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The MataBlog is edited by Matador Records’ co-moaner Gerard Cosloy and individual entries are the work of whoever’s name is next to them. If you enjoyed something in the MataBlog, thank you very much! If there was something you found particularly troubling, please be advised that a) maybe you should read it again and b) the contents of this blog do not necessarily represent the opinions of Matador Records, Beggars Group, the combined staff of either company, nor the Matador artist roster. Opinions are like friends — hardly anyone has one worth listening to.

Spoon - Live on The Current

Spoon made a pit stop on their US tour to stop by The Current's studio and play a stripped-down version of their recent single "Can I Sit Next To You". Watch Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel perform the Hot Thoughts highlight, and check out their upcoming tour dates below.



SPOON UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Saturday, September 30 Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA $
Sunday, October 1 Cal Coast Credit Union, San Diego, CA $
Tuesday, October 3 Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ$
Thursday, October 5 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, CO $
Friday, October 6 Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Tuesday, October 10 Aztec Theatre, San Antonio, TX*
Wednesday, October 11 Cains Ballroom, Tulsa, OK*
Thursday, October 12 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA*
Friday, October 13 Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Tuesday, October 17 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA*
Wednesday, October 18 Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN*
Friday, October 20 Music Farm, Columbia, SC
Saturday, October 21 Maverick, Jacksonville, FL
Thursday, November 2 Orangerie at Botanique, Brussels, BE
Monday, November 6 Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
Tuesday, November 7 Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, UK
Wednesday, November 9 The Junction, Cambridge, UK
Saturday, November 11 Kaserne, Basel, CH
Sunday, November 12 Santeria Social Club, Milano, IT
Tuesday, November 14 Sala Apolo, Barcelona, ES
Wednesday, November 15 La Riviera, Madrid, ES
Thursday, November 16 Porto Coliseum, Porto, PT
Friday, November 17 Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT
Tuesday, November 28 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, November 29 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Friday, December 1 The Chance Theatre, Poughkeepsee NY
Sunday, December 3 Sherman Theatre, Stroudsberg PA
Tuesday, December 5 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Wednesday, December 6 Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington VT
Friday, December 8 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, December 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, December 31 9:30 Club, Washington DC

$ w/ The Shins
* w/ Mondo Cosmo

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Queens of the Stone Age Announce South American Tour Dates

Queens of the Stone Age are currently dominating the United States on their sold-out world tour, supporting their new record Villains. Today, the band announced they'll be teaming up with old friends Foo Fighters for several dates in Brazil and Argentina.






QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE IN SOUTH AMERICA

Sun Feb 25 - Rio De Janeiro - Maracana Stadium
Tue Feb 27 - Sao Paolo - Allianz Parque
Fri Mar 2 - Curitiba - Pedreira Paulo Leminski
Sun Mar 4 - Porto Alegre - Estadio Beira-Rio
Wed Mar 7 - Buenos Aires - Velez


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VIDEO: Perfume Genius - "Wreath" + Tour Dates

Today Perfume Genius released a video for No Shape track "Wreath". The video features footage from a contest asking fans to submit themselves dancing to the song. The winning entry, from Esperanza Kroger—dancing freely in
the streets of Cholula, Mexico—can be seen here. After teasing other great entries from throughout the week, the video is finally here.



Mike has said the song is partly about feeling betrayed by his physical body and wanting to be freed from it. The album title is taken from the lyrics — "I wanna hover with no shape...I wanna peel off every weight" — and his goal with the contest and video was to encourage the same sense of ecstatic freedom and abandon that he felt in the studio.

Check out the other videos from No Shape: "Slip Away" and "Die 4 U".

Perfume Genius will be on the road throughout this Fall, opening for The xx for several dates and headlining a tour of his own.

September 26 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
September 27 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl*
September 28 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
September 29 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum*
September 30 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
October 3 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre*
October 4 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Ampitheater*
October 5 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
October 6 - Dallas, TX - South Side Music Hall
October 8 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
October 9 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
October 10 - Magna, UT - The Saltair*
October 12 - Oklahoma City, OK - Criterion Theater*
October 13 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
October 15 - Miami, FL - Ill Points Festival*
October 16 - Orlando, FL - The Social
October 17 - Atlanta, GA - Coca Cola Roxy*
October 18 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn Birmingham
October 19 - New Orleans, LA - Champions Square*
October 21 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
December 10 - New York NY - Bowery Ballroom
December 11 - New York NY - Bowery Ballroom
December 12 - New York NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
December 13 - New York NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

* = with The XX

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Algiers - Live on KEXP

Algiers are taking the country by storm this Fall, joining !!! on tour and headlining their own run this October. Catch their formidable live performance in this recent KEXP session, playing four tracks from their 2017 LP The Underside of Power.



