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Out Today : Perfume Genius Live at Electric Lady Spotify Session

stream 'Perfume Genius Live At Electric Lady'

Today, in conjunction with Spotify and Electric Lady Studios, Perfume Genius  releases 'Live at Electric Lady'. The four-track EP features “Whole Life,” “Photograph,” and “On the Floor” - re-imagined versions of tracks off his most recent albums 'Ugly Season' and 'Set My Heart On Fire Immediately', as well as a cover of Radiohead’s “4 Minute Warning.”

(photos by Noel McGrath)

As part of the Live at Electric Lady series, participating artists were invited to record their own compositions as well as cover songs by artists connected to the history of the legendary recording studio, resulting in truly unique recordings that showcase each artist’s creativity and musical style. The high-quality live audio recordings are distributed exclusively on Spotify.

“Touring over the last year has been really inspiring after so long away. I am happy to have a document of the new vibrancy and rousing spirit my band brings to the live versions of our most recent albums. "4 Minute Warning" became a favorite of mine during lockdown, something I would sit and sing over and over on the piano in my room. I'm happy to be out of that room now and sharing again." - Mike Hadreas


  1. Whole Life

  2. Photograph

  3. On the Floor

  4. 4 Minute Warning (Radiohead Cover)

purchase / stream 'Ugly Season'
25% off at The Matador Store with code "AUTOMATON" thru November 22

Perfume Genius on Tour
Friday, December 9 Knockdown Center, Queens NY

Perfume Genius Online

Snail Mail - "Feeling Like I Do" b/w "Headlock" (Spotify Singles)

Snail Mail (Lindsey Jordan) has released a cover of Superdrag’s “Feeling Like I Do” and a new version of “Headlock”, one of the standouts from her critically acclaimed 2021 album ‘Valentine’, for Spotify Singles. The two-song release drops in the midst of Snail Mail’s UK tour, which tonight (Wednsday, June 29th) sees her taking the stage at London’s Kentish Town Forum.

Speaking of the two new recordings, Jordan said: "I think that the Spotify version of ‘Headlock’ is different from the original, in that the original was recorded almost two years ago, and the more I perform the song the more I think of ideas that I wish I had put into the original. This version gave me the opportunity to implement some of those ideas. It's been really cool getting to cover ‘Feeling Like I Do’ by Superdrag because I love it, and I've loved it for a while, and I was able to make it my own by singing on it".

stream "Feeling Like I Do"

1. Feeling Like I Do
2. Headlock

Purchase / Stream 'Valentine'

Snail Mail on Tour

Wednesday, June 29 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London UK +
Thursday, June 30 Chalk, Brighton UK +
Wednesday, July 6 Epicerie Moderne, Lyon FR +
July 7-9 Pohoda Festival, Trencin SK
Saturday, July 30 Fuji Rock Festival, Minamiuonuma JP
Friday, August 12 Fete Music Hall, Providence RI *
Saturday, August 13 Higher Ground, Burlington VT *
Sunday, August 14 Beak and Skiff, Syracuse NY !
Tuesday, August 16 Toad’s Place, New Haven CT *
Wednesday, August 17 The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ *
Friday, August 19 The National, Richmond VA *
Saturday, August 20, The NorVa, Norfolk VA *
Sunday, August 21 Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte NC *
Tuesday, August 23 The Beacham Theater, Orlando FL *
Wednesday, August 24 The Ritz Ybor, Tampa FL *
Friday, August 26 Saturn, Birmingham AL *
Saturday, August 27 The Mill & Mine, Knoxville TN *
Sunday, August 28 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY *
Tuesday, August 30 The Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL *
Wednesday, August 31 Majestic Theatre, Madison WI *
Friday, September 2 Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI *
Saturday, September 3 The Pageant, St. Louis MO *
Sunday, September 4 The Athenaeum Theatre, Columbus OH *
Tuesday, September 6 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI *
Wednesday, September 7 Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale PA *
Friday, September 9 The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD *
Saturday, September 24 Frantic City, Atlantic City NJ &
Monday, October 3 The Brooklyn Mirage, Brooklyn NY ^
Tuesday, October 4 HISTORY, Toronto ON ^
Sunday, October 9 The Anthem, Washington DC ^
Tuesday, October 11 The Fillmore, Charlotte NC ^
Thursday, October 13 House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista FL ^
Friday, October 14 Jannus Live, St. Petersburg FL ^
Sunday, October 16 Orpheum Theater, New Orleans LA ^
Tuesday, October 18 Uptown Theater, Kansas City MO ^
Wednesday, October 19 The Pageant, St. Louis MO ^
Friday, October 21 Old Forester's Paristown Hall, Louisville KY ^
Saturday, October 22 KEMBA Live!, Columbus OH ^
Sunday, October 23 Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL ^
Tuesday, October 25 The Fillmore, Minneapolis MN ^
Thursday, October 27 Mission Ballroom, Denver CO ^
Friday, October 28 The Complex, Salt Lake City UT ^
Sunday, October 30 Fox Theater, Oakland CA ^
Monday, October 31 The Warfield, San Francisco CA ^
Monday, November 7 The Van Buren, Phoenix AZ #
Tuesday, November 8 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas NV #
Friday, November 11 The Aztec Theatre, San Antonio TX #
Saturday, November 12 Bayou Music Center, Houston TX #
Wednesday, November 16 Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA #
Thursday, November 17 Town Ballroom, Buffalo NY #
Saturday, November 19 Roadrunner, Boston MA #

