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Hælos - Earth Not Above
The new EP, which features the recently shared title track along with three brand new songs - ‘Cloud Nine’, ‘Breathe’ and ‘Ethyr’ - sees Hælos take another exciting step forward which further demonstrates the band’s ability to create mesmerizing and vividly cinematic electronic pop.

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Haelos - Full Circle
Every generation has their own version of the blues - music that captures a sense of melancholia and provides a sonic reflecting pool for young lovers, old souls and the eternally heartbroken. For their darkly shaded and radiant debut album ‘Full Circle’ Haelos have found their blues where others go to find pure, uncut joy: the dancefloor. The London trio’s version of a night out is a million miles away from mirror balls and sweaty bodies, their rippling electronic pop conjuring the exhilarating privacy of a cavernous club’s dark pockets and the introspective comedowns that accompany rainy 5 am cab rides. “It’s the music you put on after the club,” Lotti Benardout, who shares vocal duties with her other bandmates, states. “You can still feel that energy and euphoria, but it might bring you back to reflect on certain moments or memories.” The three bandmates decided to collaborate having been working on separate projects. Arthur Delaney and Dom Goldsmith had been working on material under the working title of Haelos; Lotti had been writing with Dom who was producing an EP for her at the time. The nocturnal, throbbing ‘Dust’ was the first finished work to come from the trio’s newly formed union; over the course of the following year, the rest of ‘Full Circle’s shadowy sounds came together. “When you don’t know people that well, you can look back at things and retell your story,” says Benardout on Haelos’ ability to mature from relative strangers into a cohesive musical unit. “It’s new again. There’s something quite cathartic about it.”

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Belle & Sebastian - Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
CD - Matador - OLE10562 - £11.99Add to basket
Yo La Tengo - Extra Painful
Yo La Tengo's classic 1993 album, 'Painful', reissued with 12 bonus tracks...

2 x CD - Matador - OLE10632 - £12.99Add to basket
Belle & Sebastian - Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
2 x LP - Matador - OLE10561 - £21.99Add to basket
Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines (LIMITED SIGNED COPIES)
Steve Gunn’s music has always embraced expanse and movement, springing from the simple and profound relationship between humans and their environment. ‘Eyes On The Lines’, his Matador debut and follow-up to the pastoral and highly acclaimed ‘Way Out Weather’, is Gunn’s most explicit ode to the blissful uncertainty of adventure yet. Accompanied by a full band - Nathan Bowles (drums, banjo, organ), Hans Chew (wurlitzer), James Elkington (guitar, lap steel, dobro), Mary Lattimore (harp), Jason Meagher (bass, guitar, flute), Paul Sukeena (guitar), Justin Tripp (bass, keyboards), John Truscinski (drums) - ‘Eyes On The Lines’ presents Gunn embracing his urban surroundings through a series of songs that showcase his extraordinary ability to match inventive hooks to deftly constructed melodies full of personality. Gunn’s songwriting on ‘Eyes On The Lines’ tells vibrant and evocative tales through a series of both imagined and real life characters and moments but throughout he is more narrator than diarist.

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Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines (+DOWNLOAD) (+LIMITED SIGNED CD SLEEVE)
Steve Gunn’s music has always embraced expanse and movement, springing from the simple and profound relationship between humans and their environment. ‘Eyes On The Lines’, his Matador debut and follow-up to the pastoral and highly acclaimed ‘Way Out Weather’, is Gunn’s most explicit ode to the blissful uncertainty of adventure yet. Accompanied by a full band - Nathan Bowles (drums, banjo, organ), Hans Chew (wurlitzer), James Elkington (guitar, lap steel, dobro), Mary Lattimore (harp), Jason Meagher (bass, guitar, flute), Paul Sukeena (guitar), Justin Tripp (bass, keyboards), John Truscinski (drums) - ‘Eyes On The Lines’ presents Gunn embracing his urban surroundings through a series of songs that showcase his extraordinary ability to match inventive hooks to deftly constructed melodies full of personality. Gunn’s songwriting on ‘Eyes On The Lines’ tells vibrant and evocative tales through a series of both imagined and real life characters and moments but throughout he is more narrator than diarist.

