April 15, 2019


Four Videos from our new album PLASTIC ANNIVERSARY.  Please purchase it at Thrill Jockey or though our friends at Bandcamp. Please come see us on tour in Japan, and selected bits of Europe and in MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE!!   Or in other places.  Punjab Market on 33rd…the True Vine on North Charles. Normals. You know. Also, get behind Greenpeace’s activities on the subject of plastic. Also, just pick up plastic before it blows in the ocean…you know.





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July 20, 2018

Watch an ASMR (works! LoL!) video starring MCS conning you to contribute to The High Zero Festival’s 20th Anniversary!


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March 7, 2018

Matmos, People Like Us and Wobbly mercilessly used by dancers from Tisch…shot in the breast, and we know we must die.

A very serious examination of tropes of the American West turned into a very serious live show at the San Francisco Art Institute which turned into a very serious album which having sold out of it’s run on Tigerbeat6 has been re-issued by Discrepant! Please buy this very fine sounding vinyl record to treasure forever amongst your John Wayne whiskey containers and replica wagon wheels.  Available here, or at your fine local retailer, for example in Baltimore at The True Vine Record Shop, or Normal’s Books and Records.

Devon Travis at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts recently made this dance work out of part of it!

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October 7, 2017

Phase Chancellor — enjoy this obscurity from 2005 — Nate Boyce, J Lesser, M.C. Schmidt — 3 synths, no safety net

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January 21, 2017

Please come witness Robert Ashley’s PERFECT LIVES in Knoxville, TN at the BIG EARS Festival.

Here is a video I made to provide incentive. You might have noticed a very similar one earlier. The end is different. But not much.


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January 4, 2017

Matmos Sol y SombraSM

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November 26, 2016

Wash your cares away, for an evening.

California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, New Mexico, Texas.


The vocabulary of the Ultimate Care II, its rhythmic chugs, spin cycle drones, rinse cycle splashes, metallic clanks and electronic beeps are parsed into an eclectic syntax of diverse musical genres. The result is a suite of rhythmic, melodic and drone-based compositions that morph dramatically, but remain fanatically centered upon their single, original sound source.

In Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle and Houston Texas, Matmos will bring their 40 minute work of electro-acoustic exploration to the stage, with specially prepared video made by Matmos with Jamie Burkhardt.

Feel like you are descending deep into the innards of the machine. The washing machine. Come out…clean.

But that’s not all!  Joining Matmos are two hand-picked other acts: Bully Fae (see post below) and Jeff Carey.  Both of these  short, sharp performances will be powerful worth-the-price-of-admission events in their own right.

December  4 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg [TIX]
December  5 – San Francisco, CA – Gray Area/Grand Theater
December  7 – Portland, OR – Holocene [TIX]
December  8 – Vancouver, BC – Western Front [TIX]
December  9 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project [TIX]

In Albequerque, NM somewhere around the 14th we will be at Corpus Arts performing a quadrophonic diffusion of new work. Durational, evening long.

December  17-18 – Houston, TX – Day for Night Festival ^ [TIX]

Note that in Houston, we WILL be performing Ultimate Care II, but of course, this will not be with Bully Fae and Jeff Carey.

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October 14, 2016


We know we’re in the middle of a fancy Matmos tour of Europe with “Perfect Lives” right now but we are also, occasionally, a record label called Vague Terrain. It’s mostly a vanity label but every so often we hear something completely gobsmacking and feel that we MUST share it with the world and this is one of those times. To wit, there’s an album called “Defy A Thing to Be” by BULLY FAE and in just 22 minutes it lays waste to queer poetics with sick flows and abstract noise-chops and tight creepy smiles. If you search in the aesthetic Bermuda Triangle between Nicki Minaj’s bars on “Monster”, Ariana Reines, and a Ryan Trecartin character, you will find Bully Fae. You can buy the album on Bandcamp as of TODAY.  We’re deeply stoked to say that Bully Fae will be appearing LIVE with Jeff Carey and MATMOS on our West Coast tour this December. For a short sharp taste of their tight-yet-abject style, check the video for “Elevator Pitch” linked below. Yeah it’s NSFW but c’mon you never let that stop you before.



Bully Fae – Elevator Pitch (lasséz-fairy forecast) from Bryan Collins on Vimeo.

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October 7, 2016

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September 27, 2016

December…Washing the Western Lands…

Those of you who live on the Western Coast of North America, see what we do with our washing machine, live!  The West Coast performances are opened by our friend, soundman, mastering engineer, recipient of prizes, Danish-educated in Sonology, comfortable and appropriate playing with death grind, but also with Matmos:   Jeff Carey.

December  4 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg [TIX]
December  5 – San Francisco, CA – Gray Area/Grand Theater
December  7 – Portland, OR – Holocene [TIX]
December  8 – Vancouver, BC – Western Front [TIX]
December  9 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project [TIX]

Matmos plays this insane festival, not, however, playing the Ultimate Care II :

December  17-18 – Houston, TX – Day for Night Festival ^ [TIX]




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