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The MataBlog is edited by Matador Records’ co-moaner Gerard Cosloy and individual entries are the work of whoever’s name is next to them. If you enjoyed something in the MataBlog, thank you very much! If there was something you found particularly troubling, please be advised that a) maybe you should read it again and b) the contents of this blog do not necessarily represent the opinions of Matador Records, Beggars Group, the combined staff of either company, nor the Matador artist roster. Opinions are like friends — hardly anyone has one worth listening to.

Snail Mail - "Heat Wave" Music Video



Following last month's single "Pristine," Snail Mail  released "Heat Wave" today ahead of her debut LP Lush. The video, directed by Brandon Herman, features Lindsey Jordan showing off her high school varsity hockey chops and not-to-be-overlooked air hockey skills to boot.



Lush is out on June 8th, pre-order the record here, and bundle it with a new Snail Mail t-shirt here.

Upcoming Snail Mail Dates
Friday, April 27 Sticky’z Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock AR #
Saturday, April 28 Exit / In, Nashville TN #
Tuesday, May 15th – Oslo – London, UK SOLD OUT
Saturday, May 19th – Gold Sounds 2018 – Leeds, UK
Sunday, May 20th – Gullivers – Manchester, UK
Monday, May 21st – Louisiana – Bristol, UK
Wednesday, May 23rd – Witloof Bar – Brussels, BE
Thursday, May 24th – Vera – Groningen, NL
Saturday, May 26th – London Calling – Amsterdam, NL
Tuesday, June 5 State Theater, Portland ME *
Wednesday, June 6 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT *
Thursday, June 7 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, June 9 Asbury Park Brewing, Asbury Park NJ
Tuesday, June 12 Black Cat, Washington D.C.
Wednesday, June 13 Cattivo, Pittsburgh PA
Thursday, June 14 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON
Friday, June 15 Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 16 Subterranean, Chicago IL
Sunday, June 17 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis MN
Monday, June 18 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines IA
Wednesday, June 20 Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
Friday, June 22 Funky Taco, Boise ID
Saturday, June 23 The Crocodile, Seattle WA
Sunday, June 24 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Monday, June 25 Holocene, Portland OR
Wednesday, June 27 Starline Social Club, Oakland CA
Thursday, June 28 Swedish American Hall, San Francisco CA
Friday, June 29 The Cellar Door, Visalia CA
Saturday, June 30 Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles CA
Tuesday, July 3 Pub Rock Live, Scottsdale AZ
Friday, July 6 Three Links, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 7 George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville AR
Monday, July 9 Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, July 10 The Pinhook, Durham NC
Wednesday, July 11 Strange Matter, Richmond VA
Thursday, July 12 Parkway Theatre, Baltimore MD
Saturday, July 14 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, July 15 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Monday, July 16 L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle, Montreal QC
Tuesday, July 17 ArtsRiot, Burlington VT
Tuesday, July 24 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
Wednesday, July 25 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Thursday, July 26 The Bishop, Bloomington IN
Friday, July 27 The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids MI
Sunday, July 29 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland OH

# w/ Japanese Breakfast
* w/ Belle & Sebastian
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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - "Refute", #sparklehard quiz/Spotify Playlist Generator (PLUS CENSORED ART)



Prior to May 18's release of their hotly anticipated 'Sparkle Hard', Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have unveiled another of the album's world-class compositions, "Refute", featuring guest vocals from Kim Gordon. Pressed to explain, Stephen's claimed his intent was to "queer the duet", by playing with “Nashville tropes in light of current trends in evolutionary psychology” and swapping “the classic He Said/She Said narrative, where in this case the ‘wife’ is the cheater, and the omniscient narrator enters at the end to offer cold comfort.”

stream / download "Refute"
preorder / stream 'Sparkle Hard'


In addition, today marks your opportunity to take the STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS #sparklehard quiz to find out your sparkle level (YES, THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS HERE) and receive a custom @Spotify playlist with original 'Sparkle Hard' album art rejected by Matador’s free-expression phobic legal dept. Questions provided by the Jicks.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on tour :

Friday, June 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 2 The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI
(SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 3 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL

Tuesday, June 5 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, June 6 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA

