Whats Up (2002-2004)
20: Excuses, excuses
Apologies for the lack of new additions recently. The webmaster
has been insanely busy with other stuff. But at least there's a
brand-new tour update. We'll also have a
new news update shortly. Don't forget, the last GBV album comes
out on Tuesday, and it's superb (as was their show on the Hudson
River Piers last night). And you can preorder the Interpol album
at a substantial discount; it will be out on September 28 and ship
to you earlier than that.
August 12: Store, Bulletin Board fixed
The server was rebooted last night. If the Store or the Bulletin
Board still aren't working for you, empty your browser cache.
July 19: July news update posted
The July news update has been posted. The
longest one in a while, we're proud to say.
July 16: Interpol album artwork, photos
Check the Interpol page to see the new
album slipcase artwork and new band photos.
July 12: Interpol film contest winners announced
The 10 winners of the extremely popular Interpol film
contest have been announced. Also a new tour
update. We've also finally posted European
booking agents for the current active roster.
June 30: New tour update posted
The new tour update has been posted - lots
of new dates from Dead Meadow and A.C. Newman, and some corrections
June 17: Interpol second album title, track listings
The second Interpol album title and track listing have been announced.
June 9: New Guided By Voices bio, MP3s
Visit the Guided By Voices section
to read the new bio and hear 2 new MP3s from the upcoming, final,
June 3: New Tour Update: Cure, Interpol, Mogwai
The new tour update has been posted with
most of the Curiosa Festival 2004, the Cure tour featuring Interpol,
Mogwai and The Rapture on the main stage. Plus many more on a second
June 1: ...and the long overdue news update
Actually not that overdue, but right on time. See the news
May 26: Long overdue tour update
The webmaster's been travelling. A long-overdue tour
update is now, however, at last up on the site. Look for Dizzee
Rascal East and West Coast dates with The Streets in June (not
to mention his first dates in Australia and Japan), Dead
Meadow playing Shout!'s 7th Anniversary concert in NYC, GBV
on the Pier in NYC in August, new Northeast dates from the JSBX,
a European swing from Mission Of Burma,
a whole slew of July and August dates from A.C.
Newman (and more to come), Pretty
Girls at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona tomorrow, a Northwest
swing by PSOI around
the Sasquatch! festival, plus ... Yo La
Tengo, at last, in Mexico.
May 13: Interpol short film contest
Enter a contest to win a
budget to make a short film inspired by Interpol.
May 10: New tour update posted
See the tours page for new dates from The
Jon Spencer Blues Exposion, Matmos and others.
May 5: Second A.C. Newman MP3
The second A.C. Newman MP3, entitled "Miracle Drug", is
available from his music
April 26: Load the Mission Of Burma Player
Load the Mission Of Burma Player
to preview parts of the album, stream the video, send to your friends,
April 26: GBV announcement
See the Guided By Voices page
for an important announcement.
April 23: Tour update; Burma video streams
New tour update posted today. Also, Real
and Windows Media streams for the "Dirt" video.
April 19: A.C. Newman bio and photos
The A.C. Newman biography and photo
gallery have been posted.
April 16: Tour update; Burma performance sync
New tours update. Also, a Mission Of Burma
video for "Dirt"
utilizing multi-camera live footage from Providence.
April 14: New tour update posted
See the tours page. New dates from Cat Power,
Mission Of Burma, and Yo La Tengo. One more canceled Pretty Girls
Make Graves show. Two canceled Dizzee Rascal shows.
April 13: New Pretty Girls video posted
Visit the music
page in the Pretty Girls section to view the new video, for
"All Medicated Geniuses," directed by Mike Ott.
April 9: Pretty Girls contest winners announced
The winners of the Pretty Girls Make Graves contest have been announced.
They win a Dakine pack filled with PGMG stuff. Thanks to all for
participating, and keep an eye on the contest page for the next
Also the new tour update has been posted.
We've got new Cat Power dates in San Diego and Portland OR, some
canceled Pretty Girls dates, new Dizzee Rascal shows in Houston
and Denver, and Guided By Voices dates in June in the Midwest. Plus
a free, all-ages, open-to-the-general public Mission Of Burma show
at the University of Missouri in Columbia in early May. And ticketing
links for the other Burma May shows.
