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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.

PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL PARIS: BELLE & SEBASTIAN (TONIGHT) AND TOBIAS JESSO JR. (TOMORROW)



Those who are not attending this year's Pitchfork Music Festival Paris will be able to stream Belle & Sebastian set on the Pink stage a: 11pm GMT / midnight Paris time / 7pm EDT tonight.

When the time comes click here or watch below:


Belle & Sebastian (full concert) - Live... par culturebox

True Panther's Tobias Jesso Jr. will be taking the Green Stage (his festival debut) tomorrow evening (11/1), 5:50pm EDT. 

Tonight : Perfume Genius On CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman"




Perfume Genius' U.S. network television debut happens tonight on CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" (11:35 pm eastern, 10:35pm central). Dave's other guest tonight is NBC news anchor Brian Williams, and if you think a guy in that position being funny is a little incongruous, you're never heard David Brinkley's unreleased Laff Records LP.  That aside, we're pretty sure this is going to be one of those TV moments you'll feel like a real dope for missing (and not simply the part where Brian Williams tries to kick Dave in the headt).

upcoming European dates :

November
11 - La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 - Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 - Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 - Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 - Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 - Lido, Berlin German
18 - Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 - Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 - Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 - Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 - The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 - Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 - The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 - Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
28 - 29 -- Vodafone Mexefest 2014, Lisbon Portugal

Perfume Genius online :

Perfume Genius.net

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TOMORROW: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE'S HALLOWEEN BASH AT THE FORUM



Queens of the Stone Age are taking over Halloween night at The Forum in Los Angeles. That's tomorrow for those of you who don't know when Halloween is this year. The band will be performing what will be the final addition to their "globe-pummeling" ...Like Clockwork tour.

The night will include SuicideGirls, Blackout Haunted House and more. The Kills, JD McPherson and Nick Oliveri's Uncontrolable will support.

Tickets are available here.



 

 

Thurston Moore Band - New South American Dates



(St. Vitus, Brooklyn, October 21, 2014. Video courtesy (((unartig))) and NYCtaper

Following this month's release of 'The Best Day', the Thurston Moore Band have confirmed the following December dates in South America :

Thursday, 4th December - Cine Jola, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Saturday 6th December - Rock Out Festival, Santiago, Chile
Sunday 7th December - Voterix, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Monday 8th December - Le Trastienda, Montevideo, Uruguay

Previously announced shows :

Thursday, October 30 - Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
Friday, October 31 - BIME Festival, Bilbao Spain
Sunday, November 2 - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Monday, November 3 - Antoniano (seated), Bologna, Italy
Tuesday, November 4 - Komplex Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, November 5 - Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Friday, November 7 - Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
Saturday, November 8 - Fleece, Bristol, UK
Sunday, November 9 - Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 11 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, November 12 - Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Saturday, November 15 - Crossing Border Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Sunday, November 16 - Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday, November 18 - Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany
Wednesday, November 19 - Ampere, Munich, Germany

Order 'The Best Day' from The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon

(in Japan, 'The Best Day' will be available from Hostess)

Thurston Moore - Facebook, Twitter


ICEAGE : LP/shirt Bundle Deal, California Shows This Weekend





Iceage continue to shrug off the near universal acclaim for 'Plowing Into The Field Of Love' as they hit the West Coast this weekend with a Halloween show in SF (with Helm and Vanish) and LA dates Saturday (with Ratka and Flesh World) and Sunday night (with Helm and Heatsick) at The Echo.



If you've yet to purchase the new album, we've got a special deal on the 3-sided vinyl + the handsome shirt depicted above (or if you prefer, said garment all by its lonesome)

remaining tour dates :

Wednesday, October 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV*
Friday, October 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA*
Saturday, November 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$
Sunday, November 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA*
Monday, November 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA*
Tuesday, November 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ*
Wednesday, November 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM*
Friday, November 7 - Holy Mountain, Austin TX (Fun Fun Fun Nites, with Helm and Survive)
Saturday, November 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX
Monday, November 10 - Aveny-T, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, November, 21 - Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday, November, 22 - Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, November, 23 - Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Monday, November, 24 - Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, November, 25 - Komma, Esslingen, Germany
Wednesday, November, 26 - Arena, Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November, 27 - Strom, Munich, Germany
Friday, November, 28 - Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday, November, 29 - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, November, 30 - Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium
Monday, December, 1 - Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Tuesday, December 2 - 100 Club, London, UK

