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Press release: Martin Mills is the first guest on "Turned Out A Punk" podcast!13 November 2014

Damian Abraham is the lead singer and mastermind of the Matador band Fucked Up. He’s just launched a podcast called “Turned Out A Punk”.

Here’s the scoop…..Damian Abraham can be many things: the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ, a host for Vice…a parent, but certainly he is a punk music obsessive. Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978: PUNK. Martin Mills had a great chat with Damian and you can listen via itunes etc.

Visit Damian’s website by clicking here.

Click here for the itunes link.


Press release: US office radio department news11 November 2014

The Beggars Group Announces Expansion And Promotions Within Radio Department
The Beggars Group of Labels (4AD, Matador Records, Rough Trade Records, Young Turks and XL Recordings) is excited to announce expansion and promotions within the radio department.

Risa Matsuki has been promoted to VP, Promotions. Risa will continue to run and oversee the ever-growing radio department from the New York Offices and continue to focus on design, implementation and strategy on all Beggars radio campaigns. In addition to her new role, she has tapped her first hire for the newly structured dept.
Brien Terranova has joined as Senior Director, Promotions. Brien comes to Beggars after 19 years in the promotions department of Capitol Records/Virgin Records where he most recently worked as West/Southwest regional in multiple formats including Alternative, AAA, Hot AC and Top 40. Brien will be based out of the Beggars West Coast office and will guide and...


Press release: Upcoming Fall/Winter 2014 Beggars Group releases 3 October 2014

Here’s a little note about our forthcoming album releases in case you are curious about what’s up next! We’re busy!

10/7 Belle and Sebastian/vinyl catalog titles/Matador Records
Matador is excited to announce that Belle and Sebastian’s vinyl catalogue – currently out of print – will be back in print for a limited time this fall. The “It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career” series is an opportunity to revisit the band’s treasured output and unique, consistent aesthetic, as well as an opportunity for fans to complete their collections and enjoy the music via the warmth of vinyl. Titles include all the band’s full-length studio albums and compilations (save for the Storytelling soundtrack, which was never released on vinyl in the US):
Tigermilk (Matador / Jeepster), If You’re Feeling Sinister (Matador / Jeepster), The Boy With The, Arab Strap (Matador / Jeepster), Fold Your Hands Child, You walk Like A Peasant (Matador...