April 8: MP3 of Dizzee live on the radio
Hear a 16-minute MP3 of Dizzee Rascal live on Power 106, Los Angeles,
with Felli Fel, on his music
April 7: (The Real) April news update posted
Go to the news section to read (the real)
April news update.
April 6: Seachange e-card; new tour update
Check the Seachange section for their
new e-card and April TOUR DIARY.
The new tour update has been posted. This
time we have more new dates from both Seachange and Cat Power.
March 31: New tour update
The new tour update has been posted: new
dates from Cat Power, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Seachange, more.
March 24: A.C. Newman section, Burma photo
We've launched an A.C. Newman section.
And we've posted the first Burma publicity
March 22: Mission Of Burma links, new tour update
Mission Of Burma links
The new tour update has been posted.
March 12: Mission Of Burma, A.C. Newman MP3s
Two new MP3s: a second one from Mission Of Burma, and a first one
from A.C. Newman. Enjoy them on the music page.
March 11: Tour update, Dizzee/Murder Dog postcard
We've posted the latest tour update -- tons
of great bands on the road right now, including Guided By Voices,
Preston School Of Industry and Pretty Girls Make Graves.
And we've also posted the striking postcard
for the Dizzee Rascal show at SXSW next Saturday the 20th, sponsored
by Murder Dog magazine.
March 10: March news update posted
The latest news update has been posted, with
everything from a raffle at our SXSW showcase to a new signing and
exciting info on some upcoming releases.
March 9: Pretty Girls Make Graves contest
Win a Dakine skate pack filled with Pretty Girls Make Graves swag
and whatever else we can fit in there. All you have to do is listen
to the album and fill in some blanks. Enter
March 5: Matador Europe site now fully integrated
The old Matador Europe site (matadoreurope.com) has been shut down,
and all its topics are now fully integrated here on the Matador
The tours page has been updated again. An
entire European tour from Matmos in May, The New Pornographers at
the Sasquatch! Festival in Washington State in that same month,
tons of new SXSW activities besides our showcase, and much more.
March 2: New tour update posted
Quite a few additions and changes. Check
February 24: Preston e-card, $10 CDs, more
out the new Preston School Of Industry e-card.
Send it to your friends, family, whoever.
we announce our new "Cheaper music" campaign with a bunch
10-dollar Matador Mid-Price Classics, everything from Belle
and Sebastian to Mogwai to R.L. Burnside.
And finally, a 2-buck-off offer if you preorder the new Mission
Of Burma CD from the Store.
February 23: Mission Of Burma album cover, bio
For the few of you who actually need to consult it, the Mission
Of Burma bio has been posted, as has the album artwork. See the
Burma page. Also, a couple of
additions to the Dizzee Rascal discography,
and an updated new releases
February 20: New tour update, new Burma trailer
The new tour update has been posted. Also,
we've posted a new trailer for the upcoming Mission Of Burma documentary,
on the Burma music and
video page. (This is not the trailer previously posted on the
Burma website.) Finally, we've posted the video to Dizzee Rascal's
"I Luv U" on the Dizzee music
and video page.
February 19: First Burma MP3
The first MP3 from the upcoming Mission Of Burma album 'ONoffON'
has been posted: it's on the Burma music
February 12: A new Store Of The Month
At long last, we have a new Store
Of The Month. Keep your eye on this section, because we'll be
honoring accounts regularly again over the next year.
February 11: 2 new Preston videos! And tour update
We have no fewer than two new Preston videos to offer on their music
and video page. Plus a comprehensive tour
update with lots of additions for Dead Meadow, Preston, Pretty
Girls Make Graves and Seachange, among others.
February 3: New tour update; news corrections
A new tour update has been posted. Also,
corrections have been made to the news update
from yesterday: wrong dates were listed for our SXSW showcase and
some PSOI events. Finally, we've posted a few additions to the Burma
discography. Keep 'em coming.
February 2: News update, more artist page updates
The February news update has been posted.
The Dizzee Rascal discography
has grown with some rare early 12"es. Any other additions appreciated.
Also, we now have what we believe to be a nearly complete Mission
Of Burma discography. Again, any corrections or additions are
welcomed. Burma links also updated.
