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The Beths pick up a pair of New Zealand Music Awards!

November 15, 2019 3:49 pm

Our favorite kiwis scooped up a pair of awards at last night’s 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards!

On top of winning Best Group, The Beths took home the award for Best Alternative Artist–as well as nominations for Album of the Year, Single of the Year, and Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Audiences were also treated to a live performance of “Little Death” to open the night.

We love you, Beths!

Fat Tony drops “Omaha (feat. Clarence James)”

November 13, 2019 5:25 pm

Following the release of his single and video “Godly,” Fat Tony returns to share a new song off his upcoming album Wake Up due Feb 7th. “Omaha” is an ode to life on the road with Taydex’s sleek production providing the perfect mood for Tony to express the whirlwind, fragmented nature of waking up in a different city every day.

Catch Tony on the road in a city near you! Tickets HERE.

November 13th – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC*
November 15th – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC*
November 16th – The Earl – Atlanta, GA*
November 17th – High Watt – Nashville, TN*
November 30th – Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY#

* = w/ Black Midi
# = w/ Mega Ran

Pre-order Wake Up HERE

Toro y Moi Presents: Soul Trash

October 29, 2019 1:46 pm

In the midst of a headlining North American tour, Toro y Moi returns to share a new mixtape and accompanying short film. Directed by Laneya Billingsley, Soul Trash gives a glimpse into Toro’s playfully psychedelic world, chronicling everything from quiet moments at home to kaleidoscopic tour footage.

Speaking on the video, Billingsley says: “Chaz Bear and I sought to create a vibrating immersive piece that mirrored the soft melancholic bounciness of the mixtape, making sure every delicate part was exactly how we envisioned. We wanted the video to feel like a sort of tour through internal rooms led by Chaz our tour guide, or soul guide if you will. With a handheld controller, grinning from ear to ear, Chaz navigates the turbulent internal atmosphere searching for each intangible floaty room buried within, each holding a different sound, feeling and sublime visual experience.”

The mixtape arrives just months after Toro y Moi’s critically-acclaimed album Outer Peacewhich was named one of this year’s best so far by BillboardVultureComplexHighsnobiety, and Esquire to name a few, and called “one of his best albums in years” by Pitchfork and “astonishingly effortless” by The A.V. Club. The project also follows performances at NPR’s Tiny DeskLate Night with Seth Myers, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show and arrives as they near the end of a North American tour with Channel Tres, who remixed the track “Who I Am” from Toro’s latest album. Stops in Chicago, Detroit, and two sold-out nights in Brooklyn are still to come. Remaining tickets are available here.

October 30th – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
October 31st – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom*
November 1st – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre*
November 2nd – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre*
November 3rd – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall*
November 5th – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre*
November 6th – Boston, MA – House of Blues*
November 8th – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel*
November 9th – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel*
November 9th – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere (DJ set)
December 6th – San Francisco, CA – Everdene (DJ set)
December 7th – Las Vegas, NV – Intersect Music Festival (DJ set)

 

Welcome Erin Anne! ‘Tough Love’ Out Now!

October 24, 2019 2:32 pm

We’re delighted to welcome our newest signing, Erin Anne, to the Carpark family!

Along with news of the signing, we couldn’t be more excited to announce the reissue of Erin’s debut, Tough Love–an unruly yet elegant collage of all elements that make up her musical vocabulary: wildly shredded riffs and lo-fi acoustic ramblings, punk-rock energy and acoustic austerity, new-wave whimsy and high-flown pop theatrics. The album originally arrived in June 2019, but we have released a digital issue of the album today, with a special remastered vinyl version slated for December!

Listen/Pre-Order the album here.

Watch the video for the title track over on She Shreds now!

See Erin perform a pair of west coast shows this December at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles, and at Soda Bar in San Diego. Grab your tickets here!

December 10th – Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
December 12th – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA

We’re Expecting – ‘Waterbirth’ debut from Laumė out January 17!

October 15, 2019 4:46 pm

Great news – we’re expecting!

On January 17th, the synth-pop project Laumė (rhymes with Pflaum) will deliver the aptly-titled new LP, Waterbirth, by way of Carpark Records, finally sharing her most lyrically complex and musically infectious body of work to date. The New Zealand-born songwriter and former Yumi Zouma frontwoman and co-founder, Kim Pflaum, worked with French producer Rude Jude to craft a 13-track LP that broadens the scope of Laumė. The irresistibly vibrant and funky sounds of each instrumental are inspired by visionary pop artists like Sade, Kate Bush, and Grimes, but sit in stark contrast with the ideas explored in Pflaum’s writing.

The lead single “Spells (Oedipusi)” finds Pflaum knocking the antagonist down a notch, and doing so in style overtop a punching kick drum and groovy synths. Watch the visualizer over on Billboard now, and pre-order the album here!

 

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