Carpark News

Madeline Kenney signs to Carpark, announces album, shares first single

July 11, 2018 12:31 pm

It’s an honor & privilege to have Madeline Kenney in the carpark family AND to share the news of her sophomore album Perfect Shapes. NPR Music’s All Songs Considered revealed the first cut from the album, “Cut Me Off.” Watch the music video here.

“The film’s concept of shedding one’s skin to reveal something new also mirrors kenney’s own trajectory as a musician coming into focus … [Jenn Wasner] functions as a guide and kindred spirit, reshaping Kenney’s songs around repetitive, rhythmic melodies and dreamily effervescent textures.” –NPR

Pre-orders are available now on the Carpark shop. The limited LP will be pressed on coke bottle green vinyl, and will include a 12 x 12 lyric sheet, plus a digital download card. First 70 physical pre-orders will come with a unique 11×17 riso poster. You can also listen to the track across all streaming services.

The dazzling arrangements form the perfect backdrop for the complex and open-ended questions at the core of Perfect Shapes – how do you love another when it hurts to do so? What is the physical limit to which one can carry the emotions of others? How does a modern female artist reckon with the expectations demanded of her femininity? Yet for all the notes of doubt and fear that Kenney raises, she delivers each song with confidence and nuance.

Madeline is currently on tour with Wye Oak. It all kicks off tonight in Salt Lake City!
July 11th – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
July 12th – Boise, ID – Neurolux
July 13th – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
July 14th – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
July 15th – Seattle, WA – Neumos
July 17th – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
July 18th – Oakland ,CA – Starline Social Club
July 19th – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
July 20th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
July 21st – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
July 23rd – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
July 24th – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
July 27th – Birmingham, AL – Saturn

Perfect Shapes
1. Overhead
2. Bad Idea
3. Cut Me Off
4. No Weekend
5. Know
6. The Flavor of the Fruit Tree
7. I Went Home
8. Perfect Shapes
9. Your Art
10. Always Around Me

The Beths shares lyric video for new song “Happy Unhappy”

June 5, 2018 12:29 pm

The Beths just shared another winner from their new album, Future Me Hates Me. Watch and/or listen to the lyric video for “Happy Unhappy” via Noisey. The vid features a fantastic performance by a pineapple.

“Everyone idealises having a crush until you actually get one, and realise that it’s actually pretty exhausting…the wonderful new single from Auckland four-piece The Beths, pinpoints this exact feeling of frustration perfectly.” — Noisey

Pre-orders are currently available on the Carpark shop + you can check out the first two singles on all of your favorite streaming services.

June 6th – Munich, DE – Kulturstrand
June 7th – Hamburg, DE – Astra Stube
June 9th – Kiel, DE – Secret Lake House Party

June 11th – Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville *
June 13th – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s
June 14th – Washington, DC – Loves Me Not
June 16th – Chicago, IL – Charm School
June 20th – San Francisco, CA – The Battery
June 22nd – Los Angeles, CA – Make Out Music

* w/ Peach Kelli Pop

The Beths announces new album + shares music video

May 9, 2018 1:43 pm

New album! New song! New video! Tour! So stoked to share the bright, jingly new track from The Beths, “Future Me Hates Me.” Check it out via Stereogum. There debut LP, Future Me Hates Me, will be here August 10th, 2018.

“There’s a lot of sad sincerity in the lyrics,” says singer Liz Stokes, “that relies on the music having a light heart and sense of humor to keep it from being too earnest.” Channeling their stew of personal-canon heroes while drawing inspiration from contemporaries like Alvvays and Courtney Barnett, The Beths serve up deeply emotional lyrics packaged within heavenly sounds that delight in probing the limits of the pop form. “That’s another New Zealand thing,” Stokes concludes with a laugh. “We’re putting our hearts on our sleeves—and then apologizing for it.” The result is nothing less than one of the standout records of 2018.

Head over to the Carpark shop to purchase a tangy-yellow LP, or stream the first single on your favorite streaming service. Thanks for listening!