ALGIERS ON TOUR NOW:
Mon September 18 Nashville, TN Mercury Ballroom ^
Thu September 21 Birmingham, AL Saturn ^
Fri September 22 New Orleans, LA Hi-Ho Lounge ^
Sat September 23 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall ^
Sun September 24 Dallas, TX Dada ^
Mon September 25 Austin, TX Empire Garage ^
Tue September 26 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger ^
Thu September 28 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf ^
Fri September 29 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom ^
Sat September 30 Santa Barbara, CA SoHo Club ^
Sun October 1 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Sun October 15 Atlanta, GA Afropunk Festival
Tue October 17 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
Wed October 18 Columbus, OH The Basement
Thu October 19 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Fri October 20 Detroit, MI UFO Factory
Sat October 21 Toronto, ON Baby G
Sun October 22 Montreal, QC Bar le Ritz PDB
Tue October 24 Cambridge, MA Sonia's Nightclub
Wed October 25 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground

^ with !!!

Algiers - Amoeba Green Room Session / Fall Tour Dates

Watch Algiers rip through three highlights from their recent LP The Underside of Power on Amoeba's Green Room Sessions. The quartet is currently on tour with !!! and will headline their own run in October.



ALGIERS ON TOUR
Fri September 15 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Hall ^
Sat September 16 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop ^
Mon September 18 Nashville, TN Mercury Ballroom ^
Thu September 21 Birmingham, AL Saturn ^
Fri September 22 New Orleans, LA Hi-Ho Lounge ^
Sat September 23 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall ^
Sun September 24 Dallas, TX Dada ^
Mon September 25 Austin, TX Empire Garage ^
Tue September 26 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger ^
Thu September 28 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf ^
Fri September 29 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom ^
Sat September 30 Santa Barbara, CA SoHo Club ^
Sun October 1 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Sun October 15 Atlanta, GA Afropunk Festival
Tue October 17 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
Wed October 18 Columbus, OH The Basement
Thu October 19 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Fri October 20 Detroit, MI UFO Factory
Sat October 21 Toronto, ON Baby G
Sun October 22 Montreal, QC Bar le Ritz PDB
Tue October 24 Cambridge, MA Sonia's Nightclub
Wed October 25 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground

^ with !!!

Snail Mail Signs To Matador, Watch Tiny Desk Session


(photo by Bryan Regan)

Brooklyn-via-Baltimore singer /songwriter/guitar prodigy Lindsey Jordan aka Snail Mail is the latest addition to the Matador Records roster.  Snail Mail will release a full-length album in 2018, following Sister Polygon's 2017 12" reissue of the of the introductory cassette, 'Habit'.  Snail Mail’s NPR Tiny Desk concert premiered this morning, and might provide a hint or several why press, musical peers (including but not limited to Waxahatchee, Priests and Girlpool), and yeah, record labels have taken so much interest in a short spell..

(prior praise for 'Habit')





“There’s no grandstanding here, no attempts at hiding how truly confusing it is to be young and feel like the world is simultaneously infinite and hopeless. Perhaps that is why Snail Mail sound so alive despite much tangible optimism: there’s no person behind a curtain, the ugly resides in reality." - Quinn Moreland, Pitchfork

“Jordan has a voice that only comes along every now and then … she is able to fit a universe of emotion into a single turn of phrase without any vocal affectation … whether she’s muttering or shouting, you feel the heartbreak, the frustration, the joy that came with writing these lyrics” -Stereogum


 
"a minimalist swirl of drowsy tempos, unassumingly meticulous guitar parts, and the sort of entry-level existentialism that’s too pure to be pretentious.”  - Patrick D. McDermott, The Fader

Snail Mail on tour:
Wed October 11 The Met Pawtucket, RI *
Thu October 12 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA *
Fri October 13 Montreal, QC *
Sat October 14 Lee's Palace Toronto, ON *
Sun October 15 Loving Touch Ferndale, MI *
Mon October 16 The Bishop Bloomington, IN
Tue October 17 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL *
Wed October 18 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN *
Thu October 19 Reverb Omaha, NE
Fri October 20 Cafe Berlin Columbia, MO
Sat October 21 Exit/In Nashville, TN *
Sun October 22 The Masquerade Purgatory Atlanta, GA *
Tue October 24 9:30 Club Washington, DC *
Wed October 25 Capital Ale House Richmond, VA *
Fri October 27 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA *
Sat October 28 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY *

* w/ Beach Fossils & Raener

In other Snail Mail news, NPR released a Tiny Desk session featuring two songs you might recognize from Habit ("Slug" and "Thinning") as well as a new song...



