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Win The Next Decade's Worth Of Matador Vinyl - IS THAT ENOUGH BANALITY FOR YOU?

Submit a playlist of your favorite Matador songs from 2010-2019 for a chance to win a copy of every vinyl album from the next decade: (Contest is U.S. only). Today is the last day to save 25% on (almost) everything at the Matador Webstore, worldwide.  (Illustration by William Stout). #banalitymeetsfinality

HÆLOS Announce North American Tour, Share 24-Hour Spotify Playlist

With a debut album due next month, HÆLOS have just announced a full North American tour in support of Full Circle, out March 18th. The band will be at SXSW (more details on those shows to come) as well as an appearance at Coachella in April.


Sunday, February 28 – Vaults Festival, London, UK
Tuesday, March 15 – Sunday, March 20 – SXSW, Austin, TX
Monday, March 28 - U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 29 - Mercury Lounge, New York
Wednesday, March 30 - Baby's All Right, New York
Friday, April 1 — Middle East - Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, April 2 — O Patro Vys, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, April 5 — The Drake, Toronto, ON
Thursday, April 7 — Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
Friday, April 8 — Collective Coffee-Prospect Cafe, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, April 9 —  7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, April 12 — Barboza, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, April 13 — Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Friday, April 15 — Coachella, Indio, CA
Tuesday, April 19 — Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, April 20 — The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 22 - Coachella, Indio, CA

The band have also put together a very impressive 24-hour Spotify playlist. Visit THIS WEBSITE to be directed to the playlist curated for the exact time of day you're listening.
Itunes: (w/ "Oracle" "Pray" Earth Not Above" and Dust all as IGTs)

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