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#nai harvest
#dads
#tiny moving parts
#topshelf records
#music
 
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Having brought Nai Harvest's Hold Open My Head and Whatever here to the US, we’re really excited today to announce that the band themselves will be making their way over as well! The tour is with Dads and Tiny Moving Parts — dates and info are below:
10/17 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar *10/18 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck *10/19 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room *10/20 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall *10/22 Allston, MA @ Great Scott *10/23 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *10/24 Washington, DC @ DC9 *10/25 Raleigh, NC @ Kings *10/26 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern *10/27 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *10/29-10/30 Ybor City, FL @ Pre-Fest *10/31-11/02 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest *11/03 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs +11/04 Austin, TX @ Mohawk +11/05 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey +11/07 Tucson, AZ @ Gary’s Place +11/08 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live +11/10 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction +11/11 Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex +11/12 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill +11/14 Portland, OR @ Slabtown +11/15 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project +11/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court +
* Dads, Tiny Moving Parts, Nai Harvest+ Dads, Tiny Moving Parts, Choir Vandals

Having brought Nai Harvest's Hold Open My Head and Whatever here to the US, we’re really excited today to announce that the band themselves will be making their way over as well! The tour is with Dads and Tiny Moving Parts — dates and info are below:

10/17 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar *
10/18 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck *
10/19 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room *
10/20 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall *
10/22 Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
10/23 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
10/24 Washington, DC @ DC9 *
10/25 Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
10/26 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern *
10/27 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
10/29-10/30 Ybor City, FL @ Pre-Fest *
10/31-11/02 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest *
11/03 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs +
11/04 Austin, TX @ Mohawk +
11/05 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey +
11/07 Tucson, AZ @ Gary’s Place +
11/08 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live +
11/10 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction +
11/11 Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex +
11/12 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill +
11/14 Portland, OR @ Slabtown +
11/15 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project +
11/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court +

* Dads, Tiny Moving Parts, Nai Harvest
+ Dads, Tiny Moving Parts, Choir Vandals

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#prawn
#kingfisher
#topshelf records
#music
#a great big pile of leaves
#diamond youth
#field mouse
#topshelf tour
#tour
 
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In case you missed it, we’ve added more dates to the Topshelf Records tour! In addition to the new dates, we also have a new Prawn song to share with you! You can listen to ”First as Tragedy, Second as Farce” from their new album Kingfisher as well as see dates for the upcoming Topshelf tour they’re on with A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth and Field Mouse (tickets are on sale now). In case you missed it, we’ve added more dates to the Topshelf Records tour! In addition to the new dates, we also have a new Prawn song to share with you! You can listen to ”First as Tragedy, Second as Farce” from their new album Kingfisher as well as see dates for the upcoming Topshelf tour they’re on with A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth and Field Mouse (tickets are on sale now).

In case you missed it, we’ve added more dates to the Topshelf Records tour! In addition to the new dates, we also have a new Prawn song to share with you! You can listen to ”First as Tragedy, Second as Farce” from their new album Kingfisher as well as see dates for the upcoming Topshelf tour they’re on with A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth and Field Mouse (tickets are on sale now).

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Hm.

Hm.

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#you blew it!
#topshelf records
#citizen
#hostage calm
#music
#tour
 
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You Blew It! are heading out on tour this fall with Citizen, Hostage Calm, Praise and True Love — dates and info below:
9/12/14 - Detroit, MI @ The Crofoot *#
9/14/14 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot *
9/15/14 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater * 
9/16/14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed *
9/18/14 - Oakland, CA @ Metro *
9/19/14 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction *
9/20/14 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues *
9/21/14 - Los Angelas, CA @ Troubadour *
9/22/14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Eagle Hall *
9/23/14 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile *
9/25/14 - Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Herman Hall *
9/26/14 - St. Louis, MO @ The Demo ^
9/27/14 - Birmingham, AL @ The Forge ^ 
9/28/14 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth ^
9/29/14 - Tampa, FL @ Epic Problems ^
9/30/14 - Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda ^
10/1/14 - Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly ^
10/2/14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ^ 
10/3/14 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene St. ^ 
10/4/14 - Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry ^ 
10/5/14 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar ^
10/7/14 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft ^
10/8/14 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes ^
10/9/14 - Long Island, NY @ Revolution ^ 
10/10/14 - New York City, NY @ Webster Hall ^
10/11/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Church ^
10/12/14 - Boston, MA @ Sinclair ^ 
10/14/14 - Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room ^
10/15/14 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop ^
* Praise^ True Love# The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
Get tickets here.

