January 26, 2016 12:50 pm
After the release of two buoyant tracks in “All About Us” and “Tokyo,” TEEN changes the pace with their third single “Please.” You can stream the song now via Rookie Mag.
Lizzie Lierberson takes over on lead vocals and opens up about her writing process: “It was a particularly rough day, and I remember just needing to get out of the house. So I went out in the snow and walked for a really long time and just wrote in a book I brought with me. I then came back to the house and locked myself in a room and recorded a demo. In a sense I suppose this song was probably in the works for a while—I’ve written songs about him [her late father] before—but this one felt different. It was therapeutic.”
A little under a month until Love Yes is out! Pre-orders are available now on the Carpark shop and iTunes.
The band has also announced a slew of North American tour dates this spring. Tickets on sale now.
February 14th – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
February 16th – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s
February 17th – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
February 18th – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
February 19th – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
February 20th – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
February 21st – Chicago, IL – Hideout Inn
February 22nd – Cincinnati, OH – Monday Night at the Comet
February 24th – New Haven, CT – BAR
February 25th – Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen
February 26th – Stony Brook, NY – Stony Brook University
February 27th – Hudson, NY – Half Moon
March 9th – Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
March 10th – Asheville, NC – Tiger Mountain
March 11th – Charleston, SC – Tin Roof
March 12th – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
March 13th – Birmingham, AL – Syndicate Lounge
March 14th – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
March 28th – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
March 29th – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
March 31st – Omaha, NE – O’Leaver’s
April 1st – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
April 2nd – Grand Rapids, MI – LadyfestGR
January 22, 2016 1:32 pm
Only one more week until Benny Boeldt’s album 8 of Cups is out! This is the first record under Boeldt’s own name after releasing three albums as Adventure on Carpark. Head over to Impose and stream the album in its entirety a week in advance. Check it out & start your weekend the right way!
Pre-order the 8 of Cups today on the Carpark shop and iTunes.
January 20, 2016 1:56 pm
Sadie Dupuis, aka Sad13, of Speedy Ortiz teamed up with Lizzo after accepting the challenge from Google to create a track purely using Hangouts and Docs. After throwing multiple ideas around, the two met in Brooklyn to record the single, they came up with “Basement Queens.” “With irresistible vocal harmonies and driving bass beats, ‘Basement Queens’ is a celebration of individuality and creation on your own terms.” Stream the track now via Google Play. The track was produced by Computer Magic.
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.”
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