Matador Records Unveils Six-Disc Anniversary Box Set

Matador Records Unveils Six-Disc Anniversary Box Set
This year marks the 21st birthday of indie rock powerhouse Matador Records. To celebrate the occasion, the label's staff have organized a massive festival in Las Vegas. Taking place from October 1 to October 3, it features a jaw-dropping line-up, including a recently reunited Guided By Voices, among many others. Of course, most Canadians won't get the opportunity to experience the label celebration in real life. Fortunately for us, Matador has just revealed plans for a lavish Matador at 21 box set.

The CD box contains six discs of remastered material from throughout the label's storied history. The fifth disc in the set, Matador Today, is a primer on the label's current roster, and will also be released as a double-vinyl LP. The sixth disc in the set includes recently unearthed live recordings from Matador's ten-year celebration in 1999.

Matador at 21 will come packaged in a blue and grey, foil-stamped, linen-bound box. It will also include an 85-page book with photos and essays regarding the label's complete history. In keeping with the Las Vegas theme, the box will also include 36 Matador Records poker chips.

Both the box set and the vinyl will be available on September 28. Pre-orders are available here. All proceeds of the release will go towards three charities: the Jane Addams Hill House Association in Chicago, the Ali Forney Center in New York and the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.

Disc 1: The Pre-Dawn (1989-1992):

1. Teenage Fanclub - "Everything Flows"
2. H.P. Zinker - "Dancing Days"
3. Superchunk - "Slack Motherfucker"
4. Dustdevils - "Throw the Bottle Full"
5. Railroad Jerk - "These Streets"
6. Come - "Fast Piss Blues"
7. Bettie Serveert - "Kid's Alright"
8. Chain Gang - "Cut Off the Drug Czar's Head"
9. Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - "More Glee"
10. Unsane - "This Town"
11. Circle X - "Compression of the Species"
12. Toiling Midgets - "Mr. Foster's Shoes"
13. Bailter Space - "The Today Song"
14. Pavement - "Perfume-V"

Disc 2: The Years of Milk and Honey (1993-1995):

1. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - "Afro"
2. Yo La Tengo - "Big Day Coming"
3. Railroad Jerk - "The Ballad of Railroad Jerk"
4. Helium - "Superball"
5. Pizzicato Five - "Baby Love Child"
6. Liz Phair - "Mesmerizing"
7. Pavement - "Silence Kit"
8. Guided By Voices - "Game of Pricks"
9. 18th Dye - "Whole Wide World"
10. Chavez - "Peeled Out Too Late"
11. Come - "String"
12. Moonshake - "Secondhand Clothes"
13. Guitar Wolf - "Midnight Violence Rock'n Roll"
14. San Francisco Seals - "Back Again"
15. Bardo Pond - "Rumination"

Disc 3: Days of Whiskey and Tears (1996-2001):

1. Boards Of Canada - "Telephasic Workshop"
2. Spoon - "Waiting For the Kid to Come Out"
3. Yo La Tengo - "Autumn Sweater"
4. Chavez - "You Must Be Stopped"
5. Silkworm - "Tarnished Angel"
6. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - "Flavor Part 1 (Beck)"
7. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - "Flavor Part 2 (Mike D)"
8. Pole - "Fliegen"
9. Cat Power - "American Flag"
10. Belle & Sebastian - "We Rule the School"
11. Mogwai - "Helps Both Ways"
12. Arsonists - "Backdraft"
13. Large Professor - "'Bout That Time"
14. Cornelius - "Tone Twilight Zone"
15. burger/ink - "Flesh & Blood"
16. Pavement - "You Are a Light"
17. Arab Strap - "Blood"
18. Matmos - "L.A.S.I.K"

Disc 4: Don't Call It a Comeback (2002-2007):

1. Interpol - "Hands Away"
2. Cat Power - "He War"
3. Yo La Tengo - "Today Is the Day"
4. The New Pornographers - "From Blown Speakers"
5. Dizzee Rascal - "Fix Up, Look Sharp"
6. Dead Meadow - "Good Moanin'"
7. Mogwai - "Kids Will Be Skeletons"
8. Mission Of Burma - "The Setup"
9. Early Man - "Death Is the Answer"
10. Belle & Sebastian - "Dress Up in You"
11. Pretty Girls Make Graves - "All Medicated Geniuses"
12. Cat Power - "Love & Communication"
13. Shearwater - "Johnny Viola"
14. Brightblack Morning Light - "Everybody Daylight"
15. Lavender Diamond - "You Broke My Heart"
16. Jennifer O'Connor - "Tonight We Ride"
16. Earles & Jensen - "Just Farr a Laugh: The Yogurt Machine"
17. Stephen Malkmus - "Discretion Grove"

Disc 5: Matador Today (2008 - ):

1. Fucked Up - "Son the Father"
2. Sonic Youth - "Sacred Trickster"
3. Kurt Vile - "Amplifier"
4. Yo La Tengo - "Nothing to Hide"
5. Jay Reatard - "There Is No Sun"
6. Times New Viking - "Move to California"
7. Harlem - "Friendly Ghost"
8. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - "Bottled in Cork"
9. The New Pornographers - "My Shepherd"
10. Cold Cave - "Youth and Lust"
11. Interpol - "Summer Well"
12. Shearwater - "Castaways"
13. Esben and the Witch - "Marching Song"
14. Girls - "Lust For Life"
15. Magic Kids - "Superball"
16. Delorean - "Stay Close"
17. Cat Power - "Metal Heart"
18. Perfume Genius - "Learning"
19. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - "Real Emotional Trash"

Disc 6: Unreleased Live Recordings From the 10th Anniversary Concerts, New York City, September 1999:

1. Pavement - "Here (Live 1999)"
2. Pavement - "Trigger Cut (Live 1999)"
3. Pavement - "The Hexx (Live 1999)"
4. Pavement - "She Believes (Live 1999)"
5. Pavement - "Unfair (Live 1999)"
6. Pavement - "Zurich Is Stained (Live 1999)"
7. Pavement - "Debris Slide (Live 1999)"
8. Pavement - "Spit On A Stranger (Live 1999)"
9. Come - "New Coats (Live 1999)"
10. Bardo Pond - "Walking Stick Man (Live 1999)"
11. Bardo Pond - "Tommy Gun Angel (Live 1999)"
12. Cat Power - "Good Woman (Live 1999)"
13. Cat Power - "Naked, If I Want To (Live 1999)"
14. Cat Power - "You May Know Him / Sea of Love (Live 1999)"
15. Mogwai - "Ex-Cowboy (Live 1999)"