+ w/ The Goon Sax
= w/ St. Vincent
* w/ Hotline TNT & Momma
! w/ Courtney Barnett, Faye Webster, and Hana Vu
& w/ Yo La Tengo, Car Seat Headrest and more
^ w/ Turnstile, JPEGMAFIA
# w/ Turnstile, special guest

Snail Mail Online

Julien Baker - "A Dreamer's Holiday"

(photo : Alysse Gafkjen)

Today Julien Baker shares her take on the holiday classic “A Dreamer’s Holiday.” The track is out via this year’s Spotify’s Singles: Holiday Collection which includes a wide range of covers and originals, from artists across a myriad of genres.
“I chose ‘Dreamers Holiday’ because I found it incredibly unique as far as holiday songs are concerned. It’s a very understated song- both lyrically and musically; while it’s technically about a ‘holiday’, it doesn’t directly reference any specific holiday theme, it leaves the lyrics a bit more open-ended. It's the same way with the music— the chord structure is complicated but surprisingly timeless to me even though the song itself is over 70 years old. It’s the kind of song whose arrangement can be re-imagined so many times, and I love the feeling of sonic potential a single like that gives me.” - Julien Baker

stream "A Dreamer's Holiday"

stream / download "Faith Healer"
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Julien Baker Online

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

Kurt Vile - New Spotify Single, More North American Dates

(photo by Samantha Bloom)

A stripped down version of Kurt Vile's "Loading Zones" is available today as part of the Spotify Singles series along with a cover of the Rolling Stones' "No Expectations". There's some massive additions additions to Kurt & The Violators' summer touring run (including a July date in Central Park with Dinosaur Jr. and Cate Le Bon) - check the shows in bold below.

Stream/Download Bottle It In

Kurt Vile & The Violators On Tour

Wednesday, April 17 ANU, Canberra AU &
Thursday, April 18 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU
Saturday, April 20 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU
Sunday, April 21 Boogie Festival, Tallarook AU
Monday, April 22 The Forum, Melbourne AU &
Saturday, April 27 The Gov, Adelaide AU &
Sunday, April 28 Rosemount Carpark, Perth AU &
Sunday, May 26 All Points East, London UK
Monday, May 27 Aeronef, Lille FR
Tuesday, May 28 Atelier, Luxembourg LU
Thursday, May 30 This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes FR
Friday, May 31 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Sunday, June 2 Best Kept Secret, Hivarenbeek, NE
Monday, June 3 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Tuesday, June 4 Astra, Berlin DE
Thursday, June 6 Sideways Festival, Helsinki FI
Saturday, June 8 NorthSide, Aarhus DK
Monday, June 10 Mejeriet, Lund SE
Tuesday, June 11 Pustervik, Gothenburg SE
Thursday, June 13 Pipfest, Oslo NO
Friday, June 14 Mablis, Stavanger NO
Saturday, June 15 Bergenhus Festning, Bergen NO
Wednesday, June 19 Klub Proxima, Warsaw PL
Thursday, June 20 Meetfactory, Prague CZ
Friday, June 21 Kolorado Festival, Budapest, HU
Monday, June 24 Inmusic Festival, Zagreb HR
Tuesday, June 25 Magnolia, Milan IT
Wednesday, June 26 Les Docks, Lausanne CH
Friday, June 28 Rock Werchter, Werchter BE
Saturday, June 29 Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury UK
Thursday, July 18 House of Blues, Cleveland OH
Friday, July 19 Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo MI