LP - Matador - OLE10901 - £21.99Add to basket
Darkside - Psychic
Collaboration between Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington. Slow house / techno immersesd in bluesy, psychedelic sounds. This cuts a new frontier between musical genres to dreamlike and cinematic effect...

LP - Matador - OLE10351 - £19.99Add to basket
Darkside - Psychic
Collaboration between Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington. Slow house / techno immersesd in bluesy, psychedelic sounds. This cuts a new frontier between musical genres to dreamlike and cinematic effect...

CD - Matador - OLE10352 - £10.99Add to basket
Savages - Silence Yourself
CD - Matador - OLE10362 - £10.99Add to basket
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
CD - Matador - OLE2222 - £7.99Add to basket
Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe
Back in stock! Deluxe version of the debut Pavement album. Double CD featuring the complete 'Slanted' recording sessions plus 'Watery, Domestic' EP, b-sides and more. 48 tracks!

2 x CD - Matador - OLE5572 - £18.99
Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast
10 aural and visuals portraits of subjects ranging from Darby Crash to Larry Levan. Featuring Antony, the Kronos Quartet, Bjork...

CD - Matador - OLE6772 - £15.99
Mission Of Burma - Signals, Calls, And Marches
1981 EP plus songs from the debut 7" plus two previously unreleased outtakes. Includes DVD and booklet. Classic and hugely influential post punk.

CD+DVD - Matador - OLE7302 - £13.99
Mission Of Burma - Vs.
Classic debut album from 1982 from Boston post punk legends Mission Of Burma, like a cross between Gang Of Four and Husker Du. CD comes with bonus DVD, live March 1983.

CD+DVD - Matador - OLE7312 - £13.99
Ponys - Turn The Lights Out
Ponys' previous albums have been big favourites here in Jumbo - this looks set to go the same way. Sludgy garage punk meets New York art rock / new wave.

CD - Matador - OLE7352 - £10.99
Love Of Diagrams - Pace Or The Patience
4 tracks

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Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo
Stripped-back songwriting with a real warm melodic feel, streaked with slacker poetry and a long line of American songwriting stretching from Velvet Underground to J.Masics, Grey Dulli, Grant Hart and Royal Trux. Kurt Vile has served up an ace here.

LP - Matador - OLE9381 - £15.99
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo
Stripped-back songwriting with a real warm melodic feel, streaked with slacker poetry and a long line of American songwriting stretching from Velvet Underground to J.Masics, Grey Dulli, Grant Hart and Royal Trux. Kurt Vile has served up an ace here.

CD - Matador - OLE9382 - £8.99Add to basket
Yo La Tengo - Fade
The highly anticipated thirteenth full-length from Yo La Tengo...

CD - Matador - OLE9942 - £11.99Add to basket
Kurt Vile - Walking On A Pretty Daze
Wakin On A Pretty Daze, Vile’s fifth full-length, is an album that builds on all Kurt has done before, that makes sense of the supposedly contrary impulses of his previous work. Learning whilst ascending, he’s crafted an album that would have sounded great 30 years ago, sounds great today and will still sound great 30 years from now. Realising he’s in no rush to prove anything to anyone, songs on Wakin On A Pretty Daze unfurl at their own extended and unhurried pace, but not a second of this loveliness is wasted or surplus. The likes of ‘Air Bud’, ‘Was All Talk’ and ‘Gold Tone’ could keep on ringing out, exploring every possible wrinkle in its chord sequences and expounding with wisdom on the simple pleasures of a beautiful day, for as long as Kurt could stand to play them. These aren’t jams; these are songs that glide as they unwind, with a natural charm that’s enough to convince you that, yes, for Kurt, Makin’ music is easy. Check!!!

