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Mike Haliechuk of Fucked Up on eating (despite being a vegetarian)

The great Mike Haliechuk, guitarist and and main songwriter / conceptualist of Fucked Up, holds forth on Eater about his fave New York restaurants.

If you want to read more about his experiences at Per Se, Chez Panisse, Del Posto and the hidden secrets of San Sebastian and Toronto,


And if you don't, what are you doing on the Matablog anyway? You obviously belong elsewhere.

Fucked Up NYC David Comes To Life show sold out... but they've added a second show

Fucked Up's first-ever performance of David Comes To Life in its entirety is SOLD OUT. That's at Le Poisson Rouge, on Monday, November 14, and the band will be playing in the round.

They have now added a second show on Tuesday, November 15 at Warsaw in Brooklyn, playing David Comes To Life - but not, sadly, in the round - not available there. However, Titus Andronicus will be supporting at both shows.

Buy David Comes To Life
Looking For Gold
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Fucked Up perform David Comes To Life in its entirety (and in the round) in New York, November 14

On Monday, November 14 in New York, for the first time ever, Fucked Up will be performing their critically acclaimed album DAVID COMES TO LIFE in its entirety. This will be the inaugural live performance for many of the 18 songs. In addition, the band will be performing in the round. As if that's not enough, Titus Andronicus will be opening.

The event happens at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan. Buy tickets here.

Buy the album.

Looking For Gold
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Came in the mail today

Fairport Convention live in 1970

Also watch Matthews Southern Comfort cover "My Front Pages" from the same show:

Announcing Glasser "Ring" out Sept 28

Great news today, after over a year of hard work, envisioning, recording, and arranging her debut album, we are honored to announce Glasser's Ring will be released September 28, 2010 on True Panther Sounds. Sonically, lyrically and conceptually Ring is a tremendous leap for Glasser and honestly, a brave new world for us as a label. Just EPIC.

Pre-order the album and get an instant mp3 download of album-track "Home" available exclusively here. Hear a little snippet of the track below.

Glasser is the one-woman orchestra of Cameron Mesirow. Her debut album, Ring, is a singular work. It moves like the wake of a small boat in a still lake: each song its own, but leading to, and becoming, the next. In doing so it builds on the tradition of classic albums like Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, and R. Kelly’s Trapped In the Closet song-cycle: albums that as a whole create stories that are bigger than the sum of their individual songs.

Glasser entered our world in 2009 with her debut EP, Apply. Her intimate, luxurious music struck us as MASSIVE, despite being made by Cameron, alone and in airplanes and shoe stores, on Garage Band. It also drew the attention of Ariel Rechshaid (Cass Mccombs, Foreign Born, We Are Scientists) and Van Rivers and the Subliminal Kid (Fever Ray, Blonde Redhead) who worked together with Cameron to re-imagine her musical arrangements, incorporating organic instrumentation like strings, woodwinds, bass, and a wide array of percussion into her once-sparse recordings. Her simple, minimal melodies and rapturous vocals are perfectly complimented by the album’s maximalist arrangements. The voice becomes a focal instrument, delivers abstract stories and sounds that drench the music in emotion without resorting to narrative clichés. It is a wonderful and fully realized accomplishment, an introduction and immersion in Glasser's world that we're sure people will want to be a part of for a long time to come.

Pre-order the CD version and receive it in a limited edition fold-out gift box designed by Tauba Auerbach. (ltd to 500)
Pre-order the LP version and get one of the 500 numbered clear-vinyl copies. (ltd to 500)

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