(director : Ian Cone)
(photo : Christian Högstedt)
Today, Algiers release "Void", the second track, from the forthcoming album 'There Is No Year' , following Tuesday's premiere via the Adult Swim Singles Club. The song is also available as a flexi-disc as part of the vinyl edition of 'There Is No Year', out January 17
stream / download "Void"
preorder 'There Is No Year'
To mark the release of 'There Is No Year', Algiers will perform in several U.S. record stores including Atlanta’s Criminal Records, Philadelphia’s Repo and Brooklyn’s Rough Trade in mid January. See below and visit algierstheband.com/instoretour for further details. In February, the band will kick off a European tour, returning stateside in March.
Algiers on tour (new dates in bold):
Thursday, February 6 YES, Manchester UK
Friday, February 7 Stereo, Glasgow UK
Saturday, February 8 Whelans, Dublin IE
Monday, February 10 Brudenell, Leeds UK
Wednesday, February 12 Botanique Rotonde, Brussels BE
Thursday, February 13 Paradiso Upstairs, Amsterdam NE
Friday, February 14 Club Volta, Cologne DE
Saturday, February 15 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Monday, February 17 Zoom, Frankfurt DE
Tuesday, February 18 Beatpol, Dresden DE
Thursday, February 20 Hybrydy, Warsaw PO
Friday, February 21 Lucerna Music Bar, Prague CZ
Saturday, February 22 Flex, Vienna AU
Monday, February 24 Strom, Munich DE
Wednesday, February 26 Monk, Rome IT
Thursday, February 27 Ohibo, Milan IT
Saturday, February 29 La 3 Razzmatazz, Barcelona ES
Sunday, March 1 Cafe Berlin, Madrid ES
Tuesday, March 3 Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux FR
Wednesday, March 4 Stereolux, Nantes FR
Thursday, March 5 La Maroquinerie, Paris FR
Wednesday, March 11 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, March 12 Black Cat, Washington DC
Friday, March 13 Mothlight, Asheville NC
Saturday, March 14 529, Atlanta GA
Friday, March 20 Club Congress, Tucson AZ
Saturday, March 21 Casbah, San Diego CA
Tuesday, March 24 The Echo, Los Angeles CA
Wednesday, March 25 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Saturday, March 28 Polaris Hall, Portland OR
Sunday, March 29 The Crocodile, Seattle WA
Wednesday, April 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN
Thursday, April 2 Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI
Friday, April 3 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Saturday, April 4 Rumba Club, Columbus OH
Sunday, April 5 Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit MI
Monday, April 6 The Baby G, Toronto ON
Tuesday, April 7 Bar Le Ritz, Montreal QC
Thursday, April 9 Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY
Tuesday, April 21 Knust, Hamburg DE
Friday, April 24 Nalen Klubb, Stockholm SE
Saturday, April 25 Mejeriet, Lund SE
Monday, April 27 Lido, Berlin DE
Wednesday, April 29 Morze, St. Petersberg RU
Thursday, April 30 Aglomerat, Moscow RU
Sunday, May 3rd ISC, Bern CH
Monday, May 4th Bogen F, Zurich CH
Algiers Online :
There Is No Year
Car Seat Headrest announced today they will visit Amoeba Hollywood and Easy Street Records in Seattle during the week of Twin Fantasy's release for in-store performances and to sign the new LPs.
