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“Tokyo” music video

April 26, 2017 10:49 am

TEEN is back with a new music video for their track “Tokyo.” It was filmed at Mercury Lounge in NYC and directed by Jennifer Vanilla (Becca Kauffman of Ava Luna).

“The video for ‘Tokyo’ was filmed before and during a packed TEEN concert in New York City in the summer of 2016.

The barebones pre-show sequence is a conceptual and aesthetic reference to a choreographic collaboration between Michael Clark Dance Troupe and The Fall for their song, ‘Lay of the Land,’ in 1983. This version follows a cartoonish duo, ‘Jennifer in Tokyo’ and her zesty partner, who function as a sort of spritely id, pursuing pleasure amidst conflict like impish angel/devils on the shoulders of the song’s protagonist. Simultaneously, a less mythical and more concrete storyline takes place alongside it: the transformation the band undergoes from soundcheck in an empty room, to backstage, to showtime. The dancers usher us through this process, ultimately becoming spectators to the environment they have helped energize. As they recede into the crowd, the band steps into the spotlight, and the real show begins.” — Jennifer Vanilla

The band also has a few upcoming shows, including a Brooklyn date:
May 5th – Hudson, NY – Half Moon
May 6th – Winoski, VT – Waking Windows Festival
May 12th – Brooklyn, NY – Sunnyvale

Palm announces “Shadow Expert” + shares first single

April 25, 2017 10:03 am

We are extremely thrilled to announce Palm’s Carpark debut, Shadow Expert, will be coming out June 16th. The first single from the album, “Walkie Talkie,” is streaming now via NPR Music.

“In describing Palm to the uninitiated, it’s sometimes necessary to clarify the meaning of the group’s name by raising one’s hand in the universal symbol of greeting and goodwill. The act of corroborating the aural with the gestural occurs everywhere in their work. On their latest EP, Shadow Expert, the syntax of popular music is regarded suspiciously and often subjected to revisions or reversals. Without formal training in their instruments, the players are left to determine their own musical language.”

Pre-orders are available everywhere. Pick up a physical copy on the Carpark shop or digitally on iTunes. Order today and receive the first single “Walkie Talkie” instantly.

The band also announced a handful of North American summer tour dates to celebrate the release of their new record. Tickets will be available at 11am est on April 25th.
June 23rd – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
June 24th – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
July 5th – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
July 6th – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
July 7th – Madison, WI – The Frequency
July 8th – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
July 11th – Seattle, WA – Timbre Room
July 12th – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
July 14th – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
July 15th – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
July 16th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
July 17th – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
July 19th – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
July 20th – Dallas, TX – Double Wide
July 21st – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
July 22nd – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
July 23rd – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
July 24th – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
July 25th – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
July 26th – Washington, DC – DC9
July 27th – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
July 28th – Allston, MA – Great Scott
July 29th – Providence, RI – Aurora

Shadow Expert
1. Walkie Talkie
2. Shadow Expert
3. Two Toes
4. Walnut
5. Trying
6. Sign to Signal

Sad13 covers Carole King’s “It’s Too Late”

April 20, 2017 12:42 pm

Head over to Stereogum & hear Sad13’s cover of Carole King’s “It’s Too Late”!

The track is part of the first volume of GRLMIC, a new foundation that “aims to support and empower a diverse spectrum of young women/non-binary youth through music.” All proceeds of their covers compilation will go to Planned Parenthood and the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.

“Sadie Dupuis uses the same sparkling synths that marked the Speedy Ortiz leader’s solo debut Slugger to pull the ’70s song into a more modern frame of reference while still retaining its charms.”

“Come On Thru” music video

April 18, 2017 7:48 am

A new music video from MADEIRA for your viewing pleasure! Head over to Noisey to check out the video for “Come On Thru”, “the soundtrack to your happy-sad cathartic moments.”

Kim Pflaum on the video: “Shot one evening with dancer and performance artist, Zahra Killeen-Chance, it’s an abstract/minimalist take on a girl on the run. Hiding out in an old motel hoping to find space and independence from a regretful former lover in the wake of a tumultuous break-up.

After directing her two first videos Kim/Madeira was keen on working with some other directors to bring a new perspective to her music. Rowan Pierce who has done videos for the likes of Introverted Dancefloor and Boycrush, among others, seemed like a natural choice as his use of choreography to tell a story is something magical.”

“Come On Thru” is taken from MADEIRA’s Carpark debut, Bad Humors. It is available now on the Carpark shop and iTunes.

GEMS shares “Poison”

April 11, 2017 9:47 am

Happy full moon! You can stream GEMS’ latest track “Poison” via SoundCloud + snag a copy on the Carpark shop or iTunes.

“Cliff and I started writing ‘Poison’ before we ended our romantic relationship. It laid untouched for a good year before we stumbled across it again. At first, resurrecting it brought me back to a really painful time in my life and elicited some heartbreaking visceral memories. However, we ended up breathing light into something we had started during a time of isolation and darkness. Almost everything about it has changed, except for the line ‘there’s poison in your eyes’. The way that we look at one another has actually softened since we first started writing this song.”

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