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Bettie Serveert [Palomine (Orange vinyl + 7"/30th anniversary edition)]

Please note new street date: July 7. Kicking off Matador's Revisionist History Series for 2023, we're celebrating the 30th anniversary of Bettie Serveert's debut album, "Palomine". Heralded in the four-star review by Rolling Stone as "untamed and free as pop gets", this 1993 classic is seeing its first pressing since its original Matador release. "Looking back on recording the "Palomie" album, we were as green as grass", say the band's Carol van Dyk and Peter Visser, "but we loved music and most of all, we loved playing our own songs". "Palomine" arrives on limited edition orange vinyl, accompanied by an orange "brain-tag" 7", which was also included with the original pressing.
Boris & Uniform [Bright New Disease]

June 16 street date. Sacred Bones Records is proud to present the Boris & Uniform collaborative album "Bright New Disease". Boris and Uniform might have seemed like a strange pairing when they teamed up for a US tour back in 2019. Sure, both bands harness the power of big, blown-out riffs, but Boris's rock heroics, lysergic sprawl, and monolithic sludge summon a different energy than Uniform's mechanized bombardments and frenzied assaults. However, when Boris invited Uniform to team up on a reimagined version of their classic "Akuma no Uta" as a part of their encore, there was an obvious chemistry between the artists. The idea of a collaborative album came up, and the bands spent the next year swapping song ideas and recordings from their homebase studios until Boris and Uniform had an album that captured the fearless exploration and unbridled power of their live performances.
Bright Eyes [The People's Key (tangerine orange vinyl)]

June 16 street date. This last wave of Bright Eyes reissues contains 2011's "The People's Key", one of the band's most polished and sophisticated albums. One of the things that struck Conor Oberst as he and the band went through twenty-plus years of music is that he may in fact have been writing the same song this whole time. Not sonically, of course, but conceptually. "Thematically those early songs are not that different than the songs I make now," Oberst says, shaking his head. "There's something affirming and disheartening about it. It's like, have I really changed or grown? But maybe it's just that I knew what I wanted to write about from the beginning".
Cable Ties [All Her Plans]

June 23 street date. "All Her Plans", the third album from Melbourne, Australia's Cable Ties, finds the trio of Jenny McKechnie, Shauna Boyle, and Nick Brown at their punchiest and most assured. The ferocious, kraut-influenced blend of post-punk and garage rock of their Merge debut "Far Enough" remains, but McKechnie's lyrics invite the listener closer than ever before. The urgency and fury that have marked Cable Ties' output thus far is more nuanced on "All Her Plans". The unfettered rage of their calls to action endures - tackling subjects like broken mental healthcare systems and the burden of familial care that is largely placed on women - while holding space for gratitude, love, and acceptance. "All Her Plans" is a breakthrough moment for Cable Ties. It is the sound of a group that is exhilarated to be making music together again, both a celebration of their resilience and a massive step forward into a future they can finally claim as their own.
Case, Neko [Wild Creatures - career retrospective (2LP)]

June 30 street date. "Wild Creatures" is a career retrospective album containing 23 of Neko Case's most impactful tracks from her discography. With a career spanning over twenty years, she has famously collaborated with The New Pornographers and Case/Lang/Veirs in addition to releasing many critically acclaimed solo albums, including ‘Fox Confessor Brings The Flood’, ‘Middle Cyclone’, and most recently 2018's ‘Hell-On’. Gathering power year after year, Neko sings with the fierce abandon of a newborn infant crying in a basket in the woods. Since escaping the labels of country and Americana, the gorgeous train-whistle vocals of her early career sit submerged in her later style, where their ghost can appear any minute. When her voice jumps an octave, it's almost visible, like sparks at night. The vinyl editions include 2 LPs with printed inner sleeves in a gatefold jacket.
Dinner Party [Enigmatic Society]

June 16 street date. "Enigmatic Society" is the new offering from the multi-faceted, Grammy-nominated supergroup Dinner Party. Full of opulently intricate instrumentation and a range of sleek R&B to smooth neo-soul vocals, "Enigmatic Society" is mesmerizing in its entirety. The album features brilliant performances from the debut Dinner Party crew: Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington and 9th Wonder, with additional help vocalists Phoelix, Arin Ray, Ant Clemons, Tank and producers Sounwave, Hi-Tek and Trevor Lawrence Jr. "Enigmatic Society" serves as a follow up to the group's 2020 debut self-titled album and continues as a celebration of Black joy, life, art, and culture, as it pays tribute to the duality that manifests in both the beauty and adversity in Black America. This deep sense of community and family flows throughout the project with the album's artwork designed by Kamasi Washington's sister, artist Amani Washington.
Dream Syndicate [The Days Of Wine And Roses (2LP deluxe edition)]

