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  Matador Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Matador Records is an influential record label which is famous for a roster of highly-respected indie rock artists and bands.
Matador was started by Chris Lombardi in 1989 in his New York City apartment.
Recently, Matador has had to sidestep unwanted involvement in the current Recording Industry Association of America dispute over Peer-to-peer file sharing networks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Matador_Records   (225 words)

 Matador Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Onetime Homestead Records manager Gerard Cosloy joined Lombardi in 1990 and together the duo oversaw the growth of a small musical empire that has become universally admired for its unflagging commitment to artistic freedom and diversity.
Matador's offices in Manhattan's Soho district were one the hottest spots in independent music during the '90s, serving as the dissemination point for the music of Pavement, Yo La Tengo, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Guided By Voices, Pizzicato Five, and countless others.
Now they've signed to Matador Records and are beginning their trek into the U.S. The droning dark moods are unceasingly melodic, invoking the shoegazing classics of the '80s.
www.epitonic.com /labels/matadorrecords.html   (1309 words)

 Yo La Tengo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2001 they recorded an instrumental soundtrack for eight short undersea documentaries of Jean Painleve, entitled The Sounds Of The Sounds Of Science.
Actor Dan Castellaneta (the voice of Homer Simpson) was present during the recording of the theme.
Matador Records reissued New Wave Hot Dogs, President Yo La Tengo and The Asparagus Song on a single CD in 1996.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yo_la_Tengo   (1058 words)

 Matador Records | Interpol Short Film Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To accompany the release of the upcoming Interpol album, Matador Records will be funding 10 short films inspired by the music and aesthetic of the band.
Employees and the members of the recording artists professionally known as "Interpol," and any of their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, family/household members are not eligible to enter the Contest.
Employees of Matador Recordings, LLC, and Beggars Group (USA), Inc., and any of their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, family/household members are not eligible to enter the Contest.
www.matadorrec.com /interpol/contest.html   (744 words)

 audiography: Theme: Record Labels - Matador Records
Matador Records was started by Chris Lombardi in 1989 and was at first run from his New York apartment.
Matador is often labelled an “indie- cred rock” label, and though this to some extent certainly is true (they certainly have artists that are both indie, rock and critically acclaimed), Lombardi and Cosloy claim that their music taste is the only thing that dictates who they sign.
Matador is very much an example of that starting small, doing everything yourself (sometimes with a little money help from larger labels though) and signing bands you are fan of can be very effective.
community.livejournal.com /audiography/1059767.html   (1146 words)

 Matador Records | Cat Power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Recorded at Memphis, TN's Ardent Studios over the summer by Stuart Sikes, 'The Greatest' while the most confident and life-affirming work of Chan Marshall's career, is as intensely personal, haunting and provocative as any of its predecessors.
There are two Cat Power songs plus a video on the new 'Matador At Fifteen' compilation: "Free" from the 'You Are Free' album, the rare "The Party" from the Japanese version of the album, and the video to "He War," directed by Brett Vapnek.
Shot from a great distance in gloriously grainy color, and recorded with all the ambient sounds of nature, this film in the tradition of Warhol and Wiseman is a fascinating document.
www.matadorrecords.com /cat_power   (3132 words)

 major labels: what's a mata, dor?
That "weight" is the credibility that Matador has built since they started in 1989, due in no small part to Cosloy's frequent and biting criticisms of major labels, their bands, and the indie labels that "go to bed with the majors." Apparently, the deal has worked for Atlantic.
The Matador deal is a "weird experiment," says Cosloy, "we'd like to be the exception to the rule—a major label deal that doesn't screw the bands or contribute to the homogenization of honest music...
The way we make records compared with the way they make records, ummm, the way we deal with bands, I mean, they aren't used to dealing with bands without managers and lawyers, they're not used to that kind of stuff.
www.arancidamoeba.com /mrr/whatsamatador.html   (1415 words)

 :: Altsounds.com :: - Aereogramme, Matador Records
Recording came quickly and their first fruit was borne in the shape of the Translations single on their own Babi-Yaga label, selling out within weeks.
Aereogrammes debut album is a record that marries punishing metal with sublime moments of beauty.
Its fair to say that things were tense at the beginning of recording 'sleep and release' and those problems started on the road.
www.altsounds.com /altsounds/bands/2458   (964 words)

 Matador Records - Label Profile - Stylus Magazine
Matador’s success soon extended into Europe -- in 1996, Matador Europe started releasing albums by American bands such as Modest Mouse, Sleater-Kinney, and Unwound (who do not appear on the American roster, but rather belong to their own separate labels) to the European public.
Matador Europe retained its separate offices while Beggars US moved in with Matador’s staff in New York.
Matador appears to have as auspicious a future as its triumphant past.
www.stylusmagazine.com /feature.php?ID=150   (639 words)

