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Anonymous asks: What does it take for an artist to be signed into TOPSELF RECORDS?

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#ask
#answer
#question
#topshelf records
#talons
 
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benisabear asks: Will you have distro for the new Talons record?

Yes.

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#music
#topshelf records
#ask
#answer
#question
#baby
 
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damnlazers asks: Can you guys make Topshelf logo baby onesies? There's a baby I need to make look 10x cooler.

this and this.

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#braid
#topshelf records
#no coast
#rachel gulotta
#music
 
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Interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the making of No CoastBraid's first full length studio album in over 15 years — available everywhere on CD, vinyl and digitally now through Topshelf Records.

Filmed and edited by Rachel Gulotta.

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#empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate)
#topshelf records
#you will eventually be forgotten
#count your lucky stars
#music
#eeiwale
 
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Album release news!

empireempireband:

1) Monday we will be announcing our line-up for the album release show, but I am going to give you a spoiler and say it’s August 30th at the Flint Local 432 and the line-up is going to be super stacked. You are going to want to travel for this one. 

2) Pre-orders are going swimmingly, get them at Count Your Lucky Stars Records and Topshelf Records now.

CYLS: http://countyourluckystars.bigcartel.com/
Topshelf: http://www.topshelfrecords.com/store

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#music
#you blew it!
#topshelf records
#theft
#san antonio
 
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Van Robbery

youblewitfl:

Yesterday something awful happened. Our van was robbed as it sat in a heavily trafficked parking lot in the middle of a hot, bright, San Antonio day. The lock on our rear passenger door was pried open, and our gear and personal items tossed into a Grey Chevy Suburban that drove away only minutes before we discovered that the following items were missing:

- Rickenbacker 4003 bass
- Reverend Charger 290 guitar
- Pedaltrain Pedalboard (pedals, too)
- Sunn Coliseum head
- Traynor YBA-1 head (baffle missing)
- iPads
- iPods
- GPS
- Passports
- Luggage

We feel confused, violated, and absolutely defeated. We’re crossing our fingers that something will turn up and our gear (and my retainers) will be returned, but we know how unlikely that is. Regardless, whether it’s a matter of pride or principle, the last thing we want to do is ask for help, but none of us really know what else to do.

If you feel so inclined, we will be accepting donations through PayPal (youblewitfl@gmail.com).

If you feel odd donating, we have some shirts for sale on our merch store (www.merchnow.com/catalogs/you-blew-it). The kind people at MerchNOWwill be running a “sale” of sorts where they will be waiving the typical processing fees that usually come out of what the band sees and donating it to us which is very awesome and very generous.

If clothing isn’t your thing, you can purchase ANY of our records via BandCamp with all proceeds being donated directly to the band by our lovely label, Topshelf Records(http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/keep-doing-what-youre-doing). They will also be posting some rare items for sale in the next few days so keep an eye out for that.

By no means do we feel entitled to your assistance, but I can say that absolutely anything helps. We’re not the only band that feels that way, either. Have Mercy and Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) just suffered similar pitfalls, and I’m sure they too would be very grateful for anything you could spare.
Most importantly, though, I want to issue a very heartfelt “thank you” for everyone’s support since the robbery. My retainers are gone, so I can’t speak for it’s attractiveness, but I’m still smiling. We all are.

- Tanner & You Blew It

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Here are some photos of the gear that was stolen, either in the foreground or background. If you see anything listed on the internet, please come forward. In addition, photos of the van door they broke into and the location of the robbery.

Rickenbacker 4003
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Traynor YBA-1

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Reverend Charger 290

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sigh.

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#prawn
#kingfisher
#first as tragedy second as farce
#topshelf records
#music
 
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ICYMI, here’s “First As Tragedy, Second As Farce” by Prawn — from their new album Kingfisher. Who will we see tonight at their show in Cambridge??

pre-order Kingfisher.

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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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