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Stream Speedy Ortiz’s “Twerp Verse” early!

April 19, 2018 10:45 am

 The moment has come!  You can stream Speedy Ortiz's brand new album, Twerp Verse, a week early via NPR Music. 11 bold tracks of pop culture & literary references intertwined with "cryptic, visceral phrases worthy of decoding."

Pre-order today and receive your record the April 27th release date! Carpark shop + Digital

Tour kicks off soon!
April 21st - Lansing, MI - The Avenue
May 3rd - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
May 5th - Washington, DC - Black Cat
May 7th - Norfolk, VA - Charlie's American Cafe
May 8th - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
May 9th - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Purgatory
May 10th - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
May 12th - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
May 13th - Detroit, MI - El Club
May 14th - Toronto, ON - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
May 15th - Montreal, QC - La Vitrola
May 17th - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 29th - Lakewood, OH - Mahall's
May 30th - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
June 1st - Little Rock, AR - Stickyz Rock'n'Roll Chicken Shack
June 2nd - Austin, TX - Barracuda
June 3rd - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
June 5th - Phoenix , AZ - Rebel Lounge
June 6th - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
June 7th - Los Angeles , CA - The Echo
June 9th - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
June 10th - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
June 12th - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
June 13th - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
June 14th - Boise, ID - Neurolux
June 16th - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
June 17th - Omaha, NE - Reverb
June 19th - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
June 20th - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi
June 26th - Boston, MA - Royale

“Villain” music video

April 11, 2018 11:09 am

Speedy Ortiz confronts harassment in their new, creepy music video for "Villain." Sadie Dupuis teamed up with childhood friend and longtime collaborator, Elle Schneider, to create an out-of-the-box video treatment. Check it via Billboard.

"We wound up doing this Fish Head [monster] and we liked that because it's gender ambiguous and can show that this stuff – although a vast majority is from cisgender men – it really can be anyone who is ignoring your personal space and needs." -Dupuis

Just over two weeks until Twerp Verse is heeere. Pre-orders are still available on Carpark and Speedy Ortiz shops + the first three singles are on all streaming services.

Tour Dates:
April 21st - Lansing, MI - The Avenue
May 3rd - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
May 5th - Washington, DC - Black Cat
May 7th - Norfolk, VA - Charlie's American Cafe
May 8th - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
May 9th - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Purgatory
May 10th - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
May 12th - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
May 13th - Detroit, MI - El Club
May 14th - Toronto, ON - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
May 15th - Montreal, QC - La Vitrola
May 17th - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 29th - Lakewood, OH - Mahall's
May 30th - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
June 1st - Little Rock, AR - Stickyz Rock'n'Roll Chicken Shack
June 2nd - Austin, TX - Barracuda
June 3rd - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
June 5th - Phoenix , AZ - Rebel Lounge
June 6th - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
June 7th - Los Angeles , CA - The Echo
June 9th - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
June 10th - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
June 12th - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
June 13th - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
June 14th - Boise, ID - Neurolux
June 16th - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
June 17th - Omaha, NE - Reverb
June 19th - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
June 20th - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi
June 26th - Boston, MA - Royale

“Lean In When I Suffer” music video

March 21, 2018 12:42 pm

Another new one from Speedy Ortiz! The Fader just shared the “fun” music video for “Lean In When I Suffer.” Don’t be fooled by the clowns though. Video directed and produced by Ari Ratner.

“[‘Lean In When I Suffer’] is about that fun breed of ‘ally’ who wears out their already exhausted friends by relying on us for excessive emotional labor. They want props for their wokeness, but don’t want to put in any actual work or divest themselves of power.” – Sadie Dupuis

The band’s forthcoming record Twerp Verse is available for pre-order on the Carpark shop and across all streaming services. Out April 27th!

Tour coming soon!
April 21st – Lansing, MI – The Avenue
May 3rd – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
May 5th – Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 7th – Norfolk, VA – Charlie’s American Cafe
May 8th – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
May 9th – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Purgatory
May 10th – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
May 12th – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
May 13th – Detroit, MI – El Club
May 14th – Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
May 15th – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola
May 17th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 29th – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
May 30th – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
June 1st – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
June 2nd – Austin, TX – Barracuda
June 3rd – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
June 5th – Phoenix , AZ – Rebel Lounge
June 6th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
June 7th – Los Angeles , CA – The Echo
June 9th – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
June 10th – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
June 12th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
June 13th – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
June 14th – Boise, ID – Neurolux
June 16th – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
June 17th – Omaha, NE – Reverb
June 19th – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room
June 20th – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi

SXSW 2018

March 14, 2018 8:48 pm

SXSW is upon us and if you’re in Austin, TX come say “hello” to some of (y)our favorite bands.