January 30: Dizzee Rascal photos, discography
The Dizzee Rascal page has been updated
with some intense photos and a working discography.
January 28: New tour update posted
See the tours page. New dates from Cat Power
(East Coast), Pretty Girls Make Graves (nationwide) and Seachange
(SXSW), plus the 6 make-up dates in March for those cancelled Guided
By Voices shows.
January 27: Second Seachange MP3 posted
second Seachange MP3 has been posted. Entitled "News From
Nowhere", it comes from their upcoming album 'Lay Of The
Land', due out March 8 in Europe and April 4 everywhere else.
On the Seachange music page.
January 20: New tour update posted
The tours page now includes all those missing
European (and some Australian) dates for Cat Power, Pretty Girls
Make Graves, Seachange and M. Ward, as well as the four bands playing
the Matador South
By Southwest showcase this year.
January 12: Second Preston MP3
Visit the Preston School Of Industry music
page to download the second MP3 from the upcoming 'Monsoon'
album, entitled "Caught In The Rain".
9: Mission Of Burma artist page launched
launched an artist page for Mission
Of Burma. Not much there yet, but we'll be adding stuff
over the next few weeks.
check out the new Seachange bio and photos.
8: Tours, listening parties and a screening
The first tour update of the year. Also see
the Dizzee Rascal page to see if there's
a listening party near you.
6: Tour update, the holidays
Happy New Year! The first news update of
2004 has been posted. We've got a psychey new signing, plus more.
23: Tour update, the holidays
The last tour update of the year has been
posted. Matador Records is closing down today, and will reopen in
January. Have a great holiday.
December 15: GBV MP3s, New Pornographers video,
Two new MP3s from Guided By Voices: "The Best Of Jill Hives",
featured on both the 'Earthquake Glue' and 'The Best of Guided By
Voices' albums; and an alternate version of "Of Mites and Men"
(original also on 'Earthquake Glue') from a session in July 2003.
In addition, we present the second video from The New Pornographers'
'Electric Version' album: entitled "All For Swinging You Around",
it is directed by keyboardist Blaine Thurier, and it's a tour-de-force.
All on the music and video page.
Plus a final news update for the end of the
year, including everyone's Best of 2003 lists.
December 12: New Releases page updated; Videos!
Check out the new releases page for full
details on all our upcoming releases through February. In addition,
we have finally posted the long-awaited live
footage from the Dead Meadow show at the Metro in London from
last May, as well as no fewer than 3
new Wisdom of Harry videos!
December 4: New Tour Update posted
The tours page has been updated today. Cat
Power Tampa canceled; Cat Power Atlanta added; Matmos at the Getty
December 1: New MP3s from Yo La Tengo, PGMG
An MP3 of the title track from the 'Today Is The Day' EP has been
posted on the music page. This is a significantly
different version of the track from the one on the 'Summer Sun'
album. In addition, don't forget that the EP has 5 great unreleased
B-sides! Also, we have just posted an MP3 of "Something Bigger,
Something Brighter" -- the second MP3 to be posted from Pretty
Girls Make Graves' album "The New Romance". Also on the
November 25: New Tour Update
The new Tour Update has been posted.
November 24: Two new MP3s posted
music page now offers MP3s from the new
albums by The Wisdom of Harry ('Torch Division') and The Fucking
Champs ('Greatest Fucking Hits').
November 20: Dizzee video, tour update, Cat Power
Go to the music page to check out the video
for Dizzee Rascal's "Fix Up, Look Sharp; check the tours
page for the latest update, and visit the Cat
Power page to find out how to listen to an upcoming live session
on the radio.
November 17: Pretty Girls video posted
The video for Pretty Girls Make Graves' "This Is Our Emergency"
has been posted on the band's music
and video page.
