Thurston Moore’s forthcoming release Rock n Roll Consciousness is set for release on April 28th, via Caroline International. The album was recorded with producer…Read More
Matador was started by Chris Lombardi in 1989 in his New York City apartment. The following year, Lombardi was joined by former Homestead Records manager Gerard Cosloy, and the two of them have run it together since. In 1993, the label began a partnership with Atlantic Records which lasted for a couple of years. Then in 1996, Capitol Records purchased a 49 percent stake in Matador, but Lombardi and Cosloy bought it back in 1999. It has been co-owned by the Beggars Group since 2002 and now operates in both New York and London.
Patrick Amory, Matador’s longtime label manager, is currently label President and a partner of Lombardi and Cosloy.
In the early 2000s, Matador had to sidestep unwanted involvement in the current Recording Industry Association of America dispute over Peer-to-peer file sharing networks. Matador’s Patrick Amory contacted the RIAA multiple times in order to ensure that an erroneous listing on the group’s website of Matador as an RIAA member was removed. After several attempts, the name of the independent label was removed from the membership list.
Matador acquired True Panther Sounds as an imprint in 2009.
In October 2010, Matador celebrated the label’s 21st anniversary with a series of concerts at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Pavement, Yo La Tengo, the New Pornographers, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Guided By Voices, Kurt Vile, Cold Cave, Fucked Up, Liz Phair, Shearwater, Superchunk, Come, Times New Viking, Belle & Sebastian, Cat Power, Chavez, Perfume Genius, Harlem, and Guitar Wolf were amongst the participants.
Perfume Genius will release his fourth album, No Shape on May 5th via Matador Records. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, produced by…Read More
Spoon has anchored down in their hometown of Austin, Texas for SXSW 2017, doing a three-night residency at The Main, formerly and famously known…Read More
Spoon’s latest record (their ninth!) ‘Hot Thoughts’ is a stealth like proposition; it’s an album that’s simple in sound but made up of multiple,…Read More
Belle & Sebastian has added a run of Midwest shows to their North America tour this summer, in addition to previously announced East Coast…Read More
Ceremony, are excited to celebrate 12-years of endless touring with a three-night residency at The Echo in Los Angeles. The band will play a…Read More
For the last few months, Spoon’s new single, has received a campaign of subliminal placements. “Can I Sit Next To You” has seen the…Read More
Belle & Sebastian will return to North America this summer for a run of East Coast tour dates, in addition to a West Coast…Read More
Interpol will celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their debut album Turn On The Bright Lights by playing the record in its entirety during a…Read More
Today, Spoon shared details of their forthcoming ninth album Hot Thoughts, set for release on March 17 through Matador Records. Spoon have also shared…Read More
Memphis, TN-based singer/songwriter Julien Baker is the latest addition to the renowned Matador Records roster. The 21-year-old’s devastating and vulnerable debut album, Sprained Ankle,…Read More
On January 13, 2017, Chavez (Matt Sweeney, Clay Tarver, James Lo, Scott Marshall) will release Cockfighters, a new 3-song 12”/digital EP on Matador Records….Read More