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“Overhead” music video

August 15, 2018 11:29 am

Madeline Kenney confronts societal pressures about motherhood in her new track, “Overhead.” Check out the haunting music video via Stereogum. This is the second single from Kenney’s forthcoming release, Perfect Shapes, out October 5th. Pre-orders available now.

Kenney on the track: “Lyrically, ‘Overhead’ is about the societal expectations of women to have children, my own grappling with those expectations, and considering the value and depth in my life without children. For the video, I wanted to express that idea through the image of an arid, lofty, haunted house — not traditionally creepy, but moreso haunted by my own personal demons. The women dancers come in to exorcise those demons out, offset the heaviness, and call attention to the fact that a lot of us are having the same internal conversations. During the video shoot, we talked a lot about this, and a few of the women agreed to share some words on what the song and video represent to them.”

Catch Madeline Kenney on tour this Fall!

August 15th – Dover, UK – The Booking Hall *
August 16th – Bristol, UK – Louisiana *
August 18th – Exeter, UK – Exeter Phoenix *
August 19th – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds *
August 21st – Edinburgh, IE – Summerhall *
August 22nd – Leeds, UK – Headrow House *
September 15th – Raleigh, NC – Kings %
October 15th – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place
October 18th – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
October 20th – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge
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 13th – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
November 4th – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade Bristol
November 15th – London, UK – Sebright Arms
November 16th – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
November 17th – Graz, AT – Autumn Leaves
November 20th – Brussels, BE – Botanique Witloof Bar

* = w/ Wye Oak
%= w/ Sugar Candy Mountain

Cloud Nothings announces new album + shares first single

August 13, 2018 10:03 am

We are elated to announce the return of Cloud Nothings. Their fifth full-length album, Last Building Burning, is due out October 19th. The new album is a culmination of the development of frontman Dylan Baldi’s ever-changing sound, following up 2017’s Life Without Sound. It is an extension of the band’s live performances, capturing the frenetic energy that’s characteristic of their shows and infusing the jagged unpredictability of guitars.

Listen to the unhinged, guitar-heavy first single, “The Echo of the World,” here.

Last Building Burning pre-orders are available on the Carpark shop and you can listen to the first single on your favorite streaming service. Bundle your purchase of an LP, CD, Cassette with a Last Building Burning tee or Cloud Nothings pack of cards or both! Limited LP includes clear vinyl. Get them while you can!


“I’m obsessed with the idea of energy at the moment,” Baldi says about the making of Last Burning Building. “That’s how I thought of this record: seven short, and one long, bursts of intense, controlled chaos. I wanted to make that come across in a way that can actually be felt.”

Hear the new songs live this fall! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am edt.

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

Last Building Burning
1. On An Edge
2. Leave Him Now
3. In Shame
4. Offer An End
5. The Echo Of The World
6. Dissolution
7. So Right So Clean
8. Another Way Of Life

“You Wouldn’t Like Me” music video

August 9, 2018 1:18 pm

The Beths shared one more music video before their album comes out tomorrow, this time for “You Wouldn’t Like Me.” Check it out on The YouTube. Soak up the summer sun! Video directed by Ezra Simons.

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered the band’s debut record, Future Me Hates Me! The first pressing is completely sold out, but pre-orders for the second pressing (due to arrive in mid-September) are available now on the shop. You can also stream all of the singles on your favorite service.

Want to hear more from The Beths? You can stream their entire album early via i-D.

Tour dates just announced!
September 2nd – Sydney, AUS – King Street Crawl
September 4th-September 6 – Brisbane, AUS – Big Sound
September 7th – Melbourne, AUS – New Slang
September 8th – Melbourne, AUS – Yah Yah’s
September 13th – Auckland, NZ – Neck of the Woods
September 14th – Wellington, NZ – Meow
September 20th – Dunedin, NZ – The Cook
September 21st – Christchurch, NZ – Blue Smoke
September 22nd – Queenstown, NZ – The Sherwood
October 26th – Krakow, PL – Klub RE
October 27th – Berlin, DE – Arkaoda
October 28th – Cologne, DE – Die Hängenden Gärten von Ehrenfeld
October 30th – The Hague, NL – Paard
October 31st – Paris, FR – 1999
November 1st – Angers, FR – Joker’s Pub
November 2nd – Bordeaux, FR – El Chicho
November 3rd – Rennes, FR – 1988 Club
November 5th – Bristol, UK – The Crofters Rights
November 6th – Manchester, UK – Mancunia Records and Studio
November 7th – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
November 8th – Leicester, UK – Duffy’s Bar
November 9th – Bournemouth, UK – The Anvil
November 10th – Brighton, UK – East Street Tap
November 11th – London, UK – Sebright Arms
November 12th – Brussels, BE – Chaff

The Beths shares lyric video for new song “Great No One”

July 16, 2018 8:08 pm

One final tune from The Beths before you can hear the debut record Future Me Hates Me which comes out August 10th. Watch the lyric video for “Great No One” via Brooklyn Vegan.

“Extremely catchy guitar pop that’s both understated and immediate.” – Brooklyn Vegan

Pre-orders are currently available via the Carpark shop and you can check out the first three singles via your favorite streaming services.

Madeline Kenney signs to Carpark, announces album, shares first single

July 11, 2018 12:31 pm

It’s an honor & privilege to have Madeline Kenney in the carpark family AND to share the news of her sophomore album Perfect Shapes. NPR Music’s All Songs Considered revealed the first cut from the album, “Cut Me Off.” Watch the music video here.

“The film’s concept of shedding one’s skin to reveal something new also mirrors kenney’s own trajectory as a musician coming into focus … [Jenn Wasner] functions as a guide and kindred spirit, reshaping Kenney’s songs around repetitive, rhythmic melodies and dreamily effervescent textures.” –NPR

Pre-orders are available now 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 11×17 riso poster. You can also listen to the track across all streaming services.

The dazzling arrangements form the perfect backdrop for the complex and open-ended questions at the core of Perfect Shapes – how do you love another when it hurts to do so? What is the physical limit to which one can carry the emotions of others? How does a modern female artist reckon with the expectations demanded of her femininity? Yet for all the notes of doubt and fear that Kenney raises, she delivers each song with confidence and nuance.

Madeline is currently on tour with Wye Oak. It all kicks off tonight in Salt Lake City!
July 11th – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
July 12th – Boise, ID – Neurolux
July 13th – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
July 14th – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
July 15th – Seattle, WA – Neumos
July 17th – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
July 18th – Oakland ,CA – Starline Social Club
July 19th – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
July 20th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
July 21st – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
July 23rd – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
July 24th – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
July 27th – Birmingham, AL – Saturn

Perfect Shapes
1. Overhead
2. Bad Idea
3. Cut Me Off
4. No Weekend
5. Know
6. The Flavor of the Fruit Tree
7. I Went Home
8. Perfect Shapes
9. Your Art
10. Always Around Me

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