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Cut Teeth (Stay Ahead Of The Weather, Felix Culpa), ‘Night Years’ album premiere - Alternative Press »

Meet us in the dojo. The new — and debut — Cut Teeth full length Night Years is now available for you to stream via Alternative Press.

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#cmj
#twiabp
#sorority noise
#music
#empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate)
#field mouse
#wildhoney
#washed up emo
#tsrcmj
 
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topshelfrecords:

This year we’ll be teaming up with Washed Up Emo again in hosting our annual CMJ showcase at Brooklyn’s wonderful Cameo Gallery. The free event will feature Connecticut’s The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Michigan’s Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), Brooklyn natives Field Mouse, Baltimore’s Wildhoney and Connecticut’s Sorority Noise.
With the venue being on the smaller side, we expect it to be at capacity all night. To ensure entry without issue — even if we’re at capacity — we’ve made 50 VIP tickets available (you can order one or learn more about them here). Here’s the line-up and info for the show:
Washed Up Emo Presents: Topshelf Records 2014 CMJ Showcase @ Cameo Gallery // 93 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 October 24, 2014, 6:30pm // 21+ // free, VIP tickets limited to 50 // Limited CMJ badges allowed entry. Washed Up Emo DJ set: 11:30pm - 4:00am downstairs immediately following the show.
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Field Mouse
Wildhoney
Sorority Noise
Here’s the Facebook event page if that’s your thing.
Thanks!!

VIP tickets to this are almost gone!

topshelfrecords:

This year we’ll be teaming up with Washed Up Emo again in hosting our annual CMJ showcase at Brooklyn’s wonderful Cameo Gallery. The free event will feature Connecticut’s The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Michigan’s Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), Brooklyn natives Field Mouse, Baltimore’s Wildhoney and Connecticut’s Sorority Noise.

With the venue being on the smaller side, we expect it to be at capacity all night. To ensure entry without issue — even if we’re at capacity — we’ve made 50 VIP tickets available (you can order one or learn more about them here). Here’s the line-up and info for the show:

Washed Up Emo Presents: Topshelf Records 2014 CMJ Showcase
@ Cameo Gallery // 93 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
October 24, 2014, 6:30pm // 21+ // free, VIP tickets limited to 50 // Limited CMJ badges allowed entry.
Washed Up Emo DJ set: 11:30pm - 4:00am downstairs immediately following the show.

  • The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
  • Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
  • Field Mouse
  • Wildhoney
  • Sorority Noise

Here’s the Facebook event page if that’s your thing.

Thanks!!

VIP tickets to this are almost gone!

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#stand up get down
#topshelf records
#music
#we have something to celebrate
 
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Did a lot of cleanup around the office and was reminded of some older gems we’ve had the pleasure of releasing over the years. Here’s one of my favorites from back in 2007: TSR005. Stand Up Get Down's We Have Something to Celebrate. Such a fun album. We don’t have it for sale anymore, but have some copies still so if you order a record this weekend from us, we’ll throw in a copy of this on CD for free while they last.

Have a great weekend!

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#sundials
#kick
#music
#topshelf records
#splinter
 
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Hey so in the event that you missed it, Sundials have a new song for you to hear! This one’s called “Splinter” from their new EP Kick and if you’ve followed the band for any length of time, then this song is *exactly* what you wanted. So dang good.

Pre-order their new EP Kick.

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#the jazz june
#interview
#topshelf records
#music
 
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The Jazz June interview

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Think for a moment of the last 12 years of your life. How have you changed? How have your interests, your tastes or your opinions changed? Now imagine going back and recreating something you worked on over a decade ago. You probably wouldn’t create the same product.

In a way, that’s what The Jazz June has done with their upcoming album, “After The Earthquake.” Though instead of setting out to rewrite past albums, the band let their newer sound play itself out more organically, and will release a more focused album where everything is tighter and sounds more deliberate on Nov. 11.

“After The Earthquake” was recorded with Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) and Steve Poponi (Young Statues) at Gradwell House. You can stream the first single “Edge of Space” and pre-order the album from Topshelf Records.

So, first things first: Can you go ahead and say your name and what you do in The Jazz June?

My name is Andrew Hunter Low. I am the singer and rhythm guitarist for The Jazz June. I am also a descendant of Greenwood LeFlore, the last chief of the Choctaw tribe. No joke.

Can you explain what it felt like to release a new track after so long? Was it more exciting, nerve-wracking?

It was extremely nerve-wracking at first, but after the initial positive reviews came in from friends, fans and journos, I felt like maybe The Jazz June can still be a relevant band after all these years. We never wanted to become a tribute act to ourselves so writing new music that was as good as or better than our back catalogue was really important to us. 

