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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)


Speedy Ortiz’s “Foil Deer” Out Now + Shares Video For “The Graduates”

April 21, 2015 6:25 pm

The latest album from Speedy Ortiz, Foil Deer, is out now! It’s available on limited colored LP, standard LP, CD, and digital formats.

Pick up a copy from the Carpark shopiTunes, Amazon, Bleep, Google Play, or your favorite retailer. Stream via Rdio and Spotify. The Carpark shop is currently sold out, but visit your local indie record store to see if they have the limited edition color vinyl version of the LP (gold vinyl with a sticker). All vinyl comes with a band-designed chapbook and digital download card in a gatefold jacket.

More good news! Speedy Ortiz has also shared the video for their second single off of Foil Deer, “The Graduates.” Check it out!

The band’s tour starts tomorrow; see them in a city near you! Full tour schedule here.

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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:


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  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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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!


Carpark SXSW Schedule

March 17, 2015 1:38 pm

We’re headed to Austin! Once again, Carpark and some of our artists will be playing shows at SXSW this week. Carpark will be joined by acts from our sister labels Company (Keath Mead) and Paw Tracks (Dent May and Prince Rama). We’ll be hosting our annual showcase at Swan Dive this year and it doubles as a Sweet Sixteen party! You can find full details on our event below, plus all our artists’ SXSW schedules.

Chandos (Carpark)
March 19th @ Swan Dive (Carpark) 8:35pm 615 Red River St

Cloud Nothings (Carpark)
March 19th @ Swan Dive (Carpark) 12:45am 615 Red River St
March 20th @ Bar 96 (Culture Collide) 12:30am 96 Rainey St

Dent May (Paw Tracks)
March 19th @ Swan Dive (Carpark) 10:15pm 615 Red River St
March 20th @ Hotel Vegas (Panache) 1:05am 1500 E 6th St
March 21st @ Wonderland (Bird Dog) 4:40pm 1104 East 6th St

GRMLN (Carpark)
March 18th @ House of Eden (KSPC) 4:45pm 1910 Rio Grande St
March 19th @ Swan Dive (Carpark) 9:25pm 615 Red River St
March 19th @ El Sapo Cantin (Music for Listeners) 1:00am 1900 Manor Road

Keath Mead (Company)
March 17th @ Holy Mountain (KVRX) 11:45pm 1500 E 2nd St
March 19th @ Swan Dive (Carpark) 7:45pm 615 Red River St

Prince Rama (Paw Tracks)
March 19th @ Hotel Vegas (Austin Psych Fest) 12:15am 1500 E 6th St
March 19th @ Bar 96 (Culture Collide) 4:00pm 96 Rainey St
March 20th @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (Ad Hoc) 3:30pm 900 Red River St
March 21st @ Scoot Inn (Wild Honey Pie) 2:30pm 1308 E 4th St
March 21st @ The Parish (Manage This!) 9:00pm 214C E 6th St
March 22nd @ Palm Door on Sixth (NY Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off) DJ set 12:00am 508 E 6th St

Skylar Spence (Carpark)
March 18th @ Hype Hotel (blahblahblahscience x All Things Go) 9:30 pm 1100 E 5th St
March 19th @ Blackheart (AM Only) 2:25pm 68 Rainey St.
March 19th @ Swan Dive (Carpark) 11:05pm 615 Red River St
March 20th @ Red Eyed Fly (After the Gold Rush) 1:00pm 715 Red River St
March 20th @ The Main (Secret Songs) 4:00pm 603 Red River St
March 21st @ SPF420 3:30pm

Speedy Ortiz (Carpark)
March 16th @ Spotify House (Spotify) 2:15pm 901 E 6th St
March 17th @ Mohawk (House of Vans) 12:00am 912 Red River St
March 18th @ Mohawk (Pitchfork) 1:15pm 912 Red River St
March 18th @ Cedar St. Courtyard (Flood) 10:15pm 208 W 4th St
March 19th @ Red 7 (Brooklyn Vegan) 4:20pm 611 E 7th St
March 19th @ Swan Dive (Carpark) 11:55pm 615 Red River St
March 20th @ Hole in the Wall (Exploding in Sound/Stereogum) 5:25pm 2538 Guadalupe St
March 20th @ Brazos Hall (Yahoo) 11:20pm 204 E 4th St



Carpark Records Sweet 16 Celebration / SXSW Showcase

Thursday, March 19th @ Swan Dive /  615 Red River Street

Doors 7:00pm


Non-badge, non-wristband holders: $10 cover

Facebook RSVP

First 50 people through the door get a free Sweet 16 Anniversary t-shirt! T-shirts provided by our friends at American Giant.

Come celebrate with us!

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