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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.

HÆLOS – Live From Spotify SXSW 2016 EP Available Today, North American Tour Begins With Lollapalooza

HAELOS Spotify SXSWHÆLOS were busy to INSANELY busy during this year's SXSW (playing over 10 shows around Austin). Spotify recorded the band at their camp during that hectic week and today it's  available for streaming.




Next week touring will pick back up in North America with Lollapalooza, Osheaga and other festivals stapled with other shows on the west coast. Full list of dates below.

2016 TOUR DATES
July 21-24 – Secret Garden Party 2016, Huntingdon, UK
July 28-31 – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
Saturday, July 30, Double Door, Chicago, IL
Sunday, July 31 – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, August 2 – Neumos, Seattle, WA
Thursday, August 4 – Constellation Room at the Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
Friday, August 5 – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 6 – Richshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Sunday, August 7 – Outside Lands Music Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 – La Route du Rock, Saint-Malo, France
Sunday, August 14 – Summer Well Festival, Buftea, RO
Thursday, August 25 – Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK
Friday, August 26 – Saturday, August 27 – Leeds Festivals, UK – Reading
Friday, September 9– Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK
Thursday, September 22 – U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
October 2 - 9 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Thursday, November 10 – Heaven, London, UK

Car Seat Headrest - Live From Spotify SXSW 2016 EP Available Today

CSH Spotify SXSWAmidst Car Seat Headrest's exhaustive-just-looking-at-it schedule this past SXSW, Spotify managed to record a set at their camp and today it's available for your enjoyment. LISTEN HERE.

If you got an email from Spotify a couple weeks ago regarding a playlist contest, you're just like us and listen to Car Seat Headrest A LOT. Thank you to everyone who submitted a playlist  (you are all winners), but this playlist by Chris Palafox got to snap up some pretty great prizes.

The band are very much back on the road in North America for the rest of the summer and possibly beyond (stay tuned for more on that). Full list of dates below.

Friday, July 15 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Saturday, July 16 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL (evening show)
Sunday, July 17 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI (on sale 4-29)
Monday, July 18 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN
Friday, July 22 – Capital Hill Block Party, Seattle WA
Thursday, July 28 – Eventide Victoria, Victoria BC
Saturday, August 20 – Maha Music Festival, Omaha NE
Tuesday, August 30 – Neurolux, Boise ID
Wednesday, August 31 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Thursday, September 1 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
September 3-5 – Made in America Festival 2016, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, September 5 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
Tuesday, September 6 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Thursday, September 8 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Friday, September 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 – Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
Monday, September 12 – The National, Richmond VA
Tuesday, September 13 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Sunday, September 18 – Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC
Monday, September 19 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit MI
Thursday, September 23 – Pygmalion Music Festival 2016, Champaign IL
September 23-35 – Midpoint Music Festival, Cleveland OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI
Sunday, October 16 – Treasure Island, San Francisco CA
Friday, November 4 – Opolis, Norman, OK
November 4-6 – Sound On Sound Festival, McDade TX

Algiers - Mute Studio Sessions





Algiers - Blood (Mute Studio Sessions)

stream via Spotify

"Blood"
"But She Was Not Flying"
"Remains"


"The Mute Sessions were undertaken as a way of using alternate instrumentation to accentuate different sonic and conceptual contours, which may not have been so heavily in the foreground in the album versions.
Tape manipulation, musique concrete and synthesizer programming were some of the techniques employed here."
"We endeavoured to strip a few of the songs of their machinations, as if re-sung from sheet music at the end of times to a tape loop and a broken piano."


Earlier this week, Algiers have been compiling a series of personal playlists on the band tumblr alongside photos from the past year of touring ;

"Samples Reconstructed" - Franklin James Fisher
"Autumn Leaves" - Franklin James Fisher
"Hip hop and other dystopias" - Ryan Mahan
"October Moods" - Lee Tesche

order 'Algiers' direct from the Matador Store* on LP or CD, or from one of the digital outlets below :

iTunes
Amazon
Google Play

(UK customers can order 'Algiers' from Resident, Piccadilly, Rough Trade or Jumbo).

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Kurt Vile - Spotify Session Available Now



Kurt Vile's exclusive session for Spotify is up today and features artwork designed by contest winner Travis Millard, the not-lucky-at-all-he-totally-earned-it victor of our contest that we're just about done telling you about. Follow Travis on Instagram at @theotherfudge . Or don't! He deserves privacy, too, as do all of you (Matador's data-mining efforts aside).

Brandi Reeves is the winner of the Kurt Vile Fall Spotify Playlist contest, but if you ask me, you're all winners.

updated tour schedule :

Friday November 6 Stockholm, Sweden - Munchenbryggeriet *
Saturday November 7 Copenhangen, Demark - Amerbio *
Monday November 9 Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof *
Tuesday November 10 Koln, Germany - Gebaeude 9 *
Wednesday November 11 Brighton, UK - Concorde 2 *
Thursday November 12 London, UK - Electric Ballroom
Friday November 13 Bristol, UK - Motion *
Sunday November 15 Dublin, EIR - Vicar Street *
Monday November 16 Glasgow, UK - ABC1 *
Tuesday November 17 Leeds, UK - Leeds Uni Stylus *
Wednesday November 18 Manchester, UK - The Ritz *
Friday November 20 Lucerne, CH - Sudpol *
Saturday November 21 Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday November 22 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo *
Monday November 23 Madrid, Spain - Penelope *
Tuesday November 24 Lisbon, Portugal - Armazem F *
Monday, December 28 – Friday January 1 – The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne, Marion Bay + New South Wales, Bryon Bay
Friday, January 8 – Sunday January 10 Busselton, Western Australia - Southbound Festival
Sunday, January 10 – Tuesday January 12 – Tauranga, New Zealand – McLaren Falls Park Music & Arts Festival



