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Prince Rama’s “Xtreme Now” out today!

March 4, 2016 10:31 am

“…the new songs take on a more powerful, confident, fierce, infectious, all-encompassing, and accessible dance-club feeling than any other Prince Rama record – a fearless, visionary pop tour de force for the ghost-modern era that celebrates the ephemerality of life, dancing just at the edge of death’s gilded smile.”

Xtreme Now if officially out today! You can pick up your copy in the Carpark shop, iTunes, or in a record store near you. The album is also streaming via Spotify and Apple Music. Stop by select retail stores and receive a limited edition Xtreme Now temporary tattoos, while supplies last.

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**Stores include: Harvest Records (Asheville, NC); Criminal Records (Atlanta, GA); End of An Ear (Austin, TX); Waterloo (Austin, TX); Looney Tunes (Babylon, NY); The Sound Garden (Baltimore, NY); Amoeba (Berkeley, CA); Rasputin (Berkeley, CA); Seasick Records (Birmingham, AL); Landlocked (Bloomington, IN); The Record Exchange (Boise, ID); Exile On Main Street (Branford, CT); Dyno Records (Brookfield, CT); Gerosa Records (Brookfield, CT); Earwax Records (Brooklyn, NY); Rough Trade (Brooklyn, NY); Record Theatre (Buffalo, NY);Pure Pop (Burlington, VT); Exile On Main Street (Champaign, IL); Monster Music (Charleston, SC); Lunchbox Records (Charlotte, NC); Permanent Records (Chicago, IL); Reckless Records (Chicago, IL); Saki (Chicago, IL); Shugah Records (Chicago, IL); Shake It (Cincinnati, OH); Rhino (Claremont, CA); Music Saves (Cleveland, OH); Magnolia Thunderpussy (Columbus, OH); Used Kids (Columbus, OH); Good Records (Dallas, TX); Dearborn Music (Dearborn, MI); Twist & Shout (Denver, CO); Wax Trax Records (Denver, CO); Moondog (Dubuque, IA); Flat Black & Circular (East Lansing, MI); Lou’s Records (Encinitas, CA); Joe’s Records (Evansville, IN); The Record Exchange (Fredrick, MD); Radio-Active Records (Ft. Lauderdale, FL); Wooden Nickel (Ft. Wayne, IN); Vertigo (Grand Rapids, MI); Gallery of Sound (Hazleton, Pennsylvania); Cactus (Houston, TX); Indy CD & Vinyl (Indianapolis, IN); Luna (Indianapolis, IN); Disc Exchange (Knoxville, TN); Young Ones (Kutztown, PA); Zia Records (Las Vegas, NV); CD Central (Lexington, KY); Fingerprints (Long Beach, CA); Amoeba (Los Angeles, CA); Mount Analog (Los Angeles, CA); Origami (Los Angeles, CA); Permanent Records (Los Angeles, CA); Guestroom Records (Louisville, KY); Strictly Discs (Madison, WI); BK Music (Midlothian, PA); Electric Fetus (Minneapolis, MN); Ear Candy (Missoula, MT); Grimey’s (Nashville, TN); Other Music (New York, NY); Rough Trade (New York, NY); Waiting Room (Normal, IL); Guestroom (Norman, OK); Homer’s (Omaha, NE); Exclusive Co (Oshkosh, WI); Park Ave CD (Orlando, FL); Main Street Music (Philadelphia, PA); Repo Records (Philadelphia, PA); Stinkweeds (Phoenix, AZ); Zia Records (Phoenix, AZ); Dave’s Music Mine (Pittsburgh, PA); Jackpot (Portland, OR); Music Millenium (Portland, OR); Darkside Records (Poughkeepsie, NY); Princeton Record Exchange (Princeton, NJ); School Kids (Raleigh, NC); Jack’s Music Shoppe (Red Bank, NJ); Plan 9 (Richmond, VA); Lakeshore Record Exchange (Rochester, NY); Toad Hall (Rockford, IL); UHF (Royal Oaks, MI); Graywhale (Salt Lake City, UT); M-Theory (San Diego, CA); Amoeba (San Francisco, CA); Aquarius (San Francisco, CA); Streetlight (San Jose, CA); Boo Boo Records (San Luis Obispo, CA); Street Light (Santa Cruz, CA); Graveface Records (Savannah, GA); Everyday Music (Seattle, Washington); Silver Platters (Seattle, WA); Sonic Boom (Seattle, WA); The Record Exchange (Silver Spring, MD); Euclid (St. Louis, MO); Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis, MO); Culture Clash (Toledo, OH); Salzers (Ventura, CA); Crooked Beat (Washington, DC); Electric Avenue Music (West Chester, PA); Gallery of Sound (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)

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Xtreme Now

1. Bahia
2. Your Life In The End
3. Now Is The Time Of Emotion
4. Slip Into Nevermore
5. Fake Til You Feel
6. Believe In Something Fun
7. Xtreme Now Energy
8. Fantasy
9. Sochi
10. Would You Die To be Adored
11. Shitopia

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SXSW Showcase 2016 + TEEN SoFar Sounds video

March 3, 2016 1:07 pm

Carpark Records and Vinyl Me, Please are excited to announce our 2016 SXSW showcase featuring Carpark artists and friends plus giveaways, raffle prizes, and drink specials courtesy of Parce Rum.
Thursday, March 17
Swan Dive
615 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