May/June tour dates:
May 10th – Dublin, IRE – Workman’s Club
May 12th – London, UK – The Victoria Dalston
May 14th – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
May 15th – Manchester, UK – 57 Thomas Street
May 16th – Newport, UK – Le Pub
May 20th – Exeter, UK – The Cavern
May 21st – Leeds, UK – Wharf Chambers ^
May 22nd – Glasgow, UK – Bar Bloc ^
May 23rd – Edinburgh, UK – Henry’s Cellar Bar ^
May 24th – Durham, UK – Empty Shop ^
May 25th – Portsmouth, UK – Wave Maiden ^
May 26th – Paris, FR – Le Popin
May 27th – Lille, FR – CCL
June 1st – Berlin, DE – Bei Ruth
June 3rd – Langnau im Emmental, CH – Kaeptn Holger
June 6th – Munich, DE – Kulturstrand
June 7th – Hamburg, DE – Astra Stube
June 9th – Kiel, DE – Secret Lake House Party

June 11th – Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville *
June 13th – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s
June 14th – Washington, DC – Loves Me Not
June 16th – Chicago, IL – Charm School
June 20th – San Francisco, CA – The Battery
June 22nd – Los Angeles, CA – Make Out Music

^ w/ Fresh
* w/ Peach Kelli Pop

Future Me Hates Me
1. Great No One
2. Future Me Hates Me
3. Uptown Girl
4. You Wouldn’t Like Me
5. Not Running
6. Little Death
7. Happy Unhappy
8. River Run: Lvl 1
9. Whatever
10. Less Than Thou

Speedy Ortiz’s “Twerp Verse” out now!

April 27, 2018 3:37 pm

Happiest of release days to our beloved Speedy Ortiz! Twerp Verse is now available on the Carpark shop, Speedy shop, & at your fave indie record store. You can also listen to the record everywhere you go on any/all streaming services. Happy Friday! Happy listening!

“Necessary brattiness” is the motto for Speedy Ortiz’s dauntless new collection of songs, Twerp Verse. The follow-up to 2015’s Foil Deer, the band’s latest indie rock missive is prompted by a tidal wave of voices, no longer silent on the hurt they’ve endured from society’s margins. But like many of these truth-tellers, songwriter, guitarist and singer Sadie Dupuis scales the careful line between what she calls being “outrageous and practical” in order to be heard at all.

“Twerp Furs” Rough Trade NYC installation

In this interactive exhibit, “Twerp Furs,” celebrating Speedy Ortiz’s newest album, Twerp Verse, the walls of the Rough Trade NYC‘s Guardian Room shipping container will be covered with bright white stuffed-animal faux fur shag. Blue raindrops will be stuck to the walls, which visitors are invited to interact with however they see fit.

The band explains, “Twerp Verse is about maintaining optimism and staying engaged in a country that regularly feels steps away from apocalypse. We loved the idea of an over-the-top faux fur installation, which takes cues from our ‘Lean In When I Suffer’ video. It’s fun, gaudy, soft and, in its own way, comforting, but it will slowly degrade with time. The room allows visitors to actively engage in shaping and changing it–kind of like our world.”

This installation is on display indefinitely.

“You Ate The Title” tour

A selection of eating establishments will be doing special Speedy Ortiz-themed vegan items and/or ticket giveaways at various stops along the band’s upcoming tour.

April 27th – Philadelphia, PA – Little Baby’s
May 3rd – New Haven, CT – Claire’s Corner Copia
May 4th – Allston, MA – Fomu
May 5th – Washington, DC – Sticky Fingers Bakery
May 8th – Durham, NC – Dos Perros
May 13th – Detroit, MI – El Club
May 29th – Lakewood, OH – Cleveland Vegan
June 2nd – Austin, TX – Bouldin Creek
June 5th – Phoenix, AZ – Green / Nami
June 7th – Los Angeles, CA – Donut Friend
June 12th – Portland, OR – Homegrown Smoker

Indie retail giveaways with purchase of Twerp Verse
Illustration of your favorite indie record store. Illustrations by the talented Sadie Dupuis.

**Participating stores**
Amoeba Hollywood, Criminal Records, Electric Fetus, Fingerprints Music, Grimey’s, Music Millennium, Repo Records, Rough Trade NYC, Sound Garden, Waterloo Records, Wax Trax Records

Speedy Ortiz poster. Art by Jaime Hernandez.

