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Speedy Ortiz announces new album, shares single, adds tour dates

February 21, 2018 10:03 am

"Necessary brattiness" is the motto for Speedy Ortiz’s dauntless new collection of songs, Twerp Verse. The follow-up to 2015's Foil Deer, the band's latest indie rock missive is prompted by a tidal wave of voices, no longer silent on the hurt they’ve endured from society's margins. But like many of these truth-tellers, songwriter, guitarist and singer Sadie Dupuis scales the careful line between what she calls being "outrageous and practical" in order to be heard at all.

We are proud to announce that Speedy Ortiz's brand new record, Twerp Verse, will be out April 27th, 2018. Check out the slimy music video for the first single "Lucky 88," via NPR.



Twerp Verse pre-orders are available on the Carpark shop and iTunes. "Lucky 88" is also available on your favorite streaming service.

Bundle your purchase of an LP, CD, Cassette with a Twerp Verse tee or Speedy Ortiz notebook or both! Deluxe LP includes pink vinyl with rainbow splatter and a bonus 7". Get them while you can!



"You need to employ a self-preservational sense of humor to speak truth in an increasingly baffling world," says Dupuis. "I call it a ‘twerp verse' when a musician guests on a track and says something totally outlandish – like a Lil Wayne verse – but it becomes the most crucial part. This record is our own twerp verse, for those instances when you desperately need to stand up and show your teeth.”
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In celebration of the new album, the band will be hitting the road this May. Tickets will be available on Friday, February 23rd at 10am EST.

March 13th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 14th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 15th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 16th – Austin, TX – SXSW
April 21st – Lansing, MI – The Avenue
May 3rd – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
May 5th – Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 7th – Norfolk, VA – Charlie's American Cafe
May 8th – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
May 9th – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade - Purgatory
May 10th – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
May 12th – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
May 13th – Detroit, MI – El Club
May 14th – Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
May 15th – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola
May 17th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 29th – Lakewood, OH – Mahall's
May 30th – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
June 1st – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock'n'Roll Chicken Shack
June 2nd – Austin, TX – Barracuda
June 3rd – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
June 5th – Phoenix , AZ – Rebel Lounge
June 6th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
June 7th – Los Angeles , CA – The Echo
June 9th – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
June 10th – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
June 12th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
June 13th – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
June 14th – Boise, ID – Neurolux
June 16th – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
June 17th – Omaha, NE – Reverb
June 19th – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
June 20th – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi



Twerp Verse
1. Buck Me Off
2. Lean In When I Suffer
3. Lucky 88
4. Can I Kiss You?
5. Backslidin'
6. Villain
7. I'm Blessed
8. Sport Death
9. Alone with Girls
10. Moving In
11. You Hate The Title

“Pillowhead” music video

February 20, 2018 3:36 pm

We're excited to share another video from Wendyfix today for "Pillowhead"! Straight out of the 90s. It is the first video the band recorded in the Spring of 1994, in all its technicolor glory.

Ed Schrader shares third single “Seagull

February 20, 2018 12:58 pm

Ed Schrader's Music Beat shared another taste from their forthcoming album, Riddles. With "Seagull," the duo reflects the desire for forward momentum in all its forms. Check it out via Consequence of Sound.

Ed on the video: “‘Seagull’ is about a person who fears all the trappings of complacency, and to whom the term ‘settling down’ is like kryptonite. It is about that irrepressible road warrior in all of us that needs to feel the flame and skinned knees of adventure! The young, idealistic artist who prizes content over currency! Within the song though we see the cost of that freedom: ‘Leaving is such a mess/ But I’m tired of just hanging round.'”

Just over two weeks until the Music Beat tours around the country. Tickets here.
March 1st – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
March 3rd – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
March 4th – Raleigh, NC – Kings
March 5th – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
March 6th – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
March 7th – Nashville, TN – Found Object Records
March 9th – Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery
March 13th – Dallas, TX – Transit Bicycle Company
March 14th – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
March 15th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 16th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 17th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 18th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 19th – Hot Springs, AK – VOV Fest
March 20th – Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
March 21st – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
March 23rd – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
March 24th – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest
March 26th – Reno, NV – Holland Project
March 28th – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
March 29th – San Francisco, CA – Make Out Room
March 31st – Portland, OR – The Know
April 1st – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
April 4th – Sioux Falls, SD – Total Drag Records
April 5th – Minneapolis, MN – Kitty Cat Klub
April 6th – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
April 7th – Milwaukee, WI – Quarters Rock N Roll Palace
April 8th – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
April 9th – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
April 10th – Toronto, ON – Baby G
April 11th – Winooski, VT – Monkey House
April 12th – Providence, RI – AS220
April 14th – Philadelphia, PA – Everybody Hits
April 15th – Brooklyn, NY – Baby's All Right
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May 1st – Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
May 2nd – Glasgow, UK – The Hug and Pint
May 6th – Manchester, UK – Sounds from the Other City Festival
May 7th – London, UK – Moth Club
May 8th – Paris, FR – Espace B
May 10th – Madrid, ES – El Sol, Sound Isidro
May 14th – Lyon, FR – Grrrnd Zero
May 16th – Lausanne, CH – Le Bourg
May 17th – Esslingen, DE – Komma Club
May 18th – Prague, CZ – 007 Club
May 20th – Berlin, DE – Acud Macht Neu
May 23rd – Amsterdam, NL – Cinetol
May 25th – Rotterdam, NL – WORM

Palm’s new record “Rock Island” streaming now

February 1, 2018 10:33 am

Want to hear Palm’s new album? Now you can! via NPR Music. Rock Island exercises a delicate balance of curiosity and precision. Any passing resemblance to normality is purely accidental.

