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Delorean - "Unhold" video featuring Caroline from Chairlift debuts with Nowness

Today Nowness has premiered the new video from Delorean, for the song "Unhold" from the band's new album Apar. The song, and now the video, feature appearances from Caroline Polachek of Chairlift:

Delorean: Unhold on

Delorean's North American tour beings in January:

1/24 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg
1/25 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
1/26 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
1/28 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Purgatory
1/29 - Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree
1/30 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
1/31 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
2/1 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
2/3 - El Paso, TX - Lobrow Palace
2/5 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent
2/6 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
2/7 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
2/8 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
2/9 - San Francisco - The Independent
2/10 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
2/11 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
2/14 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
2/15 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill
2/18 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
2/20 - Toronto, ON - Hoxton
2/23 - Boston, MA - Sinclair

We Love Music Industry Conventions Disguised As Music Festivals (And Vice Versa) : Matador / True Panther Artists At SXSW

I hope you'll excuse my weary tone --- it's not that I don't look forward to South By Southwest or the plethora of free, unaffiliated events (especially those that take place in glorified jello-shot emporiums masquerading as music venues for one week out of the year). It's just that I'm really pissed off someone told all of the bands below they're staying at my place.


Tue      3/12    Austin TX                   Queue Day Party         3 pm Mohawk  (w/ Delorean)
Wed    3/13    Austin TX                    Waterloo Records        12 pm (parking lot performance)
Wed    3/13    Austin TX                    Consequence of Sound  5 pm The Parish
Thu      3/14    Austin TX                    KEXP Session               12:30 pm Mellow Johnny's
Thu      3/14    Austin TX                    Thrasher/Converse  party     4 pm Scoot Inn
Fri        3/15    Austin TX                    Rolling Stone Party     2 pm La Zona Rosa
Fri        3/15    Austin TX                    Ground Control Touring,  12:15 am Mohawk*  (w/ Trash Talk, Merchandise and more)


Tue      3/12    Austin TX                    Queue Day Party         4 pm Mohawk
Tue      3/12    Austin TX                    Fader Fort                    8 pm Fader Fort
Thu      3/14    Austin TX                    Pitchfork Day Party    1:40 pm 1100 Warehouse
Thu      3/14    Austin TX                    Filter Party                  11 pm Clive Bar*
Sat       3/16    Austin TX                    True Panther     1 am Mohawk* (with Majical Cloudz, Empress Of, XXYYXX , Silent Diane and more)


Thu      3/14    Austin TX                   Spin Party                    4 pm Easy Tiger
Fri        3/15    Austin TX                   Urban Outfitters         2 pm Urban Outfitters Lot
Fri        3/15    Austin TX                   M For Montreal            9 pm Swan Dive
Sat      3/16    Austin TX                    True Panther Presents     9:30 pm Mohawk* (with Delorean, Empress Of, XXYYXX, Silent Diane  and more)


Fri       3/15   Austin TX        "Our Heart Aches For Syria" / Red Cross benefit  8 pm Long Center (w/ The Black Lips, White Lung and more)
Sat      3/16    Austin TX        Ground Control Touring  2 pm Beerland  (w/ Merchandise, Spider Bags and more)

(* - denotes an official SXSW event ; wristband or badge required for admission.  There's public admission if venues aren't at capacity SOMETIMES, but we can't guarantee it)

Delorean - Pitchfork 3D session

It's a half-session/half-3D music video vibey from Pitchfork TV. It's cool.

Please purchase Subiza if you haven't already, and do last summer all over again this summer.


Coachella stage times announced/Bands on the road - Interpol announce special Coachella set details

As announced on the official Coachella page, stage times are out now for all bands playing this weekends festival and you'll find Matador and True Panther bands well represented, without any clashes (...hopefully) too!