Find additional info for each of the events here:
Wednesday, February 14th - Amoeba Hollywood
Friday, February 16th - Easy Street Records
Pre-order ‘Twin Fantasy’ Here
Upcoming Tour Dates
Tuesday, February 13, Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles, CA *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, February 24 Sydney City Limits Fest Sydney AU
Sunday, February 25 Rosemount Perth AU
Wednesday, February 28 Croxton Melbourne AU
Thursday, March 1 The Triffid Brisbane AU
Saturday, March 3 Auckland City Limits Auckland AU
Friday, April 6 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
Sunday, April 8 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Tuesday, April 10 Top Hat Missoula, MT
Wednesday, April 11 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
Thursday, April 12 Real Art Tacoma, WA
Friday, April 13 Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA
Saturday, April 14 Capitol Theater Olympia, WA
Wednesday, May 16 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Friday, May 18 O2 ABC Glasgow, UK
Saturday, May 19 Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool, UK
Monday, May 21 Junction 2 Cambridge UK
Tuesday, May 22 SWX Bristol, UK
Wednesday, May 23 Roundhouse London, UK
Friday, May 25 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Saturday, May 26 Le Trabendo Paris, France
Monday, May 28 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, May 29 Kantine Koln, Germany
Wednesday, May 30 Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, May 31 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany
Saturday, June 2, Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
Car Seat Headrest online -
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile : KCRW Session Today, Amoeba Hollywood Instore Thursday 'Sea Lice By The Seaside' Webcast Next Monday,
We're a few days away from the release of Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile's hotly anticipated collaboration album, 'Lotta Sea Lice' and as you'd expect, they're an insane amount of activity surrounding this momentous event. After a Sunday afternoon set at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival the duo visit KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live broadcast starting at 11:15am pacific time TODAY. Thursday, there's a free show at Hollywood's Amoeba Records, who've somehow managed to obtain copies of 'Lotta Sea Lice' one day early. And on Monday afternoon, there's a Pitchfork Live webcast taking place from what's said to be Jimmy Page's former Malibu residence (this seems suspicious as we had it good authority he took his holidays in Cliftwood, NJ...or maybe that was Southside Johnny. Hard to remember sometimes)
Wednesday, October 11 – House Of Blues, San Diego, CA
Saturday, October 14 – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 15 – Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, October 18 – Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
Friday, October 20 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
Saturday, October 21 – Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 22 – The Showbox, Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 25 – Palace Theatre, St. Paul, MN (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, October 26 – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Friday, October 27 – Rockerfeller Chapel, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 28 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 30 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
Tuesday, October 31 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, November 1 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, November 3 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
Saturday, November 4 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Monday, November 6 – Loew's Jersey Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
Thursday, November 9 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Friday, November 10 – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX
Saturday, November 11 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, TX (SOLD OUT)
This past Thursday night on CBS' "The Late Late Show With James Corden", Spoon debuted "I Ain't The One" from the forthcoming 'Hot Thoughts'. There were also appearances by John Goodman, a sloth and Chris Lombardi, not necessarily in that order, but we are only allowed to share a clip of the Spoon appearance (above).
Tonight at Rough Trade NYC, (64 N. 9th Street), you can pre-order the clear vinyl version of 'Hot Thoughts' and listen to the full album 4 days early in the comfort of the SONOS Listening Room. There's artwork on display by Christine Messersmith, free snacks, and a chance to win other, as yet unspecified prizes (which is not to say the snacks aren't going to be overwhelming)
Stream or preorder 'Hot Thoughts' (digital preorders receive "Can I Sit Next To You" and "Hot Thoughts" instantly)
As you've probably read elsewhere, West 4th Street's much beloved Other Music closed this past weekend after two decades of passionate curation/musical evangelism. Others have done far better than I in eulogizing this store and what it brought to New York City (and beyond) but suffice to say OM played an outsized role in the trajectory of more than a few Matador artists (see above). Consider this a belated thanks to Other Music's staff, ownership and patrons for their respective roles in making the planet a more interesting place.
Tonight at Bowery Ballroom, Yo La Tengo --- no strangers to Other Music --- are participating in Other Music Forever, alongside Julianna Barwick, Bill Callahan, Frankie Cosmos, Helado Negro, Menahan Street Band, Psychic Ills, Matana Roberts, The Tallest Man On Earth, Sharon Van Etten, and John Zorn’s SIMULACRUM. Tickets are sold out, however there's still some action on Stubhub as of this writing.
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN ANNOUNCE MANY NEW TOUR DATES AROUND COACHELLA INCLUDING SEVERAL WITH PERFUME GENIUS, AMOEBA MUSIC HOLLYWOOD SIGNING JANUARY 20
(photo by @bellesglasgow)
For those who have not already heard and have since been enjoying, Belle and Sebastian's new album 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance' is streaming in full on many corners of the internet. NPR First Listen & Amazon are hosting in the US, NME in the UK, MagicRPM in France, DeMorgen in Belgium, Rolling Stone in Italy, Exclaim in Canada and many other media outlets. If you check in with the band's Facebook page to find a geographically suited way to enjoy the streaming the album until it's official release next week.
This afternoon, MANY MANY new tour dates have been announced around Coachella and not around Coachella this spring, including several in California with Perfume Genius. Pre-sale begins tomorrow at 10am local.
Reminder for those in the Los Angeles area, the band will be doing a singing at Amoeba Hollywood on January 20st at 3pm. More details here.
