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New Music from Elephant Gym, Annual Label Sampler & Holiday Sale

Greetings! It is about that time, people. We've got a few deals going to help you with your holiday shopping (much more on that below). Now's probably also a good time to recap you on what we've put out this year, incase you've missed anything. We've also got Elephant Gym's new album Underwater available for purchase—details on all of that below.

This year's been awesome—I'm so psyched on the diverse titles and exciting group of artists we've gotten to partner with in 2018. For a quick glimpse of everything we had our hands in this year check out our discography page, or just peep our label sampler that features a track from every artist we released music for in 2018:

Oh yeah, the sale!

  • Take 20% everything in our shop with the code HOUSEKEEPING (excludes pre-order items)
  • Take an additional 15% off everything in our sale section (prices already marked down)
  • Our Bandcamp subscription is temporarily lowered to just $6 a month—get everything we release instantly digitally delivered to you, plus bonus downloads and behind-the-scenes updates all while supporting us and our roster in an ongoing, sustainable way!
  • we've re-stocked crewnecks, beanies, hats and shirts
  • For every $50 you spend in our shop, get a free random test press with your order
  • All digital items on our Bandcamp are 50% off (use the code HOUSEKEEPING)
  • Lastly, if you're shopping for someone and not sure what to get them, we have gift cards

A few notes and clarifications: The 50% off Bandcamp code *will* work on physical merch. We won't honor that though. Please do not try to buy physical merch with this code—YOU WILL BE REFUNDED and we will cancel your order if you do this. It is intended for digital items only. Thanks!

To redeem your free test press for every $50 spent, you must add this item to your cart.

In other news, you can finally listen to the new Elephant Gym album Underwater! It'll be on streaming platforms December 7th, but until then, you can stream or download it from Bandcamp (psst you'd already have it if you were subscribed!) or simply add it to your cart here on our shop.

That's it for now—thanks so much for your continued interest and support! <3

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toe // Our Latest Number

Today we are proud to share the latest record from the widely influential toe.

For nearly two decades toe has consistently redefined the limits of experimental rock, and their latest number is no exception. The four songs that comprise Our Latest Number feature the band's signature spellbinding tenets: dextrous, interwoven guitar melodies trickle around clever, unpredictable drumming, with eruptions into syncopated, awe-inspired climaxes. Never relinquishing the electric suspense they're known for, a decidedly more introspective overtone sets the record apart from its predecessors, lending a personal edge to toe's sound that reaches beyond the boundaries set by their previous work.

There's simply a kinetic energy about everything this band does. Our Latest Number shows the band seamlessly shifting between various instrumentations while experimenting with dynamic vocal arrangements and glitchy, looped samples. Their willingness to constantly test the waters of experimentation is a testament to their status as the definitive authors of the subgenres they're commonly associated with.

Long before we ever started working with them, toe was a band that always captivated us. The spectrum of their sound constantly widens while somehow retaining a distinct, precise organic feel. The new EP, Our Latest Number, is out now. Check it out on your preferred music platform, here.

The band will embark on a North American tour this fall. Tour dates can be found here.

Our Latest Number was recorded and mixed by Mino Takaaki, and mastered by Akihiro Shiba.

Album art and layout by Makoto Nii for Dis(ign)


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toe // South American Dates

In January of next year, our friends in South America will finally have a chance to catch toe on their upcoming mini-tour! They will be hitting Argentina, Brazil, and Chile – it will be their first time in any of these countries, so be sure to show the guys the tour of a lifetime!

  • January 25 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Niceto Club
  • January 27 - São Paulo, Brazil @ Fabrique
  • January 29 - Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Nescafe

Buy tickets

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toe // EU tour, Exclusive UK Performance at ArcTangent Festival

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toe // North American tour dates

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Enemies / toe release day!

Two of our favorite bands and two of our favorite records, ever — released on the same day! Enemies' Embark, Embrace is an instant classic and toe's The Book About My Idle Plot On a Vague Anxiety is a completely unreal classic record. They're both out today and both bands will be coming to the US soon to support their respective releases. Below are details on where you can pick up or listen to each record, along with an update on the vinyl production of each. Thanks!

