Matador

Matador

Profile:
U.S. independent label based in NYC; for company roles and copyrights please consider Matador Records Inc for the USA, Matador Records Ltd. for the UK company division and the generic company profile relating to either legal entities Matador Records (2)
Note that while some Matador releases are exclusive to North America or Europe, they use one numbering system for all releases, so it is not necessary to enter them under separate labels.

The Matador label began in 1989 when Chris Lombardi dragged the Austrian duo H.P. Zinker into Wharton Tiers’ Fun City studio to record OLE-001, ...and there was light. Run out of Chris’ New York apartment, Lombardi added artists such as the Dustdevils, Railroad Jerk and Superchunk to the initial roster. Joined by longtime Homestead Records manager Gerard Cosloy in 1990, Matador experienced its first taste of crazed media attention & big sales with the North American release of Teenage Fanclub’s debut long-player, A Catholic Education. Over the years, the label has moved from shoebox sized offices to larger and larger complexes, the staff has grown from 2 to 24, and the roster has simply exploded. As well as functioning as the North American home to Pavement, Liz Phair and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Matador has helped artists such as Yo La Tengo, Cat Power, Cornelius, Solex, Pizzicato Five, Helium and the Arsonists reach audiences worldwide.

Matador has also served as the North American licensee for a number of exceptional international acts, including Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai, Boards of Canada, Red Snapper, Arab Strap and others. Since 1996, Matador has maintained separate offices and staff in London. In addition to supervising the promotion, sales and marketing of Matador titles on the continent, Matador Europe has also licensed recordings from some of North America’s most acclaimed new artists, M. Ward, Sleater-Kinney, Modest Mouse, and Superchunk to name a few.

While Matador has often been characterized (not by the label itself) as an underground or "indie" rock label, over the years, the label’s musical direction has grown, to the point where many hip hop, electronic and experimental acts play as prominent a role in the label’s sound & future as any number of singer/songwriters and rock bands. Sometimes all of the above converge.

During the 1990s, Matador entered into partnerships with Atlantic and Capitol Records. In 1999, Lombardi & Cosloy purchased back Capitol's 49% share of the label, and in 2002, Beggars Group Ltd. purchased 50% of the legal entities behind the Matador label / imprint Matador Records Inc and Matador Records Ltd. and took over Matador's worldwide marketing.
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Contact Info:
First address: 611 Broadway, Suite 712, New York, NY 10012

Second address: 676 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10012

Third address: 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10012

Current address:

304 Hudson Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10013
212-995-5882 phone
212-995-5883 fax

UK:

Matador Records Ltd.
17-19 Alma Road
London
SW18 1AA
United Kingdom
020-8875-6200 phone
020-8871-1766 fax

