Carpark News

Rituals Of Mine Shares “HEAVYWEIGHT (Alec Ness Remix)”

January 8, 2020 2:54 pm

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Rituals Of Mine has shared a third SLEEPER HOLD remix; this time a reimagining of “HEAVYWEIGHT” by electronic artist/producer Alec Ness. Alec Ness uses his keen skill with melodic synths to reinvent the already existential and moody song into a lighter, ethereal version of itself.

SLEEPER HOLD was called both “beautiful” and “vunerable” by Exclaim Magazine, so stay tuned for the exciting SLEEPER HOLD (Remixes) EP.

Check out the first two remixes of the series : “BURST (Dev The Goon Remix)” and “BAD NEWS (Kevvy Remix)”

SLEEPER HOLD is available on physical and digital formats on the Carpark Shop or at your favorite retailer.

Rituals Of Mine ‘HEAVYWEIGHT’ Video Out Now!

December 12, 2019 10:53 am

Rituals of Mine –  the electronic recording project of Los Angeles-based songwriter Terra Lopez and percussionist Adam Pierce – shares a video for “HEAVYWEIGHT,” a track from its “SLEEPER HOLD” EP released earlier this year on Carpark Records. “Heavyweight” is inspired by the after effects of grief and trauma in relation to the body and mind, particularly Lopez’s own surrounding her father’s suicide and the unexpected loss of her best friend.

 

 

For the accompanying video, Lopez was approached by Pitch Her Productions, an organization that focuses on promoting womxn-identified filmmakers in the industry, who paired her with Ecuadorian artist/filmmaker Domenica Garcia. Nearly the entire cast and crew are womxn-identified and are womxn of color. 

 

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Rituals Of Mine Drops “BAD NEWS (Kevvy Remix)”

December 11, 2019 11:24 am

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Rituals Of Mine has dropped a remix of “BAD NEWS” by friend and collaborator Kevvy (aka Fake Shark). The track is a lush and emotional reimagining of the original on SLEEPER HOLD; an EP that Exclaim Magazine called “beautiful” and “vulnerable”. Stay tuned for the culmination of remixes into the SLEEPER HOLD (Remixes) EP.

“Kevvy and I have become quick friends over our shared love for basketball and music. I sent him the EP early and was so stoked that he asked to do a remix because I was interested in hearing his unique take on one of the most r&b songs I’ve ever made. His remix is lush and emotional and truly takes the song to a cinematic level with his use of strings and piano. I love it.” – Terra Lopez of Rituals Of Mine

Check out the first remix of the series “BURST (Dev The Goon Remix)” here.

SLEEPER HOLD is available on physical and digital formats on the Carpark Shop or at your favorite retailer.

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

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