We are elated to be working with these four musicians & hope you enjoy the record as much as we do. Rock Island will be officially released to the world on February 9th. Pre-orders are still available on the Carpark shop and iTunes. Pre-saves are also available on Spotify.

++ Tour galore! Record release party next Friday, February 9th, at Market Hotel in Brooklyn.
February 9th – New York, NY – Market Hotel
February 16th – Boston, MA – Great Scott
February 18th – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
February 19th – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
February 20th – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
February 21st – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
February 22nd – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
February 23rd – Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin
February 24th – Grinnell, IA – Grinnell College
February 26th – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
February 27th – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
February 28th – Boise, ID – Neurolux
March 1st – Seattle, WA – Barboza
March 2nd – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
March 5th – Reno, NV – Holland Project
March 6th – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
March 8th – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
March 9th – San Diego, CA – SPACE
March 10th – Phoenix, AZ – Flying Burrito Fest
March 11th – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
March 13th – Dallas, TX – Double Wide
March 14th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 15th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 16th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 17th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 19th – Birmingham, AL – The Firehouse
March 20th – Atlanta, GA – 529
March 21st – Durham, NC – Pinhook
March 22nd – Norfolk, VA – Toast
March 23rd – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
March 24th – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
March 26th – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
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May 24th – London,UK – Corsica Studios
May 26th – Berlin, DE – Urban Spree
May 27th – Jena, DE – Glashaus
May 28th – Hamburg, DE – Aalhaus
May 29th – Cologne, DE – Bumann & Sohn
June 6th – Brussels, BE – Trône
June 7th – Luxembourg, LU – Rotondes
June 9th – Bristol, UK – Louisiana
June 10th – Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds
June 11th – Manchester, UK – Castle Hotel
June 12th – Glasgow, UK -The Hug and Pint
June 13th – Leeds, UK – Oporto

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat shares new single “Riddles” + announces UK/EU tour

January 31, 2018 9:55 am

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat is back with another taste of their forthcoming record, Riddles, out March 2nd. The 405 just premiered the title track:

“…[‘Riddles’] a song that encapsulates just how unpigeonholable Ed Schrader’s Music Beat is. Beginning with a stately piano prelude, fitting for the opening of a symphony, ‘Riddles’ takes off with the addition of Schrader’s diminutively soaring vocal line, which is picked up in a gust of melodicism that sends the song rushing headlong into its cathartic chorus…’Riddles’ seems to be an understatement for all the twisted and thought-provoking things happening within the song.”

The track is available when you pre-order the record via the Carpark shop. It is also on all streaming services.

Ed Schrader also gave us an important meaning of the track, deep and thoughtful.
“to me this song is about shaking the ghost of an ever present teenage self only to realize you are only ‘that ghost’ and nothing more -you’ve been asleep in your head and you wake to a shattered present which makes that over romanticized ‘ideal’ past all that more alluring -even with its monsters -you run back into it and pull the covers over your head –it was where my head was at the time I got a voice mail that my Step Dad died -a larger than life character in my life who I had very mixed and unresolved feelings about -it was like waking up and suddenly the mountains are all gone -your gravity shifts and it kicks up all the dust bunnies of a damaged past along with its rich dark beauty.”

After their lengthy North American run this Spring, the duo is heading overseas. All tour dates here.
March 1st – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
March 3rd – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
March 4th – Raleigh, NC – Kings
March 5th – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
March 6th – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
March 7th Nashville, TN – DRKMTTR
March 9th – Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery
March 12th – Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
March 13th – Dallas, TX – Transit Bicycle Company
March 14th – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
March 15th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 16th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 17th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 18th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 19th – Hot Springs, AK – VOV Fest
March 20th – Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
March 23rd – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
March 24th – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest
March 26th – Reno, NV – Holland Project
March 28th – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
March 29th – San Francisco, CA – Make Out Room
March 31st – Portland, OR – The Know
April 4th – Sioux Falls, SD – Total Drag Records
April 5th – Minneapolis, MN – Kitty Cat Klub
April 6th – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
April 7th – Milwaukee, WI – Quarters Rock N Roll Palace
April 8th – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
April 10th – Toronto, ON – Baby G
April 11th – Winooski, VT – Monkey House
April 12th – Providence, RI – AS220
April 15th – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right

May 1st – Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
May 2nd – Glasgow, UK – The Hug and Pint
May 6th – Manchester, UK – Sounds from the Other City Festival
May 7th – London, UK – Moth Club
May 8th – Paris, FR – Espace B
May 10th – Madrid, ES – El Sol, Sound Isidro
May 14th – Lyon, FR – Grrrnd Zero
May 16th – Lausanne, CH – Le Bourg
May 17th – Esslingen, DE – Komma Club
May 18th – Prague, CZ – 007 Club
May 20th – Berlin, DE – Acud Macht Neu
May 23rd – Amsterdam, NL – Cinetol
May 25th – Rotterdam, NL – WORM

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