Thursday, June 7 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH

Friday, June 8 Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 9 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Monday, June 11 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC
Tuesday, June 12 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, June 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, June 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 16 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, June 17 Black Cat, Washington DC
Tuesday, June 19 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Wednesday, June 20 The Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, June 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Friday, June 22 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Saturday, June 23 The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH
Tuesday, July 17 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Wednesday, July 18 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR
Wednesday, October 17th Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Thursday, October 18th SWG3, Glasgow UK
Friday, October 19th Vicar St., Dublin IE
Sunday, October 21st SXW, Bristol UK
Monday, October 22nd The Asylum, Birmingham UK
Wednesday, October 24th Hackney Arts Center, London UK
Thursday, October 25th Concorde 2, Brighton UK
Monday, October 29th Lido, Berlin DE
Tuesday, October 30th Stadtgarten, Cologne DE
Wednesday October 31st Melkweg, Amsterdam NL

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Car Seat Headrest - 'Cute Thing' release



After premiering on the Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music show last night (with Tom Ravenscroft sitting in), a new Car Seat Headrest single 'Cute Thing' has been made available today across all streaming platforms.

'Cute Thing' is the third track culled from the upcoming reimagination of 2011's bandcamp favourite 'Twin Fantasy', due for release on Matador on February 16th

Listen to 'Cute Thing' here
Pre-order 'Twin Fantasy' here

Car Seat Headrest will be on tour later in the year at the following dates:

Friday, January 26, Rialto Bozeman, MT
Saturday, February 24 Sydney City Limits Fest Sydney AU
Sunday, February 25 Rosemount Perth AU
Wednesday, February 28 Croxton Melbourne AU
Thursday, March 1 The Triffid Brisbane AU
Saturday, March 3 Auckland City Limits Auckland AU
Friday, April 6 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
Sunday, April 8 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Tuesday, April 10 Top Hat Missoula, MT
Wednesday, April 11 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
Thursday, April 12 Real Art Tacoma, WA
Friday, April 13 Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA
Saturday, April 14 Capitol Theater Olympia, WA
Wednesday, May 16 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Friday, May 18 O2 ABC Glasgow, UK
Saturday, May 19 Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool, UK
Monday, May 21 Junction 2 Cambridge UK
Tuesday, May 22 SWX Bristol, UK
Wednesday, May 23 Roundhouse London, UK
Friday, May 25 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Saturday, May 26 Le Trabendo Paris, France
Monday, May 28 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, May 29 Kantine Koln, Germany
Wednesday, May 30 Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, May 31 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany

Keep up with Car Seat Headrest online -

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LISTEN: Queens of the Stone Age's New Single "The Evil Has Landed" Premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Show This Morning (Alongside Part 2 of His Interview with Josh Homme)

It's roughly 14.5 days until the next Queens of the Stone Age album is officially out in the world. Those who are having trouble with the wait, there's some relief for you today. At last, another piece of Villains. Zane Lowe took to the airwaves on his Beats 1 show this morning to unveil part two of his interview with Josh (see below) as well as play new single "The Evil Has Landed." So what are you waiting for? Listen here: http://smarturl.it/EvilHasLanded



PRE-ORDER 'VILLAINS'/STREAM SINGLES:
apple music: http://smarturl.it/Villains_Apple
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Villains_iTunes
matador store: http://smarturl.it/Villains_Matador
google play: http://smarturl.it/Villains_GooglePlay
spotify: http://smarturl.it/Villains_Spotify
amazon physical: http://smarturl.it/Villains_Amazon
amazon digital: http://smarturl.it/Villains_AmazonMusic

TOUR DATES & SUPRISES
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ONLINE
WEBSITE http://www.qotsa.com/
FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/QOTSA/
TWITTER https://twitter.com/qotsa
INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/queensofthestoneage/

LISTEN: BELLE AND SEBASTIAN "OLYMPIC VILLAGE, 6AM"

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The stars of track and field are beautiful people.




You may be familiar with a sporting event by the name of the Olympic Games, which is taking place in Rio this year. To coincide with this, Belle and Sebastian have released a song "Olympic Village, 6am" in video-only format as the track and field events commence today.

Stuart Murdoch says:

"Belle and Sebastian dig the Olympics, love the Olympic ideal, love that the world gets together for a big 'sports day' once every four years. We can't be part of it, though we'd like to be. So we recorded a piece of music with Rio in mind, specifically the Track and Field. Here it is: ‘Olympic Village, 6AM’."

You can listen to the track and watch the video here.

