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Latest News From The Matablog

  • New CAT POWER North American Tour Dates Announced

    August 21st, 2014 at 4:48 pm
    (photo by: Roe Ethridge)
    Chan Marshall did a run of UK and European tour dates back in May and those feeling left out in North America can now feel sweet relief. Brand new CAT POWER (full band) tour dates across the US and a few dates in Canada can be found below.
    Friday, September, 26 Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ#
    Sunday, September, 28 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA* (previously announced)
    Monday, September, 29 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA#
    Wednesday, October 1 Capitol Theatre, Olympia WA#
    Thursday, October, 2 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada#
    Sunday, October, 5 ModernRead more
  • Interpol : NPR First Listen Live Webcast From L.A., August 26

    August 21st, 2014 at 10:00 am by Gerard
    (photo by Burak Cingi)
    In advance of the September 9 release of the hotly anticipated 'El Pintor', Interpol will featured in a live webcast from Los Angeles' Mack Sennet Studios next Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm pacific (10pm eastern) for National Public Radio's "First Listen Live".   Interpol's set -- hosted by KCRW's Jason Bentley --- will be viewable worldwide at and, and will be available all NPR affiliates as well. 
    In addition, the set will be rebroadcast on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on Friday, August 29. 
    NPR Music will premiere a full album stre… Read more

    August 20th, 2014 at 11:15 am
    (photo: Daniel Kessler)
    Don't hesitate to get tickets to this one. 
    On sale now:
    WHO: Interpol 
    WHAT: A special performance celebrating Interpol’s  new album ‘El Pintor’ and The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first  flagship mobile app 
    WHERE: The Temple of Dendur at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Sackler Wing
    WHEN: Tuesday, September 2 / Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm
    TICKETS: $45 (includes complimentary wine, beer and snacks)
    Read more
  • Coming October 21 : Thurston Moore's 'The Best Day'

    August 20th, 2014 at 10:30 am by Gerard
    (photo by Phil Sharp)
    On October 21, Matador will be releasing the latest solo album from Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore, 'The Best Day'.  Recorded in London with his new band --- featuring guitarist James Sedwards (Nøught), bassist Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine) and SY drummer Steve Shelley, 'The Best Day' is a staggeringly confident, expansive work, one that not only rivals much of Moore's past work, but also suggests his relocation to England has inspired a creative rebirth of sorts. Keep in mind, we're already dealing with one of the harder working, prolific characters i… Read more
  • STREAM : The Young's 'Chrome Cactus' via Spotify/Noisey

    August 19th, 2014 at 11:21 am by Gerard
    While at least one observer has declared The Young's 3rd album, "HIGHWAY RECORD OF THE SUMMER" ("two guitars peel each other’s skins in empathy, acoustics are layered over top of wuzzy crunch and the groove is cinched,"), we're pretty adamant the Austin quartet's latest is a stone killer even if you're at a desk, comfy chair or riding the subway.  You can find out for yourself starting today, as Spotify and Noisey are streaming 'Chrome Cactus' in advance of the August 25 release date. 
    Though the band's next batch of US touring kicks off August 29 in Los Angeles, Austin residents ha… Read more
  • Listen in full: The New Pornographers 'Brill Bruisers', First Play on iTunes Radio

    August 19th, 2014 at 10:23 am
    (photo : Chris Buck)
    At long last, The New Pornographer's highly anticipated new album Brill Bruisers is now streaming in full thanks to First Play on iTunes Radio. The octet of Newman, Collins, Neko Case, Dan Bejar, Blaine Thurier, Katheryn Calder, Kurt Dahle and Todd Fancey recorded in Woodstock and Vancouver (with additional portions done in Brooklyn, Austin and Vermont). John Collins and AC Newman produced. The colorful title track and "War On The East Coast" have already been at your beck and call, but now it's time for the rest of Brill Bruisers.
    Stream the album in full here (… Read more