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Interpol : 'Turn On The Bright Lights XV' - NEW Shows in NYC (Bowery Ballroom) and Los Angeles (El Rey Theatre)

Two new additions to the 'Turn on the Bright Light Lights XV' tour were announced this afternoon, which both go on sale tomorrow at 1pm EST/10am PST. The band have been making their way around Europe since early August and it's clear from the reception of those shows (The Guardian *****, NME "Magestic," "DIY "a show live few others"), that the band's homecoming in New York, will be special.

Friday, September 22
Bowery Ballroom, New York NY

Thursday, September 28
El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles CA



PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED
Saturday, September 23 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium *
Saturday, September 30 – Los Angeles CA – LA State Historic Park *
Tuesday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 18 – Mexico City, MX – Pepsi Center WTC

* with Deerhunter and Battles

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VIDEO : Julien Baker - "Appointments"



Julien Baker - "Appointments" - directed by Sophia Peer
From the album 'Turn Out The Lights', out October 27


“Making the ‘Appointments' video was an incredibly special experience because I got the pleasure of collaborating with artists I admire and to see them apply their creativity and talent to something I made,” says Baker. "I've known Christina McKinney (choreographer), as well as a few of the dancers, since I was a kid. I've always been fascinated with how that art form works in tandem with music; it was amazing to see the vision that Christina had for the song, how she interpreted the sounds as movement, and then to see how Sophia chose to portray and capture it all.

"It felt very full circle to return to Memphis to work on this, I'm so proud of Memphis and wanted to show off the immense artistry that I see there. Not only were Christina and many of the characters in the video friends, but the crew also included many people I have known and worked with for years. All the scenes and locations are also central to Memphis, I think Sophia did such a good job of preserving the intimate feel of the video by shooting it with people/in locations that had significance to me, and I'm so thankful. The most gratifying part of making music is its ability to be shared and belong to more people than myself, and it was very meaningful to make something with and for other people, to take something as personal as this song and invite others in, allow them to contribute their 'thing,' whatever it may be.”
- Julien Baker




(photo by Nolan Knight)

stream or download "Appointments"
preorder 'Turn Out The Lights'
preorder 'Turn Out The Lights' from The Matador Store LP version with or without a bundled t-shirt or on compact disc.

Julien Baker on tour :

09/20 Chicago, IL @ Amnesty International & Sofar Sounds Give A Home show
09/21 Champaign, IL @ The Pygmalion Festival 2017
10/10 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium #
10/12 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade +
10/13 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom +
10/14 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle +
10/15 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater +
10/17 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club +
10/18 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre +
10/20 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre +
10/25 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount +
10/27 - New York, NY - Town Hall +
10/28 - Somerville, MA - Somerville Theatre +
10/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer +
11/03 - The Hague, NL - Crossing Border Festival
11/04 - Utrecht, NL - Ekko
11/06 - Bristol, UK - The Lantern
11/07 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
11/08 - Glasgow, UK - CCA
11/09 - Dublin, IE - Whelans
11/10 - London, UK - Union Chapel *SOLD OUT*
11/12 - Brussels, BE - Autumn Falls
11/13 - Paris, FR - Les Etoiles
11/14 - Berlin, DE - Heimathafen Neukolln
11/15 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich
11/16 - Düsseldorf, DE - New Fall Festival
11/17 - Madrid, ES - El Sol
11/18 - Braga, PT - Theatro Circo
11/19 - Barcelona, ES - La De Apolo
11/29 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre*
11/30 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works*
12/01 - Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge*
12/02 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall +
12/04 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre +
12/07 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett +
12/08 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre +
12/09 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre +
12/10 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater +
12/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore +
12/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Palace Theatre +
12/15 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic +
12/16 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom +
12/18 - Austin, TX - Emo's +
12/19 - Houston, TX - The Heights Theater +
12/20 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theater +

# - with Jason Isbell
+ Half Waif supports
* - David Bazan supports


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Coming October 13: King Krule 'The OOZ' ; Video for "Dum Surfer" Out Now

King Krule's long-awaited album 'The OOZ' will be released October 13th on True Panther Sounds in North America and XL Recordings in Europe. Those who have been particularly anxious for news about this release will be very happy to see some of the details for the release below (including the 19 song-long tracklisting...) Before you get to to that, here's some more info about The OOZ.

