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Young Magic “Something In The Water” short film

November 5, 2015 10:29 am

A new short film for Young Magic’s “Something In The Water” premieres today via Nowness. See what they call a “spellbinding video.”

The film was shot and directed by Christine Yuan and Adi Putra, two filmmakers from Los Angeles whose recent works include collaborations with Blackbird Blackbird and Moby. Christine has also made films for DAZED Digital including “GAWDS,” a 2014 film following teen life on a Navajo Reservation in Arizona and “DIYU 地獄,” a short film exploring the concept of hell in Chinese mythology.

This summer, the filmmaking duo began work on a new short film shot in Switzer Falls, a forest beneath a mountain surrounding north Los Angeles. They teamed up with costume designer Jen Martin to create original costumes. The film stars Grace Wilcox, a 10-year-old wunderkind who enjoys acting, dancing, and meditating.

The footage was then sent to Young Magic who soundtracked the video with “Something in The Water” from their sophomore LP, Breathing Statues.

Breathing Statues is available now in the Carpark shop and iTunes.

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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.


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)


Carpark Basketball-themed Picture Disc

February 18, 2015 1:12 pm

We’re proud to announce we’ll be releasing a special basketball-themed picture disc to celebrate Carpark’s 16th anniversary! This release consists of nine exclusive, full-length songs and 19 locked grooves by artists from all across the Carpark catalog. Listen to track by Skylar Spence (fka Saint Pepsi) via Pitchfork. The 12″ is limited to 600 copies. All proceeds go to the Little Kids Rocks charity. Pre-order a copy directly from us for $16 + shipping.

Please join us at our March anniversary shows:

March 6th – Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY
with Lexie Mountain Boys, Greg Davis, Greys, Chandos, Ear Pwr, Safety Scissors, Adventure, Jimmy Whipsers (of Light Pollution), and DJ sets by Montag and Young Magic

March 7th – DC9 in Washington, D.C.
with Lexie Mountain Boys, Greys, Adventure, Chandos, and Jimmy Whispers (of Light Pollution)

March 19th – Swan Dive in Austin, TX
Our annual SXSW label showcase with Cloud Nothings, Skylar Spence (DJ set), Dent May, GRMLN, Chandos, Keath Mead, and Average Cock


Carpark Records Sweet 16 Celebration in Brooklyn, DC and at SXSW

February 11, 2015 2:31 pm

We’re happy to announce the addition of a New York area show to our series of sweet 16 anniversary events. Please join us at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY on March 6th with Lexie Mountain Boys, Greg Davis, Greys, Chandos, Ear Pwr, Safety Scissors, Adventure, Jimmy Whipsers (of Light Pollution) and DJ sets by Montag and Young Magic. On March 7th at DC9 in Washington, D.C. with Lexie Mountain Boys, Greys, Adventure, Chandos, and Jimmy Whispers (of Light Pollution). And on March 19th at Swan Dive in Austin, TX, we’ll host our annual SXSW label showcase with Cloud Nothings, Skylar Spence (DJ set), Dent May, GRMLN, Chandos, Keath Mead, and Average Cock. We hope to see you there. The first 50 people through the doors at each event will receive a free sweet 16 anniversary t-shirt! T-shirts provided by our friends at American Giant.


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webshop sale & free music sampler

November 25, 2014 3:14 pm

Our entire music catalog (cds, lps, digital, dvds) is available at 50% off via our webshop beginning today until Monday, Dec 1st! Your discount will appear when items are added to the cart.

We’ve recently added a number of items to the shop including digital versions of sold out 7″s such as:
Dan Deacon – The Crystal Cat 7″
Beach House – Used To Be 7″
Toro Y Moi – Blessa b/w109 7″
Toro Y Moi – Leave Everywhere 7″
Young Magic – You with Air 7″
Cloud Nothings – Should Have 7″
Toro Y Moi / Cloud Nothings – split 7″
Young Magic – Night in the Ocean 7″

And in the holiday spirit we’ve brought back our Free Music record sampler which includes tracks by Cloud Nothings, Signer, Toro Y Moi, Young Magic, Dan Deacon, Memory Tapes, Light Pollution and Class Actress.


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