* w/ Helm
# w/ Father Murphy
$ w/ Rakta

Iceage - official site
Iceage - Blog, Facebook

 

Belle and Sebastian - "The Party Line" (from ' 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance'), New North America & UK 2015 Dates


The people's republic of Belle and Sebastian is on the move again, taking
its message of responsible pop music in a revolutionary age to lands far and
near.


A little bit older, but no wiser, maturing like a fine wine ought to, our
love for music, and the chance to lay it on your tender ear, is not
diminished.


We will pop you. - Stuart Murdoch

 



"The Party LIne" - from 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance', out January 19/20, 2015.

New North American dates in Boston, Toronto, Royal Oak, MI and Chicago have just been confirmed for next Spring, as well as 11 new shows in Wales and England ; tickets go on sale tomorrow (see the updated schedule below).

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)

TOUR DATES:
2014
Tuesday, October 28 - Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, UK - Tickets
Wednesday, October 29 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhll-On-Sea
Friday, October 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France

2015
Monday January 26 - Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 - The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 - Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 - Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 - Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Monday March 30 -House Of Blues, Boston MA (on sale now)
Wednesday April 1-Massey Hall, Toronto ONT (presale starts at 1pm eastern, Friday October 31)
Thursday April 2 - Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI (tickets on sale at noon eastern, Friday October 31)
Friday April 3 - Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL (tickets on sale now)
Sunday May 3 - St. David's, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 - Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 - Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 - Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 - Westminster Central Hall, London
Thursday May 14 - Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 - City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 - Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 - City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 - Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 - Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday - Saturday, July 2-4 - ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland (NOTE : 16 years after Belle and Sebastian curated the first All Tomorrow's Parties at Camber Sands)

Belle and Sebastian - official site
'It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career' - official site
Belle and Sebastian - Twitter
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John Peel - remembered



Today marks 10 years since the passing of John Peel, a man who opened the BBC radio airwaves for bands and artists outside the remit of the stations "regular" programming and opened the minds of thousands listening at home to sounds they otherwise may have never heard. One of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, throughout his 5-decade spanning career he never showed no signs of slowing down and his influence on (the good part) of modern music is immeasurable.

As a small tribute to the many Matador bands who recorded a Peel Session over the years, we've compiled a selection of some of the session that made it on to YouTube, (many - including The Fall, Wisdom Of Harry and Pretty Girls Make Graves - haven't) and there's a full archive of all the Peel sessions over at the BBC Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/.

Featuring: Cat Power, Interpol, Yo La Tengo, Pavement, Belle and Sebastian, Sonic Youth, Mogwai, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Solex, Unsane, Arab Strab, Unwound, Guided By Voices, Superchunk, Techno Animal and Boards Of Canada.

Enjoy.

'TOO BRIGHT' ANNOUNCED AS VINYL ME, PLEASE'S NOVEMBER RELEASE



(print by: Nick van Hofwegen, the artist known as Young & Sick)

Announced earlier this morning, record of the month club Vinyl Me, Please has picked Perfume Genius' Too Bright as their November release.

After the first listen, we were unanimous in wanting to run this record. It’s rare that we make a decision that quickly, but then it’s also rare that a record like this comes along.” ­

- Tyler Barstow, Vinyl Me, Please co­-founder.

Along with an exclusive vinyl color, members will receive an album-inspired art print (shown above) as well as a custom mocktail recipe to fit the album. More details here.
The album is also available from Matador Direct.
Perfume Genius is currently on tour.

Stream : Thurston Moore Band, As Heard On WNYC's "Soundcheck"



(photo courtesy Michael Katzif / WNYC)


Live versions of "Speak To The Wild", "Detonation" and "Grace Lake", recorded at WNYC, New York, Monday October 20.