2 x LP - Matador - OLE9981 - £21.99Add to basket
Kurt Vile - Waking On A Pretty Daze
Wakin On A Pretty Daze, Vile’s fifth full-length, is an album that builds on all Kurt has done before, that makes sense of the supposedly contrary impulses of his previous work. Learning whilst ascending, he’s crafted an album that would have sounded great 30 years ago, sounds great today and will still sound great 30 years from now. Realising he’s in no rush to prove anything to anyone, songs on Wakin On A Pretty Daze unfurl at their own extended and unhurried pace, but not a second of this loveliness is wasted or surplus. The likes of ‘Air Bud’, ‘Was All Talk’ and ‘Gold Tone’ could keep on ringing out, exploring every possible wrinkle in its chord sequences and expounding with wisdom on the simple pleasures of a beautiful day, for as long as Kurt could stand to play them. These aren’t jams; these are songs that glide as they unwind, with a natural charm that’s enough to convince you that, yes, for Kurt, Makin’ music is easy. Check!!!

CD - Matador - OLE9982 - £8.99Add to basket
Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
The thirteenth album in Car Seat Headrest’s (23-year-old Will Toledo) oeuvre, second on Matador and first to be recorded in a proper studio with a full band and producer (Steve Fisk). On ‘Teens Of Denial’, Toledo moves from bedroom pop to something approaching classic-rock grandeur and huge (if detailed and personal) narrative ambitions, with nods to The Cars, Pavement, Jonathan Richman, Wire and William Onyeabor. By turns tender and caustic, empathetic and solipsistic, literary and vernacular, profound and profane, self-loathing and self-aggrandizing, he conjures a specifically 21st Century mindset, a product of information overload, the loneliness it can foster and the escape music can provide. ‘Teens Of Denial’ refracts Toledo’s particular, personal story of one difficult year through cultural touchstones such as the biography of Frank Sinatra, the evolution of the Me Generation as seen in ‘Mad Men’ and elsewhere, plus elements of Eastern and Western theology. The whole thing flaunts a kind of conceptual, lyrical and musical ambition that has been missing from far too much 21st Century music.

CD - Matador - OLE10919 - £10.99Add to basket
Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
The thirteenth album in Car Seat Headrest’s (23-year-old Will Toledo) oeuvre, second on Matador and first to be recorded in a proper studio with a full band and producer (Steve Fisk). On ‘Teens Of Denial’, Toledo moves from bedroom pop to something approaching classic-rock grandeur and huge (if detailed and personal) narrative ambitions, with nods to The Cars, Pavement, Jonathan Richman, Wire and William Onyeabor. By turns tender and caustic, empathetic and solipsistic, literary and vernacular, profound and profane, self-loathing and self-aggrandizing, he conjures a specifically 21st Century mindset, a product of information overload, the loneliness it can foster and the escape music can provide. ‘Teens Of Denial’ refracts Toledo’s particular, personal story of one difficult year through cultural touchstones such as the biography of Frank Sinatra, the evolution of the Me Generation as seen in ‘Mad Men’ and elsewhere, plus elements of Eastern and Western theology. The whole thing flaunts a kind of conceptual, lyrical and musical ambition that has been missing from far too much 21st Century music.

2 x LP - Matador - OLE10910 - £21.99
Algiers - The Underside Of Power
Matador Records present Algiers’ second album, ‘The Underside Of Power’, recorded largely in Bristol and produced by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Ali Chant and mixed by Randall Dunn (Sunn O)))), with post-production by Ben Greenberg (The Men, Hubble, Uniform). Touchstones on the uncompromising and impassioned album run from Southern rap to Northern soul, gospel to IDM, industrial to grime to Italo. More pertinent than ever before, ‘The Underside Of Power’ follows Algiers’ 2015 eponymous debut which received praise from the NY Times, Pitchfork, The Quietus and others. The record touches on oppression, police brutality, dystopia and hegemonic power structures. Its fiery lyrics encompass TS Eliot, the Old Testament, The New Jim Crow, Tamir Rice and Hannah Arendt, while carried by soulful and visceral songs, meditative moments and personal reflection.