Saturday, July 20 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday, July 21 Hartwood Acres Amphitheater, Allison Park PA (Free Show) *
Tuesday, July 23 Ottobar, Baltimore MD *
Thursday, July 25 Central Park SummerStage, New York NY * %
Friday, July 26 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT ^
Saturday, July 27 Columbus Theatre, Providence RI ^
Sunday, July 28 Pines Theatre, Northampton MA %
Tuesday, July 30 Skyloft, Albany NY
Wednesday, July 31 Town Ballroom, Buffalo NY
Thursday, August 1 Sony Centre, Toronto ON

Friday, August 2 Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, Montreal QC
Saturday, August 3 State Theatre, Portland ME
Sunday, August 4 Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth NH

Saturday, September 7 Sing Out Loud Festival, St. Augustine FL
Sunday, September 22 Bourbon and Beyond, Louisville KY

& w/ RVG
~ w/ Tropical Fuck Storm
# w/ Julia Shapiro and Lost Animal
$ w/ Jorge Elbrecht
* w/ Cate Le Bon
% w/ Dinosaur Jr.
^ w/ J. Mascis

Kurt Vile Online

Yo La Tengo - "Shades Of Blue" b/w "Time Fades Away" Spotify Single

(photo : GODLIS)

With Yo La Tengo's global touring in support of Album Of The Year candidate 'There's A Riot Going On' recommencing next Thursday (see below), a new single's available for streaming this morning exclusively via Spotify ;   a new version of 'There's A Riot...''s "Shades Of Blue", and a cover of Neil Young's 'Time Fades Away', both recorded at Spotify Studios this Spring.

stream "Shades Of Blue" b/w "Time Fades Away"

stream / purchase 'There's A Riot Going On'

Yo La Tengo on tour :

Thursday, June 28 Rocks Off Concert Cruise, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, July 12 Mad Cool Festival Madrid ES
Friday, July 13 Nos Alive Festival Oeiras PT
Saturday, August 25 Badesøen Festival, Copenhagen DK
Sunday, August 26 Sommer in Altona, Hamburg DE
Monday, August 27 Doornrosje, Nijmegen NL
Wednesday, August 29 Komedia, Brighton UK
August 30 - September 2 End of the Road Festival, Larner Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, UK
August 30 - September 2 Into The Great Wide Open Festival Vlieland NL
Sunday, September 9 OctFest, New York NY
Tuesday, September 11 Columbus Theater, Providence RI
Wednesday, September 12 Kingston BSP, Kingston NY
Thursday, September 13 The Asbury, Buffalo NY
Friday, September 14 The Majestic, Detroit MI
Saturday, September 15 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
Monday, September 17 Delmar Hall, St. Louis MO
Tuesday, September 18 The Lyric, Oxford MI
Thursday, September 20 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Friday, September 21 Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX
Saturday, September 22 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Sunday, September 23 Mohawk, Austin TX
Monday, October 8th - Umeda Club Quattro - Osaka, Japan
Tuesday, October 9th - Club Quattro - Nagoya, Japan
Wednesday, October 10th - Tsutaya O-East - Tokyo, Japan

Yo La Tengo online:

Official Site

Perfume Genius – Spotify Singles Session Out Now, Fall Tour begins 9/27 in Santa Barbara

