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Cloud Nothings shares second single “Leave Him Now”

September 18, 2018 12:05 pm

Cloud Nothings is back with another track from their forthcoming album, Last Building Burning, out October 19th. The relentless and frantic new single,"Leave Him Now," is now streaming everywhere.

"'Leave Him Now,' the album’s second advance track, sounds just as combustible. Every barked lyric, every stab of guitar, and especially every pummeling of the drums lands with such visceral power that you may wonder if they’re working with Steve Albini again. (They aren’t, they’ve just figured out how to make every song hit like a home run.)" -- Stereogum

Last Building Burning pre-orders are available on the Carpark/Wichita shops and you can listen to the first two singles on your favorite streaming service. Bundle your purchase of an LP, CD, Cassette with a Cloud Nothings deck of cards! Only a few copies of the limited edition clear vinyl remain. Snag one here.



New tour dates announced in the UK and Europe! Tickets on sale now.
September 21st – Ferndale, MI – Ferndale DIY
October 22nd – Lexington, KY – The Burl
October 23rd – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
October 24th – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
October 25th – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
October 26th – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
October 27th – Austin, TX – Barracuda
October 28th  Dallas, TX – Club Dada
October 30th – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
November 1st – San Diego, CA – Casbah
November 2nd – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
November 3rd – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
November 5th – Seattle, WA – Neumos
November 6th – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
November 7th – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
November 9th – Boise, ID – Neurolux
November 10th – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
November 11th – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
November 13th – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
November 14th – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
November 15th – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
November 16th – Columbus, OH – The A&R Music Bar
November 17th – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
November 26th – Detroit, MI – El Club
November 27th – Toronto, ON – Opera House
December 1st – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
December 4th – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
December 5th – Pittsburgh, PA – The Club at Stage AE
December 6th – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
December 9th – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
December 11th – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
December 14th – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
January 25th – Brighton, UK – Patterns
January 26th  – Birmingham, UK – The Castle & Falcon
January 27th  – Manchester, UK – Band on the Wall
January 28th  – Glasgow, UK – St. Lukes
January 30th  – Bristol, UK – Thekla
January 31st  – London, UK – EartH
February 1st – Paris, FR – Point Ephémère
February 3rd  – Brussels, BE – Rotonde - Botanique
February 4th  – Cologne, DE – Luxor
February 5th  – Tilburg, NL – 013
February 6th – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord
February 7th  – Hamburg, DE – Knust
February 8th  – Berlin, DE – Musik & Frieden
February 9th  – Warsaw, PL – Poglos
February 11th  – Prague, CZ – Underdogs
February 12th  – Vienna, AT – Chelsea
February 13th  – Zagreb, HR – Tvornica Kulture
February 14th  – Milan, IT – Ohibò
February 15th – Rome, IT – Monk
February 16th  – Bologna, IT – Covo Club
February 18th  – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
February 19th  – Lausanne, CH – Le Romandie Rock Club
February 21st  – San Sebastian, ES – Dabadaba Club
February 22nd  – Madrid, ES – Sala Q
February 23rd  – Valencia, ES – La Marina (free show)
February 24th – Barcelona, ES – La 2

Madeline Kenney shares third single, “Bad Idea”

September 12, 2018 11:55 am

Madeline Kenney just shared the third cut from her forthcoming record, Perfect Shapes, out October 5th. check out the stunning, yet trippy, lyric video for "Bad Idea" via Consequence of Sound.

"The track winds tightly around taut synth lines, breathing and shrinking over a deceptively buoyant bass. Leaning more towards a dream pop feel than the previous singles, 'Bad Idea' finds Kenney wading through her own subconscious to reach conclusions for which she wasn’t even aware she was searching."

Pre-orders are available on the Carpark shop. The limited LP will be pressed on coke bottle green vinyl, and will include a 12 x 12 lyric sheet, plus a digital download card. First 70 physical pre-orders will come with a unique 11x17 riso poster. You can also listen to the track across all streaming services.

