June 16th, 2022

Naomi Alligator

Naomi Alligator, the musical alter ego of Los Angeles-based songwriter and multi-media artist Corrinne James, has released a self-directed and animated video for “Don’t Get It,” the latest from her upcoming new album, Double Knot, out July 1st on Carpark Records.



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June 13th, 2022

The Beths

Today, The Beths announce their new album, Expert In A Dying Field, out September 16th on Carpark Records, and share the new single/video, “Silence Is Golden.”

On Expert In A Dying Field, Elizabeth Stokes’ songwriting positions her somewhere between being a novelist and a documentarian. The songs collected here are autobiographical, but they’re also character sketches of relationships – platonic, familial, romantic – and more importantly, their aftermaths. The shapes and ghosts left in absences. The question that hangs in the air: what do you do with how intimately versed you’ve become in a person, once they’re gone from your life?

The Beths Tour Dates

Tickets available from thebeths.com

Sun. Jul. 24 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party

Mon. Jul. 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

Fri. Jul. 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Sun. Jul. 31 – Denver, CO @ UMS – The Underground Music Showcase

Tue. Aug. 2 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

Wed. Aug. 3 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

Thu. Aug. 4 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo Restaurant & Music Club

Fri. Aug. 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival

Sun. Aug. 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

Wed. Aug. 10 – Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel

Thu. Aug. 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

Sat. Aug. 13 – North Adams, MA @ Here and There Festival, Mass MoCA

Sun. Aug. 14 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

Mon. Aug. 15 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Bag

Tue. Aug. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Here and There Festival, Salt Shed

Thu. Aug. 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill

Fri. Aug. 19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi

Sat. Aug. 20 – Covington, KY (Cincinnati) @ Madison Live

Mon. Aug. 22 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

Tue. Aug. 23 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry

Thu. Aug. 25 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

Fri. Aug. 26 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes

Sat. Aug. 27 – Portland, ME @ Portland House of Music & Events

Sun. Aug. 28 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

Wed. Aug. 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall

Thu. Sep. 1 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar



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June 7th, 2022


Spacemoth – the project of Bay Area-based and Afghan-American artist, producer, engineer,  and musician Maryam Qudus – recently announced her debut album No Past No Future out July 22nd via Sadie Dupuis’ label Wax Nine via Carpark Records. Qudus, who has made a name for herself collaborating with the likes of Toro y Moi, Tune-Yards, Sasami, Sad13, and more, has already shared two incredible tracks “Pipe and Pistol” and “This Shit” off of the forthcoming album, and today she shares another single. Out today is  “Waves Come Crashing,” a whirlwind of noise that leads into darker, bass-heavy instrumentation as Qudus confronts the inevitability of death, and explores the most difficult part of falling in love: the fear of losing the person you love. The song is out alongside a kaleidoscopic video, which Qudus co-directed with Kimber-Lee Alston, and navigates love and loss through swirls of saturated prismatic patterns.

“‘Waves Come Crashing’ was written during a period when I was haunted by the idea of losing my partner,” Qudus explains of the track. “I would lay awake at night and all I could think of was what if something happens to them tomorrow? While I was unable to shake these thoughts, I slowly realized my time spent worrying about loss was consuming the time we have together.”



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May 3rd, 2022


Spacemoth – a.k.a. Bay Area-based artist, performer and composer Maryam Qudus – announces that she’s signed to Sadie Dupuis’ label Wax Nine via Carpark Records, and will release her debut album No Past No Future on July 22nd. As a first-generation Afghan-American child of working-class immigrant parents, finding a place in music was nothing short of a challenge for Qudus. “Women are often discouraged from pursuing music in the Afghan & Muslim community, and those who follow that path receive a lot of heat,” she explains. Qudus has spent years building a reputation as a sought-after producer and studio engineer, collaborating with the likes of Toro y Moi, Tune-Yards, Sasami, Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, and more, and working at San Francisco’s Women’s Audio Mission and the iconic Tiny Telephone Recording. Aside from her prominent work producing and engineering the sonic explorations of her peers, Qudus has also masterfully constructed her own vision with the psychedelic space-pop of Spacemoth.

