Carpark Records celebrates Sweet 16 with USB drive of 100 LPs, basketball-themed picture disc

Carpark Records celebrates Sweet 16 with USB drive of 100 LPs, basketball-themed picture disc

This year marks the 16th anniversary of Carpark Records, and the Washington, DC-label is celebrating in a big way.

Highlighting the party favors is an exclusive USB drive containing all of the label’s first 100 releases. Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi designed the race car-shaped drive himself, and of course some of his music is inside, along with releases from Speedy Ortiz, Cloud Nothings, Dan Deacon, Beach House, GRMLN, TEEN, Memory Tapes, and many more. Limited to a run of just 100 and priced at $ 69, the drive comes bundled with a pair of comfy Carpark-branded sweatpants from American Giant in both men’s and women’s sizes. Images of the package are ahead; peep the complete contents listing and order yours here.

Additionally, Carpark is releasing a 12-inch, basketball-themed picture disc featuring a massive collection of artists and tracks on July 21st. In addition to 19 locked grooves that loop song excerpts from much of the label’s roster, the record features nine brand new, full-length tracks. There’s a demo of Speedy Ortiz’s “Basketball”, plus b-ball-related songs from Young Magic, Skylar Spence, GRMLN, Montag, and more. Asheville indie pop duo Ear Pwr delivered the bubbling new track “Beyond the Arc” for the compilation, and you can check it out below.

Proceeds from the 12-inch benefit the Little Kids Rock non-profit, which is “dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers.” Pre-order the compilation and see the full tracklist here.

In addition to all these goodies, Amazon has a digital sampler called The Best Carpark Compilation In The World…Ever! available for free download, and New York City record store Other Music has a special sale going on for Carpark releases. The digital sampler will also be available on cassette at select retailers beginning April 27th. Sure, it’s a lot of stuff, but you only turn 16 once!

Below, find images of the USB drive, sweatpants, and picture disc.
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Photos: 12th Annual ‘Stepping High Ganja Festival’ Negril Jamaica

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Live Report: Electric Wizard in Denver

Live Report: Electric Wizard in Denver

chrisChris Krovatin is the author of multiple young adult novels, including Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as a good-natured pain in everyone’s collective ass. This column represents his opinions–and probably only his opinions.

 

 

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Electric Wizard with Satan’s Satyrs

Friday, April 9 at Summit Music Hall, Denver, C.O.

  • Places people have come from to see this show: L.A., Albuquerque, Austin, Dallas.
  • Cities I would rather see Electric Wizard in: Amsterdam…yeah, just Amsterdam. I love you, Denver, there’s just a different kind of black magic in Europe.
  • Rituals performed to prepare for seeing Electric Wizard: Watching Black Sunday and The Masque of the Red Death while ripping tubes of Golden Goat in my basement.
  • Rituals performed by the members of Electric Wizard before a show: I’m assuming they do the same thing, right?
  • General emotional states of the crowd: Unbelieving, giddy, super high.
  • Honest admission: After missing them at MDF, I never expected to see Electric Wizard live. This is huge.
  • Things I would protect less rabidly than my Electric Wizard ticket: My first-born, my internal organs, my Social Security number.
  • Bucket list bands left: Metallica, Carpathian Forest.
  • Bucket list bands I’ll never see: Bathory, Celtic Frost, White Zombie.
  • Items immediately consumed upon arrival: A slice of pizza and a PBR. The pizza is surprisingly good, but the PBR tastes worse outside of New York.
  • Items saved for later: Half a chocolate bar, brownies. I’d forsake Pabst any day to live in a city where I can buy this IMG_2815kind of dessert.
  • Coolest backpatch of the night: The KMFDM ‘Godlike’ patch on this dude. What an awesome graphic.
  • Coolest backpatch runner-up: The huge Mutilation Rites banner patch on this short woman’s jacket.
  • Exciting discovery: Said woman is actually Cece Loessin, guitarist of kickass Austin grindcore slayers Phobia! And she’s super nice.
  • Upcoming tour of note: Ghoul, Phobia, and Nekrofilth are doing a U.S. trek starting in May. It’s going to be a fucking bloodbath.
  • Up first: Satan’s Satyrs from Herndon, V.A.
  • Sounds like: Wolfmother with a strong left-hand bent.
  • Crowd response: Medium at first, but won over by the end.
  • Tough situation to be in: Opening for a band who most of the crowd have waited years to see, and therefore not being anyone’s primary focus of the night.
  • Really good situation to be in: Opening for Electric Wizard. Man, I bet the dudes in Satan’s Satyrs just want to finish up and see the Wizard go nuts.
  • Pleasant surprise of the set: The band’s vocals are a lot angrier live than on their record. There’s a real rage to it here.
  • Brave fashion choice: Frontman and Electric Wizard bassist Clayton Burgess’ light blue shirt.

