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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.

boygenius : demos EP (Bandcamp) (24 Hours Only)



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On Friday, July 3 boygenius -- Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus – will make three demos from their 2018 EP available digitally exclusively through Bandcamp.

The music will remain online for one day only, coinciding with the site’s 24-hour waiver of its revenue share.
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Proceeds will be split between three charities, each member having selected an organization local to them :

Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus.

OUTMemphis, Downtown Women’s Center, and Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Richmond.

The demos are voice memo recordings of the songs “Bite the Hand,” “Me & My Dog,” and “Stay Down” that were taped in rehearsal on June 5th, 2018 the day before the group would enter the studio to record its eponymous EP.

Tracklist:
boygenius demos
1. Bite The Hand (June 5, 2018 demo)
2. Me & My Dog (June 5, 2018 demo)
3. Stay Down (June 5, 2018 demo)

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VIDEO : Spoon - "Small Stakes"

 



Monday's announcement of the Spoon 'Slay On Cue' reissue series was accompanied by a restored and remastered video for the 'Kill The Moonlight' classic 'Small Stakes’, developed from the original 8mm film. “It’s a little glimpse into life in the studio in 2002 during the recording of 'Kill The Moonlight', filmed by our friend Peter Simonite”, says Britt Daniel.

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Slay On Cue : Spoon Reissue Series


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Announcing "Slay on Cue” a new series of reissues from Spoon including their 1996 debut album 'Telephono' and the 1997 'Soft Effects EP'. Along with standard black vinyl and CD versions of each album, Soft Effects has also been pressed into two editions of blue and red vinyl, featuring stamp-numbered silkscreened covers sourced from the original artwork, limited to 500 copies of each worldwide. Available July 24th.
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Perfume Genius - "Fade Into You"




“I chose ‘Fade Into You’ because I carried it with me for a long time and I always looked to it for the warmth and the very heavy vibe that it always brings..It felt almost uncoverable but I wondered what I could do to make it sharper and maybe a little more desperate but still maintain the sort of beauty of it and the quietness of it.”  - Mike Hadreas

Perfume Genius' cover of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You" is now available to stream or purchase via Amazon Music and can also be heard on the newly relaunched PROUD playlist.

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Algiers - "Can The Sub Bass Speak?" b/w "It All Comes Around Again" 7"



Today, ALGIERS will release a special edition 7” to support the struggle to end state violence against Black people and destroy white supremacy.

"Can the Sub_Bass Speak" b/w "It All Comes Around Again" will be available physically only through Bandcamp during the 24-hour period that the site is waiving its revenue share on June 5th. The songs will remain available online indefinitely.

All proceeds from the single will be donated to Metro Atlanta Mutual Aid Fund, As They Lay and Black Alliance for Just Immigration.

“This release has been created to support, in a small way, those who continue to struggle under life and death circumstances to end the miserable condition that exists for Black and other oppressed people in this country and its colonial world," writes the band." “We dedicate this to the families of those who have been murdered by the police state in America and encourage our supporters to continue to donate in their memory.”

The A-side -- previously released as a standalone single -- is drawn from the band's audiovisual collaboration of the same name and features contributions from saxophonics pioneer Skerik and drummer D’Vonne Lewis. "It All Comes Around Again" is an unreleased track available here for the first time.


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VIDEO : Muzz - "Knuckleduster"



Video produced by Muzz
Director of Photography – Derek Sexton Horani

This morning, Muzz release a new single/video from their forthcoming self-tiitled album, “?Knuckleduster?,” which follows the previously released “?Red Western Sky,?” “?Broken Tambourine,?” and “?Bad Feeling?.”  Brimming with wall-to-wall guitars, reverberating pianos and a thunderous performance from Matt Barrick, ”Knuckleduster” is Muzz at their most immersive and grandiose. Shot below the American Treasure Tour Museum, t?he “Knuckleduster” video brings the focus to the song’s spacious sonics and musicianship of Barrick, Paul Banks and Josh Kaufman. “?While we were shooting the video for ‘Red Western Sky,’ we discovered this great space underneath the museum. Unplanned, we quickly set up and started filming again - capturing the video for ‘Knuckleduster’ on the same day?,” says Banks. “H?air was greener and times were simpler back then.? ”



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steam/download "Red Western Sky"

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