amazon CD (signed, US Only): http://mata.do/1AFRgAI
matador store: http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
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
Saturday, February 14 - The Gathering - Fort Canning, Singapore
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*
Wednesday April 1-Massey Hall, Toronto ONT*
Thursday April 2 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI*
Friday April 3 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, April 4 – Overture Hall, Madison WI *
Tuesday, April, 7 - Paramount Ballroom, Seattle WA #
Wednesday, April, 8 - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC #
Thursday, April, 9 - Roseland, Portland OR #
Saturday, April, 11 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio CA
Sunday, April, 12 - Greek Theatre, Berkley CA %#
Tuesday, April, 14 - Mondavi Center, Davis CA #
Friday, April, 17 - The North Park Theatre, San Diego CA#
Saturday, April, 18 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio CA
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 (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 – 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)
Sunday May 24 – Sound City, Liverpool, England
Tuesday, June 9 – Tower Theater, Upper Darby PA
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday, June, 11 – Echostage, Washington DC
Sunday, June, 14 - LC Amphitheatre Pavilion, Columbus OH
Wednesday, June, 17 - Red Rocks, Morrison CO^
Thursday, June, 18 - Uptown Theater, Kansas City MO
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland
% with Real Estate
Firstly, just a reminder that Wig Out At Jagbags is currently streaming in full on Amazon. Listen up and love it here.
Secondly, on Monday, January 6th, 2014 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Interested in attending? Enter here for a chance to win seats on the band bench and an opportunity to surround the stage during Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks’ performance. Please make sure you include the following band code: SMJ, in your entry form.
Thirdly, if you didn't win the Other Music private in-store contest fear not. The band will also be playing an in-store at Generation Records in NYC on Tuesday, January 7 at 8pm. Come by and ring in the release of Wig Out At Jagbags. All you gotta do to get in is pick up the record at Generation on Jan 7. First come, first served. More details on the below flyer.
Synchronize your Malkmus/Jicks watches:
NOW - Wig Out At Jagbags streaming in full on Amazon.
Monday Jan 6 - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon performance. Win a chance to attend here.
Tuesday Jan 7 - Generation Records in-store performance.
Thursday Jan 9 - Other Music private in-store for contest winners. Winners announced here.
And hey now, there's a good chance we'll have even more Malkmus & The Jicks fun stuff to announce in the coming days. Just keep it here for more...
Pre-order Wig Out At Jagbags on the Matador Store.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on:
So on Wednesday December 11 at 5pm, head on over to 1855 Haight Street and get yourself schooled by a true master of his trade. And make sure you grab a copy of the new album Last Night On Earth.
And Be Sure Catch Lee And The Dust On Tour Now
Fri Dec 06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Sat Dec 07 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Sun Dec 08 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Tue Dec 10 – San Jose, CA – The Blank Club
Wed Dec 11 - San Francisco - Amoeba Music Free All Ages Guitar Clinic
Wed Dec 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Fri Dec 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Sat Dec 14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
Wed Jan 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
Thurs Jan 9 - Hamden, CT - Spaceland Ballroom
Fri Jan 10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sat Jan 11 – Brooklyn NY – The Bell House
Sat Jan 25 - Atlanta, GA - Red Bull Sound Select
OK, we missed Black Friday by a few days, but if that means ONE LESS TRAMPLING this holiday shopping season, it was totally worth it. On December 3, we're releasing a limited edition, one-time pressing of a $5.99 list LP , 'It's Been A Business Doing Pleasure With You', featuring 9 songs from (most of) our 2013 releases. In addition to album tracks from Chelsea Light Moving, Majical Cloudz, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, Iceage and Kurt Vile, there's a live version of Queens of the Stone Age performing "If I Had A Tail" at the 2013 iTunes Festival (Roundhouse, London), Savages' "City's Full" from last summer's KEXP session, and Yo La Tengo performing "Before We Run" in those same KEXP studios.
We don't have any copies for mail order, sadly, but hopefully you'll find one at your favorite record store after they're done sweeping up all the broken glass, blood, etc. from Black Friday. If you prefer, you can order a digital version of the comp. right now at the Matador Store.
Hey people of LA, after rocking New York, King Krule + the band are on their way towards you now. A few nights ago, they played to a sold out Bowery Ballroom and the night before a free all ages secret show at Alife in the Lower East Side.
The two LA shows, both at the Echo on the 17th and 18th sold out within a couple of days. To show gratitude and respect to the folks left out in the cold (including the 18 and unders) Archy is continuing his run of free all ages shows with a show at Space15Twenty THIS SATURDAY September 14. The show will start promptly at 2pm.
To help us keep attendance sensible you can purchase a copy of the record at Amoeba Hollywood starting THIS FRIDAY or at Space 15Twenty and get two wristbands to get into the show. If you’ve already bought the album, buy one for a friend, and take him/her out to the show while you’re at it.
Saturday 9/14 King Krule Live at Space15Twenty (1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles) 2pm
Buy The Album at Amoeba Hollywood starting this Friday September 13 or Space 15Twenty for Two Wristbands Guaranteeing Admission
And while you're there, be absolutely fucking sure that you pick up a copy of the reissue of "one of the best rock albums of all time."
