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July 26: July News, Jennifer O'Connor MP3,
Euro tour update
July News has been posted.
Second MP3 from
Jennifer O'Connor's, 'Over the Mountain, Across the Valley
and Back to the Stars,' out August 22. The song, "Today,"
features Jennifer and an acoustic guitar, and that's all you
Also, the upcoming European dates from Cat Power, Matmos, and Yo La Tengo are now on the tour page.
July 25: Yo La Tengo MP3, tour update
Second MP3 from the
upcoming kick-ass Yo La Tengo album, 'I Am Not Afraid Of
You and I Will Kick Your Ass,' out September 12 (September 4 in Europe). The song is entitled "Pass the Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind."
Plus, yet another tour update.
July 18: Tours updated, shows now linked to venue home pages
July 18: Staff contacts updated
June 27: Jennifer O'Connor press photos
June 23: Tours extensively updated
June 1: The June News Report has been posted
May 27: Cat Power tour dates and TV appearances;
Brightblack photos, more
Intense new Brightblack
photos and bio,
plus Cat Power UK and July festival
tour dates and US and UK TV appearances.
Also a general tour update.
May 16: Even more expanded tour update
The summer tours just keep growing and growing... new Jennifer
O'Connor dates added in the South, The
New Pornographers, Spoon and Yo
La Tengo in Europe, Mission
Of Burma in the US, Cat
Power July festival dates in Detroit and Montreal,
and more. Plus the Brightblack Morning
Light 'Crystal Totem Turr' keeps getting bigger
and bigger and hitting more and more small and out-of-the
way places, with great openers... keep checking the tour page
as this develops. Tours.
May 15: Yo La Tengo MP3, tour update
First MP3 from the
upcoming brand-new Yo La Tengo album, 'I Am Not Afraid Of
You and I Will Kick Your Ass,' their first new studio album
in 3 years. The song is entitled "Beanbag Chair."
Plus a tour update.
April 27: The April News Update has been
April 25: Brightblack Morning Light CORRECT
We accidentally posted an earlier version of the BBML MP3,
"Everybody Daylight." Mea culpa! We have now posted
the correct version, at all the usual music pages, including,
of course, the Brightblack
music section in particular.
April 20: Mission Of Burma MP3, photo, bio
Mission Of Burma MP3, new photo, biography. All in the Mission
Of Burma section. And don't
forget that wiki,
which contains even more music (a new song streamed every
April 18: Brightblack Morning Light MP3
The first Brightblack MP3 has been posted; entitled "Everybody
Daylight, it's available from either the music
page or the Brightblack
April 17: Jennifer O'Connor MP3
You can hear "Exeter, Rhode Island," from the upcoming
August 22 Matador debut, on Jennifer O'Connor's music
April 10: New Mission of Burma wiki with
is live. Over the next 24 days we will release 8 full song
streams from the new album. It's also a wiki, so login and
contribute your MoB knowledge.
March 27: New Cat Power Dates Announced
March 10: March news update posted
March 6: New MP3 from Matmos and the "Follow
The Beast " google mash-up.
Visit the Matmos page to download a
new mp3 from their upcoming full-length 'The Rose Has Teeth
In The Mouth Of A Beast'. Follow Mogwai on their current US
tour at the 'Follow
The Beast' google mash-up. Get updates on the tour blog,
download photos and videos and find "Where's Mogwai."
The band's new full-length 'Mr. Beast' is in stores now.
February 14: Belle and Sebastian extras;
Cat Power site finally launched; tour update
Visit the Belle and Sebastian
page for extras such as screensavers and wallpaper.
The official Cat
Power The Greatest site has finally been launched! Tons
of stuff on there and more to come.
And an extensive tour update has been
posted, including the Matador SXSW show, Belle and Sebastian
in-stores, a new coast-to-coast tour by The Double, a Mission
Of Burma show in Brazil, Mogwai in Mexico City, tons of new
(and corrected Jennifer O'Connor shows, some new New Pornographers
shows, and a Pretty Girls Make Graves Australian tour beginning
at the end of this month and going into March; plus new dates
before and after that, with many more to come for them.