Coming December 2 : Yo La Tengo's 'Extra Painful' 2XLP / 2XCD



“Anyone who ever said they liked our older records more than 'Painful', I just told them they’re wrong.”
–Ira Kaplan





("From A Motel Six", directed by Hal Hartley)

1994 marked a number of huge world events ; OJ Simpson emerged from football retirement to claim the headlines in a most unfortunate manner. John Starks missed somewhere in the range of 300 shots en route to the Houston Rockets defeating the New York Knicks in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. CIA officer Aldrich Ames was charged with spying for the Russians, and figure skating's Tonya Harding put her own special spin on the phrase "lead pipe cinch". Still, all of the above incidents are mostly forgotten in history, completely overshadowed by the prior year's release of Yo La Tengo's first album for the Matador label, 'Painful', a record Spin's Rob Sheffield called, "the album that keeps every promise Yo La Tengo ever made, full of ravishing, wraithlink melodies around scruffy guitars that clang around your head like sneakers in the dryer...when a bunch of weird sounds add up to a masterpiece as casually majestic as Painful, well, ‘genius’ isn’t even the word, is it?”



("Big Day Coming", directed by Phil Morrison)

On December 2, we'll be reissuing this important highlight in the Yo La Tengo and Matador catalogs in deluxe double LP and double CD editions, dubbed 'Extra Painful', with the contents broken down as follows :

TRACKLISTINGS

Painful:
1. Big Day Coming
2. From A Motel 6
3. Double Dare
4. Superstar-Watcher
5. Nowhere Near
6. Sudden Organ
7. A Worrying Thing
8. I Was A Fool Beside You For Too Long
9. The Whole Of The Law
10. Big Day Coming
11. I Heard You Looking

Extra Painful:
1. Nowhere Near (demo)
2. From A Motel 6 (live acoustic)
3. Tunnel Vision (unreleased instrumental demo)
4. Sudden Organ (demo)
5. Smart Window (unreleased Painful session)
6. Big Day Coming (live acoustic)
7. Slow Learner (unreleased demo)
8. Double Dare (demo)
9. A Worrying Thing (demo)
10. I Heard You Looking (live)

Shaker 7":
A: Shaker
B: For Shame Of Doing Wrong [8-Track Version - the CD single contained a different
version which is on the download coupon]

Formats:

1. Double LP + 7" + download coupon with extra tracks
2. Double CD + download coupon with extra tracks
3. Digital release is regular and bonus disc tracks, does NOT include download coupon

bonus tracks

Vinyl:
Disc 1: The original 'Painful' album (not remastered)
Disc 2: 'Extra Painful' - the bonus tracks
7": "Shaker" / "For Shame Of Doing Wrong" - exact reproduction of the original single
Download coupon: all the album tracks + 15 additional extra bonus tracks

Packaging: Double LP + 7" (in picture sleeve) with ephemera, photos, reproduction of
original ‘band-aid’ sticker, the first ‘YLT Gazette’ in 14 years, liner notes by the band and semi-trusted advisers.

CD:
Disc 1: As on vinyl
Disc 2: As on vinyl
Download coupon: includes the 2 tracks from the "Shaker" 7" as well as the 15 extra bonus tracks


Preorder the LP or CD editions today from The Matador Store
and enter to win tickets to Yo La Tengo's 30th Anniversary shows at NYC's Town Hall plus copies of every currently in-print Yo La Tengo LP.

Yo La Tengo live :

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller”:
10/29 State Theatre, Portland ME
10/30 Flynn Center, Burlington VT
11/07 Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans LA
11/12 PuSh Festival, Vancouver BC

11/09 Fun Fun Fun Fest, Auditorium Shores, Austin TX

30th Anniversary Shows
12/03 Town Hall, NY NY  w/ Antietam 
12/04 Town Hall, NY NY  w/ The Feelies
12/05 9:30 Club, Washington DC  w/ Lambchop
12/06 Trocadero, Philadelphia PA  w/ Antietam

Yo La Tengo :
- band site
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New Release Tuesday : Thurston Moore - The Best Day 2XLP/CD/digital album

















Just a reminder - the new Thurston Moore album, 'The Best Day', proclaimed by the A/V Club's Chris Mincher to be "a palpably invigorated blend of brawny, sprawling guitar rock and meditative arrangements" is available today throughout North America (everywhere else yesterday) --- direct order details and updated tour dates are found below.