All upcoming tour dates:

Friday, August 12th - La Route du Rock Festival, France
Sunday, August 14th - Openlucht Theater, Belgium, Antwerp
Friday, August 19th - Parkenfest, Norway
Sunday, August 21st -  Green Man Festival, UK, Brecon Beacons
Saturday, August 27th - Propaganda Festival, Sweden
Sunday, September 11th - On Blackheath Festival UK, London

 

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STEVE GUNN EU TOUR DATES (UPDATED)



(photo credit to: Moonloop Photography)

Good news for all Steve Gunn fans (and for everyone else out there who should be) as not only will he be returning to London for a newly announced show this spring, but we can also confirm there is new music on the horizon and there will be a new album out on Matador in May of this year. More EU dates coming soon (UPDATE - those dates are below, in bold). You can sign up to his mailing list here.

2016 TOUR DATES:
Wednesday, March 26 - Three Lobed Recordings Sweet 16 — Raleigh, NC
Thursday, April, 21 - The Lexington — London, UK
Wednesday, May, 18 -  Le Batofar – Paris, FR
Thursday, May 19 -  Les Nuits de Botanique – Brussels, B
Friday, May 20 - Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam, NL
Saturday, May 21 -  Kantine am Berghain – Berlin, D
Sunday, May 22 - Loppen – Copenhagen, DK
Monday, May 23 -  Molotow – Hamburg D
Tuesday, May 24 - UT Connewitz – Leipzig D
Wednesday, May 25 - Manufaktur – Schorndorf D
Thursday, May 26 - Südpol – Luzern, CH
Friday, May 27 - Le Sonic – Lyon, FR
Saturday, May 28 - Le Phare — Limoges, FR
Sunday, May 29 - Psilocybenea - Hondarribia, ES
Monday, May 30 - GNRation – Braga, PT
Tuesday, May 31 - ZDB – Lisbon, PT
Wednesday, June 1 - Berlin Café - Madrid, ES
Thursday, June 2 - Loco Club - Valencia, ES
Friday, June 3- Primavera Sound – Barcelona, ES
Sunday, June 5- This Is Not A Love Song – Nimes, FR
Thursday, June 9 - Northside Festival — Brooklyn, NY  
Saturday, June 11- Bonnaroo — Manchester, TN
Saturday, June 16 - Sloss Music & Arts Festival — Birmingham, AL
Sunday, June 17 - Forecastle — Louisville, KY
ONLINE:
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Savages - "T.I.W.Y.G" Premiere, New Dates In Berlin, London



(photo by William Lacalmontie)



Savages - "T.I.W.Y.G"

(if you're in Germany, please click here instead)

After October's announcement of the January 22 release of Savages' 'Adore Life', here's the 2nd song from the band's eagerly awaited 2nd album, "T.I.W.Y.G.". While the band's global dates are again, listed below, there's a pair of shows in Berlin and London that have just been confirmed (ticket links below) :

Monday, November, 30 - Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Thursday, December, 3 - The Dome, London, UK

2016 tour :

February, 18 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February, 19 - Junction, Cambridge, UK
February, 21 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
February, 22 - Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February, 23 - Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February, 27 - Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February, 28 - Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March, 2 - Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March, 5 - Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March, 6 - Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March, 7 - Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March, 13 - Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March, 15 - Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March, 16 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March, 17 - Roundhouse, London, UK
March, 27 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March, 28 - Irving Plaza, New York NY
March, 29 - Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March, 31 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April, 1 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April, 2 - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April, 4 - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April, 5 - St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April, 7 - Metro, Chicago IL
April, 8 - The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April, 9 - Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April, 11 - Trees, Dallas TX
April, 12 - Emo's, Austin TX



preorder ' Adore Life' from the following with ""T.I.W.Y.G." and "The Answer" available instantly

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming

Savages online :
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Algiers - "Black Eunuch", Headlining North American Dates In June





(photo by WFN Productions)

The latest track from Algiers' forthcoming self-titled debut album, "Black Eunuch" debuted on Mary Anne Hobbs' Radio One program Monday, followed by a U.S. premiere on NPR's "All Songs Considered" yesterday. "Politically-charged gospel of the highest order; ignore it to your own detriment," argues Stereogum's Caitlin White, and if forced to pick sides, we're decidedly against anything detrimental. It doesn't matter how many times we warn you, 'Algiers' is still gonna be the most surprising album of 2015.

