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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.

TPS NEWS: ABRA STARS IN, DIRECTS & EDITS NEW VIDEO FOR "PULL UP"



"DON'T TRY ANY OF THIS AT HOME." - our lawyers

News from True Panther Sounds for you this morning...

“PULL UP” on a typical night out in NYC with ABRA and her BFF…  Drinking 40s, going to Chinatown, stacks of cash, motocross and ATV racing, “Scream” masks, late-night tattoo appointments.  Filmed on-location in summer 2016 with support from The FADER, ABRA says of the video, "Shout out to A$AP Tyy for bringing his boys out, and showing us a good time."

ABRA’s new merch store is now open for business (http://www.darkwaveduchess.net/shop/) and her recent Pitchfork Paris Festival set can be viewed HERE.  PRINCESS EP is out now on True Panther Sounds / Awful Records.

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VINYL OUT TODAY: Archy Marshall's 'A New Place 2 Drown'

Surprise! The Archy Marshall album A New Place 2 Drown (released digitally last December) is finally seeing a physical release via True Panther Sounds & XL Recordings. As of today, this moment even, you can order a vinyl copy online or head to your local indie.unnamed-4


If you have not already done so, take the time to check out short documentary film of the same name below.




The physical version of the album has morphed with a new cover (designed by Jack Marshall), bright orange inners and a double-sided poster.



King Krule is playing this year's Beach Goth Festival. Tickets are available HERE.

ABRA ANNOUNCES NEW UK/EUROPE TOUR DATES + IGLOOGHOST REMIX

abra at rough trade copy(photo by @stephabitch)

From the True Panther Sounds corner, we have some news for you this morning. ABRA will be heading back to UK & Europe (including Pitchfork Paris) in October on the heels of the release of her new EP entitled PRINCESS. If you have not been enjoying it in full these last few minutes of summer, then what have you been doing?

In light of this announcement, Brainfeeder producer IGLOOGHOST has remixed "CRYBABY" for your listening pleasure. Quote from said producer below:

“THE ORIGINAL CRYBABY WAS PACKED FULL OF SOOO MANY MOMENTS THAT WERE SO NUTS TO ME SO I WAS RLLY EXCITED TO TRY & DO MY OWN LIL SPIN ON IT. MY REGULAR SOLO IGLOOGHOST STUFF IS USUALLY SUPER SATURATED & I GUESS THERE'S AN EMPHASIS ON FITTING AS MANY SOUNDS IN AS I CAN - BUT FOR THIS ABRA THINGY I RLLY WANTED TO DO SOMETHING REALLY RESTRAINED & MORE BASED ON SPEEDY LIL RECURRING SIMPLE MELODIES/MOTIFS. IN MY HEAD, IT SOUNDS LIKE A LITTLE WATER SPIRIT GIRL CRYING IN A ZEN GARDEN. ಢ︵ಢ"

THUMP premiered the remix and had said it added "futurist sheen" to the track. Stream here: http://smarturl.it/ABRA_Crybaby

Follow True Panther Sounds on Soundcloud here.iglooghosts-new-abra-remix-might-make-you-weep-body-image-1473262492

Show details below. Tickets to the Awful Showcase at St. John's Church in London are available here:  http://win.gs/ThisIsAwfunnamed

 

 

VIDEO : ABRA- "CRYBABY" (TRUE PANTHER SOUNDS)

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Here is yet another teaser from Abra's forthcoming EP PRINCESS, which is out in the digital world through True Panther / Awful Records as of tomorrow Friday 15th July. The video for track CRYBABY was directed by Zaiba Jabbar. You can watch the clip below.



Tracklisting for PRINCESS:
1. COME 4 ME
2. VEGAS
3. CRYBABY
4. BIG BOI feat. Tommy Genesis
5. PULL UP
6. THINKING OF U

 

Pre-order 12" : http://bit.ly/abra_princess_tps
Princess Tee: http://bit.ly/abra_tee
Princess Strapback: http://bit.ly/abra_strapback
Spotify: http://bit.ly/abra_crybaby_spotify
iTunes: http://apple.co/1ZwzawK


ABRA ONLINE:
https://www.facebook.com/darkwaveduchess/
https://twitter.com/darkwaveduchess
https://www.instagram.com/darkwaveduchess/
https://soundcloud.com/darkwaveduchess
http://www.truepanther.com/
http://awfulrecords.com/

 

ABRA ANNOUNCES NEW EP + SINGLE ON TRUE PANTHER SOUNDS

On July 15th True Panther/Awful Records will release a new EP from Atlanta's ABRA. New single "CRYBABY" can be streamed below via Soundcloud.



Tracklisting for PRINCESS:
1. COME 4 ME
2. VEGAS
3. CRYBABY
4. BIG BOI feat. Tommy Genesis
5. PULL UP
6. THINKING OF U



PRE-ORDER 12": http://bit.ly/abra_princess_tps
SPOTIFY - http://bit.ly/abra_crybaby_spotify
iTUNES- http://apple.co/1ZwzawK

ABRA ONLINE:
https://www.facebook.com/darkwaveduchess/
https://twitter.com/darkwaveduchess
https://www.instagram.com/darkwaveduchess/
https://soundcloud.com/darkwaveduchess
http://www.truepanther.com/
http://awfulrecords.com/

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TRUE PANTHER NEWS: KELSEY LU 'CHURCH' EP OUT JULY 8TH



There is some very exciting new from the True Panther Sounds front this morning...

Words from Dean:

Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Kelsey Lu left home at 18 to study cello. Now based in New York, she has collaborated with, and contributed to albums from, many of her peers including Blood Orange, Kelela, Wet and Organized Noize.

The EP’s title comes from its unique recording process—Kelsey Lu recorded live in a single take at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with her cello, her voice and her loop pedal.

The video for "Dreams" (shown above) was directed by Alix Brown (@alixbrown).

'CHURCH' will be release July 8, 2016.