"One of the most celebrated figureheads on the independent British scene, Archy Marshall returns with the dense, sprawling The OOZ, the much anticipated follow up to his debut Six Feet Beneath the Moon. Drifting and seeping through the cracks of South London like the album title, King Krule casts an unflinching eye over his kingdom, transforming his observations of all the disorientation and heartbreak of his youth into piercing narratives and poetry that are both startlingly honest and brutally beautiful. With The OOZ, Marshall finally takes the crown as poet laureate for the dazed and confused generation, painting a bleak and sometimes harrowing picture of a rapidly splintering city.

Where Six Feet Beneath the Moon, released in 2013, was a rigorous, rambling excavation of Marshall’s expansive body of work to date, The OOZ snaps into focus quickly and sharply, his modus operandi coming into view almost immediately. Over jazzy curlicues and guitars, the opener “Biscuit Town” sets out its stall irresistibly as Marshall sings about rapidly disintegrating romance and personal dissolution with acute, almost painful detail. These wrenching themes of self-annihilation and fraying relationships seem inextricably linked in Marshall’s eyes – once you lose yourself to someone else, you inevitably wind up losing yourself completely when they leave – and recur in other tracks.

Why’d you leave me? Because of my depression? You used to complete me but I guess I learnt a lesson” he spits on the roiling “Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver),” and, even layered with the warm vocals of Okay Kaya, “Slush Puppy” is an unsparing dissection of a couple with nothing left to give, like a Gainsbourg and Birkin ballad gone toxic. Elsewhere, things only get darker, as Marshall desperately tries to find safe harbor in the city he knows and loves, only to be thwarted constantly, as on “The Cadet Leaps” and previously released single “Czech One.” Not even the synthetic high of chemicals, as shown in “Emergency Blimp” and “A Slide In (New Drugs)” can stanch the suffering.

Although seeming at first abstract, The OOZ as a title proves oddly fitting. There are references littered throughout about its physical manifestation, or as Marshall himself says, “about earwax and snot and bodily fluids and skin and stuff that just comes out of you on a day to day basis.” But it works on a more figurative level too, with The OOZ also representing the unknown depths or horizons the solitary mind can travel to, whether it’s sinking into the deep sea or soaring through the night sky. It may be messy, unwieldy, even unsightly, Marshall seems to say -- but we need The OOZ in order to exist."



ART BY
Jack Marshall

TRACKLISTING
1. Biscuit Town
2. The Locomotive
3. Dum Surfer
4. Slush Puppy
5. Bermondsey Bosom (Left)
6. Logos
7. Sublunary
8. Lonely Blue
9. Cadet Limbo
10. Emergency Blimp
11. Czech One
12. (A Slide In) New Drugs
13. Vidual
14. Bermondsey Bosom (Right)
15. Half Man Half Shark
16. The Cadet Leaps
17. The Ooz
18. Midnight 01(Deep Sea Diver)
19. La Lune



VIDEO BY
Brother Willis

PRE-ORDER/PRE-SAVE
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TOUR DATES

Sat October 21 Black Cat Washington DC - SOLD OUT

Sun October 22 Union Transfer Philadelphia PA 

Tue October 24 Warsaw Brooklyn NY - SOLD OUT

Wed October 25 Warsaw Brooklyn NY - SOLD OUT

Thu October 26 Paradise Boston MA - SOLD OUT

Sat October 28 Corona Theatre Montreal QC

Sun October 29 Danforth Music Hall Toronto ON 

Mon October 30 Metro Chicago IL

Tue October 31 Fine Line Music Café Minneapolis MN 

Fri November 3 The Showbox Seattle WA 

Sat November 4 Wonder Ballroom Portland OR

Sun November 5 Vogue Theatre Vancouver BC 

Tue November 7 The Fillmore San Francisco CA - SOLD OUT

Wed November 8 Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles CA - SOLD OUT