CD - Matador - OLE11172 - £10.99
Algiers - The Underside Of Power (Coloured Vinyl)
Matador Records present Algiers’ second album, ‘The Underside Of Power’, recorded largely in Bristol and produced by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Ali Chant and mixed by Randall Dunn (Sunn O)))), with post-production by Ben Greenberg (The Men, Hubble, Uniform). Touchstones on the uncompromising and impassioned album run from Southern rap to Northern soul, gospel to IDM, industrial to grime to Italo. More pertinent than ever before, ‘The Underside Of Power’ follows Algiers’ 2015 eponymous debut which received praise from the NY Times, Pitchfork, The Quietus and others. The record touches on oppression, police brutality, dystopia and hegemonic power structures. Its fiery lyrics encompass TS Eliot, the Old Testament, The New Jim Crow, Tamir Rice and Hannah Arendt, while carried by soulful and visceral songs, meditative moments and personal reflection. Indies-only cream vinyl version!

LP - Matador - OLE11178 - £15.99
Kurt Vile - B'lieve Me I’m Goin Down…
b’lieve i'm goin down… is Vile’s sixth album, and shows Kurt both deeply introspective and briskly self-assured. As longtime fan Kim Gordon wrote in her bio for the album: “Kurt does his own myth-making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air. Recorded and mixed in a number of locations, including Los Angeles and Joshua tree, b’lieve i'm goin down… is a handshake across the country, east to west coast, thru the dustbowl history (“valley of ashes”) of woody honest strait forward talk Guthrie, and a cali canyon dead still nite floating in a nearly waterless landscape. The record is all air, weightless, bodyless, but grounded in convincing authenticity, in the best version of a singer songwriter upcycling.”

Jumbo's Matthew Bradshaw says "An awesome follow-up to the last album (which was one of our albums of the year)...Expanding upon an already incredible sound and feel this is augmented by more beautiful, playful and profound lyrical wit and instrumentation...A glorious, slow-burning thing of beauty...Recommended!"

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Kurt Vile - B'lieve Me I’m Goin Down…
b’lieve i'm goin down… is Vile’s sixth album, and shows Kurt both deeply introspective and briskly self-assured. As longtime fan Kim Gordon wrote in her bio for the album: “Kurt does his own myth-making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air. Recorded and mixed in a number of locations, including Los Angeles and Joshua tree, b’lieve i'm goin down… is a handshake across the country, east to west coast, thru the dustbowl history (“valley of ashes”) of woody honest strait forward talk Guthrie, and a cali canyon dead still nite floating in a nearly waterless landscape. The record is all air, weightless, bodyless, but grounded in convincing authenticity, in the best version of a singer songwriter upcycling.”

2 x LP - Matador - OLE10331 - £19.99Add to basket
Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?
In 2013, the Canadian duo, comprised of principle songwriter and vocalist Devon Welsh and producer Matthew Otto, made a lasting impression with their debut full length ‘Impersonator’, which garnered praise from tastemaker and mainstream media alike as one of the year’s best and most notable albums. The band have since been fastidiously crafting their second studio album. ‘Are You Alone?’ sees the expansion of Majical Cloudz’ sonic and narrative scope in adventurous new directions while retaining the unmistakable building blocks that have singled out the musical-performance art project as a unique proposition. Simple yet emotionally confounding lyrics showcasing a raw vulnerability which explore love and friendship, heartbreak and sadness, delivered in Welsh’s arresting baritone and filled out by minimalist yet evocative production and instrumentation, bringing the songs’ underlying emotional core to stirring realization. Throughout 12 poignant and resonant compositions Welsh and Otto have created a soulful and cinematic novella, continuing their artistic evolution at the forefront of brave and uncompromising musical performance.

Jumbo's Matthew Bradshaw says "Sophomore release from minimalist synth-poppers 'Majical Cloudz'. Confessional, simplistic lyricism over gently pulsing ambient synths... "

CD - Matador - OLE10742 - £12.99Add to basket
Savages - Adore Life
"It’s about change and the power to change. It’s about metamorphosis and evolution. It’s about sticking to your guns and toughing it out. It’s about now, not tomorrow. It’s about recognizing your potential. It’s about self-doubt and inaction. It’s about you. It’s about me. It’s about you and me and the others. It’s about the choices we make. It’s about finding the poetry and avoiding the cliché. It’s about being the solution, not the problem. It’s about showing weakness to be strong. It’s about digging through your dirt to look for diamonds. It's about claiming your right to think unacceptable thoughts. It’s about boredom and the things we do to drive it away. It’s about being on your own so you can be with people. It’s about knowing what it means to be human and what it might mean one day. It’s about the parts and the sum of the parts. It's about the music and the message: together, one and the same. It’s about bass, guitars, drums and vocals. It’s about opening-out and never, ever dying. But most of all it’s about love, every kind of love. Love is the answer."

