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Greys release surprise album “Warm Shadow”

October 5, 2016 10:51 am

We are extremely happy to announce that Greys are back with a new album. Surprise! Warm Shadow is a companion piece to Greys’ acclaimed sophomore album, Outer Heaven, comprised of original material as well as elements from that album’s recording sessions at Hotel 2 Tango in Montreal. Penning new songs, manipulating tape drones created from various studio experiments and rearranging old favourites, Warm Shadow‘s intent is to create a parallel world which illuminates the dynamic contrasts that reside on Outer Heaven and within Greys themselves. Read more about it + check out an exclusive interview via Stereogum.

Warm Shadow is available on Bandcamp as a “Pay-What-You-Can” download. All proceeds go to Sistering. Sistering is a trans-inclusive agency supporting women from across Toronto who experience first hand the impact of marginalization and poverty. They may be homeless, or are at risk of becoming homeless. They are a diverse group, from 16 to 80-plus years old: women with substance use or mental health issues; sex workers; women who have interactions with the criminal justice system; women who have experienced, or are experiencing, trauma and violence; immigrant and refugee women; women with health issues and disabilities; and women without legal status.

Cassettes are also available on the Carpark shop.


Catch Greys on tour this fall.
October 12th – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong $
October 13th – Brooklyn, NY – Aviv $
October 14th – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie $
October 15th – Montreal, QC – Turbohaus #
October 16th – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC – Le Zaricot #
October 17th – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti #
October 19th – Halifax, NS – The Marquee *
October 20th – Fredericton, NB – The Capitol #
October 21st – Ottawa, ON – House Of TARG
October 26th -Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
October 28th – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory %
October 29th – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory %
October 30th – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder ^
October 31st – Mobile AL – The Merry Widow ^
November 2nd – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s ^
November 3rd – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe ^
November 4th – Nashville, TN – Drkmttr
November 5th – Atlanta, GA – 529
November 6th – Richmond, VA – Sound Of Music

* – w/ White Lung
$ – w/ Big Ups
# – w/ Partner
% – w/ Japandroids
^ – w/ Bully


MADEIRA’s “Bad Humors” is out today!

September 23, 2016 5:06 pm

“Pain is unavoidable. Hurt is a hurdle of unknowable difficulty. MADEIRA’s Bad Humors is about dealing with those problems by letting go of negative thoughts and embracing the wealth of positive possibilities. After touring the world with Yumi Zouma, the group she co-founded, Kim Pflaum left the band and moved to the seaside city of Auckland, New Zealand. The transition gave her plenty to write about. Thus, Pflaum started writing songs as MADEIRA, a solo project that began years earlier. New to Auckland, she spent her time songwriting—a way to figure out the past to make sense of the future.

The record is officially out today! Pick up a copy on the Carpark shop, iTunes or in a record store near you. The album is also streaming via Spotify and Apple Music.

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Catch her in the states this fall! Tickets on sale now.
September 23rd – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
September 28th – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
October 1st – Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC
October 10th – Manhattan Inn – Brooklyn, NY


Greys share “Fresh Hell”

September 22, 2016 2:34 pm

More new music coming your way! Greys just premiered their track “Fresh Hell” via Bandcamp, boasting a new sound and a look at some of the bands who helped to influence it.

Singer Shehzaad Jiwani says of the track, “I wrote the lyrics for this song after hearing about Jian Ghomeshi’s acquittal, and of Rob Ford’s death. There seemed to be a baffling amount of support and sympathy for these public figures who were, for lack of a better term, total pieces of shit. Ghomeshi’s verdict only seemed to reinforce institutional sexism and rape culture, while Ford receiving sort of a hero’s funeral completely ignored all of the ways he affected my city and most of its residents by being a racist, homophobic misogynist. I imagined this Orwellian future where anyone who disagreed with the public opinion was violently assimilated, which I think matches the cyberpunk vibe of the song. Get me off this planet.”