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
March 15th @ 720 Club Patio (Official Showcase) – 10:45 PM  720 Red River St.
March 17th @ Sidewinder (Official Showcase) – 10:00 PM  715 Red River St,

Greys
March 13th @ Barracuda (Felte Music / Part Time Punks Showcase) – 12:00 PM  611 E 7th St.
March 14th @ Swan Dive (Dine Alone/Buzz Records/Brooklyn Vegan Showcase) – 9:20 PM  615 Red River St.
March 15th @ Sidebar (Hipster Robots Suck) – 3:30 PM  602 E 7th St.

Palm
March 14th @ Cheer Up Charlies (Adhoc SXSW Unofficial Showcase) – 4:00 PM  900 Red River St.
March 15th @ FADER Fort (FADER Fort) – 1:30 PM  1101 E 5th St.
March 15th @ Sidewinder (Noise Pop, APE & DoTheBay Present: After The Gold Rush VI) – 4:00 PM  715 Red River St.
March 15th @ Hotel Vegas (Levitation Official SXSW Showcase) – 11:15 PM  1502 E 6th St.
March 16th @ Space 24twenty (Urban Outfitters Live in Austin) – 4:00 PM  2420 Guadalupe St.
March 17th @ Cheer Up Charlies (Brooklyn Vegan & Margin Walker present: Lost Weekend) – 5:30 PM  900 Red River St.

Speedy Ortiz
March 13th @ Kinda Tropical (She Shreds) – 4:00 PM  3501 E 7th St.
March 14th @ FADER Fort (FADER Fort) – 6:45 PM  1101 E 5th St.
March 15th @ Cheer Up Charlies (Brooklyn Vegan) – 4:15 PM  900 Red River St.
March 15th @ Clive Bar (“SMILF” at the Showtime House) – 10:00 PM  609 Davis St.
March 16th @ Cedar Street Courtyard (FLOODfest SXSW) – 3:00 PM  208 W 4th St.
March 17th @ Barracuda (Do512’s The Big One) – 1:00 PM  611 E 7th St.
March 17th @ Waterloo Records (Waterloo Records Day Party) – 5:00 PM  600 N Lamar Blvd.

 

 

Speedy Ortiz announces new album, shares single, adds tour dates

February 21, 2018 10:03 am

“Necessary brattiness” is the motto for Speedy Ortiz’s dauntless new collection of songs, Twerp Verse. The follow-up to 2015’s Foil Deer, the band’s latest indie rock missive is prompted by a tidal wave of voices, no longer silent on the hurt they’ve endured from society’s margins. But like many of these truth-tellers, songwriter, guitarist and singer Sadie Dupuis scales the careful line between what she calls being “outrageous and practical” in order to be heard at all.

We are proud to announce that Speedy Ortiz’s brand new record, Twerp Verse, will be out April 27th, 2018. Check out the slimy music video for the first single “Lucky 88,” via NPR.

Twerp Verse pre-orders are available on the Carpark shop and iTunes. “Lucky 88” is also available on your favorite streaming service.

Bundle your purchase of an LP, CD, Cassette with a Twerp Verse tee or Speedy Ortiz notebook or both! Deluxe LP includes pink vinyl with rainbow splatter and a bonus 7″. Get them while you can!

“You need to employ a self-preservational sense of humor to speak truth in an increasingly baffling world,” says Dupuis. “I call it a ‘twerp verse’ when a musician guests on a track and says something totally outlandish – like a Lil Wayne verse – but it becomes the most crucial part. This record is our own twerp verse, for those instances when you desperately need to stand up and show your teeth.”

In celebration of the new album, the band will be hitting the road this May. Tickets will be available on Friday, February 23rd at 10am EST.

March 13th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 14th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 15th – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 16th – Austin, TX – SXSW
April 21st – Lansing, MI – The Avenue
May 3rd – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
May 5th – Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 7th – Norfolk, VA – Charlie’s American Cafe
May 8th – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
May 9th – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Purgatory
May 10th – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
May 12th – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
May 13th – Detroit, MI – El Club
May 14th – Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
May 15th – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola
May 17th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 29th – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
May 30th – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
June 1st – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
June 2nd – Austin, TX – Barracuda
June 3rd – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
June 5th – Phoenix , AZ – Rebel Lounge
June 6th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
June 7th – Los Angeles , CA – The Echo
June 9th – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
June 10th – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
June 12th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
June 13th – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
June 14th – Boise, ID – Neurolux
June 16th – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
June 17th – Omaha, NE – Reverb
June 19th – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room
June 20th – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi

Twerp Verse
1. Buck Me Off
2. Lean In When I Suffer
3. Lucky 88
4. Can I Kiss You?
5. Backslidin’
6. Villain
7. I’m Blessed
8. Sport Death
9. Alone with Girls
10. Moving In
11. You Hate The Title

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