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Tonight At Bowery Ballroom : Yo La Tengo in Salute To Other Music

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.

TONIGHT & TOMORROW: Belle and Sebastian's 20th Anniversary Shows Take Place at Royal Albert Hall


It has been 20 years since Belle and Sebastian release of the beloved album Tigermilk. To celebrate with fans that have been there since the beginning and those they have picked up along the way, the band are performing the album (and other songs) TONIGHT at London's Royal Albert Hall. Set times for tonight below.

Doors 7

Teleman: 7.45-8.15

Belle & Sebastian: 8.45-10.45.

Tomorrow the band will ignite the evening showcasing If You're Feeling Sinister (and MORE).


Lucy Dacus Signs To Matador ; 'No Burden' Available Now (And Later)

Videography by Joseph McCormick and Henry Sho Kellam

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(photo by Dustin Condren)
“An uncommonly warm indie rock record. Lead guitar lines pour in like slow columns of sunlight, and Dacus' voice itself is a comforting blur.” - Brad Nelson, Pitchfork

"Hyper-aware missives from a friend whose mind is always whirling ----disarmingly open indie rock songs, with plainspoken lyrics that hit even harder thanks to her soft, sturdy alto.” - Maura Johnson, Rolling Stone

"Her songs roll over you like waves, the matter-of-fact, plaintive delivery serving as a vessel for examining where things all went wrong and how to make them right again.” - James Rettig, Stereogum

“A brave lyricist whose sensual expression of catharsis will stay with you long after you’ve finished with this record... an amazing breath of fresh air in an otherwise overwrought genre.” - Annalise Domenighini, Noisey

We're very pleased to announce the signing of Richmond, VA singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus to Matador. Lucy's debut album, the Collin Pastore produced 'No Burden', released earlier this year by Egg Hunt, is now available digitally via Matador and all the download and streaming services you'd expect ; a re-release of 'No Burden' on LP and compact disc will be in stores September 9 with preorders available starting today.

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Recorded in Nashville last autumn with guitarist/bandmate Jacob Blizard, 'No Burden' is as arresting, direct and quick-witted as any debut we've stumbled across ; that the 21 year-old Dacus' poetic chops are more than matched by a killer vocal performance (and later down the line, by a ridiculously locked-in live band) has just a bit to do with why 'No Burden' blasted thru it's first pressing in the blink of an eye. After a ton of US touring in 2016 including dates in support of Houndmouth, Kurt Vile and Julien Baker, Lucy hits the road again this summer and fall, including July dates opening for The Decemberists, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits appearances, a UK debut at the End Of The Road Festival and September shows in support of Car Seat Headrest (see below) :

Monday, July 11- Meijer Gardens Amphitheater Grand Rapids, MI*
Tuesday, July 12 - Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI*
Sunday, July 17 - Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Tuesday, July 19 - Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, July 21 - The Ballroom at the Outer Space, Hamden, CT
Tuesday, July 26 - The Basement, Columbus, OH
Wednesday, July 27 - Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
Thursday, July 28 - Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL SOLD OUT
August 4-August 6- Doe Bay Resort and Retreat, Olga, WA
Sunday, August 7 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Monday, August 8 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR ^
Wednesday, August 10 - Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 13 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Sunday, August 14- Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, August 16 - Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX
Wednesday, August 17- Three Links, Dallas, TX
Friday, August 19 - The Basement, Nashville, TN
Saturday, August 20 - The Masquerade - Purgatory, Atlanta, GA
Saturday, September 3 - End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
Tuesday, September 6 - The Old Blue Last, London, UK
Tuesday, September 13 - Ram’s Head Live - Baltimore, MD%
Saturday, September 17 - The Sinclair - Boston, MA
Sunday, September 18 - Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 - El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 - The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 - MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 - Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October, 1 - Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX

* w/ The Decemberists
^ w/ Julien Baker
% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest

Stream / Preorder 'No Burden'

Lucy Dacus online :

Coming July 8 : Car Seat Headrest's 'Teens Of Denial' On LP & CD



You've all heard the tragic tale of how the LP/CD release of Car Seat Headrest's eagerly awaited 'Teens Of Denial' has been delayed for reasons we're kinda tired of repeating. Now, we're happy to announce that the light at the end of the tunnel is not an oncoming train, but rather, a large truck carrying 2XLP and digipak CD copies of 'Teens Of Denial' that will only be destroyed if you opt to do it yourself with your bare hands. And we're very confident you won't want to do any such thing. FRIDAY JULY 8 is the day said light/truck/boxes will emerge from the darkness.

