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Coming December 10 : Spoon - "Wild" 7"





Spoon have announced an independent retail exclusive this December 10 with the release of a 7” for “Wild,” a track off their forthcoming studio album, 'Lucifer On the Sofa', out February 11th, 2022. The flipside is a Dennis Bovell remix of the single. This 7” will be the only way to hear these songs this side of the year. Additionally Record Store Day is holding a contest to win one signed copy of the test pressing of this 7”. Head over to recordstoreday.com to enter.

“Wild” 7” Tracklist
A: “Wild”
B: “Wild" (Dennis Bovell Remix)

stream/download "The Hardest Cut"
presave/preorder 'Lucifer On The Sofa'

Spoon on tour :
Friday, December 31 ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin TX
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco's Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX

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Snail Mail - Rescheduled 2021-22 Tour Dates

A MESSAGE FROM SNAIL MAIL’S LINDSEY JORDAN

Lindsey here - unfortunately, with terrible news this time. I’ve been struggling with my vocal health more and more each year. I lose my voice after a couple days of singing. I went to see an ENT last week and they found massive polyps in my vocal cords (surprisingly from vocal trauma due to talking!! shocker lol) that need to be operated on to prevent permanent damage to my voice. The recovery time is three months/speech therapy and in an effort to make sure the rest of the tour can happen, I will be postponing our first US tour which was supposed to begin this week as well as our initial UK/Euro tour :(. I’m devastated to be pushing off shows even longer.  My team is working overtime to reschedule everything that we're postponing--we will have everything rescheduled imminently. Thank you so much for all the support you've given the new record so far. 

Due to the immediate need for vocal cord surgery, Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan has announced today that the 2021 US and early 2022 UK and EU tour dates will be rescheduled. The 2022 North American spring tour dates will go on as planned. All US 2021 tour dates have already been rescheduled and all purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates.

The UK and EU tour dates originally scheduled for February and March of 2022 are in the process of being rescheduled now and will be announced soon. All original tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. All 2022 North American tour dates will remain the same, kicking off on April 5 and hitting major venues across the country including Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on April 7, the Riviera Theatre in Chicago on April 14 and the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on April 27. All dates are listed below.

Snail Mail on Tour, Rescheduled Dates in Bold

Tickets are on sale now via snailmail.band.

Tuesday, April 5 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA #
Wednesday, April 6 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA #
Thursday, April 7 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY #
Friday, April 8 Royale, Boston MA #
Saturday, April 9 Club Soda, Montreal QC #
Monday, April 11 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON #
Tuesday, April 12 Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH #
Thursday, April 14 Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL #
Friday, April 15 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN #
Saturday, April 16 Liberty Hall, Lawrence KS #
Sunday, April 17 Ogden Theater, Denver CO #
Tuesday, April 19 Olympia Film Society, Olympia WA
Wednesday, April 20 Moore Theatre, Seattle WA ^
Thursday, April 21 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC ^
Friday, April 22 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR ^
Saturday, April 23 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR ^
Sunday, April 24 Fox Theater, Oakland CA ^
Wednesday, April 27 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA ^
Thursday, April 28 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA ^
Friday, April 29 The Nile, Mesa AZ ^
Saturday, April 30 Meow Wolf, Santa Fe NM ^
Monday, May 2 ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin TX ^
Tuesday, May 3 The Factory Studio, Dallas TX ^
Thursday, May 5 The Masquerade – Heaven Stage, Atlanta GA ^
Friday, May 6 The Orange Peel, Asheville NC ^
Saturday, May 7 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC ^
Sunday, May 8 Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville TN ^

Friday, August 12 Fete Music Hall
Tuesday, August 16 Toad's Place, New Haven CT
Wednesday, August 17 The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ
Friday, August 19 The National, Richmond VA
Saturday, August 20, The NorVa, Norfolk VA
Sunday, August 21 Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte NC
Tuesday, August 23 The Beacham Theater, Orlando FL
Wednesday, August 24 The Ritz Ybor, Tampa FL
Friday, August 26 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Saturday, August 27 The Mill & Mine, Knoxville TN
Sunday, August 28 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY
Tuesday, August 30 The Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL
Wednesday, August 31 Majestic Theatre, Madison WI
Friday, September 2 Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI
Saturday, September 3 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Sunday, September 4 The Athenaeum Theatre, Columbus OH
Tuesday, September 6 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Wednesday, September 7 Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale PA
Friday, September 9 The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD

# w/ Joy Again
^ w/ The Goon Sax


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The New Pornographers - "Letter From An Occupant"



Stream the three song “Letter From An Occupant” single

Stream Mass Romantic / Pre-order limited red vinyl



Out today: The New Pornographers’ Mass Romantic era three-song single “Letter From An Occupant.” Including two songs on streaming for the first time, “The End of Medicine” and Donner Party cover “When I Was A Baby.” The “Letter From An Occupant” single appears as a bonus 7” in orders of the limited red vinyl edition of Mass Romantic, out Dec 10.



The New Pornographers take Mass Romantic (and Twin Cinema!) on the road beginning next week. Link to remaining tickets and full itinerary below.



