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Lots of Speedy Ortiz news

September 5, 2018 10:56 am

Lots of Speedy Ortiz news! Peep at Rolling Stone
- New cover of Liz Phair's "blood keeper"
**Bandcamp sales will supply venues with Shawna Potter's (War On Women) Making Spaces Safer guidebook**
- Sadie Dupuis' first poetry book, Mouthguard, due out this November.



In celebration of their tour with Liz Phair, Speedy Ortiz has covered the almost entirely undiscovered track, "Blood Keeper," a Scream 2 soundtrack outtake, written by Phair. With a "Pay What You Want" option on Bandcamp, the proceeds will fund providing each venue on the tour with Shawn Potter's (War On Women) pocket guide, "Making Spaces Safer." As told by the band: "As far as our choice of song, here’s the first DM I ever sent to Liz Phair: "thanks much for saying hi, it means a lot!! scream tv series made me remember ‘blood keeper.’ vague plans to record it gary numan style haha.” I have kept in touch with my hero since then, and three years later, I’m so thankful we finally get to join her on tour. “Blood Keeper” is one of my favorites of hers, made all the more tantalizing because 1. it was never officially released 2. there’s, like, NO information available about it online 3. other than that it was apparently submitted for the Scream 2 soundtrack??? We tried our best to do homage to this gorgeous mystery rock song (although not so much on the Gary Numan style promise), and are psyched the money can go to Shawna’s awesome pocket guide."

Tour Dates:
September 6th - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse*
September 7th - Birmingham, AL - Saturn*
September 8th - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival*
September 10th - Louisville, KY - Headliner’s Music Hall*
September 11th - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*
September 13th - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre*
September 14th - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest*
September 15th - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
September 18th - Seattle, WA - The Showbox*
September 19th - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom*
September 20th - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore*
September 21st - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel*
September 23rd - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction%
September 24th - San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern*
September 25th - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom*
September 27th - Austin, TX - The Mohawk*
September 28th - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater*
October 1st - Nashville, TN - Exit/In*
October 2nd - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater*
October 3rd - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*
October 5th - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
October 6th - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel*
October 8th - Boston, MA - Royale*
October 9th - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre*
October 10th - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre*
October 12th - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall*
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^

* w/ Liz Phair
^ w/ Doe
% w/ Potty Mouth, Gypsum

Speedy Ortiz’s “Twerp Verse” out now!

April 27, 2018 3:37 pm

Happiest of release days to our beloved Speedy Ortiz! Twerp Verse is now available on the Carpark shop, Speedy shop, & at your fave indie record store. You can also listen to the record everywhere you go on any/all streaming services. Happy Friday! Happy listening!

“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.

“Twerp Furs” Rough Trade NYC installation

In this interactive exhibit, “Twerp Furs,” celebrating Speedy Ortiz’s newest album, Twerp Verse, the walls of the Rough Trade NYC‘s Guardian Room shipping container will be covered with bright white stuffed-animal faux fur shag. Blue raindrops will be stuck to the walls, which visitors are invited to interact with however they see fit.

The band explains, “Twerp Verse is about maintaining optimism and staying engaged in a country that regularly feels steps away from apocalypse. We loved the idea of an over-the-top faux fur installation, which takes cues from our ‘Lean In When I Suffer’ video. It’s fun, gaudy, soft and, in its own way, comforting, but it will slowly degrade with time. The room allows visitors to actively engage in shaping and changing it–kind of like our world.”

This installation is on display indefinitely.

“You Ate The Title” tour

A selection of eating establishments will be doing special Speedy Ortiz-themed vegan items and/or ticket giveaways at various stops along the band’s upcoming tour.

April 27th – Philadelphia, PA – Little Baby’s
May 3rd – New Haven, CT – Claire’s Corner Copia
May 4th – Allston, MA – Fomu
May 5th – Washington, DC – Sticky Fingers Bakery
May 8th – Durham, NC – Dos Perros
May 13th – Detroit, MI – El Club
May 29th – Lakewood, OH – Cleveland Vegan
June 2nd – Austin, TX – Bouldin Creek
June 5th – Phoenix, AZ – Green / Nami
June 7th – Los Angeles, CA – Donut Friend
June 12th – Portland, OR – Homegrown Smoker

Indie retail giveaways with purchase of Twerp Verse
Illustration of your favorite indie record store. Illustrations by the talented Sadie Dupuis.

**Participating stores**
Amoeba Hollywood, Criminal Records, Electric Fetus, Fingerprints Music, Grimey’s, Music Millennium, Repo Records, Rough Trade NYC, Sound Garden, Waterloo Records, Wax Trax Records


Speedy Ortiz poster. Art by Jaime Hernandez.

**Participating stores**
Al Bums Record Shoppe, Albums on the Hill, Amoeba Berkeley, Amoeba SF, Angry Mom Records, Arkansas Record Exchange, Boo Boo Records, Bull Moose, Cactus Music, CD Cellar, CD Central, Central Square, Creep Records, Criminal Records, Culture Clash, Daddy Kool Records, Darkside Records, Dave’s, Dearborn Music, Decatur CD, Dimple, Down In The Valley, Drastic Plastic, Ear Candy, Earshot, East West Records, Easy Street, Electric Fetus, Euclid, Everyday Music, Exclusive Co, Fantasyland Records, Finders, Fingerprints, Flat Black & Circular, Freakbeat, Good Records, Graywhale, Grimey’s, Groovacious Platters, Guestroom Records, Hill & Dale Records, Homer’s, Horizon Records, Hungry Ear, Independent , Indy CD, Jackpot Records , Josey Records, Juke Records, Ka-Chunk Records, Karma Records, Landlocked Music, Laurie’s, Lost Weekend, Lou’s Records, Lucky Records, Luna Music, Lunchbox Records, M-Theory, Magnolia Records, Magnolia Thunderpussy, Main Street Music, Mile Long Records, Mills Record Co, Mojo Books & Records, Moldy Toes, Monster Music, Music Millennium , Obsession Records , Oz Music, Park Ave CDs, Plaid Room Records, Princeton Record Exchange, Pure Pop, Radio Active, Radio Kaos, Ralph’s Records, Reckless Records, Record Archive, Record Den, Records Per Minute, Resurrection Records , Rhino Records, Rolling Stone, Salzer’s, SchoolKids Records, Scotti’s Record Shop, Seasick Records, Shake it, Shuga, Silver Platters, Siren Records , Skips Records, Songbyrd, Sonic Boom, Sound & Vision, Spoonful, Stinkweeds, Streetlight Records, Strictly Discs, Sweat Records, T-Bones, Technique Records, The End Of All Music, The Groove, The Long Ear, The Record Exchange, The Sound Garden, Toxic Beauty Records, Used Kids, Vintage Vinyl, Vinyl Renaissance, Vinyl Tap, Waiting Room, Watts Records, Wax N Facts, Wazoo, Wooden Nickle Records, Wuxtry, Zia Records, ZZZ

Tour kicks off next week!

May 3rd – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
May 4th – Cambridge, MA – Elk’s Lodge
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 16th – Greenfield, MA – The Root Cellar
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

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

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