Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Matador Launches Online Digital Music Store

Download: Jay Reatard - "Always Wanting More"

(Matador is) very happy to announce the newest incarnation of the Matador Store is now up and running. We embed ourselves even more comfortably in the digital age by offering digital (MP3 and FLAC) downloads in addition to a nicer, easier to navigate look and loads of other geeked-out features.

* Mp3s (256k) and FLAC (lossless) files. Can we say that they’re encoded at a higher bit rate than iTunes? Because they are.
*Sample files of everything in our digital catalog
*Digital files are fully integrated with Songbird and will put the downloads you’ve purchased directly into your Songbird “Purchased Playlist” as well as allow you to easily browse and listen to sample files.
* A download helper for both MAC and PC to improve the experience of downloading singles and albums

Holy Crap, Beavis! The Matablog post notes that this is the soft launch of their store--the full launch will be a week from tomorrow--but this is exciting news all the same. Matador might be a little late to the digital party (after all, Merge and Touch & Go got there first), but I would also imagine that they are still welcome no matter what.

Read more here.

(Jonathan Graef)

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