The New Pornographers on Tour (tickets)
Monday, November 29 Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock NY # *SOLD OUT*
Tuesday, November 30 Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock NY & *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday, December 1 9:30 Club, Washington DC # *SOLD OUT*
Thursday, December 2 9:30 Club, Washington DC & *SOLD OUT*
Friday, December 3 Webster Hall, New York NY # *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, December 4 Webster Hall, New York NY & *SOLD OUT*
Monday, December 6 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON #
Tuesday, December 7 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON &
Thursday, December 9 Neptune, Seattle WA # *SOLD OUT*
Friday, December 10 Neptune, Seattle WA & *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, December 11 Vogue Theater, Vancouver BC #
Sunday, December 12 Vogue Theater, Vancouver BC &

# Performing Mass Romantic in full
& Performing Twin Cinema in full
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Fucked Up - "Do All Words Can Do"





Pre-order / Stream the newly released single Do All Words Can Do

Pre-order / Stream David Comes To Life




Next month, Matador will honor the 10th anniversary of Fucked Up’s early ’10s masterwork David Comes to Life with a limited-edition lightbulb-yellow 2xLP reissue. That album –which clocks in at 78-minutes –may be as heavy a dose of genre-bursting progressive-psychedelic-hardcore punk brilliance as anybody can comfortably ingest at once.

But if we’re somehow underestimating you, there’s more. On March 25th, Fucked Up will release Do All Words Can Do, a nine-track compilation gathering David era-appropriate rarities and B-sides, all of which were previously available only on 7”.



(Pictured above: David Comes To Life 10th anniversary vinyl, out Dec 10)
The band will also tour North America (East and West Coast dates) and the UK early next year performing the album in full.

Fucked Up’s Jonah Falco, Sandy Miranda, and Josh Zucker also appear on the most recent episode of Matador's Revisionist History podcast. Joined by friend and tour-mate Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus–whose own punk rock concept album, The Monitor, also turns 10 this year–the conversation offers insight (and entertaining dirt) on the writing and recording of DCTL. Listen HERE.

Do All Words Can Do Tracklist
1. Queen of Hearts (Demo)
2. What Would You Do
3. Do All Words Can Do
4. Into the Light
5. Byrdesdale Garden City
6. What They Didn’t Know
7. The Truest Road
8. Remember Me
9. Octavio Made the Bomb

Fucked Up on Tour
Wednesday, January 19 Club Saw, Ottawa ON
Thursday, January 20 Bar Le Ritz, Montreal QC
Friday, January 21 Sinclair, Boston MA
Saturday, January 22 Brooklyn Made, Brooklyn NY
Sunday, January 23 Underground Arts, Philadelphia PA
Monday, January 24 Union Stage, Washington DC
Tuesday, January 25 Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh PA
Wednesday, January 26 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
Friday, January 28 Shelter, Detroit MI
Saturday, February 5  Great Hall, Toronto ON
Tuesday, February 16 Parish, Austin TX
Thursday, February 18 Ukranian Cultural Center, Los Angeles CA
Friday, February 19 Starline Social Club, Oakland CA
Sunday, February 21 Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Monday, February 22 Crocodile, Seattle WA
Tuesday, March 29 The Joiners, Southampton UK
Wednesday, March 30 Scala, London UK
Thursday, March 31 Metronome, Nottingham UK
Friday, April 1 Exchange, Bristol UK
Saturday, April 2 District, Liverpool UK
Sunday, April 3 Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds UK
Monday, April 4 Stereo, Glasgow UK
Tuesday, April 5 Gorilla, Manchester UK
Wednesday, April 6 Castle & Falcon, Birmingham UK
Thursday, April  7 Grand Social, Dublin IE

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Spoon - "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)"





(photo: Oliver Halfin)

Stream "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)"

Pre-order Lucifer on the Sofa / Stream "The Hardest Cut"

Spoon has shared their take on The Beatles 1967 fan club single "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" for Spotify Singles: Holiday Edition 2021. The collection marks the fifth year of Spotify Singles: Holiday and includes a wide range of covers and originals, from artists across a myriad of genres, in hopes of connecting friends and family from afar as they listen. Recorded at Jim Eno’s Public HiFi studio in Austin, frontman Britt Daniel says about the track, “Recording ‘Christmas Time (Is Here Again)’ was a group effort that pulled us away from rehearsals and quickly sent us down a turbulent path of what you might call the Christmas spirit. And it’s our song with the most band members doing vocals ever - pretty sure I’m counting four. THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS IS OVER.”

Spoon recently announced the forthcoming release of their tenth studio album, Lucifer On the Sofa, out February 11th, 2022. The album was co-produced by Spoon and Mark Rankin (Adele, Queens of the Stone Age) and features contributions from Dave Fridmann and Justin Raisen. It’s the band’s purest rock ’n roll record to date. Texas-made, it is the first set of songs that the quintet has put to tape in its hometown of Austin in more than a decade and bottles the physical thrill of a band tearing up a packed room. It’s an album of intensity and intimacy, where the music’s harshest edges feel as vivid as the directions quietly murmured into the mic on the first take.  According to frontman Britt Daniel, “It’s the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton.”

Spoon on Tour
Friday, December 31 ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin TX
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX

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