February 9: Belle and Sebastian contest;
Mogwai MP3; Burma series sold out
We have launched the Sing
Along With Belle and Sebastian contest. The first Mogwai
MP3 from 'Mr Beast' has been posted. And the Burma subscription
series is sold out.
February 6: News
See the news or Cat
Power pages for an important announcement about the Cat
February 2: Mission Of Burma Subscription
Get information on the new Mission Of Burma limited-edition
pre-album Subscription Series here.
January 31: Cat Power video, tour update
dreamy, sizzuppy multi-faith video to Cat Power's "Living
Proof," directed by Harmony Korine (who wrote 'Kids'
and directed 'Gummo' and 'julien donkey-boy') is up on Cat
Power's music and video
The new tour update has been posted
(not that it wasn't continually updated in the interim).
January 20: January news update posted
New Mission Of Burma album, our SXSW show details, Belle/New
P's tour, and much more. News.
January 11: Pretty Girls Make Graves MP3,
Cover art and the first MP3 have been posted from Pretty
Girls Make Graves' upcoming album 'Élan Vital.'
Also don't miss the Belle
and Sebastian MP3, the re-ripped and far superior Early
Man video, and the Mogwai cover art.
January 10: Brand-new tour update
New tour update posted with dozens of new dates: Belle
and Sebastian touring with The New Pornographers, The Double
in London, Dead Meadow (some dates with Brightblack Morning
Light) on the West Coast, "secret" Malkmus and Burma
shows in NYC, two Matmos dates with So Percussion, Mogwai
in the Eastern half of the US, and a February jaunt from Pretty
Girls Make Graves in the Northwest. Plus a new Early Man show,
and don't forget about those Cat Power and Laura Cantrell
December 24: End of year news report
The December End-Of-Year news report has been posted,
with many top tens and an announcement about the new Pretty
Girls Make Graves album, coming in April.
Matador is now closed for the holidays and we will be back
on Tuesday, January 3rd. Have a great vacation and a Happy
New Year, everyone!
December 19: Tour update; Early Man extras
Tour update mainly featuring the
Yo La Tengo Hannukah openers, the full Early Man tour coast-to-coast
Feb-Mar, and ticket info for Cat Power.
Plus a page of Early Man
extras including a screensaver, wallpaper and buddy icons.
December 14: Cat Power tix, Early Man video
Full info on buying US Cat Power tix here.
Check out the Early Man video here.
Also November 18: New releases page updated
Lotsa new info.
November 18: Individual band news; tour
The new tour update (badly needed!)
has been posted. Keep an eye out for those December Pretty
Girls Make Graves shows with The Double on the East Coast!
For those of you who don't read the monthly news updates religiously,
the following band pages have also been thoroughly updated
with news, bios, minis etc.
November 12: November news report posted
The November news report has been
November 2: Tour update, Laura Cantrell
New tour update posted. Laura
Cantrell page updated with info on her activities in Philadelphia,
Austin and New York City over the next 2 weeks.
Plus keep your eyes peeled on the Early
Man page for some exciting extras coming soon.
October 28: Tour update
New tour update posted.
October 21: Tour update
New tour update posted.
October 11: October news report
The October news report has been
posted, with links to the first Cat Power MP3 from her new
studio album 'The Greatest' (no, it's not a greatest hits),
footage from the Early Man demo derby trip, and much more.
October 6: New MP3s from Laura Cantrell,
We have posted a gorgeous UNRELEASED Laura Cantrell studio
track, "Hammer and Nails," along with the second
MP3 from the Early Man, "Death Is The Answer." Both
available on the music page.
October 5: Bulletin board server back up
Bway have got the server back up and running — unfortunately
we lost some posts from yesterday. Not too many hopefully.
Please let us know
if you're still having any problems loading, reading or posting.
October 4: Bulletin board server down
As you may have noticed, the bulletin
board server is currently down due to a hardware problem.
