The Matador Revisionist History Podcast

For more than 3 decades, Matador Records has been nestled soemwhere in the top half dozen independent labels. Some years were better than others - everyone's got an opinion, especially the recording artists. Hear their stories on "Matador Revisionist History" and find out what really happened (sort of).

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h16m. Bisher sind 9 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 1 Monate erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 10 hours 55 minutes


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episode 3: Episode 11 - The New Pornographers' A.C. Newman and Matador's Nils Bernstein on 'Electric Version'

In May, The New Pornographers’ sophomore album ‘Electric Version’ (2003) celebrated its 20th anniversary. A limited blue vinyl reissue hits stands today and we’ve also dedicated this latest episode of our Matador Revisionist History podcast to the record, with the band’s A.C. Newman joining longtime Matador publicist Nils Bernstein for a stroll down memory lane with our host, Matt Sweeney...


 2023-09-22  1h21m

episode 2: Episode 10 - Pretty Girls Make Graves and Phil Ek on 'The New Romance'

Today, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pretty Girls Make Graves’ sophomore album, The New Romance. Originally released in 2003, this was the Seattle punk band’s Matador Records debut. After more than a decade out of print, the album will return to us in a limited edition white vinyl pressing in stores on November 3...


 2023-09-07  51m

episode 1: Episode 09 - Bettie Serveert on "Palomine"

Earlier this year, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Bettie Serveert’s debut album, ‘Palomine,' first released via Matador in January of 1993. Today, we’re making a bit more noise, bringing you a Serveert-packed episode of the Matador Revisionist History Podcast. This ninth installment features the band’s own Carol van Dyk and Peter Visser in conversation with host Matt Sweeney (Chavez). They discuss Marcel Duchamp, Groningen’s much-loved Vera club, and their first-ever trip to NYC...


 2023-07-07  1h16m

episode 3: Interpol's Paul Banks and Spoon's Britt Daniel

Our core philosophy here at Matador Revisionist History HQ is “What you want, once we’re ready.” And this time, we’re really living up to that. Last summer, we celebrated the 20th anniversaries of Interpol’s Turn on the Bright Lights and Spoon’s Kill the Moonlight – two career-defining records that were released on the very same day in August of 2002.   

Around that time, front men Paul Banks and Britt Daniel huddled with our host Matt Sweeney and taped an episode of the RH podcast...


 2023-03-07  1h4m

episode 2: Yo La Tengo on "I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One"

In April, Yo La Tengo’s landmark 1997 album I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One celebrated its 25th anniversary. In this latest episode of our Matador Revisionist History podcast, the band – Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, and James McNew – joins label co-owner Gerard Cosloy to discuss the record’s history and singular standing within the YLT oeuvre. “We know this is considered a key part of the arc,” explains Kaplan...


 2022-07-12  57m

episode 1: Pavement's Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg on "Slanted & Enchanted"

The season two premiere of our Revisionist History Podcast: a conversation between Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus and Spiral Stairs, reflecting on their debut album Slanted & Enchanted 30 years later. Speaking to host Matt Sweeney (Chavez), the pair discuss preparing for their upcoming reunion tour, dropping out of college to tour with Sonic Youth, and writing “In the Mouth a Desert” after an Earth Day spent tripping on mescaline.


 2022-04-23  1h38m

episode 3: F****d Up and Titus Andronicus

This episode of The Matador Revisionist History Podcast honors Fucked Up’s epic rock opera, David Comes to Life (2011), which first hit shelves 10 years ago last June.
Here band members Jonah Falco (Mr. Jo), Sandy Miranda (Mustard Gas), and Josh Zucker (Gulag) look back on the early ’10s with friend and tour-mate Patrick Stickles (Titus Andronicus), himself no stranger to punk rock concept albums. Discussion is nudged along by our host, Matt Sweeney...


 2022-04-11  1h22m

episode 2: Kurt Vile and John Agnello

We return today with the second installment of the Matador Revisionist History podcast, which pairs artists and collaborators to discuss a Matador album celebrating a noteworthy anniversary. This episode honors Kurt Vile’s eternal and undeniable classic, Smoke Ring For My Halo (2011), which celebrated its 10th birthday back in March...


 2022-04-11  54m

episode 1: Mary Timony, Liz Phair, and Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan

Today, we are pleased to announce the inaugural episode of the Matador Revisionist History podcast.
It is our hope that this series will add context ­(and content!) to the Revisionist History catalog reissues by calling upon our artists, collaborators, and accomplices to discuss a well-loved Matador ­album celebrating a noteworthy anniversary.
First up: Mary Timony’s Mountains, which has recently turned 20 and is once again available in an expanded and remastered 2xLP edition...


 2022-04-11  1h27m
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