Additionally, Interpol have announced exciting details about their Coachella performance in collaboration with The Creators Project, David Lynch, Andi Watson, HPX and Wieden & Kennedy:

Interpol Under Surveillance

Surrounded as we are by an ever-increasing number of cameras in our daily lives, we begin to lose ownership of our own images. Anonymous technology is analyzing, categorizing and archiving our very existence.

Interpol, in collaboration with David Lynch, Andi Watson, HPX and Wieden & Kennedy present a visual juxtaposition of the seen and the unseen. As the observer becomes the observed, the performance explores the deepening layers of covert surveillance, morphing data acquisition into visual beauty and questioning the fine line between the viewer and the voyeur.

Featuring the premiere of the David Lynch animation "I Touch A Red Button Man" for the song "Lights", and utilizing real-time visual manipulation from Seattle-based HPX, the performance will be streamed live to the internet as well as to the audience at Coachella.

From here Interpol continue their tour around the southern states with School Of Seven Bells, The New Pornographers head out with the Walkmen in tow, Cold Cave join the Kills on the road, Glasser will be supporting TV On The Radio, whilst Delorean bring their broken Spanglish charm to headline shows in Chicago and Brooklyn.

The Coachella stages and times for all our acts are below, enjoy!

Cold Cave – 3pm @ Mohave Stage
Interpol – 7:25pm @ Coachella Stage

Glasser – 5:15pm @ Gobi Tent
The New Pornographers –  6:35pm @ Outdoor Theatre

Delorean – Sun, 4/17, 2pm or 3pm @ Gobi Tent

Delorean have new US Tour Dates

(photo by Francis Chung)

Well, not a lot. But those of us who got hooked on Delorean last year will take what we can get. In addition to the Coachella appearance you may have read about, Delorean will be hitting San Francisco, Chicago and New York this summer. They may have some new treats (songs, lights, dances, holographic new band members, etc.) in store. We'll just have to wait and see!

Buy Subiza HERE

Thursday, April 14 - San Francisco - Slim's Buy Tickets
Sunday, April 17 - Coachella Buy Tickets
Tuesday, April 19 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Thursday, April 21 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl

Matador Crazily Represented at Coachella 2011

Though the above poster is not entirely accurate, we can finally confirm (ie. after everyone else has already reported it) the following members of the Matador / True Panther Sounds family will be appearing at The 12th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this coming April 15-17

The New Pornographers
Cold Cave

As for the rest of the bill, well, we all have our favorites, but I'd like to issue a deep personal thank-you to the organizers for NOT BOOKING THESE DUDES.

Delorean perform "Grow" on Fuel TV's Daily Habit

Hey y'all! Delorean was on national television this week playing their new single "Grow"! First time on TV for them in the USA and first time for any True Panther artist. Amazing!! Thanks to Fuel TV's Daily Habit for having them, it looks like a great time.

Delorean continue their US tour w/Lemonade tonight in Montreal. They hit Manhattan's Bowery Ballroom on Sunday.

Fri Nov 19 – Le Belmont – Montreal, QC *
Sat Nov 20 – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA *
Sun Nov 21 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY *
Mon Nov 22 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA *
Tue Nov 23 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *
* w/Lemonade

Buy Subiza HERE

Delorean Live On Fuel TV

Catch Delorean in Europe this December

Ekhi of Delorean @ Standon Calling Festival - Photo shot by James Kendall (Flickr)

Delorean will be rounding up their US dates with Lemonade shortly and will be heading back over to tour Europe in December. They haven't played live here since their festival sets in the summer, so make the most of it and get yourself along to a show if they're playing nearby!
December 6th - Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London, UK (tickets)
December 7th - Ruby Lounge, Manchetser, UK (tickets)
December 8th - Jam, Brighton, UK (tickets)
December 9th - Ponteverda, Karma, Spain
December 10th - Santana 27, Bilbao, Spain
December 11th - El Hanger, Burgos, Spain
December 13th - Point Emphere, Paris, France
December 14th - Rotonde @ Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
December 15th - Upstairs @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
December 16th - Mondial Club, Hamburg, Germany
December 17th - Magnet (Intro Night), Berlin, Germany
Order Subiza HERE

Order Real Love single HERE

View the video for Real love below

Delorean- Real Love Video

A few months ago, when talking about the meaning behind the song "Real Love" and possible ideas for a video Ekhi said something like "Real love is being in a state of conflict against the outside world". Focus Creeps took this concept and ran with it, making a beautiful, dreamy and ultimately pretty psychedelic and creepy video for "Real Love". Enjoy!