Our ISP was hoping it would be fixed in an hour, but that
was about 2 hours ago, so all we can do for now is cross our
September 26: New tour update
New tour update with lots of added dates.
September 22: Stephen Malkmus video
The Stephen Malkmus video for "Mama," directed
by E.J. McLeavey-Fisher, has been posted in the popular Real
and Windows Media formats in the usual locations.
September 13: Tour update
The tours page is being updated constantly — check
in particular for new Double shows.
September 12: The Double video
The video for "Idiocy," directed by Matt Goldman,
can be found on The Double's music
and video page.
September 7: Early Man MP3, New Pornos video
The first MP3 has been posted from Early Man's forthcoming
'Closing In' album. It's entitled "Evil Is" and
you can find it on their music
Also posted is the New Pornographers video
"Use It," which some of you entrepreneurial types
have been checking out on the new twincinema.net
September 6: Tour, news updates posted
The tour update has been updated
yet again, this time with details on the final Interpol show
on this tour, in New York City.
The September news update will be up
shortly - keep checking back.
Sepetember 2: Tour update posted
A new tour update has been posted... lots of new Cat Power
dates in the US, plus a rescheduled Double show (from New
Orleans to Baton Rouge, for obvious reasons).
August 29: Early Man, Brightblack, releases
The Early Man page has been
updated with a bio, photos, better links to the album medley
The Brightblack Morning Light page
has at last been created.
And the Releases page has been updated,
mostly with European singles.
August 26: Tours page, New Pornographers
Tours page, New
Pornographers pages updated.
July 27: Bulletin Board back up, tour update
The Bulletin Boards
are all upgraded and back up. Registrations, posts etc. have
been preserved, but you may have to log in again.
There will be a new tour update (at last) later today.
July 26: July news posted; BB being upgraded
The July news report has been posted.
And the Bulletin Board is down right now for a software upgrade.
We'll post when it's back up.
July 21: Second New Pornos MP3, Spoon video
MP3 from The New Pornographers; and the first
video from the Spoon album. Tour update coming shortly.
July 15: New Pornographers super preorder
The New Pornographers
have a super-special preorder deal. Also see the new bio,
with song-by-song explanation of the new album by Carl Newman.
Also, don't miss Laura Cantrell
on NPR's 'Weekend Edition' this Sunday! Check the website
for your local broadcast time.
Finally, the new releases
page has been updated.
July 14: The Double MP3, more
The Double page now contains
the first MP3 from the upcoming album. It's entitled "Idiocy."
Also: new bio, photos.
June 23: Matador July 4th Concert; tour
Check the tours page for full details
on the FREE Matador July 4th Concert in New York with Yo La
Tengo, Stephen Malkmus and Laura Cantrell. Note that doors
open at 2 PM, not 4 PM as stated on some postcards: this is
an AFTERNOON CONCERT and Laura will be going on at 3:30 PM,
Stephen at 4:20 PM and YLT at 6:00 PM.
Plus a full tour update, including our bands at Arthurfest
on Labor Day.
June 21: The Double: many updates
Lots of updates on the The Double's
page: album title, album artwork, and a link to a place where
you can stream excerpts from it.
June 20: Laura Cantrell interactive subway
Check out the Laura
Cantrell interactive New York subway map, naming her musical
influences, streaming the album, and more. Today is release
date in Europe -- tomorrow in the US.
June 8: June News posted
The June News Update has been posted.
May 24: More site updates
New comprehensive tour update,
Belle and Sebastian game
(warning: gross), Dead Meadow video.
May 2: Site updates
Apart from the obvious front-page
update, the new releases page has
been updated, as has the tour section,
and many of the artist sections.
April 28: MP3s from Laura Cantrell, and
The New Pornographers; plus Stephen Malkmus e-card and the
long-awaited April News
Get all the links in the new April news
27: Tour update
Yet another tour update.
April 22: Tour update
Yet another massive tour update.
April 19: Yo La Tengo video game
Play the primitive but enjoyable Yo
La Tengo video game.
April 14: Laura Cantrell promo photo
The first Laura Cantrell promo
photo has been posted.
