Search Results for:

MATADOR RECORDS

Spoon

Lucifer On The Sofa

    Spoon’s tenth album, Lucifer on the Sofa, is the band’s purest rock ’n roll record to date. Texas-made, it is the first set of songs that the quintet has put to tape in its hometown of Austin in more than a decade. Written and recorded over the last two years – both in and out of lockdown – these songs mark a shift toward something louder, wilder, and more full-colour.

    From the detuned guitars anchoring “The Hardest Cut,” to the urgency of “Wild," to the band’s blown-out cover of the Smog classic “Held,” Lucifer on the Sofa bottles the physical thrill of a band tearing up a packed room. It’s an album of intensity and intimacy, where the music’s harshest edges feel as vivid as the directions quietly murmured into the mic on the first-take. According to frontman Britt Daniel, “It’s the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton.”


    TRACK LISTING

    Side A
    Held
    The Hardest Cut
    The Devil & Mister Jones
    Wild
    My Babe
    Side B
    Feels Alright
    On The Radio
    Astral Jacket
    Satellite
    Lucifer On The Sofa

    The New Pornographers

    Mass Romantic (Matador Revisionist History Edition)

      In December 2021, Matador Records will celebrate the 21st anniversary of The New Pornographers’ debut record and breakout, Mass Romantic (2000), with a limited-edition LP reissue. The album – clocking three singers and twelve effervescent and undeniable power-pop gems – will return to us on red vinyl and will include a bonus 7”, “Letter From An Occupant”, which includes two rare B-sides, “The End of Medicine” and “When I Was a Baby.” 

      TRACK LISTING

      Mass Romantic
      The Fake Headlines
      The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism
      Mystery Hours
      Jackie
      Letter From An Occupant
      To Wild Homes
      The Body Says No
      Execution Day
      Centre For Holy Wars
      The Mary Martin Show
      Breakin’ The Law

      Letter From An Occupant (7”)
      The End Of Medicine (7”)
      When I Was A Baby (7”)

      Julien Baker

      Little Oblivions - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

        Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
        Limited to one per person.


        Kurt Vile

        Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (EP)

          Kurt Vile’s Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (ep) was recorded and mixed in sporadic sessions that spanned four years at The Butcher Shoppe studio in Nashville, TN. It includes five songs —covers of John Prine and “Cowboy” Jack Clement as well as two originals —and was recorded alongside a cast of local heavies like Bobby Wood, Dave Roe, and Kenny Malone with Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf) tossed into the mix as well.

          Most importantly, it features what KV has called "Probably the single most special musical moment in my life” –a duet with the late John Prine on the songwriter’s well-loved tune, “How Lucky.” “The truth is John was my hero for a long time when he came into The Butcher Shoppe to recut one of his deepest classics with me. And, man, I was floating and flying and I couldn't hear anything he told me while he was there till after he was gone for the night,” notes Vile in a personal statement that accompanies the record. “A couple nights later we were playing ‘How Lucky’ together again; this time onstage at the Grand Ole Opry on New Year's Eve at the turn of 2020. Nothing like seeing John and his band of musical brothers and family and friends playing into the new decade in front of an adoring audience on that stage in Nashville, TN... and, yup, that's just how lucky we all got that night."

          TRACK LISTING

          Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness
          Gone Girl
          Dandelions
          How Lucky (with John Prine)
          Pearls

          Yo La Tengo

          Sleepless Night EP

            Yo La Tengo returns with an EP comprised of the new original track “Bleeding” and five covers written by Bob Dylan, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, The Delmore Brothers, and more.

            The new album includes original cover artwork by renowned Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara along with an etched illustration by YLT’s own James McNew on the disc’s b-side.

            The Matador release follows the debut of Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Yoshitomo Nara solo exhibition and corresponding catalog, which includes the six new Yo La Tengo tracks along with a B-side of other musicians curated by the artist.

