Various Artists
Carpark Sweet 16 Basketball Picture Disc
Ltd. to 500 copies, Picture Disc, incl. 9 full songs + 19 locked grooves
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
1Young Magic – NETS 3:12
2Montag – Drop A Dime 0:22
3Safety Scissors – Orange Roughy 0:20
4Jayson Gerycz – Dribble Dribble 0:20
5Young Magic – All Net (Celebration Dance)0:18
6Teen – Dylan and Chong Playing Basket 3:18
7Thomas J Duke – Manute Bol 0:20
8Jake Mandell – 2008 0:22
9Signer – Roll, Pick, and Roll Again 0:20
10Skylar Spence – Turnover 0:20
11Sadie Dupuis – Theme from Babadook 0:21
12Montag – Basket Case 3:10
13Ear Pwr – I Would Rather Be Shopping 0:31
14Jason Urick – Double Dribble 0:43
15Memory Tapes – Go Play Outside 4:16
16Lowt Ide – Your Turn 0:18
17Skylar Spence – Practice 2:48
18Dan Deacon – 1 Wand from the 9 Piles 0:21
19So Takahashi – Dribble Commander 0:18
20Jimmy Whispers – Mugsy Bogus 0:22
21Chandos – Traveling 0:19
22GRMLN – Buzzer Beat 3:13
23Toro Y Moi – Space Jam 0:20
24Greg Davis – Paxson 0:20
25Ear Pwr – Beyond The Arc 3:45
26Dog Bite – Hoops 2:29
27Adventure – Ewww 0:20
28Speedy Ortiz – Basketball (Demo)3:07

Carpark Records is 16 years old in 2015! To celebrate the label's sixteenth anniversary we're throwing a party via this far out basketball-themed picture disc 12" featuring nine exclusive, full-length songs and 19 locked grooves by artists from all across the Carpark catalogue. The line-up on this team is stacked. We're putting everyone on the court for this game. All offense, all defense, and while we're here we'll pick up some nachos at the snack bar.

The full-song team picture sounds like this: We've got party-starting, confetti-blasting jams from Young Magic and Skylar Spence. There are the groovy three-pointers from Montag, Ear Pwr, Memory Tapes, and Dog Bite. An intimate demo of an older classic from Speedy Ortiz ("Basketball," naturally). A brand new tale about an epic game from TEEN. GRMLN goes in for the slam dunk with "Buzzer Beat." We are ridiculously fortunate to be working with these talented players.

Looping for hours on end (or seconds depending on your taste) in the locked groove department, there's a crunchy blast from new signee Chandos and the delightful drone of Carpark veteran So Takahashi. Light Pollution frontman Jimmy Whispers swoops in on feather-light feet to pay tribute to Tyrone Curtis "Muggsy" Bogues. Safety Scissors throws us "Orange Roughy" before Cloud Nothings members Jayson Gerycz and Thomas J Duke run down the court. Jason Urick of Wzt Hearts tests the ref's patience with "Double Dribble," but we think it's fair and proper. Dan Deacon and Greg Davis skitter about the floor as Adventure claims to say "Ewww," but it seems like an exclamation of awe. If you wanna slam, turn to the somewhat solemn "Space Jam" by Toro Y Moi. Also offering a loop with a filmic theme is Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz on "Theme from Babadook." This all-star team sees crucial assists from number "1" Jake Mandell and foundation player Signer. Lowt Ide (featuring Mike Falcone of Speedy Ortiz) knows the value of sharing. Tying everything together with a right-on time score is graphic designer Rob Carmichael of SEEN, sending us home with some psychedelic picture disc imagery. All proceeds go to the Little Kids Rock non-profit, which is "dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers" by investing in schools, teachers, instruments, and children around the U.S.