You'll probably be treated to at least one version of " Submerge"
Kurt Vile & The Violators On Tour:
Wednesday, July 17 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle #
Thursday, July 18 – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle #
Friday, July 19 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre #
Saturday, July 20 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
Saturday, July 27 – Edmonton, AB – Interstellar Rodeo
Sunday, July 28 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Music Festival
Friday, August 02 – Sunday, August 4 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
Monday, August 05 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Tuesday, August 06 – Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market
Friday, August 09 – Fresno, CA – Audie’s Olympic
Saturday, August 10 – San Miguel, CA – The Ranch in San Miguel
Sunday, August 11 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
Tuesday, August 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Thursday, August 15 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Cafe
Friday, August 16 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
Saturday, August 17 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
Monday, August 19 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Tuesday, August 20 – Austin, TX – Mohawk (Outside)
Friday, August 23 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister
Saturday, August 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Sunday, August 25 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
Wednesday, August 28 – Philadelphia, PA – City Hall Concert Series
Thursday, September 05 – Saturday, September 07 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
Wednesday, September 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol Sound Series @ Carnegie Music Hall
Thursday, September 26 – Cincinatti, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
Friday, September 27 – Urbana, IL – Pygmalian Music Festival
Saturday, October 12 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Music Festival
Friday, October 25 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 !
Saturday, October 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer !
Sunday, October 27 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar !
Tuesday, October 29 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt !
Thursday, October 31 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits !
Saturday, November 2 – Orlando, FL – The Social !
Sunday, November 3 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder !
Tuesday, November 5 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s !
Wednesday, November 6 – Houston, TX – Walter’s !
Monday, November 11 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s !
Tuesday, November 12 – Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia !
# = Swirlies support
! = Beach Fossils support
Wakin On A Pretty Daze on the Matador Store
It's a very specific filing, but this is a very specific event. KV just announced a free, all-ages solo acoustic instore at Music City institution Grimey's.
Check him out when you're wondering, "What am I gonna do today?" on Sunday.
And after this jawn wraps, be sure to catch Mr. Vile and his Violators at the Mercy Lounge that evening.
Well lucky you, out west-ers because in a few short weeks, Majical Cloudz are taking their intimate show to one of the most intimate settings of all; the free all-ages instore.
The band will be hitting four of our favorite California independent retailers on their way up the coast from San Diego to Santa Rosa. Details below.
In the meantime, check out this new video for 'Bugs Don't Buzz.'
Majical Cloudz West Coast Instore Tour
Sunday July 21
915 W Washington
Monday July 22
1816 W Sunset Blvd
Tuesday July 23
235 Yale Ave
Wednesday July 24
1055 Valencia St
Thursday July 25
The Last Record Store
1899 Mendocino Ave
Video courtesy NorthernTransmisisons.com and the good folks at Zulu Records. I am 100% certain no diss of the Pointed Sticks was intended.
That's right. You can check out Queens Of The Stone Age's guitar moves with 199 or so other people in a fucking record store in Jersey.
All you have to do is preorder ...Like Clockwork over at Vintage Vinyl starting NOW and get a wristband for entry to the instore (while supplies last). Of course the capacity is EXTREMELY limited to get your asses over there RIGHT FUCKING NOW to get a wristband with your copy of ...Like Clockwork. They probably won't last very long*.
And if you haven't listened to ...Like Clockwork yet, well, what the hell is wrong with you. Stream it NOW.
*They definitely won't last very long.
But if you don't live in the Live Music Capital you should still check out the band on their lengthy tour, on which the band is playing an absolutely stunning two-part set.
...or, if you prefer, 8 more days to find great records in real record stores before you risk being trampled to death in a Furby-esque frenzy. Naturally, we think the above LP is worth the hassle.
Dig it. And be sure to dig their record NOW. And then buy it as soon as you can. And let it destroy you.
Sat-Mar-02 Hoboken, NJ Maxwells
Mon-Mar-04 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
Tue-Mar-05 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle
Wed-Mar-06 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
Thu-Mar-07 Savannah, GA Savannah Stopover
Fri-Mar-08 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Sun-Mar-10 Denton, TX 35 Denton
Tue-Mar-19 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
Wed-Mar-20 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Fri-Mar-22 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Sat-Mar-23 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
Wed-Mar-27 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Fri-Mar-29 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Sat-Mar-30 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Sun-Mar-31 Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace
Tue-Apr-02 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Wed-Apr-03 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Thu-Apr-04 Washington, DC Black Cat
Fri-Apr-05 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Sun-Apr-07 Boston, MA The Sinclair
Talk Normal Supports 3/2-3/8
Merchandise also supports 3/8
Grass Widow supports 3/19-3/23
CAVE supports 3/27-3/30