Thu November 9 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA - SOLD OUT

Mon November 20 Marble Factory Bristol UK - SOLD OUT

Tue November 21 Koko London UK - SOLD OUT

Wed November 22 Koko London UK - SOLD OUT

Thu November 23 Stylus Leeds UK - SOLD OUT

Sun November 26 Casino De Paris Paris France

Tue November 28 Magazzini Generali Milan Italy 

Wed November 29 L’epicerie Moderne Lyon France

Thu November 30 Rote Fabrik Zurich Switzerland 

Fri December 1 Bürgerhaus Stollwerck Cologne Germany

Sun December 3 Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg Germany 

Mon December 4 Astra Berlin Germany 

Wed December 6 Vega Copenhagen Denmark 

Fri December 8 Vasateatern Stockholm Sweden 

Sun December 10 Melkweg Amsterdam Holland - SOLD OUT

Mon December 11 De Roma Antwerp Belgium 

Wed December 13 Academy Dublin Ireland - SOLD OUT

Thu December 14 Academy 2 Manchester UK - SOLD OUT

Fri December 15 SWG3 Glasgow UK - SOLD OUT

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Behind The Scenes Of Queens of the Stone Age's "The Way You Used To Do" Video



"The Way You Used To Do" can be found on Queens of the Stone Age's new album, 'Villains'. The above glimpse behind the scenes of Jonas Akerlund's insane video for said song is directed by Andreas Neumann with camera work by Jason Adler. The official video for "The Way You Used To Do" is exclusively available via Apple Music.


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Perfume Genius x Song Exploder x Google VR

Song Exploder had an episode back in May that focused on No Shape's first single "Slip Away." Mike Hadreas, Blake Mills and Shawn Everett went in deep. Google has taken the dissection of the song to a whole new level...



Learn more here: g.co/insidemusic

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Queens of The Stone Age live from London's Maida Vale studios - with Radio One DJ Annie Mac



Last night Queens of The Stone Age helmed an hour long takeover of the Radio One airwaves, riproaring their way through new & old tracks alike live at the holy Maida Vale studios in London.

Josh & Troy sat for a ten minute interview with DJ Annie Mac before unleashing a fully loaded, fully amped up, nine track set to a balcony of forty lucky contest winners.

You can hear the entire set plus the interview here. The interview portion starting at 43:13, the live set begins at 01:11:00.

'Villains' is out now, worldwide, available for purchase or stream at the following outlets

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Coming October 13 - Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile 'Lotta Sea Lice' ; Video for "Over Everything" Out Now

After some talk, tease and even a tour announcement - we are pleased to share with you ALL the details for Lotta Sea Lice, an album and collaboration between Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett. It will be released on Matador on October 13th (Marathon in Europe, Milk! in Australia & New Zealand). Zane Lowe premiered the first single "Over Everything" his Beats 1 Apple Music Radio show this morning. If you missed it, no worries, listen to the song wherever you stream music and/or watch the video (directed by Danny Cohen) for the song further down.


Tracklisting
1. Over Everything
2. Let It Go
3. Fear Is Like A Forest
4. Outta The Woodwork
5. Continental Breakfast
6. On Script
7. Blue Cheese
8. Peepin' Tom
9. Untogether
 
Here's a bit more about the album...
Lotta Sea Lice is a conversation between friends, documented in raw, unvarnished song, brimming with personal history, crackling with energy and shot through with humor. What started as a loose plan to record a couple songs with no plans for release, turned into this full-length-"because the vibee was so strong," says Kurt. There's an unforced ease to the record, helped by the fact that the pair have been not just friends, but hardcore fans of each other's work for years. They also roped in colleagues such as Mick Turner and Jim White of the Dirty Three, Stella Mozgawa from Warpaint, and Aussie icon Mick Harvey.
 

The shared chemistry is immediately apparent in the album opener and first single "Over Everything", with dovetailing vocal lines and intricate, shimmering guitar. The lyrics play out as a rambling dialogue as they compare notes about songwriting and inspiration; it was the first song written for this project. The video was directed by Danny Cohen, who shot each on their home turf.
 
The pair also tackle each other's tracks on the album, with Vile delivering a delicious, souped-up version of "Outta the Woodwork" backed by Barnett herself, and Barnett taking on Vile's "Peepin' Tomboy" completely solo, to spine-tingling result. The overall effect of Lotta Sea Lice is of Barnett and Vile throwing open the doors to their house to listeners - it's their party, but everyone is invited.
 