You Blew It! are heading out on tour this fall with CitizenHostage Calm, Praise and True Love — dates and info below:

  • 9/12/14 - Detroit, MI @ The Crofoot *#
  • 9/14/14 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot *
  • 9/15/14 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater * 
  • 9/16/14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed *
  • 9/18/14 - Oakland, CA @ Metro *
  • 9/19/14 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction *
  • 9/20/14 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues *
  • 9/21/14 - Los Angelas, CA @ Troubadour *
  • 9/22/14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Eagle Hall *
  • 9/23/14 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile *
  • 9/25/14 - Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Herman Hall *
  • 9/26/14 - St. Louis, MO @ The Demo ^
  • 9/27/14 - Birmingham, AL @ The Forge ^ 
  • 9/28/14 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth ^
  • 9/29/14 - Tampa, FL @ Epic Problems ^
  • 9/30/14 - Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda ^
  • 10/1/14 - Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly ^
  • 10/2/14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ^ 
  • 10/3/14 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene St. ^ 
  • 10/4/14 - Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry ^ 
  • 10/5/14 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar ^
  • 10/7/14 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft ^
  • 10/8/14 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes ^
  • 10/9/14 - Long Island, NY @ Revolution ^ 
  • 10/10/14 - New York City, NY @ Webster Hall ^
  • 10/11/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Church ^
  • 10/12/14 - Boston, MA @ Sinclair ^ 
  • 10/14/14 - Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room ^
  • 10/15/14 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop ^

* Praise
^ True Love
# The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die

Get tickets here.

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#a great big pile of leaves
#diamond youth
#music
#field mouse
#topshelf records
#prawn
#tour
 
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We’ve added more dates to the Topshelf Tour with A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn & Field Mouse!
09.16.2014 - The Barbary, Philadelphia, PA
09.17.2014 - Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD
09.19.2014 - The Backbooth, Orlando, FL
09.20.2014 - Epic Problem, Tampa, FL
09.21.2014 - The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
09.23.2014 - The End, Nashville, TN 
09.24.2014 - The Firebird, St. Louios, MO
09.26.2014 - Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL
09.27.2014 - Pike Room, Pontiac, MI
09.28.2014 - The Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh, PA
09.30.2014 - Great Scott, Allston, MA
10.01.2014 - The Met, Pawtucket, RI
10.02.2014 - The Studio at Webster Hall, New York, NY
10.03.2014 - Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ
Get tickets here!

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Yes hi hello from Zion National Park! (at Zion National Park- Angels Landing and Upper Emerald Pools trails)

Yes hi hello from Zion National Park! (at Zion National Park- Angels Landing and Upper Emerald Pools trails)

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Greetings from Yosemite National Park!

Greetings from Yosemite National Park!

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#vinyl
#braid
#no coast
#topshelf records
#emo
 
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guldse:

Braid - No Coast/200 translucent orange & solid orange split vinyl || Topshelf Records 2014

<3_____<3

guldse:

Braid - No Coast

/200 translucent orange & solid orange split vinyl || Topshelf Records 2014

<3_____<3

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#ben sears
#empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate)
#ribbon
#music
#topshelf records
#count your lucky stars
 
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bensears:

The comic I’ve been working on is now available for preorder!

Ben Sears, killing it, for like the millionth time.

bensears:

The comic I’ve been working on is now available for preorder!

Ben Sears, killing it, for like the millionth time.

