If you missed it yesterday, You Blew It!’s The Past In Present is now available for pre-order! http://tsr-store.com
This is the record that got us to pay attention to You Blew It!. Not because it’s a great record (it’s not). The Past In Present is riddled with imperfections and quirkiness throughout. There are truly great moments on this album, while others stumble and fall just short — the markings of a band that knew what they wanted to do, but wasn’t quite there yet (they’ll be there in early 2014, though, I assure you). Mostly, this record is special because it captures a snapshot of the early stages of a promising band’s modest missteps and triumphs over the course of a heart-on-sleeve album. It’s altogether endearing and youthful. It’s You Blew It!.
The original artwork was made for CD and frankly, was really, really pixelated even at that size. Realizing this wouldn’t work for a 12” LP, we enlisted the help of long-time goto art guy, Ben Sears. The result is an homage to the original with Ben’s trademark touch. He’s also done the rest of the album layout as well.
A Great Big Pile of Leaves - “You’re Always On My Mind”
Everyone needs to listen to this. The vinyl is a thing of beauty. Gorgeous mint, with some quirky artwork printed on a high quality sleeve.
First pressing /500 Mint.
Tancred - S/T (Lavender /150)
We’re constantly in awe of the amazing things we discover in Big Cartel shops. We’ve got an endless list of stores we love and things we want to buy. So we’re putting our money where our heart is. We’ve got the credit card out, and we’re gonna load up on products from awesome Big Cartel shops….
The Big Cartel crew want to send you some free records, guys!
toe’s 2013 US/CA tour (part 1): pressing / packing / printing
Pressing five records to vinyl, printing merch and preparing a North American tour is a ton of work, but we had a great time doing it! We thought it’d be cool to show y’all a little “behind the scenes” of what it all looks like from our end of things — so here’s a peek at what it was like preparing for toe's first ever North American tour and pressing their records to vinyl for the first time.
You can pick up all of these records and merch in our store.
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety • Toe1st press coke bottle clear • /400Topshelf
They will have at least two. Potentially all five. It’s going to be very close. We’ll see. Hoping they have everything. At the very least, though, they will have The Future Is Now and The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety.
In an ideal world, this week.
Sale by Topshelf Records
Hey, there’s only 24 hours left of our 20% off sale! Use the code SPACEMINESAHEAD.
We always try and make CMJ a really fun time, but this year’s gonna be something else. We’ve got Braid headlining and we’re getting The Jazz June to reunite, you guys!! Two hugely influential bands for this genre / niche, If you listen to most anything we’ve ever released, these bands can almost assuredly be indirectly or even directly credited for it. We’re honored and thrilled to have them onboard for this. Also playing will be Enemies (coming all the way from Ireland, no less), Caravels, Have Mercy & a very special ~yet-to-be-named~ guest.
After the show, and between sets, Tom Mullen of Washed Up Emo fame will be DJing only the best of the best tunes.
We’ll also have an exclusive, limited Edition 7-inch record for everyone in attendance featuring “Hundred Years” by Caravels and a previously unreleased song from Prawn.
Tickets are on sale right now and are going to sell out, so hop to!
Incase you can’t read the print on the poster, here’s all the info:
October 19, 2013, 8:00pm @ St. Vitus — Brooklyn, NY
$15.00, 21+, Get tickets.
Sale by Topshelf Records
Hey, y’all — just another reminder that we’re having a 20% off sale right now with the code SPACEMINESAHEAD: http://tsr-store.com/category/sale