Carpark News

GEMS shares “Poison”

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.”

“Omaha” music video

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 BandcampSpotify, 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

GEMS shares “Peacefully”

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.

Carpark signs Palm

March 8, 2017 12:36 pm

We are beyond excited to welcome Palm to the Carpark family! Catch them on the road and at SXSW this march. More news coming soon !!

“Palm plays rock music backwards.

Their songs bare a certain methodology, though there is a tendency towards impulse which seems almost violently opposed to it. The band deals willfully in contradictions like this. The elements of any given song fit together like slightly melted puzzle pieces, serving up rigidity and looseness in equal measure. Palm songs imply architecure, but their compositional structures are somehow bound by different rules of physics than the ones we know. Lattices of guitar language (provided by Eve Alpert and Kasra Kurt) intersect the rhythmic organism characterized by the twitchy throb of Gerasimos Livitsanos’ bass and the carless tumble of Hugo Stanley’s drums, with a layer of disembodied vocals draped atop the whole thing. Emotional yet clinical, wild yet contained, the sounds they offer are equally bizarre as they are pleasantly pretty.

Palm formed around 2011, shortly after its members met in college in Upstate New York. The years they spent writing and playing when not in school culminated in the release of Trading Basics in 2015, around which time they relocated to Philadelphia. Since then they’ve been playing shows throughout the country while they continue to hammer out their sound to be as refined as it is outlandish. More to come.”

Tickets on sale now
March 8th – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
March 9th – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo*
March 10th – La Jolla, CA – Che Cafe*
March 11th – Phoenix, AZ – Vica PHX*
March 13th – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf*
March 15th – Austin, TX – SXSW (Adhoc Unoffcial Showcase)
March 15th – Austin, TX – SXSW (Vans Off The Wall Showcase)
March 16th – Austin, TX – SXSW (Carpark Showcase)
March 17th – Austin, TX – SXSW (GTZ)
March 17th – Austin, TX – SXSW (Exploding In Sound Showcase)
March 17th – Austin, TX – SXSW (Simpatico x KVRX)
March 17th – Austin, TX – SXSW (Flower Booking Showcase)
March 19th – Atlanta, GA – Purgatory*
March 20th – Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse*
March 23rd – Brooklyn, NY – Sunnyvale

* w/ LVL UP

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)

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Artist playlists: Spotify / Soundcloud

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