April 12: Tour update, Cantrell bio and
The tour update has been updated.
The Laura Cantrell section
has a new bio and a song-by-song analysis of the album by
April 5: Tour
update coming soon; Belle
and Sebastian, Early Man pages
The subheading says it all.
April 4: First Stephen Malkmus MP3, new
Go to the Stephen
Malkmus section to hear the first MP3 from his new album,
and to read the new bio.
tour update later today
- keep checking back.
March 30: First Spoon MP3 posted
The first Spoon MP3, "I Turn My Camera On,"
has been posted on the music page.
March 24: March news update posted
Tons of news and neat images. Update on the Store problems.
And announcing the 1-hour interview/retrospective/comic opera
RADIO FREE YO LA TENGO to commemorate the 'Prisoners Of Love'
double CD/triple CD set. No, this is not the same as the annual
WFMU pledge-drive covers marathon that happened on the 15th.
March 11: Bulletin Board back up in
The Matador Bulletin Board is back up in a temporary home:
The more alert among you have probably noticed that the Matador
Store and the Subscribe pages are functioning again.
March 8: Site outage, MASSIVE tour
As many of you have undoubtedly noticed, we have a big
website outage on Friday and again during the day yesterday.
The site is now partially back up, but it will probably be
until tomorrow for the Bulletin Boards, the Store and the
Meanwhile, we've just posted a massive tour
February 16: Mogwai audio player; tours
Check out the Mogwai
audio player and stream the upcoming 'Government Commissions'
album. Also, some more tour updates.
February 11: Spring tour dates pouring in
Yet another tour update: Early
Man supporting Mastodon in the US, and Dead Meadow US headlining
dates with Jennifer Gentle (and more of those to be confirmed
February 9: And yet more tours
Tons more new dates, mainly in Europe: Dead Meadow with
Trail Of Dead, Early Man with the Melvins, Pretty Girls Make
Graves with Bloc Party. See the tours page.
It's also given us great pleasure to update the Spoon
section for the first time in 5 years.
February 8: More news, more tours
Another new signing in the news,
more new dates in the tours.
February 4: New tour update
The new tour update has been posted
- lots and lots of new shows, especially Cat Power, Interpol,
and The Double.
February 1: Feb news: The Double, new Malkmus
A brief February news update has
been posted - with info on new signing The Double, and the
long-awaited third Stephen Malkmus album.
January 26: New tour update posted
The new tour update has been posted.
Matador SXSW showcase with set times. Matador bands at the
February ATP in Camber sands. New Interpol March dates, including
a second night at Radio City Music Hall. New shows from Laura
Cantrell, Cat Power and Early Man.
January 25: January news update posted
The January news update has been
posted - with info on another new signing, our SXSW showcase,
the Matador At Fifteen contest winners with their pics, and
January 19: Cat Power minisite relaunched,
Matador At Fifteen contest winners announced, new tour update
The Cat Power minisite
has been relaunched with new content to reflect the 'Speaking
For Trees' DVD. The hapless winners of the Matador
At Fifteen contest have been announced. And there's a
new tour update.
January 17: Interpol on TV
Interpol is appearing twice on national TV in the US in
the next month — see the Interpol
page for more details.
January 11: New Releases, Catalog and Tours
All three pages updated: New
January 10: Interpol "Evil" video
The video for Interpol's "Evil," directed by
Charlie White has been posted on the music
and video page.
January 6: Dead Meadow bio, photos
The new Dead Meadow photos
and bio have been
January 4: A new tour update for 2005
Happy New Year. The new tour update
includes Interpol in Japan in January, the US in Februray
and April in Europe. (US March dates will be announced shortly.)
Also a slew of new Pretty Girls dates, plus Yo La Tengo at
the Sundance Festival.
December 23: Happy Holidays
From the afternoon of the 23rd we'll be closed for the
holidays. Matador reopens on Monday, January 3rd.
December 16: Matador At Fifteen Contest
OK, scary time: enter the Matador
At Fifteen Contest.