For those who have been able to see Perfume Genius live since the release of No Shape, you might find his cover of Mary Margaret O’Hara's "Body's In Trouble" familiar. It has been known to pop up in the set from time to time. Here's what Mike Hadreas has to say about the song he has chosen to cover over and over:

I started covering this song on tour almost immediately after hearing it for the first time. I was so struck by her command and presence even though she weaves in and out of being present. Her vocal is somehow on the rhythm and completely around it, lyrics and chords are repeated throughout but there is no real center. There are brief moments where the music fully connects in a traditional way but after a few listens the most satisfying part is the song's magic formlessness. I wouldn't dare try to mimic or recapture her performance, but I tried to sing in the same wandering, mantra-like way - but taking it somewhere a little more sinister. I've lost count of how many times I use the word "body" in my songs.

My relationship with my own body is confusing and I use music to try and puzzle it out, or as rebellion against needing a form at all. Playing this cover onstage every night I use her lyric to phase in and out of both of those ideas.

The Single Session also includes "Slip Away" which was also recorded live at Spotify's Studio in NYC.


This fall is RIPE with opportunities to see the band. See below dates that include a December residency in NYC as well as a run of shows with The XX.

09/27 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl*
09/29 Inglewood, CA - The Forum*
9/30 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
10/3 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre*
10/4 Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheatre*
10/5 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
10/6 - Dallas, TX - South Side music Hall
10/8 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
10/9 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
10/10 Magna, UT - The Saltair*
10/12 Oklahoma City, OK - Criterion Theater*
10/13 - St Louis, MO - The Ready Room
10/17 Atlanta, GA - Coca Cola Roxy*
10/18 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
10/19 New Orleans, LA - Champions Square*
10/21  Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater
11/2 - Glasgow, UK - Glasgow School of Art
11/3 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
11/4 - Liverpool, UK - Stanley Theatre
11/5 - London, UK - The Roundhouse
11/6 - Brighton, UK - The Old Market
11/8 - Paris, FR - La Gaite Lyrique
11/9 -  Antwerp, BE - Trix
11/9 - 11/12 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who Festival
11/13 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan
11/17 -11/18 - Braga, PT - Gente Sentada
11/19 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
11/20 - Cologne, DE - Kulturkirche
11/22 - Munich, DE - Technikum
11/23 - Milan, IT - Linecheck Festival
11/26 - Barcelona, ES - Sala Apolo
11/27 - Madrid, ES - Joy Eslava
11/28 - Bordeaux, FR - Rockschool Barbey
11/29 - Rennes, FR – Antipode
12/10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12/11 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12/12 Brooklyn NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/13 Brooklyn NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

*With The XX

HÆLOS – Live From Spotify SXSW 2016 EP Available Today, North American Tour Begins With Lollapalooza

HAELOS Spotify SXSWHÆLOS were busy to INSANELY busy during this year's SXSW (playing over 10 shows around Austin). Spotify recorded the band at their camp during that hectic week and today it's  available for streaming.

Next week touring will pick back up in North America with Lollapalooza, Osheaga and other festivals stapled with other shows on the west coast. Full list of dates below.

July 21-24 – Secret Garden Party 2016, Huntingdon, UK
July 28-31 – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
Saturday, July 30, Double Door, Chicago, IL
Sunday, July 31 – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, August 2 – Neumos, Seattle, WA
Thursday, August 4 – Constellation Room at the Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
Friday, August 5 – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 6 – Richshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Sunday, August 7 – Outside Lands Music Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 – La Route du Rock, Saint-Malo, France
Sunday, August 14 – Summer Well Festival, Buftea, RO
Thursday, August 25 – Battersea Arts Centre, 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
October 2 - 9 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Thursday, November 10 – Heaven, London, UK

Car Seat Headrest - Live From Spotify SXSW 2016 EP Available Today

CSH Spotify SXSWAmidst Car Seat Headrest's exhaustive-just-looking-at-it schedule this past SXSW, Spotify managed to record a set at their camp and today it's available for your enjoyment. LISTEN HERE.

