April 23, 2021 11:30 am
The day has finally come! Today, we release Sonic Boom’s latest LP called Almost Nothing Is Nearly Enough — an album full of lush and moody reimaginings of his last album All Things Being Equal. The album is inspired by the spirit of late 70s, early 80s records by artists like Kraftwerk, Blondie and Eddy Grant, and pushes forward a beating, fresh take of his own existential songs. You can watch a live video of Sonic Boom performing the song “Just Imagine (Remix)” right here.
Stream the whole album here.
Though the album has sold out on the Carpark store, there are plenty of copies being sold at indie record stores internationally. You can check out indie retailers here.
“imagine all the places that change / imagine they came back again…”
April 13, 2021 10:26 am
We are so thrilled to announce our brand new signing, Ducks Ltd. !!! They’re a band formed in Toronto, Ontario, and currently based between Toronto and Geelong, Australia, that crafts bright and modern jangle-pop.
We’re releasing an expanded reissue of their EP called Get Bleak. It’s pressed on clear vinyl, and features the original tracks from the album as well as three, brand new songs from the band.
The first single from Ducks Ltd. is out now called “As Big As All Outside” and comes along with a music video by Strange Process.
Pre-order the album & stream the single here.
Watch the video for “As Big As All Outside” here.
April 2, 2021 10:56 am
As one season changes into the next, Madeline Kenney brings us the last music video off her surprise EP, Summer Quarter. The new video is for her track “Superstition” and displays a lavender colored portrait background, crumpling and billowing as it responds to its natural surroundings in front of cityscapes and vistas. The video was directed and realized by Derek Janzen and filmed in British Columbia.
More about the video here:
“Getting a video project off the ground has been increasingly challenging to navigate due to the tightening covid restrictions here in British Columbia over the past few months. Madeline and I have been talking about working on a project for a couple of years now and by the time it came to go ahead, the old ways of finding willing friends to feature or assist in a production became out of the question.
What I ended up settling on is somewhat of a response to my inability to safely interact with human subjects the way that I’m used to working. Instead of a photography backdrop serving as a companion to a human portrait of some kind, I wanted to see if there was something that could be said by making that object the focus of our attention. The hope is that the lack of a traditional subject reveals something through the altering of our expectations.”
– Derek Janzen (Director)
Stream/buy Madeline Kenney’s EP Summer Quarter here.
March 16, 2021 10:37 am
Sonic Boom just released another new single called “Tick Tock (Remix)” off his forthcoming album, Almost Nothing Is Nearly Enough. The original track was previously released exclusively in Japan, and now fans can hear the song transformed and reimagined, while still reflecting its psychedelic origins.
Lucas Moreira animated an amazing music video for the track. He describes making the video here:
“The video lives inside the same universe as the album artwork created by Marco Papiro with the elements floating, spinning, and shifting in synchronicity with the counting tick tocks of the song. In the same vein as the visuals for ‘Just a Little Piece of Me’ but on a different level and rhythm, where shapes and colors fill the screen and swing like clocks. A landscape where time is passing and nothing stands still / everything changes”
Listen to the track and pre-order the album here: https://found.ee/SB_ANINE
Watch the music video here.
March 5, 2021 10:00 am
Madeline Kenney just released another video off of her surprise EP, Summer Quarter. This time it’s a lyric video for the titular track “Summer Quarter,” showing Kenney steering a sailboat as the sun begins to set over the water in Oakland, CA. The video was self-recorded, and allows viewers to take in the self-reflective and existential lyrics of the song while watching Kenney operate the ropes and bearings of the boat.
Summer Quarter is out now on digital platforms, along with limited-edition prints and music videos for “Wasted Time” and “Truth”.
Buy/Stream: Summer Quarter
Additionally, Madeline Kenney supervises a kindergarten pod and her students love death metal so naturally, they recorded a song together under the name Blood Fang. It is up on Bandcamp for one day only, March 5th, 2021 (Bandcamp Friday). All proceeds from the song will be donated to a local Oakland food bank. It’s a joyful and raw track that is definitely worth checking out.
Listen/purchase on Bandcamp: “Skull Tomatoes” by Blood Fang.