November 14: First Preston MP3 posted
An MP3 of the first Preston
School Of Industry single, "Get Your Crayons Out"
(featuring some well-known guests), has been posted on Preston's
November 12: First Dizzee Rascal MP3 posted
An MP3 of the first Dizzee Rascal
single, "Fix Up, Look Sharp", has been posted on Dizzee's
November 6: Subscription page back; news update
After nearly a year of downtime, the Matador
subscription page is back. Subscribe or unsubscribe yourself
to and from the monthly news update, the tour dates mailings, the
release schedule mailings and the various artist lists. Also, a
new news update was posted (and mailed) yesterday;
today it has been slightly expanded with bits on Yo La Tengo and
the subscription page announcement. Also, a new tour
November 3: Store list expanded
The list of Matador-Friendly
Stores has been greatly expanded. Not only can you find most
Matador releases at these excellent shops, but they're also great
for music shopping in general, not to mention advice, ephemera and
just hanging out. Organized by STATE and then CITY for your geographical
convenience, with CANADA at the end. (For reasons of sanity, the
Matador-Friendly Store list is currently restricted to North America.
However, we plan to include the other continents soon.)
October 28: New Pornos MP3, vote for Interpol
The first MP3 from the remastered (and mid-priced) US version of
'Mass Romantic' has been posted. It's the title track. Download
it from the New Pornographers
page. Also, go to the Interpol page
and follow the link to vote for the 'NYC' video on MTV. Finally,
the tours page has been updated with new
dates from Arab Strap (in the US) and Seachange (in the UK).
October 23: First Seachange MP3; B&S DVD
is pleased to announce that we will be releasing the Belle &
Sebastian DVD 'Fans Only' in North America in Winter 2003. Full
details on the B&S
And the first Seachange MP3 is up, the title track from the
'Glitterball' EP. Enjoy.
20: Fucking Champs page up
now have an artist page
for the Fucking Champs, whose compilation album 'Greatest Fucking
Hits' is out on Matador Europe later this fall.
10: Matador on iTunes Store
All of Matador's releases are now available from the Apple iTunes
Store. Check the press release here.
October 10: Bulletin Board link changed
If you bookmark directly to the bulletin board, please change to
the following URL:
The old link (without the /index.php) will no longer work.
October 9: New Preston School of Industry album
All the news on the
upcoming Preston School of Industry album due out in January, along
with fall tour dates. Plus the GBV dates posted yesterday were incorrect:
see the tours section for a corrected list,
along with all the openers.
October 8: New Tour Update
A long-overdue Tour Update, feature GBV's November dates, Stephen
Malkmus's West Coast December jaunt, and assorted new Pretty Girls
Make Graves dates Oct-Dec. See the tours
September 18: News update, server migration, fourth
and final unreleased Dead Meadow MP3
If you're reading this, then matadorrecords.com has successfully
made its migration to its new host, State
51. At the same time, the new News Update
has been uploaded, with info on and from Pretty Girls Make Graves,
Interpol, Guided By Voices, Cat Power, The Wisdom of Harry, Robyn
Hitchcock, Yo La Tengo and many more. Finally, the fourth and final
MP3 in the Dead Meadow Unreleased
MP3 Series has been posted (only 8 days late, due to the migration!).
September 9: Comprehensive tour update
Cat Power, Dead Meadow, Yo La Tengo revisit Japan and add North
American dates, tons more. Tours.
September 5: GBV Box Set Project announced
At last, the details on the Guided By Voices 'Hardcore UFOs' 5 CD
+ DVD box set have been announced. Included in the set, and also
available separately, are a CD of 'The Best of Guided by Voices'
chosen and sequenced by Robert Pollard and to be available at a
special low price, and the greatly expanded DVD release of Banks
Tarver's documentary film 'Watch Me Jumpstart'. Details on the GBV
August 25: Seachange section, more M. Ward and
Lesser, Tour Update
Seachange section has been launched.
Not much there yet, but there will be lots more shortly.
The new M. Ward page now features an MP3
from his latest album, 'Transfiguration of Vincent', the song entitled
'Vincent O'Brien'. Also there are new photos and links. The Lesser
page has been updated to reflect his upcoming album, 'Suppressive
The tours page has also been updated. Yo La Tengo adds two shows
in Ottawa. And don't miss those Dead Meadow dates with Super Furry
Animals in Europe. Plus plenty more.
August 22: YLT, GBV contest results announced;
M. Ward and Neko Case pages up on this site
The winners of (and the answers to) the Yo La Tengo custom surfboard
contest have been announced. Check the Yo La Tengo contest
page. And you can still view the 6 hilarious interview clips,
now directly from Matador, on the Yo La Tengo music
and video page. Also, the lucky winner of the Guided By Voices
"Family Feud" sign has been announced on the GBV
Finally, as part of our continuing effort to migrate Matador Europe
artists over to the main Matador Records website, there are now
M. Ward and Neko
Case pages up.