            TRACK LISTING

            Blues Stay Away From Me
            Wasn’t Born To Follow
            Roll On Babe
            It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
            Bleeding
            Smile A Little Smile For Me

            Spoon

            Gimme Fiction - 2020 Reissue

              Gimme Fiction, the fifth studio album from Spoon, originally released in 2005 and featuring the single ‘I Turn My Camera On’. Newly recut from the original masters.

              Gimme Fiction is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

              “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

              TRACK LISTING

              The Beast And Dragon, Adored
              The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine
              I Turn My Camera On
              My Mathematical Mind
              The Delicate Place
              Sister Jack
              I Summon You
              The Infinite Pet
              Was It You?
              They Never Got You
              Merchants Of Soul

              Spoon

              Transference - 2020 Reissue

                Transference is the seventh studio album by Spoon, newly recut from the original masters

                Transference is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                TRACK LISTING

                Before Destruction
                Is Love Forever?
                The Mystery Zone
                Who Makes Your Money
                Written In Reverse
                I Saw The Light
                Trouble Comes Running
                Goodnight Laura
                Out Go The Lights
                Got Nuffin
                Nobody Gets Me But You

                Spoon

                Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga - 2020 Reissue

                  Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Spoon’s sixth studio record, featuring the singles ’The Underdog’ and ‘You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb’. Originally released in 2007 and now newly recut from the original masters

                  Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                  “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Don't Make Me A Target
                  The Ghost Of You Lingers
                  You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
                  Don't You Evah
                  Rhythm & Soul
                  Eddie's Ragga
                  The Underdog
                  My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
                  Finer Feelings
                  Black Like Me

                  Pavement

                  Sensitive Euro Man / Brink Of The Clouds/Candylad

                    Matador Records is excited to announce the release of a three-song shaped picture disc commemorating the 25th anniversary of Pavement’s 1995 album Wowee Zowee. The special disc, cut in the shape of the speech bubble found on the cover of Wowee Zowee, features the tracks “Sensitive Euro Man” and “Brink of the Clouds/Candylad” that first debuted on Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels, the expanded edition that was released on CD in 2006, and will be available on vinyl for the first time via Matador Records globally. Limited to a one-time press of 3,000 copies.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Sensitive Euro Man
                    Brink Of The Clouds/Candylad

                    Spoon

                    A Series Of Sneaks - 2020 Reissue

                      ‘A Series Of Sneaks’, Spoon's second studio album, released in 1998.
                      Newly recut from the original masters.

                      “Hints at the possibility of perfection” – Pitchfork.

                      ‘A Series Of Sneaks’ is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                      “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Utilitarian
                      The Minor Tough
                      Execution
                      Reservations
                      30 Gallon Tank
                      Car Radio
                      Metal Detektor
                      June's Foreign Spell
                      Chloroform
                      Metal School
                      Staring At The Board
                      No You're Not
                      Quincy Punk Episode
                      Advance Cassette

                      Spoon

                      Girls Can Tell - 2020 Reissue

                        ‘Girls Can Tell’, the third studio album from Spoon, originally released in 2001.

                        Newly recut from the original masters.

                        “A start-to-finish triumph” - Rolling Stone. 

                        ‘Girls Can Tell’ is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                        “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Everything Hits At Once
                        Believing Is Art
                        Me And The Bean
                        Lines In The Suit
                        The Fitted Shirt
                        Anything You Want
                        Take A Walk
                        1020 AM
                        Take The Fifth
                        This Book Is A Movie
                        Chicago At Night

                        Spoon

                        Kill The Moonlight - 2020 Reissue

                          Kill The Moonlight, Spoon’s fourth studio album originally released in 2002 and featuring the hit single ’The Way We Get By’. 

                          Newly recut from the original masters.