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Vinyl update: the records are in, LP jackets are shipped to us and will be in hand this week, LP inserts will be in our hands in two weeks. This album will be shipping out the first week of September.

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Enemies - Embark, Embrace

Vinyl update: LP jackets and LP inserts are in, test presses have been delayed (we were told we'd have them weeks ago and still don't; we're not sure why. Kinda getting the runaround here and it's a bummer) so we'll keep you posted on this one via email. We'll be looking to rush production on these once tests are approved. At best, this will be shipping out in mid-september.

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Toe vinyl pre-orders & North American tour dates!!

Earlier this year we announced that we'd be working with Toe to release their catalog on vinyl, worldwide, for the very first time ever. We'll be releasing a new Toe record every month all summer long and today is the day that we kick it all off: Today we have the legendary emo / post rock / math rock band's first full length album The Book About My Idle Plot On a Vague Anxiety for pre-order along with a limited edition box set of all of their releases which will include an exclusive variant limited to 200 of each record encased in a hand numbered and hand stamped box:

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  • Songs, Ideas We Forgot
  • The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety
  • New Sentimentality
  • For Long Tomorrow
  • The Future Is Now

Test presses of each respective album are now approved and we're working on all the artwork now while the records get made. Hope you're all as excited as we are — but here's the REAL news:

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Toe will be coming to North America for the first time ever this fall! Dates, info and ticket purchase links directly below:

Toe is a band that's an absolute mainstay in our music collection, a staple of this niche (and well beyond), and one of the most important bands (to us, anyway) of the last decade so we’re pretty pumped about this, you guys!

So yeah, check out the pre-orders in the store, or if you've never heard them before, maybe give 'em a listen. Thanks, everyone, We. Are. Pumped!

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Toe // Topshelf

We're thrilled today to announce something that is literally years in the making: We'll be releasing Toe's catalog on vinyl, worldwide, for the very first time ever!

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Last fall, we released the band's newest effort, The Future Is Now, on vinyl & CD — and we'll be adding to that by releasing the following on vinyl as well:

  • Songs, Ideas We Forgot
  • The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety
  • New Sentimentality
  • For Long Tomorrow

Toe is a band that's an absolute mainstay in our music collection, a staple of this niche (and well beyond), and one of the most important bands (to us, anyway) of the last decade so we’re pretty pumped about this, you guys!

We'll have more details involving release dates, pressing info, pre-orders, etc. soon. Hope you're all as excited as we are!

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Topshelf // toe

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I am incredibly elated to be typing this right now.

toe is one of my favorite bands of all time (my last.fm charts don't lie!) and one of the main reasons I got into this music community that Seth and I both love so much (and now amazingly enough find ourselves working within).

This has been in the works for years and I'm beyond excited that it's finally come to fruition. We will be releasing the band's most recent EP "the future is now" on 10" vinyl via three color ways (with first press limited to 1,000) as well as CD on November 6, 2012. There's also a huge 18x24" poster to boot. We'll have the preorders up soon. The pre-orders are now up!

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For those of you in the UK & EU, Big Scary Monsters has similar options available as well. Also, for you guys, the band is embarking on their first ever EU / UK tour this month. Dates are below. They play just one UK date, with pre-sales selling out within a matter of days, and only a small handful being reserved for sale on the day.

  • 16.09 - RU - Moscow - Astral Festival 
  • 17.09 - DE - Berlin - Festsaal Kreuzberg
  • 18.09 - DK - Copenhagen - Pumpehuset 
  • 19.09 - BE - Brussels - Magasin 4 | 
  • 20.09 - FR - Paris - Le Point Ephémère 
  • 21.09 - IT - Bolzano - Transart Festival 
  • 22.09 - CH - Düdingen - Bad Bonn 
  • 23.09 - UK - London - XOYO (w/ This Town Needs Guns, Brontide, Talons and more)

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