August 21: New Tour Update
Tons of new dates added to the tours page.
Pretty Girls Make Graves in Europe and elsewhere, M. Ward on tour
with Beth Orton, new in-store performances and more.
August 19: 3rd Dead Meadow unreleased MP3
The third MP3 in the Dead Meadow
Unreleased MP3 Series was posted on August 10th. Herewith a
delayed notice. The fourth MP3 will be posted on September 10th.
August 18: GBV album stream, YLT contest closed
Go to the GBV page to stream the
entire Guided By Voices album 'Earthquake Glue', in stores tomorrow
(or possibly later, depending on whether your area was affected
by the Northeastern US and Canadian blackout). Also, please note
that the YLT surfboard contest
is now closed. The answers and winners will be announced this Friday,
August 9: New GBV video
Check out the "My Kind Of Soldier" video posted today
on the GBV music page.
Directed by Adam Levite and featuring legendary St. Louis personality
August 7: New Releases section updated
Check the New Releases page, which now
contains info on the upcoming remastered, mid-priced reissue of
The New Pornographers' 'Mass Romantic', and the awesome 6-track
EP from Yo La Tengo, entitled 'Today Is The Day'.
August 6: News and Tour updates
It's the summer. So go read the new news and
tour updates. And then go vote
for Interpol on the VMAs.
July 30: ANOTHER GBV contest
So maybe you aren't going to be one of the lucky 25 to find a golden
ticket in your copy of 'Earthquake Glue' and win a box set. But
you still have a chance to win. Pre-order 'Earthquake Glue' now
from the Matador Store or Insound,
and you will automatically be entered into a competition
on GBV.com to win the GBV sign from the Strokes video 'Someday',
filmed on the set of 'Family Feud'.
July 25: What's Up? Touring,
Most of the big North American late summer and fall tours are
coming together. You already know about Malkmus
with Radiohead; now check out Matmos
backing up Björk, Mogwai's
coast-to-coast headlining tour, the Interpol
fall tour (with more dates getting confirmed daily), Yo
La Tengo's return to their home continent, surprise Cat
Power dates here and there (like one song in the Janis Joplin
tribute in Central Park this weekend, Dead Meadow
West Coast trawl including their big L.A. show with Sonic
Youth, the machine that is Pretty Girls Make
Graves on the road, and more. All on the constantly evolving
July 15: Yo La Tengo Surfboard Contest
a custom-designed Yo La Tengo surfboard, or runner-up prizes
of autographed Yo La Tengo CDs, by entering our complicated
contest which requires you to watch amusing video clips of Ira
interacting with Jon Wurster of the Midnight Pajama Jam, along
with puppets Lumpy and Scott Fellers. Enter
10: Second unreleased Dead Meadow MP3
second track in the Dead Meadow Series of Unreleased MP3s is
now up, and it's called "Let's
Jump In". These are posted on the 10th of each month.
7: Mogwai video and EPK
Go to the Mogwai music and video
page to view the Plates Animation video for "Hunted By
A Freak", as well as the band's 2003 electronic press kit.
June 26: News Update, New Pornographers video
Finally, a new Matador news update. And
the brilliant new video
from The New Pornographers for "The Laws Have Changed",
directed by keyboardist Blaine Thurier.
June 19: Save 15% on the new GBV and PGMG
the new albums from Guided By Voices (Aug 19) and Pretty Girls
Make Graves (Sep 9) and save 15% below the regular low Matador
12: New Pornographers/Apple Listening Party
the entire 'Electric Version' album courtesy of our friends
at Apple and QuickTime. Starts today on the New Pornographers
check out the first MP3 from the upcoming Matmos album, 'The Civil
War'. It's entitled "The Struggle Against Unreality Begins " and
can be found on the Matmos page.
June 11: First Pretty Girls Make Graves MP3
first MP3 from the upcoming Pretty Girls Make Graves album 'The
New Romance' has been posted on their page,
and is entitled "All Medicated Geniuses".
