Today, Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released the second video from his album No Shape, which came out last Friday. “Die 4 You” is…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.
Oh how titles can come back to haunt artists. On this follow up to Mike Hadreas’ (aka Perfume Genius) follow-up to his breakthrough album…Read More
Matador Records has announced that it will release Algiers’ sophomore album, The Underside Of Power, on June 23rd. Produced by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and…Read More
Today at 3pm EST, in the middle of a Twitter Q&A, Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, just dropped the second song from his forthcoming…Read More
Max Asper, recently caught up with lead singer and guitarist Britt Daniel from Spoon, at SXSW 2017. The band were doing a three-night residency…Read More
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
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