Car Seat Headrest on tour (new dates in bold) :

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 9 - 4 Knots Festival, NYC NY
Saturday, July 16 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Saturday, July 16 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL (evening show)
Sunday, July 17 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI (on sale 4-29)
Monday, July 18 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN
Friday, July 22 – Capital Hill Block Party, Seattle WA
Thursday, July 28 – Eventide Victoria, Victoria BC
Saturday, August 20 - Maha Music Festival, Omaha NE
Tuesday, August 30 - Neurolux, Boise ID
Wednesday, August 31 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Thursday, September 1 - Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September 5 - The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
Tuesday, September 6 - Proud Larry's, Oxford MS
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Thursday, September 8 - Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Friday, September 9 - Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 - Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
Monday, September 12 - The National, Richmond VA
Saturday, September 17 - The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Sunday, September 18 - Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC
Monday, September 19 - Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit, MI
September 23-35 - Midpoint Music Festival, Cleveland, OH
Sunday, September 25 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, September 27 - Majestic Theater, Madison, WI
Sunday, October 16 - Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
Friday, November 4 - Opolis, Norman, OK

Order ‘Teens Of Denial’ from the following :
The Matador Store (2XLP, CD or digital versions)
Car Seat Headrest on Spotify
Car Seat Headrest on Apple Music

Car Seat Headrest online :

Kurt Vile - In Conversation & Performing on "CBS This Morning"

If you're Kurt Vile, how do you properly follow a thrilling appearance on The Best Show? There's no precise way to answer that question, but you would not be incorrect if you said, "by joining the Violators for a couple of songs on 'CBS This Morning'. Video footage courtesy CBS.

Purchase or bask in b'lieve i'm goin down...:

Friday, June 24 – Manchester Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Saturday, June 25 – Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, UK
Tuesday,June 28 Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdamn, Netherlands
Thursday, June 30 – Columbia Theatre, Berlin, Germany
Friday, July 1 – Open'er Festival, Gdynia, Poland
Monday, July 4 – Piazza Castello, Ferrara, Italy
Tuesday, July 5 – Mojotic Festival, Sestri Levante, Italy
Friday, July 8 – Barclaycard British Summer Time, London, UK
Saturday, July 9 – Les Ardentes, Liége, Belgium
Tuesday, July 12 – Longlake Festival, Lugano, Switzerland
Thursday, July 14 – Super Bock Super Rock, Lisbon, Portugal
Saturday, July 16 – Latitude Festival, Southwold, UK
July 22-24 Wayhome Music & Arts Festival, Toronto, ONT
Sunday, July 24 – Panorama Festival, New York NY
Monday, July 25 – The NorVA, Norfolk VA
Wednesday, July 27 – Deluxe @ Old National Theatre, Indianapolis IN
Thursday, July 28 – Lollapalooza, Chicago IL
July 29-31 – Osheaga Festival, Montreal, QC, Canda
Saturday, August 6 – Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ
Sunday, August 7 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
Tuesday, August 9 – House of Blues, San Diego CA
Wednesday, August 10 – Strummers, Fresno CA
Thursday, August 11 – The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA
Friday, August 12 – Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA
Saturday, August 13 – Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA
Monday, August 15 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas NV
Tuesday, August 16 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday, August 17 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO ^
Friday, August 19 – Breese Stevens Field, Madison WI
Saturday, August 20 - Historic Halls Island, Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, August 21 – Codfish Hollow Barn, Maquoketa IA
Tuesday, August 23 – The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Wednesday, August 24 – Manchester Music Hall, Lexington KY
Friday, August 26 – Madison Theatre, Covington KY
Saturday, August 27 – Chameleon Club, Lancaster PA
Tuesday, October 11 – Shinjuku Liquid Room, Tokyo, Japan
Wednesday, October 12 – Club Quattro, Umeda, Japan

^ supporting Ryan Adams

Steve Gunn & The Outliners - In Session For Relix (UPDATE: Several Upcoming Shows Cancelled)

In the wake of this weekend's Bonnaroo appearance, our dear friends at Relix Magazine have premiered a two song session from Steve Gunn & The Outliners, "Conditions Wild" and "Night Wander", studio versions of which can found on the recently released, 'Eyes On The Lines'.

The following shows have been cancelled due to the illness of a family member.
Monday, June 13 - Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, June 14 - Rudyard's British Pub - Houston, TX
Wednesday, June 15 - The Sidewinder - Austin, TX
Thursday, June 16 - Three Links - Deep Ellum, TX - Dallas, TX
Friday, June 17 - Stickyz Rock N' Roll Chicken Shack - Little Rock, AR
Saturday, June 18 - OFF BROADWAY MUSIC VENUE - St. Louis, MO
Sunday, June 19 - The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO

"Full refunds are available through your original point of purchase.

All cancelled shows will be rescheduled at a later date with details to follow in the coming weeks." - SGhq

order 'Eyes On The Lines' from the following :


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
4. BIG BOI feat. Tommy Genesis





Perfume Genius Boiler Room x FORM Arcosanti... by brtvofficial

This session was filmed last month during the third edition of FORM Arcosanti.