 Guide -- Matador's Indie Compilation Triumphs
Last year Matador Records gathered friends and family around to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
They've apparently expanded into hip-hop and electronic, as evidenced by the dope lyricism of Non Phixion and the Arsonists (the latter group is the next Wu-Tang, I swear) and the scary-ass drum-and-bass stylings of Jega (Yow!).
And despite the fact that it's not really a retrospective (although former Matador artists Guided By Voices are present despite having long since moved to TVT Records), the good offerings are, in fact, really good.
www.thehoya.com /guide/012800/guide5.htm   (510 words)

 Rock Bottom
Once the very center of the alterna-rock universe, premillennial Matador looks a lot like a throwback to the early nineties, when glum bands like Nirvana rocked the charts, flannel was all the rage, and "I'm a loser, baby" was the rallying cry of unambitious hipsters everywhere.
Matador's lately snagged such un-rockist fare as the techno act Boards of Canada and, more notably, the New York underground hip-hop act the Arsonists.
The latter signing, along with speculation that Matador is courting another underground hip-hop act, Non-Phixion, has prompted accusations that Matador is shadowing Rawkus -- a label that has found the kind of success with independent hip-hop that Matador enjoyed with indie rock in its mid-nineties heyday.
www.newyorkmetro.com /nymetro/arts/music/features/1175   (552 words)

 Matador becomes first indie record label on iTunes | MacMinute News
Matador Records, a New York-based independent label, has announced that "major chunks" of its extensive catalog, as well as new releases are available immediately from Apple's iTunes Music Store.
According to Matador, which is home to Interpol, Yo La Tengo, Belle & Sebastian and many others, it is the first indie record company to have its content available on iTunes.
Matador also said that in the months ahead, it hopes to make exclusive material available via iTunes, such as previews from forthcoming studio albums, outtakes, live tracks, and demo versions.
www.macminute.com /2003/10/11/matador   (173 words)

 Matador Records | MP3s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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www.web-buscador.com.ar /buscar.php?REQ=Matador+Records+%7C+MP3s   (201 words)

 Matador Records? - Mac Forums
The short answer is Apple hasn't asked to license Matador music yet, and it's not because we were barking up the wrong tree for the last couple months.
Matador Records is home to bands such as The New Pornographers, Yo La Tengo, Pavement, and many others.
I know that "Apple Records" is a no-no as far as a name goes, but couldn't Apple provide their own version of a "record label" that would provide independent artists with an equal-footing outlet with the big 5 (or 20, with these others included)?
forums.macrumors.com /showthread.php?t=25806&page=1   (1929 words)

 Everything is Nice: Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Between Homestead Records and Matador Records, Gerard Cosloy has managed to put together some of the leading "stars" of independent rock.
What's Up Matador, which came out a couple of years ago, is a very funny program that is set up like a kid's show and features "interviews" with various Matador records stars, along with even more classic videos from the artists mentioned above, and some others also.
Matador is the best record label around, and there is ample proof on this DVD of that.
www.apexesources.com /dvd/744861040002   (369 words)

 Matador Records | Matador Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Matador no longer does snail-mail order, but there are many companies that do, listed at the link above, along with other online sources for Matador releases.
AIM (The Association Of Independent Music) is the UK association of independent record labels; Impala is the Europe-wide association.
Matador Records is a member of both bodies.
www.matador-records.com /matadorinfo/index.html   (197 words)

 Guided By Voices - Earthquake Glue - Matador Records
Falling comfortably between Under The Bushes, Under The Stars and Mag Earwhig, this release seeks to take the studio know-how gained from their TVT Records stint and use it with writer and frontman Robert Pollard’s sometimes fractured vision of rock music.
The combination works surprisingly well, certainly better than it did on their previous outing, Universal Truths and Cycles which, although it was a very good recording in its own right, sounded constricted by the tenet of producing a saleable single.
I’d recommend Earthquake Glue to GBV fans (who probably already have it), but I’d also recommend it to anyone who is tired of the ever-splintering musical network, confused by which type, genus or species of rock music is the one they actually like.
www.musictap.net /Reviews/GBVEarthquakeGlue.html   (526 words)

 Various Artists - Everything Is Nice: The Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology (Matador) - Drawer B Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The label has been home to such a strangely diverse collection of bands, artists, and freaks that it has become sort of an evil twin of the corporate music world that doesn't need major label partnerships anymore to make a dent in the music scene.
Matador hardly seems like an independent label because its output is so much larger than any other indie I can think of.
It would make sense if Matador were only featuring bands currently on the roster, but that's obviously not the case since Guided By Voices is on here.
www.drawerb.com /features/matador.htm   (541 words)

