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Carpark News

RIP Prince Rama. “Rage In Peace” out now

August 20, 2019 2:11 pm

It’s a bittersweet day. Prince Rama has released new (and old) music, but sadly it is the last of its kind. After 10 years as a band, Prince Rama have decided it is time to say goodbye, and in epic fashion, by ritualistically burning all the band’s belongings and putting the ashes into their limited-edition 7″, Rage In Peace.

One night when I was feeling rather despondent I decided to sit down and have a long talk with the spirit of Prince Rama and asked how it wanted to die. The answer was clear; It would die with gusto! With enthusiasm! With joy! It wouldn’t just rest in peace… it would RRRRage!!

As an added bonus, their first three albums, Threshold Dances, Zetland, and Architecture of Utopia are now available for the first time digitally everywhere. While we hate to say goodbye, we wish Nimai nothing but peace and love in her journey outside of music, and are very excited to see what Taraka does beyond the Prince Rama moniker.

See Taraka this October at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, and read her full statement here.

“Rock Island” remixes available now

August 16, 2019 5:52 pm

Palm‘s Rock Island remixes are here!

Feast your ears on Ada Babar‘s glitch-tastic “Color Code”, and Japanese footwork producer foodman‘s bouncy “Dog Milk”.

Previously a J-CD (Japanese domestic CD) exclusive, you can listen to the pair of remixes right here.

See Palm alongside Big Thief in New York this October at Webster Hall. Grab your tickets now!
October 10th – New York, NY – Webster Hall

TEEN announces the end + farewell shows

August 13, 2019 1:49 pm

After ten years, our beloved TEEN is moving on.

See their full statement below and bid them farewell with us at Hideout and Music Hall of Williamsburg for their final shows this October.

Tickets on sale this Friday, 11am EDT.
October 27th – Chicago, IL – Hideout
October 30th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

After almost ten years of being an active band, TEEN have decided to move on. It was a difficult decision to leave behind such a special, dear project, but we are also enthusiastic about what the future will bring. It has been a long, exciting, and arduous road, colored with unbelievable experiences and opportunities. We have been incredibly fortunate to continue as a touring band for all these years. We would like to thank anyone and everyone who has been involved with us musically over the years –especially those who have been in various iterations of the band — Maia Ibar, Jen Turner, Jane Herships, Sarah Galdes, Miles Arntzen and above all, Boshra AlSaadi and Daniel Schlett. Thank you for being a part of our family. The music industry is not always kind and challenges our health and well being. So to find support within those challenges, is beyond meaningful and can impact your experience. We have been so fortunate to have had support from a generous and thoughtful label, Carpark Records, from the beginning. We couldn’t have asked for a better team. Last, and certainly not least, thank you to all of you — our fans, our friends, our family — for supporting us over the years and believing in our music. We appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts ♥️ Please join us on October 30th at Music Hall of Williamsburg for our final NYC show. It will be full of special guests and surprises.

XO TEEN

 

 

 

 

Rituals of Mine joins the Carpark family, announces new EP, shares first single/music video

July 30, 2019 10:48 am

It’s an honor and pleasure to finally announce that Rituals of Mine is *officially* part of the Carpark family. The LA-based electronic/alt-R&B duo have a new EP coming out October 4th called SLEEPER HOLD.

The EP’s nightmarish yet self-assured first single “BURST” is Lopez processing her past traumas and demanding space that she has lived without for so long. “I am starting to realize that my story, my life is worth writing about, so this track is the first step,” Lopez explained about the track.

For the first single, “BURST,” Lopez teamed up with Kris Esfandiari of King Woman and queer filmmaker Colette Levesque to create their version of Queer Space Jam for 2019. The music video features a beautiful queer/womxn/non-binary/trans crew — from the directors to stylists, art director, makeup artists, opponent and referee, Lopez was able to hold a representation from the community throughout the entirety of the video.  Watch it via Billboard Pride.

I made a promise to myself that I’m no longer going to play small or hide behind metaphors, that I’m going to really lean into self-confidence, self-reliance and take up space. “BURST” is the beginning of that. –Terra Lopez

Head over to the Carpark shop to purchase a physical copy of the EP, pressed on violet vinyl, or stream the first single on your favorite streaming service.

Tour Dates
August 31st – HOCO Festival – Tuscon, AZ (DJ set)
September 6th – Otis Mountain Get Down – Elizabethtown, NY
September 7th – Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY
September 26th – The Olympic – Boise, ID
September 27th – Polaris Hall – Portland, OR
September 28th – Scuttlebutt Taproom – Everett, WA
September 29th – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
October 5th – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA (RELEASE PARTY)
October 15th – Freakout Festival – Seattle, WA

TEEN shares new single + announces EU/UK tour

June 24, 2019 1:32 pm

Starting the week off right with a new single from TEEN, “Doctor,” plus a slew of European and UK tour dates. Find both via The 405.

The band is heading overseas for the first time in a few yeas. Come say hi! Tickets on sale now.
September 18th – Paris, FR – Le Pop-Up Du Label
September 19th – Nyon, CH – La Parenthese
September 20th – Freiburg, DE – The Great Räng Teng Teng
September 21st – Karlsruhe, DE – Kohi
September 23rd – Berlin, DE – Schokoladen
September 24th – Warsaw, PL – Chmury
September 25th – Prague, CZ – Underdogs
September 26th – Schorndorf, DE – Club Manufaktur
September 27th – Hannover, DE – Schwule Sau
September 28th – Brussels, BE – Botanique
September 29th – London, UK – Thousand Islands
October 1st – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
October 2nd – Cardiff, UK – Full Moon
October 3rd – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
October 4th – Newcastle, UK – The Star And Cinema
October 5th – Leicester, UK – The Cookie
October 6th – Leeds, UK – Oporto