Thurston Moore Band on tour :

Tuesday, October 21 - Brooklyn NY --St. Vitus (with PCPC) (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 22 -Cambridge MA -- The Sinclair
Thursday, October 23 0-Hamden CT -- The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Friday, October 24- Pawtucket RI -- The Met
Saturday, October 25- Philadelphia PA -- Boot & Saddle
Sunday, October 26 - Brooklyn NY -- Rough Trade NYC
Thursday, October 30 - Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
Friday, October 31 - BIME Festival, Bilbao Spain
Sunday, November 2 - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Monday, November 3 - Antoniano (seated), Bologna, Italy
Tuesday, November 4 - Komplex Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, November 5 - Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Friday, November 7 - Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
Saturday, November 8 - Fleece, Bristol, UK
Sunday, November 9 - Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 11 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, November 12 - Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Saturday, November 15 - Crossing Border Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Sunday, November 16 - Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday, November 18 - Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany
Wednesday, November 19 - Ampere, Munich, Germany



Order 'The Best Day' from The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon

(in Japan, 'The Best Day' will be available from Hostess)

Thurston Moore - Facebook, Twitter

VIDEO : Thurston Moore - "Speak To The Wild"



(if you're based in Germany, you can watch the video here)

Thurston Moore's new album, 'The Best Day' hits shelves throughout Europe today (North America tomorrow), touted yesterday by The Observer's Kitty Empire as "a madeleine of a record" ("both comforting and discomfiting, 'The Best Day' recalls prime Sonic Youth, when their tense experimental attitude dovetailed with often sour but instantly accessible pop melodies") and with that, here's a video for the monumental "Speak To The Wild", directed by Santiago Mostyn.

"I have the image of a character, a woman who could be a mother (slightly older, slightly wilder, like a silent Jenny Wilson) carrying a large and alien precious object into the forest and sequestering it there. It would be a narrative trajectory but with sublime interruptions – the cavity where she stashes the object filling with gold, painted figures following her through the trees, DIY-Kurosawa style." - Santiago Mostyn


The Thurston Moore Band will be in session later this afternoon on WNYC's "Soundcheck" ; listen here at 2pm eastern.



Thurston Moore Band on tour :

Tuesday, October 21 - Brooklyn NY --St. Vitus (with PCPC) (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 22 -Cambridge MA -- The Sinclair
Thursday, October 23 0-Hamden CT -- The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Friday, October 24- Pawtucket RI -- The Met
Saturday, October 25- Philadelphia PA -- Boot & Saddle
Sunday, October 26 - Brooklyn NY -- Rough Trade NYC
Friday, October 31 - BIME Festival, Bilbao Spain
Sunday, November 2 - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Monday, November 3 - Antoniano (seated), Bologna, Italy
Tuesday, November 4 - Komplex Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, November 5 - Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Friday, November 7 - Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
Saturday, November 8 - Fleece, Bristol, UK
Sunday, November 9 - Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 11 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, November 12 - Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Saturday, November 15 - Crossing Border Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Sunday, November 16 - Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday, November 18 - Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany
Wednesday, November 19 - Ampere, Munich, Germany

Order The Best Day from The Matador Store
iTunes (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly)
Amazon (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly).

(in Japan, 'The Best Day' will be available from Hostess)

Thurston Moore - Facebook, Twitter


VIDEO : Interpol - "My Desire"



(Photo by Violeta Alvarez)



Following clips for "All The Rage Back Home" and "Twice As Hard", we're please to share the 3rd video from the new Interpol full-length, 'El Pintor', "My Desire", directed by Markus Lundqvist, shot at the Lower East Side's Fontana's and featuring actor Frank Grillo.