CD - Matador - OLE10762 - £10.99Add to basket
Savages - Adore Life
"It’s about change and the power to change. It’s about metamorphosis and evolution. It’s about sticking to your guns and toughing it out. It’s about now, not tomorrow. It’s about recognizing your potential. It’s about self-doubt and inaction. It’s about you. It’s about me. It’s about you and me and the others. It’s about the choices we make. It’s about finding the poetry and avoiding the cliché. It’s about being the solution, not the problem. It’s about showing weakness to be strong. It’s about digging through your dirt to look for diamonds. It's about claiming your right to think unacceptable thoughts. It’s about boredom and the things we do to drive it away. It’s about being on your own so you can be with people. It’s about knowing what it means to be human and what it might mean one day. It’s about the parts and the sum of the parts. It's about the music and the message: together, one and the same. It’s about bass, guitars, drums and vocals. It’s about opening-out and never, ever dying. But most of all it’s about love, every kind of love. Love is the answer."

LP - Matador - OLE10761 - £16.99Add to basket
Haelos - Full Circle
Every generation has their own version of the blues - music that captures a sense of melancholia and provides a sonic reflecting pool for young lovers, old souls and the eternally heartbroken. For their darkly shaded and radiant debut album ‘Full Circle’ Haelos have found their blues where others go to find pure, uncut joy: the dancefloor. The London trio’s version of a night out is a million miles away from mirror balls and sweaty bodies, their rippling electronic pop conjuring the exhilarating privacy of a cavernous club’s dark pockets and the introspective comedowns that accompany rainy 5 am cab rides. “It’s the music you put on after the club,” Lotti Benardout, who shares vocal duties with her other bandmates, states. “You can still feel that energy and euphoria, but it might bring you back to reflect on certain moments or memories.” The three bandmates decided to collaborate having been working on separate projects. Arthur Delaney and Dom Goldsmith had been working on material under the working title of Haelos; Lotti had been writing with Dom who was producing an EP for her at the time. The nocturnal, throbbing ‘Dust’ was the first finished work to come from the trio’s newly formed union; over the course of the following year, the rest of ‘Full Circle’s shadowy sounds came together. “When you don’t know people that well, you can look back at things and retell your story,” says Benardout on Haelos’ ability to mature from relative strangers into a cohesive musical unit. “It’s new again. There’s something quite cathartic about it.”

LP - Matador - OLE10841 - £16.99Add to basket
Spoon - Gimme Fiction
Spoon’s classic ‘Gimme Fiction’ celebrates its 10th anniversary with a deluxe version on double CD and 180g double vinyl, released on Matador Records. The reissue contains the original album newlyremastered by Howie Weinberg from the original tapes, a second disc with 12 previously unreleased demos from the era, a digital download of nine additional bonus tracks and a full colour book containing photos and an extensive oral history of the making of the album by The AV Club’s Sean O’Neal. The deluxe LP package also includes tipped sleeves, a 24” x 36” poster and a digital download of all songs. ‘Gimme Fiction’ dragged the sonic pointillism of ‘Kill The Moonlight’ further into dub-influenced weirdness as the increasingly confident Spoon went crazy in the studio, experimenting with everything from warped hip hop samples to horse whinnies. Whatever digging or strange alchemy had to go into it, they only produced more gold. ‘Gimme Fiction’ deserves special recognition as the album where Spoon took creative and stylistic quantum leaps that resulted in classics ‘I Turn My Camera On’, ‘The Beast And Dragon Adored’, ‘My Mathematical Mind’, ‘I Summon You’ and so many more. 10 years later, ‘Gimme Fiction’ gets the deluxe release it so richly deserves.

