Paw Tracks Acute Carpak News

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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  The cd/dvd is now available from our online shop and the audio will soon be available digitally.  Visit 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

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 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 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

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. is changing.  Please take a look.

As for the other projects were working on, the wait continues!




Greg Davis
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

Ecstatic Sunshine

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


Animal Collective

April 29th – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival


Avey Tare, Kria Brekken

April 12th – New York @ The Stone


The Peppermints

May 26th – San Diego @ The Che Cafe with Shoplifting, BARR and Mika Miko


Thanks for reading and see you next time!