Carpark News

Sadie Dupuis’ first book out now!

November 1, 2018 10:00 am

Very excited to offer a VERY special+limited edition Speedy Ortiz package. It includes Sadie Dupuis' first book of poetry, Mouthguard, and Speedy's newest record, Twerp Verse. Only a few bundles are available so snag one while you can! Mouthguard is also available now via Gramma Press.

Stops on the book tour!
October 31st - Cambridge, MA - Harvard Books
November 5th - Philadelphia, PA - Tattooed Mom
November 8th - Baltimore, MD - Atomic Books
November 10th - Hudson, NY - Volume Reading Series
November 11th - Catskill, NY - Hilo Catskill
November 13th - Georgetown, DC - Georgetown University
November 14th - New York, NY - Barnard College
November 17th - Brooklyn, NY - McNally Jackson
November 20th - Columbus, OH - Two Dollar Radio

Toro y Moi announces new album “Outer Peace”

October 23, 2018 11:07 am


1. outer, outside; external.
"the outer layer of the brain can bruise easily"
synonyms: outside, outermost, outward, exterior, external, surface
antonyms: inner
objective or physical; not subjective.

2. further from the center or inside.
"the outer layer"
synonyms: outlying, distant, remote, faraway, furthest, peripheral

3. suburban
"outer areas of the city enduce less anxiety for some"


1. freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.
"music can be a protest of peace"
synonyms: tranquility, calm, restfulness, peace and quiet,
peacefulness, quiet, quietness

2. freedom from or the cessation of war or violence.
"my only time of peace is in my car before work"
synonyms: law and order, lawfulness, order, peacefulness, peaceableness,
harmony, nonviolence; formalconcord "searching for peace is hard when technology does that for you"

1. used as a greeting.
2. used as an order to remain silent.
“Nice meeting you. Peace :) -Chaz”


We are elated to share the news that Toro y Moi is back with a new album, Outer Peace, the follow-up to last year's highly-emotive Boo Boo. The new record sees Chaz Bear, formerly Bundick, continuing to explore his limits sonically and thematically, serving as a homecoming celebration of an album that was written and recorded in the Bay Area after spending a year in Portland surrounded by the solace of nature. Upon returning home, Toro found inspiration for his new album in the stifling environment he came back to. Outer Peace is due out
January 18th, 2019.

Along with the announcement, Toro y Moi shared the album's first single "Freelance", an upbeat track infused elements of house and funk. The track's accompanying visual is directed by Bear's longtime collaborator Harry Israelson, who was also the creative director behind the album cover for Outer Peace. Watch the video here.

Outer Peace pre-orders are available now on the Carpark shop. Bundle your purchase of an LP or CD with exclusive Toro y Moi socks! Limited LP includes clear vinyl, while the CD comes in a jewel case with a rainbow foil spine tray card. Get them while you can! "Freelance" is also streaming across all services worldwide.

"This record is a response to how disposable culture has become and how it affects creativity. While listening, you might pay attention or ignore -- either way that's ok, this is music for a creative mind."
-- Chaz Bear


Fall and winter tour dates announced!

November 1st – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Music Club *SOLD OUT*
November 2nd – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo *SOLD OUT*
November 3rd – Long Beach, CA – Tropicália Fest
November 5th – Chicago, IL – East Room (DJ set)
November 6th – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *SOLD OUT*
November 7th – Detroit, MI – El Club *SOLD OUT*
November 9th – Boston, MA – Royale
November 10th – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere *SOLD OUT*
November 10th – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere (DJ set)
November 11th – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere *SOLD OUT*
November 12th – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
November 13th – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
November 15th – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
November 16th – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
November 17th – Columbia, SC – The Senate
January 16th – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA *SOLD OUT*
January 18th – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
January 19th – Neptune – Seattle, WA
January 23rd – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
January 24th – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
January 25th – Stubb's BBQ – Austin, TX
January 26th – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX

Outer Peace
1. Fading
2. Ordinary Pleasure
3. Laws of the Universe
4. Miss Me (feat. ABRA)
5. New House
6. Baby Drive It Down
7. Freelance
8. Who Am I
9. Monte Carlo (feat. WET)
10. 50-50 (feat. Instupendo)

Adult Swim shares new single from Speedy Ortiz

October 12, 2018 11:00 am

Adult Swim shared a track from Speedy Ortiz on Wednesday, the newest addition of their Singles series. Listen to "DTMFA," alongside their 2014 submission "Bigger Party," on your favorite streaming service.

"'DTMFA' was the last song I wrote and recorded for the Sad13 album, but something about it felt yacht rock i.e. better suited for Speedy. So with some synth leads swapped for guitar lines, it was one of the first we worked on as a band for Twerp Verse, and a live staple in 2016. The Poet's Seat is an observation tower in Western Mass, which I was visiting around the time I wrote this. I was also carrying around a tincture that was supposed to help me commune with ghosts. Basically, looking for guidance any place I could find it...We're happy it has a home with the Adult Swim Singles Series."
- Sadie Dupuis

The band heads to the UK next week! New North American dates announced. Tickets available here.

October 12th – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall* *SOLD OUT*
October 13th – Chicago, IL – Metro* *SOLD OUT*
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
November 27th – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
November 28th – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church +
November 30th – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City Arts ^
December 1st – Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot ^
December 2nd – Woodstock, NY – Colony ^

* w/ Liz Phair
+ w/ Palberta
^ w/ Guerilla Toss

Pick up a copy of Dupuis' book of poetry, Mouthguard, on November 1st via Gramma Press.

Mouthguard’s poems are magical escapism. They’re my devotional affirmations of manic love, or they’re incantations about illness and loss and the strangeness of bodies. Sometimes they’re creepy, sometimes droll, very often woe-is-me narcissistic.” -- Dupuis

Cloud Nothings shares new single “So Right So Clean”

October 9, 2018 10:37 am

Cloud Nothings shared their third and final single, "So Right So Clean," this morning. The track demonstrates the sonic range of their forthcoming album, Last Building Burning, out October 19th on Carpark Records (US) and Wichita Recordings (UK/EU). Stream the slow-burning, yet explosive, new track on your favorite streaming service.

Last Building Burning pre-orders are still available on the Carpark/Wichita shops. Last chance to snag the limited edition clear vinyl! Bundle your purchase of an LP, CD, cassette with a Cloud Nothings deck of cards. All three singles are streaming now.

Band is heading Japan this March. Tickets go on sale October 20th. Tix for the rest of the world are 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

March 11th – Tokyo, JP – Shibuya Tsutaya O-East

March 12th – Nagoya, JP – Nagoya Club Quattro

March 13th – Osaka, JP – Umeda Trad

Madeline Kenney shares title-track from “Perfect Shapes”

October 1, 2018 4:59 pm

Madeline Kenney breaks down the meaning behind the name of her new album, Perfect Shapes. Check out the exclusive interview, along with the title-track, via Billboard.

"The phrase Perfect Shapes made me think of my own experience as a woman. We’re expected to be a 'perfect shape' in the media -- there's the idea of perfection or beauty, but inherently the ability to have children, that is something objectively I would consider is perfect. [It’s] like expectation to be something perfect when we already are.”

~~Album out this Friday. Pre-orders available now.~~

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

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