Five years, 50+ Ganzfeld sessions later, we are pleased to announce
that the new Matmos album, “The Marriage of True Minds”, is at hand.
The recorded evidence of our psychic experiments are available in
double vinyl, CD and digital configurations. From Baltimore to Oxford
to Haverford to San Francisco to Whitefish and beyond, we want to
thank everyone who helped to make this album happen.
Matmos is going to go on tour in North America, and in Europe, and then we’re even going down to Brazil.
We’re bringing various permutations of members of Baltimore’s own just intonation boy band Horse Lords for most of these dates, and we’re
playing shows / sharing stages with some rad folks along the way
(Mouse on Mars! People Like Us! Josef van Wissem! Atom Heart! Etc.)
So begins a “journey strange, with clamorous uproare.” Expect to
hear new songs, old songs, and things that aren’t even songs. Expect
to see new video work from M.C. Schmidt. We will have a special
limited edition merchtastic things to share with you too (maybe).
Strap in for good times and telepathic demonstrations.
Monday – February 11 – NEW YORK CITY – Le Poisson Rouge http://www.lepoissonrouge.com
Tuesday – February 12 – BOSTON – The Sinclair http://www.boweryboston.com/the-sinclair
Wednesday – February 13 – MONTREAL – Il Motore http://www.myspace.com/ilmotore
Thursday – February 14 – TORONTO – The Garrison http://www.garrisontoronto.com
Friday – February 15 – CHICAGO – Le Empty Bottle http://www.emptybottle.com
Saturday – February 16th – MINNEAPOLIS – The Cedar Cultural Center!! http://www.thecedar.org
Tuesday – February 19th – PORTLAND - Doug Fir Lounge http://www.dougfirlounge.com WE OPEN FOR MOUSE ON MARS!!! (Kermit voice used here)
Wednesday – February 20th – SEATTLE – Neumos http://www.neumos.com/neumos ALSO WITH MOUSE ON MARS!!!! (also Kermit voice, pls)
Thursday – February 21st – VANCOUVER BC! - The Media Club http://www.themediaclub.ca/
Sunday – February 24th – SAN FRANCISCO – The Public Works http://www.publicsf.com
Monday – February 25th – HOLLYWOOD – The Masonic Lodge (!) at Hollywood Forever
Thursday – February 28th – AUSTIN – The ND http://www.ndvenue.com/
Saturday – March 2nd – LOUISVILLE – Zbar http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/
Wednesday – March 6th – BALTIMORE – To Be Announced (bug Stew about it)
March 13th FRIBOURG – CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA - Fri-Son
March 14th TORINO - ITALIA – Musica 90@Moldiciotto
March 15th VERONA – ITALIA – Interzona
March 16th BOLOGNA – ITALIA – Locomotiv
March 17th MUENCHEN – DEUTSCHLAND – Frameworks Festival
March 19th LONDON – U.K. – XOYO
March 21st BRUSSELS – KONANKRIJK BELGIE – Botanique
Our pals at L-Inc design created a moving illustration created straight from Ed Schrader’s Psychic Session with Dr. Daniel.
Do watch it at full screen!
New recordings are now available from Thrill Jockey. On the EP (aside from Very Large Green Triangles), a special full length chorale by M.C. Schmidt featuring the voices of Clodagh Simonds (Fovea Hex, Mellow Candle, Mike Oldfield), Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors, etc), Dan Deacon (!!) and M.C.S. and Dr. Daniel.
Also, a remix of a song you can’t even hear yet from the forthcoming “The Marriage of True Minds” entitled “You” by Rrose…dark, flavourful and intense.
The Marriage of True Minds comes out in February. I personally can’t wait, but I guess I don’t have to, ’cause I’m in the band…but you do. In the meantime, do your own psychic experiments with the equipment provided in the boxed set, advertised below. They really are very nice headphones.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Cutting against the prevalent trend towards a disembodied and dematerialized world of digital slip n slide, we have made an ultra super mega deluxe physical object available to those who wish to acquire such thingly things. To wit, there is a deluxe edition of our imminently forthcoming release, The GANZFELD Ep which you can pre-order from Thrill Jockey Records. In order to allow you to replicate the experimental conditions that generated these recordings in the comfort and safety of your own tastefully appointed homes, we’ve teamed up with the nice folks at InCase to create a special, signed and numbered edition of the EP that comes with eye coverings and some snappy headphones. Now all you need is a dark room and an open mind. Information about the pre-order for this limited release can be found below.
We are very pleased to say that Schwarz has made a devastating mix of our song “Very Large Green Triangles”.
You can proceed directly to our bandcamp page to download the song, and we ask that you consider making a donation to the Maryland Food Bank when you do so.
The kind folks at FADER Magazine have premiered the tune and here is a link to their very kind write up. Since “Very Large Green Triangles” is our approximation of Baltimore Club, we thought it appropriate to encourage listeners to give back. Collected donations will be passed on to this good cause.
If you want to hear more from Schwartz check out his music here:
Our sometime backing band, frequent collaborators, and probably geniuses, HORSE LORDS has released their first album on Baltimore freak sound label Ehse. We’d like anyone reading this to buy this album. We were splattered by the sperm of it’s conception and by the blood of it’s birth, now it’s your turn. Go here.
First, we want you to know about some imminent Matmos shows: On Sunday July 22nd, Matmos will perform at the 603qm space on Alexanderstrasse in beautiful downtown Darmstadt as part of our participation in the 46th Annual Darmstadt Ferienkurse. The concert starts at 10 pm and will involve many new participants and collaborators. You don’t have to be a composer to attend: plain old everyday human beings are also welcome.
On Monday, July 6th, Matmos will perform in London at the Southbank Centre as part of Antony’s Meltdown with some help from our Baltimore pals Owen Gardner and Sam Haberman (Horse Lords, Pleasure Wizard, Teeth Mtn, etc.) and o F F Love will also perform. There’s more info about this show, and the galaxy of miscreants that Antony has bundled together, right here. Consider this your counter-Olympics.
Okay, taking a deep breath for the BIG BIG NEWS: We are very pleased to announce that Matmos has signed to Thrill Jockey Records, distinguished purveyors of quality audio with a noticeable thang for Baltimore residents of late. Thrill Jockey will be releasing some new Matmos recordings and they will make more announcements about that shortly. Thanks to Bettina and all who sail with her! We’re going to take part in the Baltimore andNew York concerts in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the label, and you can find lots of information about lineups and locations at the Thrill Jockey website, which is right here.