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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.


Carpark Sweet Sixteen Update

April 20, 2015 5:41 pm

More Sweet Sixteen announcements! New to our shop is a bundle featuring Carpark-branded American Giant sweatpants and a special USB drive that contains every piece of music we’ve released from CRPK1/CAK01 to CAK99, plus all the CAKD digital releases in between. Available now here! The USB drives were designed by Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi and Les Sins. Images below.

The release date of our Sweet Sixteen Basketball Picture Disc 12″ has been pushed back to July 21st. In the mean time, listen to a song from the record: “Beyond the Arc” by Ear Pwr, which Consequence of Sound premiered today here. We’ve also put up more picture discs for sale in the shop. It’s a steal at only $16!

Today is the last day of a Carpark label spotlight on iTunes.

A Carpark label sale on emusic is going on now!

If you’re in New York City, stop by Other Music, which is currently hosting a sale on titles from the Carpark discography.

If you’re in the U.S., head to your local indie record store at the end of April to see if they are carrying a free Carpark cassette: The Best Carpark Compilation In The World…Ever! You can find this compilation online, also for free, on Amazon. Eyeball the tracklist 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”
  6. 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”


Above: Men’s American Giant sweatpants front with Carpark Sweet Sixteen logo mock-up

Above: CAK100 Carpark Records Racecar USB

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Speedy Ortiz share “Foil Deer” stream on NPR, announce new tour dates and Reddit AMA session

April 14, 2015 5:52 pm

In less than a week, Foil Deer will be available in shops around the globe! In the meantime, you can stream the new album from Speedy Ortiz via NPR in the U.S. or via The Guardian in Europe. More exciting Internet news on the Speedy Ortiz front: The band will take part in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on April 23rd at 3 p.m. EDT. The group shares the details below:


Check out a rad piece on Speedy Ortiz in The New York Times here. Plus! There are a couple new festival dates in North America and a slew of European dates this fall. Tickets for the European shows go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. EDT. Find buy links and more at  Full tour routing is listed below.

04/22/15 ­ Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *&
04/24/15 ­ Hamden, CT @ The Space *&
04/25/15 ­ New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *&
04/26/15 ­ Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *&
04/28/15 ­ Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo *!
04/29/15 ­ Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop *!
04/30/15 ­ Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle *!
5/1/15 ­ Madison, WI @ The Frequency *!
5/2/15 ­ Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *!
5/3/15 ­ Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s *!
5/4/15 ­ Champaign, IL @ Highdive *!
5/6/15 ­ Washington, DC @ Black Cat *!
5/7/15 ­ Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
5/8/15 ­ Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ­(Back Room) *
5/9/15 ­ Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/10/15  Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater
5/12/15 ­ Tampa, FL @ The Crowbar *
5/13/15 ­ New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
5/14/15 ­ Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown $
5/15/15 ­ Austin, TX @ Red 7 $
5/16/15 ­ Dallas, TX @ Club Dada $
5/21/15 ­ Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo $
5/22/15 ­ Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room $
5/23/15 ­ Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium $
5/25/15 ­ Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios $%
5/26/15 ­ Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt $
5/27/15 ­ Seattle, WA @ Barboza $
5/29/15 ­ Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court $^
5/30/15 ­ Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge $^
5/31/15 ­ Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room $^
6/1/15 ­ Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall $^
6/2/15 ­ St. Louis, MO @ Firebird $^
6/4/15 ­ Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory $^
6/5/15 ­ Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern $^
6/6/15 ­ Montréal, QC @ Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B. $^
7/17/15 ­ Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
7/31/15 – 8/2/15  Sackville, NB @ Sappy Fest
8/7/15  San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
8/15/15  Omaha, NE @ Maha Music Festival
10/5/15  Berlin, Germany @ Comet
10/6/15  Hamburg, Germany @ Volt
10/7/15  Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell
10/9/15  Turin, Italy @ Spazio 211
10/10/15  Bologna, Italy @ Covo Club
10/12/15  Zurich, Switzerland @ Hafenkneipe
10/13/15  Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn
10/15/15  Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
10/16/15  Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
10/17/15  Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan’s
10/18/15  Leeds, UK @ Burenell Social Club
10/21/15  London, UK @ Tufnell Park Dome
10/22/15  Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
10/26/15  Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
10/27/15  Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
10/28/15  Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
* w/ KRILL
& w/ Mitski
! w/ Two Inch Astronaut
$ w/ Alex G
% w/ Broken Water
^ w/ Palehound

Toro Y Moi’s “What For?” Out Today

April 7, 2015 11:31 am

The latest album from Toro Y Moi, What For?, is out today! It’s available on limited deluxe LP, standard LP, CD, and digital formats.

Pick up a copy from iTunes, Amazon, Bleep, Google Play, or your favorite retailer. Of course, it’s also available in the Carpark shop and Toro Y Moi’s shop. Stream via Rdio and Spotify. Participating independent record stores will have Toro Y Moi diffraction glasses available to those who purchase the album while supplies last. Find a list of some of these stores below.

The next leg of the band’s North American tour kicks off this weekend at Coachella. Check out all the dates here.



List of independent record stores with the Toro Y Moi diffraction glasses for What For? customers:

Rasputin (Fresno, CA)
Boo Boo Records (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Rasputin (San Francisco, CA)
M-Theory (San Diego, CA)
Amoeba (Hollywood, CA)
Red Onion Records (Washington, D.C.)
Main Street Music (Philadelphia, PA)
Dearborn Music (Dearborn, MI)
Daves Music Mine (Pittsburgh, PA)
Magnolia Thunderpussy (Columbus, OH)
Guestroom Records (Louisville, KY)
Grimey’s (Nashville, TN)
School Kids (Raleigh, NC)
Criminal Records (Atlanta, GA)
Cactus (Houston, TX)
Good Records (Dallas, TX)
Waterloo Records (Austin, TX)
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Speedy Ortiz share “Puffer” from forthcoming ‘Foil Deer’

April 2, 2015 2:01 pm

Speedy Ortiz’s new single “Puffer” was released today via Entertainment WeeklyEW on “Puffer”: it “envelops listeners in thick waves of warm, fuzzy distortion with [singer-guitarist Sadie] Dupuis intoning honey-sweet melodies seemingly right in their ear–a strangely calming sensation, and the kind of innovative spin on guitar rock that’s been hard to come by recently.” Find the song on the group’s new album, Foil Deer, out April 21stStream it now on SoundCloud and place your pre-orders in the Carpark shop. Don’t forget to see them on tour this spring!

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