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Benny Boeldt shares third single

January 12, 2016 11:05 am

Head over to Stereogum and stream the third single from Benny Boeldt’s forthcoming album, “Valley Amnesia.” 8 of Cups is out two weeks from Friday, pre-order your copy today on the Carpark web shop and iTunes.

Hear what Stereogum calls “a meditative electronic instrumental in the Aphex Twin tradition. Somehow dreamy yet frenetic all at once, it begins as a watery trickle but eventually explodes into a gorgeous flurry of skittering drums and cascading piano melodies.”

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Prince Rama release second single + announce tour

January 11, 2016 12:26 pm

“‘Now Is The Time of Emotion’ has the feel of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ meets Devo under the bleachers in the high school gymnasium, with searing electric guitars that make it feel like the entire pep rally has caught fire, rapidly exploding into the ultimate teenage sexual catharsis while alien cheerleaders continue to chime the infectious chorus hook well into the afterlife.”

Check out Prince Rama’s new “lazer-laden” single, “Now Is The Time of Emotion,” via Noisey. The track is taken from their forthcoming album Xtreme Now, out March 4th. Pre-order the album today on the Carpark shop and iTunes.

Catch the Brooklyn duo on tour:
March 4th – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
March 5th – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
March 6th – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
March 9th Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
March 10th – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
March 11th – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover – Club One
March 12th – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
March 13th – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
March 22nd – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
March 24th – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
March 25th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
March 26th – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
March 29th – Los Angeles, CA – Resident
March 30th – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
April 1st – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
April 2nd – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
April 3rd – Seattle, WA – Barboza
April 7th – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
April 8th – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
April 11th – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
April 12th – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
April 13th – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
April 14th – Allston, MA – Great Scott
April 15th – Philadelphia, PA – Ortileb’s Lounge

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“I Can’t Be Your Superman” music video

January 6, 2016 12:09 pm

Nylon premieres the music video for Skylar Spence’s “I Can’t Be Your Superman” from their debut, Prom King, released earlier this year. The video was directed by Maegan Houang.

“Four singles into Prom King, I started to feel we’d explored the ‘budding romance’ trope to its fullest extent in our music videos,” said Ryan DeRobertis, aka Skylar Spence. “So when it came time to discuss ideas for ‘I Can’t Be Your Superman,’ the last video accompanying the LP, I was ready to try something new for a change. Originally we’d thought of an idea where my live band and I would participate in a mock episode of a cooking show (think Cutthroat Kitchen), but when that proved to be a logistical nightmare, we linked up with Maegan Houang who conceptualized something REALLY rad! It’s part nail salon nightmare, part Daft Punk homage, and those who are uncomfortable with unhappy endings should steer clear!”

Skylar Spence hits the road again this January & February in support of Madeon. Tour dates and ticket links can be found here.
January 19th – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
January 20th – Cargo – Reno, NV
January 21st – Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA
January 22nd – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA
January 24th – Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
January 25th – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
January 27th – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
January 29th – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
January 30th – Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO
February 2nd – Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
February 3rd – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
February 4th – Stereo Live – Houston, TX
February 5th – Emo’s – Austin, TX
February 6th – Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
February 7th – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN
February 8th – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN
February 10th – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
February 11th – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
February 12th – The Fillmore – Miami, FL
February 13th – Opera Nightclub – Atlanta, GA
February 14th -Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
February 15th – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
February 16th – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
February 18th – NorVa – Norfolk, VA
February 19th – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
February 20th – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
February 21st – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
*All shows are with Madeon

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Skylar Spence Beatport Remix Contest

January 5, 2016 12:28 pm

Big news! After picking up steam with their debut album Prom King, Skylar Spence has teamed up with Beatport to start the year off with a remix contest.

Here’s how it works:
“DeRobertis has fine-tuned his sound and style through hard work and perseverance in the studio. And now you can do the same by taking part in the latest Play remix contest by grabbing Skylar Spence’s ultra-riffy, bass-driven track, “I Can’t Be Your Superman” and turning it into an attention-getting remix. You could win your own release on Carpark Records, a pair of Sennheiser HD6 headphones, iZoptope Ozone 7, and more. The deadline for entry ends on February 1st, so take it and remake it while you can.”

Submissions can be made here. Happy remixing!

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