                          ‘Kill The Moonlight’ is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                          “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Small Stakes
                          The Way We Get By
                          Something To Look Forward To
                          Stay Don't Go
                          Jonathan Fisk
                          Paper Tiger
                          Someone Something
                          Don't Let It Get You Down
                          All The Pretty Girls Go To The City
                          You Gotta Feel It
                          Back To The Life
                          Vittorio E

                          Spoon

                          Telephono - 2020 Reissue

                            Telephono, the debut album, available on vinyl for the first time since 1996. Newly recut from the original masters

                            Telephono is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                            “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Don't Buy The Realistic
                            Not Turning Off
                            All The Negatives Have Been Destroyed
                            Cvantez
                            Nefarious
                            Claws Tracking
                            Dismember
                            Idiot Driver
                            Towner
                            Wanted To Be Your
                            Theme To Wendel Stivers
                            Primary
                            The Government Darling
                            Plastic Mylar

                            Spoon

                            Soft Effects - 2020 Reissue

                              Soft Effects, the legendary EP, available on vinyl for the first time since 1997. Newly recut from the original masters.

                              Soft Effects is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                              “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              SIDE 1
                              Mountain To Sound
                              Waiting For The Kid To Come Out
                              I Could See The Dude
                              Get Out The State
                              Loss Leaders

                              SIDE 2
                              Mountain To Sound
                              Waiting For The Kid To Come Out
                              I Could See The Dude
                              Get Out The State
                              Loss Leaders

                              Perfume Genius

                              Set My Heart On Fire Immediately

                                Set My Heart On Fire Immediately is the fifth studio album from Perfume Genius that will be released May 15th on Matador Records. It sees artist and musician Mike Hadreas re-teaming with GRAMMY-nominated producer Blake Mills and features contributions from musicians Jim Keltner, Pino Palladino and Matt Chamberlin. It was recorded in Los Angeles, where Perfume Genius settled in 2017 with longtime partner and musical collaborator Alan Wyffels.

                                The album explores and subverts concepts of masculinity and traditional roles, and introduces decidedly American musical influences. Throughout Hadreas plays with themes of love, sex, memory and the body, channeling popular music mythologies while irreverently authoring its own – from the delirious, Cyndi Lauper-nodding celebratory pop of ‘On The Floor’, specters of Elvis on haunted tremolo waltz ‘One More Try’, to the harpsichord- punctuated baroque pop of ‘Jason’, and gliding steel guitar and Balearic rhythm of ‘Without You’.

                                “I wanted to feel more open, more free and spiritually wild,” says Hadreas, “and I’m in a place now where those feelings are very close-- but it can border on being unhinged. I wrote these songs as a way to be more patient, more considered -- to pull at all these chaotic threads hovering around me and weave them in to something warm, thoughtful and comforting.”

                                First album taster ‘Describe’ captures this sense of fleetingness and living in the moment through a heavy fog of grizzly distortion and tumbling slide guitars: “It started as a really somber ballad. It was very minimal and very slow. And then it turned into this beast of a song. I started writing that about when you are in such a dark place that you don’t even remember what goodness is or what anything feels like. And so, the idea was having someone describe that to you, because you forgot or can’t get to it.” Its accompanying video, self-directed by Hadreas, envisions “an end of the world where there are no boundaries, there are no edges, no rules, or the rules are completely new with how you interact with each other and the space around you.”

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Whole Life
                                2. Describe
                                3. Without You
                                4. Jason
                                5. Leave
                                6. On The Floor
                                7. Your Body Changes Everything
                                8. Moonbend
                                9. Just A Touch
                                10. Nothing At All
                                11. One More Try
                                12. Some Dream
                                13. Borrowed Light 

                                Algiers return in 2020 with their third album 'There Is No Year', which will be released January 17th on Matador Records. 'There is No Year' solidifies and expands upon the doom-laden soul of their foundation, toward an even more epic, genre-reformatting sound, one somehow suspended in the amber of “a different era,” as described by guitarist Lee Tesche. 

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Barry says: Shouty melancholic rockers Algiers bring us all the feels on their newest outing, 'There Is No Year'. Clearly influenced by the torrid political climes, this rousing and hearty romp is as meaningful as is effecting, a brilliantly written call to arms.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                There Is No Year
                                Disposession
                                Hour Of The Furnaces
                                Losing Is Ours
                                Unoccupied
                                Chaka
                                Wait For The Sound
                                Repeating Night
                                We Can’t Be Found

                                Desert Sessions

                                Vols. 11 & 12

                                  In 1997, Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and a handful of friends retreated to the desert of Joshua Tree, CA in order to isolate themselves from the distractions and comforts of their everyday lives. What began as a casual writing and recording session amongst friends has since become a project of legend. Spanning twelve volumes over the course of two decades, Desert Sessions has featured some of music’s most cherished icons stepping out of their comfort zones and collaborating with one another to create some of the most exciting music of their careers.