June 30 street date. 2LP deluxe edition of the classic debut album from the hugely inspirational Dream Syndicate. An exceptional early 1980s guitar-powered gem, remastered in full and including the band's debut indie EP and both tracks from main protagonist Steve Wynn's earlier combo 15 Minutes. "The Days Of Wine And Roses" was central to the hugely influential Paisley Underground scene of the early 1980s that spawned Green On Red, The Bangles, Long Ryders, and Rain Parade. With a nod to the Velvet Underground, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Bob Dylan, packed into an incendiary slow-burn punk fuse, "The Days Of Wine And Roses" is a glorious, upbeat sprawl, everything that rock 'n' roll should be.
Eric'S Trip [1990 Demo]

June 16 street date. Eric's Trip was a band from Moncton, and the first Canadian group signed to Sub Pop in late 1992. Two years earlier they recorded this, their first demo cassette. Now available for the first time on vinyl, lovingly remastered and pressed on a 45rpm coke bottle clear 12 inch. The music is noisy and melodic, a trademark sound that defined the band. It's been one of the top sellers in the digital realm on bandleader Rick White's Bandcamp page, so this small pressing may go quick. Download included.
Harper, Ben [Wide Open Light]

June 2 street date. How Ben Harper describes his new album: "Wide Open Light" is a family of songs I've written. I've selected them with the care one might put into a personal photo album. To that effect, I'd call it a sonic family photo album, each track a close relative to the next. The story behind this record is simple. I have been writing songs now for over 30 years. It's what I long to do, love to do, and at times feel I need to do, and hope to continue doing until the ink runs dry and the notes fade. But for now, "Wide Open Light". Deliberately minimalist, the songs themselves do as much of the heavy lifting as the production (produced by myself, and my longtime collaborators Danny Kalb and Jason Mozersky)". Featured guests on the album include Jack Johnson, Shelby Lynne, and Piers Faccini.
Hecker, Tim [No Highs (2LP)]

June 23 street date. The latest by Canadian composer Tim Hecker serves as a beacon of unease against the deluge of false positive corporate ambient currently in vogue. Whether taken as warning or promise, "No Highs" delivers - this is music of austerity and ambiguity, purgatorial and seasick. A jagged anti-relaxant for our medicated age, rough-hewn and undefined. Morse code pulse programming flickers like distress signals while a gathering storm of strings, noise, and low-end looms in the distance. Processed electronics shiver and shudder against pitch-shifting assemblages of crackling voltage, mantric horns (including exquisite modal sax by Colin Stetson), and cathedral keys. Throughout, the pieces both accrue and avoid drama, more attuned to undertow than crescendo. Hecker mentions "negation" as a muse of sorts - the sense of tumult without bombast, tethered ecstasies, an escape from escapism. His is an antagonism both brusque and beguiling, devoid of resolution, beckoning the listener ever deeper into its greyscale alchemies of magisterial disquiet.
Hu [Rumble Of Thunder (2LP deluxe edition-ivory coloured)]

June 30 street date. Following the success of the initial standard iteration of "Rumble Of Thunder", which connects the world to Mongolian culture and its unique core values of natural preservation and spiritual connection with the earth, The Hu return with a deluxe version anchored by features from William DuVall of Alice in Chains, DL of Bad Wolves, and Serj Tankian of System of A Down and LP. Hailing from Mongolia, The Hu are unlike any other rock band in the world, introducing their new style of music they call "hunnu rock" - from the Mongolian root word for human being, "hu". The band has been #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart and Top New Artist Albums. This new vinyl edition also includes vinyl exclusive acoustic audio tracks.
Keys N Krates [Original Classic- Deluxe (2LP-blue vinyl)]

June 23 street date. Since forming a decade ago in Toronto, Keys N Krates have carved their own path via a bass-centric, sample-driven sound, melding the realms of electronic, hip-hop, and beyond. The group - composed of drummer Adam Tune, keyboardist David Matisse and turntablist Jr. Flo - has built a venerable reputation as one of the leading live electronic acts today on the strength of their onstage instrumentation and energetic sets. Dubbed as one of Billboard's "Dance Albums of the Year" and A2iM Libera nominated "Best Dance Record", the trio's sophomore album "Original Classic" has been pressed for the first time on exclusive classic blue vinyl as a double LP, paired with a series of remixes from Soul Clap, Justin Martin, TEK. LUN, Byron The Aquarius, etc.
King Krule [Space Heavy]

