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    January 19th, 2017 at 6:24 am
    SG-solo-EUCurrently on tour with Lee Ranaldo & Meg Baird stateside, Steve Gunn is never shy to announce even more tour dates. There is a big batch of new shows that were announced this morning across the UK and Europe. All ticket links can be found HERE. Even more shows for this new tour are in the works, so don't fret if you don't see a show close to you below.

    Monday, April 3 – St John Church, London, UK
    Tuesday, April 4 – Louisiana,  Bristol, UK
    Wednesday, April 5 – Holy Trinity – Leeds, UK
    Thursday, April 6 – Glee Club, Birmingham, UK
    Friday, April 7 – Unitarian Church,
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  • Coming March 17 : Spoon's 'Hot Thoughts'

    January 17th, 2017 at 10:10 am
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    (photo by Zackery Michael)
    Perhaps it would be unfair to call this the most poorly kept secret in recent memory,  but it's certainly in the top ten.  On March 17, we'll releasing the 9th and latest album from Spoon, 'Hot Thoughts'  in all territories.
    ’Hot Thoughts’’ is the bravest, most sonically inventive work of Spoon’s career. With all due respect to earlier efforts that have made the quintet both critically acclaimed and a commercial contender, preconceptions about this band are about to be obliterated. That’s not to say ‘Hot Thoughts’ doesn’t have a requisite supply of inf… Read more

    January 13th, 2017 at 11:49 am by Gerard
    (photo : Scott Marshall)
    We can't rightfully call it "decades in the making". After all, the 'Cockfighters' EP has only been at the pressing plant a few months, and said facilities get far too much criticism from laypersons and record company creeps these days, as is. The important thing is that we're on the precipice of rock history as once again, Clay, Matt, Scott and James have convened (albeit briefly) to remind us their collective skill-set is as unbeatable in 2017 as it was, well, whenever you first heard Chavez. The 12" EP is out today and is available for physical purchase, Read more
  • Julien Baker - 'Sprained Ankle' re-release, "Funeral Pyre" 7", 2017 Touring

    January 6th, 2017 at 9:43 am
    (photo by Nolan Knight)
    We're very thrilled to announce the signing of Memphis, TN-based songwriter Julien Baker. The 21-year-old’s widely-acclaimed 2015 debut album, 'Sprained Ankle' (originally released by 6131) is available now digitally, with Matador's LP and CD reissue available in all territories (save for North America and Australia) on March 17.  We'll be releasing Julien's next studio album everywhere. 
    (7" sleeve photo by Kaitlin Gladney)
    As premiered earlier this morning via NPR's "All Songs Considered", you can hear the previously unreleased “Funeral Pyre”, the A-s… Read more
  • VIDEO : Steve Gunn - "Full Moon Tide"

    January 3rd, 2017 at 12:08 pm by Gerard
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    (photo : John William Moloney) 
    Prior to next week's solo tour alongside Lee Ranaldo and Meg Baird, The Bluegrass Solution have posed a clip of Steve Gunn performing "Full Moon Tide" at an undisclosed downtown L.A. location. 
    upcoming dates : 
    Tuesday, January 10 — Arts at the Armory, Somerville MA*
    Wednesday, January 11 — Columbus Theater, Providence RI*
    Thursday, January 12 — Winooski Methodist Church, Winooski VT*
    Friday, January 13 — PHI Centre, Montreal, QC*
    Saturday, January 14 — The Great Hall Toronto ON*
    Monday, January 16 — Thalia Hall, Chicago IL*
    Tuesday, Janu… Read more
  • Our Annual Orgy of Self-Congratulation, Grandstanding & Overconsumption : Matador Artists & Staff Select Their 2016 Favorites

    December 19th, 2016 at 4:34 pm by Gerard Screengrab from Hamilton's Twitter account of Brandon Dixon (and the rest of the cast) speaking out to Mike Pence after he attended the evening's show 11/19/16 Source: Hamilton/Twitter
    (above : Brandon Victor Dixon of Broadway smash, "Hamilton" reads a prepared statement imploring Matador ownership to reissue the Unsane back catalog in 2017 for the good of the nation)
    Around this time every year, your under appreciated conscientious editor attempts to coax a list of favorite recordings, books, television programs, life events, etc. out of the label’s artist roster and our show business pal. In the past, the exercise has been an trying process, fraught with nagging, teeth-gnashing and no shortage of hesitant participants, some of whom actually changed labels or places … Read more