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Latest News From The Matablog

  • Some September dishes

    October 1st, 2014 at 8:51 pm by Patrick
    It's October but you should still be able to make any of these, and they will be seasonally appropriate, if you're in the northern hemisphere that is. I'll note that - purely by chance, Naomi - all the recipes happen to be vegetarian.
    
    
    
    Tagliatelle burro pancetta e salvia (tagliatelle with noisette butter, pancetta and fresh sage):
    
    4 oz. good quality egg tagliatelle
    1/4 lb. pancetta, cut into small dice
    handful of fresh sage leaves, some torn in half
    2 tbs cultured butter
    salt
    reggiano parmigiano
    
    Bring well-salted water to the boil. The tagliatelle will only take about 3 minute… Read more
  • Perfume Genius Live on Boiler Room NOW

    October 1st, 2014 at 10:12 am
    
    
    Steaming LIVE right now: In Stereo: Perfume Genius. by brtvofficial
    
    Hear new songs from Too Bright (out now) and older favorites from Put Your Back N 2 It and Learning.
    
    The band is currently on tour in North America. Full list of dates here.
    
     … Read more
  • VIDEO : The New Pornographers - "Dancehall Domine"

    October 1st, 2014 at 10:03 am by Gerard
    
    
    Days before starting a massive global tour (see below) in support of the the universally hailed 'Brill Bruisers', The New Pornographers premiere the 2nd video from the album, "Dancehall Domine", made by Michael Leblanc and Scott Cudmore.  The latter writes, "sometimes I like watching the b-roll or behind the scenes or outtakes on DVDs and blu-rays…‘Dancehall Domine’ is meant to feel like a whole bunch of those clips sort of strung together as if they’re taken from some fucked up Italian or French musical maybe. Or a bunch of fragments from films like that—thrillers, bad romances, in one ca… Read more
  • Stream Iceage's 'Plowing Into The Field Of Love'

    September 30th, 2014 at 10:08 am by Gerard
    
    
    One week prior to the release of the eagerly awaited Iceage album, 'Plowing Into The Field Of Love', the band's 3rd album is now available to steam in advance via their via their YouTube channel. 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Preorder  'Plowing Into The Field Of Love'  (in stores October 6 in Europe, October 7 in North America) from the following :
    - The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or  16 page booklet / cd)
    - iTunes
    - Amazon
    *- ( at iTunes and Amazon MP3, both "The Lord's Favorite" and "Forever" are available as instant downloads when preordering the album)
    
    
    
    Tour dates… Read more
  • Coming January 2015 : Belle and Sebastian - 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance'

    September 29th, 2014 at 11:00 am
    
    
    (photo by Søren Solkær)
    
    
    
    Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 19, 2015 (Jan 20 in the North America) via Matador Records – their first to be released on Matador worldwide.
    
    'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance' is the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s 'Write About Love'. The album was produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others. Additional mixing was done with longtime collaborator Tony Doogan in Glasgow, and the album was mastered by Frank Arkw… Read more
  • Pasta with cherry tomatoes, two ways

    September 28th, 2014 at 3:58 pm by Patrick
    
    
    Fresh cherry tomatoes are still good so it's a fine time to use them in pasta. Here are two preparations that look similar in photographs but could not taste more different.
    
    The first is spaghetti con i pomodorini from Franci on eGullet. This is a fresh and buoyant preparation. Here's how I did it:
    
    1 lb cherry tomatoes (get good ones if possible)
    sea salt
    2 tbs olive oil
    2 cloves garlic, smashed
    1/4 habanero, de-seeded and pitched, finely minced
    1/2 lb pasta
    fresh sage leaves
    
    Bring large pot of salted water to the boil and add pasta. Set timer to 1-2 minutes short of recomme… Read more