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Latest News From The Matablog

  • COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU: ALGIERS ANNOUNCE US / UK / EU LIVE DATES

    July 23rd, 2015 at 1:35 pm
    
    
    It's been a busy year for Algiers so far after the release of their self-titled debut album in June and hitting the road for several US headline dates, as well as touring with Interpol.
    
    They will be touring the UK and Europe this August including a string of festival dates, an intimate London show, as well as supporting Canadian post-punk outfit Viet Cong, before heading out to the US again in the fall for several headline shows. All dates and ticket links below.
    
    UK / EU live dates:
    
    Aug 9: OFF Festival, Katowice Poland
    Aug 12: Sommerloft Festival, About Blank, Berlin Germany
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  • FROM THE ARCHIVES : MARKING THE 9TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MATABLOG

    July 22nd, 2015 at 1:22 pm by Gerard
    (Editor's note : roughly 9 years ago this weekend, internet history was made with the introduction of the Matablog.  Since the blog medium was almost entirely played out by that time, this was sort of akin to trumpeting the invention of the CB Radio in 1995, but just the same, we've persevered and thoroughly enjoyed spreading misinformation and hastily correcting broken links.  Here's to another 9 years --- at the very least --- of being scooped by Pitchfork on our own news stories! - GC)
    
    According to New York Magazine (our personal style bible), this blog thing is really taking off. As you k
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  • VIDEO : Kurt Vile - "Pretty Pimpin", From 'b’lieve i’m goin down... ' (Coming September 25)

    July 21st, 2015 at 12:15 pm
    
    
    (photo by Marina Chavez)
    
    
    
    "Pretty Pimpin", directed by Daniel Henry
    
    Having been the subject and willing conspirator of many intentional lies planted in Sonic Youth bios over the years, I know first hand the way album lore can bend reality to its truth. After the infamous Byron Coley originated the SY "Trilogy" myth in the Murray Street bio, we had no choice but to fulfill those expectations with Sonic Nurse. "Why did you decide to make a trilogy?" was always the first question asked in interviews around that time. But this is Kurt Vile's bio, and I wont do that to him. Anyway, Ku
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  • CEREMONY 'Your Life In France' (Ninos Du Brasil Remix)

    July 21st, 2015 at 9:30 am
    Production duo Ninos Du Brasil have deconstructed and transformed Ceremony's 'Your Life In France'. You can have a listen here.
    
    
    
    All upcoming tour dates:
    
    Wednesday, August, 5 – Pokalen, Oslo Norway
    
    Thursday, August, 6 – Skjul Fyra Sex, Gothenburg Sweden (Door sales only)
    
    Friday, August, 7 – Secret venue, London UK
    
    Saturday, August, 8 – Visions Festival, London UK
    
    Sunday, August, 9 – Bodega, Nottingham UK
    
    Monday, August, 10 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
    
    Tuesday, August, 11 – Broadcast, Glasgow UK
    
    Wednesday, August, 12 – Sound Control, Manchester UK
    
    Thursday,… Read more
  • BELLE AND SEBASTIAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS

    July 20th, 2015 at 7:46 am
    WHERE DID THE TIME GO? In June 2016 we will be celebrating 20 years since Belle and Sebastian entered this godforsaken world with two very special shows at London's Royal Albert Hall where they will perform their 1996 debut Tigermilk on June 22nd, and If You're Feeling Sinister on the following night on June 23rd; both nights featuring songs from their entire catalogue.
    
    Tickets go on pre-sale this Wednesday (22nd July) and on general sale on Friday (24th July). You can purchase them here. Not one to be missed!
    
    Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
    
    
    
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  • MATADOR AT PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL (CHICAGO) 2015

    July 16th, 2015 at 12:24 pm
    A reminder for everyone lucky enough to be at Pitchfork this weekend that we have the following playing:
    
    Friday 17th July
    
    Steve Gunn 5.15 (Blue)
    
    Tobias Jesso Jr 6.15 (Blue)
    
    Iceage 7.15 (Blue)
    
    Saturday 18th July
    
    Kurt Vile 4.15 (Green)
    
    The New Pornographers 6.15 (Green)
    
    Sunday 19th July
    
    Perfume Genius 3.14 (Blue)
    
    For those of you that can't make it, all performances will be live streamed here: http://pitchfork.com/news/60410-pitchfork-music-festival-streams-live-all-weekend/
    
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