Matador Records Ltd.
14 St. Marks Road
London
W11 1RQ
United Kingdom
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
010 Cherish The Light Years (Sampler)  album cover Cold Cave Cherish The Light Years (Sampler)(CDr) Matador 010 US 2011 Sell This Version
079-2 Playboy & Playgirl  album cover Pizzicato Five Playboy & Playgirl(CD, Album) Matador, Trama 079-2 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
158-2 Remix Album: Happy End Of You  album cover Pizzicato Five Remix Album: Happy End Of You(CD, Album) Matador, Trama 158-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
178-2 And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out  album cover Yo La Tengo And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out(CD, Album) Matador, Trama 178-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
179-2 Passport  album cover Khan Passport(CD, Comp) Matador, Trama 179-2 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
404-2 Arrived Phoenix  album cover Mount Florida Arrived Phoenix(CD, Album) Matador, Trama 404-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
517-1 Roll Out  album cover D:Stroy Roll Out(12", Pro) Matador 517-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
1002-2 Antics  album cover Interpol Antics(CD, Album, Sli) Trama, Matador 1002-2 Brazil 2005 Sell This Version
1035-5 Psychic  album cover Darkside (22) Psychic(8xFile, FLAC, Album) Matador 1035-5 2013
265-2P National Chain  album cover White Hassle National Chain(CD, Album, Promo) Matador 265-2P US 1997 Sell This Version
580-2/T004 Point  album cover Cornelius Point(CD, Album) Trama, Matador, Trattoria 580-2/T004 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
581-2/T004 Slanted And Enchanted  album cover Pavement Slanted And Enchanted(CD) Matador, Trama 581-2/T004 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
582-2/T004 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain  album cover Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain(CD, Album) Trama, Matador 582-2/T004 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
19948 Riverdale High  album cover Liquor Giants Riverdale High(7") Matador 19948 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-300 Brigitte Bardot  album cover Silvio Silvera And His Brazilian Orchestra* Brigitte Bardot(7", Single) Barclay 45-300 US Unknown Sell This Version
86973-1 Middle Cyclone  album cover Neko Case Middle Cyclone(2xLP, Album, Gat) Anti- 86973-1 US 2009 Sell This Version
92285-2 Palomine  album cover Bettie Serveert Palomine(CD, Album) Atlantic, Matador 92285-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
92343-4 Crooked Rain Crooked Rain  album cover Pavement Crooked Rain Crooked Rain(Cass, Album, Promo) Matador, Matador 92343-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
92429-2 Whip-Smart  album cover Liz Phair Whip-Smart (Album) 92429-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
92500-4 Amateur Soundtrack - A Film By Hal Hartley  album cover Various Amateur Soundtrack - A Film By Hal Hartley(Cass, Comp) Matador 92500-4 Indonesia 1994 Sell This Version
92504 Ray Ray Rain  album cover Bettie Serveert Ray Ray Rain(CD, Single, Promo) Matador 92504 US Unknown Sell This Version
92622-4 The Sound Of Music  album cover Pizzicato Five The Sound Of Music(Cass, Comp, Dol) Matador, Atlantic, Readymade Inc., Triad 92622-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
4-92429 Liz Phair Whip-Smart(Cass, Album, Promo, Dol) Matador 4-92429 US 1994 Sell This Version
4-92500 Amateur Soundtrack - A Film By Hal Hartley  album cover Various Amateur Soundtrack - A Film By Hal Hartley(Cass, Album, Comp) Matador, Atlantic 4-92500 US 1995 Sell This Version
4-98206 Supernova  album cover Liz Phair Supernova(Cass, Single) Matador, Atlantic 4-98206 US 1994 Sell This Version
547890-2 Villains  album cover Queens Of The Stone Age Villains(CD, Album) Matador, S-Music 547890-2 Argentina 2017 Sell This Version
7 92263-2 The Infotainment Scan  album cover The Fall The Infotainment Scan(CD, Album, Spe) Matador, Atlantic, Matador 7 92263-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
7 92263-4 The Infotainment Scan  album cover The Fall The Infotainment Scan(Cass, Album) Matador 7 92263-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
8 55226 2 Pavement Brighten The Corners(CD, Album) Matador 8 55226 2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
24 58984 Pavement Wowee Zowee(Cass, Album) Matador 24 58984 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
79 22854 Palomine  album cover Bettie Serveert Palomine(Cass, Album) Matador 79 22854 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
79 23434 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain  album cover Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain(Cass, Album) Matador, Matador 79 23434 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
79 24294 Whip-Smart  album cover Liz Phair Whip-Smart(Cass, Album, Dol) Matador, Atlantic 79 24294 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
853 5542 Whitechocolatespaceegg  album cover Liz Phair Whitechocolatespaceegg(CD, Album) Capitol Records, Matador 853 5542 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
7567-92429-1 Whip-Smart  album cover Liz Phair Whip-Smart(LP, Album) Matador 7567-92429-1 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
