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Stab the Matador

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“The Rapture’s spunky little heirs to the NYC dance-punk throne…”
~ Joseph Coscarelli - theDeliMagazine.com

STAB THE MATADOR is a four-piece dance rock outfit comprised of long time friends, Corey Cavagnolo (vocals/keys), Luke Brandfon (guitar), James DeVito (bass) and Graham Watson (drums). Raised in Westchester, just north of New York City, these fresh out of high school friends have spent two years incubating an explosive sound that they have now unleashed on the City's music scene. Since their electrifying debut at the Knitting Factory main space in early 2006, they have been touring extensively, creating an eclectic fan base, ranging from hipster veterans to the fresh-faced MTV generation, by playing at such recognized venues as the Galapagos Art Space, Pianos, Rebel, the Annex, the Middle East (Boston, MA), and the Boot (Norfolk, VA).

The band’s first self-released EP/demo includes the song 'Low Rider,' which was featured on Playstation 2 and PSP’s MLB 2006: The Show soundtrack, alongside other popular acts like The Moving Units, VHS or Beta and The Black Keys. Awaiting release this month is their recently completed recording, the Doctor EP, engineered and produced by Jeff Saltzman, known for his work on The Killers' multi-platinum debut, as well as producing The Sounds, and Fischerspooner's latest record, with mixing by Thom Cadley.

STAB THE MATADOR successfully combines the sounds of pioneering acts such as Gang of Four and Joy Division, with a new brand of modern dance hooks that puts them
among contemporaries like The Rapture and Les Savy Fav. They intend to impress listeners with their recorded tracks, which have a unique compositional prowess, but more importantly, to strike crowds with the interplay between Cavagnolo and Brandfon’s explosiveness and DeVito and Watson’s infectious rhythms, creating a visceral live
experience.

STAB THE MATADOR is preparing a nationwide tour this summer in full support of their EP. Meanwhile, they continue to write and play every day, skillfully sharpening their sword, embarking on that ever-elusive kill of the music industry.

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