If you got an email from Spotify a couple weeks ago regarding a playlist contest, you're just like us and listen to Car Seat Headrest A LOT. Thank you to everyone who submitted a playlist  (you are all winners), but this playlist by Chris Palafox got to snap up some pretty great prizes.

The band are very much back on the road in North America for the rest of the summer and possibly beyond (stay tuned for more on that). Full list of dates below.

Friday, July 15 – 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
September 3-5 – Made in America Festival 2016, Philadelphia, PA
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
Tuesday, September 13 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
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
Thursday, September 23 – Pygmalion Music Festival 2016, Champaign IL
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
November 4-6 – Sound On Sound Festival, McDade TX

Algiers - Mute Studio Sessions

Algiers - Blood (Mute Studio Sessions)

stream via Spotify

"But She Was Not Flying"

"The Mute Sessions were undertaken as a way of using alternate instrumentation to accentuate different sonic and conceptual contours, which may not have been so heavily in the foreground in the album versions.
Tape manipulation, musique concrete and synthesizer programming were some of the techniques employed here."
"We endeavoured to strip a few of the songs of their machinations, as if re-sung from sheet music at the end of times to a tape loop and a broken piano."

Earlier this week, Algiers have been compiling a series of personal playlists on the band tumblr alongside photos from the past year of touring ;

"Samples Reconstructed" - Franklin James Fisher
"Autumn Leaves" - Franklin James Fisher
"Hip hop and other dystopias" - Ryan Mahan
"October Moods" - Lee Tesche

order 'Algiers' direct from the Matador Store* on LP or CD, or from one of the digital outlets below :

Google Play

(UK customers can order 'Algiers' from Resident, Piccadilly, Rough Trade or Jumbo).

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Kurt Vile - Spotify Session Available Now

Kurt Vile's exclusive session for Spotify is up today and features artwork designed by contest winner Travis Millard, the not-lucky-at-all-he-totally-earned-it victor of our contest that we're just about done telling you about. Follow Travis on Instagram at @theotherfudge . Or don't! He deserves privacy, too, as do all of you (Matador's data-mining efforts aside).

Brandi Reeves is the winner of the Kurt Vile Fall Spotify Playlist contest, but if you ask me, you're all winners.

updated tour schedule :

Friday November 6 Stockholm, Sweden - Munchenbryggeriet *
Saturday November 7 Copenhangen, Demark - Amerbio *
Monday November 9 Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof *
Tuesday November 10 Koln, Germany - Gebaeude 9 *
Wednesday November 11 Brighton, UK - Concorde 2 *
Thursday November 12 London, UK - Electric Ballroom
Friday November 13 Bristol, UK - Motion *
Sunday November 15 Dublin, EIR - Vicar Street *
Monday November 16 Glasgow, UK - ABC1 *
Tuesday November 17 Leeds, UK - Leeds Uni Stylus *
Wednesday November 18 Manchester, UK - The Ritz *
Friday November 20 Lucerne, CH - Sudpol *
Saturday November 21 Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday November 22 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo *
Monday November 23 Madrid, Spain - Penelope *
Tuesday November 24 Lisbon, Portugal - Armazem F *
Monday, December 28 – Friday January 1 – The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne, Marion Bay + New South Wales, Bryon Bay
Friday, January 8 – Sunday January 10 Busselton, Western Australia - Southbound Festival
Sunday, January 10 – Tuesday January 12 – Tauranga, New Zealand – McLaren Falls Park Music & Arts Festival

Wednesday, January 13 - Wellington, San Fran, New Zealand
Thursday, January 14 - Sherwood Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand
Friday, January 15 - Dunedin, New Zealand, Chicks Hotel
Tuesday March 8 Paris, France - Alhambra #
Wednesday March 9 Ghent, Belgium - Handelsbeurs #
Thursday March 10 London, UK - Roundhouse #
Friday March 11 Brighton, UK - All Saint’s Church #
Saturday March 12 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli #
Sunday March 13 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje #

* – with Lushes
# – with Imarhan

order 'b'lieve i'm goin down' from the following :