Interpol on tour :

Thursday, November, 6 – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
Friday, November, 7 – House of Blues, Orlando FL
Saturday, November, 8 – Fillmore, Miami FL
Monday, November, 10 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, November, 11 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Wednesday, November 12 - Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, November, 14 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November, 17 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
Tuesday, November, 18 – Kool Haus, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, November, 20 – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, November, 21 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 22 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November, 24 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November, 26 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, November, 29 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November, 30 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Order 'El Pintor' from the following :
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play
Best Buy (discount coupon, this week only)
Target (CD edition features two bonus tracks, “Malfeasance” and “Slow Hands (Live At Brixton Academy)” - available in the U.S. only)

Interpol - official site
Interpol - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

THE NEW PORNOGRPAHERS LIVE ON KCRW'S MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC 2:15 PM EST, PLAY THE WILTERN IN LA TONIGHT


Last night The New Pornographers played "Dancehall Domine" for Conan O'Brien for those who still have cable. If you missed it, there is a clip of their performance above. Here is a photo of Kathryn Calder and a new, dear friend.

The band are currently making the rounds in Los Angeles. This is an URGENT reminder to tune in to kcrw.com or if you're in the LA area 89.9fm to hear the band perform LIVE on Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley at 2:15pm est. Later tonight they will play The Wiltern with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Tickets here.

More tour dates can be found here.

IDIOT BOX ALERT : The New Pornographers on TBS' "Conan" Tonight



The New Pornographers will be appearing on TBS' "Conan" this evening (11pm eastern, 10pm central).  Mr. O'Brien (as he's known to people who aren't his friends or associates) will also welcome guests Anthony Anderson (SO GOOD IN THE FIRST "BARBERSHOP", AKA "BARBERSHOP ONE : THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD") and Jon Lovitz (also, quite good in "Happiness", aka The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, though perhaps not as good as Mr. Anderson in "Barbershop", and maybe a little too creepy in this context, so never mind).   Prior to Friday night's show at the Wiltern, The New Pornographers will be appearing on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" at 2:15 pm eastern / 11:15pm pacific time.

The New Pornographers On Tour  :

Friday, October, 17 -- The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, October, 18 -- North Park Theatre, San Diego CA*
Saturday- Sunday, October, 18-19 -- Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco CA*
Tuesday, November, 4 -- Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN*
Wednesday, November, 5 -- Orange Peel, Asheville NC*
Thursday, November, 6 -- Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA*
Friday, November, 7 -- Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA*
Saturday, November, 8 -- Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX*
Monday, November, 10 -- The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
Tuesday, November, 11 -- Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Thursday, November, 13 -- Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI*
Friday, November, 14 -- Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, November, 15 -- House of Blues, Cleveland OH*
Monday, November, 17 -- Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November, 19 -- House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November, 20 -- Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, November, 21 -- 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Sunday, November, 23 -- Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Monday, December, 1 -- The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Tuesday, December, 2 -- O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London UK
Wednesday, December, 3 -- Botanique - Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, December, 4 -- La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, December, 5 -- Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Saturday, December, 6 -- Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sunday, December, 7 -- Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
^with Iron & Wine, Glass Animals
! with Pickwick, Cool

order 'Brill Bruisers' from the following :
The Matador Store
New Pornos Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google

MAJICAL CLOUDZ - "YOUR EYES"



Below is a thank you note and gift (new song "Your Eyes") from Majical Cloudz' Devon Welsh:

Hi all, Over the last five weeks we have had some of the best experiences we have ever had as a band.

A lot of it still feels unreal. We played 20 shows with Lorde. We met an uncountable number of people at the shows and played for even more. We did it all with a crew of 4 people in a minivan. How did this happen?

We were met with positive and warm receptions at all of these shows. We were never booed or heckled (although if we had been I would have understood). I believe this to be a testament to the curiosity and open-mindedness of Lorde’s audiences. Every single night, we were extremely excited to be there and I think people recognized that and returned the energy.

To everyone who came to these shows and saw us perform, to everyone who we spoke to afterwards: thank you! Your participation made those shows happen and although you probably didn’t come with us in mind, your presence was important to us.

