Carpark Records Share Covers Compilation Ft. The Beths, Popstrangers

Carpark Records Share Covers Compilation Ft. The Beths, Popstrangers

Annabel Kean / Photo Credit: Amanda Cheng / Tuesday 24th November, 2020 12:34PM

Happy 21st birthday Carpark Records! To soften the blow of the sobering realisation that people born in 1999 are in their twenties now, the label has a gift for us — No Cover: Carpark's 21st Anniversary Covers Comp. Like a metaphorical key to the Carpark home, they welcome us in to a feast of reimagined tracks from their fantastic roster, including Aotearoa's The Beths, Popstrangers and Introverted Dancefloor each making contributions. Fresh from a sold out country-wide tour, Tāmaki rascals The Beths feature thrice on the comp, once with US songwriter Johanna Warren putting a gloomy, folk spin on 'Happy Unhappy', again with a spacey remix of 'Less Than Thou', and finally, their own cover of fellow NZers Over The Atlantic's 'Starsign' which is very very good. Rituals Of Mine take on Toro Y Moi hit 'Girl Like You' and give it an uptempo electronic twist, likely alluding to Carpark's beginnings as an alt EDM label. Other highlights include a crisp pop cover of Cloud Nothing's 'Hey Cool Kid', a disco-fied 'Ordinary Pleasure', and Dent May's dreamy take on Beach House's 'Saltwater'. I vote for this to be the new 21st tradition and we scrap the yardies and the shots. Sick merch too...

'No Cover: Carpark's 21st Anniversary Covers Comp' is out now digitally and on vinyl in March 2021.


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