                                  After nearly sixteen years since its last entry, the longest-running mix tape in existence, Desert Sessions returns with two stunning new volumes in its already storied catalog, Vol. 11 & 12, featuring collaborations from Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Les Claypool (Primus), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Mike Kerr (Royal Blood), Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White), Matt Sweeney (Chavez), David Catching (Co-founder of Rancho De La Luna studio), comedian Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows), Töôrnst Hülpft and newcomer Libby Grace.

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Barry says: It looks pretty mad, I know. Josh Homme collaborates with various standout members of rock / indie / grunge royalty (plus a killer tune with Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters), but believe me, it's very good. Country tinged rock, foot-stomping psychedelic shredding and damn good songwriting make for a really interesting combination of sounds, and in the end, a brilliant LP.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Move Together (lead Vocal: Billy F. Gibbons)
                                  Noses In Roses Forever (lead Vocal: Joshua Homme)
                                  Far East For The Trees
                                  If You Run (lead Vocal: Libby Grace)
                                  Crucifire (lead Vocal: Mike Kerr)
                                  Chic Tweetz (vocals: Töôrnst Hülpft, Matt Berry)
                                  Something You Can’t See (lead Vocal: Jake Shears)
                                  Easier Said Than Done (lead Vocal: Joshua Homme)

                                  Kim Gordon

                                  No Home Record

                                    With a career spanning nearly four decades, Kim Gordon is one of the most prolific and visionary artists working today. A co-founder of the legendary Sonic Youth, Gordon has performed all over the world, collaborating with many of music’s most exciting figures including Tony Conrad, Ikue Mori, Julie Cafritz and Stephen Malkmus. Most recently, Gordon has been hitting the road with Body/Head, her spellbinding partnership with artist and musician Bill Nace. Despite the exhaustive nature of her résumé, the most reliable aspect of Gordon’s music may be its resistance to formula. Songs discover themselves as they unspool, each one performing a test of the medium’s possibilities and limits. Her command is astonishing, but Gordon’s artistic curiosity remains the guiding force behind her music.

                                    It makes sense that this “American idea” (as Gordon says on the agitated rock track “Air BnB”) of purchasing utopia permeates the record, as no place is this phenomenon more apparent than Los Angeles, where Gordon was born and recently returned to after several lifetimes on the east coast. It was a move precipitated by a number of seismic shifts in her personal life and undoubtedly plays a role in No Home Record’s fascination with transience. The album opens with the restless “Sketch Artist,” where Gordon sings about “dreaming in a tent” as the music shutters and skips like scenery through a car window. “Even Earthquake,” perhaps the record’s most straightforward track embodies this mood; Gordon’s voice wavering like watercolor: “If I could cry and shake for you / I’d lay awake for you / I got sand in my heart for you,” guitar strokes blending into one another as they bleed out across an unstable page. Front to back, No Home Record is an expert operation in the uncanny. You don’t simply listen to Gordon’s music; you experience it.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Sketch Artist
                                    Air BnB
                                    Paprika Pony
                                    Murdered Out
                                    Don’t Play It
                                    Cookie Butter
                                    Hungry Baby
                                    Earthquake
                                    Get Yr Life Back

                                    Kurt Vile

                                    Childish Prodigy - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                      Reissued with the original 7” for the first time since its original pressing, and printed on coloured vinyl for the first time ever, Kurt Vile’s Matador debut Childish Prodigy is back this October.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      LP
                                      Hunchback
                                      Dead Alive
                                      Overnite Religion
                                      Freak Train
                                      Blackberry Song
                                      Monkey
                                      Heart Attack
                                      Amplifier
                                      Inside Looking Out

                                      7”
                                      He's Alright
                                      Farfisas In Falltime
                                      Take Your Time

                                      FOR A LIMITED PERIOD ONLY BOTH ALL FORMATS INCLUDE A FREE CD BONUS DISC, 'ACOUSTIC UNSEEN' (TRACKLISTING BELOW).