Order Subiza HERE
Order Real Love single HERE

Tour Dates
China, Japan, Australia and Spain dates coming up check HERE
Fri Nov 5 – Hailey’s – Denton, TX *
Mon Nov 8 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ *
Wed Nov 10 – GAMH – San Francisco, CA *
Sat Nov 13 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC *
Tue Nov 16 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN *
Wed Nov 17 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL *
Thu Nov 18 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON *
Fri Nov 19 – Le Belmont – Montreal, QC *
Sat Nov 20 – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA *
Mon Nov 22 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA *
Tue Nov 23 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *
* w/

Delorean- Real Love (mp3 + tour dates)

Photo by Francis Chung

It's been a hell of a month for Delorean, since their album Subiza came out June 8th. They just capped off an amazing trip around the US/Canada with an incredible performance at the Pitchfork festival. Guess what though? Things are just getting started. We present you Real Love, the new single from Subiza PLUS a whole new round of tour dates in November with label-mates Lemonade!

Real Love, shows off Delorean's emotional and recorded textures: layers of synths and drums peppered with Ekhi's emotional and immediate vocals. It's at once exhilarating and heart-breaking. The single (available in limited hand-number 12" and DS) assembles some tremendous remixes as well.

Delorean- Real Love (mp3)

Order Real Love 12" HERE
Order Subiza and get the digital single free HERE
Get Real Love mp3s from Itunes HERE .

Single features remixes from The Field, Tiedye, Deadboy, Pional, Narcisse, ARP and an exclusive radio edit of Real Love.

Stream it all HERE

Sun Aug 29 - Jelly NYC
Thu Sept 2 - Casbah - San Diego, CA -- with Cold Cave & Abe Vigoda
Sat, Sept 4 - FYF Fest - Los Angeles, CA
Sun, Sept 5 - Bumbershoot - Seattle, WA
Fri Nov 5 - Hailey's - Denton, TX *
Mon Nov 8 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ *
Wed Nov 10 - GAMH - San Francisco, CA *
Sat Nov 13 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC *
Tue Nov 16 - 7th St. Entry - Minneapolis, MN *
Wed Nov 17 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL *
Thu Nov 18 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON *
Fri Nov 19 - Le Belmont - Montreal, QC *
Sat Nov 20 - Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA *
Mon Nov 22 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA *
Tue Nov 23 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC *
* w/Lemonade

Delorean on WNYC Soundcheck RIGHT NOW

At 2pm EST Delorean will be performing live on WNYC's Soundcheck which you can hear in your National Public Radio or on the internets HERE

This is just another leg of them traveling around the world promoting and touring behind their incredible record Subiza which came out in June and is still reaching more and more people. Look out for the album's second single, "Real Love", and some remixes in a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, Delorean's tour carries them through a sold out show in NYC, up the East Coast and finally onto the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago where we're all going to eat a bunch hot-dogs wear cubs hats and get WILD. Igor is READY

Buy Subiza HERE

Fri 07/09/10    Voyeur PhiladelphiaPA *
Sat 07/10/10    Bowery Ballroom New York, NY *$
Mon 07/12/10    Great Scott Allston, MA
Tue 07/13/10    Le Belmont Montreal, QC *
Wed 07/14/10    Wrongbar Toronto, ON *
Thu 07/15/10    Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH *
Fri 07/16/10    Empty Bottle ChicagoIL *
Sat 07/17/10    Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, IL &
* w/Glasser
$ w/Tanlines
& w/Every band ever

