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Perfume Genius "Not For Me" + Pitchfork Midwinter Fest

After releasing "Alan (Rework)" via W Records last week, Perfume Genius premiered "Not For Me" today, a cover of Bobby Darin's track, along with a new music video directed by Perfume Genius's Mike Hadreas himself. As with last week's release, profits from the streaming of this track will be donated in full to Immigration Equality, an LGBTQ immigrant rights organization.

Stream "Not For Me" HERE.

Stream/Purchase No Shape HERE.

Perfume Genius has announced his first date of 2019, joining the bill at Pitchfork's Midwinter Festival on the weekend of February 15th. Tickets are on sale now.

Perfume Genius online


Interpol "Party's Over" (Lao Remix)

Following this summer's release of Marauder, Interpol has debuted a series of track reworks in collaboration with artists Pêtr Aleksänder, DJ Dodger Stadium, and today a new take on "Party's Over" by NAAFI-affiliate Lao. The remix is available on your preferred streaming service, as well as YouTube below.

Stream "Party's Over" (Lao Remix) HERE

Interpol recently announced further touring plans for 2019, including Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado with support from Car Seat Headrest and Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta alongside Lucy Dacus and Liz Phair.
Upcoming Tour Dates, Newly On Sale in Bold
Friday, November 23rd – Merhr! Theater, Hamburg DE $
Saturday, November 24th – TAP1 – Copenhagen, DK $
Sunday, November 25th – Tempodrom, Berlin DE $
Tuesday, November 27th – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrect NL $
Wednesday, November 28th – Forest National, Brussels BE $
Thursday, November 29th – La Salle Pleyel – Paris, FR
Sunday, December 30 Falls Festival, Lorne AU
Monday, December 31 Falls Festival, Marion Bay AU
Tuesday, January 2 Falls Festival, Byron Bay AU
Thursday, January 4 Palais Theatre, Melbourne AU
Friday, January 5 Sydney Opera House, Sydney AU
Saturday, January 6 Falls Festival, Fremantle AU
Thursday, January 31 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC
Friday, February 1 Keller Auditorium, Portland OR
Saturday, February 2 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Tuesday, February 5 Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN
Thursday, February 7 The Chicago Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, February 8 Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI
Saturday, February 9 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Monday, February 11 Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Thursday, February 14 The Ritz, Raleigh NC
Friday, February 15 The Anthem, Washington DC
Saturday, February 16th – Madison Square Garden, NYC NY !
Wednesday, May 1 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison CO #
May 3-May 5 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA @
$ w/ Nilüfer Yanya
! w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail
# w/ Car Seat Headrest, Sunflower Bean
@ w/ Lucy Dacus, Liz Phair
Interpol Online
Official Site
YouTube Channel

Great Music For Terrible Times : 25% Off Holiday Sale

Dear Citizens of Earth,

As we reach the end of 2018, it would not be an exaggeration to say we’re in the midst of many difficult moments in human history.  The icecaps are melting.   America is on the brink of a constitutional crisis.  You can’t walk 15 feet in any major metropolis without breaking your neck on a discarded scooter.  Your personal data (including everything we collect in this campaign) is being used for nefarious means. Nearly 15% of the public believes we actually told someone to “sound more like Adele.”  Nearly $40 million was spent to produce “The Hurricane Heist”

All of that said, there is still beauty, mystery, and grandeur in what’s left of the fine arts.  And when you’re done with the fine arts, there’s Matador's incredible array of 2018 titles from Belle and Sebastian, Body/Head, boygenius, Car Seat Headrest, Lucy Dacus, Iceage, Interpol, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Liz Phair, Snail Mail, Kurt Vile and Yo La Tengo.  Will these records help you sort out a world gone mad? hey, they’re great, but not THAT GREAT.  Almost certainly, and that’s why your friends at Matador —a label as magnanimous as it is humble — are offering an unprecedented 25% OFF when you use the code, “terribletimes” thru December 13. Orders of $40.00 and above receive a free tote bag and take it from me, a tote bag skeptic, you’re way less likely to drop shit all over the sidewalk when you have a stylish bag.

(moon art : James McNew)

MATADOR HOLIDAY SALE : 25% w/ code "terribletimes"

boygenius - Tiny Desk Concert

Earlier today, NPR Music premiered boygenius' first Tiny Desk concert. The trio of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus continue their North American tour tonight in Madison, WI.

(photo : Cameron Pollack / NPR)

stream/purchase 'boygenius'

Friday, November 16 The Sylvee, Madison WI
Saturday, November 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November 19 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, November 20 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, November 23 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Saturday, November 24 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, November 25 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Monday, November 26 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Thursday, November 29 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA
Friday, November 30 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA

Julien Baker online :

Phoebe Bridgers online :

Lucy Dacus online :

Snail Mail - Live in session for Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1

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Photo by Mark Allan/BBC[/caption]

The day after a second sold out, packed to the rafters, headline show at London's Tuffnel Park Dome, Snail Mail dropped by Maida Vale Studios to record a live session for Annie Mac's Evening Show.

You can listen back to the performances of 'Heat Wave', 'Anytime' and the cover of Lois Maffeo's Courtney Love - '2nd Most Beautiful Girl In The World', as well as Lindsey's chat with Annie Mac from 1:03:14 on this link

Snail Mail are back in the States soon, kicking off a run of November / December shows in Jersey City on the 30th.

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Photo by Mark Allan/BBC[/caption]

Buy / Stream 'Lush' - here

Tour Dates

Friday, November 30 White Eagle Music Hall, Jersey City NJ
Saturday, December 1 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (early show)
Saturday, December 1 The Sinclair, Boston MA (late show)
Sunday, December 2 Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA
Tuesday, December 4 Dionysus Discotheque at Oberlin College, Oberlin OH
(free show)
Wednesday, December 5 Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit MI
Thursday, December 6 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON * (SOLD OUT)
December 7, Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON * (SOLD OUT)
December 8, Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON *
Thursday, December 20 The Broadberry, Richmond VA
Thursday, January 17 Metro, Chicago IL
Saturday, January 19 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Friday, December 21 9:30 Club, Washington D.C
Friday, December 29 The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA &
Thursday, January 17 Metro, Chicago IL
Saturday, January 19 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Monday, January 21st The Music Box, San Diego CA #
Tuesday, January 22nd Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA #
Wednesday, January 23rd Novo, Los Angeles CA #
Thursday, January 24 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
Saturday, January 26 Aladdin Theater Portland OR +
Sunday, January 27 The Imperial, Vancouver BC +
Monday, January 28 The Neptune Theater, Seattle WA +
Saturday, February 16 Madison Square Garden, New York NY !
Tuesday, March 5 Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney AU
Thursday, March 7 The Foundry, Brisbane AU
Friday, March 8 Brunswick Festival Brunswick AU
Sunday, March 10 A Festival Called Panama Launceston AU
Wednesday, March 13 Galatos Auckland NZ
Thursday, March 14 Caroline, Wellington NZ
Snail Mail online:

Perfume Genius - "Alan (Rework)"

Available today via W Records, Perfume Genius' "Alan (Rework)". All proceeds will benefit Immigration Equality, an organization representing and advocates for people from around the world fleeing violence, abuse and persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.

Stream / purchase "Alan (Rework)"

Stream / purchase 'No Shape'


Perfume Genius online

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