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Kim Gordon - Norman Records exclusive LP Colour

Made available from today, exclusively via the good folks over at Norman Records, is a limited to 300 edition of Kim Gordon's debut solo album 'No Home Record'.

On 'No Home Record', Norman Records wrote, "[No Home Record] is preoccupied with the feelings of transience and displacement - both physical and spiritual - that go hand-in-hand with modern existence, and consists of nine tracks of exploratory alternative rock."

Get your copy here

Kim Gordon online

Official Website

Spoon - "The Underdog" (demo)

(photo : Oliver Halfin)

Spoon continue to plunder their own vault(s) and today unleash the demo version of "The Underdog", the mega-hit from 2007's 'Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga'. Lovers of rock / cinema history might recall the song playing in the closing credits of 2011 Palme d'Or winner "Horrible Bosses" (not, I should stress, a documentary about working at Matador Records).

stream/download "The Underdog" (demo)
stream/order 'Everything Hits At Once : The Best Of Spoon'

Spoon on tour :
Wednesday, December 4th McMenamins Christal Ballroom, Portland OR
Thursday, December 5th Knitting Factory Boise, Boise ID
Saturday, December 7 Intersect, Las Vegas NV

Spoon online :

Official Site

King Krule - "Hey World!" short film, 2020 Touring

(poster art - Jack Marshall)

(photo : Charlotte Patmore)

King Krule today releases the short film, "Hey World!", directed by Charlotte Patmore and written by Archy Marshall. With signature wit and in his own unique style, the short film shows Marshall performing solo four as-yet-unreleased tracks,"Perfecto Miserable," "Alone Omen 3," "(Don't Let The Dragon) Draag On," and "Energy Fleets."

The film comes alongside an announcement for a tour across both sides of the Atlantic, starting on the 3rd of March in Brussels and ending on the 24th of April in Brooklyn. See below for full tour dates.

Tickets go on sale 10AM local time on November 22nd at

Sunday, March 3rd A.B, Brussels BE
Monday, March 4th L’Olympia, Paris FR
Tuesday, March 6th Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
Wednesday, March 7th K.B Hall, Copenhagen, DK
Thursday, March 8th Columbiahalle, Berlin DE
Tuesday, March 19th Olympia, Dublin IE
Thursday, March 21st Barrowland, Glasgow UK
Friday, March 22nd Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Sunday, March 24th Brixton Academy, London UK
Tuesday, April 2nd House of Blues, Dallas TX
Wednesday, April 3rd White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Thursday, April 4th Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin TX
Sunday, April 7th Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA
Monday, April 8th Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Wednesday, April 10th Showbox Sodo, Seattle WA
Thursday, April 11th Roseland Theatre, Portland OR
Sunday, April 14th First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, April 15th Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Wednesday, April 17th Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto ON
Thursday, April 18th Mtelus, Montreal QC
Friday, April 19th House of Blues, Boston MA
Sunday, April 21st Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Monday, April 22nd 9.30 Club, Washington DC
Wednesday, April 24th Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY

stream/order 'The Ooz'

King Krule online :


Steve Gunn - March 2020 North American Tour

(Poster by Mike Zimmerman)

After announcing two January 2020 Southern Californian dates last week, Steve Gunn has announced a co-headlining North American tour alongside Mary Lattimore and William Tyler in March 2020. Tickets for those dates, leading into Big Ears Festival in Knoxville TN, are on sale this Friday at 11am EST.

Gunn begins Australian touring this weekend, following his first ever performance in Japan earlier this month and dates in New Zealand ending tonight in Hawkes Bay.

Stream/Purchase Acoustic Unseen EP

Stream/Purchase The Unseen In Between
Steve Gunn On Tour, New Dates in Bold
Wednesday, November 13 Sitting Room Session, Hawkes Bay NZ %
November 16 + 17 Mullum Music Festival Mullumbimby AU
Monday, November 18 Junk Bar, Brisbane AU
Wednesday, November 20 Altar, Hobart AU
Thursday, November 21 Theatre Royal, Castlemaine AU +
Friday, November 22 Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne AU + %
Saturday, November 23 Coalchella, Wombarra Bowlo, Wombarra AU
Sunday, November 24 Red Rattler, Sydney AU +
Friday, January 3 Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs CA (Free with RSVP)
Friday, January 17 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA
Monday, March 16 Third Man Records, Nashville TN
Tuesday, March 17 Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Wednesday, March 18 The Atlantic, Gainesville FL
Friday, March 20 Gramps, Miami FL
Saturday, March 21 Intuition Ale Works, Jacksonville FL
Monday, March 23 Recover Brands, Charlotte NC
Tuesday, March 24 Cat’s Cradle Back Room, Carrboro NC
Wednesday, March 25 The Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
March 26-28 Big Ears Festival, Knoxville TN *
+ w/ Tiny Ruins
* with Kim Gordon, Bill Nace and John Truscinski performing "Sounds for Andy Warhol's Kiss"

Steve Gunn Online

Matador's End Of Decade Sale : 2010-2019 - Banality Meets Finality

(art : William Stout)

anyone can do a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale. Only the truly insane (h/t Crazy Eddie) will pull something like this on a random Tuesday, however. Now thru December 2, we're offering 25% off everything at the Matador Store (save for Lucy Dacus’ ‘2019′, and new titles from Desert Sessions and Algiers) w/ code “25offeverything” (HIGH FIVE, CREATIVE COPY TEAM) . LP's, CD's, MP3's, hey, maybe even a few ill-advised cassettes from the greatest catalog in modern musical history from all of your favorites - Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail, Interpol, Belle and Sebastian, Steve Gunn, Spoon, Julien Baker, Car Seat Headrest, Perfume Genius, Stephen Malkmus (with and without The Jicks), Queens of the Stone Age, Kim Gordon, Lucy Dacus, Algiers, the New Pornographers, Cat Power, Ceremony, Liz Phair, Unsane, Guided By Voices, Darkside, Pavement, the New Pornographers, Sonic Youth, Fucked Up...I could go on but YOU GET THE IDEA.

Let the gifting / hoarding commence!

Spoon - "Inside Out" (demo)

This morning we're pleased to make available the demo version of Spoon's much-beloved "Inside Out", the studio version of which appeared on 2014's 'They Want My Soul'.   Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Britt Daniel recalled, “I wrote that on piano. It was just the chords and a melody, and I remember singing it for my girlfriend and at the time and she was not impressed. I was like 'Are you kidding me? I know this is fucking great! And then it kind of just existed as this piano vocal song for a long time. I knew something was good about it but we were making  'I Want Your Soul' and I didn’t want to have just a vocal and piano song on there, it felt we had done that too much already. So we put a beat to it that was sort of stolen from this Dr. Dre song. Then we used that kick-snare pattern and Alex [Fischel, keyboards and guitar] came up with the idea of a harp sound on a keyboard. Then it sounded like something we’d never done before.”

There's a lesson of some sort in here but our office is already awash in "I-told-you-so"-isms already (if that's a thing) but the important part to focus on is that during a period in which we're shining a spotlight on Spoon's past works, more cool artifacts from the band's vault will be unleashed in the days ahead (November 19, December 3 and December 10, to be exact). Play along by utilizing hashtag #spoontbt if you're inclined.

(photo : Oliver Halfin)

stream/downnload "Inside Out" (demo)
stream/order 'Everything Hits At Once : The Best Of Spoon'

Spoon on tour :
Wednesday, December 4th McMenamins Christal Ballroom, Portland OR
Thursday, December 5th Knitting Factory Boise, Boise ID
Saturday, December 7 Intersect, Las Vegas NV

Spoon online :

Official Site

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