7567-92429-2 Whip-Smart  album cover Liz Phair Whip-Smart (Album) 7567-92429-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
7567-92500-2 Amateur - Music From The Film By Hal Hartley  album cover Various Amateur - Music From The Film By Hal Hartley(CD, Comp) Matador 7567-92500-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
7567-95716-2 Happy Sad  album cover Pizzicato Five Happy Sad(CD, Maxi) Matador 7567-95716-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
7567-95831-2 Supernova  album cover Liz Phair Supernova(CD, Maxi) Matador, Atlantic 7567-95831-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
7567-98224-4 Supernova  album cover Liz Phair Supernova(Cass, Single) Atlantic, Matador 7567-98224-4 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
02088709912 Warpath  album cover Esben And The Witch Warpath(CDr, Single, Promo) Matador 02088709912 UK 2011 Sell This Version
744861-0127-4 Railroad Jerk One Track Mind(Cass, Album) Matador 744861-0127-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
7 2438 52073 4 1 Kids In The Hall - Brain Candy (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various Kids In The Hall - Brain Candy (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Comp, Sou) Matador, EMI Music Canada 7 2438 52073 4 1 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 53554 2 4 Whitechocolatespaceegg  album cover Liz Phair Whitechocolatespaceegg(CD, Album) Matador, Capitol Records, EMI Music Canada 7243 8 53554 2 4 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 55226 2 8 Brighten The Corners  album cover Pavement Brighten The Corners(CD) Matador 7243 8 55226 2 8 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 55227 2 7 Dust Bunnies  album cover Bettie Serveert Dust Bunnies(CD, Album) Matador, Capitol Records 7243 8 55227 2 7 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
724385871979 Polyester Bride  album cover Liz Phair Polyester Bride(7", Single, Jukebox) Matador, Capitol Records, EMI-Capitol Special Markets 724385871979 US 1998 Sell This Version
7 44861 02352 4-P Wail   album cover The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Wail (CD, Single, Promo) Matador 7 44861 02352 4-P US 1996 Sell This Version
7 44861 02852 9 V OLE 285-2P Happy Already  album cover Sportsguitar Happy Already(CD, Album, Promo) Matador 7 44861 02852 9 V OLE 285-2P US 1998 Sell This Version
7 44861 03254 0 P Acme (Sampler)  album cover The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Acme (Sampler)(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Matador, Capitol Records 7 44861 03254 0 P US 1998 Sell This Version
7 44861 03373 8 P Acme  album cover The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Acme(VHS, Promo, NTSC) Matador 7 44861 03373 8 P US 1998 Sell This Version
744861112426 Marauder  album cover Interpol Marauder (Album) 744861112426 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
744861112525 Villains  album cover Queens Of The Stone Age Villains(CD, Album) Matador 744861112525 Brazil 2017 Sell This Version
A2 92429 Whip-Smart  album cover Liz Phair Whip-Smart(CD, Album, Club) Matador A2 92429 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
AC001000 ...Like Clockwork  album cover Queens Of The Stone Age ...Like Clockwork(CD, Album) Matador AC001000 Brazil 2013 Sell This Version
A&CMX008 Popular Songs  album cover Yo La Tengo Popular Songs(CD, Album) Arts & Crafts México, Matador A&CMX008 Mexico 2009 Sell This Version
A&CMX010 Album  album cover Girls (5) Album(CD, Album) Arts & Crafts México, Matador A&CMX010 Mexico 2009 Sell This Version
A&CMX035 Demolished Thoughts  album cover Thurston Moore Demolished Thoughts(CD, Album, Dig) Arts & Crafts México, Matador A&CMX035 Mexico 2011 Sell This Version
A&CMX 038 Mirror Traffic  album cover Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Mirror Traffic(CD, Album) Matador, Arts & Crafts México A&CMX 038 Mexico 2011 Sell This Version
A&CMX040 Father, Son, Holy Ghost  album cover Girls (5) Father, Son, Holy Ghost(CD, Album) Arts & Crafts México, Matador A&CMX040 Mexico 2011 Sell This Version
A&CMX064 Fade  album cover Yo La Tengo Fade(CD, Album, Dig) Arts & Crafts México, Matador A&CMX064 Mexico 2013 Sell This Version
AG305 New York  album cover Crippled And The Burnout New York AG305 US 1993 Sell This Version
AMCY-754 Whip-Smart  album cover Liz Phair Whip-Smart (Album) AMCY-754 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
ANGLO 024 Jukebox  album cover Cat Power Jukebox(CD, Album) UltraPop (2) ANGLO 024 Argentina 2008 Sell This Version
ANGLO 031 Moon Pix  album cover Cat Power Moon Pix(CD, Album, RE) UltraPop (2) ANGLO 031 Argentina 2009 Sell This Version
ANGLO 033 Brighten The Corners  album cover Pavement Brighten The Corners(CD, Album, RE, RM) Matador ANGLO 033 Argentina 2009 Sell This Version
ANGLO 036 Popular Songs  album cover Yo La Tengo Popular Songs(CD, Album) UltraPop (2), Matador ANGLO 036 Argentina 2009 Sell This Version
ANGLO 038 Quarantine The Past  album cover Pavement Quarantine The Past(CD, Comp) UltraPop (2) ANGLO 038 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
ANGLO 041 Interpol  album cover Interpol Interpol(CD, Album) UltraPop (2) ANGLO 041 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
ANGLO 105 Sun  album cover Cat Power Sun(CD, Album) UltraPop (2) ANGLO 105 Argentina 2012 Sell This Version
