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Latest News From The Matablog

  • VIDEO : The Young - "Cry Of Tin"

    July 30th, 2014 at 11:13 am by Gerard
    A few minutes ago, the good people at AV Club premiered "Cry Of Tin", the new video from The Young's upcoming 3rd album, 'Chrome Cactus' (out August 25).  Filmed (mostly) in a NYC storage facility by director Winston Case, we should stress this is neither an accurate representation of The Young's actual rehearsal environment in Austin, TX, nor is it meant to be a commentary on the honest men & women who do heroic work everyday as America's key cutters and locksmiths. While the rest of us are making sick guitar records (or having tremendous arguments over the press releases for such), these… Read more
  • A simple summer meal

    July 27th, 2014 at 9:17 pm by Patrick
    Two courses - I'm actually going to provide recipes this time. Salad of mixed lettuces, followed by habanero-marinated chicken thighs with parsleyed rice.
    Salad of mixed lettuces:
    - lettuces of your choice - here are romaine and butter lettuces
    - cinnamon basil leaves - torn by hand
    - fresh sage leaves
    - fresh hyssop leaves
    Wash and dry the lettuce and tear into bite-size chunks. Add the fresh herbs. Mix well with your hands. Make a vinaigrette by pounding a medium-sized garlic clove with a pinch of coarse salt and a grinding of fresh pepper until it is mush. Add red wine vineg… Read more
  • VIDEO : Iceage - "The Lord's Favorite" (+ New North American Dates)

    July 24th, 2014 at 9:00 am by Gerard
    Iceage - "The Lord's Favorite"
    Director - Cali Thornhill DeWitt
    Starring Tio Big Vic as Himself & Cali Thornhill DeWitt as Herself
    Saturday, August 16 – Jabberwocky, London UK
    Thursday, August 28 – Entremuralhas Festival,  Leiria Portual
    Friday, August 29 – Chart Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
    N. America   
    (tickets go on sale Monday, July 26, save for the Bowery Ballroom show, which sale commences August 1)
    Friday, October, 10  – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA*
    Saturday, October, 11 – Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD*
    Sunday, October, 12 – Bowery Ballroom, New York … Read more
  • EMA - New North American Dates

    July 23rd, 2014 at 1:16 pm by Gerard
    EMA's next batch of North American dates --- including several opening for Spoon in larger auditoriums, banquet halls, aircraft hangers, etc. --- start Septemer 16 with tickets currently on sale.
    If you missed it back in April, Sasha Frere-Jones' New Yorker profile ("Improv Everywhere ; EMA flirts with chaos") is now available for reading sans subscription. 
    Saturday, July, 26 – Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattle WA
    Sunday, August, 17 – Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland OR 
    Tuesday, September, 16 – Chicago Theater, Chicago IL*
    Wednesday, September, 17 – Riverside Theatre, Milwau… Read more
  • Sea Island red peas and rice

    July 19th, 2014 at 9:25 pm by Patrick
    Sea Island red peas and rice
    Sea Island red peas. Soaked overnight and drained. Then simmered an equal mixture of ham stock and chicken stock, added the drained beans along with onion, celery, garlic clove, bay leaf, a pork neck bone and some homemade Jamaican curry powder. Back to a simmer, then into a 250F oven for about 2 hours. Removed, seasoned with salt and about half a finely chopped habanero, returned to oven for 20-30 minutes. Blended a portion of peas and liquid and returned to pot. Removed and discarded vegetables and aromatics. Added sliced serrano ham and freshly minced habanero. Served on buttered caroli… Read more
  • The New Pornographers - 'Brill Bruisers' LP (limited edition paint-splattered vinyl)

    July 18th, 2014 at 1:48 pm by Gerard
    A limited edition, multi-colored paint splattered version of the upcoming New Pornographers 'Brill Bruisers' LP is available through the Matador and New Pornographers webstores. Preorder the limited edition LP and receive a 3D poster and 3D glasses (while supplies and/or the mania for all things 3D lasts)… Read more