                                      For over a decade, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gunn has been one the American music’s most pivotal figures-conjuring immersive and psychedelic sonic landscapes both live and on record, releasing revered solo albums ranking high on in-the-know end of year lists, alongside exploratory collaborations with artists as diverse as Mike Cooper, Kurt Vile, and Michael Chapman (whose most recent studio album he produced). Gunn is known for telling other people's stories, but on his breakthrough fourth album, The Unseen In Between, he explores his own emotional landscapes with his most complex, fully realized songs to date. 

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Laura says: Steve Gunn’s talents as a guitarist are well known, whether it be the American primitive finger picking style of his early work, as a member of Kurt Vile’s Violators or from any number of collaborations over the years, but on this album it’s as much about the songs as the guitar. His songwriting conjures vivid images while at the same time leaving space for your imagination to fill the gaps. This is beautifully exemplified on “Vagabond” on which he duets with Espers’ Meg Baird and “Stonehurst Cowboy” a tribute to his father and his generation who grew up in the shadow of Vietnam. And the guitars! Did I mention the guitars? Whether it’s the gentle acoustics of “New Moon” or the hypnotic looping riffs of “New Familiar” and “Morning Is Mended”, they are truly mesmerizing. A wonderfully understated record that’s already worked its way into my all time favourites.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      New Moon
                                      Vagabond
                                      Chance
                                      Stonehurst Cowboy
                                      Luciano
                                      New Familiar
                                      Lightning Field
                                      Morning Is Mended
                                      Paranoid

                                      'ACOUSTIC UNSEEN' BONUS DISC:
                                      1. New Moon
                                      2. Vagabond
                                      3. Chance
                                      4. Luciano
                                      5. New Familiar
                                      6. Lightining Field
                                      7. Paranoid

                                      Travel can inspire in surprising ways: Kurt Vile discovered as much making his first record in three years, the eclectic and electrifying Bottle It In, which he recorded at various studios around the country over two very busy years, during sessions that usually punctuated the ends of long tours or family road trips.

                                      Every song, whether it’s a concise and catchy pop composition or a sprawling guitar epic, becomes a journey unto itself, taking unexpected detours, circuitous melodic avenues, or open-highway solos. If Vile has become something of a rock guitar god—a mantle he would dismiss out of humility but also out of a desire to keep getting better, to continue absorbing new music, new sounds, new ideas—it’s due to his precise, witty playing style, which turns every riff and rhythm into points on a map and takes the scenic route from one to the next.

                                      Using past albums as points of departure, Bottle It In heads off in new directions, pushing at the edges of the map into unexplored territory: Here be monster jams. These songs show an artist who is still evolving and growing: a songwriter who, like his hero John Prine, can make you laugh and break your heart, often in the same line, as well as a vocalist who essentially rewrites those songs whenever he sings them in his wise, laconic jive-talkin’ drawl. He revels in the minutiae of the music— not simply incorporating new instruments but emphasizing how they interact with his guitar and voice, how the glockenspiel evokes cirrocumulus clouds on “Hysteria,” how Kim Gordon’s “acoustic guitar distortion” (her term) engulfs everything at the end of “Mutinies,” how the banjo curls around his guitar lines and backing vocals from Lucius to lend a high-lonesome aura to “Come Again.”

                                      These journeys took Vile more than two years to navigate, during which time he toured behind his breakout 2015 album b’lieve I’m goin’ down, recorded a duets album with Australian singer-songwriter-guitarist Courtney Barnett, opened for Neil Young in front of 90,000 people in Quebec, famously became a clue on Jeopardy, hung out with friends, took vacations with his wife and daughters. “I’ve been bouncing around a lot and recording all over. My family would meet me in the middle of America, and we’d go on a road trip somewhere. I would record in between all that stuff.”