21+
Badges and wristbands welcome
Cover TBA

Doors: 7:30pm

7:30pm DJ Sad13 & DJ Dirwinista (Speedy Ortiz) DJing throughout the night
8pm Burnt Palms (Seaside, CA)
9pm Big Ups (Brooklyn, NY)
10pm Greys (Toronto, ON)
11pm Astronauts, etc. (Oakland, CA)
12am Prince Rama (Brooklyn, NY)
1am TEEN (Brooklyn, NY)

Facebook event
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Artist playlist: Soundcloud / Spotify

The first 100 attendees will receive custom tote bags featuring goodies from VMP and Carpark, including LPs. We’ll also be raffling off VMP subscriptions and limited edition vinyl. There will be a Carpark-themed drink special with Parce Rum.

To celebrate the announcement, TEEN has shared a live performance video of “Please,” taken from a SoFar Sounds show in Brooklyn last fall. TEEN is currently on tour in support of its brand new album, Love Yes. Brooklyn Vegan writes “‘Please’ is one of the more understated, celestial songs on TEEN‘s terrific new album Love Yes. The band recently recorded a live session in NYC for Sofar Sounds, which puts on intimate, paired-down shows all over country. With only synth and violin backing, you can really focus on TEEN’s otherworldly harmonies.” Watch the video here.

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Young Magic announces new album + shares first single

March 3, 2016 10:53 am

More big news! Young Magic has also announced the release of their new full-length record, Still Life, out May 13th, 2016. You can stream their first single, “Lucien,” via Stereogum. Pre-orders are now available on the Carpark shop and iTunes, which will include an instant download of “Lucien.”

“Still Life inhabits a gorgeous, kaleidoscopic world, as delicate and intricate, as it is expansive and immersive. It walks the line between organic and mechanic, where dusty field recordings weave between warm Moogs and Prophets, where jazz breaks bump next to broken drum machines. It’s meticulously crafted outsider pop, made by obsessives, for obsessives.”

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Still Life
1. Valhalla
2. Lucien
3. Sleep Now
4. IWY
5. Held
6. Default Memory
7. How Wonderful
8. Homage
9. Sky Interior
10. Valhalla (Reprise)

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Greys announce new album + share first single

February 29, 2016 1:24 pm

We’re very excited to announce that Greys’ second full-length record, Outer Heaven, will be out April 22nd, 2016. The band shared the first single, “No Star.” Stream it now via Noisey. Pre-order your copy on the Carpark shop or iTunes and receive an instant download of “No Star.”

“Delivering on the promises made on 2015’s Repulsion EP, the band tempers their trademark onslaught of discordance with new textures and subtle dynamics, building a more spacious and melody-driven environment atop their noise rock foundation. They fearlessly explore every extreme, simultaneously delivering their most intense and
accessible moments, often within the same song.”

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Outer Heaven
1. Cruelty
2. No Star
3. If It’s All The Same To You
4. Blown Out
5. Erosion
6. Complaint Rock
7. In For A Penny
8. Strange World
9. Sorcerer
10. My Life As A Cloud

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+ + the band is hitting the road this spring. Tickets are on sale now.

03/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium #
03/11 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s $
03/12 Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe $
03/13 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall $
03/16-19 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/21 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park $
03/22 Charlotte, NC @ Milestone Club $
03/23 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter $
04/08 London, ON @ Call The Office %
04/09 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah %
04/21 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz %
04/22 Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s
04/23 Philadelphia, PA @ First United Church
04/24 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong ^
04/27 Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
04/28 Kalamazoo, MI @ Millhouse
04/29 Chicago, IL @ Mousetrap

# – w/ Big Ups
$ – w/ The Dirty Nil
% – w/ Odonis Odonis
^ – w/ Two Inch Astronaut

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Stream Prince Rama’s album “Xtreme Now”

February 26, 2016 11:12 am

Excited for the new Prince Rama album? You can stream Xtreme Now in its entirety a week early over at Stereogum. “From the jangly strings and almost gentle falsetto vocals in ‘Slip into Nevermore’ to the orchestral elements and gospel backup vocals of ‘Your Life In The End,’ each song is distinct and imaginative while maintaining its cohesiveness.” There’s still time to pre-order the record on the Carpark shop and iTunes.

++ check out the extreme video that goes along with the premiere. Featuring pro skier, Andrew Hays, blasting the record on his way down the summit of a mountain in Squaw Valley, CA, documenting it all with GoPros.

Prince Rama’s tour kicks of next Wednesday in Kingston, NY followed by their record release show in Brooklyn at Baby’s All Right. Tickets on sale now.

March 2nd – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
March 4th – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
March 5th – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
March 6th – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
March 9th Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
March 10th – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
March 11th – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover – Club One
March 12th – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
March 13th – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
March 24th – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
March 25th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
March 26th – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
March 29th – Los Angeles, CA – Resident
March 30th – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
April 1st – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
April 2nd – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
April 3rd – Seattle, WA – Barboza
April 7th – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
April 8th – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
April 9th – Indianapolis, IN – Tube Factory Artspace
April 11th – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
April 12th – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
April 13th – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
April 14th – Allston, MA – Great Scott
April 15th – Philadelphia, PA – Ortileb’s Lounge

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