In 2005 and fresh out of high school, Seth and I played in some poorly executed Texas Is the Reason / Taking Back Sunday / Mock Orange worship named after a character in The Princess Bride. I am too embarassed to share anything beyond that but the internet is a powerful tool.
ATTN everyone, ever: We only released this album on CD, not on vinyl. Asbestos Records released it on vinyl. We’d love to see a re-press, but that’s up to them.
A Forest of Polarity will very likely be re-pressed eventually, someday.
When I listen to Elliott Smith’s XO, I get so sad it makes me feel happy to be sad.
Jackets are in for The Saddest Landscape’s Exit Wounded and we just approved the test presses. If you haven’t pre-ordered it yet, you can do so here.
It’s long been established that when Topshelf Records releases something, that something is going to be good. Records like this Sainthood Reps / Weatherbox split are exactly why that’s the case. Clocking in at just seven minutes, each band has one three-minute-something chance to detail why people should take notice and each band is thoroughly successful in the head turning stakes.
Sainthood Reps are up first with ‘Deadlines,’ a track that winds its way around the mind and latches on like an emotional parasite. You’ll be feeding this one with every thought you have until finally it detaches itself, leaving only the shadow of a brilliant guitar line and the echo of desperate backing vocals to sate your racing mind.
I mean, it could be.
Haha, unfortunately there are far better uses of everyones collective time, money and physical space.
Tried it. Not for me; vocals are too clean for my taste.
Some of Massachusetts’ finest.
From Have Mercy’s debut full length record, The Earth Pushed Back available May 21, 2013 through Topshelf Records.
From A Great Big Pile of Leaves’ debut full length album You’re Always On My Mind out everywhere July 2, 2013 on vinyl, CD & digitally.
The Saddest Landscape - Exit Wounded. Pre-orders and a new song go up tomorrow!! http://tsr-store.com/artist/the-saddest-landscape
I’m building out an extensive Topshelf Records discography for the new site. When I’m done, it’ll have pressing info, tracklisting, catalog info, photographs (of course) as well as a detailed account from myself and/or Seth about how the record came together — hopefully also some blurbs from members of the bands, engineers / producers, etc. as well.
Kudos to Zac Suskevich for sitting in our storage unit all day and taking photo after photo for this!