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#vinyl
#music
#a great big pile of leaves
#nai harvest
#frameworks
#you blew it!
#braid
#prawn
#toe
 
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Hi! We have a ton of new re-presses up in the store now!
Nai Harvest's Hold Open My Head
A Great Big Pile of Leaves' You’re Always on My Mind
You Blew It!'s You Blue It
Frameworks' Loom
toe's New Sentimentality
Moving Mountains' Foreword
Prawn's Kingfisher
Braid's No Coast
Hi! We have a ton of new re-presses up in the store now!
Nai Harvest's Hold Open My Head
A Great Big Pile of Leaves' You’re Always on My Mind
You Blew It!'s You Blue It
Frameworks' Loom
toe's New Sentimentality
Moving Mountains' Foreword
Prawn's Kingfisher
Braid's No Coast
Hi! We have a ton of new re-presses up in the store now!
Nai Harvest's Hold Open My Head
A Great Big Pile of Leaves' You’re Always on My Mind
You Blew It!'s You Blue It
Frameworks' Loom
toe's New Sentimentality
Moving Mountains' Foreword
Prawn's Kingfisher
Braid's No Coast
Hi! We have a ton of new re-presses up in the store now!
Nai Harvest's Hold Open My Head
A Great Big Pile of Leaves' You’re Always on My Mind
You Blew It!'s You Blue It
Frameworks' Loom
toe's New Sentimentality
Moving Mountains' Foreword
Prawn's Kingfisher
Braid's No Coast
Hi! We have a ton of new re-presses up in the store now!
Nai Harvest's Hold Open My Head
A Great Big Pile of Leaves' You’re Always on My Mind
You Blew It!'s You Blue It
Frameworks' Loom
toe's New Sentimentality
Moving Mountains' Foreword
Prawn's Kingfisher
Braid's No Coast
Hi! We have a ton of new re-presses up in the store now!
Nai Harvest's Hold Open My Head
A Great Big Pile of Leaves' You’re Always on My Mind
You Blew It!'s You Blue It
Frameworks' Loom
toe's New Sentimentality
Moving Mountains' Foreword
Prawn's Kingfisher
Braid's No Coast
Hi! We have a ton of new re-presses up in the store now!
Nai Harvest's Hold Open My Head
A Great Big Pile of Leaves' You’re Always on My Mind
You Blew It!'s You Blue It
Frameworks' Loom
toe's New Sentimentality
Moving Mountains' Foreword
Prawn's Kingfisher
Braid's No Coast
Hi! We have a ton of new re-presses up in the store now!
Nai Harvest's Hold Open My Head
A Great Big Pile of Leaves' You’re Always on My Mind
You Blew It!'s You Blue It
Frameworks' Loom
toe's New Sentimentality
Moving Mountains' Foreword
Prawn's Kingfisher
Braid's No Coast

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#frameworks
#topshelf records
#music
#tour
 
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frameworksband:

Before we meet up with Pianos Become The Teeth, we’ve got a few shows lined up. See you then!

frameworksband:

Before we meet up with Pianos Become The Teeth, we’ve got a few shows lined up. See you then!

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Lotsa new stuff in the distro! http://topshelfrecords.com/categories/distro (at Topshelf HQ)

Lotsa new stuff in the distro! http://topshelfrecords.com/categories/distro (at Topshelf HQ)

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#sundials
#music
#topshelf records
#kick
#splinter
#sundialsva
 
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Sundials releasing 'Kick' EP on Topshelf (stream two tracks) »

Let’s listen to new Sundials songs! This one’s called “Splinter” and if you’ve followed the band for any length of time now, then this song is exactly what you wanted.

You can pre-order their new 10” EP “Kick” here.

Thanks!!

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#ask
#answer
#question
#topshelf records
#you blew it!
#prawn
 
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Anonymous asks: Do you think Prawn would trade Tony Clark for You Blew It's! Tanner Jones?

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#topshelf records
#ask
#answer
#question
 
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elmertheglue asks: If I wanted to work at a label like Topshelf what kind of skill set would you suggest I acquire? I'm very into graphic design/video, fairly good at public relations, and pretty proficient at multitasking. What do you imagine I need to learn? What kind of degree should I get (that's the real question)? My dream job would truly just be working at a label and helping bands put out amazing music. Thanks :)))

You don’t need a degree if you have your head on your shoulders — I dropped out to do this. Seth and I compliment each other very well in that I handle a lot of the art direction / A&R (or whatever) / social media / web / advertising and he handles accounting / production / distribution / licensing. We hire out for PR and radio campaigns and it’s all-hands-on-deck for mail order. There’s a little bit of crossover in what we both do on a daily basis, but we wouldn’t function without the help of the other. There are things that he does that I have zero concept of and vice versa. Not trying to trivialize it — it’s hard work — but I think if you had a basic grasp of a handful of these things, you could pick up the rest as you go. I’ve come to realize how much we have no idea what we’re ever even doing and that that is actually completely fucking fine.

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noemienours asks: Do you know if there are any plans to release the jazz june discography on vinyl?

We just released The Medicine on vinyl. Outside of their new album, we don’t have plans for anything else. Thanks!

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#cmj
#topshelf records
#ask
#answer
#question
 
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Anonymous asks: Is there going to be a non 21+ showcase :((((

Unfortunately, no, not this year :(. This is all ages, though — and will be a dang good time.

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#ask
#answer
#question
#topshelf records
#the jazz june
#slingshot dakota
 
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Anonymous asks: Are you aware of the slingshot Dakota and Jazz June connection? Tom and the Jazz june went to Kutztown at the same time. Can we get them a snow or two together?

Yeah! That came up very early in our conversations with them — really cool connection. I’d be surprised if a Slingshot / Jazz June show doesn’t somehow happen at some point. Tough with The Jazz June being spread across two continents now, though.

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