APCY-8367 Under The Bushes Under The Stars  album cover Guided By Voices Under The Bushes Under The Stars(CD, Album) Bandai Music, Matador APCY-8367 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
APCY-8426 Mag Earwhig!  album cover Guided By Voices Mag Earwhig!(CD, Album, Bon) Bandai Music, Matador APCY-8426 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
APCY-8427 Caught In A Trap And I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby  album cover Mark Eitzel Caught In A Trap And I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby (Album) APCY-8427 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
APCY 8428 Isolation Party  album cover Tommy Keene Isolation Party(CD, Album) Matador APCY 8428 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
APCY 8436 Every Other Day At A Time  album cover Liquor Giants Every Other Day At A Time(CD, Album, Promo) Matador APCY 8436 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
APCY-8439 Yo La Tengo Painful(CD, Album, RE) Bandai Music, Matador APCY-8439 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
APCY-8442 The Week Never Starts Round Here  album cover Arab Strap The Week Never Starts Round Here(CD, Album) Matador, Bandai Music APCY-8442 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
APCY-8456 Pussy Galore (2) Sugarshit Sharp(CD, EP, RE) Matador, Bandai Music APCY-8456 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
APCY-8457 Strange But True  album cover Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo - Strange But True (Album) APCY-8457 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
B000ANP74Q Turn On The Bright Lights / Antics  album cover Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights / Antics(Box, Comp, Ltd + CD, Album + CD, Album) Matador B000ANP74Q Central America 2005 Sell This Version
BCOLE10402 ...Like Clockwork  album cover Queens Of The Stone Age ...Like Clockwork(CD, Album) Matador, Beggars Music BCOLE10402 China 2015 Sell This Version
Belgium46 Demolished Thoughts  album cover Thurston Moore Demolished Thoughts(CDr, Album, Promo) Matador Belgium46 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
BGJ-3004 Adore Life  album cover Savages (2) Adore Life(CD, Album) Matador, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited BGJ-3004 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
BGJ-3006 Full Circle  album cover HÆLOS Full Circle(CD, Album) Matador, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited BGJ-3006 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
BGJ-3010 Teens Of Denial  album cover Car Seat Headrest Teens Of Denial(CD, Album) Matador, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited BGJ-3010 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
BGJ-10004 And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out  album cover Yo La Tengo And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out(CD, Album, RE) Matador BGJ-10004 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BGJ-10005 Summer Sun  album cover Yo La Tengo Summer Sun(CD, Album, RE) Matador BGJ-10005 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BGJ-10006 I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass  album cover Yo La Tengo I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass(CD, Album, RE) Matador BGJ-10006 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BGJ-10007 I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One  album cover Yo La Tengo I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One(CD, Album, RE) Matador BGJ-10007 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BGJ-10022 You Are Free  album cover Cat Power You Are Free(CD, Album, RE) Matador BGJ-10022 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BGJ-10053 What Would The Community Think  album cover Cat Power What Would The Community Think(CD, Album, RE, dig) Matador BGJ-10053 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BGJ-10054 Jukebox  album cover Cat Power Jukebox(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE) Matador BGJ-10054 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BGJ-10108 Violet Cries  album cover Esben And The Witch Violet Cries(CD, Album) Matador BGJ-10108 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
BGJ-10170 Wakin On A Pretty Daze  album cover Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(CD, Album) Matador, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited BGJ-10170 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BGJ-10174 Silence Yourself  album cover Savages (2) Silence Yourself(CD, Album) Matador, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited BGJ-10174 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BGJ-10176 ...Like Clockwork  album cover Queens Of The Stone Age ...Like Clockwork(CD, Album) Matador, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited BGJ-10176 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
C4 7243 8 5526 4 2 Brighten The Corners  album cover Pavement Brighten The Corners(Cass, Album) Matador C4 7243 8 5526 4 2 US 1997 Sell This Version
C4 7243 8 53554 4 8 Whitechocolatespaceegg  album cover Liz Phair Whitechocolatespaceegg(Cass, Album) Matador, Capitol Records C4 7243 8 53554 4 8 US 1998 Sell This Version
CD 92285 Palomine  album cover Bettie Serveert Palomine(CD, Album) Matador CD 92285 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
CD 92429 Whip-Smart  album cover Liz Phair Whip-Smart(CD, Album) Matador CD 92429 Canada 1994 Sell This Version