                                      As Vile prepares for another round of lengthy tours and countless shows, these songs should prove good company, reminders of the love and responsibility he has toward those he leaves at home and those
he meets along the way. That makes the sentiments resonate more strongly and lends Bottle It In an emotional weight. “It’s like that moment on the airplane,” Vile says, “when you’re on your way somewhere and you have that burst of panic. When you’re terrified of dying, that’s when you want people to know you love them.”

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Andy says: Everything we love about KV in one superb LP. More dynamic than his last outing and the most beautifully produced of all his albums, Bottle It In also features a cover of Charlie Rich's Rollin With The Flow: a massive, classic, country-pop beaut, which is possibly the prettiest thing he's ever committed to tape.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Loading Zones
                                      2. Hysteria
                                      3. Yeah Bones
                                      4. Bassackwards
                                      5. One Trick Ponies
                                      6. Rollin With The Flow
                                      7. Check Baby
                                      8. Bottle It In
                                      9. Mutinies
                                      10. Come Again
                                      11. Cold Was The Wind
                                      12. Skinny Mini
                                      13. (bottle Back)

                                      For the first time since 2007’s Our Love to Admire, Interpol have opened themselves up to the input of a producer. For two-week spells between December of 2017 to April of 2018, they travelled to upstate New York to work with Dave Fridmann – famed for recording with Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, MGMT, Spoon, Mogwai, and countless more.

                                      In the run up to writing and recording, Sam found himself immersed in soul drummers such as Al Jackson Jr (Otis Redding’s drummer) and 80’s funk producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. “How can I make shit swing?” was the question Sam repeatedly asked himself, and the answer is in the striding gallop of opener “If You Really Love Nothing,” the embellished skip ‘n’ bounce of “Stay in Touch” and the R&B swagger of closer “It Probably Matters.” Interpol have always been world-beaters at creating a feeling, but Marauder is where the feel is just as crucial.

                                      Paul may have stepped out of the shadows as a bassist, but he’s stepping into an even brighter light as a songwriter. During Interpol’s previous albums, the singer largely kept himself out of his own work, preferring to fill his lyrics with detached thoughts, characters, and observations, often phrased in abstract. But more than 20 years on since forming at NYU, the frontman is finally allowing himself to play a role in his own stories.

                                      “This record is where I feel touching on real things that have happened to me are exciting and evocative to write about,” he explains. “I think in the past, I always felt autobiography was too small a thing for me to reference. I feel like now, I’m able to romanticize parts of my own life.”

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Barry says: FOUR YEARS! That's long enough to wait for a new Interpol album isn't it, if anything i'd say it was a little too long, but you'll be delighted to know (as I was) that it's every bit the Interpol album we all want and deserve. Brilliant hooks, snarling vox and heavy AF guitars. Thoroughly killer.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      If You Really Love Nothing
                                      The Rover
                                      Complications
                                      Flight Of Fancy
                                      Stay In Touch
                                      Interlude 1
                                      Mountain Child
                                      NYSMAW
                                      Surveillance
                                      Number 10
                                      Party's Over
                                      Interlude 2
                                      It Probably Matters

                                      There's a riot going on. You don't need me, or Yo La Tengo, to tell you that. These are dark times, in our heads as much as in the streets. It's easy to lose contact with the ground, flying through endless banks of storm clouds day after day. Confusion and anxiety intrude into daily life and cause you to lose your compass. There are times that call for anthems, something to lift you out of your slump and put fire in your feet. And then there are times when what is indicated is a balm, a sound that will wrap around you and work out the knots in your neck.

                                      While there's a riot going on, Yo La Tengo will remind you what it's like to dream. The sound burbles and washes and flows and billows. If records were dedicated to the cardinal elements, this one would be water. There are shimmery hazes, spectral rumbles, a flash of backward masking, ghostly flamingos calling "shoo-bop shoo-bop." You are there. And even if your mind is not unclouded--shaken, misdirected, out of words and out of time--you can still float, ride the waves of an ocean deeper than your worries, above the sound and above the Sound.