December 15: Laura Cantrell section, final
news update of the year, Dead Meadow MP3
We've signed Laura Cantrell and there's a new section
The final news update of 2004 has been posted, with everyone's
And the first MP3 from the upcoming Dead Meadow album 'Feathers'
has been posted. Click here
to hear "At Her Open Door." The album will be out
December 10: New tour update
The new tour update has been posted.
December 3: YLT Annual Hanukkah Shows announced
The 8 annual Hanukkah shows that Yo La Tengo play at Maxwell's
in Hoboken, NJ every year have been announced,
along with their special guests each night.
November 30: New tour update
The new tour update has been posted.
November 16: This month's news posted
The November news update has been
November 11: Another tour update
Four new Dead Meadow dates on their way back East from
California. Interpol perform on 'Later with Jools Holland'
on BBC2. And three Pretty Girls Make Graves dates in Japan,
their first visit to the country.
November 9: Complete discography, tour page
The label's complete
discography has been revised and brought up to date. Corrections
Also, the latest worldwide tour update
has been posted.
November 8: Burma EP out tomorrow; Pavement
Due to a technical glitch, the Burma iTunes EP was pushed
to tomorrow. Go here
to buy it.
We now have a very excellent Pavement
e-card for Crooked Rain.
Send the link to your friends.
More new GBV Days
have been declared.
The list of Matador-Friendly
Stores has been updated.
October 15: Mission Of Burma live EP
The 'Snapshot' EP recorded live in studio for WFNX in
Boston will be released as an exclusive on the iTunes Music
Store on Election Day 2004 in the USA, November 2nd. More
info on the Burma page.
October 15: First Prosaics MP3
The first MP3 from new signing Prosaics is entitled "Teeth"
and comes from their Matador Europe EP 'Aghast Agape,' due
out on November 8. (It's already out in the US on Dim Mak.)
Available on the Prosaics'
14: Pavement MP3, Interpol video
The first Pavement MP3 from 'Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain:
LA's Desert Origins,' an unreleased song from the original
Gary Young sessions, is up on the music
page. As is the wondrous video for Interpol's "Slow
5: October news update
The October news update has been
October 1: Site updates
The following sections of the site have been updated with
new news, pictures and more:
Cat Power DVD+CD out shortly
Guided By Voices GBV Day
proclaimed in 3 cities
Pavement Crooked Rain deluxe dbl
CD with 39 extra tracks
And there are two new sections for upcoming releases:
Prosaics new signing, EP out shortly
Matador At Fifteen our
dbl CD+DVD 15th anniversary comp
September 28: Release schedule complete
We've posted the remainder of our release
schedule for 2004.
September 27: New tour update
The new tour update has been posted,
and it's long overdue. Two new shows from Cat Power, plus
Dead Meadow on tour with The Warlocks, an additional GBV show
in New York, the Interpol dates in the UK, additional Pretty
Girls dates with Death Cab, and more.
September 23: 7" box set is an album;
We didn't make it clear that the 7" box set IS the
new album, and this is a way to get part of it early. Also,
download a free Interpol ringtone for your phone (US only,
we're afraid). See the Interpol section
September 16: Interpol limited-edition 7"
box sets, silkscreen posters
they're that cool. Find out how to get your hands on them
on the Interpol page.
September 9: Interpol Spaces
Revealed: details on the Interpol Spaces in New York, Los
Angeles, London, Paris and Tokyo. See the Interpol
September 3: News
The September news update has been
September 1: Tours
The tours page has been updated yet
again. We will have a new news update very shortly.
August 30: Sign the GBV Day petition; Interpol
Go to joingbv.com to
sign the petition to get your city to declare a GBV Day in
evvery city on the Electrifying Conclusion tour. Better yet,
spread the word and win a trip to see GBV play their final
show on New Year's Eve in Chicago.
In other news, check the Interpol section
for a bunch of new stuff.
Plus a new tour update featuring Pretty
Girls Make Graves on the road with Death Cab For Cutie, Interpol
touring with Secret Machines, and changed Yo La Tengo for
Kerry dates in September. And Cat Power in Boulder.
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