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Carpark is heading to SXSW!

February 23, 2017 1:51 pm

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’ll be returning once again to SXSW on Thursday, March 16th at The Main II.  This year’s showcase will be a collaboration with our two sister labels Company Records (headed by Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick) and Wax Nine (headed by Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis).  The following will be performing live music for those in attendance: Sad13, the solo pop project of Speedy Oritz’s Sadie Dupuis. Palm; the angular experimental pop band from Philly; wistful dream pop from the bay area’s Madeline Kenney; Brooklyn indie pop from Emily Reo; pulverizing thrashy guitars from Chicago’s Melkbelly; and Baltimore lo-fi dream pop band, Snail Mail.  BYOE.

Thursday, March 16
Main II
603 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
21+
Badges and wristbands welcome
Cover TBA

Doors: 7:30pm

8pm :: Emily Reo (Brooklyn, NY)
9pm :: Melkbelly (Chicago, IL)
10pm :: Snail Mail (Baltimore, MD)
11pm :: Madeline Kenney (Oakland, CA)
12am :: Palm (Philadelphia, PA)
1am :: Sad13 (Philadelphia, PA)

Facebook event
SXSW
Artist playlists: Spotify / Soundcloud

GEMS shares “X Valentine”

February 10, 2017 12:49 pm

Stream the latest from GEMS, “X Valentine,” via SoundCloud.

You can pick up the track via the Carpark shop and iTunes. It is also streaming now on Spotify.

“This Valentine’s Day will be the first we won’t spend together.  I had that realization recently when I flew back east to visit my parents for the holidays. Going through the boxes Clifford and I had packed away was like going through a time capsule. There were photographs of us from years ago, young and blindly optimistic. There was a stack of cards and Valentines we’d written one another, each one proclaiming our undying love. Even when times were tough, as long as we had one another we could conquer anything. Even if we didn’t have a home, we had a home together. As it turns out, life marches on regardless, and sometimes the most vibrant love can cease to grow. However, ‘X Valentine’ isn’t a funeral dirge, but a recognition of a past great love and a resilience that two people share as they move forward through life alone.”

Skylar Spence on tour with The Knocks

February 3, 2017 12:02 pm

Skylar Spence kicks off his west coast in support of The Knocks tonight in Vancouver! Don’t miss out

February 3rd – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
February 4th – Seattle, WA – Neptune
February 6th – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
February 8th – San Luis Opispo, CA – The Graduate
February 9th – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
February 11th – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
February 12th – Santa Barbara, CA – SoHo Music Club
February 13th – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

“Fantasy” music video

February 2, 2017 12:17 pm

The Brooklyn-based duo Prince Rama just shared yet another mind-bending video, this time for their track “Fantasy,” taken from last-year’s Xtreme Now.

Along with the video, Rama also announced the launch of their new fashion line, “Xtreme Mess,” and their upcoming appearance in James Franco’s new movie, High School Lovers. Find all of the info you need via Stereogum.

FANTASY
A surrealist horror film directed by Matthew Hoffman and Taraka Larson.
Shot on Super 8mm and edited by Matthew Hoffman.

Fantasy. A dizzying, phantasmagoric wormhole to a space beyond time, an alternate world-line without past or future.

Fantasy. A full moon that never sets, the velvet fingers of a perpetual magic hour. Fantasy. A girl devoured by sheep, an infant being knighted. Fantasy. The Garden of Eden and Dante’s Inferno coming together as one. Fantasy. Hieronymous Bosch burning at the stake. Fantasy. The Color of Pomegranates, splattered with blood. Fantasy. A haunted paradise built on the echoes of ethereal violence. Fantasy. A supernatural ritual with no beginning or ending. Fantasy. The razor sword-edge separating light from darkness, life from death, god from monster, submerged in a mirror. Fantasy. The kingdom of heaven, ravaged by ghosts. Fantasy.

XTREME MESS
“Xtreme Mess” is the world’s first Now Age fashion line by Prince Rama’s Taraka Larson and Courtney Gamble of MessQueen. It is a line of extreme sports-inspired outerwear infused with sci fi medieval elements to create a neon universe that is entirely unique and tailored to 21st century extreme lifestyles.

There will be an “Xtreme Mess” launch party on March 30th at Brooklyn Boulders LIC, featuring a Prince Rama DJ set, vertical runway show, and discounted rock climbing for all attendees.

Thursday March 30, 6pm-9pm
Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge,  23-10 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

6pm – 7:30pm
  Rock climbing [discount code Prince Rama]
7:30pm – 8:30pm:  Prince Rama DJ Set & special guests  [free]
8:30 – 9pm:   XTREME MESS Fashion Show [free]

Please RSVP by accepting invitation.  More info to come!

HIGH SCHOOL LOVERS
Tune in to Lifetime this Saturday, February 4th at 8pm EST / 7pm CST and catch Prince Rama in James Franco’s new movie High School Lovers. 

Cloud Nothings’ “Life Without Sound” out today!

January 27, 2017 10:17 am

Cloud Nothings’ new record Life Without Sound is officially out today! Pick up a copy on the Carpark shopiTunes or in a record store near you. The album is also streaming via Spotify and Apple Music. Stop by select retail stores and receive Cloud Nothings limited edition posters and branded earplugs with the purchase of Life Without Sound,
while supplies last.

Life Without Sound is Dylan Baldi’s most polished and considered work to date, an album that speaks to his evolving gift with melody while also betraying the sort of perspective that time provides. You can hear it in the aerodynamic guitar pop of “Modern Act,” and feel it in the devastating wisdom of “Internal World,” a lullaby-like howler that dwells on “the fact that being yourself can be uncomfortable and even potentially dangerous at times.”

“Generally, it seems like my work has been about finding my place in the world,” Baldi says. “But there was a point in which I realized that you can be missing something important in your life, a part you didn’t realize you were missing until it’s there—hence the title. This record is like my version of new age music,” he adds. “It’s
supposed to be inspiring.”

The band is heading out on a worldwide tour in support of the album. Catch them in a city near you!
January 26th – Cleveland, OH – Beachland ballroom
January 27th – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
January 28th – Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
January 30th – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
January 31st – Boston, MA – Paradise
February 1st – New York, NY – Webster Hall
February 3rd – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
February 4th – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
February 6th – Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
February 7th – Detroit, MI – El Club
February 9th – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
February 10th – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
February 11th – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
February 12th – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
February 15th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
February 16th – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
February 17th – Seattle, WA – Barboza
February 18th – Seattle, WA – Barboza
February 20th – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
February 22nd – Los Angeles, CA – Teregram Ballroom
March 1st – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
March 2nd – Malmo, SE – Babel
March 3rd – Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
March 5th – Oslo, NO – Parkteatret
March 6th – Hamburg, DE – Knust
March 7th – Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu
March 8th – Munich, DE – Kranhalle
March 9th – Cologne, DE – Luxor
March 11th – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
March 12th – Brussels, BE – Botanique
March 14th – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
March 16th – Bristol, UK – Thekla
March 17th – Glasgow, UK – Stereo
March 18th – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
March 19th – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
March 21st – London, UK – Koko
March 22nd – Birmingham, UK – The Hare & Hounds
March 23rd – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
April 7th – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
April 8th – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
April 28th – Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
May12th-14th – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
July 30th – New York, NY – Panorama Festival

Life Without Sound
1. Up To The Surface
2. Things Are Right With You
3. Internal World
4. Darkened Rings
5. Enter Entirely
6. Modern Act
7. Sight Unseen
8. Strange Year
9. Realize My Fate

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