June 10: Updates all around
Tours page has been updated again, with the
rescheduled ATP dates in LA for Mogwai and Yo La Tengo. Matmos
page fully updated with new bio and photos; MP3 coming shortly.
Dead Meadow page updated with new photos,
their sick sick poster, and the first in a special
MP3 series of unreleased songs, starting today and continuing
on the 10th every month. Pretty
Girls Make Graves page updated with new photos, and yes, that
MP3 will debut either later this evening or tomorrow morning. Stay
May 28: Everyone's on the road
Cat Power, Dead Meadow, Guided By Voices, Interpol, Stephen Malkmus
& The Jicks, Mogwai, The New Pornographers, Pretty Girls Make
Graves, M. Ward and Yo La Tengo are ALL out on tour somewhere in
the world, or about to leave shortly. You can see the fully updated
schedule on the tours page.
27: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks video
posted in Real streams (high and low), the new video from Stephen
Malkmus & The Jicks, "Dark Wave". Directed by
Scott Lyons and available on the music
19: Dual GBV MP3s!
check out the GBV page to download
"My Kind of Soldier" from Guided By Voices' 'Earthquake
Glue', and then head over to gbv.com
to download a second new album track, "I'll Replace You With
May 16: Tours, New Pornographers photos
Tours page has been extensively updated,
and those new New Pornographers photos have finally been added to
May 15: Mogwai and Cat Power MP3s
MP3s from Mogwai's upcoming album and Cat Power's latest, both on
the Music page.
13: Dead Meadow MP3 and more
12: Malkmus trivia contest winners
out who won the protracted Malkmus trivia
contest, along with the names of everyone who answered all 9
questions correctly, and, of course, the answers the questions.
April 29: Second New Pornographers MP3
the luscious "The
New Face of Zero and One", the second MP3 from the upcoming
New Pornographers album 'Electric Version' (out on May 6).
April 24: Pretty Girls Make Graves page
finally launched our Pretty
Girls Make Graves page. Not too much there yet, but there will
be more. Also check out the mightily updated tour
page, with many PGMG dates. And we'll announce the results of
the Malkmus contest soon.
April 21: Interpol new UK single, tour dates
out the artwork on the new Interpol UK
single, "Say Hello to the Angels" b/w "NYC",
plus Interpol tour news.
April 14: News, Tours, GBV album cover
like it says... check each one out on its appropriate page... news,
April 11: Part 2 of the Stephen Malkmus Trivia Contest
last, we have posted Part
Two of the Stephen Malkmus trivia contest. Featuring nine fiendishly
difficult questions out of 946 submitted by Malkmus/Pavement fans
in the first part of the contest, and vetted as accurate by SM himself.
The contest is closed to employees of Matador Records and Beggars
Group. Grand prize is an Apple iPod supplied by smalldog.com.
The runner-up prizes will be bags of rare Pavement/Malkmus goodies.
Also: Mogwai and Arab
Strap pages updated
photos, links and more.
7: New Interpol video
third video from Interpol's 'Turn On The Bright Lights' is "Obstacle
1", directed by Floria Sigismundi. See it here
April 2: Large Professor video
long last, the video for "Radio
Active". Directed by Kenneth "Kaos" Johnson.
20: Cat Power video
Check out the new video from Cat Power, for "He
War". Directed by Brett Vapnek (Spoon, Cat Power, Helium,
Mary Timony and many others).
Mar 19: Yo La Tengo page updated
In anticipation of the forthcoming 'Summer Sun' album, we have updated
the YLT page with a new biography and
great new photos.
Mar 18: New Tour Update
Very belatedly (because we were at SXSW) the new Tour
Update has just been uploaded. Tons of new dates, and more coming.
Mar 10: We're Sorry
We're Sorry about just about
everything. Check it out!
3: Malkmus contest, new YLT MP3
Enter our Stephen
Malkmus & The Jicks Trivia Contest for fun and prizes.
This is a two part contest - first you devise the trivia questions.
We select a bunch of these (no prizes for winning this segment,
only personal satisfaction) and post them later. In the second
section, you answer as many of the posted trivia questions as
you can, there's a drawing, and prizes that range from bags
of Malkmus and Pavement goodies to an iPod.
