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Topshelf to release Prawn's "You Can Just leave It All"

We're really pumped to announce today that we'll be working with Ridgewood, NJ Indie/Post Rock outfit Prawn. The band has self released two EPs and a tour demo along with their recent debut full length You Can Just Leave It All which we will be releasing on vinyl later this year. The record is currently streaming in it's entirety at absolutepunk.net.

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Prawn will be on the road this summer. If you can help out with a date, please get in touch with the band on Facebook. Dates are below:

  • June 22nd - Emerald City, Brooklyn, NY
  • June 23rd - Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT
  • June 24th - BCAVE, Attleboro ,MA.
  • June 25th - Witch Rock. Rochester, MA
  • June 26th - The Dirty Douglass, Lowell, MA
  • June 28th - Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh, PA
  • June 29th - It’s a Kling Thing House.  Akron, OHIO
  • June 30th - Ann Arbor, MI
  • July 1st - Turtle Den, Grand Rapids, MI
  • July 2nd - Lansing, MI
  • July 3rd - South Bend, IN
  • July 4th - Chicago, IL
  • July 5th - TBA
  • July 6th - ITR Venue, Belleville IL
  • July 7th - Detto’s Barn – Liberty, MO
  • July 8th - Lawrence, KS
  • July 9th - TBA
  • July 10th - TBA
  • July 11th - TBA
  • July 12th - TBA
  • July 13th - Sacramento, CA
  • July 14th - San Francisco, CA
  • July 15th -  Oakland, CA
  • July 16th - Fresno, CA
  • July 17th - TBA
  • July 18h- TBA
  • July 19th- TBA
  • July 20th - Los Angeles, CA
  • July 21st -  San Diego, CA
  • July 22nd - Phoenix, AZ
  • July 24th - Flagstaff, AZ
  • July 25th - Alberquque, NM
  • July 26th - Amarillo,TX
  • July 27th - Oklahoma City, OK
  • July 28th - Dallas, TX
  • July 29th - Austin, TX
  • July 30th - Houston, TX
  • July 31st - New Orleans, LA
  • July 1st - Mobile, AL
  • July 2nd - Gainsville, FL
  • July 3rd - Orlando, FL
  • July 4th - Jacksonville, MI
  • July 6th - Atlanta, GA
  • July 7th – Charlotte, SC
  • July 8th – Raleigh, NC
  • July 9th - Richmond, VA
  • July 10th – Harrisonburg, VA
  • July 11th - Charlottesville, VA
  • July 12th - DC/Baltimore, MD
  • July 13th - Philadelphia, PA
  • July 14th – Welcome Home Show, NJ

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Into It. Over It.'s "Twelve Towns" LP Out August 9th on Topshelf!

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Chicago-based, Philadelphia-raised songwriter Evan Thomas Weiss, aka Into It. Over It., aka best dude o'clock, has announced plans to release his long awaited Twelve Towns LP this summer with us.

Set for an official release of August 9th, the release is a compilation of six split 7 inches that Weiss released between last summer and May, 2011. Each split release featured a different selection of Weiss' closest friends and bands, including:

  • Snack Town split with CSTVT released by Topshelf Records
  • Split with Everyone Everywhere released by Topshelf Records
  • Split with Such Gold released by No Sleep Records / Mightier Than Sword Records
  • Split with Pswingset released by Count Your Lucky Stars Records
  • Split with Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) released by Count Your Lucky Stars Records
  • Split with Bob Nanna and Lauren Lo released by Evil Weevil Records

The Twelve Towns LP will include a download of five live tracks from a Nervous Energies session. Album art and track list coming soon!

Weiss and Into It. Over It. will also soon be setting out on a full US and Canadian tour opening for UK-based Epitaph recording artist Frank Turner and American folk punk band Andrew Jackson Jihad. The tour, which stretches from late September to early November, follows Weiss' recent set of dates supporting Fake Problems, Pomegranates, Laura Stevenson and The Cans, Mansions and more. Dates are below:

  • 09/20/2011 Danbury CT Heirloom Arts Theater tickets
  • 09/21/2011 New York NY Bowery Ballroom tickets
  • 09/222011 Millvale PA Mr Smalls tickets
  • 09/23/2011 Baltimore MD Ottobar tickets
  • 09/24/2011 Richmond VA Canal Club tickets
  • 09/25/2011 West Colombia SC New Brookland Tavern tickets
  • 09/27/2011 Orlando FL The Social tickets
  • 09/29/2011 Fort Lauderdale FL Culture Room tickets
  • 09/30/2011 Tampa FL Crowbar tickets
  • 10/01/2011 Atlanta GA Masquerade tickets
  • 10/03/2011 Austin TX Emo's tickets
  • 10/04/2011 Dallas TX The Loft tickets
  • 10/05/2011 Oklahoma City OK Conservatory tickets
  • 10/06/2011 Kansas City MO The Record Bar tickets
  • 10/07/2011 Denver CO Marquis Theater tickets
  • 10/08/2011 Albuquerque NM Launchpad tickets
  • 10/10/2011 Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room tickets
  • 10/11/2011 Pomona CA Glass House tickets
  • 10/12/2011 San Diego CA Soma tickets
  • 10/13/2011 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theater tickets
  • 10/14/2011 San Francisco CA Slim's tickets
  • 10/15/2011 Portland OR Hawthorne Theater tickets
  • 10/16/2011 Seattle WA Neumos tickets
  • 10/17/2011 Vancouver BC Biltmore Cabaret tickets
  • 10/19/2011 Edmonton AB Starlite Room tickets
  • 10/20/2011 Calgary AB Republik tickets
  • 10/21/2011 Regina SK The Exchange tickets
  • 10/22/2011 Winnipeg MB West End Cultural Center tickets
  • 10/23/2011 Minneapolis MN Triple Rock tickets
  • 10/25/2011 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall tickets
  • 10/26/2011 Chicago IL Bottom Lounge tickets
  • 10/27/2011 Detroit MI Magic Stick tickets
  • 10/28/2011 Toronto ON The Phoenix tickets
  • 10/29/2011 Montreal QC Corona tickets
  • 10/30/2011 Ottawa ON Maverick's tickets
  • 10/31/2011 Quebec City QC Cercle tickets
  • 11/02/2011 Cambridge MA Middle East tickets
  • 11/04/2011 Philadelphia PA Theater Of Living Arts tickets