                                      For Yo La Tengo this is a slow-motion action painting, and Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, and James McNew did it all themselves, in their rehearsal studio, with no outside engineer (John McEntire later did the mix). They did not rehearse or jam together beforehand; they turned on the recorder and let things coalesce. Songs came together over long stretches, sometimes as much as a year going by between parts. You'd never guess this, since the layers are finessed with such a liquid brush. You'd imagine most of the songs had sprung forth whole, since they will enter your head that way. Within two listens you will be powerless to resist the magnetic draw of "Shades of Blue," will involuntarily hear "She May, She Might" on your internal jukebox first thing in the morning and "Let's Do It Wrong" late at night. While there's a riot going on you will feel capable of bobbing through like a cork.

                                      In 1971, when the nation appeared to be on the brink of violently coming apart, Sly and the Family Stone released There's a Riot Goin’ On, an album of dark, brooding energy. Now, under similar circumstances, Yo La Tengo have issued a record with the same name but with a different force, an album that proposes an alternative to anger and despair. Their first proper full-length since 2013’s Fade, There's a Riot Goin’ On is an expression of freedom and sanity and emotional expansion, a declaration of common humanity as liberating as it is soft-spoken. 

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      You Are Here
                                      Shades Of Blue
                                      She May, She Might
                                      For You Too
                                      Ashes
                                      Polynesia #1
                                      Dream Dream Away
                                      Shortwave
                                      Above The Sound
                                      Let's Do It Wrong
                                      What Chance Have I Got
                                      Esportes Casual
                                      Forever
                                      Out Of The Pool
                                      Here You Are

                                      Will Toledo always knew he would return to Twin Fantasy. He never did complete the work. Not really. Never could square his grand ambitions against his mechanical limitations. Listen to his first attempt, recorded at nineteen on a cheap laptop, and you’ll hear what Brian Eno fondly calls “the sound of failure” - thrilling, extraordinary, and singularly compelling failure. Will’s first love, rendered in the vivid teenage viscera of stolen gin, bruised shins, and weird sex, was an event too momentous for the medium assigned to record it.

                                      On the heels of the smashing success of Teens of Denial, Car Seat Headrest will release a new version of Twin Fantasy. “It was never a finished work,” Will says, “and it wasn’t until last year that I figured out how to finish it.” He has, now, the benefit of a bigger budget, a full band in fine form, and endless time to tinker. According to him, it took eight months of mixing just to get the drums right. But this is no shallow second take, sanitized in studio and scrubbed of feeling. This is the album he always wanted to make. It sounds the way he always wanted it to sound.

                                      It’s been hard, stepping into the shoes of his teenage self, walking back to painful places. There are lyrics he wouldn’t write again, an especially sad song he regards as an albatross. But even as he carries the weight of that younger, wounded Will, he moves forward. He grows. He revises, gently, the songs we love so much. In the album’s final moments, in those apologies to future me’s and you’s, there is more forgiveness than fury.

                                      This, Will says, is the most vital difference between the old and the new: he no longer sees his own story as a tragedy.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      2CD TRACKLISTING
                                      CD1 (TWIN FANTASY)
                                      My Boy (Twin Fantasy)
                                      Beach Life-In-Death
                                      Stop Smoking (We Love You)
                                      Sober To Death
                                      Nervous Young Inhumans
                                      Bodys
                                      Cute Thing
                                      High To Death
                                      Famous Prophets (Stars)
                                      Twin Fantasy (Those Boys)

                                      CD2 (TWIN FANTASY - MIRROR TO MIRROR)
                                      My Boy (Twin Fantasy)
                                      Beach Life-In-Death
                                      Stop Smoking
                                      Sober To Death
                                      Nervous Young Inhumans
                                      Bodys
                                      Cute Thing
                                      High To Death
                                      Famous Prophets (Minds)
                                      Twin Fantasy (Those Boys)