Also: A new Yo La Tengo
MP3 from their upcoming 'Summer Sun' album, entitled "Little
25: Early YLT tickets on sale for NYC
Check out the Yo La Tengo page for
instructions on how to make sure you reserve your YLT tickets for
the Beacon Theatre show in New York on April 25.
Feb 24: New Stephen Malkmus MP3
Music contains a second MP3 from the upcoming
album 'Pig Lib', entitled '(Do Not Feed The) Oyster'. The album
is in stores on March 18.
Feb 14: Dead Meadow page up and more
Dead Meadow page is finally up - check
out the awesome album artwork and reread the recent press releases.
The New Releases page has been updated
again; now you can see all the upcoming releases through early June.
New photos on the Interpol and Stephen
Malkmus pages, and lots of updates throughout the site.
Feb 13: Stream the entire Cat Power album
Courtesy of our friends at QuickTime, you can now stream
the entire Cat Power album "You Are Free", due out on
Arab Strap MP3 and Aereogramme photos
Check out an MP3 from the upcoming Arab Strap
album, "Monday at the Hug & Pint" (April 22nd), and
yes, it's different from the song that the band have had available.
Also, new Aereogramme
Pornographers MP3 posted
The first MP3 from the upcoming album "Electric Version",
due out on May 6. The track is called "The Laws Have Changed"
and is available on their
News Update February 3rd
So much in here it's ridiculous.
Official Cat Power mini-site
Check out catpowermusic.com,
the new official mini-site for "You Are Free", streaming
the album song by song starting Monday, February 3rd. Plus more!
All videos back up, Matador Store back
All the videos are back up, so go browse our lovely catalog on the
Video Page. And you can finally
buy direct from us again at the Matador Store,
and place preorders on the February, March and April releases. We
have now almost fully recovered from our December website crash.
Second Interpol video posted
Check out the gorgeous video for "NYC" from director Doug
Aitken on the Music and Video Page.
Yo La Tengo MP3 from new album
The first MP3 from Yo La Tengo's hotly anticipated new album, "Summer
Sun". Check out "Don't Have To Be So Sad" on the
New Releases Updated
Releases listed up through May 6. Check the New
Friday January 23: Bulletin Board Back!
Last night we switched over to the new server, and the Matador
Bulletin Board is finally back. Re-register yourselves and start
posting. We had to re-create the templates from scratch, so if there
are any features you miss from the old one, please
let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate you. NEXT:
The Matador Store, the Subscriber Database and the Videos. In the
meantime, check out the highly updated Tours
Aereogramme pre-album MP3
Malkmus and The Jicks: MP3
out an MP3 from the upcoming Aereogramme album, 'Sleep and Release',
due out in February 2003. The song is called 'Wood'.
way-early MP3 from the upcoming 'Pig Lib' LP from Stephen Malkmus
and The Jicks. It's called 'Us' and it's available on the Music
Releases, Catalog and Discography
News and Tours
Updated News and Tours
(including support acts for the Yo La Tengo Hanukkah dates, plus
Power MP3 posted!
The first MP3 from Cat Power's upcoming album 'You Are Free'.
It's available on the Music page
and it's called 'He War'.
Professor mix CD stream
Mista Sinista (X-Ecutioners) and DJ CrossPhader from the Photosynthesis
crew mix Extra P's new album, First Class with old school classics.
Interpol interview footage
Check out Interpol talking candidly for Matador publicist Nils Bernstein
in these three Real Video clips.
Cornelius remix contest
Download the basic tracks from the latest Cornelius album "Point",
remix them, submit them back to Keigo Oyamada, and win a chance to
get them on the upcoming "PM (Point Mixes)" album! An exciting
contest sponsored by Matador and Cornelius-Sound. Enter on the Cornelius-Sound
Interpol Video "PDA"
At last, the music video for "PDA", directed by Christopher
Mills. Available in Real and Windows Media streams from the Music
and Video page.
More New MP3s
More new MP3s available from Large Professor ("Stay Chisel"
featuring Nas) and Pavement ("Here -- Peel Session Summer 1992")
are now available on the Music page.
Guided By Bob Contest Winners
Check out pictures and a brief
memoir from the "Guided By Bob" Contest winners at the
Brooklyn Brewery in August.