We have not one, not two but SIX bands on the roster playing at Primavera Sound in Barcelona this weekend. Set times for all below, in CET.
Thursday, May 29th
Glasser 6:35-7:20pm, Pitchfork Stage
Majical Cloudz 8:55-9:45pm Pitchfork Stage
Queens of the Stone Age 11:00pm- 12:05am, Heineken Stage
It's another mini-Matador fest at Primavera Sound festival this year, as Queens of the Stone Age, DARKSIDE, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Majical Cloudz and Glasser all descend upon Barcelona for the weekend of May 29th-31st. Elsewhere amongst the line-up familiar faces include Spoon, Mogwai and Cold Cave ,with tickets on sale now from www.primaverasound.es.
The video was directed by Jonathan Turner, Glasser's visual collaborator on Interiors.
It's a big day over here at Matador/True Panther HQ as we welcome new albums from Lee Ranaldo And The Dust, DARKSIDE & Glasser into the world.
Lee Ranaldo & The Dust - Last Night On Earth (Matador Records)
"Ranaldo sounds like he’s indeed having the best time of his life." Tiny Mix Tapes
Get 'Last Night On Earth' at the Matador Store,iTunes, Amazon or at your favorite indie retailer. Lee Ranaldo & The Dust kick off a lengthy tour tonight in Hudson, NY - check out the dates here. Tonight, the band's session airs on WNYC Soundcheck at 9pm EDT on 93.9FM and WNYC.org
DARKSIDE - Psychic (Other People/Matador)
"translucent and dense, electrified and organic, holding a form while constantly being prodded into new shapes." Pitchfork (9.0 Best New Music)
Get 'Psychic' at the Matador Store, iTunes, Amazon and as Rough Trade's Album of the Month. Don't miss DARKSIDE at Pitchfork Paris & Mountain Oasis Festival.
Glasser - Interiors (True Panther Sounds)
"Interiors is an expansive, fiercely intelligent investigative work" Clash
Get 'Interiors' at the True Panther Store, iTunes, Amazon or at your favorite indie retailer. This week, Glasser kicks off a pre-tour run of shows in LA (10/10), Toronto (10/13) and Brooklyn (10/15, True Panther CMJ showcase). All dates here - see you out!
The last public show Glasser played was February of last year. Since then, she’s been locked away in a studio working on her follow-up to 2010?s Ring. She’s playing her first show since then this weekend at LA’s FYF Fest. She’s decided to use the occasion to release her first new music in a while. The song is called “Shape”, it’s a very powerful song, and we can honestly say that it’s one of the best pieces of music that’s ever come out under the True Panther imprint. More Glasser very soon…in the meantime enjoy the music and this note from her.
I have been thinking a lot about space. Not only outer space and physical boundaries, but also inner mental space. There are so many beginnings and endings and edges and shores inside and outside our minds. Some are impossible to scale and they make us feel small. I feel small and far removed at times, and I push myself farther away in a kind of compulsion. These are physical comforts I cling to, but always when I cling to them I realize that the isolation I’m afraid of is in my heart and not on a crowded sidewalk. I also have moments of ecstasy, milestones that drive me forward in search of more. These emotions and sensations elude me though, they seem to exist in their own seperate planes. I still chase them. I can become so mesmerized by something outside myself, a person or place that I try to reflect its power and the way it makes me feel.
This is why I feel so lucky to be able to make art, especially music. My experiences flow together and become the stuff of invention. I spent the last year and a half making my new album, which will come out in October. I thought about architecture, a physical imposition in my life, and the fluid emotional boundaries of relationships, also sometimes imposed.
More news to come, in the meantime, enjoy “SHAPE”
August 20th, 2013
So, the time of Primavera and ATP festival (sadly their last ever May weekender) rolls around again and a ton of our bands decide it'd also be a good time to visit our (at the moment, rather sunny) shores. Just like last year.
