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Latest News From The Matablog

  • Interpol - 'Turn On The Bright Lights' 15th Anniversary European Tour

    January 23rd, 2017 at 10:01 am by Gerard
    Interpol have confirmed a series of summer and autumn shows to mark the 15th anniversary of their landmark debut album, 2002's 'Turn On The Bright Lights' ; they'll be playing 'TOTBL' from front to back starting August 9 in Prague. There's no North American dates for this one, but thanks for asking!
    Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino are currently working on new material for a new album, tentatively scheduled for release via Matador in 2018.
    Wednesday, August 9 - Prague, CZ - Lucerna Music Bar
    Thursday, August 10 - Vienna, AT - Arena
    Saturday, August 12 - Buftea, RO … Read more

    January 19th, 2017 at 6:24 am
    SG-solo-EUCurrently on tour with Lee Ranaldo & Meg Baird stateside, Steve Gunn is never shy to announce even more tour dates. There is a big batch of new shows that were announced this morning across the UK and Europe. All ticket links can be found HERE. Even more shows for this new tour are in the works, so don't fret if you don't see a show close to you below.

    Monday, April 3 – St John Church, London, UK
    Tuesday, April 4 – Louisiana,  Bristol, UK
    Wednesday, April 5 – Holy Trinity – Leeds, UK
    Thursday, April 6 – Glee Club, Birmingham, UK
    Friday, April 7 – Unitarian Church,
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  • Coming March 17 : Spoon's 'Hot Thoughts'

    January 17th, 2017 at 10:10 am
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    (photo by Zackery Michael)
    Perhaps it would be unfair to call this the most poorly kept secret in recent memory,  but it's certainly in the top ten.  On March 17, we'll releasing the 9th and latest album from Spoon, 'Hot Thoughts'  in all territories.
    ’Hot Thoughts’’ is the bravest, most sonically inventive work of Spoon’s career. With all due respect to earlier efforts that have made the quintet both critically acclaimed and a commercial contender, preconceptions about this band are about to be obliterated. That’s not to say ‘Hot Thoughts’ doesn’t have a requisite supply of … Read more

    January 13th, 2017 at 11:49 am by Gerard
    (photo : Scott Marshall)
    We can't rightfully call it "decades in the making". After all, the 'Cockfighters' EP has only been at the pressing plant a few months, and said facilities get far too much criticism from laypersons and record company creeps these days, as is. The important thing is that we're on the precipice of rock history as once again, Clay, Matt, Scott and James have convened (albeit briefly) to remind us their collective skill-set is as unbeatable in 2017 as it was, well, whenever you first heard Chavez. The 12" EP is out today and is available for physical purchase, Read more
  • Julien Baker - 'Sprained Ankle' re-release, "Funeral Pyre" 7", 2017 Touring

    January 6th, 2017 at 9:43 am
    (photo by Nolan Knight)
    We're very thrilled to announce the signing of Memphis, TN-based songwriter Julien Baker. The 21-year-old’s widely-acclaimed 2015 debut album, 'Sprained Ankle' (originally released by 6131) is available now digitally, with Matador's LP and CD reissue available in all territories (save for North America and Australia) on March 17.  We'll be releasing Julien's next studio album everywhere. 
    (7" sleeve photo by Kaitlin Gladney)
    As premiered earlier this morning via NPR's "All Songs Considered", you can hear the previously unreleased “Funeral Pyre”, the A-s… Read more
  • VIDEO : Steve Gunn - "Full Moon Tide"

    January 3rd, 2017 at 12:08 pm by Gerard
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    (photo : John William Moloney) 
    Prior to next week's solo tour alongside Lee Ranaldo and Meg Baird, The Bluegrass Solution have posed a clip of Steve Gunn performing "Full Moon Tide" at an undisclosed downtown L.A. location. 
    upcoming dates : 
    Tuesday, January 10 — Arts at the Armory, Somerville MA*
    Wednesday, January 11 — Columbus Theater, Providence RI*
    Thursday, January 12 — Winooski Methodist Church, Winooski VT*
    Friday, January 13 — PHI Centre, Montreal, QC*
    Saturday, January 14 — The Great Hall Toronto ON*
    Monday, January 16 — Thalia Hall, Chicago IL*
    Tuesday, Janu… Read more