After a string of previously announced May dates supporting Interpol, Algiers are headlining a series of North American club shows, with ticket links found below.

preorder from the Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google



Tour Dates
April 18 - Record Store Day – Rough Trade On Tour, Point Éphémère, Paris, FR
April 22 - Power Lunches, London, UK
May 7 - The National, Richmond VA*
May 8 - The Ritz, Raleigh NC*
May 11 - The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
May 12 - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN*
May 13 - The Fillmore, Detroit MI*
May 15 - Bogarts, Cincinatti OH*
May 16 - Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA*
June 5 - The Earl, Atlanta GA
June 7 - Black Cat Backstage Washington DC
June 9 - Mercury Lounge, NYC NY
June 10 - Baby's Alright, Brooklyn, NY
June 13 - Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ONT
June 15 - Schubas, Chicago IL
June 16 - Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN
June 19 - The Sunset, Seattle WA
June 20 - Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
June 21 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
June 23 - Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA
June 25 - The Echo, Los Angeles CA

* supporting Interpol

Algiers online ;
official site http://www.algierstheband.com
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PREMIERE: Tanlines "Invisible Ways"

Earlier today The FADER premiered "Invisible Ways" from upcoming album Highlights, out May 19th on True Panther Sounds. Tanlines' Jesse Cohen wrote about the recording of this particular song as part of "the Pittsburgh sessions" for Medium, as well as shared some exclusive photos. After you listen to the song, definitely check it out.





(photo credit Columbine Goldsmith)

2015 TOUR DATES - more coming soon ;(

Thursday, May 14 - Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Monday, May 18 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA

Pre-order Highlights from the following :

True Panther:
*iTunes:
*Amazon:
Google Play

Tanlines Online:
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VIDEO : Algiers - "Blood"



(photo by WFN Productions)

Algiers - "Blood" from Algiers on Vimeo.





"The video envisions a parallel future where artistic and political revolutionaries convene across temporal and social space in shared revolt at our current predicament."




On the heels of a series of remarkable NYC shows earlier this month, earlier today Noisey premiered the new Algiers video, "Blood", taken from the band's forthcoming self-titled Matador debut LP. As of today,"Blood" is available for purchase via iTunes or streaming via Spotify.



Algiers online ;
official site http://www.algierstheband.com
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Shlohmo “Buried” (Official Video) + Euro Tour Dates



In Dean's words:

Shlohmo has said that his forthcoming full-length album, Dark Red, is intended to be “devastating and violent” that “forces you to feel something even if that something isn’t good.” Today, he makes good on his promise with the video for new single “Buried,” depicting a surreal, complicated and bloody nightmare that takes place on the gritty, blacker than black, abandoned and desperate streets of Los Angeles, the artist’s hometown. Directed by Lance Drake, the clip casts a sinister shadow over the circle of life and death, giving a new symbolism to the album’s title, Dark Red.

Dark Red is out April 7, 2015.

Dark Red at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DarkRed (pre-order and get Emerge From Smoke + Buried instantly)
Dark Red at Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Dark_Red
Dark Red at True panther: http://smarturl.it/DarkRed_LP



Shlohmo is also taking off on an extensive world tour, that now includes European tour dates.
Tickets HERE

Mar 31 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
Apr 1 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 2 – Sister – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 3 – Parish – Austin, TX
Apr 4 – Fitz (Upstairs) – Houston, TX
Apr 5 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Apr 6 – Republic – New Orleans, LA
Apr 8 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.
Apr 9 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 11 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Apr 12 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Apr 14 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT
Apr 15 – SAT – Montreal, QB
Apr 16 – Hoxton – Toronto, ON
Apr 17 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Apr 18 – Plush – St. Louis, MO
Apr 22 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
Apr 24 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Apr 26 – Branx – Portland, OR
Apri 29 – The Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA
Apr 30 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
May 2 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
May 7 – The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA
May 20 – Music Box – Lisbon, PT
May 21 – Oval Space – London, UK
May 22 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
May 23 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, ES
May 24 – VK – Brussels, BE
May 27 – L’Amalgane – Yverdon-Les-Bains, CH
May 28 – Plaza – Zurich, CH
May 29 – Pratersauna – Vienna, AT
May 30 – We Love Green Festival – Paris, FR
May 31 – Berlin Festival – Berlin, DE
June 01 – Quirinetta Theatre – Rome, IT

Belle and Sebastian - "The Party Line" (from ' 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance'), New North America & UK 2015 Dates


The people's republic of Belle and Sebastian is on the move again, taking
its message of responsible pop music in a revolutionary age to lands far and
near.


A little bit older, but no wiser, maturing like a fine wine ought to, our
love for music, and the chance to lay it on your tender ear, is not
diminished.