PRE-ORDER 'LOTTA SEA LICE'
*Pre-order the double-door vinyl from Matador and get a poster designed by Jess Rotter. Color in the poster and share on instagram with #CBKV for a chance to win a Courtney & Kurt autographed Fender guitar. (US Only)*
STREAM "OVER EVERYTHING"

UPCOMING LIVE DATES
10/11 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
10/14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (SOLD OUT)
10/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
10/18 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
10/20 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/21 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
10/22 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox (SOLD OUT)
10/25 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)
10/26 - Chicago, IL - Rockefeller Chapel (SOLD OUT)
10/27 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT)
10/28 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle (SOLD OUT)
10/30 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/31 - Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
11/01 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre (SOLD OUT)
11/03 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
11/04 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
11/06 - Loew's Jersey Theatre - Jersey City, NJ
11/07 - The Anthem - Washington, DC
11/09 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
11/10 - Dallas, TX - McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
11/11 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)
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OUT TODAY - Queens of the Stone Age 'Villains' (Stream Now on Apple Music, Pick Up at Your Local Indie)

Today's the day, 8.25. You had fair warning. Villains is now out everywhere in the world. Stream the album on Apple Music, pick up at your local indie a very helpful map can be seen HERE), or if you've already pre-ordered the album, keep an eye on your mailman. Your copy is on the way.



There are a couple great new interviews out this week from the likes of Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. It's great to hear from them, but we really only care about what YOU think of the album.  #QOTSAVillains #Villains #opinions

A lot of people said they wanted to meet the band and by some confusion there's now meat involved...

TOUR DATES/SURPRISES (seriously poke around in there)
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King Krule is BACK - 'Czech One' Official Video + Massive North American Tour Announcement

There's some extremely exciting news from True Panther out and around the internet today. King Krule is back with an incredible video (directed by Frank Lebon) as well as a huge run of North American tour dates this fall. Bask in the undeniable glow of Czech One... below. (Or should I say above?)




NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 
10/21 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
10/22 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/24 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
10/25 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
10/26 - Boston, MA - Paradise
10/28 - Montreal, CAN - Corona Theatre
10/29 - Toronto, CAN - Danforth Music Hall
10/30 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10/31 - Minneapolis, MN - First Line Music Cafe
11/3 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
11/4 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11/5 - Vancouver, CAN - Vogue Theatre
11/7 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
11/8 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
11/9 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
11/11 - Long Beach, CA - Tropicalia Festival
Pre-order the 'Czech One' 7" here: http://smarturl.it/CZECHONE



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Algiers announce new UK + North American dates - Second night at The Moth Club

Algiers are an industrious band, it's hard to argue against that. Fresh from a tour supporting Depeche Mode in Europe, and only a couple of weeks away from hitting the American highways with !!!, our working class heros have announced four top-up dates to November's UK sprint and a further eight North American shows.

One of the four newly announced UK dates will be a second night at Hackney's Moth Club, with tickets going on sale Tuesday 22nd August 10:00.



U.K - Nov / Dec - On sale Tuesday 22nd August 10:00 GMT

Sunday, Nov 26th - The Hare & Hounds - Birmingham, UK
Tuesday, Nov 28th - The Moth Club - London, UK
Monday, Dec 4th - The Cluny - Newcastle, UK
Tuesday, Dec 5th - Exchange - Bristol, UK

N.A - Oct - On sale Friday August 25th - 10:00 ET

Sunday, Oct 15th - Afropunk Fest - Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, Oct 17th - Motorco Music Hall - Durham, NC
Wednesday, Oct 18th - The Basement - Columbus, OH
Thursday, Oct 19th - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
Friday, Oct 20th - PJ's Lager House - Detroit, MI
Saturday, Oct 21st - Baby G - Toronto, CA
Sunday, Oct 22nd - Bar le Ritz PDB - Montreal, QC
Tuesday, Oct 24th - Sonia's Nightclub - Cambridge, MA
Wednesday, Oct 25th - Higher Ground - South Burlington, VT

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Coming October 27 : Julien Baker - 'Turn Out The Lights' ; Stream Or Download "Appointments" Today





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Julien Baker will release her highly anticipated second album,'Turn Out The Lights' on October 27th, 2017. An early preview can now be heard in the first single “Appointments”, a viscerally moving track that culminates in a swell of Baker’s voice, guitar, and piano. 'Turn Out The Lights' will arrive nearly two years to the day after her debut LP, 'Sprained Ankle' (originally released by 6131) and is now available for pre-order HERE.

Recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Baker’s hometown of Memphis, TN, 'Turn Out The Lights' expands upon the sound and vision of Sprained Ankle while retaining the haunting, confessional songwriting style for which she has become known. Throughout the album, she reflects on experiences of her own and those closest to her, exploring the internal conflicts that wrestle inside us all: how we deal and cope with our struggles, and how it all impacts both ourselves and our relationships of all kinds. The result is a deeply empathetic album that embraces the grays and complex truths of humanity and mental health. Turn Out The Lights was written and produced by Baker, and mixed by Craig Silvey (The National, Arcade Fire, Florence & the Machine).