The best way to keep up with Perfume Genius is to follow him on Twitter.


(photo by Dave Ma)

HÆLOS will be back stateside this July and August to play a slew of festivals in North American not limited to Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Osheaga. See all the opportunities below to catch the band live through the fall including new dates in LA and Seattle that will be on sale this Friday below.

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26 – Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK
Saturday, July 2 – PITCH Festival, Amsterdam, NL
Sunday, July 3 – Metropolis Festival, Rotterdam, NL
Tuesday, July 12 – Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, CH
Friday, July 15  – Beat-Herder, Lancashire, UK
Sunday, June 17 – Positivus, Salacgriva, LV
Saturday, July 23 – Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon, UK
Friday, June 29 – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
Saturday, June 30 – Lollapalooza Aftershow @ the Double Door, Chicago, IL*
Sunday, July 31 – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, August 2 – Neumos, Seattle, WA%
Friday, August 5 – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA%
Sunday, August 7 – Outside Lands Music Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 – La Route du Rock
Sunday, August 14 – Summer Well Festival, Buftea, RO
Thursday, August 25 – Borderless, London, UK
Friday, August 26 - Saturday, August 27 – Leeds Festivals, UK – Reading
Friday, September 9– Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK
Thursday, September 22 – U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Sunday, October 2 - Sunday, October 9 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Thursday, November 10 – Heaven, London, UK

% tickets on sale this Friday at noon local
* w/ Jack Garratt


Just a heads up for those of you at Primavera Sound in Porto this weekend commencing 9th June - 11th June, we have several members of the Matador family performing. Stages and times below. Get them in your diaries.

Friday June 10th

21:25 SAVAGES (Palco Super Bock stage)

Saturday June 11th

18:50 ALGIERS (Palco Supert Bock stage)
21:15 CAR SEAT HEADREST (Palco Pitchfork stage)


More info.

Out Today : Steve Gunn's 'Eyes On The Lines'

(photo by Victoria Stevens)

While Steve Gunn completes his most leg of European touring with a show tonight at Barcelona's Primavera Festival (taped for WFMU broadcast), today marks the official release date of the hugely acclaimed new album, 'Eyes On The Lines'. You still have a shot at the Matador Store's exclusive sew-on patch and/or album + T-shirt bundle (as shown below), so GET MOVING.

. There's a bunch of new US dates & ticket links listed below, including a few October shows supporting Dinosaur Jr.

Steve Gun on tour (new dates in BOLD)

Friday, June 3 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES
Sunday, June 5 – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes, FR|
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
Tuesday, July 26 – Woodsist Festival, Big Sur, CA
Saturday, August 6 – Catskills Back Forty Revival @ Catskills Brewery, Livingston Manor, NY
Wednesday, Sep. 21 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
Thursday, Sep. 22 – The Bartlett, Spokane, WA
Friday, Sep. 23 – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
Sat. Sep. 24 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Wed. Sep. 28 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Fri. Sep. 30 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Oct. 1 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Monday, October 3 - The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, October 4 - Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Wednesday, October 5 - Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Sunday, October 9 - Mr. Small's Theatre, Millvale, PA

6/09 w/ Cut Worms
6/11-6/30 w/ Promised Land Sound
6/26 also w/ Tim Darcy
7/09-7/15 w/ Spacin'
7/09 also w/ Nap Eyes
7/26 w/ Woods, Kevin Morby, Michael Hurley and more
8/06 w/ The Felice Brothers
9/21-10/01 w/ Nap Eyes
10/03-10/09 w/ Dinosaur Jr.
order 'Eyes On The Lines' from the following :

Primavera Sound Barcelona WFMU schedule

Algiers, Car Seat Headrest, Savages and Steve Gunn all join this year's Primavera Sound in sunny Barcelona which commenced this week. For those of you who unfortunately aren't basking in the sun watching these bands, you can listen to Car Seat Headrest and Steve Gunn's sets through the magic of the airwaves courtesy of WFMU. Times below (EDT).

Friday June 3rd

5:15pm Car Seat Headrest (EDT)

11:20pm Steve Gunn (EDT)

You can find more info here.

TODAY: Car Seat Headrest on WXPN's World Cafe

(photo by Benoit Fumery)

Time to set an alarm. A precisely 2pm EST today you will be able to tune in to hear Car Seat Headrest on WXPN's esteemed World Cafe broadcast.

Online the WXPN Philadelphia stream can be heard starting at that time at by choosing WXPN from the "Listen Live" drop-down at the top of the page.

On the radio, World Cafe can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. Fans can tune into their local affiliate station at the scheduled World Cafe broadcast time, please check local listings.


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.