Delorean begins US tour TONIGHT

(photo by Ryan Muir)

Delorean are back in the States for another round of dates this month! The tour kicks off in NYC tonight and tomorrow, with a couple of sold out shows at Piano's and Glasslands. If you haven't gotten a ticket don't feel totally despondent, they're doing a couple of dj gigs (one late-night tonight and one midday tomorrow) and will be back for a series of awesome shows in July, at significantly bigger venues. DJ flyers below, tour dates way below.

Also, Mad Decent posted a great Banana Clipz remix of "Stay Close" today.Perfect Friday-afternoon Cumbia vibes. Download it HERE

Buy Subiza HERE

Fri Jun 4 NYC, NY @ Piano's w/MNDR
Sat Jun 5 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands w/Restless People, Million Young
Sun Jun 6 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey*
Tue Jun 8 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
Thu Jun 10 San Francisco, CA @Popscene*
Fri Jun 11 Los Angeles, CA @The Echo*
Sat Jul 10 NYC, NY @The Bowery Ballroom w/Tanlines, Glasser

* w/Teengirl Fantasy

Salseros freak out to Delorean

Loopy salseros and salseras get down to "Simple Graces" by Delorean.

Cold Cave "Life Magazine" remixed by Delorean

Having just returned from a triumphant European stint which landed them at the sunny Primavera Sound fest, Cold Cave brought back a remix from Barcelona's very own Delorean. This one's an online exclusive so download it here and download it now to dive into what might be the summeriest take on "Life Magazine" you're gonna hear. Keep an eye out for the Life Magazine remix EP which features versions from Arthur Baker, Optimo, Pantha Du Prince and Prurient which hits streets on June 8.

Cold Cave - Life Magazine (Delorean Remix) [160 kbps]

Thought it'd be prudent (well, True Panther HQ has been shooting glances from across the office all day) to mention that Delorean's album 'Subiza' is out now and they kick off their US tour in New York this week!

Ravers freak out to Delorean

Loopy rave dudes get down to "Endless Sunset" by Delorean.

By the way, they'll be back in the US starting next week:

Friday 06.04 New York, NY – Pianos
Saturday 06.05 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery
Sunday 06.06 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
Monday 06.07 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret
Tuesday 06.08 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Thursday 06.10 San Francisco, CA – Popscene
Friday 06.11 Los Angeles, CA – Echo

Saturday 07.10 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Monday 07.12 Allston, MA – Great Scott
Tuesday 07.13 Montreal, Quebec – Le Belmont
Wednesday 07.14 Toronto, Ontario – Wrongbar
Thursday 07.15 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Saturday 07.17 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

Delorean- GROW (Yours Truly session) + NEW Tour Dates

The wonderful folks over at Yours Truly did this sweet session with the Delorean guys in their Spanish home. They talk dubstep, their genesis, work and do an intimate and incredible version of "Grow" off of Subiza. PLUS, the guys announced another round of U.S. Tour dates. Tour dates below the video.

Order Subiza HERE
Order Delorean Subiza T-shirt (w/instant mp3 album download) HERE

The version of "Grow" captured in this video is a studied and intimate version of what the band now plays live. It must be hard to be an ambitious musician in Barcelona. Having to tear yourself away from the lure of the white beaches and narrow cobblestone streets to compose in a windowless practice space almost seems impossible!

But it's here in this video- the bare moments of composition and rehearsal, dissection of every detail that eventually adds up to an ecstatic experience imbued with emotional and musical heart. Ekhi refers to a "musical competition" that drives them to step beyond themselves, to take the time to draw from their surroundings and community to create something better than what's come before. It's amazing that Yours Truly captured the band figuring out how to perform the sounds they composed in isolation live. The video shows us the song in its most essential state- underneath the wash of synths and samplers is care and passion, deliberate and constant change. Summoning transcendence is hard spellcasting work and I've seen few people as committed to that craft in my life as Delorean. Good music breathes. YES, thank you!