2 x CD - Matador - OLE11042 - £10.99Add to basket
Lucy Dacus - No Burden
“This Richmond singer-songwriter's just-released ‘No Burden’ is one of 2016's best indie rock debuts” - Rolling Stone “Lucy Dacus’ ‘No Burden’ is an uncommonly warm indie rock record. Lead guitar lines pour in like slow columns of sunlight, and Dacus’ voice itself is a comforting blur” - Pitchfork “Her power-pop songs are naturally rootsy, embodying an authentic Southern soul… yet her voice transcends her locale and her age, a confident blend of Sharon Van Etten’s aching power, Jenny Lewis’ cool drawl and Courtney Barnett’s bright wit” - NPR

LP - Matador - OLE11151 - £16.99Add to basket
Spoon - Hot Thoughts
Within the space of 10 captivating songs – all written by Britt Daniel - ‘Hot Thoughts’ creates a musical universe all its own, with individual worlds ranging from the kaleidoscopic opening / title track, through the gargantuan stomp of ‘Do I Have To Talk You Into It’ and ubiquitous wiry hooks of ‘Can I Sit Next To You’ to the bittersweet ‘I ain’t the One’ and beyond.

CD - Matador - OLE11282 - £10.99Add to basket
Spoon - Hot Thoughts (Coloured Vinyl)
Within the space of 10 captivating songs – all written by Britt Daniel - ‘Hot Thoughts’ creates a musical universe all its own, with individual worlds ranging from the kaleidoscopic opening / title track, through the gargantuan stomp of ‘Do I Have To Talk You Into It’ and ubiquitous wiry hooks of ‘Can I Sit Next To You’ to the bittersweet ‘I ain’t the One’ and beyond.

LP - Matador - OLE11288 - £15.99
BODY/HEAD - NO WAVES
Body/Head is the duo of Kim Gordon (CKM, Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, etc.) and guitarist Bill Nace (X.O.4, Vampire Belt, Ceylon Mange, etc). Recorded on March 24th, 2014 during Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN at the Bijou Theater, this high quality live recording captures Gordon and Nace at peak chemistry, clearing pathways of possibility using great waves of amplification and voice, during the tour supporting 2013’s critically lauded ‘Coming Apart’. Instead of presenting ‘tracks’ or ‘songs’ from the record, this album should be considered a ‘moment’, one pinnacle set that was beautifully caught in time.

CD - Matador - OLE11212 - £10.99Add to basket
Perfume Genius - No Shape
Perfume Genius’s 2014 breakout album ‘Too Bright’, featuring seismic anthem ‘Queen’, marked a musical and performative leap that sounds unlike anything before or since. With his new songs, Hadreas goes even further, merging church music, makeout music, R&B, art pop, Krautrock and queer soul into his take on stadium anthems, completing the journey from critically acclaimed underground hero to fully fledged pop auteur.

2 x LP - Matador - OLE11131 - £19.99Add to basket
Perfume Genius - No Shape
Perfume Genius’s 2014 breakout album ‘Too Bright’, featuring seismic anthem ‘Queen’, marked a musical and performative leap that sounds unlike anything before or since. With his new songs, Hadreas goes even further, merging church music, makeout music, R&B, art pop, Krautrock and queer soul into his take on stadium anthems, completing the journey from critically acclaimed underground hero to fully fledged pop auteur.

CD - Matador - OLE11132 - £10.99Add to basket
Perfume Genius - No Shape - Clear Vinyl Version
Perfume Genius’s 2014 breakout album ‘Too Bright’, featuring seismic anthem ‘Queen’, marked a musical and performative leap that sounds unlike anything before or since. With his new songs, Hadreas goes even further, merging church music, makeout music, R&B, art pop, Krautrock and queer soul into his take on stadium anthems, completing the journey from critically acclaimed underground hero to fully fledged pop auteur.

2 x LP - Matador - OLE11138 - £19.99Add to basket
Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
“The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against - their villain - same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go.” - Joshua Homme Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one yearlong detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age re-emerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, ‘Villains’. Produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder, ‘Villains’ is the first full album offering from Queens Of The Stone Age since 2013’s ‘…Like Clockwork’ gave the band its first #1 album in the US. Like the stunning artwork of returning illustrator Boneface, the sonic signatures of the line-up that took ‘…Like Clockwork’ around the world and back are as unmistakable as ever, though coexisting with sufficient new twists to induce recurring double takes. As Homme himself puts it, “The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question ‘what do we sound like now?’ If you can’t make a great first record, you should just stop - but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn’t evolve, you become a parody of that original sound.”