Today Spacemoth shares the double single “Pipe and Pistol” and the previously released “This Shit.” On “Pipe and Pistol,” Qudus explores the experience of being an immigrant starting over in America. The song showcases punchy rhythms, reminiscent of Devo’s post-punk dynamism: “I see your face / my powers, they raise,” she sings with potency.


On the track, Qudus says, “‘Pipe and Pistol’ revolves around a wobbly synth and distorted drum loop, played with and processed by a Korg MS-20. The song was inspired by my parents, who immigrated from Afghanistan in the late 70’s and explores the challenges faced when building a new life in America. Interweaving colorful psychedelic visuals and blue collar employment, Ambar Navarro’s video for ‘Pipe and Pistol’ speaks to the surreal and confusing experience of navigating a new life in America in the late 1970’s.”



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April 14th, 2022

Naomu Alligator

Naomi Alligator, the project of Los Angeles-based songwriter and multi-media artist Corrinne James, announces her new album, Double Knot, with a self-directed video featuring original animations for lead single and album opener “Seasick.”

“‘Seasick’ is a song about loving someone or something so much that it makes you sick,” says James. “I have this vivid memory of being a kid and looking up at a canopy of trees while I was swimming. The sky was really pink and it was kind of scary, but I felt really happy. I think that is my favorite moment of my whole life, haha. I think that being in love takes me back to that memory–where everything is safe and magical.”



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October 13th, 2021

Speedy Ortiz

It’s been ten years since Sadie Dupuis recorded and self-released the first Speedy Ortiz songs as a home-recorded solo project with her performing every instrument. Those early collections have remained largely off-line since appearing on Bandcamp in 2011, but in celebration of Speedy Ortiz’s tenth anniversary, they will be made widely available for the first time and reissued as a double LP entitled The Death of Speedy Ortiz & Cop Kicker…Forever. Featuring the contents of Cop Kicker EP, The Death of Speedy Ortiz LP and bonus tracks …Forever entirely remixed and remastered, it will also include previously unreleased tracks, reflective liner notes penned by Dupuis, and unearthed photos and journal scans from that era. The reissue features extensive production updates from Dupuis (now an established solo artist and producer with her newer project, Sad13), mixing from Speedy’s long term collaborator Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh), and mastering from Emily Lazar (HAIM, Liz Phair). Pre-order The Death of Speedy Ortiz & Cop Kicker…Forever, out digitally on November 12th and physically as a double LP on January 28th via Carpark Records.

In addition to the announcement of The Death of Speedy Ortiz & Cop Kicker…Forever, today the project releases the updated version of “Cutco” with the first-ever music video directed and edited by Dupuis. In true Sadie Dupuis style, the video is, of course, horror film-inspired. “Rewatching Blair Witch Project, I found the characters’ treatment of one another exemplary of the early 20s heedlessness I was venting about on ‘Cutco.’ So with some help from my Speedy bandmates Andy Molholt and Audrey Zee Whitesides, we made a shot-for-shot homage to a ’90s horror classic—with one delicious change to the formula,” she says.

“I can’t claim Speedy as a solo project anymore—I love working with the friends and bandmates who have played and recorded with me over the years—and I’m glad I now have Sad13 as an outlet for my home-produced concoctions. But I’m so proud of these 22 solo songs, which I put a lot of heart and time and sweat into in both 2011 and 2021, and it feels right to honor them by finally re-releasing them with Carpark (who I’ve worked with for pretty darn close to a decade, too) in a more widely listenable way,” says Dupuis in the record’s liner notes. “Happy 10th birthday, Speedy Ortiz, and thanks to everyone who’s been following along. Me at 23 and me at 32 love you very much.”