With 3 European tours starting over this weekend, plus more to come over the next we have the following shows taking place over the next 25 days..... (though I'm not sure how much Golf they'll have time for)
Esben and the Witch
9th – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany
10th – Mascotte, Zurich, Switzerland
11th – Spazio 211, Turin, Italy
12th – Circolo degli Artisti, Rome, Italy
13th – Plastic, Milan, Italy
14th – Covo, Bologna, Italy
16th – Palace, St Gallen, Switzerland
17th – Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
18th – Doornroosje, Groningen, Netherlands
19th – Bitterzoet Club, Amsterdam, Netherlands
20th – Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands
21st – Charlatan, Ghent, Belgium
22nd – Les Nuits Botanique (Orangerie), Brussels, Belgium
24th – Gleiss 22, Munster, Germany
25th – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidleburg, Germany
26th – Atomic Cafe, Munich, Germany
27th – B72, Vienna, Austria
28th – Seewiesen Festival, Linz, Austria
29th – K4, Nurnberg, Germany
Kurt Vile (& The Violators)
8th : King Georg, Koln
9th : Feierwerk, Munich (+ O’Death)
10th : Chelsea Club, Vienna
11th : Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin
12th : Vega (Small Hall), Copenhagen
13th : Voxhall, Aarhus
14th : All Tomorrow’s Parties. Minehead (curated by Animal Collective)
15th : Tivoli, Utrecht
16th : Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
17th : Les Nuits de Botanique (Rotunde), Brussels
18th : Charlatan, Gent
19th : Rough Trade East, London (free in-store, 1pm)
20th : Kazimier, Liverpool (Sound City)
21st : Captain’s Rest, Glasgow (Stag and Dagger Festival)
23rd : La Maroquinerie, Paris
24th : L’Abordage, Evreux
25th : Place Saint Michel, Bordeaux
26th : Top of the Folk @ L’antipode, Rennes
28th : Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona
29th : Ghetto, Istanbul
29th : Vega, Groningen
30th : Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg
6th – White Rabbit, Plymouth – UK (tickets)
7th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – UK (tickets) *MATINEE SHOW
7th – The Croft, Bristol – UK
8th – Institue, Birmingham – UK
9th – The Well, Leeds – UK
10th – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh – UK (tickets)
11th – The Cluny, Newcastle – UK (tickets)
12th – Future Sonic – Sound Control, Manchester – UK
13th – Vera, Gronigen – Netherlands (tickets)
14th – 013 Small Hall, Tilburg – Netherlands
15th – Melkweg, Amsterdam – Netherlands (tickets)
16th – Festaal Kreuzberg, Berlin – Germany (tickets)
17th – Underground, Cologne – Germany (tickets)
18th – Batofar, Paris – France
19th – Trix, Antwerp – Belgium (tickets)
20th – Stag and Dagger @ Village Underground, London – UK (tickets)
21st – Liverpool Sound City @ Kazimir, Liverpool – UK (tickets)
14 – Sheffield City Hall (Grand Ballroom), Sheffield
15 – Bodega, Nottingham (tickets)
16 – Bush Hall, London (tickets)
17 – The Kings Arms, Manchester (tickets)
18 – The Sugar Club, Dublin (tickets)
20 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels (tickets)
21 – De Duif Church, Amsterdam (tickets)
28 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona
26th - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain - Pitchfork stage
28th - Paris, France - Le Grande Halle (Villette Sonique Festival) *playing a non-Demolished Thoughts set
29th - Brussels, Belgium - AB Concerts *playing a Demolished Thoughts based set
30th - London, UK - Union Chapel *playing a Demolished Thoughts based set
even the alumni are getting in on the act....
14/05/11 Glasgow (UK), Old Fruitmarket
15/05/11 Birmingham (UK), MAC Art Centre *
16/05/11 Dublin (IE), Button Factory *
17/05/11 Belfast (UK), SARC *
19/05/11 London (UK), Auto-Italia *
21/05/11 Milano (IT), Leoncavallo (new venue!) *
23/05/11 Rome (IT), Circolo degli Artisti *
24/05/11 Bologna (IT), Scuderia (new venue!) *
26/05/11 Paris (FR), La Gaite Lyrique *
27/05/11 Brussels (BE), VK *#
28/05/11 Metz (FR), Les Trinitaires *
29/05/11 Berlin (DE), Hau1 *
30/05/11 Leipzig (DE), Centraltheater *
* w/ John Wiese
# w/ Oval
Yo La Tengo
Fast forward to June and they're here to bring the 'Spin The Wheel' tour to the UK.
So if you live in Europe and none of those shows come by somewhere near you, well, its probably time to up sticks and move.
As announced on the official Coachella page, stage times are out now for all bands playing this weekends festival and you'll find Matador and True Panther bands well represented, without any clashes (...hopefully) too!
Additionally, Interpol have announced exciting details about their Coachella performance in collaboration with The Creators Project, David Lynch, Andi Watson, HPX and Wieden & Kennedy:
Interpol Under Surveillance
Surrounded as we are by an ever-increasing number of cameras in our daily lives, we begin to lose ownership of our own images. Anonymous technology is analyzing, categorizing and archiving our very existence.
