Julien Baker today debuted the video for the title-track from her new album Turn Out The Lights, which will be released on October 27,…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.
Today’s announcement of three new releases from Belle and Sebastian, How To Solve Our Human Problems Part 1, How To Solve Our Human Problems…Read More
Daydreamers Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile’s first collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice is as rambling and aloof yet rocking as fans of either artist…Read More
Spoon have released a new video set to a live recording of album track, “I Ain’t The One.” British artists and filmmakers Iain Forsyth…Read More
Today, Belle & Sebastian have released the video for their latest single, “We Were Beautiful.” The clip was Directed by Blair Young from The…Read More
Matador Records has signed singer/songwriter Snail Mail. Snail Mail, AKA: 18-year-old Lindsey Jordan, will release her full-length debut in 2018, the album follows the…Read More
Julien Baker recently released her new video for “Appointments.” The clip was directed by Sophia Peer (Paramore, The National, Interpol). The track is off…Read More
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, have debuted their new single “Over Everything”. The track comes off their forthcoming release Lotta Sea Lice, out October…Read More
Julien Baker will release her second album Turn Out The Lights on October 27th, 2017 via Matador Records. Today the singer/songwriter is sharing the…Read More
“The Way You Used To Do,” the recently released first single from Queens Of The Stone Age’s approaching seventh album Villains, has been realised…Read More
Car Seat Headrest has released the new single “War Is Coming (If You Want It)”. “War Is Coming (If You Want It)”.The demo version,…Read More
Queens of the Stone Age are such a unique beast of a band, that it’s a wonder they release albums as often as they…Read More