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“<2" music video

September 22, 2016 1:30 pm

Sad13 (aka Sadie Dupuis) shared the second single off her forthcoming debut, Slugger, today! Check out the music video for “<2” and exclusive interview via Rookie MagThe video is an homage to YouTube and Instagram make-up application tutorials.

Sadie Dupuis on identity: “Well, I think a lot of the idea of the song is about not compromising between seemingly conflicting identities that might be housed in a person. Often when people view your identities as conflicting, it’s because of incorrect assumptions about how a person’s physical identity should impact their personality. Obviously there’s a correlation between the themes of the song and the idea of creating the video, but also I just love wearing wigs. Catherine and I found a great beauty supply shop that’s underneath a train station in Philly. I should preface this by saying I’m a wig fan—I buy a lot of wigs from Japan and on Etsy, but they’re expensive. We found this cool, inexpensive place. I hadn’t spent an enormous amount of time watching YouTube makeup tutorials before, despite having a very amateur interest in cosmetics. I got really deep into the hole of watching YouTube makeup tutorials. They’re really funny, and some of them are really strange, especially the different contouring types. Some of the things in the video are just visual puns—like bagel head is [a body modification trend] where silicon is injected into someone’s forehead so that it’s shaped like a circle. Hangover makeup is another makeup trend where you have too much blush [under your eyes], but we took it literally. I asked the makeup artist Paige Campbell, who’s awesome, to make me look like absolute shit. I wanted it to look like I was up all night weeping with a bottle of wine. Some of them we did literally based on the names, but some we just actually did the makeup, like the rainbow freckles.”

The video was co-directed by Dupuis and Catherine Elicson and features cameos by fellow Philly musicians Shamir Bailey, Rachel Browne (Field Mouse), Amanda Bartley (All Dogs), Emily Shanahan (Empath).

Catch Sad13 on her first tour this fall! Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10am est.
October 28th – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
October 29th – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilMOCA
November 5th – Allston, MA @ Hassle Fest 8
November 12th – Pittsburgh, PA @ TBD
November 13th – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
November 14th – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
November 16th – Northampton, MA @ 13 Queen
November 17th – Hamden, CT @ The Space
November 18th – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
November 19th – Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
November 21st – Cleveland, OH @ Malhall’s
November 22nd – Detroit, MI @ El Club
November 23rd – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
November 25th – Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
November 26th – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
November 27th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
November 28th – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
November 29th – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
November 30th – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
December 2nd – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
December 3rd – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg
December 6th – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
December 7th – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
December 9th – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
December 10th – Durham, NC @ Pinkhook
December 11th – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
December 13th – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
December 14th – Boston, MA @ Middle East

Slugger pre-orders are available now on the Carpark shop and iTunes.

Ace Hotel New York x Carpark residency

September 14, 2016 6:00 pm

We’ve teamed up with Ace Hotel New York for an October residency! Swing by on Wednesday evenings to catch DJ sets from some of your favorite Carpark artists. More info can be found here.

Sets run from 8pm – 1am
October 5th : TEEN
October 12th : Young Magic
October 19th : Sad13
October 26th : Prince Rama

Sadie Dupuis announces solo project Sad13 + shares first single

August 23, 2016 10:49 am

We are extremely hyped to announce the debut of Sadie Dupuis’ (of Speedy Ortiz) solo project Sad13. Her new album Slugger is empowering, fun, and prioritizes self-possession in every sense. The first single “Get A Yes” is streaming now via NPR Music.

Slugger arrives November 11th. Pre-orders are available in the Carpark shop and iTunes.
LPs will be pressed on buttercup-colored vinyl.

“It’s very strange (“Or not strange at all! Hi!” says feminism) that most of the music we funnel into little girls’ ears—even music written by former little girls—is about how women are petty, pretty garbage whose only valuable function is to hold perfectly still in men’s boudoirs and wait for intercourse. “I wanted to make songs that were the opposite of ‘Genie in A Bottle’ or ‘The Boy Is Mine,’” Sadie Dupuis says of Slugger, her new solo album under the name Sad13. “Songs that put affirmative consent at the heart of the subject matter and emphasize friendship among women and try to deescalate the toxic jealousy and ownership that are often centered in romantic pop songs.” What!? Songs for women that actually champion women’s autonomy, reflect women’s desires, listen to women when they talk, and let women be funny and normal and cool, like women actually are?” — Lindy West

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Slugger
1. <2
2. The Sting
3. Fixina
4. Get a Yes
5. Devil In U
6. Line Up
7. Just A Friend
8. Tell U What
9. Krampus (In Love)
10. Hype
11. Coming Into Powers (feat. Sammus)

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