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Carpark Sweet Sixteen Update

April 20, 2015 5:41 pm

More Sweet Sixteen announcements! New to our shop is a bundle featuring Carpark-branded American Giant sweatpants and a special USB drive that contains every piece of music we’ve released from CRPK1/CAK01 to CAK99, plus all the CAKD digital releases in between. Available now here! The USB drives were designed by Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi and Les Sins. Images below.

The release date of our Sweet Sixteen Basketball Picture Disc 12″ has been pushed back to July 21st. In the mean time, listen to a song from the record: “Beyond the Arc” by Ear Pwr, which Consequence of Sound premiered today here. We’ve also put up more picture discs for sale in the shop. It’s a steal at only $16!

Today is the last day of a Carpark label spotlight on iTunes.

A Carpark label sale on emusic is going on now!

If you’re in New York City, stop by Other Music, which is currently hosting a sale on titles from the Carpark discography.

If you’re in the U.S., head to your local indie record store at the end of April to see if they are carrying a free Carpark cassette: The Best Carpark Compilation In The World…Ever! You can find this compilation online, also for free, on Amazon. Eyeball the tracklist 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”
  6. 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”

 


Above: Men’s American Giant sweatpants front with Carpark Sweet Sixteen logo mock-up

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Above: CAK100 Carpark Records Racecar USB

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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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Toro Y Moi’s “What For?” Out Today

April 7, 2015 11:31 am

The latest album from Toro Y Moi, What For?, is out today! It’s available on limited deluxe LP, standard LP, CD, and digital formats.

Pick up a copy from iTunes, Amazon, Bleep, Google Play, or your favorite retailer. Of course, it’s also available in the Carpark shop and Toro Y Moi’s shop. Stream via Rdio and Spotify. Participating independent record stores will have Toro Y Moi diffraction glasses available to those who purchase the album while supplies last. Find a list of some of these stores below.

The next leg of the band’s North American tour kicks off this weekend at Coachella. Check out all the dates here.

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List of independent record stores with the Toro Y Moi diffraction glasses for What For? customers:

Rasputin (Fresno, CA)
Boo Boo Records (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Rasputin (San Francisco, CA)
M-Theory (San Diego, CA)
Amoeba (Hollywood, CA)
Red Onion Records (Washington, D.C.)
Main Street Music (Philadelphia, PA)
Dearborn Music (Dearborn, MI)
Daves Music Mine (Pittsburgh, PA)
Magnolia Thunderpussy (Columbus, OH)
Guestroom Records (Louisville, KY)
Grimey’s (Nashville, TN)
School Kids (Raleigh, NC)
Criminal Records (Atlanta, GA)
Cactus (Houston, TX)
Good Records (Dallas, TX)
Waterloo Records (Austin, TX)
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Speedy Ortiz share “Puffer” from forthcoming ‘Foil Deer’

April 2, 2015 2:01 pm

Speedy Ortiz’s new single “Puffer” was released today via Entertainment WeeklyEW on “Puffer”: it “envelops listeners in thick waves of warm, fuzzy distortion with [singer-guitarist Sadie] Dupuis intoning honey-sweet melodies seemingly right in their ear–a strangely calming sensation, and the kind of innovative spin on guitar rock that’s been hard to come by recently.” Find the song on the group’s new album, Foil Deer, out April 21stStream it now on SoundCloud and place your pre-orders in the Carpark shop. Don’t forget to see them on tour this spring!

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Memory Tapes Announces New Single and Summer Tour

March 24, 2015 1:21 pm

We are pleased to announce a new digital single from Memory Tapes, Fallout / House On Fire, out March 31st. Stereogum has the premiere of the first track, “Fallout,” here. Pre-orders of the two-song single will receive “Fallout” instantly. Pre-order via the Carpark shopPre-order via iTunes. Expect the band to play new material on an upcoming U.S. tour starting in July. Details below.

With the foundation of his musical life crumbling, Dayve Hawk was struggling to maintain a relationship with his project Memory Tapes. But through the difficulties, Hawk managed to keep this vital outlet going. Fallout / House On Fire, the new single from Memory Tapes, exhibits Hawk’s still strong songwriting talents and an alternative way of working. After the artist’s last LP, Grace/Confusion, he saw several professional and personal relationships end, all in the space of a few months. At this point, most of the structure built around the band since the first record, Seek Magic, had disintegrated.

The title of “Fallout” seems to suggest Memory Tapes’ situation around this time. The song itself sounds like an early meeting between post-punk and synth-pop, before anyone could polish out the feeling. The somewhat downcast mood of the music is reflected in the vocals, with Hawk singing, “all I want/ to be there, too.”

“I felt pressure to not collapse under my own insecurity with the situation,” Hawk says of the period. “But with my second daughter becoming a toddler, I’ve found balancing the relationship between my work and my life increasingly difficult. It’s made me question the self-indulgent nature of my music. At a particularly low moment I trashed the entire album I had spent much of the past year working on.”

In the beautifully eerie, simple “House On Fire,” Hawk seems to address these problems with his lyrics. “I’m sorry for what I’ve done/ called out to everyone/ try it all, I’m so afraid,” he sings. The delicate guitar melody works as its own soothing apology, lulling the listener to forgiveness.

How Hawk pulled himself out of that low place was through a bit of reinvention. The new songs are the outcome of a more off-the-cuff relationship to creating music. The tracks are completely live/hardware based, with no computer manipulation on the vocals. Considering the raw capture of these songs, they feel a little more like intimate demos than part of a traditional single. “I feel like it’s important to just do something and get it out,” Hawk says. “I’m trying to transition out of my hyper-introverted life.”

Tour Dates:
July 6th – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
July 7th – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
July 8th – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Basement
July 9th – Dallas, TX – Houes of Blues Cambridge Room
July 10th – Austin, TX – Stubbs Jr.
July 11th – El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace
July 12th – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
July 13th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
July 14th – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
July 15th – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
July 16th – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
July 17th – Seattle, WA – Barboza
July 20th – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
July 21st – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
July 22nd – Toronto, ON – The Drake
July 23rd – Boston, MA – T.T. The Bear
July 24th – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
July 25th – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
July 26th – Washington, D.C. – DC9
*all dates w/ Computer Magic

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