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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

  • John Peel - remembered

    October 25th, 2014 at 8:16 am by Stuart Davie
    Today marks 10 years since the passing of John Peel, a man who opened the BBC radio airwaves for bands and artists outside the remit of the stations "regular" programming and opened the minds of thousands listening at home to sounds they otherwise may have never heard. One of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, throughout his 5-decade spanning career he never showed no signs of slowing down and his influence on (the good part) of modern music is immeasurable.
    As a small tribute to the many Matador bands who recorded a Peel Session over the years, we've compiled a selection of some of the sess… Read more

    October 23rd, 2014 at 10:01 am
    (print by: Nick van Hofwegen, the artist known as Young & Sick)
    Announced earlier this morning, record of the month club Vinyl Me, Please has picked Perfume Genius' Too Bright as their November release.
    “After the first listen, we were unanimous in wanting to run this record. It’s rare that we make a decision that quickly, but then it’s also rare that a record like this comes along.” ­
    - Tyler Barstow, Vinyl Me, Please co­-founder.
    Along with an exclusive vinyl color, members will receive an album-inspired art print (shown above) as well as a custom mocktail recipe to fit the a… Read more
  • Stream : Thurston Moore Band, As Heard On WNYC's "Soundcheck"

    October 22nd, 2014 at 3:13 am by Gerard
    (photo courtesy Michael Katzif / WNYC)
    Live versions of "Speak To The Wild", "Detonation" and "Grace Lake", recorded at WNYC, New York, Monday October 20. … Read more
  • 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
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