Interpol, in collaboration with David Lynch, Andi Watson, HPX and Wieden & Kennedy present a visual juxtaposition of the seen and the unseen. As the observer becomes the observed, the performance explores the deepening layers of covert surveillance, morphing data acquisition into visual beauty and questioning the fine line between the viewer and the voyeur.
Featuring the premiere of the David Lynch animation "I Touch A Red Button Man" for the song "Lights", and utilizing real-time visual manipulation from Seattle-based HPX, the performance will be streamed live to the internet as well as to the audience at Coachella.
From here Interpol continue their tour around the southern states with School Of Seven Bells, The New Pornographers head out with the Walkmen in tow, Cold Cave join the Kills on the road, Glasser will be supporting TV On The Radio, whilst Delorean bring their broken Spanglish charm to headline shows in Chicago and Brooklyn.
The Coachella stages and times for all our acts are below, enjoy!
Cold Cave – 3pm @ Mohave Stage
Interpol – 7:25pm @ Coachella Stage
Glasser – 5:15pm @ Gobi Tent
The New Pornographers – 6:35pm @ Outdoor Theatre
Delorean – Sun, 4/17, 2pm or 3pm @ Gobi Tent
Glasser plays Coachella April 15th as well as the below dates with TV On The Radio (SF and LA dates just announced!):
Fri, 4/22 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Sat, 4/23 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
Sun, 4/24 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
Tue, 4/26 - Denver, CO - Ogden
Fri, 4/29 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
Sat, 4/30 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
Mon, 5/2 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B
Tue, 5/3 - Los Angeles, CA - Music Box
Another exciting week of Glasser news. First off, she wowed a packed First Presbyterian Church crowd during the Pitchfork SXSW showcase. Those of you who weren't there are in luck bc our friends at iTunes recorded the show and now have it available as a live EP. It's available now and includes some reworkings of album cuts as well as the below, a cover of Irish standard "Let No Man Steal Your Thyme"
Glasser iTunes Live: SXSW EP available HERE
Some of you who weren't down in Austin can still catch the show because she's going to hit the road as main support for TV On The Radio!! Wow Yes!! We can announce a few of the dates now, but there are more coming so stay on the lookout:
Friu 4/15 Indio, CA @ Coachella
Fri 4/22 Chicago, IL @ Metro *
Sat 4/23 Minneaplis, MN @ First Ave *
Sun 4/24 Minneaplis, MN @ First Ave *
Tue 4/26 Denver, CO @ Ogden *
Mon 4/02 San Diego, CA @ 4th and B *
*w/TV On The Radio
(scenes from SXSW 2005 : Matador co-owner, Austin resident for all of 15 minutes politely instructs a motorist to "go the fuck back where you came from" before recognizing his dog's veterinarian)
It's that time of year, when the fair of city of Austin is besieged by thousands of aspiring musicians, label creeps, bloggers, tech pimps, cinema parasites and self-styled marketing reptiles, all of 'em urinating in my front garden on their way to and from some dubious "showcase" or launch party designed to appeal to their MOST CRAVEN INSTINCTS. I watch all of this from my front porch, my air rifle sitting atop a cooler of Guyaki Yerba Matte, wondering exactly how much jail time I'd serve for shooting the bluetooth earpiece off the skull of a gentleman trying to negotiate a contract at the foot of my driveway.
At which point, I'm reminded that he's actually a guest in my home and our conference call that I've been ignoring is already 10 minutes old. Where are my manners? Sure, Austin's chock-a-block with SCHMUCKS ON THE MAKE this week, but who am I to point an accusatory finger at these lovely visitors when they provide this label with such a fabulous opportunity to hawk our wares? The following Matador artists are playing (too many times) in Austin this week. Shows marked * will require an SXSW badge or wristband for priority entry ; happily, such gigs are in the overwhelming minority compared to the open-to-the-
Esben and the Witch :
Tuesday, March 15, 10pm, M for Montreal Showcase, Spill, 212 E. 6th St. (SXSWi event)
Wednesday, March 16, 2:30pm Flavorpill / I Rock I Roll Day Party, Lipstick, 24, 606 E. 7th St. (RSVP)
Wednesday, March 16, 8pm, Windish Booking Showcase*, ND Studios, 501 N. Highway I-35 (5th St. and Brushy Avenue)
Thursday, March 17, 2:30pm, Pop Montreal Party, Beauty Bar, 617 E. 7th St.