Greys are hitting the road this fall. More info a tickets here.
September 22nd – Madison, WI @ Frequency
October 12th – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong $
October 13th – Brooklyn, NY @ Aviv $
October 14th – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie $
October 15th – Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus #
October 16th – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Le Zaricot #
October 17th – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti #
October 19th – Halifax, NS @ The Marquee *
October 20th – Fredericton, NB @ The Capitol
October 21st – Ottawa, ON @ House Of TARG
October 26th – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
October 30th -Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder ^
October 31st – Mobile AL @ The Merry Widow ^
November 2nd – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s ^
November 3rd – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe ^
November 4th – Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
November 5th – Atlanta, GA @ 529
November 6th – Richmond, VA @ Sound Of Music

* – with White Lung
^ – with Bully
$ – with Big Ups
# – with Partner


“<2" music video

September 22, 2016 1:30 pm

Sad13 (aka Sadie Dupuis) shared the second single off her forthcoming debut, Slugger, today! Check out the music video for “<2” and exclusive interview via Rookie MagThe video is an homage to YouTube and Instagram make-up application tutorials.

Sadie Dupuis on identity: “Well, I think a lot of the idea of the song is about not compromising between seemingly conflicting identities that might be housed in a person. Often when people view your identities as conflicting, it’s because of incorrect assumptions about how a person’s physical identity should impact their personality. Obviously there’s a correlation between the themes of the song and the idea of creating the video, but also I just love wearing wigs. Catherine and I found a great beauty supply shop that’s underneath a train station in Philly. I should preface this by saying I’m a wig fan—I buy a lot of wigs from Japan and on Etsy, but they’re expensive. We found this cool, inexpensive place. I hadn’t spent an enormous amount of time watching YouTube makeup tutorials before, despite having a very amateur interest in cosmetics. I got really deep into the hole of watching YouTube makeup tutorials. They’re really funny, and some of them are really strange, especially the different contouring types. Some of the things in the video are just visual puns—like bagel head is [a body modification trend] where silicon is injected into someone’s forehead so that it’s shaped like a circle. Hangover makeup is another makeup trend where you have too much blush [under your eyes], but we took it literally. I asked the makeup artist Paige Campbell, who’s awesome, to make me look like absolute shit. I wanted it to look like I was up all night weeping with a bottle of wine. Some of them we did literally based on the names, but some we just actually did the makeup, like the rainbow freckles.”

The video was co-directed by Dupuis and Catherine Elicson and features cameos by fellow Philly musicians Shamir Bailey, Rachel Browne (Field Mouse), Amanda Bartley (All Dogs), Emily Shanahan (Empath).

Catch Sad13 on her first tour this fall! Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10am est.
October 28th – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
October 29th – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilMOCA
November 5th – Allston, MA @ Hassle Fest 8
November 12th – Pittsburgh, PA @ TBD
November 13th – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
November 14th – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
November 16th – Northampton, MA @ 13 Queen
November 17th – Hamden, CT @ The Space
November 18th – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
November 19th – Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
November 21st – Cleveland, OH @ Malhall’s
November 22nd – Detroit, MI @ El Club
November 23rd – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
November 25th – Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
November 26th – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
November 27th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
November 28th – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
November 29th – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
November 30th – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
December 2nd – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
December 3rd – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg
December 6th – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
December 7th – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
December 9th – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
December 10th – Durham, NC @ Pinkhook
December 11th – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
December 13th – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
December 14th – Boston, MA @ Middle East

Slugger pre-orders are available now on the Carpark shop and iTunes.


Prince Rama go skydiving

September 20, 2016 11:30 am

Xtreme Now is a bold foray into the unventured territory of the ‘extreme sports genre.’ Initially inspired by watching go-pro videos on mute and trying to create their own scores, Prince Rama has taken it a step further and asked various unknown daredevils to submit home-made extreme sports videos documenting themselves doing ‘extreme activities’ to songs off their new album. The results vary everywhere between skydiving to free skiing to extreme hula hooping…” they said.

Head over to The 405 and watch Prince Rama merge high fashion and extreme sports in a series of new videos featuring songs from their latest release, Xtreme Now.

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