Carpark News

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 11x17 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

Madeline Kenney shares new single featuring Naytronix (of Tune Yards)

January 25, 2018 1:30 pm

January 25th – Madeline Kenney and Nate Brenner (Naytronix, Tune-Yards) share their collaborative single “Still Learning” today on Stereogum. The track features Kenney on vocals & guitar, Brenner on synth, bass & backup vocals and Derek Barber on guitar.

“’Still Learning’ is glitchy and calming, with all the fresh reserve of a computer rebooting itself. There’s some of the stop-and-start rhythm that Brenner brings to his work with Tune-Yards, but it reminds me more of Sylvan Esso and some of the loopier tracks on Night Night At The First Landing, the minimal electronics providing ample space for Kenney’s voice to double back on itself. There’s about five different hooks rolled into this one, a gorgeous mutated guitar line holding them all down in place.”

Kenney on working with Brenner: “This track took about a year to make, not because it was particularly complex or elusive, but rather because Nate and I would do a lot more hanging out, drinking beer, and eating pizza than tracking every time we got together. If this song had a flavor it would be mushroom pizza by the slice. Featuring Derek Barber on what some may call a guitar.”

“Still Learning” is available now on the Carpark shop and across all streaming services. Listen to it everywhere you go!

Kenney also announced North American tour dates last week in support of Soccer Mommy. She will make her overseas debut this May in support of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

March 27th – Lexington, KY – The Burl *
March 28th – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop *
March 29th – Chicago, IL – Schubas *
March 30th – Davenport, IA – Raccoon Motel *
March 31st – Minneapolis, MN – Bryant Lake Bowl *
April 3rd – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett *
April 4th – Seattle, WA – Barboza *
April 5th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
April 10th – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
April 11th – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar *
May 11th – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade
May 12th – London, UK – Sebright Arms
May 16th – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
May 18th – Dublin, IRE – Button Factory ^
May 19th – Belfast, UK – Empire ^
May 21st – Sheffield, UK – The Plug ^
May 22nd – Edinburgh, UK – The Caves ^
May 23rd – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds ^

* – w Soccer Mommy
^ – w Clap Your Hands Say Yeah