January 29, 2016 11:20 am
8 of Cups is the beginning of a new chapter for Benny Boeldt, the Baltimore artist also known as Adventure. It’s the first record under Boeldt’s own name after releasing three albums as Adventure on Carpark Records. The record is officially out today! Head over to the Carpark shop and iTunes to pick up your copy or stream it on Spotify.
8 of Cups veers from wacky to beautiful to chaotic; using gorgeous melodies, hyperactive noise, and off-the-wall samples. The title is a reference to the tarot card, which Boeldt found to be an accurate representation of his life as he made the album. The 8 of cups card embodies the start of a new journey, a transition, growing apart, and accepting one’s faults to move on.
Answer Benny’s “Phone Call” and watch his new music video. It’s a trip!
8 of Cups
1. Blue Sky
5. Have A Pizza
6. Phone Call
7. Valley Amnesia
8. Living Dream
January 26, 2016 2:16 pm
Carpark shop customers: There will be a delay in shipment for orders placed in the past week due to the recent snowfall. All packages will be shipped out as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!
January 26, 2016 12:50 pm
After the release of two buoyant tracks in “All About Us” and “Tokyo,” TEEN changes the pace with their third single “Please.” You can stream the song now via Rookie Mag.
Lizzie Lierberson takes over on lead vocals and opens up about her writing process: “It was a particularly rough day, and I remember just needing to get out of the house. So I went out in the snow and walked for a really long time and just wrote in a book I brought with me. I then came back to the house and locked myself in a room and recorded a demo. In a sense I suppose this song was probably in the works for a while—I’ve written songs about him [her late father] before—but this one felt different. It was therapeutic.”
A little under a month until Love Yes is out! Pre-orders are available now on the Carpark shop and iTunes.
The band has also announced a slew of North American tour dates this spring. Tickets on sale now.
February 14th – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
February 16th – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s
February 17th – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
February 18th – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
February 19th – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
February 20th – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
February 21st – Chicago, IL – Hideout Inn
February 22nd – Cincinnati, OH – Monday Night at the Comet
February 24th – New Haven, CT – BAR
February 25th – Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen
February 26th – Stony Brook, NY – Stony Brook University
February 27th – Hudson, NY – Half Moon
March 9th – Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
March 10th – Asheville, NC – Tiger Mountain
March 11th – Charleston, SC – Tin Roof
March 12th – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
March 13th – Birmingham, AL – Syndicate Lounge
March 14th – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
March 28th – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
March 29th – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
March 31st – Omaha, NE – O’Leaver’s
April 1st – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
April 2nd – Grand Rapids, MI – LadyfestGR
January 22, 2016 1:32 pm
Only one more week until Benny Boeldt’s album 8 of Cups is out! This is the first record under Boeldt’s own name after releasing three albums as Adventure on Carpark. Head over to Impose and stream the album in its entirety a week in advance. Check it out & start your weekend the right way!
Pre-order the 8 of Cups today on the Carpark shop and iTunes.
January 20, 2016 1:56 pm
Sadie Dupuis, aka Sad13, of Speedy Ortiz teamed up with Lizzo after accepting the challenge from Google to create a track purely using Hangouts and Docs. After throwing multiple ideas around, the two met in Brooklyn to record the single, they came up with “Basement Queens.” “With irresistible vocal harmonies and driving bass beats, ‘Basement Queens’ is a celebration of individuality and creation on your own terms.” Stream the track now via Google Play. The track was produced by Computer Magic.