Saturday February 9, 2013
Poster: Justin Nottke
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More info: www.thearcagency.org
PLEASE reblog this, invite your friends on Facebook- anything.
We extremely proud to be a part of an incredible weekend of shows benefitting those affected by the Sandy Hook shooting.
Feb 8th New London, CT: Misery Signals, Life In Your Way, Make Do And Mend, Corelia, The World Is…
Feb 9th Wallingford, CT: With Honor, My Heart To Joy, Us, Call It Arson,…
Incase you missed it. Please come out to this if you can.
WITH HONOR at their last reunion 2010 (Photo Credit: www.future-breed.com)
The Arc Agency presents- A benefit for Sandy Hook:
Hours after the atrocity in Sandy Hook, some friends hailing from the surrounding area asked for help putting together a benefit for those affected. Without hesitation we agreed to help and got to work that night.
Over the last month we brainstormed endlessly, determined to make this show the most fitting tribute it can be. We’ve assembled a diverse bill of Connecticut bands including With Honor and My Heart to Joy (both reuniting for this weekend), Hostage Calm, Call It Arson and Newtown’s own Ovlov.
We hope that this show can not only be a tribute to those who lost their lives but also to their friends, family and anyone else impacted.
Please come out to this if you can.
My Heart to Joy - All of Life is Coming Home
The last MHTJ song at their last show and benefit for Mitch Dubey at the Madison Arts Barn in Madison, CT. This was on Saturday May 14, 2011.
This was one of the best nights.
Topshelf Records || Fuck Off All Nerds compilation || Light Pink (/125)
This was a benefit compilation released by Topshelf Records with all proceeds going to the family of Mitch Dubey, who was senselessly murdered about a year and a half ago. They still have copies of the black and yellow variants available here. This record was beautifully made, support a good cause and get a really awesome record in the process.
My Heart to Joy
Cut Teeth’s debut EP, Televandalism, completely rips and reminds us a lot of what we love so much about bands like These Arms Are Snakes. Please check them out and pick up the record if you haven’t yet!
Prawn just got back back from their EU / UK tour and are getting ready to hit the road again with Calculator. Their new EP LP Ships is still up for pre-order on our store, though — an update on this one: it’s been delayed significantly due to some issues with the audio on vinyl not sounding as good as we want it to — with the band having been overseas, for over a month, troubleshooting this has been a slower than normal process. We’ll keep you posted.
Long out of print, My Heart to Joy’s Reasons to Be is the last hurrah of one of the most essential bands in our brief catalog. We’ve put in a re-press for the 7” and expect to have it in over the next month. Pre-order it here.
One of the more prominent splits we’ve ever been a part of, The Saddest Landscape & Pianos Become the Teeth’s split 7” has also gotten a facelift and is getting the re-press treatment.
We’re more than halfway through what has been / is shaping up to be a really busy summer for us. In addition to the re-presses and pre-orders above, Pswingset’s All Our False Starts LP, Sirs’ S/T LP & Duck. Little Brother, Duck!’s Don’t Take Our Filth Away! LP are all officially out now. Below is information on where you can pick up / listen to each.
Pswingset - All Our False Starts LP
Stream it / purchase it digitally / purchase it on vinyl
Production for this record is on time and we expect records to be shipping on or before July 31. Downloads were sent yesterday to those who pre-ordered — please email us if you didn’t receive one!
Duck. Little Brother, Duck! - Don’t Take Our Filth Away
Stream it / purchase it digitally on iTunes / purchase it digitally on bandcamp / purchase it on vinyl
There’s been a slight delay with the manufacturing of the records and they won’t ship until July 17.
I have two extra prints of this photo from Hostage Calm’s set at Krazy Fest 2011, featuring Chris Martin (HC) and Alan Huck from My Heart To Joy. Who wants one?
14x20in. (weird, I know) on 240gsm archival glossy resin paper
Like, reblog, send me a message, smoke signal, whatever. I’ll leave this up until the end of the week and then pick two people. I don’t give a shit if you follow me or not. Those kinds of giveaways are dumb. Just enjoy the damn picture.
My Heart To Joy - “All Of Life Is Coming Home” (Live at Madison Arts Barn - 5/17/11)
A year ago today, the Connecticut punk group My Heart To Joy played their final show ever, a benefit performance for Mitch Dubey, who was murdered in March of last year. A year ago today, they finished their set with this song. The energy was incredible. To this day, I don’t think I’ve ever had an experience quite like I did at the Madison Arts Barn that night, listening to my favorite band in Connecticut play one of my favorite songs. Before the final cathartic burst at the very end, the band signalled the entire crowd to come up onto the stage. For a moment, it felt like time froze as we all sat up there waiting for the band to resume playing. Listening to the recording back, it really wasn’t very long, but to me it felt like a lifetime.
This year, Topshelf Records released an LP featuring songs from all of the bands who performed that night, including Snowing, Hostage Calm, and Algernon Cadwallader. Buy it or listen to it for free online HERE.
Fun fact. The break was there because every member of the band handed their instruments to other people so we could all stage dive. It was sick
I threw this interview together in about ten minutes. Hopefully we’ll have another interview with Greg soon after the big LP is released. Here’s little tidbits about his personal life to last you until then. (Did you know: Greg Horbal started the Twinkle Daddies term?)
Greg Horbal of TWIABP fame singing Benny And The Jets at Krazy Fest 2011
I saw this in person and peed my pants.
Each band’s full set from My Heart to Joy’s last show / the Mitch Dubey benefit show on May 14th is up: tpshlf.co/pwYdP8. Reblog!