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Latest News From The Matablog

  • Upcoming Lee Ranaldo Tour Dates

    July 29th, 2015 at 12:36 pm
    
    
    This message comes in the form of a GIANT neon "FYI" sign:
    
    August 5, Lincoln Center, NYC – Lee joins forces with Brooklyn’s electric guitar quartet Dither for a newly arranged performance of his “Hurricane Transcriptions”, a piece originally written for string orchestra based on wind sounds recorded during the height of the Hurricane Sandy storm in 2012. Lincoln Center Out of Doors Series. FREE.
    
    August 8 North Adams, MA – Lee joins Oneida at Mass MoCA to perform live amidst an enveloping 12-screen video installation of twisting color and light by Clifford Ross that transforms Courtya… Read more
  • PAVEMENT 'THE SECRET HISTORY VOLUME 1' (2xLP) PRODUCT SHOTS, AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

    July 28th, 2015 at 11:56 am
    Behold these glamorous photos of the upcoming release 'The Secret History Volume 1'. This 2xLP is available now for pre-order: http://smarturl.it/SecretHistory_Vol1 (out officially August 11th).
    
    
    
    
    
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  • COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU: ALGIERS ANNOUNCE US / UK / EU LIVE DATES

    July 23rd, 2015 at 1:35 pm
    
    
    It's been a busy year for Algiers so far after the release of their self-titled debut album in June and hitting the road for several US headline dates, as well as touring with Interpol.
    
    They will be touring the UK and Europe this August including a string of festival dates, an intimate London show, as well as supporting Canadian post-punk outfit Viet Cong, before heading out to the US again in the fall for several headline shows. All dates and ticket links below.
    
    UK / EU live dates:
    
    Aug 9: OFF Festival, Katowice Poland
    Aug 12: Sommerloft Festival, About Blank, Berlin Germany
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  • FROM THE ARCHIVES : MARKING THE 9TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MATABLOG

    July 22nd, 2015 at 1:22 pm by Gerard
    (Editor's note : roughly 9 years ago this weekend, internet history was made with the introduction of the Matablog.  Since the blog medium was almost entirely played out by that time, this was sort of akin to trumpeting the invention of the CB Radio in 1995, but just the same, we've persevered and thoroughly enjoyed spreading misinformation and hastily correcting broken links.  Here's to another 9 years --- at the very least --- of being scooped by Pitchfork on our own news stories! - GC)
    
    According to New York Magazine (our personal style bible), this blog thing is really taking off. As you k
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  • VIDEO : Kurt Vile - "Pretty Pimpin", From 'b’lieve i’m goin down... ' (Coming September 25)

    July 21st, 2015 at 12:15 pm
    
    
    (photo by Marina Chavez)
    
    
    
    "Pretty Pimpin", directed by Daniel Henry
    
    Having been the subject and willing conspirator of many intentional lies planted in Sonic Youth bios over the years, I know first hand the way album lore can bend reality to its truth. After the infamous Byron Coley originated the SY "Trilogy" myth in the Murray Street bio, we had no choice but to fulfill those expectations with Sonic Nurse. "Why did you decide to make a trilogy?" was always the first question asked in interviews around that time. But this is Kurt Vile's bio, and I wont do that to him. Anyway, Ku
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  • CEREMONY 'Your Life In France' (Ninos Du Brasil Remix)

    July 21st, 2015 at 9:30 am
    Production duo Ninos Du Brasil have deconstructed and transformed Ceremony's 'Your Life In France'. You can have a listen here.
    
    
    
    All upcoming tour dates:
    
    Wednesday, August, 5 – Pokalen, Oslo Norway
    
    Thursday, August, 6 – Skjul Fyra Sex, Gothenburg Sweden (Door sales only)
    
    Friday, August, 7 – Secret venue, London UK
    
    Saturday, August, 8 – Visions Festival, London UK
    
    Sunday, August, 9 – Bodega, Nottingham UK
    
    Monday, August, 10 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
    
    Tuesday, August, 11 – Broadcast, Glasgow UK
    
    Wednesday, August, 12 – Sound Control, Manchester UK
    
    Thursday,… Read more