April 20, 2017 12:42 pm
Head over to Stereogum & hear Sad13’s cover of Carole King’s “It’s Too Late”!
The track is part of the first volume of GRLMIC, a new foundation that “aims to support and empower a diverse spectrum of young women/non-binary youth through music.” All proceeds of their covers compilation will go to Planned Parenthood and the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.
“Sadie Dupuis uses the same sparkling synths that marked the Speedy Ortiz leader’s solo debut Slugger to pull the ’70s song into a more modern frame of reference while still retaining its charms.”
April 18, 2017 7:48 am
A new music video from MADEIRA for your viewing pleasure! Head over to Noisey to check out the video for “Come On Thru”, “the soundtrack to your happy-sad cathartic moments.”
Kim Pflaum on the video: “Shot one evening with dancer and performance artist, Zahra Killeen-Chance, it’s an abstract/minimalist take on a girl on the run. Hiding out in an old motel hoping to find space and independence from a regretful former lover in the wake of a tumultuous break-up.
After directing her two first videos Kim/Madeira was keen on working with some other directors to bring a new perspective to her music. Rowan Pierce who has done videos for the likes of Introverted Dancefloor and Boycrush, among others, seemed like a natural choice as his use of choreography to tell a story is something magical.”
“Come On Thru” is taken from MADEIRA’s Carpark debut, Bad Humors. It is available now on the Carpark shop and iTunes.
April 11, 2017 9:47 am
Happy full moon! You can stream GEMS’ latest track “Poison” via SoundCloud + snag a copy on the Carpark shop or iTunes.
“Cliff and I started writing ‘Poison’ before we ended our romantic relationship. It laid untouched for a good year before we stumbled across it again. At first, resurrecting it brought me back to a really painful time in my life and elicited some heartbreaking visceral memories. However, we ended up breathing light into something we had started during a time of isolation and darkness. Almost everything about it has changed, except for the line ‘there’s poison in your eyes’. The way that we look at one another has actually softened since we first started writing this song.”
April 10, 2017 10:02 am
“Omaha” is Toro Y Moi’s contribution to the “Our First 100 Days” compilation, which aims to raise funds and awareness for organizations supporting causes that are under threat by the proposed policies of the current US government. The track is being released alongside a music video featuring a Rube Goldberg machine, directed by Justin Morris and starring Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi.
Today, Toro Y Moi shares the video for the track. You can check it out here.
“Omaha” is also available on the Carpark shop and iTunes, and streaming via Bandcamp, Spotify, and Apple Music. Proceeds from “Our First 100 Days” subscriptions benefit organizations working on issues with climate, women’s rights, immigration and fairness.
Catch Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 on tour this April! w/ special guest Madeline Kenney
April 12th – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
April 13th – Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse
April 14th – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
April 15th – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
April 16th – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
April 18th – Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom
April 19th – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
April 20th – Toronto, ON – Great Hall
April 21st – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
April 22nd – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
April 23rd – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
March 12, 2017 5:24 pm
New GEMS track for the full moon! “Peacefully” streaming now via Spotify. You can also pick up the track on the Carpark shop or iTunes.
Someone once told me that when you finally end a relationship, you see your lover as you did in the beginning for a moment, remembering how they first charmed and intrigued you, how you used to regard one another; it’s all fresh once again, like looking at an apartment you’re leaving after all your belongings are in the moving van, free of all the clutter and stains that have piled up over the years. I hesitated to cut the knots we’d tied so tight many times as the sweetest memories would flood into my mind. But eventually I had to set them free. “Peacefully” is the fourth installment of our series, “Every Full Moon” and is released on the full moon of March 12.