Stab The Matador

Stab The Matador


we like to dance and we like it loud


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.

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. They recently completed recording their new Doctor EP, engineered and produced by Jeff Saltzman, known for his work on The Killers' multi-platinum debut.

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.


Singles: High Beam Dance Floor, Low Rider, Africa, Doctor.
EP: S/T, Doctor EP

Low Rider is featured in PS2 and PSP's MLB '06: The Show, released February 28th, 2006.

Set List

Usually about an 8 song 40 minute set,
sometimes a cover to spice it up.