CD - Matador - OLE11252 - £10.99Add to basket
Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains (Deluxe Edition)
“The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against - their villain - same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go.” - Joshua Homme. Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one yearlong detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age re-emerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, ‘Villains’. Produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder, ‘Villains’ is the first full album offering from Queens Of The Stone Age since 2013’s ‘…Like Clockwork’ gave the band its first #1 album in the US. Like the stunning artwork of returning illustrator Boneface, the sonic signatures of the line-up that took ‘…Like Clockwork’ around the world and back are as unmistakable as ever, though coexisting with sufficient new twists to induce recurring double takes. As Homme himself puts it, “The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question ‘what do we sound like now?’ If you can’t make a great first record, you should just stop - but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn’t evolve, you become a parody of that original sound.” Special deluxe double vinyl edition featuring tipped-on sleeve, 180g vinyl and 14 art prints.

2 x LP - Matador - OLE11250 - £28.99
Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains (Variant Cover Version)
“The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against - their villain - same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go.” - Joshua Homme. Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one yearlong detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age re-emerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, ‘Villains’. Produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder, ‘Villains’ is the first full album offering from Queens Of The Stone Age since 2013’s ‘…Like Clockwork’ gave the band its first #1 album in the US. Like the stunning artwork of returning illustrator Boneface, the sonic signatures of the line-up that took ‘…Like Clockwork’ around the world and back are as unmistakable as ever, though coexisting with sufficient new twists to induce recurring double takes. As Homme himself puts it, “The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question ‘what do we sound like now?’ If you can’t make a great first record, you should just stop - but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn’t evolve, you become a parody of that original sound.” Indies-only variant cover version.

2 x LP - Matador - OLE11258 - £19.99
Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
“The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against - their villain - same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go.” - Joshua Homme. Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one yearlong detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age re-emerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, ‘Villains’. Produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder, ‘Villains’ is the first full album offering from Queens Of The Stone Age since 2013’s ‘…Like Clockwork’ gave the band its first #1 album in the US. Like the stunning artwork of returning illustrator Boneface, the sonic signatures of the line-up that took ‘…Like Clockwork’ around the world and back are as unmistakable as ever, though coexisting with sufficient new twists to induce recurring double takes. As Homme himself puts it, “The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question ‘what do we sound like now?’ If you can’t make a great first record, you should just stop - but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn’t evolve, you become a parody of that original sound.”

2 x LP - Matador - OLE11251 - £19.99Add to basket
Spoon - GA GA GA GA GA
To celebrate ten years since its original release, Matador present a double 180g vinyl reissue of Spoon’s indispensable album ‘Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga’. Remastered by Howie Weinberg.

2 x LP - Matador - OLE12971 - £24.99Add to basket
Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights
Recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Baker’s hometown of Memphis, TN, ‘Turn Out The Lights’ expands upon the sound and vision of ‘Sprained Ankle’ while retaining the haunting, confessional songwriting style for which she has become known. Throughout the album, Baker reflects on experiences of her own and those closest to her, exploring the internal conflicts that wrestle inside us all: how we deal and cope with our struggles and how it all impacts both ourselves and our relationships of all kinds. The result is a deeply empathetic album that embraces the greys and complex truths of humanity and mental health.

CD - Matador - OLE11292 - £10.99Add to basket
Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights
Recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Baker’s hometown of Memphis, TN, ‘Turn Out The Lights’ expands upon the sound and vision of ‘Sprained Ankle’ while retaining the haunting, confessional songwriting style for which she has become known. Throughout the album, Baker reflects on experiences of her own and those closest to her, exploring the internal conflicts that wrestle inside us all: how we deal and cope with our struggles and how it all impacts both ourselves and our relationships of all kinds. The result is a deeply empathetic album that embraces the greys and complex truths of humanity and mental health.

LP - Matador - OLE11298 - £15.99Add to basket
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