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LITE // "Warp" Music Video

There is a new music video by LITE out today! Head over to GoldFlakePaint to check out the band's creative video for "Warp" which they called "playful and inspired." The track is from their latest release, Cubic – you can grab a copy of your own here!



LITE will also be heading to the UK on Sunday to begin their European tour –

  • 22/10- Leicester, UK @ Firebug
  • 23/10 - London, UK @ London Bush Hall
  • 24/10 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Berchem Jc Den Eglantier
  • 25/10 - Paris, France @ Olympic Cafe
  • 26/10 - Barcelona, Spain @ AM Fest
  • 28/10 - Mezzago, Italy @ Bloom
  • 29/10 - Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club
  • 30/10 - Köln, Germany @ Jungle
  • 31/10 - Karlsruhe, Germany @ Jubez (Halloween Dudefest)

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LITE + Mouse on the Keys // Split and North American Tour

We are so excited to announce a Split between LITE and Mouse on the Keys! Hailing from Japan, the bands joined forces to create an incredibly unique, mathy, amazing EP. Get notified when it's available!

In addition to the new 12", LITE and Mouse on the Keys will be playing these dates:

  • 11/10 San Diego @ Soda Bar
  • 11/11 Los Angeles @ The Hi Hat
  • 11/12 San Francisco @ Slim’s
  • 11/13 Sacramento @ Harlow’s
  • 11/14 Portland @ Mississippi Studios
  • 11/15 Vancouver @ Biltmore Cabaret
  • 11/16 Seattle @ Sunset Tavern

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LITE // East Coast Tour with TTNG

Japan's instrumental rockers LITE have been announced as support for a short run of dates along the east coast with TTNG. LITE released physical versions of their fourth studio album, Installation, with us in 2014. You can catch them with TTNG starting August 2nd through August 9th. Check out the full list of dates below and get tickets here!

  • August 02 Nashville, TN @ High Watt
  • August 03 Atlanta, GA @ The Purgatory Room (Masquerade)
  • August 04 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
  • August 05 Washington D.C. @ DC9
  • August 06 New York @ The Studio at Webster Hall
  • August 07 Philadelphia @ The Foundry
  • August 09 Allston, MA @ Great Scott

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LITE // China Tour

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LITE // Japan tour with And So I Watch You From Afar

Next month LITE will be touring Japan with And So I Watch You From Afar! Tickets are available here and info is below:

  • January 18th, Osaka - CONPASS
  • January 19th, Nagoya - APPOLO BASE
  • January 20th, Tokyo - FEVER

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LITE // Six-song live recording now available for free download

LITE have just released a free download of six live recordings. The tracks are from the live-streaming session at Red Bull Studios Tokyo in March. Named after their upcoming tour starting from Tokyo and Osaka, it is titled APPROACHES 4 and includes a new track called "Balloon".

Kaoru Miura, who has worked on previous studio albums and is the long-time recording engineer for the band, did the recording and mixing. M&E Design, the Swedish designer who worked with the band on artworks of their previous albums, designed the artwork. Available for free download today through June 30 only, the track list includes the following:

  1. Balloon
  2. Duck Follows an Eccentric
  3. Alter Ego
  4. Bond
  5. Pirates and Parakeets
  6. 100 Million Rainbows

You can also now watch the re-broadcast of the video from this same live recording session.

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Topshelf Records @ SXSW 2015

Our annual spring migration to Austin, TX is nearly upon us! This year we are very happy to have The Ally Coalition on board with us in hosting our showcase — they do incredibly important work and we're thrilled to have them on board. Like last year, we'll be hosting the show at Soho Lounge at 217 E 6th in downtown Austin. There's no cover and we've got Stone Brewing involved to make sure the drinks are cheap! RSVP for the show here (we also created a Facebook event page if that's more your thing).

We'll also have loads of free giveaways for all attendees including slip mats, 7-inch records (courtesy of the fine people at Gotta Groove Records, limited to 500 and exclusive to this show), our label sampler CD, canvas tote bags, stickers, screen printed posters (courtesy of Charlie Wagers Creative) and t-shirts — there are varying quantities of everything so get there early!

Here's the line-up and set times:

If you're not familiar with any of the bands playing, we created a Youtube playlist featuring a music video from each artist as well as a SoundCloud playlist with a track from each. Also, per usual, if you can't make it, our friends at Light & Noise will post some video footage afterward. Lastly, this event is an unofficial SXSW showcase, so there's no need for a badge or wristband to attend.

Thanks!!

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LITE // US tour dates, playing SXSW

Having recently released Installation with us last year and toured the west coast with Mike Watt in support of it, LITE will be back in the US again in March of 2015! This time, the band will have a few appearances at SXSW and then take on the east coast for their first ever headline run — dates and info below:

  • 3/17/2015 Tue. - 3/22/2015 Sun. Austin, TX - SXSW 2015 (Details TBA)
  • 3/23/2015 Mon. Chicago, IL - BEAT KITCHEN
  • 3/24/2015 Tue. Cleveland, OH - MAHALL'S
  • 3/25/2015 Wed. Pittsburgh, PA - BRILLOBOX
  • 3/26/2015 Thu. Harrisburg, PA - STAGE ON HERR
  • 3/27/2015 Fri. Philadelphia, PA - BOOT & SADDLE
  • 3/28/2015 Sat. Rehoboth Beach, DE - DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY AND EATS
  • 3/29/2015 Sun. Brooklyn, NY - KNITTING FACTORY
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LITE // "Installation" on vinyl, west coast tour dates

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 10 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 a live video of them playing their track "Contemporary Disease" 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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