The Matador Store
UK orders
Kurt’s Store
Google Play


Celebrate Matador's 105th Anniversary WIth A 102 Song Playlist At Spotify

It may have escaped your attention earlier this week, what with all the column inches afforded Taylor Swift's decision to remove music from Spotify, that the last remaining American who witnessed the formation of Matador Records had either passed away or disabled their Facebook account.  With this historic occasion in mind, we've assembled a 102 song Matador playlist at Spotify that will either have you partying like it's 1889 or perhaps will provoke a huge outcry over all songs that are missing (for instance, Taylor Swift's earliest works for Matador). Write down your favorite omissions, and we'll try to get 'em cleared in time for our 110th Anniversary!


Matador's Fave October Songs at Spotify

(DISCLAIMER : the entire label staff didn't actually have a vote in this,but if you wanna make fun of someone for being into Montrose, by all means, tar all of us with the same brush if that's your game. We've been taking emotional abuse for 25 years and counting!)

(ALSO : we did this in August, too. Not that you fully appreciated it or anything)

The Young's 'Dub Egg' - Premiering Via Spotify Today, End Of An Ear Instore June 12

We're two weeks away from the release of The Young's second album and first for Matador, 'Dub Egg' (LP/CD/digital), and starting today you can preview the entire thing via the auspices of Spotify and Rolling Stone. If you're in the Austin area on June 12, The Young are playing a free show at End Of An Ear (2209 S. 1st St.) along with special guest John Wesley Coleman. Limited edition posters (silkscreened by Obsolete Industries) are being given away with purchases of 'Dub Egg' on LP and CD at End Of An Ear, Waterloo and Trailer Space.

on tour :

Friday, June 1 – Austin,TX – Beauty Ballroom (with No Age, Ceremony, Gun Outfit and Joyce Manor)
Saturday, June 9 – McAllen, TX – Simon Sez
Tuesday, June 12 -- End of An Ear Release Date In-store (with John Wesley Coleman)
Saturday, June 16 – Austin,TX – 29th Street Ballroom (with Sungod and Spray Paint) (Dub Egg Release Show)
Thursday, June 21 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
Friday, June 22 - Atlanta, GA - Club 529
Saturday, June 23 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor (with White Lung and Meat Group)
Sunday, June 24 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter (with Purling Hiss)
Monday, June 25 - Washington, DC - the Black Cat (backstage) (with Purling Hiss)
Tuesday, June 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's (with Purling Hiss)
Wednesday, June 27 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (late show) (with Purling Hiss)
Thursday, June 28 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's (with Purling Hiss)
Friday, June 29 - Brooklyn, NY - 285Kent (with Census and Nude Beach)
Saturday, June 30 - New Haven, CT - Intercambio (with Purling Hiss and Estrogen Highs)
Sunday, July 01 - Providence, RI - Dusk (with Purling Hiss)
Monday, July 02 - Boston, MA - Plough and Stars (with Purling Hiss and Saralee)
Tuesday, July 03 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
Wednesday, July 04 - Toronto, ON - Parts & Labour
Thursday, July 05 - Pittsburgh, PA - Gooski's (with Kim Phuc)
Friday, July 06 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
Saturday, July 07 - Chicago, IL - the Hideout (with Judson Claiborne)
Sunday, July 08 - Minneapolis, MN - the Triple Rock
Monday, July 09 - Fargo, ND - the Aquarium
Wednesday, July 11 - the Fun House
Thursday, July 12 - Portland, OR - the East End
Friday, July 13 - Reno, NV - Holland Project
Saturday, July 14 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go! Records (with Spray Paint and more TBA)
Sunday, July 15 - San Francisco, CA - the Hemlock
Monday, July 16 - Bakersfield, CA - Munoz Gym
Tuesday, July 17 - Los Angeles, CA - the Echo (with the Lamps and the Zig Zags)
Wednesday, July 18 - San Diego, CA - the Casbah
Thursday, July 19 - Phoenix, AZ - the Meat Market
Friday, July 20 - Las Cruces, NM - the Train Yard

Pre-order Dub Egg from the Matador Store

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