Toro Y Moi What For? Expected 6th April - ltd LP comes on blue & white straburst vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with poster and sticker New album from Toro Y Moi who recently lent his vocals to Chromeo and is working on new materail for his dance alter-ego Les Sins. He's exploring new territory on What For? and coming up a bit electro-psych sounding a bit like Foster The People through Tame Impala! “I’ve done electronic R&B and more traditional recorded R&B stuff. I just wanted to see what else was out there,”Bundick says of the record’s new direction. “It’s all coming from the same mindset and point of creativity. It’s just me trying to take what I already have, then taking it further asking, "OK, what can I do now?" or "What haven't I tried yet?" Carpark CD | LP
Greys If Anything Expected 16th June - Limited LP comes on coloured vinyl in embossed sleeve! Debut full-length from Toronto's Greys. Ace simple yet riffy and noisey post-punk. Fans of Metz, Nirvana and Hot Snakes you'll love this! The 35-minute LP pulses with a manic urgency, as drummer Braeden Craig and bassist Colin Gillespie’s syncopated rhythms punctuate guitarist Cam Graham’s smothering dissonance. Through exasperated shouts, Jiwani lets loose the fury that splits open his songwriting. “The lyrics went from outward frustration to inward,” he says. “A lot of it takes place from within my own head.” Swinging between hard-driving punk and ‘90s indie riffing, the respites on 'If Anything' only underscore Greys’ brute force and anthemic inclinations. Carpark CD | LP Pre-Order
Toro Y Moi June 2009 Our supplier has just found a bunch of this limited 7" boxset version of Toro Y Moi's June 2009 featuring some lofi recordings spread accross 5 x 7"s, (plus the CD is back in stock too), both at a very good price! Originally part of the tour-only CD-R of the same name, June 2009 feels like a peek inside the mind of an artist not knowing where to turn once stripped of the structure of school life. He struggles with good friends moving away (“Sad Sams”), the pressing feeling that a move to New York is a necessary career move (“Take The L To Leave”), and the fear that simple pleasures have become a thing of the past (“Ektelon”). But more than nostalgic yearnings for the recent past, the songs are like journal entries - as commemorative as they are therapeutic. Elsewhere, tracks like “Girl Problems” and “Dead Pontoon” show how his first album might have sounded if “109” had been that first single’s A-side, with reverbsoaked, angular guitar riffs serving as focal points of the power-pop periphery. Also included is an early version of Causers standout track “Talamak,” one of his first cuts to make the blog rounds and an interesting insight into the process of reformatting his work to fit with the album. Closer “New Loved Ones” sees Bundick in a rare, intimate environment, accompanied only by an acoustic guitar and in the throes of love lost. With songs varied in style but bound together by their personal subject matter, June 2009 is a portrait of a young man unknowingly on the cusp of a fruitful career. Carpark 7" | CD
The Beths Warm Blood The debut EP from The Beths, a wonderful prequel to their debut album Future Me Hates Me. Carpark Records 12"
Greys Outer Heaven Expected 22nd April Second album from Toronto's Greys. Riffy and noisey post-punk. Hard to pin down their sound but there's something in this band for fans of Metz, Nirvana and the proggy side of Fucked Up! Outer Heaven is a massive leap forward for Toronto post-punks Greys. Delivering on the promises made on 2015’s Repulsion EP, the band tempers their trademark onslaught of discordance with new textures and subtle dynamics, building a more spacious and melody-driven environment atop their noise rock foundation. They fearlessly explore every extreme, simultaneously delivering their most intense and accessible moments, often within the same song Carpark Records / Buzz Records CD | LP Pre-Order