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Speedy Ortiz create help hotline

September 8, 2015 2:07 pm

Speedy Ortiz continue their route on tour! In order to make things more enjoyable for everyone, the band has created a help hotline for you to text if you’re ever feeling unsafe or being harassed at one of their shows. Text your name & location in the venue to: (574) 404-SAFE

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Catch Speedy Ortiz on tour before they head overseas in October. Full list of tour dates and ticket links here.
September 9th – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Café
September 11th – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
September 13th – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
September 14th – Cincinatti, OH – MOTR Pub
September 23rd – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
September 24th – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
September 25th – Portland, ME – State Theatre
September 27th – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
October 5th – Berlin, Germany – Comet Club
October 6th – Hamburg, Germany – Golem
October 7th – Cologne, Germany – Blue Shell
October 9th – Turin, Italy – Spazio 211
October 10th – Bologna, Italy – Covo Club
October 12th – Zurich, Switzerland – Hafenkneipe
October 13th – Düdingen, Switzerland – Bad Bonn
October 15th – Brighton, United kingdom – The Haunt
October 16th – Manchester, United Kingdom – Sound Control
October 17th – Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s
October 18th – Leeds, United Kingdom – Brudenell Social Club
October 21st – London, United Kingdom – Tufnell Park Dome
October 22nd – Glasgow, United Kingdom – Stereo
October 23rd – Birmingham, United Kingdom – All Years Leaving Festival
October 24th – Bristol, United Kingdom – Simple Things Festival
October 26th – Brussels, Belgium -Botanique
October 28th – Nijmen, Netherlands – Merleyn
October 29th – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
October 30th – Lille, France – La Péniche
October 31st – Nantes, France – Festival Soy
November 7th – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

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Listen to Speedy Ortiz’s Track From the Carpark Basketball 12″

May 20, 2015 2:12 pm

On July 24th we will be releasing a special basketball-themed picture disc 12″ in honor of our 16th anniversary celebration! This release consists of nine exclusive, full-length songs and 19 locked grooves by artists from all across the Carpark catalog. Listen to Speedy Ortiz’s track, appropriately named “Basketball (Demo),” via Line of Best Fit or below.

Carpark-branded American Giant sweatpants and a special racecar USB drive, designed by Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi, containing the first 100 releases of the Carpark discography are now available in a bundle on the Carpark shop. Standalone USBs can also be purchased here.

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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.

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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)

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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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