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
So, the time of Primavera and ATP festival (sadly their last ever May weekender) rolls around again and a ton of our bands decide it'd also be a good time to visit our (at the moment, rather sunny) shores. Just like last year.
With 3 European tours starting over this weekend, plus more to come over the next we have the following shows taking place over the next 25 days..... (though I'm not sure how much Golf they'll have time for)
Esben and the Witch
9th – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany
10th – Mascotte, Zurich, Switzerland
11th – Spazio 211, Turin, Italy
12th – Circolo degli Artisti, Rome, Italy
13th – Plastic, Milan, Italy
14th – Covo, Bologna, Italy
16th – Palace, St Gallen, Switzerland
17th – Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
18th – Doornroosje, Groningen, Netherlands
19th – Bitterzoet Club, Amsterdam, Netherlands
20th – Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands
21st – Charlatan, Ghent, Belgium
22nd – Les Nuits Botanique (Orangerie), Brussels, Belgium
24th – Gleiss 22, Munster, Germany
25th – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidleburg, Germany
26th – Atomic Cafe, Munich, Germany
27th – B72, Vienna, Austria
28th – Seewiesen Festival, Linz, Austria
29th – K4, Nurnberg, Germany
Kurt Vile (& The Violators)
8th : King Georg, Koln
9th : Feierwerk, Munich (+ O’Death)
10th : Chelsea Club, Vienna
11th : Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin
12th : Vega (Small Hall), Copenhagen
13th : Voxhall, Aarhus
14th : All Tomorrow’s Parties. Minehead (curated by Animal Collective)
15th : Tivoli, Utrecht
16th : Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
17th : Les Nuits de Botanique (Rotunde), Brussels
18th : Charlatan, Gent
19th : Rough Trade East, London (free in-store, 1pm)
19th : Corsica Studio, London SOLD OUT
20th : Kazimier, Liverpool (Sound City)
21st : Captain’s Rest, Glasgow (Stag and Dagger Festival)
22nd : The Hope, Brighton SOLD OUT
23rd : La Maroquinerie, Paris
24th : L’Abordage, Evreux
25th : Place Saint Michel, Bordeaux
26th : Top of the Folk @ L’antipode, Rennes
28th : Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona
29th : Ghetto, Istanbul
29th : Vega, Groningen
30th : Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg
6th – White Rabbit, Plymouth – UK (tickets)
7th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – UK (tickets) *MATINEE SHOW
7th – The Croft, Bristol – UK
8th – Institue, Birmingham – UK
9th – The Well, Leeds – UK
10th – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh – UK (tickets)
11th – The Cluny, Newcastle – UK (tickets)
12th – Future Sonic – Sound Control, Manchester – UK
13th – Vera, Gronigen – Netherlands (tickets)
14th – 013 Small Hall, Tilburg – Netherlands
15th – Melkweg, Amsterdam – Netherlands (tickets)
16th – Festaal Kreuzberg, Berlin – Germany (tickets)
17th – Underground, Cologne – Germany (tickets)
18th – Batofar, Paris – France
19th – Trix, Antwerp – Belgium (tickets)
20th – Stag and Dagger @ Village Underground, London – UK (tickets)
21st – Liverpool Sound City @ Kazimir, Liverpool – UK (tickets)
14 – Sheffield City Hall (Grand Ballroom), Sheffield
15 – Bodega, Nottingham (tickets)
16 – Bush Hall, London (tickets)
17 – The Kings Arms, Manchester (tickets)
18 – The Sugar Club, Dublin (tickets)
20 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels (tickets)
21 – De Duif Church, Amsterdam (tickets)
28 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona
26th - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain - Pitchfork stage
28th - Paris, France - Le Grande Halle (Villette Sonique Festival) *playing a non-Demolished Thoughts set
29th - Brussels, Belgium - AB Concerts *playing a Demolished Thoughts based set
30th - London, UK - Union Chapel *playing a Demolished Thoughts based set
even the alumni are getting in on the act....
14/05/11 Glasgow (UK), Old Fruitmarket
15/05/11 Birmingham (UK), MAC Art Centre *
16/05/11 Dublin (IE), Button Factory *
17/05/11 Belfast (UK), SARC *
19/05/11 London (UK), Auto-Italia *
21/05/11 Milano (IT), Leoncavallo (new venue!) *
23/05/11 Rome (IT), Circolo degli Artisti *
24/05/11 Bologna (IT), Scuderia (new venue!) *
26/05/11 Paris (FR), La Gaite Lyrique *
27/05/11 Brussels (BE), VK *#
28/05/11 Metz (FR), Les Trinitaires *
29/05/11 Berlin (DE), Hau1 *
30/05/11 Leipzig (DE), Centraltheater *
* w/ John Wiese
# w/ Oval
Yo La Tengo
Fast forward to June and they're here to bring the 'Spin The Wheel' tour to the UK.
So if you live in Europe and none of those shows come by somewhere near you, well, its probably time to up sticks and move.
As announced on the official Coachella page, stage times are out now for all bands playing this weekends festival and you'll find Matador and True Panther bands well represented, without any clashes (...hopefully) too!
Additionally, Interpol have announced exciting details about their Coachella performance in collaboration with The Creators Project, David Lynch, Andi Watson, HPX and Wieden & Kennedy:
Interpol Under Surveillance
Surrounded as we are by an ever-increasing number of cameras in our daily lives, we begin to lose ownership of our own images. Anonymous technology is analyzing, categorizing and archiving our very existence.
Interpol, in collaboration with David Lynch, Andi Watson, HPX and Wieden & Kennedy present a visual juxtaposition of the seen and the unseen. As the observer becomes the observed, the performance explores the deepening layers of covert surveillance, morphing data acquisition into visual beauty and questioning the fine line between the viewer and the voyeur.
Featuring the premiere of the David Lynch animation "I Touch A Red Button Man" for the song "Lights", and utilizing real-time visual manipulation from Seattle-based HPX, the performance will be streamed live to the internet as well as to the audience at Coachella.
From here Interpol continue their tour around the southern states with School Of Seven Bells, The New Pornographers head out with the Walkmen in tow, Cold Cave join the Kills on the road, Glasser will be supporting TV On The Radio, whilst Delorean bring their broken Spanglish charm to headline shows in Chicago and Brooklyn.
The Coachella stages and times for all our acts are below, enjoy!
Cold Cave – 3pm @ Mohave Stage
Interpol – 7:25pm @ Coachella Stage
Glasser – 5:15pm @ Gobi Tent
The New Pornographers – 6:35pm @ Outdoor Theatre
Delorean – Sun, 4/17, 2pm or 3pm @ Gobi Tent
The Creators Project brings us a fascinating look Cameron Mesirow of Glasser and her creative process. Purchase Glasser's Ringhere.
Glasser plays Coachella April 15th as well as the below dates with TV On The Radio (SF and LA dates just announced!):
Fri, 4/22 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Sat, 4/23 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
Sun, 4/24 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
Tue, 4/26 - Denver, CO - Ogden
Fri, 4/29 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
Sat, 4/30 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
Mon, 5/2 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B
Tue, 5/3 - Los Angeles, CA - Music Box