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Listen to Speedy Ortiz’s Track From the Carpark Basketball 12″

May 20, 2015 2:12 pm

On July 24th we will be releasing a special basketball-themed picture disc 12″ in honor of our 16th anniversary celebration! This release consists of nine exclusive, full-length songs and 19 locked grooves by artists from all across the Carpark catalog. Listen to Speedy Ortiz’s track, appropriately named “Basketball (Demo),” via Line of Best Fit or below.

Carpark-branded American Giant sweatpants and a special racecar USB drive, designed by Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi, containing the first 100 releases of the Carpark discography are now available in a bundle on the Carpark shop. Standalone USBs can also be purchased here.

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FREE 16th Anniversary Cassette Tape

April 27, 2015 3:23 pm

Our sweet sixteenth anniversary celebrations continue. If you’re in the U.S., head to your local indie record store to see if they are carrying a FREE Carpark cassette: The Best Carpark Compilation In The World…Ever!  Complete tracklist + list of participating stores below.

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1. Toro Y Moi; “Empty Nesters”
2. Speedy Ortiz; “Raising the Skate”
3. Cloud Nothings; “I’m Not Part of Me”
4. Dan Deacon; “The Crystal Cat”
5. Beach House; “Master OF None”
5. TEEN; “Tied Up Tied Down”
7. Memory Tapes; “Sheila”
8. Skylar Spence; “Fiona Coyne”
9. GRMLN; “Jaded”
10. Young Magic; “Sparkly”
11. Montag; “True Love”
12. Class Actress; “Weekend”
13. Dog Bite; “Forever, Until”
14. Chandos; “Cobra Points”
15. Greys; “Guy Picciotto”
16. Popstrangers; “Country Kills”
17. Casino Versus Japan; “Aquarium”
18. Marumari; “Baby M”
19. So Takahashi; “Pms 185c (M72, Y43)”
20. Adventure; “Feels Like Heaven”
21. Signer; “Building Memories Without You”
22. Greg Davis; “Curling Pond Woods”
23. EAR PWR; “Super Animal Bros. III”

Other Music (New York, NY)
Rough Trade  (Brooklyn, NY)
Permanent Records (Brooklyn, NY)
Turn It Up  (Northampton, MA)
Exile On Main St  (Branford, CT)
The Sound Garden (Baltimore, MD)
Repo Records (Philadelphia, PA)
Pure Pop (Burlington, VT)
Crooked Beat (Washington, DC)
Princeton Record Exchange (Princeton, NJ)
Bull Moose (Portland, ME)
Olympic Records (Providence, RI)
Plan 9 (Richmond, VA)
Easy Street (Seattle, WA)
Music Millennium (Portland, OR)
The Record Exchange (Boise, ID)
Everyday Music (Oregon & Washington)
Jackpot (Portland, OR)
Boo Boo Records (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Sonic Boom (Seattle, WA)
aQuarius (San Francisco, CA)
Music Saves (Cleveland, OH)
Reckless (Chicago, IL)
Permanent (Chicago, IL)
Electric Fetus (Minneapolis, MN)
Saki (Chicago, IL)
Culture Clash (Toldeo, OH)
Luna Music (Indianapolis, IN)
Landlocked (Bloomington, IN)
Omega (Dayton, OH)
Shake It (Cincinnati, OH)
Homer’s (Omaha, NE)
Strictly Discs (Madison, WI)
Cactus Music (Houston, TX)
End of An Ear (Austin, TX)
Good Records (Dallas, TX)
M-Theory (San Diego, CA)
Origami Vinyl (LA, CA)
Fingerprints (Long Beach, CA)
Twist & Shout (Denver, CO)
Mills Records (Kansas City, MO)
Vintage Vinyl (St Louis, MO)
Amoeba  (Hollywood, CA)
Amoeba  (San Francisco, CA)
Amoeba  (Berkeley, CA)
Zia (Phoenix, AZ)
Waterloo  (Austin, TX)
Love Garden (Lawrence, KS)
Criminal Records (Atlanta, GA)
Disc Exchange  (Knoxville, TN)
Park Ave CDs (Orlando, FL)
Monster Music  (Charleston, SC)
Grimey’s (Nashville, TN)
School Kids (Raleigh, NC)
Oz Music  (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Earshot (Winston-Salem, NC)
Gravity Records  (Wilimington, NC)
Daddy Kool Records (St Petersburg, FL)
T-Bones (Hattiesburg, MS)
The End OF All Music (Oxford, MS)
CD Central (Lexington, KY)
Lunchbox Records (Charlotte, NC)
Radio Active (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

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Speedy Ortiz’s “Foil Deer” Out Now + Shares Video For “The Graduates”

April 21, 2015 6:25 pm

The latest album from Speedy Ortiz, Foil Deer, is out now! It’s available on limited colored LP, standard LP, CD, and digital formats.

