We have not one, not two but SIX bands on the roster playing at Primavera Sound in Barcelona this weekend. Set times for all below, in CET.
Thursday, May 29thGlasser 6:35-7:20pm, Pitchfork Stage
Majical Cloudz 8:55-9:45pm Pitchfork Stage
Queens of the Stone Age 11:00pm- 12:05am, Heineken Stage
Friday May 30th
Body/Head 8:45-9:45pm, Auditori Rockdelux Stage
Darkside 1:00-2:00am, Ray Ban Stage
Lee Ranaldo and The Dust 10:25-11:20pm, Vice Stage (streaming live here)
Familiar faces and sounds in the line-up include Spoon, Mogwai, The Mark Eitzel Ordeal and Cold Cave.
It's another mini-Matador fest at Primavera Sound festival this year, as Queens of the Stone Age, DARKSIDE, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Majical Cloudz and Glasser all descend upon Barcelona for the weekend of May 29th-31st. Elsewhere amongst the line-up familiar faces include Spoon, Mogwai and Cold Cave ,with tickets on sale now from www.primaverasound.es.
It's a big day over here at Matador/True Panther HQ as we welcome new albums from Lee Ranaldo And The Dust, DARKSIDE & Glasser into the world.
Lee Ranaldo & The Dust - Last Night On Earth (Matador Records)
"Ranaldo sounds like he’s indeed having the best time of his life." Tiny Mix Tapes
Get 'Last Night On Earth' at the Matador Store,iTunes, Amazon or at your favorite indie retailer. Lee Ranaldo & The Dust kick off a lengthy tour tonight in Hudson, NY - check out the dates here. Tonight, the band's session airs on WNYC Soundcheck at 9pm EDT on 93.9FM and WNYC.org
DARKSIDE - Psychic (Other People/Matador)
"translucent and dense, electrified and organic, holding a form while constantly being prodded into new shapes." Pitchfork (9.0 Best New Music)
Get 'Psychic' at the Matador Store, iTunes, Amazon and as Rough Trade's Album of the Month. Don't miss DARKSIDE at Pitchfork Paris & Mountain Oasis Festival.
Glasser - Interiors (True Panther Sounds)
"Interiors is an expansive, fiercely intelligent investigative work" Clash
Get 'Interiors' at the True Panther Store, iTunes, Amazon or at your favorite indie retailer. This week, Glasser kicks off a pre-tour run of shows in LA (10/10), Toronto (10/13) and Brooklyn (10/15, True Panther CMJ showcase). All dates here - see you out!
The last public show Glasser played was February of last year. Since then, she’s been locked away in a studio working on her follow-up to 2010′s Ring. She’s playing her first show since then this weekend at LA’s FYF Fest. She’s decided to use the occasion to release her first new music in a while. The song is called “Shape”, it’s a very powerful song, and we can honestly say that it’s one of the best pieces of music that’s ever come out under the True Panther imprint. More Glasser very soon…in the meantime enjoy the music and this note from her.
I have been thinking a lot about space. Not only outer space and physical boundaries, but also inner mental space. There are so many beginnings and endings and edges and shores inside and outside our minds. Some are impossible to scale and they make us feel small. I feel small and far removed at times, and I push myself farther away in a kind of compulsion. These are physical comforts I cling to, but always when I cling to them I realize that the isolation I’m afraid of is in my heart and not on a crowded sidewalk. I also have moments of ecstasy, milestones that drive me forward in search of more. These emotions and sensations elude me though, they seem to exist in their own seperate planes. I still chase them. I can become so mesmerized by something outside myself, a person or place that I try to reflect its power and the way it makes me feel.
This is why I feel so lucky to be able to make art, especially music. My experiences flow together and become the stuff of invention. I spent the last year and a half making my new album, which will come out in October. I thought about architecture, a physical imposition in my life, and the fluid emotional boundaries of relationships, also sometimes imposed.
More news to come, in the meantime, enjoy “SHAPE”
August 20th, 2013