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Latest News From The Matablog

  • VIDEO : Interpol - "Twice As Hard"

    September 17th, 2014 at 9:06 am by Gerard
    
    
    We'd like to congratulate Interpol on 'El Pintor' entering next week's U.S. Billboard Top 200 album chart at #7.  That said, this project is very much a marathon rather than a sprint (though it's funny how often that cliche is employed by persons who've neither sprinted or run marathons) and along with a new date added to the band's massive touring schedule (see below) in Pomona, CA, today marks the release of the 2nd music video from 'El Pintor',  the Paul Banks directed "Twice As Hard", filmed at NYC's Mendez Boxing.  The video premiered earlier this morning via The Guardian and Boing BoRead more
  • EMA: Tour With Spoon Starts Tonight, Headlining Dates To Follow

    September 16th, 2014 at 11:04 am
    
    
    (photo by Mike Hughes)
    
    EMA is back on the road today, with several shows in the Midwest supporting Spoon. Starting the 27th (in Cleveland), the band will be on a run of headlining dates including NYC's Bowery Ballroom and a homecoming show at Mississippi Studios in Portland.
    
    ICYMI: "False Flag" & "Neuromancer" (From "The Late Show With David Letterman)
    
    Tuesday, September, 16 – Chicago Theater, Chicago IL*
    Wednesday, September, 17 – Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee WI*
    Thursday, September, 18 – Orpheum Theatre, Madison WI*
    Friday, September, 19 – State Theatre, Minneapolis MN
    Saturda
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  • Perfume Genius - 'Too Bright', Streaming Today At NPR First Listen

    September 15th, 2014 at 10:37 am by Gerard
    
    
    'Too Bright', the 3rd album from Perfume Genius is out one week from tomorrow (September 23) and is streaming in full today via NPR First Listen.  NPR's Jacob Ganz, while suggesting the Adrian Utley / Ali Chant helmed-recording was "designed to overwhelm", calls Mike Hadreas' masterwork, "awe-inspiring". 
    
    
    
    (photo by Luke Gilford)
    
    Over at The New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones is equally effusive in his praise, opining that 'Too Bright' is "a profoundly beautiful record that remains intense throughout its brief, thirty-three-minute running time" ("one of the most encouraging albums of t… Read more
  • The New Pornographers - "War On The East Coast" (via CBC's First Play Live)

    September 14th, 2014 at 1:02 am by Gerard
    
    
    footage courtesy CBC. More clips & conversations from the same session can be found here. 
    
    order 'Brill Bruisers' from the following : 
    The Matador Store : (a limited edition multi-colored, paint splattered version of the LP is available through the Matador and New Pornographers webstores. Receive a 3D poster and 3D glasses while supplies last)
    New Pornos Store
    iTunes
    Amazon
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    tour dates : 
    
    Saturday, September, 20 -- The LC Pavilion, Columbus OH!
    Sunday, October, 5  -- The Showbox, Seattle WA*
    Monday, October, 6 -- The Showbox, Seattle WA*
    Wednesday, October, 8 -- CryRead more
  • Jamaican lamb curry with rice and peas

    September 13th, 2014 at 5:36 pm by Patrick
    
    
    Jamaican lamb curry with rice and peas.
    
    Both recipes are from Simply Recipes. My butcher was out of goat so I substituted lamb shoulder on the bone - I had him saw it into chunks. I followed the curry recipe fairly faithfully, simply increasing the number of habaneros to 3. For Jamaican curry powder, which is made from roasted whole spices and includes allspice, mustard seed and anise in addition to the more usual Indian ingredients, I followed this recipe. My coconut milk was Aroy-D.
    
    
    
    I'm not a huge fan of kidney beans, and I've read that pigeon peas are used in Jamaica, so for t… Read more
  • EMA - "False Flag"

    September 12th, 2014 at 3:58 pm by Gerard
    
    
    "False Flag" (via New Hive)
    
    It takes some gumption to put out a song like this on September 11th, especially as it explicitly references the World Trade Cener attacks and identifies 9/11 as the day that has shaped the direction of the world in the 13 years since the Twin Towers came down. This isn’t exactly a revolutionary observation, of course — there’s a whole lot of shit that’s happened post-9/11 that you can trace back to that crazy, terrifying day, for better or worse, and politicians everywhere were quick to exploit its potential as a pretext for a lot of policy that might otherwis
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