TRACKLISTING :
1. Over
2. Appointments
3. Turn Out the Lights
4. Shadowboxing
5. Sour Breath
6. Televangelist
7. Everything That Helps You Sleep
8. Happy to Be Here
9. Hurt Less
10. Even
11. Claws In Your Back

stream or download "Appointments"
preorder 'Turn Out The Lights'
preorder 'Turn Out The Lights' from The Matador Store on clear, clear with pink and purple splatter or black vinyl editions, with or without a bundled t-shirt (see below) or on compact disc.





Julien Baker on tour :

10/12 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade +
10/13 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom +
10/14 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle +
10/15 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater +
10/17 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club +
10/18 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre +
10/20 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre +
10/25 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount +
10/27 - New York, NY - Town Hall +
10/28 - Somerville, MA - Somerville Theatre +
10/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer +
11/03 - The Hague, NL - Crossing Border Festival
11/04 - Utrecht, NL - Ekko
11/06 - Bristol, UK - The Lantern
11/07 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
11/08 - Glasgow, UK - CCA
11/09 - Dublin, IE - Whelans
11/10 - London, UK - Union Chapel *SOLD OUT*
11/12 - Brussels, BE - Autumn Falls
11/14 - Berlin, DE - Heimathafen Neukolln
11/15 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich
11/16 - Düsseldorf, DE - New Fall Festival
11/17 - Madrid, ES - El Sol
11/18 - Braga, PT - Theatro Circo
11/19 - Barcelona, ES - La De Apolo
11/29 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
11/30 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
12/01 - Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge
12/02 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall +
12/04 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre +
12/07 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett +
12/08 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre +
12/09 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre +
12/10 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater +
12/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore +
12/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Palace Theatre +
12/15 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic +
12/16 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom +
12/18 - Austin, TX - Emo's +
12/19 - Houston, TX - The Heights Theater +
12/20 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theater +

* supporting Belle & Sebastian
# supporting Ben Folds
+ Half Waif supports

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VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age - "The Way You Used To Do" - Watch Now At Apple Music





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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - “THE WAY YOU USED TO DO” VIDEO 
ALL HELLZAPOPPIN’ BREAKS LOOSE IN SATANIC DANCE PRODUCTION
WRITTEN BY JOSHUA HOMME & DIRECTED BY JONAS AKERLUND
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT APPLE MUSIC

“Dancing and headbanging are truly individualistic expressions of losing oneself fully in appreciation of music—who better to combine these things into a singular vision than someone who’s directed Madonna and Lady Gaga videos--and also happens to have been a member of Bathory?”—Joshua Homme

“The Way You Used To Do,” the recently released first single from Queens Of The Stone Age’s ominously approaching seventh album 'Villains', has been realized as a fever dream Satanic dance ritual extravaganza—featuring QOTSA founder and frontman Joshua Homme lighter on his feet and darker in his soul than ever before.

Conceived by Homme, directed by Jonas Akerlund and produced by Serial Pictures, “The Way You Used To Do,” somehow fit its multiple sets, wardrobe changes and intricate dance routines into one day of shooting August 8th in Los Angeles. Considering potential reactions to the sinister shuffle of “The Way We Used To Do” being translated into a panoramic soul-selling dance trip, Homme says “It’s our way of paying tribute to Cab Calloway and the film Hellzapoppin’. I fully realize that may be a little more than some are open to, and that’s perfectly fine with me. There’s the door. If some of the more close-minded are gently pruned, that just leaves more room on the dance floor for the open-minded ones to get loose. That’s been the spirit of Queens Of The Stone Age and the space we’ve worked to create from day one.”

'Villains' is co-produced by Mark Ronson and will be released worldwide on August 25th. 

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Perfume Genius – Spotify Singles Session Out Now, Fall Tour begins 9/27 in Santa Barbara

For those who have been able to see Perfume Genius live since the release of No Shape, you might find his cover of Mary Margaret O’Hara's "Body's In Trouble" familiar. It has been known to pop up in the set from time to time. Here's what Mike Hadreas has to say about the song he has chosen to cover over and over:

I started covering this song on tour almost immediately after hearing it for the first time. I was so struck by her command and presence even though she weaves in and out of being present. Her vocal is somehow on the rhythm and completely around it, lyrics and chords are repeated throughout but there is no real center. There are brief moments where the music fully connects in a traditional way but after a few listens the most satisfying part is the song's magic formlessness. I wouldn't dare try to mimic or recapture her performance, but I tried to sing in the same wandering, mantra-like way - but taking it somewhere a little more sinister. I've lost count of how many times I use the word "body" in my songs.