                                      2LP TRACKLISTING
                                      My Boy (Twin Fantasy)
                                      Beach Life-In-Death
                                      Stop Smoking (We Love You)
                                      Sober To Death
                                      Nervous Young Inhumans
                                      Bodys
                                      Cute Thing
                                      High To Death
                                      Famous Prophets (Stars)
                                      Twin Fantasy (Those Boys)

                                      It’s about change and the power to change. It’s about metamorphosis and evolution. It’s about sticking to your guns and toughing it out. It’s about now, not tomorrow. It’s about recognizing your potential. It’s about self-doubt and inaction. It’s about you. It’s about me. It’s about you and me and the others. It’s about the choices we make. It’s about finding the poetry and avoiding the cliché. It’s about being the solution, not the problem. It’s about showing weakness to be strong. It’s about digging through your dirt to look for diamonds. It's about claiming your right to think unacceptable thoughts. It’s about boredom and the things we do to drive it away. It’s about being on your own so you can be with people. It’s about knowing what it means to be human and what it might mean one day. It’s about the parts and the sum of the parts. It's about the music and the message: together, one and the same. It’s about bass, guitars, drums and vocals. It’s about opening-out and never, ever dying. But most of all it’s about love, every kind of love. Love is the answer.

                                      Savages’ second album Adore Life was recorded in RAK Studios, London in April 2015. Johnny Hostile was the producer and Richard Woodcraft the engineer. Anders Trentmöller took care of the mixing in Copenhagen. 

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      The Answer
                                      Evil
                                      Sad Person
                                      Adore
                                      I Need Something New
                                      Slowing Down The World
                                      When In Love
                                      Surrender
                                      TIWYG
                                      Mechanics

                                      'The Best Day' - Thurston Moore’s first solo record since 2011’s ‘Demolished Thoughts’ – is released via Matador Records.

                                      Backed by James Sedwards of Nought (guitar), Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine (bass) and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth (drums), the album radiates with both his signature thrashing electric guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads.

                                      In case you don’t already know: Thurston Moore has been at the forefront of the alternative rock scene since that particular sobriquet was first used to signify any music that challenged and defied the mainstream standard.

                                      He is the founder of Sonic Youth, the band that turned on an entire generation to the value of experimentation in rock n' roll.

                                      From its influence on a nascent Nirvana, to Sonic Youth’s own ‘Daydream Nation’ album being chosen by the US Library of Congress for historical preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2006, the band’s importance in rock history is undeniable.

                                      Moore records and performs in a cavalcade of disciplines ranging from free improvisation to acoustic composition to black/white metal/noise disruption.

                                      Alongside his various activities in the musical world, he is involved with publishing and poetry, and teaches writing annually at Naropa University, Boulder CO, a school founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman in 1974.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Speak To The Wild
                                      2. Forevermore
                                      3. Tape
                                      4. The Best Day
                                      5. Detonation
                                      6. Vocabularies
                                      7. Grace Lake
                                      8. Germs Burn


                                      💫 Happy New Music Friday 💫 So much great music out today and we’ve got brand new banners up from @BurialUKhttps://t.co/TaMZ4deb8D
                                      Fri 28th - 11:48
                                      Weekly New Release Mailout https://t.co/4lm6opBfkd Burial, Bill Callahan & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Sunn o))), Kre… https://t.co/bbO42A7mtD
                                      Thu 27th - 6:00
                                      12 years since the Blake's debut on R&S and we have limited, splattered vinyl editions dropping next week! James B… https://t.co/gedHUK2HXn
                                      Thu 27th - 3:16
                                      PRESALE: @dinkededition 174 @tessnormaparks 'And Those Who Were Seen Dancing' • 180g ultra-clear with red, blue &… https://t.co/DQydNBPTy3
                                      Wed 26th - 3:00
                                      The third and final @dinkededition announcement this week incoming today at 3PM. Don’t sleep on this one! ⏰… https://t.co/POd7JL87LO
                                      Wed 26th - 9:46
                                      E-newsletter —
                                      Sign up
                                      Back to top