all online activity has infected our bands and staff alike. The rhetorical question, “who fucking asked you?” cannot be applied in this instance, because they were all asked. For some historical perspective, here’s last year’s pile. Questions or comments about our lousy tastes and/or blatant omissions are welcome (but not necessarily appreciated). And away we go!

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Listen to Ceremony ‘Zoo’ in its entirety + NYC date with Refused announced

[edit: In other awesome Ceremony news, we’re happy to announce that they’ll be playing at NYC’s Terminal 5 on April 23 with Refused! All dates below]

Spin Magazine’s recently facelifted online presence is presenting you with the ability to listen to Ceremony‘s forthcoming rager ‘Zoo‘, in it’s entirety — a week before it’s in stores. They call it “feral”, we agree. Check it out over at SPIN and be sure to grab it on March 6 when it hits all the world’s digital & physical retailers.


Reminder to vinyl fans, if you pick the album up at a indie retailer, your LP might be in limited edition green, while if you grab it at one of Ceremony’s upcoming shows (after the jump), it’ll be blue. It’s also not too late to grab one of the t-shirt + “Adult” 7″ bundles.

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Memphis Everywhere: A Magic Kids Event In New York

Hey New York, you’re formally invited to celebrate the release of Magic Kids‘ debut album ‘Memphis‘ on August 26 at Stanton Public (17 Stanton St). We’ll be celebrating the album’s release (it comes out 8/24) with our friends at The Fader with complimentary food and beverages. We’ll also be giving away cassette tapes of the album to a few lucky winners!

Meeting Demands for More Get Togethers

Thank you New P’s fans! My inbox has been experiencing a heavy volume of interest for more GET TOGETHERS. Well let’s bring it. We’ve had a few additions in the last week. And, here you have it, another three slipping out. + NYC, Phoenix, & more to come!


Thurs 4/29 @ 6PM

@ Happy Dog (5801 Detroit Ave)

RSVP: [email protected]


Sat 4/24 @4PM

@ PARK AVE CDs (2916 Corrine Dr.)

RSVP: [email protected]


Sat 4/24 @ 6PM

Mini Bar (837 Divisadero St.)

rsvp: [email protected]

Tweet Together: Don’t forget to hash-tag# your city’s get together to chat about the new album while you’re there. Why? You may just receive a message, announcing you’ve won a New Porno’s surprise catalogue vinyl package, including the new album, TOGETHER.

Get Together in Atlanta, Los Angeles + Twitter Contest

Good news Atlantans and Los Angelinos, The New Porongraphers GET TOGETHER listening parties stop in your towns next week. Stop in to Criminal Records in Atlanta and Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles to be one of the first to hear The New Pornographers‘ new record, Together.

@ Criminal Records
1154-A Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
April 24th at 3pm (following the Frightened Rabbit in-store)
RSVP: [email protected]

@ Origami Vinyl
1816 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026-3227
April 23rd at 8pm
RSVP: [email protected]


For all attendees of the GET TOGETHERS: we are announcing a contest via twitter wherein you’ll have an opportunity to win free copies of all the New Pornographers vinyl we can scrounge up!

When you are at the party, tweet about the record with a hashtag that includes #gettogether and your city. (if you’re in Atlanta, you’d tweet #gettogetheratlanta, if in Los Angeles, tweet #gettogetherlosangeles — it’s that simple!). We will select winners at random.

These are just two of the many GET TOGETHERS taking place around the country. Stay tuned for more updates!

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Official Get TOGETHERs Announced!!

TOGETHER again….the New Pornographers music + their fans.  As suggested on Friday, the band are staging Get Togethers in a city near you! SWING BY FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN OF THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS FORTHCOMING + GREATEST ALBUM….TOGETHER!

To sweeten the pot we’ve got free booze (while the getting is good), fun contests with great prizes (New Ps summer tour tickets, vinyl giveaways, etc), and a lucky few will receive an exclusive numbered spring Get Together Mix that Carl Newman told us he put together specifically for these parties (available nowhere else).

We will be posting individual market specific details this week. For now, check to see when your city is ‘getting together‘ in the next couple of weeks below.

Austin – Wed 4/21 8-11pm @ The Scoot Inn (1308 East 4th St.) – RSVP: [email protected]

Boston – Tues 4/20 9-1130pm @ The Independent in Union Square (75 Union Square, Somerville) – RSVP: [email protected]

Chicago – Thurs 4/22 6-9pm @ Beauty Bar (1444 West Chicago Ave) – RSVP: [email protected]

DC – Thurs 4/22 9-1130pm @ Cafe Saint-Ex (1847 14th St.) – RSVP: [email protected]

Indianapolis – Tues 4/20 7-930pm @ Upland Tasting Room (4842 N College) – RSVP: [email protected]

Milwaukee – Thurs 4/22 8-10pm @ Burnhearts (2599 S Logan Ave) – RSVP: [email protected]

Omaha – Mon 4/19 8-11pm @ The Slowdown (729 N 14th St.) – RSVP: [email protected]

Philadelphia – Thur 4/22 730-11pm @ Kung Fu Necktie (1248 Front St.) – RSVP: [email protected]

Portland – Sun 4/18 9-11pm @ Dunes Bar (1905 NE Martin Luther K Blvd) – RSVP: [email protected]

Seattle – Fri 4/23 6-730pm @ Neptune Coffee (8415 Greenwood Ave N.) – RSVP: [email protected]

Don’t see your city? Don’t fret. More togetherness may happen, details coming together soon for: LA, NYC, San Fran, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and more!

** are you a promoter/record store employee/ bar owner/music-planner enthusiast? interested in being in charge/putting on your OWN get together? email: [email protected] **

NYC: Heartworm Press Event/Cold Cave listening party – Tomorrow night

As we eagerly approach the November 3 release date for ‘Love Comes Close’, in conjunction with The Heartworm Press, we are pleased to announce the following event.

Tomorrow night, at powerHouse Arena (37 Main Street, Brooklyn NY 11201) in the D.U.M.B.O neighborhood of Brooklyn, Heartworm Press will be hosting a reading event that begins with a special listening party for ‘Love Comes Close’ (Cold Cave merch will be available and you’ll receive a free poster with purchase) As you may know, The Heartworm Press is a limited-edition book/zine publishing house run by Wesley Eisold of Cold Cave and Max G. Morton.


This event, will kick off at 6:30 sharp with a playback of ‘Love Comes Close’ followed by readings by the Cro-Mags’ John Joseph, Max G. Morton and Jonathan Shaw. F. Sean Martin (Cage, Hatebreed) will be DJing with visual accompanyment by BeteNoir and the Philadelphia group, Salvation will close out the event. Be sure to RSVP to [email protected] – We’ll see you there!

GIRLS + Times New Viking = Record Release Partay

A special album release listening party [presented by INSOUND and IMPOSE Magazine] for the upcoming GIRLS record, Album, and Times New Viking’s Born Again Revisited will be on Wednesday, September 16 at Bruar Falls (245 Grand Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn starting at 9pm. Both records come out on LP/CD/Digital on September 22nd. All attendees will receive a promo coupon from Insound for a special %discount on the pre-order! And of course: we will have ticket goodies and music giveaways..

RSVP:  www.insound.com/girlstimesRSVP


The Cave Singers / FREE Friday in-store performance

CS in-store eFlyer.bellingham

We have an old saying around Matador that “if loving Indie Retail is right, well then we don’t want to be bothered”…wait I’m not sure that’s actually the official company line. It’s early, I may have that wrong.

What I do have right though is that The Cave Singers will be in Bellingham, WA today. At one of our favorite indie record shops, Everyday Music, to continue celebrating the release of their new album Welcome Joy. So if you’re in Bellingham today swing by for an early evening jam session that is sure to send you into the weekend on the right note.

Anyone looking for their own copy of Welcome Joy should definitely check out the Matador Store to order a CD or LP!

Friday, August 21st (6pm)

@ Everyday Music (Bellingham, WA)

115 E. Magnolia

ICA Boston: 2 Listening Parties (YLT + MOB)

The Institute of Contemporary Art and Harborwalk Shuffle are hosting two events the next two Thursdays for new Matador releases from 6-830pm.

This week: Yo La Tengo Popular Songs on August 20 – come celebrate & check out the new album + enter to win a pair of tickets to the Wibur Theatre YLT show on 9/16/09 !



Next Week:  Hosted by NEWBURY COMICS on August 27 – Listen & celebrate Mission of Burma’s new album The Sound The Speed The Light – First 50 people to arrive receive a FREE 7″ with a VERY SPECIAL surprise inside you don’t want to miss!!