Thursday, March 17, 6:45pm, FADER Fort, 1101 E. 5th St. (RSVP)
Friday, March 18, 3:15pm, Windish Agency Party, Emo's Jr., 603 Red River
Friday, March 18, midnight, BBC/Huw Stephens Showcase *, Latitude 30, 215 San Jacinto
Saturday, March 19, 2:40pm, Mess With Texas, Eastside Drive, 1001 E. 6th St. (RSVP)
Saturday, March 19, 4:40pm, Dazed & Confused party, Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. 6th St.
Ted Leo (solo)
Wednesday, March 16, 10pm, Brooklyn Vegan Showcase*, The Swan Dive, 651 Red River,
Thursday, March 17, 5:30pm, Other Music/Dig For Fire present, French Legation, 802 San Marcos
Friday, March 18, 3pm, Flower Booking/Onion AV Club Party, Mohawk, 912 Red River
Saturday, March 19, 4:55pm, Mess With Texas, Eastside Drive, 1001 E. 6th St. (RSVP)
Thursday, March 17, 10pm Pitchfork presents *, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th St.
Friday, March 18, Rhapsody Pary, Club Deville, 900 Red River (RSVP)
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Friday, March 18, Rhapsody Party, Club Deville, 900 Red River (RSVP)
Saturday, March 19, 3:30pm, Auditorium Shores, 950 W. Riverside Drive, free, all ages
Saturday, March 19, 6pm, Waterloo Records parking lot, 600 N. Lamar Blvd.
As you may have seen on the internets the last few days, our very own Glasser performed on the Jimmy Fallon show on Monday. The concept of using QR codes on TV came from a desire to create a more interactive experience for viewers of the show (shouting out "yo hit me up on Twitter" just didn't cut it). So we places a series of QR codes around the stage to embed special content in the performance.
About the QR Codes
We wanted to solve the problem of how can people at home or in an audience feel a greater level of participation than just sitting and listening. By using QR codes people will explore and find embedded content that was previously not available to them and have a richer viewing experience. Glasser is not a 2-dimensional artist- the primary thing that drew us into her music was the 3D world that her music and her personality invoke- it's a world you want to dive into.
Rather than just use standard QR code generators, Glasser wanted to re-interpret the album cover for Ring. To achieve this, RISD graduate student, Kyuha Shim, built a system using programming language that receives color data sets from Glasser's album graphics and adapts them to the modules that she designed. The result is an aesthetic for the QR codes that both departs from the monochromatic standards for QR codes, and more importantly ties the experience back to the album sleeve originally designed by Tauba Auerbach.
About the Embedded Content
Each QR code on the set of the performance links to a unique Glasser-related space, primarily via QR scanners on mobile phones.
They are a series of online 3D "zones" developed by Mitch Trale with Glasser. The zones create an added visual layer to the experience while also being a portal for content. While it was initially only accessible through the QR codes, it's now embeddable for you and whoever else to post around and share. You can get the album cheap, download mp3s, view a music vid and watch the performance itself. Hope you have as much psychedelic/next-level fun messing around in this zone as we did conceiving and executing this whole crazy idea.
The best part is that the experience lives on after the show. Hopefully people will continue to discover and share the codes long after the broadcast is over.
You can dive into the zone below.By clicking HERE HINT THE ACTUAL FALLON PERFORMANCE IS IN THE BLUE GEM
Glasser (Cameron Mesirow): Concept
MCT: Zone Design + Development
Christopher P. Allick + Trevor Gilley- Technical + Creative Direction
Pablo Rochat + Kyuha Shim (RISD)- QR Code Design
Attention all fans of Glasser:
On February 28th, 2011 Glasser will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Here is where you come in…
How would you like a chance to be close to Glasser’s performance on the show?
Click on the link below and you will be directed to our “Band Bench” Sweepstakes entry form. Enter for a chance to win seats on our band benches and an opportunity to surround the stage during Glasser’s performance.
Please make sure you include the following band code: GLA, in your entry form.
Though the above poster is not entirely accurate, we can finally confirm (ie. after everyone else has already reported it) the following members of the Matador / True Panther Sounds family will be appearing at The 12th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this coming April 15-17
The New Pornographers
As for the rest of the bill, well, we all have our favorites, but I'd like to issue a deep personal thank-you to the organizers for NOT BOOKING THESE DUDES.
Today Spinner launches their devastating session. Check out Mirrorage right here, then head to Spinner to watch the whole thing:
Also knocking us out today is the awesome Lindstrøm remix of "Mirrorage" over at Pitchfork. Seriously great stuff.
