that the ink is dry: Matador is licensing (from Chemikal Underground)
the upcoming MOGWAI album , Come On Die Young.
The CD/double vinyl, the second
full-length (if you don't count the remix record or the singles
comp) by the Glasgow rock band, will be released April 6,
1999. A bio is herein provided
for your pleasure.
And here's one to take to the bulletin board: Matador will
be licensing all of the previously unlicensed upcoming Warp
LPs. Warp Records,
as you probably know, is the U.K. label home to Aphex Twin,
Squarepusher, Jimi Tenor, Autechre, etc. The first Matador
releases will be:
Nightmares on Wax
Two Lone Swordsmen (Andrew Weatherall)
New Boards of Canada
TIMONY has hooked up with drummer Christina Files and
they're going to start playing shows, including a bunch on
the upcoming Sleater-Kinney U.S. tour. Expect a Mary Timony
LP out in September or thereabouts. Mary has also recorded
a 7" (and possible CD-single) with Carrie Brownstein (SLEATER-KINNEY)
that will be coming out on Kill Rock Stars this spring.
FOR CARNATION, in addition to playing some West Coast
dates next month, will be finishing up their album with John
McEntire in March...
PHAIR's "Baby Got Going" will be in the new Miramax film
"She's All That" opening next Friday starring Freddie Prinze
Jr. (You may remember Freddie Prinze Sr. as the guy who popularized
the expression "lllloooooking goood!")
In BARDO POND news: Hummingbird
Mountain, the old unofficial fan site has resurfaced at
a new location...which is a good thing cos there's news: Word
from Hummingbird has it that word from Drunken Fish has it
that the newest Hash Jar Tempo (Bardo + Roy Montgomery) album,
Under Glass, will be released domestically on Drunken Fish
in late January. Drunken Fish will also be putting out a 2-CD
set that includes Bardo's out-of-print Harmony of the Spheres
plus exclusive crap from other luminaries: Flying Saucer Attack,
Jessamine, Loren Mazzacane Conners, and the Charlamibides.
New to the site:
A bio for the Arsonists,
whose Matador debut, the "Pyromaniax12 will be out in February.
The first full-lengthAs World Burnsis finished and this summer.
questions = a Cat Power interview from Ultra magazine
This website is about two
shows Yo La Tengo played in Oslo in December.
Finally, Tony Allen wins Matador solicitation of the week:
(sorry, photo not available)
My name is tony Allen. I write 70% of the music for Hybr3d.
Hybr3d is a futurecore/electronica project dedicated to
pushing machines extremely hard. The result is often elegant
and sometimes aggressive.
Earlier this year I saw Solex live at Replay Lounge in Lawrence
Kansas. After the show I spoke with her about remixing her
material. She suggested I send demo material to Matador
After listening to her album 5 or 6 times my motives have
changed. I am now interested in writing and producing material
I have copied a CD to her address and explained my stance.
The material on this demo is just an example of the skill
I possess. I can write material that falls into catagories
such as trip hop also. I am not a bandwagon producer. My
soul fuses with the music I create.
My only view on Solex's music...it needs:
--Song structures instead of repetition
--Bigger sound palletes
Live she is excellent!
hey all, pardon the delay on the updates (if you've noticed;
otherwise, nevermind). My computer gave up last week, but
all is well and good now....so we've managed to pull together
Matador staff top 5's (and
10's) of 1998. Enjoy.
News: Ninja Tune is
broadcasting the Cornelius remix of Coldcut's "Atomic Moog
2000" on their website. This puppy will be on one of two forthcoming
CORNELIUS remixes albums due out in March, one of which,
FM (Fantasma Remixes),
consists of various arists' remixes of songs from (guess).
Basically, this all came about after several people--Money
Mark, Buffalo Daughter, Coldcut, etc.--asked Cornelius to
remix their songs. Instead of getting paid, Cornelius asked
whoever to do the same in return with a song from Fantasma.
And CM (Cornelius Remixes), which is a compilation
of Cornelius's work on other artists' material. Coldcut's
"Atomic Moog 2000," for example. We'll have some more clips
Tour action: 18th DYE will reunite for a few European
dates in March to celebrate an upcoming compilation on Ché
Records... Chris and Thalia from COME will be playing
at Mulligan's Irish Pub during the Sundance Festival. They
also happen to star in Radiation,
the new movie by Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky (Half-Cocked),
which will play during the fest... THE FOR CARNATION
is going out on the road soon, as is LIZ PHAIR, who's
playing a bunch of dates with Alanis Morrissette. See the
tour dates page for all the
Platzgummer, ex- of Matador's first ever signing, H.P.
ZINKER, has an amazing new CD under the name Aura Anthropica,
American Blindfold. Much sexier than Beck. Available
in the U.S. from TMC, 106 W. 32nd St., 3rd Fl., NY NY 10003,
or you can order it from Forced
The Crust Brothers (Stephen Malkmus + the members of Silkworm)
have a CD out now, Marquee Mark, orderable direct from
the source: Crust, 123 12th ave. E. (front), Seattle, WA 98102.
They're asking for well-concealed cash, $15 postage paid.
has more info so take a look.
Matador Mailorder is now carrying a new
TOBIN SPROUT CDEP, Waxnails
($8 postpaid from 625 Broadway 12th fl NYC 10012) ....and
there's a new Bob Pollard solo album, Kid
Marine, coming on Rockathon in January.
A single of BOARDS OF
CANADA's 1998 Peel Session is due out on Warp
interview, from Cognition Audioworks, in RealAudio
- a new Helium fan page