**Participating stores**
Al Bums Record Shoppe, Albums on the Hill, Amoeba Berkeley, Amoeba SF, Angry Mom Records, Arkansas Record Exchange, Boo Boo Records, Bull Moose, Cactus Music, CD Cellar, CD Central, Central Square, Creep Records, Criminal Records, Culture Clash, Daddy Kool Records, Darkside Records, Dave’s, Dearborn Music, Decatur CD, Dimple, Down In The Valley, Drastic Plastic, Ear Candy, Earshot, East West Records, Easy Street, Electric Fetus, Euclid, Everyday Music, Exclusive Co, Fantasyland Records, Finders, Fingerprints, Flat Black & Circular, Freakbeat, Good Records, Graywhale, Grimey’s, Groovacious Platters, Guestroom Records, Hill & Dale Records, Homer’s, Horizon Records, Hungry Ear, Independent , Indy CD, Jackpot Records , Josey Records, Juke Records, Ka-Chunk Records, Karma Records, Landlocked Music, Laurie’s, Lost Weekend, Lou’s Records, Lucky Records, Luna Music, Lunchbox Records, M-Theory, Magnolia Records, Magnolia Thunderpussy, Main Street Music, Mile Long Records, Mills Record Co, Mojo Books & Records, Moldy Toes, Monster Music, Music Millennium , Obsession Records , Oz Music, Park Ave CDs, Plaid Room Records, Princeton Record Exchange, Pure Pop, Radio Active, Radio Kaos, Ralph’s Records, Reckless Records, Record Archive, Record Den, Records Per Minute, Resurrection Records , Rhino Records, Rolling Stone, Salzer’s, SchoolKids Records, Scotti’s Record Shop, Seasick Records, Shake it, Shuga, Silver Platters, Siren Records , Skips Records, Songbyrd, Sonic Boom, Sound & Vision, Spoonful, Stinkweeds, Streetlight Records, Strictly Discs, Sweat Records, T-Bones, Technique Records, The End Of All Music, The Groove, The Long Ear, The Record Exchange, The Sound Garden, Toxic Beauty Records, Used Kids, Vintage Vinyl, Vinyl Renaissance, Vinyl Tap, Waiting Room, Watts Records, Wax N Facts, Wazoo, Wooden Nickle Records, Wuxtry, Zia Records, ZZZ

Tour kicks off next week!

May 3rd – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
May 4th – Cambridge, MA – Elk’s Lodge
May 5th – Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 7th – Norfolk, VA – Charlie’s American Cafe
May 8th – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
May 9th – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Purgatory
May 10th – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
May 12th – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
May 13th – Detroit, MI – El Club
May 14th – Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
May 15th – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola
May 16th – Greenfield, MA – The Root Cellar
May 17th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 29th – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
May 30th – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
June 1st – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
June 2nd – Austin, TX – Barracuda
June 3rd – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
June 5th – Phoenix , AZ – Rebel Lounge
June 6th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
June 7th – Los Angeles , CA – The Echo
June 9th – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
June 10th – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
June 12th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
June 13th – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
June 14th – Boise, ID – Neurolux
June 16th – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
June 17th – Omaha, NE – Reverb
June 19th – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room
June 20th – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
June 26th – Boston, MA – Royale

Stream Speedy Ortiz’s “Twerp Verse” early!

April 19, 2018 10:45 am

 The moment has come!  You can stream Speedy Ortiz’s brand new album, Twerp Verse, a week early via NPR Music. 11 bold tracks of pop culture & literary references intertwined with “cryptic, visceral phrases worthy of decoding.”

Pre-order today and receive your record the April 27th release date! Carpark shop + Digital

Tour kicks off soon!
April 21st – Lansing, MI – The Avenue
May 3rd – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
May 5th – Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 7th – Norfolk, VA – Charlie’s American Cafe
May 8th – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
May 9th – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Purgatory
May 10th – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
May 12th – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
May 13th – Detroit, MI – El Club
May 14th – Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
May 15th – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola
May 17th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 29th – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
May 30th – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
June 1st – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
June 2nd – Austin, TX – Barracuda
June 3rd – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
June 5th – Phoenix , AZ – Rebel Lounge
June 6th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
June 7th – Los Angeles , CA – The Echo
June 9th – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
June 10th – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
June 12th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
June 13th – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
June 14th – Boise, ID – Neurolux
June 16th – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
June 17th – Omaha, NE – Reverb
June 19th – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room
June 20th – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
June 26th – Boston, MA – Royale

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