Matador Records is celebrating their 21st birthday with a new, decade-spanning box set. The limited-edition box contains five CDs documenting the history of the label with remastered songs released from 1989 through 2010, and one CD of unreleased live recordings from the Matador 10th Anniversary concerts in New York City in 1999. All proceeds from the set will go to benefit three charities chosen by the label owners, enumerated at the bottom of this post. The artists have agreed to donate their royalties as well in order to make this all possible.

Artists appearing in the set include: Arab Strap, Belle & Sebastian, Cat Power, Dead Meadow, Fucked Up, Girls, Guided By Voices, Guitar Wolf, Interpol, Jay Reatard, Mission Of Burma, Mogwai, Pavement, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Sonic Youth, Spoon, Stephen Malkmus, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Superchunk, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, Teenage Fanclub, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The New Pornographers, Times New Viking, Unsane and Yo La Tengo.


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 TWO - 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 FOUR: 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
  17. Earles & Jensen - Just Farr A Laugh: The Yogurt Machine
  18. Stephen Malkmus - Discretion Grove
DISC FIVE: 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 SIX: 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)