Matador at 21

Various Artists

  • CD Boxset €42.00
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Released on September 28 2010, on the eve of the label’s 21st anniversary celebration in Las Vegas, the limited-edition Matador at 21 box contains five CDs documenting the history of the label with remastered songs released from 1989 through 2010, and one CD of unreleased live recordings from the Matador 10th Anniversary concerts in New York City in 1999. These were recorded to multitrack via the Rolling Stones Mobile Truck and not mixed down until now.

 

The set comes in a blue-grey foil-stamped linen-bound box. The six CDs sit in custom digipaks. An 85-page perfect-bound book documents the history of the label with essays, photos, ephemera, emails and more. In addition, the box holds 36 custom Matador poker chips in three values.

 

The release has been assigned the catalog number OLE-1000, which is pushing it a little bit because we were really only up to OLE-949 (the Kurt Vile In My Time 7″) in the main sequence. A budget-priced double vinyl set reproduces the contents of Disc 5, ‘Matador Today’.

 

All proceeds from the set will go to benefit three charities chosen by the label owners, enumerated at the bottom of this post. The artists have graciously agreed to donate their royalties as well in order to make this all possible.*

 

Disc 1 – The Pre-Dawn (1989-1992)

1. Teenage Fanclub – Everything Flows

2. H.P. Zinker – Dancing Days

3. Superchunk – Slack Motherfucker

4. Dustdevils – Throw the Bottle Full

5. Railroad Jerk – These Streets

6. Come – Fast Piss Blues

7. Bettie Serveert – Kid’s Alright

8. Chain Gang – Cut Off The Drug Czar’s Head

9. Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 – More Glee

10. Unsane – This Town

11. Circle X – Compression of the Species

12. Toiling Midgets – Mr. Foster’s Shoes

13. Bailter Space – The Today Song

14. Pavement – Perfume-V

 

Disc Two – The Years Of Milk And Honey (1993-1995)

1. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Afro

2. Yo La Tengo – Big Day Coming

3. Railroad Jerk – The Ballad of Railroad Jerk

4. Helium – Superball

5. Pizzicato Five – Baby Love Child

6. Liz Phair – Mesmerizing

7. Pavement – Silence Kit

8. Guided By Voices – Game Of Pricks

9. 18th Dye – Whole Wide World

10. Chavez – Peeled Out Too Late

11. Come – String

12. Moonshake – Secondhand Clothes

13. Guitar Wolf – Midnight Violence Rock’n Roll

14. San Francisco Seals – Back Again

15. Bardo Pond – Rumination

 

Disc 3: Days Of Whiskey And Tears (1996-2001)

1. Boards Of Canada – Telephasic Workshop

2. Spoon – Waiting For The Kid To Come Out

3. Yo La Tengo – Autumn Sweater

4. Chavez – You Must Be Stopped

5. Silkworm – Tarnished Angel

6. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Flavor Part 1 (Beck)

7. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Flavor Part 2 (Mike D)

8. Pole – Fliegen

9. Cat Power – American Flag

10. Belle & Sebastian – We Rule The School

11. Mogwai – Helps Both Ways

12. Arsonists – Backdraft

13. Large Professor – ‘Bout That Time

14. Cornelius – Tone Twilight Zone

15. burger/ink – Flesh & Blood

16. Pavement – You Are A Light

17. Arab Strap – Blood

18. Matmos – L.A.S.I.K

 

Disc Four: Don’t Call It A Comeback (2002-2007)

1. Interpol – Hands Away

2. Cat Power – He War

3. Yo La Tengo – Today Is The Day

4. The New Pornographers – From Blown Speakers

5. Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp

6. Dead Meadow – Good Moanin’

7. Mogwai – Kids Will Be Skeletons

8. Mission Of Burma – The Setup

9. Early Man – Death Is The Answer

10. Belle & Sebastian – Dress Up In You

11. Pretty Girls Make Graves – All Medicated Geniuses

12. Cat Power – Love & Communication

13. Shearwater - Johnny Viola

14. Brightblack Morning Light – Everybody Daylight

15. Lavender Diamond – You Broke My Heart

16. Jennifer O’Connor – Tonight We Ride

16. Earles & Jensen – Just Farr A Laugh: The Yogurt Machine

17. Stephen Malkmus – Discretion Grove

 

Disc Five: Matador Today (2008 – )

1. Fucked Up – Son The Father

2. Sonic Youth – Sacred Trickster

3. Kurt Vile – Amplifier

4. Yo La Tengo – Nothing to Hide

5. Jay Reatard – There Is No Sun

6. Times New Viking – Move To California

7. Harlem – Friendly Ghost

8. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Bottled In Cork

9. The New Pornographers – My Shepherd

10. Cold Cave - Youth and Lust

11. Interpol – Summer Well

12. Shearwater - Castaways

13. Esben and the Witch – Marching Song

14. Girls – Lust For Life

15. Magic Kids – Superball

16. Delorean – Stay Close

17. Cat Power – Metal Heart

18. Perfume Genius – Learning

19. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – Real Emotional Trash

 

Disc Six: Unreleased Live Recordings From The 10Th Anniversary Concerts, New York City, September 1999

1. Pavement – Here (Live 1999)

2. Pavement – Trigger Cut (Live 1999)

3. Pavement – The Hexx (Live 1999)

4. Pavement – She Believes (Live 1999)

5. Pavement – Unfair (Live 1999)

6. Pavement – Zurich Is Stained (Live 1999)

7. Pavement – Debris Slide (Live 1999)

8. Pavement – Spit On A Stranger (Live 1999)

9. Come – New Coats (Live 1999)

10. Bardo Pond – Walking Stick Man (Live 1999)

11. Bardo Pond – Tommy Gun Angel (Live 1999)

12. Cat Power – Good Woman (Live 1999)

13. Cat Power – Naked, If I Want To (Live 1999)

14. Cat Power – You May Know Him / Sea Of Love (Live 1999)

15. Mogwai – Ex-Cowboy (Live 1999)

 

* Matador and the bands’ proceeds from sales of the box set and the double vinyl will be donated to:

The Jane Addams Hull House Association, a Chicago, IL non-profit that’s been assisting the city’s neediest families (child welfare, domestic violence prevention, literacy-advocacy, etc.) since 1889.

The Ali Forney Center (NYC-based provider of shelter and counselling for homeless gay, lesbian and transgender youth)

The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (non-profit public hospital and a world leader in paediatric lifesaving)

 

Matador at 21: The Lost Weekend took place at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas from October 1-3, 2010.