Friday 06.04 New York, NY - Pianos
Saturday 06.05 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands Gallery
Sunday 06.06 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
Monday 06.07 Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret
Tuesday 06.08 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Thursday 06.10 San Francisco, CA - Popscene
Friday 06.11 Los Angeles, CA - Echo

Saturday 07-10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
07-12 Allston, MA - Great Scott
Tuesday 07-13 Montreal, Quebec - Le Belmont
07-14 Toronto, Ontario - Wrongbar
07-15 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Saturday 07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

I Streamed Delorean's Subiza and all I got was this Awesome T-Shirt

If you haven't heard Delorean's (recently BNM'd) Subiza yet, hear it now in its full glory on HERE
Pre-order from Matador Store and get instant mp3 download HERE

Also, you can buy a crisp new Delorean T-shirt that comes with an instant mp3 download of the album.

Digital music wear? MP3-Tee? Call it what you want. We wish we  could just plug headphones into this shirt and go to the beach, but for now this is the best we can do, and frankly it seems pretty good.  Order T-shirt (w/album download) HERE

Delorean now on thinkindie and L.A. this weekend

Happy (almost) record store day! You can now get Delorean's Subiza a few precious days early over at

Click HERE to pick it up.
You can also still order it from the Matador store HERE.
If you're in L.A. Saturday there are still a few tickets left for a special show w/Delorean, J.J. and Bachelorette at the Echoplex. You can get a ticket HERE.

Have a great weekend!

Delorean's Subiza now on iTunes and new tour dates

The last few weeks have been pretty amazing for Delorean. Their tour of the states, opening up for Miike Snow carries on to pretty universal affection. With that in mind we're happy to let you know that Delorean is going to be back stateside a LOT this summer. Here's just a taste for NYC'ers...much more on the way! Current tour dates, including headlining date in Seattle, at the bottom of this post.

Fri Jun 4 @Piano's New York, NY TICKETS
Sat Jun 5 @Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY
Sat Jul 17 @Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL TICKETS

Americans and Canadian's can pick up Subiza exclusively on iTunes NOW. Subiza will be available on all other digital stores worldwide on 4/20, and physically on 6/8 but for now go to iTunes and get it. Also, you can pre-order the record from the Matador Store and get an instant download as well.

iTunes HERE
Matador Store HERE

Delorean- Stay Close (mp3)

Fri 4/9 @BLUEBIRD THEATER  Denver, CO *
Sat 4/10 @URBAN LOUNGE  Salt Lake City, UT *
Mon 4/12 @COMMODORE BALLROOM Vancouver, B.C. *
Wed 4/14 @HAWTHORNE THEATER Portland, Oregon *
Thu 4/15 @THE INDEPENDENT San Francisco, CA *
Fri 4/16 @THE INDEPENDENT  San Francisco, CA *
Sat 4/17 @ECHOPLEX Los Angeles, CA w/J. J.
*= w/Miike Snow

Delorean DJ set on Radio K tonight at 9:00PM EDT/8:00PM CDT

If you party, and who among us doesn't party, then you can answer the question "do you party?" by tuning in to Do You Party?, the dance music show that graces the airwaves of Minneapolis institution Radio K. Barcelona's Delorean paid them a visit during a recent stop in the Twin Cities, and the resulting DJ set can be heard tonight at 9:00PM EDT / 8:00PM CDT. Party people in Minneapolis can listen on the usual baffling array of frequencies (104.5 FM [Minneapolis-St. Paul], 100.7 FM [St. Paul], 106.5 FM [Minneapolis] & 770 AM [Metro area]), and people who like their party a little less complicated can click here to listen online.

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