June 9 street date. UK songwriter/producer Archy Marshall, aka King Krule, presents his fourth studio record, "Space Heavy". Written from 2020 to 2022, the pensive 15 track album took shape over the course of commutes between London and Liverpool, where Archy was splitting his time. He found himself fascinated by the notion of "the space between" - the space haunted by dreams of love, touching a narrative of lost connection, losing people and situations to the guillotine of the universe. 10 years on from his debut album, "Space Heavy" presents King Krule at his most articulate; using his years of experience to create a dynamic body of work that reveals something new with every listen.
Lightning Dust [Nostalgia Killer]

June 9 street date. "Nostalgia Killer" is the new album from Vancouver's Lightning Dust, led by Amber Webber and Josh Wells, both founding members of Black Mountain. Across "Nostalgia Killer", Lightning Dust introduces a sound that feels vaguely familiar while forming a mythology all of their own. Although this exact work may not have been created if it wasn’t for the duo's separation, it would be wrong to simply call it a break-up album. The album title couldn't set a more perfect expectation for what the album holds. Hearing those words together, one might anticipate something harder, more chilly and severe. But what happens is quite the opposite: listeners find themselves wandering into someplace warm, guided by familiar sounds and voices. Little do they know they'll soon be flung into a climate unknown. Sticky with unresolved, living feelings, walls of synths and bass lines rise to chill-inducing heights, while maintaining space around Webber's singular voice as she sings of romantic warfare like some kind of cosmic Stevie Nicks. An album that sounds arena-ready and devastatingly intimate all at once.
Neutral Milk Hotel [On Avery Island (2LP/Anniversary edition)]

June 9 street date. Double vinyl LP pressing housed in gatefold jacket. Includes insert and digital download. Jeff Mangum creates a world of his own on this amazing 1996 debut from Neutral Milk Hotel. "On Avery Island" is full of trombone, keyboards, overdriven acoustics, and beautiful songs. On this anniversary reissue, the complete version of "Pree-Sisters Swallowing a Donkey's Eye" as originally intended completes the album.
Parks, Arlo [My Soft Machine (black vinyl)]

May 26 street date. Arlo Parks' sophomore album, "My Soft Machine", is a deeply personal body of work; a narration of Parks' experiences as she navigates her 20s and the growth intertwined. It follows her highly-praised debut album, "Collapsed In Sunbeams", which received two GRAMMY nominations for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album, won the BRIT Award for Best New Artist, received the Honda Mercury Prize, won the BBC Introducing Artist Of The Year Award, was nominated for Breakthrough International Act at the BET Awards and reached the top 3 on the UK Album Charts. For "My Soft Machine", Arlo worked alongside producers including Paul Epworth, Ariel Rechtshaid, Romil Hemnani (Brockhampton), Frank Ocean-collaborator Buddy Ross, and Carter Lang (SZA), whilst also self-producing a run of material on the album. The record features a guest vocal from musician and friend, Phoebe Bridgers.
Queens Of The Stone Age [In Times New Roman..(2LP)]

June 16 street date. Black vinyl 2LP.  "In Times New Roman…", the 8th studio album from Queens Of The Stone Age, is raw, brutal, and rough around the edges, but with a refinement that reveals itself further with each successive listen - and QOTSA founder Joshua Homme's lyrics are as witty and withering as ever. The results are instantly identifiable; QOTSA's sonic signature, expanded and embellished with new and unprecedented twists in virtually every song, a live in-a-room recording that showcases a band at the height of their creative powers. "In Times New Roman…" is a party for the obscene and the clean, the outcasts and the weirdos, and anyone and everyone in between. One of the most important bands in recent rock history is BACK, and it's no exaggeration to call this album a devastating rebirth.  The 11-track Double-LP is available on 4 Limited Edition Colour Variants (Green, Red, Clear Blue or Metallic Silver) as well as on Black vinyl or CD.
Swans [The Beggar (2LP)]

