Bout Time II
"...While many of us at Matador remain steadfast fans of El-P's fine label, Hoffberger would surely struggle to explain how Def Jux is by any measure a "much larger" label. I mean no disrespect to Def Jux in any the slightest, but I do not understand how selling fewer records, having fewer releases and a smaller artist roster would make an imprint "larger" than Matador. Boy in da Corner remains the top-selling Dizzee Rascal album to date in the United States..."
"...Austin 2010: Sounds both apocalyptic and Olympic, doesn't it? Our city's in an awkward place, on the long walk between skyward progress and preserving the past. Perhaps sensing a quake before it happens, Matador Records co-owner and local dweller Gerard Cosloy knows there's no better time than the present..."
"...Make sure you have tunes to keep the energy high on your journey. Here are a few recommendable records to help your slow roll go faster...."
"...Puddles have formed in the trenches left by the tractors used to haul out the debris. Scraps of countless vinyl records – irreplaceable rock & roll relics – are littered like shrapnel, the warped grooves fossilizing in the dirt...."
"...And despite its best intentions to suck the audience right up into its tedium and boredom, there are transcendent moments -- moments of humor, of insight, of pleasure, of distinction -- that rise from the morass, remain with you as reminders that life really can be pretty neat. Hippy Porn is also driven by a Matador Records all-star underground soundtrack featuring artists like Barbara Manning, Unrest, Superchunk, Medicine Ball and others..."
"...He had trouble scoring gigs and his naive expectations for South by Southwest resulted in a major letdown. Having released his future cult classic Shootout at the OK Chinese Restaurant, Vanguard Records flew his band in from California only for them to play to a disinterested crowd at an Irish bar...."
"...Spoon, “No Time” On that note, Myspace has posted some highlights from Matador Records' 21st anniversary bash at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. Spoon paid tribute to the late Jay Reatard with a poignant rendition of “No Time” from Matador Singles '08...."