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Here is the latest from Paw Tracks/Carpark/Acute headquarters:
Takagi Masakatsu Journal For People cd/dvd is officially out! We’re extremely excited to be working with Takagi again. Check out the Takagi Masakatsu feature in the new issue of RES magazine if you can (it’s their 10 creators to watch in 2006 issue). We’re currently offering a free mp3 from the JFP release at www.carparkrecords.com/masakatsu.mp3. The cd/dvd is now available from our online shop and the audio will soon be available digitally. Visit www.takagimasakatsu.com for more info.
More exciting news in that Carpark welcomes a new artist to the family. Baltimore dueling-guitar duo Ecstatic Sunshine will be recording their Carpark debut next month for a fall release. If you live on the east coast be sure to check them out later this month. (Tour dates at the bottom of the email.) Also visit them at www.ecstaticsunshine.com.
Carpark is now offering our first digital-only release: the Montag “Goodbye Fear” EP. You can buy it via iTunes here. Montag is working on the full length follow-up to his “Alone Not Alone” cd. For the new record, Montag has confirmed guest appearances by Anthony Gonzales of M83, Amy Millan of Stars and Broken Social Scene, and Au Revoir Simone.
In tour news, Belong is heading to Europe with Ariel Pink next month. Download some of their fuzzed-out beauty at www.carparkrecords.com/belong.mp3. Greg Davis and Sebastien Roux are also hitting the European pavement. Keith Fullerton Whitman is heading down under. And Montag is heading to Mexico for shows in June.
Oh and if we haven’t mentioned it, we have a brand new CARPARK website. Please pay us a visit.
The First Nation self-titled debut stunner will hit the shops on June 13th. Look out for First Nation features in VICE and The Fader. Also visit www.myspace.com/firstnationlove for more info. The First Nationers a taking a little breather after a 3 week tour opening for the Animal Collective. They’ll be playing in New York a few times during the spring. Summer tour dates are currently in the works.
Did we not mention our other recent Paw Tracks releases? Terrestrial Tones “Dead Drunk” cd/lp and First Nation “Coronation” 7 are just over a month old. Terrestrial Tones features Dave Portner of the Animal Collective and Eric Copeland of Black Dice. Fans of both bands will not be disappointed. Pitchfork even gave it a good review.
The Paw Tracks shop is now fully stocked with all the new Animal Collective apparel. Visit our online shop to pick up the newest Animal Collective tshirts, hoodies, and tote bag designs. Get ‘em while they’re hot!
Paw Tracks is planning the reissue of the Animal Collective “Hollindagain” live record this fall. There has also been chatter recently about a Panda Bear split 12 with an as yet-to-be-specified group.
Ariel Pink is heading to Europe next month. Mr. Los Angeles is hard at work on the follow-up to our re-release of “House Arrest”. Well keep you updated on the progress. And check out the new www.arielpink.com.
New old stuff! After a little break Acute is back.
First up is the complete discography of early 80s electro-acoustic innovators Ike Yard, including their releases on Factory and Crepuscule, some unreleased tracks and some live stuff. Their sound is hard to define, fitting somewhere between the NYC no-wave scene they followed and the german avant-electronics of the Neue Deutch Welle. You just have to hear it.
Also coming up, we have 3 full CDs of music from The Lines. Talk about cult followings, not to many people remember this London-based post-punk/new wave band, but those that do have been anxiously awaiting something like this for years. We hope to introduce a whole new generation of cultish music hipsters to what we think was one of the finest bands of the era, from subtle power-pop charm, to angular post-punk angst to dubbed out rhythmic bliss.
www.acuterecords.com is changing. Please take a look.
As for the other projects were working on, the wait continues!
May 3rd – Montreal @ La Sala Rossa with The Books
May 12th – Middlebury, VT @ Coltrain with The Books
May 13th – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground with The Books
Greg Davis and Sebastien Roux
May 16th – Lille, France @ Le Malterie
May 18th – Bordeaux, France @ Cafe Pompier
May 19th – Nantes, France @ Le Lieu Unique
May 20th – Cologne, Germany @ Kulturbunker Muelheim
May 21st – Leipzig, Germany @ NATO
May 22nd – Berlin, Germany @ NBI
May 23rd – Hamburg, Germany @ Astra Stube
May 24th – Aalst, Belgium @ Network with Sebastien Roux and No Neck Blues Band
May 26th – Barcelona TBA
May 27th – Lisbon @ Ze Dos Bois
May 29th – Rennes @ Le Bon Accueil
May 30th – London, UK @ The Luminaire with Volcano! and Tape
Ariel Pink + Belong
May 12th – Stockholm @ Debaser
May 13th – Oslo @ Blaa
May 16th – Hamburg @ Golden Pudel
May 17th – Berlin @ West Germany
May 18th – Leipzig @ Ilses Erika (Spex Festival/Pop Up opening party)
May 19th – Freiburg – TBA
May 20th – Dudingen @ Bad Bonn
May 21st – Vienna @ Flex
May 22nd – Faenza @ Clandestino
May 23rd – Porto Sant’Elpidio (Ascoli) @ St. Indie Festival
May 24th – Turin @ El Barrio
May 25th – Munich @ Rote Sonne with DAT Politics
May 26th – Zurich @ Kalkbreite
May 27th – Antwerp @ Petrol 5voor12
May 29th – Breda @ Mezz
May 30th – Amsterdam @ Paradiso
May 31st – Utrecht @ Ekko
June 2nd – Brighton @ The Freebutt
June 3rd – Bristol @ Venn Festival
June 4th – Dublin @ Boom Boom Boom (above Conway’s Pub)
June 5th – Belfast @ Auntie Annies
June 6th – Cardiff @ Buffalo Bar
June 7th – Oxford @ The Wheatsheaf
June 8th – London @ The Luminaire
June 9th – Lancaster – Feedback @ The Farmer’s Arms
June 10th – Glasgow @ 13th Note Arts Cafe
June 11th – Aberdeen @ The Tunnels
June 12th – Edinburgh @ Cabaret Voltaire
June 13th – Manchester @ The Basement, Lever St.
June 14th – Cambridge @ The Portland
April 14th – Williamsburg, VA @ William and Mary College
April 15th – Philadelphia, PA @ Big Pink
April 16th – Annandale on Hudson, NY @ Bard College
April 17th – Brunswick, ME @ Bowdoin College
April 18th – Boston TBA
April 20th – New York @ Cake Shop
April 21st – Amherst, MA @ Hampshire College
April 22nd – Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Club
April 29th – Baltimore, MD @ Wham City
Keith Fullerton Whitman
April 20th – Townsville, Australia
April 21st – Cairns, Australia
April 22nd-23rd – Brisbane, Australia
April 24-26th – Perth, Australia
April 27th – Melbourne, Australia
April 28-30th – Sydney, Australia
April 29th – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
Avey Tare, Kria Brekken
April 12th – New York @ The Stone
May 26th – San Diego @ The Che Cafe with Shoplifting, BARR and Mika Miko
Thanks for reading and see you next time!