My relationship with my own body is confusing and I use music to try and puzzle it out, or as rebellion against needing a form at all. Playing this cover onstage every night I use her lyric to phase in and out of both of those ideas.

The Single Session also includes "Slip Away" which was also recorded live at Spotify's Studio in NYC.

LISTEN HERE



This fall is RIPE with opportunities to see the band. See below dates that include a December residency in NYC as well as a run of shows with The XX.

09/27 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl*
09/29 Inglewood, CA - The Forum*
9/30 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
10/3 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre*
10/4 Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheatre*
10/5 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
10/6 - Dallas, TX - South Side music Hall
10/8 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
10/9 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
10/10 Magna, UT - The Saltair*
10/12 Oklahoma City, OK - Criterion Theater*
10/13 - St Louis, MO - The Ready Room
10/17 Atlanta, GA - Coca Cola Roxy*
10/18 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
10/19 New Orleans, LA - Champions Square*
10/21  Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater
11/2 - Glasgow, UK - Glasgow School of Art
11/3 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
11/4 - Liverpool, UK - Stanley Theatre
11/5 - London, UK - The Roundhouse
11/6 - Brighton, UK - The Old Market
11/8 - Paris, FR - La Gaite Lyrique
11/9 -  Antwerp, BE - Trix
11/9 - 11/12 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who Festival
11/13 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan
11/17 -11/18 - Braga, PT - Gente Sentada
11/19 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
11/20 - Cologne, DE - Kulturkirche
11/22 - Munich, DE - Technikum
11/23 - Milan, IT - Linecheck Festival
11/26 - Barcelona, ES - Sala Apolo
11/27 - Madrid, ES - Joy Eslava
11/28 - Bordeaux, FR - Rockschool Barbey
11/29 - Rennes, FR – Antipode
12/10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12/11 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12/12 Brooklyn NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/13 Brooklyn NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

*With The XX
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Car Seat Headrest - "War Is Coming (If You Want It)" - Available Today For Purchase Or Streaming




(photo by Kristy Benjamin)

“This is a song about not murdering people”

Car Seat Headrest's "War Is Coming (If You Want It)" premiered earlier today on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 program. The demo version, “War Is Coming (If You Want It) [March Mix],” is no longer available, having been made available for purchase via Bandcamp for just 24 hours on August 4th, to support their fundraiser for the Transgender Law Center. Proceeds from this new version purchased via Bandcamp will continue to be donated to the TLC.

BUY OR STREAM "War Is Coming (If You Want It)"

LYRICS
Last night I dreamed that you'd murdered some kids
Gone up towards the border where the freaks live
I couldn't tolerate it, yet somehow I did
If it had been on TV I would've changed the channel
And afterwards I lay awake for quite some time
And thought about opinions I'd kept
At 5 in the morning I couldn't tolerate it
How many had died while I slept?

Now is the time to cast Darwin aside
Stop spinning lines that justify the lure of suicide
And reach out your hands
And save someone's life
Because war is coming
If you want it

She's keeping quiet in a season of crime
Walking away as if nothing had changed
From that awful display
People are are strange
If they keep on laughing
Nothing will change

Now is the time to cast the screenplay aside
And try to create some space between the lines
To lift up your voice
And change someone's mind
Because war is coming
If you want it


TOUR DATES

Wednesday, August 16 – Praia Fluvial Do Taboão, Paredes de Coura Portugal
Thursday, August 17 – Route du Rock, Saint-Malo France
Tuesday, August 21 – Freizeitzentrum West (FZW), Dortmund Germany
Friday, August 25 – Rock En Seine, Saint Cloud France
Saturday, August 26 – Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg, Berlin Germany
Tuesday, August 29 – 02 Forum, London UK
Wednesday, August 30 – Ritz, Manchester UK
Thursday, August 31 – Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds UK
Friday, September 1 – Electric Fields Festival – Thronhill UK
Saturday, September 2 – End Of The Road, Dorset UK
October 7 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Sunday, October 8 – House of Blues, Houston, TX*
Monday, October 9 – House of Blues, Dallas, TX*
Wednesday, October 11 – Aztec Theatre, San Antonio, TX*
October 14 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX

* - with The Black Angels

'Teens of Denial' is available from the following outlets:

Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Apple Music

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