Pick up a copy from the Carpark shopiTunes, Amazon, Bleep, Google Play, or your favorite retailer. Stream via Rdio and Spotify. The Carpark shop is currently sold out, but visit your local indie record store to see if they have the limited edition color vinyl version of the LP (gold vinyl with a sticker). All vinyl comes with a band-designed chapbook and digital download card in a gatefold jacket.

More good news! Speedy Ortiz has also shared the video for their second single off of Foil Deer, “The Graduates.” Check it out!

The band’s tour starts tomorrow; see them in a city near you! Full tour schedule here.

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Speedy Ortiz share “Foil Deer” stream on NPR, announce new tour dates and Reddit AMA session

April 14, 2015 5:52 pm

In less than a week, Foil Deer will be available in shops around the globe! In the meantime, you can stream the new album from Speedy Ortiz via NPR in the U.S. or via The Guardian in Europe. More exciting Internet news on the Speedy Ortiz front: The band will take part in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on April 23rd at 3 p.m. EDT. The group shares the details below:

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Check out a rad piece on Speedy Ortiz in The New York Times here. Plus! There are a couple new festival dates in North America and a slew of European dates this fall. Tickets for the European shows go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. EDT. Find buy links and more at speedyortiz.com.  Full tour routing is listed below.

04/22/15 ­ Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *&
04/24/15 ­ Hamden, CT @ The Space *&
04/25/15 ­ New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *&
04/26/15 ­ Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *&
04/28/15 ­ Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo *!
04/29/15 ­ Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop *!
04/30/15 ­ Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle *!
5/1/15 ­ Madison, WI @ The Frequency *!
5/2/15 ­ Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *!
5/3/15 ­ Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s *!
5/4/15 ­ Champaign, IL @ Highdive *!
5/6/15 ­ Washington, DC @ Black Cat *!
5/7/15 ­ Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
5/8/15 ­ Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ­(Back Room) *
5/9/15 ­ Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/10/15  Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater
5/12/15 ­ Tampa, FL @ The Crowbar *
5/13/15 ­ New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
5/14/15 ­ Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown $
5/15/15 ­ Austin, TX @ Red 7 $
5/16/15 ­ Dallas, TX @ Club Dada $
5/21/15 ­ Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo $
5/22/15 ­ Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room $
5/23/15 ­ Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium $
5/25/15 ­ Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios $%
5/26/15 ­ Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt $
5/27/15 ­ Seattle, WA @ Barboza $
5/29/15 ­ Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court $^
5/30/15 ­ Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge $^
5/31/15 ­ Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room $^
6/1/15 ­ Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall $^
6/2/15 ­ St. Louis, MO @ Firebird $^
6/4/15 ­ Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory $^
6/5/15 ­ Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern $^
6/6/15 ­ Montréal, QC @ Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B. $^
7/17/15 ­ Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
7/31/15 – 8/2/15  Sackville, NB @ Sappy Fest
8/7/15  San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
8/15/15  Omaha, NE @ Maha Music Festival
10/5/15  Berlin, Germany @ Comet
10/6/15  Hamburg, Germany @ Volt
10/7/15  Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell
10/9/15  Turin, Italy @ Spazio 211
10/10/15  Bologna, Italy @ Covo Club
10/12/15  Zurich, Switzerland @ Hafenkneipe
10/13/15  Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn
10/15/15  Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
10/16/15  Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
10/17/15  Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan’s
10/18/15  Leeds, UK @ Burenell Social Club
10/21/15  London, UK @ Tufnell Park Dome
10/22/15  Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
10/26/15  Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
10/27/15  Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
10/28/15  Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
* w/ KRILL
& w/ Mitski
! w/ Two Inch Astronaut
$ w/ Alex G
% w/ Broken Water
^ w/ Palehound

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