We will pop you. - Stuart Murdoch

 



"The Party LIne" - from 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance', out January 19/20, 2015.

New North American dates in Boston, Toronto, Royal Oak, MI and Chicago have just been confirmed for next Spring, as well as 11 new shows in Wales and England ; tickets go on sale tomorrow (see the updated schedule below).

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)

TOUR DATES:
2014
Tuesday, October 28 - Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, UK - Tickets
Wednesday, October 29 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhll-On-Sea
Friday, October 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France

2015
Monday January 26 - Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 - The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 - Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 - Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 - Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Monday March 30 -House Of Blues, Boston MA (on sale now)
Wednesday April 1-Massey Hall, Toronto ONT (presale starts at 1pm eastern, Friday October 31)
Thursday April 2 - Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI (tickets on sale at noon eastern, Friday October 31)
Friday April 3 - Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL (tickets on sale now)
Sunday May 3 - St. David's, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 - Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 - Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 - Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 - Westminster Central Hall, London
Thursday May 14 - Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 - City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 - Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 - City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 - Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 - Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday - Saturday, July 2-4 - ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland (NOTE : 16 years after Belle and Sebastian curated the first All Tomorrow's Parties at Camber Sands)

Belle and Sebastian - official site
'It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career' - official site
Belle and Sebastian - Twitter
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STREAM : The Young's 'Chrome Cactus' via Spotify/Noisey



While at least one observer has declared The Young's 3rd album, "HIGHWAY RECORD OF THE SUMMER" ("two guitars peel each other’s skins in empathy, acoustics are layered over top of wuzzy crunch and the groove is cinched,"), we're pretty adamant the Austin quartet's latest is a stone killer even if you're at a desk, comfy chair or riding the subway. You can find out for yourself starting today, as Spotify and Noisey are streaming 'Chrome Cactus' in advance of the August 25 release date.



Though the band's next batch of US touring kicks off August 29 in Los Angeles, Austin residents have the following events coming up in the next several days ;

1) LISTENING SESH :

Wednesday night, August 20, Austin's Whetstone Audio (2401 E 6th Street) will be playing the 'Chrome Cactus' LP from start to finish thru via DeVore Orangutan 0/96 speakers, the Line Magnetic 219ia integrated amp and Rega’s RP-10 turntable with a Dynavector Te Kaitora Rua cartridge. THIS IS NOT RADIO HUT. Smiling (?) label functionaries (functionary?) will hand out the beers.

2) WATERLOO INSTORE

Monday, August 25 at 5pm, The Young will be performing live at Austin's Waterloo Records, with refreshments provided by Austin Beerworks. A special edition of the 'Chrome Cactus' LP featuring a limited 12" X 12" screen print will be available at this instore.



3) LIVE AT HOTEL VEGAS

Thursday, September 4, The Young are headlining Hotel Vegas with a carefully curated bill featuring Breakout, Crooked Bangs & Slow.



Preorder 'Chrome Cactus' from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes (receive "Metal Flake" and "Cry Of Tin" instantly)
Amazon:
Amazon MP3



Tour Dates
Friday, August, 29 – Los Globos, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, August, 30 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August, 31 – 1234Go Records, Oakland CA^
Thursday, September, 4 – Hotel Vegas, Austin TX
Friday, September, 5 – Bottletree, Birmingham AL
Saturday, September, 6 – 529, Atlanta GA
Sunday, September, 7 – Pinhook, Durham NC
Monday, September, 8 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC%
Tuesday, September, 9 – DC9, Washington DC
Wednesday, September, 10 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, September, 11 – Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
Friday, September, 12 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Saturday, September, 13 – O’Brien’s Pub, Boston MA
Sunday, September, 14 – Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada
Monday, September, 15 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ON, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Now That's Class, Cleveland OH&
Wednesday, September, 17 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH&
Thursday, September, 18 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Friday, September, 19 – Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis TN
Saturday, September, 20 – Foundry Beer Garden, Dallas TX, FREE SHOW#

*w/ Milk 'N' Cookies,The Lamps and Gun Outfit
^w/ Rat Columns and Violent Change
%w/ Potty Mouth
&w/ So Cow
# w/ Radioactivity

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Interpol - "Ancient Ways"



(photo by Eliot Lee Hazel)



"Ancient Ways" is the 2nd song we've made available in advance of Interpol's forthcoming 5th album, 'El Pintor' (September 9). In addition to the previously confirmed North American dates, new shows in Vancouver, Chicago, New York and Washington DC have recently been announced. The full list is below, with the tour kicking off this Wednesday night in Tempe :