June 23 street date. "The Beggar" was written and produced by Michael Gira and features contributions from recent and former Swans, members of Angels Of Light, as well as guest Swan Ben Frost. "After numerous pandemic-induced cancellations of tours for the previous Swans album "leaving meaning", and an apparent bottomless pit of waiting, waiting, waiting, and the strange disorientation that came with this sudden but interminable forced isolation I decided it was time to write songs for a new Swans album and forget about everything else. They came relatively easily, always informed by the suspicion that these could be my last. When I finally was able to travel, songs in hand, to Berlin to work with my friends recording this record, the feeling was akin to the moment in "The Wizard of Oz" when the film changes from black and white to colour. Now I'm feeling quite optimistic. My favourite color is pink. I hope you enjoy the album" - Michael Gira.
Texas [The Very Best Of 1989-2023 (2LP-gold vinyl)]

June 16 street date. Texas are a Scottish rock band from Glasgow. They were founded in 1986 by Johnny McElhone (formerly of the bands Altered Images and Hipsway) and Sharleen Spiteri on lead vocals. Texas made their performing debut in March 1988 and released their debut album, "Southside", in 1989. Though not hugely successful in North America, they have had 13 UK top ten singles and 8 UK top ten albums. "The Very Best Of 1989-2023" is a career spanning collection of their work. It features 24 tracks, including two brand new singles, "After All" and "Keep On Talking".
This Is The Kit [Careful Of Your Keepers]

June 9 street date. This Is The Kit, the group led by Paris-based bandleader Kate Stables, return with their wondrous new album, "Careful Of Your Keepers", produced by Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals). The album is daring and soft, cutting and warm, and a wild feat of complexity and combined dispositions. There's a shared language of the band's family experience that is as audible as ever in these recordings, which boast beautiful instrumental performances that still leave the nuanced space required for Stables' vocals to live at the forefront. "Careful Of Your Keepers", according to Stables, is rooted in "the fragility of things. Of situations. Of relationships. Of humans. What we do to look after each other and ourselves. The passing of time and what that does to us, and how we live our lives going forward".
Ward, M. [Supernatural Thing]

June 16 street date. M. Ward has clearly mastered the whole vocabulary of American popular music and made serious decisions about how to employ it for his own ends. What Ward shares with Harry Smith's artists and Neil Young is a context of musical and human values: authenticity and intimacy. "Supernatural Thing"'s original songs sound freshly pulled from the ground, with a little earth sticking to them. Ward's lyric delivery has that slight rawness the ear loves, and his voice has quiet dignity and great tenderness. "Supernatural Thing" is an open-hearted, inviting album. The album's guest stars - First Aid Kit, Shovels & Rope, Scott McMicken, Neko Case, Jim James, others - enliven the album with surprises. Eight of the album's ten songs are Ward originals. There's an unusual Bowie choice, "I Can't Give Everything Away" from "Blackstar", and a live rendition of Daniel Johnston's "Story Of An Artist".
Water From Your Eyes [Everyone's Crushed]

May 26 street date. Life is horribly dark right now, and yet, it is not unfunny. That's the sentiment that animates Water From Your Eyes throughout their latest album, and first for Matador, "Everyone's Crushed". On the follow-up to the Brooklyn duo's 2021 breakthrough, "Structure", Rachel Brown (they/them) and Nate Amos (he/him) find silliness and fatalism dancing in a frantic lockstep, using heart palpitating rhythms and absurdist, deadpan lyrics to convey stories of personal and societal unease. Described by Brown as Water From Your Eyes' most collaborative record ever, it's a swollen contusion of an album: experimental pop music that's pretty and violent, raw and indelible.
Wye Oak [Every Day Like the Last: Collected Singles 2019-23]

June 23 street date. The nine songs on "Every Day Like the Last", which were recorded in Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack's current home state of North Carolina and Virginia at venues that include Stack's backyard studio, compiles the singles Wye Oak has released since 2019's glowing "Fortune" and includes three new songs. While it wasn't conceived the way an album traditionally is, these songs coalesce because of the way they examine and grapple with ambiguities, which is reflected by the dual meaning of the title and its attendant track, a pensive, suspended-in-mid-air track that contemplates the importance of human connection.
Youth Youth Youth [Sin]

June 16 street date. Youth Youth Youth were one of Toronto's original hardcore bands. Their "Sin" EP, originally released in 1983, is now available again as a full length LP, with the original EP and a stack of additional tracks. Long out of print and selling for Discogs prices, this release covers tracks from early demos, compilation tracks and the full 1983 EP. Download code as always.

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