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.

Matador Archival Madness Extends Prior To Our Formation

With our 21st birthday pending, Matador's research department is currently combing thru microfilm, dental records and ancient shrouds for clues that might shed light on how exactly American's Most Beloved Independent Label came to fruition. It's a painstaking process --- much like the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, human lives have been lost. And don't think I'm not feeling guilty about it ; what's the point of sending bright young men into a cavern without protective headgear when I could've just asked them to check out Michael Duane's Facebook page?

Q: How Tough Were Things On The L.E.S. During The Early '90's?

A : NOBODY COULD AFFORD LIGHTBULBS! The Duane/Delaney/Ibold/Reid Dustdevils, if not the band's classic lineup,  certainly the only one with a clip (or two) on the YouTube.

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