Bands/Musicians Matador Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Matador Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Matador Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Matador Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Matador Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Matador Records.

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18th Dye is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Alternative rock 18th Dye was a Berlin-based German/Danish noise rock band formed in 1992 by German Sebastian Büttrich, Danish-German Heike Rädeker and Dane Piet Bendtsen. They broke up in 1999 after 2 ...more

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A.C. Newman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Power pop Allan Carl Newman is a Canadian musician and singer–songwriter. He was a member of the indie rock bands Superconductor and Zumpano in the 1990s. Following the breakup of those bands, he ...more

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Aereogramme is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Progressive rock, Post-rock Aereogramme were a Scottish alternative rock band from Glasgow, consisting of Craig B., Iain Cook, Campbell McNeil and Martin Scott. Prior to their split in 2007, the band released four studio

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Arsonists is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Arsonists Hip hop music Arsonists are an underground hip hop group. Their album, As the World Burns, reached #78 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and yielded the single "Pyromaniax", which went to ...more

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Bailterspace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Shoegazing Bailter Space is an atmospheric noise rock band that formed in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1987 as Nelsh Bailter Space; they had previously recorded as The Gordons. Its members are Alister ...more

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Bardo Pond is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Shoegazing, Space rock Bardo Pond are an American psychedelic rock band formed in 1991, and who are currently signed to London based label Fire Records. The current members are Michael Gibbons, John Gibbons, Isobel ...more

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Barry Burns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Barry Burns is a Scottish musician best known for his work with post-rock band Mogwai.

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Belle & Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rock music Belle and Sebastian are a Scottish indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. Led by Stuart Murdoch, they've released 9 albums. They are often compared with acts such as Nick Drake. The ...more

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Bettie Serveert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Indie rock Bettie Serveert are a Dutch indie rock band. Their name translates to "Bettie Serves", or "Service to Bettie", which is the title of a book written by Dutch tennis player ...more

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Blues Explosion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Blues-rock, Punk blues The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is an American alternative rock trio, formed in 1991 and based in New York City, New York. The band consists of Judah Bauer on guitar, backing vocals, harmonica ...more

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Brightblack Morning Light is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk rock, Freak folk, Funk Brightblack Morning Light is a band which formed in Northern California by Nathan Shineywater & pianist Rachael Hughes, both of whom are from Alabama. The band has been "linked to a ...more

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Bullet LaVolta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Post-punk Bullet LaVolta was a post-punk band from Boston, Massachusetts, that was originally formed in January 1987 by four college disk jockeys: Clay Tarver, Bill Whelan, Corey "Loog" Brennan ...more

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Carlos Dengler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie rock, Post-punk revival, Post-punk Carlos Andres Dengler, previously known as Carlos D., is an American musician best known as the former bass guitarist for the post-punk/rock band Interpol.

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Cat Power is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Blues-rock, Folk music Charlyn Marie Marshall, also known as Chan Marshall or by her stage name Cat Power, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, occasional actress and model. Cat Power was originally the name of ...more

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Ceremony is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock, Powerviolence, Hardcore punk Ceremony is an American punk rock band from Rohnert Park, California.

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Charlie Ondras is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Charlie Ondras Noise rock Charlie Ondras was a drummer from New York and a founding member of the noise rock band Unsane, formerly Lawn-Chair-Blisters. He also collaborated with Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez under ...more

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Chavez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Math rock Chavez is an American alternative rock band from New York, formed in 1993. After a period of inactivity, the band reformed in 2006. They released two independent non-charting albums in the ...more

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Circle X is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
No wave, Experimental rock, Art rock Circle X was an American experimental rock band, formed in 1978 in Louisville, Kentucky. They were part of the late 1970s/early 1980s No Wave scene.

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Cold Cave is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Cold Cave Synthpop, New Wave, Gothic rock Cold Cave is the moniker for the music of Wesley Eisold based in Los Angeles and New York City whose music is described as a "collage of darkwave, noise, and synthpop".

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Come is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Blues Come are an American alternative rock band, formed in Boston by Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Arthur Johnson, and Sean O'Brien.

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Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Indietronica, Electronic dance music, Shibuya-kei Keigo Oyamada is a Japanese recording artist and producer better known by his stage name Cornelius.