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#my fictions
#topshelf records
#stranger songs
#music
#review
 
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My Fictions - Stranger Songs

dryvetyme:

My Fictions
Stranger Songs
Topshelf; 2014
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After 8 years of freelance music journalism (and plenty of cultural sociology masked as music criticism), you’d think I could effectively express why I remain drawn to propulsive, aggressive hardcore. Unfortunately, I don’t have any easy answers for you. Sure, I listened to the stuff in high school, college, and into my mid-20’s, but shouldn’t I have outgrown this genre by now? Hell, I was never the moshing, circle pit type, as I was afraid my glasses would get jostled off my face and break (and I certainly didn’t have the money to replace them). Yet, despite my many dalliances with pop and rock of both the indie and “poptimist” persuasions, all it takes for me to throw my fist in the air and wish I had the gumption to attend just one more sweat-soaked hardcore concert is to be exposed to an amazing band like myfictionsband.

Hailing from Lowell, MA, this talented quartet has created 10 robust, powerful songs that are packed to the gills with galloping goodness and earnest energy. The chops and arrangements on display in Stranger Songs speak to a band fully immersed in the legacy of its preferred genre, but the intensity and ferocity shown evince an outfit not content to rest upon anyone’s laurels. The sounds of label mates Pianos Become the Teeth and The Saddest Landscape rear their heads early and often (it’s obvious why TSL released the When You are Close, I am Gone with My Fictions in 2013), but I’m entranced by the appearance of Converse, Fucked Up, and Ferret-era Zao.
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Admittedly, it’s the vocals and lyrics of Bryan Carifio that first capture your attention and then hold them throughout the record - they’re a desperate, passionate growl that manages to sound pained, but never painful or shredded into oblivion. What’s more, his bass work features an angry, aggrieved tone that provides sustaining depth for the rest of the musicians. The guitar onslaught crafted by Tyler Bradley and Ryan Boone balances the right amount of dark, distorted chugging that’s perfect for breakdowns with a keening, careening buzzsaw that keeps your teeth on edge in the best way possible. And when the frenetic, furious drumming of Seamus Menihane is added to the mix, it’s altogether an unsettling and chaotic experience that sends you deeper into the music as you Carifio on his quest for catharsis.

My Fictions has figured out a way to swing between running around in the circle pit and stopping to bang one’s head at a tremendous breakdown, but without devolving into tired cliches. Just listen to the unbridled and tortured majesty of “Postcard,” “Lower (a selfish song),” “Wake Anxious,” and “Parking Lot” to hear what I mean. Call it brooding, call it angry, or call it frustration personified - whatever you say, just be sure to call Stranger Songs one of the best records of 2014.

true.

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#empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate)
#topshelf records
#count your lucky stars
#you will eventually be forgotten
#music
 
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Song Premiere: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), 'A Keepsake' »

empireempireband:

Two very big things! 

1) You can now pre-order our record and listen to a new single at NPR Music:

Song: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/07/22/333575106/song-premiere-empire-empire-i-was-a-lonely-estate-a-keepsake

Pre-Order:

Count Your Lucky Stars Recordshttp://countyourluckystars.bigcartel.com/

Topshelf Recordshttp://www.topshelfrecords.com/store

2) We have a show tonight in Lakewood, OH at Mahalls Lanes with The Early November! Come out

We will post a new set of lyrics tomorrow too 

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#LITE
#music
#vinyl
#math rock
#installation
#topshelf records
#tour
#topshelf news
 
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On September 9, 2014 we’ll be releasing Installation — the most recent album from the amazing LITE —on vinyl. In support of the release, they will also be coming over to the US for a tour starting on September 10th with Mike Watt. Info for that’s below:

  • September 10th - San Diego, THE CASBAH
  • September 11th - Los Angeles, THE ECHO
  • September 12th - San Francisco, BOTTOM OF THE HILL
  • September 13th - Santa Cruz, THE CATALYST ATRIUM
  • September 14th - Santa Barbara, VELVET JONES
  • September 15th - Fresno, STRUMMER’S
  • September 16th - Sacramento, THE BLUE LAMP
  • September 17th - Eugene, WOW HALL
  • September 18th - Portland, DOUG FIR LOUNGE
  • September 19th - Olympia, CAPITAL THEATER
  • September 20th - Seattle, TRACTOR TAVERN

If you’re not familiar with LITE, check out the live video of them playing their track “Contemporary Disease” above or check out what they’re about on Facebook (they post in English too!). Longtime fans of the label who’re familiar with our releases from bands like Rooftops, Talons, Duck. Little Brother, Duck!, Enemies and — of course — toe, will find a lot to love with LITE.

