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