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  • 'El Pintor ' by InterpolBuy
    El Pintor
  • 'Too Bright' by Perfume GeniusBuy
    Perfume Genius
    Too Bright
  • 'Plowing Into the Field of Love' by IceageBuy
    Plowing Into the Field of Love
  • 'The Best Day' by Thurston MooreBuy
    Thurston Moore
    The Best Day

Latest News From The Matablog

  • Coming December 2 : Yo La Tengo's 'Extra Painful' 2XLP / 2XCD

    October 21st, 2014 at 10:08 am by Gerard
    “Anyone who ever said they liked our older records more than 'Painful', I just told them they’re wrong.”  –Ira Kaplan
    ("From A Motel Six", directed by Hal Hartley)
    1994 marked a number of huge world events ; OJ Simpson emerged from football retirement to claim the headlines in a most unfortunate manner.  John Starks missed somewhere in the range of 300 shots en route to the Houston Rockets defeating the New York Knicks in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. CIA officer Aldrich Ames was charged with spying for the Russians, and figure skating's Tonya Harding put her own special spin on … Read more
  • New Release Tuesday : Thurston Moore - The Best Day 2XLP/CD/digital album

    October 21st, 2014 at 9:08 am by Gerard
    Just a reminder - the new Thurston Moore album, 'The Best Day', proclaimed by the A/V Club's Chris Mincher to be "a palpably invigorated blend of brawny, sprawling guitar rock and meditative arrangements" is available today throughout North America (everywhere else yesterday)  --- direct order details and updated tour dates are found below. 
    Thurston Moore Band on tour : 
    Tuesday, October 21 - Brooklyn NY --St. Vitus  (with PCPC) (SOLD OUT)
    Wednesday, October 22 -Cambridge MA -- The Sinclair
    Thursday, October 23 0-Hamden CT -- The Ballroom at The Outer SRead more
  • VIDEO : Thurston Moore - "Speak To The Wild"

    October 20th, 2014 at 10:00 am by Gerard
    (if you're based in Germany, you can watch the video here)
    Thurston Moore's new album, 'The Best Day' hits shelves throughout Europe today (North America tomorrow), touted yesterday by The Observer's Kitty Empire as "a madeleine of a record" ("both comforting and discomfiting, 'The Best Day' recalls prime Sonic Youth, when their tense experimental attitude dovetailed with often sour but instantly accessible pop melodies")  and with that, here's a video for the monumental "Speak To The Wild", directed by Santiago Mostyn. 
    "I have the image of a character, a woman who could be a mother
    Read more
  • VIDEO : Interpol - "My Desire"

    October 20th, 2014 at 9:02 am by Gerard
    (Photo by Violeta Alvarez)
    Following clips for "All The Rage Back Home" and "Twice As Hard", we're please to share the 3rd video from the new Interpol full-length, 'El Pintor', "My Desire", directed by Markus Lundqvist, shot at the Lower East Side's Fontana's and featuring actor Frank Grillo.
    Interpol on tour : 
    Thursday, November, 6 – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
    Friday, November, 7 – House of Blues, Orlando FL
    Saturday, November, 8 – Fillmore, Miami FL
    Monday, November, 10 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
    Tuesday, November, 11 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
    Wednes… Read more

    October 17th, 2014 at 1:46 pm
    Last night The New Pornographers played "Dancehall Domine" for Conan O'Brien for those who still have cable. If you missed it, there is a clip of their performance above. Here is a photo of Kathryn Calder and a new, dear friend. 
    The band are currently making the rounds in Los Angeles. This is an URGENT reminder to tune in to or if you're in the LA area 89.9fm to hear the band perform LIVE on Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley at 2:15pm est. Later tonight they will play The Wiltern with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Tickets here.
    More tour dates can be found here.… Read more
  • IDIOT BOX ALERT : The New Pornographers on TBS' "Conan" Tonight

    October 16th, 2014 at 12:24 pm by Gerard
    The New Pornographers will be appearing on TBS' "Conan" this evening (11pm eastern, 10pm central).  Mr. O'Brien (as he's known to people who aren't his friends or associates) will also welcome guests Anthony Anderson (SO GOOD IN THE FIRST "BARBERSHOP", AKA "BARBERSHOP ONE : THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD") and Jon Lovitz (also, quite good in "Happiness", aka The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, though perhaps not as good as Mr. Anderson in "Barbershop", and maybe a little too creepy in this context, so never mind).   Prior to Friday night's show at the Wiltern, The New Pornographers will be … Read more