 CityBeat: The Indie Decade (1999-07-22)
Two durable American indie labels, Merge and Matador, are each celebrating 10 years of operation with compilation records (Oh, Merge, and Music is Nice, respectively) and celebratory concerts.
Matador, based in New York City, has a snarky, slightly hip attitude, evidenced in its 10-year anniversary campaign, "Matador is Nice." This cheekiness extends to the staff, headed by co-owners Chris Lombardi and Gerard Cosloy.
Matador had the status of a label like Sub Pop, without being tied to one sound.
www.citybeat.com /1999-07-22/printable/music3.html   (1394 words)

 Kimchee Records | Bands | Thalia Zedek
In '84 she founded Uzi, whose more daring and abrasive creations were released on the EP Sleep Asylum on Homestead Records (later re-released on Matador Records), but who, in keeping with tradition, had broken up by the time the record came out.
Thalia stuck with these experimental noise contemporaries of Sonic Youth for two albums and an ep before their breakup and her own personal demons led her back to Boston, where she founded Come with band mainstay Chris Brokaw.
They recorded four critically acclaimed albums for Matador, cementing their reputation as foremost purveyors of some of the most broodingly passionate music of the '90s.
www.kimcheerecords.com /bands/thaliazedek   (343 words)

 Guided By Voices, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
By the release of 1995's Alien Lanes, the group had joined Matador's official roster; their contract with Scat was completed with the spring release of Box, a five-disc box set containing the band's pre-Propeller albums.
Greer left the band before the recording for Under the Bushes Under the Stars, which was released in spring of 1996.
That fall, Pollard and Tobin Sprout both released solo albums on the same day; the records were quickly followed by an album-length EP a month after their release.
www.emusic.com /artist/10514/10514519.html   (1127 words)

 various-artists-matador Mp3 Albums Review
Matador Records is known for its selection of outstanding musical artists -- the bands that are/were signed to them range from indie-rock legends to obscure gems.
Several indie-rock staples were signed onto Matador over the years, and they are given places of honor: the gone-but-never-forgotten Pavement, excellent Guided by Voices and Spoon, as well as other outstanding bands like The Fall, Cat Power, Superchunk and Yo La Tengo.
Matador plays it safe with some of the songs, such as Pavement and Teenage Fanclub, but also plays risky by including so many songs by little-known bands.
www.full-albums.net /albums_review-various-artists-matador.asp   (2384 words)

 belle-and-sebastian Mp3 Albums Review
Nonetheless, this record is, for the most part, a gentle, fun, and beautiful throwback to the golden days of 60s pop, not to mention a marvelous listen.
Yes, it is a Great (capital G) record, but I do not think that its immediate successor or their 2003 return to form (Dear Catastrophe Waitress) are any less appealing.
Clearly, there is little on this record to boost one's spirits, except maybe the fathomless truth and bittersweet beauty of the songs.
www.full-albums.net /albums_review-belle-and-sebastian.asp   (4704 words)

 Non-Phixion Leaves Matador Records published by SOHH.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The group was set to release their debut album later on this summer, but according to a release on the label's site, this is not to be.
After months of preparations for the release of this album, the group has reached the conclusion that Matador is not the right label for them.
While we wish they had made this decision prior to signing a contract or recording the album, we see no reason to stand in their way and we look forward to reaching an amicable settlement.
www.sohh.com /article_print.php?content_ID=1468   (282 words)

 Matador Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
JoeRockhead.com carries a wide selection of independent music on CD from leading American labels such as Bloodshot Records, Matador Records, Daemon Records...
Matador Records took the opportunity to gain all these retailers' attention by arranging for Interpol to play on boat in the San Diego bay.
The description of the album on the Matador Records website notes that Matmos created, “a series of ‘sound portraits’ of a pantheon of people that they...
www.wikiverse.org /matador-records   (260 words)

 GreenCine | product main - Everything Is Nice: The Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology (2000)
Matador Records may well have been the finest indie rock label of the 1990s.
Everything Is Nice: Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology collects music videos from a handful of Matador acts, including Pavement, Cat Power, Helium, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Guitar Wolf, Cornelius, Pizzicato Five, and more.
Also included is background on the label, and brief interludes from friends and associates of Matador.
www.greencine.com /webCatalog?id=9734   (174 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This covered such labels and bands as 4AD (Bauhaus, The Pixies), Mantra Records (Dot Allison, Natacha Atlas), The Beggars Banquet label proper (the Cult, Gary Numan), as well as XL Records, Wija, and Too Pure.
At the same time, I continued to work the Matador catalog, featuring new releases from Interpol and Cat Power, amongst others. 1994 - Sept. 2002 Doormat Publishing, Matador Records, New York, NY Co-founder, President Was responsible for signing an extensive catalogue of talent to Matador's in-house publishing subsidiary including Cat Power, Cornelius, and Tobin Sprout.
Recorded records for several major independent labels including SST, Sub-Pop, and Twin Tone.
www.bmi.com /special/sxsw2005/press/downloads/lhysen.doc   (371 words)

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