Carpark News


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.


“Lilly” Music Video

May 1, 2015 1:06 pm

Check out the new music video for Toro Y Moi’s “Lilly” via Never Hide Noise. The track is off of the new album What For? available now in the Carpark shopiTunes, & the Toro Y Moi website. The video was directed by HARRYS.

The band is on the road until the end of the month!

05-01 New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
05-02 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street *
05-03 Boston, MA – Paradise *
05-05 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall *
05-06 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
05-07 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre *
05-08 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner *
05-09 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall *
05-10 Nashville, TN – Exit/In *
05-12 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle ‡
05-13 Columbia, SC – Music Farm ‡
05-14 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse ‡
05-15-17 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Festival
05-18 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s ‡
05-19 Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall ‡
05-20 Austin, TX – Emo’s ‡

* with Vinyl Williams
† with Mattson 2
‡ with Keath Mead

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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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