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CSP is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
CSP Electronic music

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D-Stroy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Underground hip hop

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Dead Meadow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Space rock, Neo-psychedelia Dead Meadow is an American stoner rock band that formed in Washington, D.C. in 1998. Currently comprising vocalist and guitarist Jason Simon, bassist Steve Kille, and drummer Mark Laughlin, the ...more

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Delorean is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Balearic beat, Electronic music, Alternative dance Delorean are a Spanish alternative dance band formed in 2000 in Zarautz, a Basque town. The band was originally composed of vocalist and bassist Ekhi Lopetegi, guitarist Tomas Palomo, ...more

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Dizzee Rascal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Bassline, Dubstep Dylan Mills, better known by his stage name Dizzee Rascal, is an English grime MC, songwriter and record producer with Ghanaian and Nigerian roots. His music is a blend of grime, UK garage, ...more

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Early Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal Early Man is a heavy metal band from Brooklyn, New York, now based in Los Angeles, California. Guitarist and vocalist Mike Conte began performing under the name "Early Man" in the ...more

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Esben and the Witch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Experimental rock Esben and the Witch are a British three piece indie rock band formed in Brighton in 2008. consisting of Rachel Davies, Thomas Fisher, and Daniel Copeman. Their name comes from the Danish ...more

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Fuck is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise pop, Indie rock, Lo-fi music Fuck is an American indie rock band, formed in Oakland, California in 1993. The band consists of Timothy Prudhomme, Geoff Soule, Kyle Statham, and Theodore Ellison. They have recorded for a ...more

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Fucked Up is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Experimental rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore Fucked Up is a Canadian hardcore punk band from Toronto, Ontario. The band won the 2009 Polaris Music Prize for the album The Chemistry of Common Life.

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Gary Young is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Folk rock, Punk rock Gary "Plantman" Young was the first drummer of the 1990s indie rock band Pavement.

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Girls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Shoegazing Girls was an American indie rock band that formed in San Francisco, California in 2007. The band comprised two key members: Christopher Owens, songwriter and lead singer, and Chet "JR" ...more

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Guided by Voices is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock Guided by Voices was an American indie rock band originating from Dayton, Ohio. It made frequent personnel changes but always maintained the presence of principal songwriter Robert Pollard. ...more

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Guitar Wolf is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk Guitar Wolf is a Japanese garage rock power trio founded in Nagasaki in 1987. The band is known for songs with piercing vocals and an extremely loud style of noise-influenced punk which ...more

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Harlem is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Harlem Garage rock, Indie rock Harlem is an American garage rock band comprising vocalist/guitarist/drummer Michael Coomers, vocalist/guitarist/drummer Curtis O'Mara and bassist Jose Boyer, formerly of Chapel Hill-based The ...more

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Helium is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Noise pop, Indie rock Helium was an American alternative rock band formed during the summer of 1992. Under the original moniker of "Chupa," the band's founding members were Mary Lou Lord; Jason Hatfield, ...more

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Iceage is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Punk rock, Post-punk Iceage is a Danish punk rock band from Copenhagen. They were formed in 2008, when the members of the band averaged 17 years old. They signed to Tambourhinoceros in Denmark and Dais Records in ...more

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Interpol is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival Interpol is an American rock band from New York City. Formed in 1997, the band's original line-up consisted of Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler, Carlos Dengler and Greg Drudy. Drudy left the band in ...more

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Lesser is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Lesser J Lesser is the stage name for Jason Doerck. Between 2003 to 2006 Doerck was a member of the defunct laptop group Sagan, alongside Blevin Blectum, Wobbly, and video artist Ryan Junell.

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Jaguar Love is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Dance-punk, Electro Jaguar Love is an American post-punk band formed in Portland, Oregon in 2007. It is composed of former members of The Blood Brothers.

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Jay Reatard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpunk, Garage punk, Garage rock Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., better known by the stage name Jay Reatard, was an American musician from Memphis, Tennessee. Lindsey was signed to Matador Records. He released recordings as a solo ...more

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Jennifer O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Jennifer O'Connor Jennifer O'Connor is an American singer-songwriter. She has released a series of well-regarded solo albums, and has either toured or played with Wilco, the Indigo Girls, Feist, Yo La Tengo, ...more

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John Britt Daniel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Britt Daniel is a member of the musical group, Spoon.

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John Cummings is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Instrumental rock, Post-rock John Cummings is a Scottish musician and record producer, best known for being a member of Glaswegian band Mogwai, mostly playing guitar, as well as programming, keyboards and vocals.

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Kathryn Calder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Kathryn Calder is a makeup artist.

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Kurt Dahle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Indie rock Kurt Colin Dahle is a Canadian musician best known for his work as a drummer and vocalist with the rock bands Age of Electric, Limblifter, and The New Pornographers. Born in Moose Jaw, ...more

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Kustomized is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Indie rock, Post-punk Kustomized was an American indie rock band formed by former Mission of Burma and Volcano Suns member Peter Prescott.

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Extra P is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music Large Professor, also known as Large Pro and Xtra P, is a New York City-based hip hop record producer and rapper. He is also best known as a founding member of the influential underground hip ...more

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Lavender Diamond is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Pop music, Folk music Lavender Diamond is an American, Los Angeles-based band, fronted by singer Becky Stark.

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Lee Ranaldo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Matador Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, No wave, Experimental rock Lee Mark Ranaldo is an American musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, writer, visual artist and record producer, best known as a co-founder of the alternative rock band Sonic Youth. In 2004, ...more