Finally, if you live in Europe or the UK, your Glasser fix is about to get got:
01-27 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique/Witloofbar
01-28 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Merleyn
01-29 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
01-30 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rotown
02-01 - Hamburg, Germany - Prizenbar
02-02 - Malmo, Sweden - Babel
02-04 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
02-05 - Oslo, Norway - Bla
02-06 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
02-08 - Berlin, Germany - Comet Club
02-10 - Cologne, Germany - Blue Shell
02-12 - St. Gallen, Switzerland - The Palace
02-13 - Dudingen, Switzerland - Bad Bonn
02-14 - Zurich, Switzerland - Plaza Club
02-15 - Dijon, France - La Vapeur Club
02-17 - Rennes, France - La Route Du Rock
02-19 - Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
02-20 - Glasgow, Scotland - Captains Rest
02-21 - Manchester, England - Deaf Institute
02-22 - London, England - XOYO
02-23 - Brighton, England - The Hope
02-24 - Dublin, Ireland - Crawdaddy
Earlier this year Pitchfork filmed Glasser playing at CMJ as part of their #Offline festival, resulting in the above video. What you might notice is the option of choosing your camera angle, as there were 6 in the room you can select to watch each one individually, or all of them together (as seen above), allowing you to play director of the performance.
They run through the songs 'Tremel', 'Home' and 'Mirrorage', all taken from this years debut album Ring. You can head over to Pitchfork to see the videos now.
After taking a well-deserved break from touring over the new year, Glasser will head back to Europe for their most extensive tour there yet.
When making the Glasser album, Cameron Mesirow called up a few of her LA-based friends to pepper bits of wind-intruments, strings, drums, percussion, sarangi and everything in between over her compositions. However, faced with trying to shove a miniature orchestra into her car for tours, Cameron had to decide between playing in front of a computer/ipod or coming up with something better. She worked with the members of her new band, Van Rivers, Jon Leland, and Jason McMahon to create a synthesized way: wherein samples and synths can be run through real guitars and real drums set up as MIDI controllers. The video below and schematic above should explain it better than we can since it's pretty awesome. If you're curious about what specific instruments/synths/controllers the band is using there is a complete list of them at the end of the video.
That said, if you really couldn't care less about the live setup, stick with the video for about a minute and a half and see an incredible live performance of the song "Treasury of We". Glasser is also currently on the road with this very setup, so catch them at some point. Tour dates below the vid.
Buy Glasser Ring HERE
Directed by: Alan Del Rio Ortiz. Recorded at Carriage House Studios by Michael Cheever
11/12- Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room #
11/13- Chicago, IL @Lincoln Hall #
11/15- Washington D.C. @ Black Cat #
11/16- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/Blood Orange, ARP
11/19- Hartford, CT @ Arch Street Tavern
11/20- Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
#= w/Twin Shadow
Unbelievably high quality footage of Glasser's set at the Fader Fort during CMJ last Saturday night. Even more amazing is when the power cut out and she finishes off "Tremel" acapella, totally unfazed (not unphased as some might have it).
SURPRISE!!! Those of you who have are anxiously assembling your bzzz band schedules are going to have switch some things around. Due to some creative juking and last second changes Glasser WILL BE performing a few times over CMJ. Needless to say, we're thrilled by this twist of fate, see you at the shows!!
Thu. 10.21 Apple Store Soho In-Store, 103 Prince St. Manhattan. 7pm
Fri. 10.22 Pitchfork #Offline Festival, Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave, BK 9pm (and maybe a little surprise down the street later)
Sat 10.23 FADER Fort, Delancey + Forsyth, NYC 6pm
Glasser- Mirrorage (mp3)
Also, don't forget about these upcoming dates in November...
10/10 – Rough Trade East – London, UK (Free Entry)
10/11 – The Macbeth – London, UK (Sold Out)
10/12 – Madame Jojo’s – London, UK (White Heat)
10/13 – Le Point Emphere – Paris, FR
10/15 – ‘In The City’ Festival – NME showcase, Manchester, UK
10/16 - Internasjonalen, Oslo, NO w/Lindstrom(!!)
10/17 – Club Privat – Berlin, GE
11/3- Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour w/Teen Inc.
11/4- San Francisco @ Popscene (330 Ritch)
11/6- Portland, OR @ Holocene w/Pains of Being Pure At Heart
11/7- Seattle, WA @ Crocodile w/Beat Connection
11/9- Boston, MA @ Middle East w/Violens
11/10- Montreal, PQ @ Il Motore #
11/11- Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel #
11/12- Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room #
11/13- Chicago, IL @Lincoln Hall #
11/15- Washington D.C. @ Black Cat #
11/16- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/19- Hartford, CT @ Arch Street Tavern
11/20- Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
#= w/Twin Shadow