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Car Seat Headrest "Snapshot" Interview on Last Call with Carson Daly

MUST WATCH. Here's a new interview with Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest which aired on TV last night. The wait for Teens Of Denial is not that much longer. It will be released May 20th.

Car Seat Headrest Online:

MORE Car Seat Headrest Tour Dates Announced

Teens Of Denial is out in less than a month (May 20th to be specific) and the upcoming Spring/Summer tour continues to fill out. A handful of dates around Pitchfork Festival have been announced. Full list of dates below, with the new additions in BOLD.

Saturday, May 21 – Rough Trade, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Monday, May 23 – Black Cat, Washington DC
Thursday, May 28 - London Calling, Amsterdam (NL)
Friday, May 29 – Big Next, Gent (B)
Monday, May 30 – L’Espace B, Paris
Tuesday, May 31 – Le Sonic, Lyon
Thursday, June 2 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona (ES)
Friday, June 3 – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes (F)
Saturday, June 4 – Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival, Düdingen (CH)
Monday, June 6 – Beaches Brew, Ravenna (IT)
Friday, June 10 – Paraque de Cidade, Porto, PT
Wednesday, June 8 – Le Saint des Seins, Toulouse
Thursday, June 9 – Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux
Saturday, June 11 – Primavera Sound, Porto (PT)
Tuesday, June 14 – Privatclub, Berlin (D)
Friday, June 17 - Beanpole, Dresden (D)
Saturday, June 18 – Molotow, Hamburg (D)
Monday, June 20 – The Hope, Brighton (UK)
Tuesday, June 21 – 100 Club, London (UK)
Wednesday, June 22 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
Thursday, June 23 – Broadcast, Glasgow (UK)
Sunday, June 26 – Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen (NL)
Tuesday, June 28 – Mejeriet, Lund (SE)
Wednesday, June 29 – Debaser Strand, Stockholm (SE)
Thursday, June 30 – Pustervik , Göteborg (SE)
Saturday, July 16 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Saturday, July 16 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL (on sale now)
Sunday, July 17  – Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI (on sale 4-29)
Monday, July 18 – Triple Rock Social Club,  Minneapolis, MN (on sale now)
Friday, July 22 – Capital Hill Block Party, Seattle WA
Thursday, July 28 – Eventide Victoria, Victoria BC

Preorder ‘Teens Of Denial’ from the following :
The Matador Store
Car Seat Headrest on Spotify
Car Seat Headrest on Apple Music

Car Seat Headrest online :

New Steve Gunn Tour Dates Announced

Steve Gunn and his band are going to be very busy with touring the next several months. There are a handful of NEW dates that were announced earlier today. You can see them below in BOLD.

Don't tell anyone I told you, but there is new music from Eyes On The Lines on the way... The album is out June 3rd.


Friday, April 8 – Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair, NJ
Thursday, June 9 – Northside Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, June 11 – Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
Monday, June 13 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, June 14 – Rudyard’s, Houston, TX
Wednesday, June 15 – The Sidewinder, Austin, TX
Thursday, June 16 – Three Links Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX
Friday, June 17 – Stickyz Rock'n'Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock, AR
Saturday, June 18 – Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
Sunday, June 19 – The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
Monday, June 20 – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, June 21 – Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, June 23 – Schubas, Chicago, IL
Friday, June 24 – Marble Bar, Detroit, MI
Saturday, June 25 – The Great Hall, Toronto, ON
Sunday, June 26 – La Vitrola, Montreal, Canada
Tuesday, June 28 – 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH
Wednesday, June 29 – Great Scott, Boston, MA
Thursday, June 30 – Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Saturday, July 9 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, July 10 – Black Cat, Washington, DC
Monday, July 11 – The Southern, Charlottesville, VA
Tuesday, July 12 – Kings, Raleigh, NC
Wednesday, July 13 – The Mothlight, Asheville, NC
Thursday, July 14 – Exit/In, Nashville, TN
Friday, July 15 – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
Saturday, July 16 – Sloss Music & Arts Festival, Birmingham, AL
Sunday, July 17 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY


Thursday, April 21 – The Lexington, London, UK
Wednesday, May 18 – Le Batofar, Paris, FR
Thursday, May 19 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, BE
Friday, May 20 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, NL
Saturday, May 21 – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, DE
Sunday, May 22 – Loppen, Copenhagen, DK
Monday, May 23 – Molotow, Hamburg, DE
Tuesday, May 24 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, DE
Wednesday, May 25 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, DE
Thursday, May 26 – Sudpol, Kriens, CH
Friday, May 27 – Le Sonic, Lyon, FR
Saturdat, May 28 – Le Phare, Limoges, FR
Sunday, May 29 – Psilocybenea, Hondarribia, ES
Monday, May 30 – gnration, Braga, PT
Tuesday, May 31 – ZDB, Lisboa, PT
Wednesday, June 1 – Berlin Cafe, Madrid, ES
Thursday, June 2 – Loco Club, Valencia, ES
Friday, June 3 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES
Sunday, June 5 – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes, FR

This Afternoon : SAVAGES on "Ellen"

(photo by Tim)

Those of us who are long in the tooth can remember when a young Ellen DeGeneres was entrusted with propping up the career of contemporary art's 2nd most prominent mercury poisoning victim (Graham Parker being the first), Jeremy Piven. Of course, Ellen's come an incredibly long way since then, fighting off a strong challenge from Matador office favorite, "Hot Bench", to become the modern day ruler of daytime television. Tuesday marks yet another highlight in Ellen's afternoon tenure when she welcomes Savages to her syndicated chat show, along with crowd-pleasing star of "Joe Dirt" and "Joe Dirt 2", David Spade. The program airs at 4pm eastern, but please check your local listings because we cannot be expected to learn the names of every regional broadcaster. In New York, that's Channel 4 (WNBC), in Los Angeles Channel 4 (KNBC). Hey, if you live in flyover country, at least the gas is cheaper.

ADDENDUM : local listings / airtimes for "Ellen"

Savages on tour :

April 19 - The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
April 20 - Fox Theater, Pomona, CA (with Death Grips)
April 22 - Coachella, Indio, CA
April 24 - Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, MX
May, 14 – Exit In, Nashville, TN
May, 15 - Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH
May, 17 - Mr Small’s Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
May, 18 - Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
May, 20 - High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
May, 21 - Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
May, 22 - WECC, Winnipeg, Canada
May, 24 - Commonwealth Bar & Stage, Calgary Canada
May, 25 - Starlite Room, Edmonton, Canada
May, 27 - Imperial Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
May, 28 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
June 1-5 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ESP SOLD OUT
June 24-26 - Down The Rabbit Hole Festival, Ewijk, The Netherlands
June 29-July 2, Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

order ' Adore Life' from the following "

The Matador Store
Google Play

Savages online :

TONIGHT - Algiers at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Burn To Shine Screening


(photo: Immersive Atlanta)

Tickets are still available for tonight's screening of the film Burn To Shine, which will be accompanied by a performance from Algiers and Savak (members of Obits, Edsel, The Make-Up, NOU). Immersive Atlanta interviewed Lee Tesche if you'd like to read up more on the making of film. The trailer can be watched here.


Saturday, April 16 - Coachella (Empire Polo Field), Indio CA
Monday, April 18 - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, April 23 - Coachella (Empire Polo Field), Indio CA
Friday, May 27 - Headrow House, Leeds, United Kingdom
Sunday, May 29 - The Haunt, Brighton, United Kingdom
Monday, May 30 - 100 Club, London, United Kingdom
Thursday, June 2 - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
Saturday, June 4 - This Is Not  A Love Song Festival, Nimes, France
Sunday, June 5 - Maifeld Derby Festival, Mannheim, Germany
Tuesday, June 7 - Bogen F, Zurich, Swizerland
Wednesday, June 8 - Le Romandie, Lausanna, Switzerland
Saturday June 11 - Primavera Porto, Porto, Portugal
July 22 - Panorama Festival, New York NY
*w/ Savages


If you're in the Dallas area and tried to get tickets to this Saturday's show at Granada and were bummed to see that it's sold out, I have some good news...

Kurt will be performing solo on Record Store at at Dallas' Good Records. If you don't know when Record Store Day is, it's this Saturday, April 16th. Flyer with more details below. Kurt's on at 3pm, local.