Carpark Records, based in DC and Brooklyn, is celebrating its 16th anniversary this month with a special series of concerts, including one at DC9 on Saturday, March 7.
The first show actually will take place with nine artists at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on Friday, March 6. The DC show will feature five bands, including Lexie Mountain Boys, Greys, Chandos, Adventure and Jimmy Whispers. The final anniversary show will be held on March 19 at Saw Dive in Austin, Texas, as part of SXSW.
Carpark Records made a trailer to announce the anniversary shows, but it may give you a bit of a headache to watch it:
The first 50 guests at each of the anniversary shows will receive a free Carpark Records anniversary T-shirt by American Giant.
The folks at Carpark Records love basketball, and they are excited that they can make “Sweet 16” references to their 16th anniversary. So in addition to the concerts, Carpark Records will mark its anniversary with a Sweet 16 basketball-themed picture disc to be released on May 26.
“This release consists of nine exclusive, full-length songs and 19 locked grooves by artists from all across the Carpark catalog. It is a limited- edition run of 600 copies,” Carpark Records said in a statement.
You can list to a track from Skylar Spence (fka Saint Pepsi), “Practice,” featured on the disc on Soundcloud:
The disc costs $16, and all proceeds go to the Little Kids Rock charity. You can preorder the disc through Carpark Records.
The track list follows:
1. Young Magic – NETS
2. Montag – Drop A Dime
3. Safety Scissors – Orange Roughy
4. Jayson Gerycz – Dribble Dribble
5. Young Magic – All Net (Celebration Dance)
6. TEEN – Dylan and Chong Playing Basketball
7. Thomas J Duke – Manute Bol
8. Jake Mandell – 2008
9. Signer – Roll, Pick, and Roll Again
10. Skylar Spence – Turnover
11. Sadie Dupuis – Theme from Babadook
12. Montag – Basket Case
13. Ear Pwr – I Would Rather Be Shopping
14. Jason Urick – Double Dribble
15. Memory Tapes – Go Play Outside
16. Lowt Ide – Your Turn
17. Skylar Spence – Practice
18. Dan Deacon – 1 Wand from the 9 Piles
19. So Takahashi – Dribble Commander
20. Jimmy Whispers – Mugsy Bogus
21. Chandos – Traveling
22. GRMLN – Buzzer Beat
23. Toro Y Moi – Space Jam
24. Greg Davis – Paxson
25. Ear Pwr – Beyond the Arc
26. Dog Bite – Hoops
27. Adventure – Ewww
28. Speedy Ortiz – Basketball (Demo)
Carpark Records Sweet 16 Celebration
Saturday, March 7