Get notified when pre-orders for Installation become available.

Thanks!

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#field mouse
#hold still life
#topshelf records
#music
 
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Hi! Kevin here. I usually post everything on our tumblr but I&#8217;ve been on an ~adventure~ across the US and haven&#8217;t had any wi-fi so I&#8217;m posting this a couple days late — sorry! But yeah, Field Mouse's reallllly good new album Hold Still Life is now out everywhere and here is where you can listen to / download / stream it:
iTunes
Amazon
GooglePlay
Youtube
Spotify
Bandcamp (just $5!)
CD or vinyl
Find a shop near you
Here&#8217;s a list of shops and stores that are carrying it:
AMAZON.COM
AMOEBA
BANANA BELT
C D CITY
DEARBORN MUSIC
DISC EXCHANGE
EVERYDAY MUSIC
GUEST ROOM RECORDS
HALF A MAN
HOMERS
INDEPENDENT RECORDS
LOU&#8217;S RECORDS
LUNA MUSIC
MAD-RHINO
MIDNIGHT STARSHINE
MIDWEST TAPE
MILLENNIUM 
MILLS RECORD CO
MOJO MUSIC
NEWBURY COMICS
OMEGA MUSIC
PRINCETON RECORD EXCHANGE
PURE POP FOR NOW PEOPLE
RASPUTIN RECORDS
RECKLESS RECORDS
ROUGH TRADE
SALZER&#8217;S MERCANTILE
SCOTTI&#8217;S RECORD SHOPS
SILVER PLATTERS
SONIC BOOM RECORDS
THE EXCLUSIVE COMPANY
TRANSCONTINENT 
WATERLOO RECORDS
WEST CANTERBURY
ZIA
Thanks!

Hi! Kevin here. I usually post everything on our tumblr but I’ve been on an ~adventure~ across the US and haven’t had any wi-fi so I’m posting this a couple days late — sorry! But yeah, Field Mouse's reallllly good new album Hold Still Life is now out everywhere and here is where you can listen to / download / stream it:

Here’s a list of shops and stores that are carrying it:

  • AMAZON.COM
  • AMOEBA
  • BANANA BELT
  • C D CITY
  • DEARBORN MUSIC
  • DISC EXCHANGE
  • EVERYDAY MUSIC
  • GUEST ROOM RECORDS
  • HALF A MAN
  • HOMERS
  • INDEPENDENT RECORDS
  • LOU’S RECORDS
  • LUNA MUSIC
  • MAD-RHINO
  • MIDNIGHT STARSHINE
  • MIDWEST TAPE
  • MILLENNIUM 
  • MILLS RECORD CO
  • MOJO MUSIC
  • NEWBURY COMICS
  • OMEGA MUSIC
  • PRINCETON RECORD EXCHANGE
  • PURE POP FOR NOW PEOPLE
  • RASPUTIN RECORDS
  • RECKLESS RECORDS
  • ROUGH TRADE
  • SALZER’S MERCANTILE
  • SCOTTI’S RECORD SHOPS
  • SILVER PLATTERS
  • SONIC BOOM RECORDS
  • THE EXCLUSIVE COMPANY
  • TRANSCONTINENT 
  • WATERLOO RECORDS
  • WEST CANTERBURY
  • ZIA

Thanks!

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#field mouse
#interview
#topshelf records
#music
#hold still life
 
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Discovery: Field Mouse »

New Field Mouse interview — their new record Hold Still Life is out now and just $5 on bandcamp!

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