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  • Standout track of the set: “Show Me Your Skull.”
  • Best piece of merch available: The Electric Wizard ‘Legalize Drugs & Murder’ tote bag. Those are probably all over Brooklyn by now.
  • Saddest merch availability situation: No Electric Wizard vinyl?! Man, that’s a shame. I wonder if it already got bought out before they got to Denver.
  • Post-show course: Dessert, and a whiskey.
  • Smoking methods seen in the crowd: Glass pipes, one-hitters, joints, blunts, vaporizer pens.
  • Number of attendess who would be thrown out of the show in New York: 1,624.
  • Hilarious irony of the night: Watching someone get chastised for lighting a cigarette in here.
  • Stoner question of the night: If Anton LaVey and Aleister Crowley got in a drunken bar fight, who would win?
  • Answer: Crowley. He was a mountaineering bisexual secret agent. That shit is raw.IMG_2834
  • Current mental state: I live, not dead, I live, I kill.
  • And now: Electric Wizard from Dorset fucking England.
  • Sounds like: The Four Horsemen of the Marijuanapocalypse.
  • Opener: Man, they go right into “Witchcult Today.” Then it’s “Black Mass” and “The Satanic Rites of Drugula.” Fuck yes.
  • Memory of the night: Watching Jus Oborn scream, “BLACK MASS! BLACK MASS! BLACK MASS!” at the crowd.
  • Crowd reactions: Swaying, screaming, bobbing, banging, throwing the horns, and most of all smoking.
  • Animals that could be killed by the weed cloud rising from the audience: Six adult kangaroos, three giraffes, a bull hippo, a honey badger, cockroaches.
  • Number of security guards tackling smokers: 0. Civilized society, man. Think of the tax revenue.
  • Cool look of the night: Guitarist Liz Buckingham’s blond jellyfish hair. Even when she leans back and roars into the air, you never get to fully see her face.
  • Imagery looping behind the band: All the sex scenes from your favorite 1970s horror movies, obviously.
  • Note to modern metal bands: Unless you have a really good graphic artist working for you, maybe just project fake blood spilling onto naked breasts behind your sets. It works.
  • Other standout tracks: “Time to Die” and “The Chosen Few.”
  • Tracks that were missed: “Funeral Of Your Mind,” “We Live,” and “Dunwich.”IMG_2830
  • Sad surprise: The abrupt ending at 11:09pm. Aw, really? Is this a curfew thing?
  • Length I’m sad about this: It takes about 20 seconds for me to realize I’ve just seen Electric Wizard. Then I’m all grinning.
  • Thank God moment: Remembering I didn’t drive here. I would kill myself and several others if I got behind the wheel right now.
  • Street food consumed on the way home: A spicy Polish with mustard and onions, and an order of nachos.
  • Amount of commute home remembered: A generous 38%.
  • Amount of remembered commute spattered with mustard: 100%.
  • Lesson for the kids: Don’t do drugs.