Wednesday, August, 20 – The Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ
Thursday, August, 21 – Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas NV
Saturday, August, 23 – FYF Fest, LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park, Los Angeles CA
Monday, September, 15 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
Wednesday, September, 17 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Saturday, September, 20 – Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Wednesday, September, 24 – House of Blues, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September, 26 – The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, September, 27 – Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September, 29 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
Tuesday, September, 30 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Thursday, October, 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX
Friday, October, 3 – House of Blues, Houston TX (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October, 4 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October, 7 – House of Blues, New Orleans LA
Thursday, October, 9 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN
Saturday, October, 11 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Thursday, November, 6 – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
Friday, November, 7 – House of Blues, Orlando FL
Saturday, November, 8 – Fillmore, Miami FL
Monday, November, 10 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, November, 11 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Wednesday, November 12 - Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, November, 14 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November, 17 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
Tuesday, November, 18 – Kool Haus, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, November, 20 – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, November, 21 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 22 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November, 24 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November, 26 – Terminal 5, New York NY
Saturday, November, 29 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November, 30 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Preorder 'El Pintor' from the following :

iTunes:
LP or CD from the Matador store:
Interpol store:
Amazon:
Google Play:

Interpol - official site
Interpol - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
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coming June 17: Lower 'Seek Warmer Climes', listen to "Lost Weight, Perfect Skin" now





 

Following releases on 540, Escho and Blind Prophet, Lower's debut album 'Seek Warmer Climes', will see release June 17th on Matador Records (Escho in Denmark, Big Love in Japan). The record sparkles with the harmonic dissonance and high-strung urgency of their underground rock forebears, but Copenhagen's Lower ­– Adrian Toubro (vocals), Simon Formann (guitar), Kristian Emdal (bass) and Anton Rothstein (drums) – also channel the romance and drama of great singer-songwriters, from late-period Scott Walker to Bryan Ferry. The result is a hugely ambitious and affecting rock album that enters deeply personal and unusual sonic and topical spaces.

You don’t have to dig deep to hear how far Lower’s music sits from the traditional concerns of modern rock music. Toubro’s lyrics are finely wrought emotional dramas that, in their poetic construction and raw honesty of delivery. “Every song on the record deals in some way with personal development, be it emotional or cosmetic,” says Toubro. “How to act in different social contexts, and to acclimatize oneself into a given situation without losing face.”

Listen to the album's third track, "Lost Weight, Perfect Skin" now



Pre-order 'Seek Warmer Climes' - first pressing of the LP will be available on white vinyl

01. Another Life
02. Daft Persuasion
03. Lost Weight, Perfect Skin
04. Unkempt And Uncaring
05. Expanding Horizons (Dar Es Salaam)
06. Bastard Tactics
07. Soft Option
08. Craver
09. Tradition
10. Arrows




Ahead of release, the band will embark on a string US dates that will fall before the record’s release, as well as dates in the UK with Fucked Up.

Lower Tour Dates:

Thurs. May 1 - Sun. May 4 - SPOT Festival - Aarhus, DK
Fri. May 16 - Sat. May 17 - The Church On York - Los Angeles, CA (with Iceage, Puce Mary, Sexdrome)
Sun. May 18 - Wall Street - Phoenix, AZ
Mon. May 19 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
Tue. May 20 - Holland Project - Reno, NV
Wed. May 21 - Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
Thu. May 22 - 1234 Go! - Oakland, CA
Fri. May 23 - Munoz Boxing Gym - Bakersfield, CA
Sat. May 24 - E 7th Street - Los Angeles, CA
Tue. May 27 - Cafe Nine - New Haven, CT
Wed. May 28 - Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes) - New York, NY
Thu. May 29 - Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, CA
Fri. May 30 - Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
Tue. June 10 - Point Ephemere - Paris, FR
Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 – The Cluny - Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)

http://matadorrecords.com/lower
http://walkonheads.blogspot.dk
https://www.facebook.com/lowercph

Savage: A New Song (and Music Video) from Majical Cloudz



Fans will already be familiar with "Savage," a staple of Majical Cloudz sets over the past year. They have now recorded it in the studio and made a quick music video. Watch it at the link above.

Devon Welsh writes about the song on the video on his tumblr HERE

Lots of interesting Majical Cloudz stuff happening in 2014 so keep your eyes peeled.

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