Wednesday, January 13 - Wellington, San Fran, New Zealand
Thursday, January 14 - Sherwood Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand
Friday, January 15 - Dunedin, New Zealand, Chicks Hotel
Tuesday March 8 Paris, France - Alhambra #
Wednesday March 9 Ghent, Belgium - Handelsbeurs #
Thursday March 10 London, UK - Roundhouse #
Friday March 11 Brighton, UK - All Saint’s Church #
Saturday March 12 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli #
Sunday March 13 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje #

* – with Lushes
# – with Imarhan

order 'b'lieve i'm goin down' from the following :

The Matador Store
UK orders
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

WEBSITE - http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER - https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM - https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
TUMBLR (NEW) - http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

Celebrate Matador's 105th Anniversary WIth A 102 Song Playlist At Spotify



It may have escaped your attention earlier this week, what with all the column inches afforded Taylor Swift's decision to remove music from Spotify, that the last remaining American who witnessed the formation of Matador Records had either passed away or disabled their Facebook account.  With this historic occasion in mind, we've assembled a 102 song Matador playlist at Spotify that will either have you partying like it's 1889 or perhaps will provoke a huge outcry over all songs that are missing (for instance, Taylor Swift's earliest works for Matador). Write down your favorite omissions, and we'll try to get 'em cleared in time for our 110th Anniversary!



 

Matador's Fave October Songs at Spotify



(DISCLAIMER : the entire label staff didn't actually have a vote in this,but if you wanna make fun of someone for being into Montrose, by all means, tar all of us with the same brush if that's your game. We've been taking emotional abuse for 25 years and counting!)

(ALSO : we did this in August, too. Not that you fully appreciated it or anything)



The Young's 'Dub Egg' - Premiering Via Spotify Today, End Of An Ear Instore June 12



We're two weeks away from the release of The Young's second album and first for Matador, 'Dub Egg' (LP/CD/digital), and starting today you can preview the entire thing via the auspices of Spotify and Rolling Stone. If you're in the Austin area on June 12, The Young are playing a free show at End Of An Ear (2209 S. 1st St.) along with special guest John Wesley Coleman. Limited edition posters (silkscreened by Obsolete Industries) are being given away with purchases of 'Dub Egg' on LP and CD at End Of An Ear, Waterloo and Trailer Space.



on tour :

Friday, June 1 – Austin,TX – Beauty Ballroom (with No Age, Ceremony, Gun Outfit and Joyce Manor)
Saturday, June 9 – McAllen, TX – Simon Sez
Tuesday, June 12 -- End of An Ear Release Date In-store (with John Wesley Coleman)
Saturday, June 16 – Austin,TX – 29th Street Ballroom (with Sungod and Spray Paint) (Dub Egg Release Show)
Thursday, June 21 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
Friday, June 22 - Atlanta, GA - Club 529
Saturday, June 23 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor (with White Lung and Meat Group)
Sunday, June 24 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter (with Purling Hiss)
Monday, June 25 - Washington, DC - the Black Cat (backstage) (with Purling Hiss)
Tuesday, June 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's (with Purling Hiss)
Wednesday, June 27 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (late show) (with Purling Hiss)
Thursday, June 28 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's (with Purling Hiss)
Friday, June 29 - Brooklyn, NY - 285Kent (with Census and Nude Beach)
Saturday, June 30 - New Haven, CT - Intercambio (with Purling Hiss and Estrogen Highs)
Sunday, July 01 - Providence, RI - Dusk (with Purling Hiss)
Monday, July 02 - Boston, MA - Plough and Stars (with Purling Hiss and Saralee)
Tuesday, July 03 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
Wednesday, July 04 - Toronto, ON - Parts & Labour
Thursday, July 05 - Pittsburgh, PA - Gooski's (with Kim Phuc)
Friday, July 06 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
Saturday, July 07 - Chicago, IL - the Hideout (with Judson Claiborne)
Sunday, July 08 - Minneapolis, MN - the Triple Rock
Monday, July 09 - Fargo, ND - the Aquarium
Wednesday, July 11 - the Fun House
Thursday, July 12 - Portland, OR - the East End
Friday, July 13 - Reno, NV - Holland Project
Saturday, July 14 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go! Records (with Spray Paint and more TBA)
Sunday, July 15 - San Francisco, CA - the Hemlock
Monday, July 16 - Bakersfield, CA - Munoz Gym
Tuesday, July 17 - Los Angeles, CA - the Echo (with the Lamps and the Zig Zags)
Wednesday, July 18 - San Diego, CA - the Casbah
Thursday, July 19 - Phoenix, AZ - the Meat Market
Friday, July 20 - Las Cruces, NM - the Train Yard

Pre-order Dub Egg from the Matador Store

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