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October 5th, 2021

Naomi Alligator, the project of Los Angeles-based songwriter and multi-media artist Corrinne James, shares a video for “Anywhere Else,” the new single from her upcoming EP and Carpark Records debut, Concession Stand Girl.

Inspired by the sparse and confessional qualities of Liz Phair’s early portastudio recordings, James uses the project as her own musical journal to share and process personal anecdotes. Her modern folk production and poetic songwriting links the sounds of artists like Joan Baez and Steeleye Span to a 21st-century context.

“Anywhere Else” sits in contrast to the rest of the EP, being the only song where James plays guitar instead of banjo. The last song written for the EP, “Anywhere Else” describes the tense emotions that come from comparing yourself to others in the eyes of your partner. “The protagonist is convincing herself, as well as her partner, that she could leave at any moment. She doesn’t want to be taken for granted anymore,” says James.

Of the video she says “I made this video on a rainy summer day. It serves as a farewell letter to my life in Virginia. A week after I finished shooting the video, I moved to California. While I was editing and looking back on clips to include, I kept returning to the funny and loving clips I captured of my family before I left.” @naomi_alligator

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September 1st, 2021

Naomi Alligator, the alias of Los Angeles-based songwriter and multi-media artist Corrinne James announces Concession Stand Girl, her new EP and Carpark Records debut. (Naomi Alligator) animated the video for the track herself and has done videos for Slow Pulp and Emily Yacina in the past!

Inspired by the sparse and confessional qualities of Liz Phair’s early portastudio recordings, James uses the project as her own musical journal to share and process personal anecdotes. Her modern folk production and poetic songwriting links the sounds of artists like Joan Baez and Steeleye Span to a 21st century context.

Of the track James says: “I only used to go to high school football games to see my crushes. I was always really nervous and excited to be seen by the whole school at night. Everything felt personal and yet overwhelming, especially on the bleachers when standing under the giant lights. The Concession Stand Girl runs a stand at a high school football game. Her job is to observe the crowd and cater to their needs, but she goes unnoticed. This song is about all of the people that go unnoticed and the dynamic lives that they lead. Sometimes we exist as The Concession Stand Girl and other times we exist as the people that walk by.”


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August 11th, 2021

Playing a home show still feels special for The Beths, who began playing shows in 2015 and quickly won over local audiences with a low-key approach that disguised their drive for excellenceThe band announced its first live recording and film, Auckland, New Zealand, 2020, out September 17th on Carpark Records. The announcement also comes on the three-year anniversary of the release of their debut album, Future Me Hates MeAuckland, New Zealand, 2020 showcases the infectious energy The Beths bring to every performance. Native birds, wonkily crafted by the band from tissue paper and wire, festoon the venue’s cavernous ceiling while house plants soften and disguise the imposing pipes of an organ. The presence of the film crew isn’t disguised: much of the camerawork is handheld; full of fast zooms and pans. “Watching the film for the first time brought back all the emotions of 2020 for us. Sports Team have done such an amazing job of capturing the mix of anxiety and simple joy that was touring music in NZ at the time. We are so grateful that it happened and grateful to have it documented with so much love and care,” says lead vocalist/guitarist Elizabeth Stokes.

After building a loyal following through live performances and their 2016 EP Warm Blood, The Beths signed to Carpark Records and released the debut album, Future Me Hates Me, in 2018. Jump Rope Gazers, released in July 2020, was a slower, yearning follow-up that still fizzes and sparks with pop-punk sensibilities.

Auckland, New Zealand, 2020 has its genesis in an urge to share the now-rare experience of a live show as widely as possible. The accompanying film makes the deep bond Stokes, lead guitarist Jonathan Pearce, bassist Benjamin Sinclair, and drummer Tristan Deck clearer than ever: capturing the in-jokes they share with audiences during on-stage banter, and foregrounding their mutual preoccupations with the game of cricket and New Zealand’s native birds. It’s a collective exhalation, in one of the few countries where live music is still possible. They deliberately include the date and location, because “That’s the sensational part of what we actually did,” says Pearce. In a mid-pandemic world, playing to a heaving, enraptured home crowd feels miraculous.

