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TRACK: MUZZ – BROKEN TAMBOURINE

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Album Review : Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks’ ‘Sparkle Hard’

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Album Review : Yo La Tengo’s ‘There’s a Riot Going On’

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MDOU MOCTAR is at last gathering momentum; but it’s been an epic journey since 2008, when his raw emotional guitar music first began to spread across West Africa via the DIY network of traded SIM cards. Picked up by Chris Kirkley of Sahel Sounds, who sent Mdou a much-needed left-handed Strat, then released his first …

AS PART of its continuing sifting of absolute gems already in the catalogue, Matador has announced its marking the quarter-century of Bardo Pond’s none-more-hallucinogenic debut for the label (and the band’s sixth overall, by a Discogs reckoning), Amanita, will be getting an empurpled and deluxe anniversary edition pressing, out October 8th. Good news for major …

MDOU MOCTAR is at last gathering momentum. Still, it’s been an epic journey since 2008 when his raw, emotional guitar music first began to spread across West Africa via the DIY network of traded SIM cards. Picked up by Chris Kirkley of Sahel Sounds, who sent Mdou a much-needed left-handed Strat, and which label then …

KIM GORDON really should need no introduction if you at all profess to be a music head; unless, of course, deep in the Amazon, Livingstone I presume, &c. She’s just dropped the video for “Hungry Baby”, a rip-roaring track taken from her solo debut, No Home Record, which came out on Matador in October 2019; …

AWW, YO LA TENGO, when they’re on (sleepy) fire, you just have to adore them; and they really are, right now. They’ve just shared a second song from their forthcoming Sleepless Night EP, to follow their blissful cover of The Byrds’ majestic “Wasn’t Born To Follow”. “Bleeding” is the only original on the single-sided five-tracker, …

Car Seat Headrest – band vehicle for ridiculously talented and prolific songwriter Will Toledo – release much anticipated album “Making a Door Less Open” on May 1st, on Matador Records. Ahead of the album, they’ve just released new single “Hollywood”. The single is accompanied by an animated video by Sabrina Nichols featuring Toledo’s alternate persona ‘Trait’. …

Hot off the heels of their announcement of Guided By Voice’s Alien Lanes reissue, illustrious label Matador Records continue with their “Revisionist History” series by celebrating the 25th anniversary of seminal indie outfit Pavement’s Wowee Zowee with a three-song shaped picture disc. Originally released 25 years ago on April 11, 1995, Wowee Zowee was Pavement’s 3rd studio …

Broken Tambourine is the first official single from Muzz via Matador. Muzz being a new project of Paul Banks (Interpol), Josh Kaufman (producer/multi-instrumentalist and one third of Bonny Light Horseman), and Matt Barrick (drummer of Jonathan Fire*Eater, The Walkmen, and Fleet Foxes’ touring band). We were introduced to the new indie supergroup when the track …

Yo La Tengo announce 2019 tour

Don’t be sad because Yo La Tengo have played their last gigs in the UK for this year, as they are back next year on a European tour! Ahead of their US and Japan gigs in 2019, Europe can experience more Yo La Tengo headline shows in support of the most recent album “There’s A …

I think it’s safe to say that Stephen Malkmus the solo artist has outlived the legend of Stephen Malkmus the dude in Pavement. His output with Pavement, which lasted between 1992 and 1999, was five Pavement records, several singles, and two Silver Jews albums(I’m sure there were one-offs here and there.) From 1999 on Malkmus …