Tour dates
October 15th – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place^
October 18th – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Shop*
October 20th – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge^
October 21st – San Diego, CA – Che Cafe^
November 1st – Brooklyn, NY – Baby's All Right
November 2nd – Lancaster, PA – Tellus 360
November 3rd – Washington, DC – Songbyrd
November 4th – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
November 6th – Toronto, ON – Monarch
November 7th – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
November 8th – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
November 9th – Chicago, IL – Schubas
November 11th – Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who?
November 13th – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
November 14th – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade Bristol
November 15th – London, UK – Sebright Arms
November 16th – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
November 17th – Graz, AT – Autumn Leaves
November 18th – Berlin, DE – Monarch
November 20th – Brussels, BE – Botanique Witloof Bar

^ w/ Rose Droll
* w/ Sandy's, Boy Scouts

Lots of Speedy Ortiz news

September 5, 2018 10:56 am

Lots of Speedy Ortiz news! Peep at Rolling Stone
- New cover of Liz Phair's "blood keeper"
**Bandcamp sales will supply venues with Shawna Potter's (War On Women) Making Spaces Safer guidebook**
- Sadie Dupuis' first poetry book, Mouthguard, due out this November.



In celebration of their tour with Liz Phair, Speedy Ortiz has covered the almost entirely undiscovered track, "Blood Keeper," a Scream 2 soundtrack outtake, written by Phair. With a "Pay What You Want" option on Bandcamp, the proceeds will fund providing each venue on the tour with Shawn Potter's (War On Women) pocket guide, "Making Spaces Safer." As told by the band: "As far as our choice of song, here’s the first DM I ever sent to Liz Phair: "thanks much for saying hi, it means a lot!! scream tv series made me remember ‘blood keeper.’ vague plans to record it gary numan style haha.” I have kept in touch with my hero since then, and three years later, I’m so thankful we finally get to join her on tour. “Blood Keeper” is one of my favorites of hers, made all the more tantalizing because 1. it was never officially released 2. there’s, like, NO information available about it online 3. other than that it was apparently submitted for the Scream 2 soundtrack??? We tried our best to do homage to this gorgeous mystery rock song (although not so much on the Gary Numan style promise), and are psyched the money can go to Shawna’s awesome pocket guide."

Tour Dates:
September 6th - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse*
September 7th - Birmingham, AL - Saturn*
September 8th - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival*
September 10th - Louisville, KY - Headliner’s Music Hall*
September 11th - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*
September 13th - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre*
September 14th - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest*
September 15th - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
September 18th - Seattle, WA - The Showbox*
September 19th - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom*
September 20th - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore*
September 21st - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel*
September 23rd - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction%
September 24th - San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern*
September 25th - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom*
September 27th - Austin, TX - The Mohawk*
September 28th - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater*
October 1st - Nashville, TN - Exit/In*
October 2nd - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater*
October 3rd - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*
October 5th - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
October 6th - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel*
October 8th - Boston, MA - Royale*
October 9th - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre*
October 10th - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre*
October 12th - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall*
October 17th - London, UK - The Garage^
October 18th - Nottingham, UK - Rough Trade Nottingham^
October 19th - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall^
October 20th - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds^
October 22nd - Glasgow, UK - Stereo^
October 23rd - Manchester, UK - Now Wave Venue^
October 24th - Brighton, UK - Patterns^
October 25th - Bristol, UK - The Louisiana^

* w/ Liz Phair
^ w/ Doe
% w/ Potty Mouth, Gypsum

Skylar Spence shares new single “Cry Wolf”

September 4, 2018 12:41 pm

Skylar Spence's two-track release, the follow up to his 2015 album Prom King, comes out tomorrow! listen to "Cry Wolf" via The Fader.

Ryan DeRobertis on the release: "I felt alone and detached from things that used to make me feel joy, but kind of just allowed myself to wallow in that anxiety and depression instead of reaching out for help," he said. "It took me nearly a year to reach the point where I had to start making changes in my life, and this chorus was meant to be kind of a mantra for people who've found themselves in my space, where you've talked so often about making changes it starts to feel like crying wolf. You can get through it (and appreciate the insight you gained for having gone through it!)"

Carousel / Cry Wolf is available here.

Skylar Spence shares new single “Carousel”

August 21, 2018 11:17 am

Thrilled to announce that Skylar Spence is baack. Enjoy the ride with his new song, "Carousel," taken from his forthcoming two-track release out September 5th. Video created by Jena Goma (Showtime Goma, of A Sunny Day in Glasgow.)

The chorus was intended to be cyclical like a ferris wheel or a carousel -- at the end of the ride, you end up where you started. In the song, the vacation starts out hectic which, for him ruins the point of a vacation, when you can’t kick your feet up and relax. You need to work hard for those moments, to feel like you earned them. Those moments when one doesn't have to abide by a schedule, that allows for relaxation or even exploration, and they usually end up being the best parts of a vacation.

Carousel / Cry Wolf is available for pre-order here.


Carousel / Cry Wolf
1. Carousel
2. Cry Wolf

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