The band will follow up the release of Auckland, New Zealand, 2020 with a North American headline tour in 2022. “Our last North American tour was in summer of 2019, which feels like a century ago.

There is no way to describe how much we have wanted to be over there playing music. Finally it is happening?! See you soon. xo,” says Liz.

Tour Dates:

Fri. Sept. 17, 2021 – Auckland, NZ @ The Others Way

Tue. Sept. 28, 2021 – Auckland, NZ @ Whammy Bar

Wed. Sept. 29, 2021 – Auckland, NZ @ Whammy Bar

Thu. Sept. 30, 2021 – Auckland, NZ @ Whammy Bar

Fri. Oct. 1, 2021 – Auckland, NZ @ Whammy Bar

Sat. Oct. 2, 2021 – Auckland, NZ @ Whammy Bar

Fri. Oct. 22, 2021 – Tauranga, NZ @ Tauranga Arts Festival

Sat. Oct. 23, 2021 – Hawke’s Bay, NZ @ Labour of Love

Fri. Oct. 29, 2021 – Wellington, NZ @ San Fran

Sat. Oct. 30, 2021 – Wellington, NZ @ College of Creative Arts, Massey University (AA show)

Sun. Oct. 31, 2021 – Nelson, NZ @ Nelson Arts Festival

Thu. Nov. 4 – Sydney, NSW @ Factory Theatre

Fri. Nov. 5 – Brisbane, QLD @  The Zoo

Sat. Nov. 6 – Melbourne, VIC @ The Night Cat

Sat. Dec. 4 – Auckland, NZ @ The Outerfields

Thu. Jan. 20, 2022 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat

Fri. Jan. 21, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

Sat. Jan. 22, 2022 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade (in-store signing)

Sat. Jan. 22, 2022 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Sun. Jan. 23, 2022 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

Tue. Jan. 25, 2022 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

Wed. Jan. 26, 2022 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

Fri. Jan. 28, 2022 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

Wed. Feb. 2, 2022 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth

Fri. Feb. 4, 2022 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

Sat. Feb. 5, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos

Sun. Feb. 6, 2022 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

Tue. Feb. 8, 2022 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

Thu. Feb. 10, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater

Sat. Feb. 12, 2022 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

Tue. Feb. 15, 2022 – Austin, TX @ Parish

Wed. Feb. 16, 2022 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

Fri. Feb. 18, 2022 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hall)

Sat. Feb. 19, 2022 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

Sun. Mar. 27, 2022 – Southampton, UK @ The Loft

Mon. Mar. 28, 2022 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

Tue. Mar. 29, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ St Luke’s

Thu. Mar. 31, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy

Fri. Apr. 1, 2022 – Bristol, UK @ SWX

Sat. Apr. 2, 2022 – Birmingham, UK @ The Castle and Falcon

Mon. Apr. 4, 2022 – London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town

Tue. Apr. 5, 2022 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde II

Thu. Apr. 7, 2022 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephémère

Fri. Apr. 8, 2022 – Lyon, FR @ Le Marché Gare

Sat. Apr. 9, 2022 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn

Sun. Apr. 10, 2022 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie

Tue. Apr. 12, 2022 – Milan, IT @ Biko

Wed. Apr. 13, 2022 – Munich, DE @ Feierwerk

Fri. Apr. 15, 2022 – Vienna, AT @ B72

Sat. Apr. 16, 2022 – Prague, CZ @ Underdogs’

Mon. Apr. 18, 2022 – Berlin, DE @ Lido

Tue. Apr. 19, 2022 – Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA Ideal Bar

Wed. Apr. 20, 2022 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow

Thu. Apr. 21, 2022 – Cologne, DE @ Bumann & Sohn

Fri. Apr. 22, 2022 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique

Sat. Apr. 23, 2022 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

Sun. Apr. 24, 2022 – Esch-sur-Alzette, LU @ Kulturfabrik



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