As a thank you we are giving away this song, “Your Eyes”. I originally recorded it in 2011, and when Matt and I started playing shows together as Majical Cloudz this was always part of the set. It’s kind of a relic of the earliest period of our life as a band, so if you are finding out about us for the first time in the wake of our tour with Lorde, this will take you back to the beginning of our music-making days together. We made this new version just before we left on tour, so in one sense it is old and in another sense it is new.

It has been great meeting all of you. We will be touring the USA again soon, and in the meantime we are working on a bunch of new music.

-Devon

Download "Your Eyes" here: http://majicalcloudz.com/youreyes


Coming January 19 : Belle and Sebastian's 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance'



As previously announced, Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 20, 2015 (Jan 19 in the UK and Europe), 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance.' Today, a peek at the album cover, track listing, and more.

Last week, The Quietus published an interview with Stuart Murdoch and Richard Colburn which gives a hint of what to expect. The album opens with “Nobody’s Empire,” which Stuart said “is absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written.” About the beginnings of his lifelong struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which led to his first forays into songwriting, it is easily one of his most musically and emotionally epic songs.

What it doesn’t indicate is how fun the album is. Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others, the band – who have been listening to things like vintage Detroit techno and Giogio Moroder – have brought a dance-party element (and a disco song about Sylvia Plath) into their gorgeous tales of sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)

TRACK LISTING:
1. Nobody's Empire
2. Allie
3. The Party Line
4. The Power of Three
5. The Cat with the Cream
6. Enter Sylvia Plath
7. The Everlasting Muse
8. Perfect Couples
9. Ever Had a Little Faith?
10. Play for Today
11. The Book of You
12. Today (This Army's for Peace)

FORMATS:
- Digital (iTunes purchases include preorder bonus tracks ‘Piggy In The Middle‘ and ‘A Politician’s Silence’)
- CD (with 24 page booklet)
- Vinyl: 2x LP gatefold vinyl
- Box set: Limited edition 4x LP with exclusive bonus tracks, extended mixes and poster









TOUR DATES:
2014
Tuesday, October 28 - Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, UK - Tickets
Wednesday, October 29 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhll-On-Sea
Friday, October 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France

2015
Monday January 26 - Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 - The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 - Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 - Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 - Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Friday, May 22 - Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 - Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday - Saturday, July 2-4 - ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland (NOTE : 16 years after Belle and Sebastian curated the first All Tomorrow's Parties at Camber Sands)

Belle and Sebastian - official site
'It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career' - official site
Belle and Sebastian - Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

(Via NPR's "First Listen" and The Guardian) Stream Thurston Moore's 'The Best Day'


(photo by Bebe Labree Besch, taken at last weekend's KEXP session)

We're a week away (6 days away in Europe) from the release of Thurston Moore's hotly anticipated 'The Best Day' double LP/CD/digital album, and starting this morning you can stream the album from start to finish via the auspices of NPR's 'First Listen' or from the good people at The Guardian.

Thurston Moore Band on tour :

Tuesday, October 14 - Brooklyn NY -- St. Vitus
Wednesday, October 22 -Cambridge MA -- The Sinclair
Thursday, October 23 0-Hamden CT -- The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Friday, October 24- Pawtucket RI -- The Met
Saturday, October 25- Philadelphia PA -- Boot & Saddle
Sunday, October 26 - Brooklyn NY -- Rough Trade NYC
Friday, October 31 - BIME Festival, Bilbao Spain
Sunday, November 2 - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Monday, November 3 - Antoniano (seated), Bologna, Italy
Tuesday, November 4 - Komplex Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, November 5 - Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Friday, November 7 - Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
Saturday, November 8 - Fleece, Bristol, UK
Sunday, November 9 - Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 11 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, November 12 - Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Saturday, November 15 - Crossing Border Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Sunday, November 16 - Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday, November 18 - Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany
Wednesday, November 19 - Ampere, Munich, Germany

Preorder The Best Day from The Matador Store iTunes (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly) and Amazon (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly).

(in Japan, 'The Best Day' will be available from Hostess)

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"Forevermore", live at Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium