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Latest News From The Matablog

  • The New Pornographers 'Brill Bruisers' Display Contest Winners

    September 22nd, 2014 at 12:17 pm
    Guest post by Matador Direct's Emmaline McCourt:
    In the weeks leading up to The New Pornographers' Brill Bruisers, 40+ indie retail stores across the US participated in a display contest to promote the album. Using the album artwork as inspiration, designers used everything from posters to glow sticks to balloons to create inventive in-store displays. Prizes were awarded to the top three designs.
    First place went to LOU'S RECORDS in Encinitas, CA. Their designer used Christmas lights, cardboard, posters, and some creative magic to construct their New Pornographers light box.
    Secon… Read more
  • "What Makes a Pop Song Work" - Carl Newman & Neko Case on NPR's Morning Edition

    September 22nd, 2014 at 11:29 am
    (photo: Chris Buck)
    Back on September 4th, The New Pornographers and National Public Radio took over NYC's historic songwriting hub, the Brill Building to present a special concert celebrating the band's latest release 'Brill Bruisers.' Earlier this morning Morning Edition aired an interview with Carl Newman and Neko Case in which they asked "What Makes a Pop Song Work?" Here what they had to say about the subject and what was running through their heads the night of the Brill show here. 
    Tour dates:
    Sunday, October, 5 — The Showbox, Seattle WA*
    Monday, October, 6 — The Showbox, Seat… Read more
  • Iceage - "Glassy Eyed, Dormant And Veiled" Video

    September 22nd, 2014 at 10:03 am by Gerard
    Just a few days after revealing a clip for "How Many", the 4th video from Iceage's forthcoming 'Plowing Into The Field Of Love', "Glassy Eyed, Dormant And Veiled" premieres today (shot and edited by Kristian Emdal of Lower/Vår )
    Preorder  'Plowing Into The Field Of Love'  (in stores October 6 in Europe, October 7 in North America) from the following : 
    - The Matador Store  (3 sided-vinyl edition or  16 page booklet / cd)
    - iTunes
    - Amazon
    *- ( at iTunes and Amazon MP3, both "The Lord's Favorite" and "Forever" are available as instant downloads when preordering the album)
    Tour… Read more
  • Clarification Corner : The LP version of Perfume Genius' 'Too Bright'

    September 21st, 2014 at 12:51 pm by Gerard
    Dear Friends, 
    It seems there's been some confusion ; we're only selling a black vinyl version of the new Perfume Genius album, 'Too Bright' here in North America.  There is a gold vinyl version but it's manufactured in the UK and available there from Turnstile. If anyone has ordered the album from us expecting a gold edition, that's unfortunate, but the black vinyl LP is the only version available from us in North America. Thanks. … Read more
  • Some recent dishes

    September 20th, 2014 at 6:59 am by Patrick
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  • October 5: Cat Power Headlining NYC's Modern Sky Festival

    September 19th, 2014 at 5:21 pm
    Attn: New Yorkers, NYC fall tourists, Cat Power fans
    Make note that Cat Power will be headlining Day 2 of the Modern Sky Festival, soon to be taking over Rumsey Playfield in Centrail Park. Advance tickets can be found here.
    If you have not already heard or read about here, there many new tour dates that have been announced in North America and Europe (solo).… Read more