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Paul Banks Live on KEXP from CMJ

Photo Credit: Natasha Aftandilians' Flickr

Today, at 4:30pm EST / 1:30pm PST, KEXP presents a live on-air performance with Paul Banks from the CMJ Music Festival.

If you're here in NYC, you can attend this performance live from the Union Square Ballroom (27 Union Square West).
This event is 18+ and capacity is limited, so get there early!  RSVP required.

You can also listen in Seattle at 90.3 FM, or stream the session worldwide at KEXP.ORG

Paul will be playing some jams off of his forthcoming LP, Banks, which you can coincidentally listen to in its entirety right now on YouTube.

But the Banks doesn't stop there.
Tomorrow you can catch Paul live from the House of Vans for Judgement Night at CMJ.
and soon after catch him on the road ...

November 3 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 5 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
November 7 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
November 9 - Washington, DC - The Howard Theatre
November 10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
November 13 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
November 25 - Minneapolis, MN - The Varsity Theater
November 26 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada
November 27 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
November 29 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues - Courtyard
November 30 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
December 01 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
December 03 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues San Diego
December 05 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre

Pre-order Banks on the Matador Store

Paul Banks Twitter + Facebook


Friday Oct. 22- Glasser Late night at Coco 66!!

CMJ attendees...Glasser has declared war on your sleeping life. After the Tamaryn, Frankie Rose & The Outs, Light Asylum show at Coco 66 Friday night, stick around and see a special latenight set from Glasser

Glasser at CMJ - UPDATE "Mirrorage" video debuts!!

In addition to the awesome Glasser action this week at CMJ and beyond (see below), we're thrilled to unveil the new video for "Mirrorage" today (via Pitchfork), directed by the great Carlos Charlie Perez:

SURPRISE!!! Those of you who have are anxiously assembling your bzzz band schedules are going to have switch some things around. Due to some creative juking and last second changes Glasser WILL BE performing a few times over CMJ. Needless to say, we're thrilled by this twist of fate, see you at the shows!!

Thu. 10.21 Apple Store Soho In-Store, 103 Prince St. Manhattan. 7pm
Fri. 10.22 Pitchfork #Offline Festival, Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave, BK 9pm (and maybe a little surprise down the street later)
Sat  10.23 FADER Fort, Delancey + Forsyth, NYC 6pm

Glasser- Mirrorage (mp3)

Also, don't forget about these upcoming dates in November...
10/10 – Rough Trade East – London, UK (Free Entry)
10/11 – The Macbeth – London, UK (Sold Out)
10/12 – Madame Jojo’s – London, UK (White Heat)
10/13 – Le Point Emphere – Paris, FR
10/15 – ‘In The City’ Festival – NME showcase, Manchester, UK
10/16 - Internasjonalen, Oslo, NO w/Lindstrom(!!)
10/17 – Club Privat – Berlin, GE
11/3- Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour w/Teen Inc.
11/4- San Francisco @ Popscene (330 Ritch)
11/6- Portland, OR @ Holocene w/Pains of Being Pure At Heart
11/7- Seattle, WA @ Crocodile w/Beat Connection
11/9- Boston, MA @ Middle East w/Violens
11/10- Montreal, PQ @ Il Motore #
11/11- Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel #
11/12- Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room #
11/13- Chicago, IL @Lincoln Hall #
11/15- Washington D.C. @ Black Cat #
11/16- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/19- Hartford, CT @ Arch Street Tavern
11/20- Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
#= w/Twin Shadow

Matador/True Panther/4AD/Rough Trade/Sub Pop/XL/Young Turks CMJ party to dominate your Thursday night

God knows there's a bunch of fun stuff going on during the annual College Music Journal Music Marathon, but we want to make sure everyone's aware that we, along with the other Beggars Group labels -- True Panther, 4AD, Rough Trade, XL and Young Turks -- AND our buddies at Sub Pop, are going to be throwing a bit of a rager this Thursday, October 21, from 10pm to 4am. All the info is above on the flyer, and below for those of you on dial-up connections.

4AD/Matador/Rough Trade/Sub Pop/True Panther/XL/Young Turks CMJ Party

Thursday, October 21

10pm to 4am

Stanton Public (17 Stanton Street, btw. Bowery and Chrystie)

FREE, no RSVP needed

Ages 21 and up

DJ sets by Lemonade, True Panther Soundsystem, Dave Martin (Matador Records) and Gerard Cosloy (Matador Records), plus special guests (you never know who'll show up to these things)

Drinks courtesy of PBR

Giveaways from Converse

Free t-shirts from the lovely folks at I Buy Music

Don't miss it!

Cold Cave 'Death Comes Close' 12", ultra-limited edition details AND CMJ appearances


In addition to the previously announced and already-limited one-time pressing of Cold Cave's new 12" entitled 'Death Comes Close', in collaboration with Dominick Fernow of Cold Cave/Hospital Productions, Matador is set to release a different extra-limited edition of the 12"

This special version features exclusive artwork by Fernow is hand-assembled, stamped and editioned. Limited to one-hundred (100) copies, these records will make it into select stores and we'll have it available for purchase at the Matador Store on Tuesday October 20 at 3:00 PM EST - They're bound to go fast so mark your calendars and set your alarms.


If you're in New York City next week for the CMJ festivities, you can catch Cold Cave at the following venues:

Beggars Group/Matador CMJ Party, Thursday October 22

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The kid-tested, Big Bear-approved Beggars Group CMJ Party (not to be confused with the Matador/True Panther jam happening the following night) goes down Thursday, October 22 at Bowery Electric (327 Bowery) from 11pm to the wee hours of the morning, and will feature, among other things, a DJ set by the one and only Gerard Cosloy. RSVP does NOT guarantee entry so please, for the love of God, get there early so we can rage together.

Matador Street Marketing : We Can't Spell "Subtle" If You Spotted Us The "Sub"

..nor do we have any qualms about brutally exploiting the fine people willing to help us out. Photograph by Miwa Okumura.

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