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Friendship Fest is SOON!

1 day. 2 Floors. Lots of bands. Lots of friends. No Jerks.

Sunday, June 19 · 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Party Expo
929 Broadway
Bushwick, NY

Park Jefferson - Midwest emo/indie
Mallard - Emo jams from Philly
Pirouette - Scotty's mustache is back.
Glocca Morra - Indie/punk from Philly
Bandname - Philly punk
By Surprise - Jersey Indie rock
Fugue - Instrumental noodles from Connecticut
Shot Not - Long Island best friends
Boys & Sex - 3 cool guys from Philly
Sleep Bellum Sonno - Long Island emo friends
Montpellier. - Baltimore screamo
Corcovado - 3/4 of Mallard
The Ground Is Lava - Ohio emo/indie
Ah, Horse Hockey - Friendshipcore friends
We Were Skeletons - Lancaster Uglies
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die - Connecticut emo/indie
Everyone Everywhere - Cool band from Philly
Tomahawk Chop - Dan Clemens can beat you in a race.
Broadcaster - Long Island buddies
The Clippers - Hot dudes from Boston

Here's the event page with all the details and RSVP thing: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197649850258824

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Topshelf & Holy Roar to release new split from run,WALK! and Sirs

Hey everyone! Story time!

The best part of running this label is all the friends we meet and get to work with along the way.

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Two months ago, while we were having an absolute blast down in Austin for SXSW, we met a lot of rad people and started some really cool new relationships and projects with a lot of them (that we’ll slowly be unveiling over the course of the year). Some of those people were Alex of Holy Roar Records in the UK and Tom and Matt from the band run,WALK!

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Sirs are a band that from the moment we first heard them, and even more so after being blown away by how good they are live, we knew we wanted to work with them.

So today, with that all said, we’re extremely excited to announce that we will be working with Holy Roar Records (UK) to release a split record from Sirs (NY) and run,WALK! (UK) in Late summer/early fall.

You can download run,WALK!’s latest EP PEEKAY for free here. Sirs’ 2010 Vas Deferens can be downloaded on their bandcamp page here.

Both bands will be heading out on tour soon and their respective dates are below.

run,WALK! tour dates:
7th June: The Earl - SHEFFIELD
8th June: The Banshee Labyrinth - EDINBURGH
9th June: The Northumberland Arms - NEWCASTLE
10th June: The Well - LEEDS
11th June: The Cricketers - KINGSTON
12th June: Crushtival @ The Hobbit - SOUTHAMPTON
13th June: The Hydrant - BRIGHTON
14th June: The Old Blue Last - LONDON
15th June: The Flapper - BIRMINGHAM

Sirs Tour Dates:
May 23rd: Barnesville, OH @ The Lakeview w/ TBA
May 24th: Detroit, MI @ The Lager House w/ TBA
May 25th: Grand Rapids, MI @ The DAAC w/ Grown Ups
May 26th: Chicago, IL @ Moving Castle w/ Coping + Joie de Vivre
May 27th: St. Louis, MO @ LEMP w/ Family Might + Orion Pax
* May 28th: Louisville, KY @ TBA
May 29th: Memphis, TN @ Stash House w/ TBA
May 30th: Atlanta, GA @ WonderRoot w/ TBA
May 31st: Tallahassee, FL @ 721 California St. w/ Sleeping Spiders
June 1st: Gainesville, FL @ Wayward Council w/ Wavelets
June 2nd: Ft Myers, FL @ Cool Hand Luc's w/ Trans-sans
June 3rd: Melbourne, FL @ TBA
June 4th: Orlando, FL @ TBA
June 5th: Savannah, GA @ TBA
June 6th: Atlanta, GA @ TBA
June 7th: Charlotte, NC @ Sewercide w/ TBA
June 8th: Greensboro, NC @ Legitimate Business w/ TBA
June 9th: Virginia Beach, VA @ Concrete Grow-Together w/ TBA
June 10th: DC @ TBA
June 11th: Philadelphia, PA @ TBA w/ Bandname

More details on the release will be announced soon! In the meantime, why not go check out Sirs & run,WALK! online, yeah?

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MHTJ "Reasons To Be" EP release show details announced

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Big Kids announce west coast dates with Algernon Cadwallader!

Attn: West Coast!

January. The two bands will be sharing a van and bringing about the fun times. Dates are below:

San Diego 1/4 @ Che Cafe
Chino 1/5 @ The Warehouse
Garden Grove 1/6 @ The Cabin
San Francisco 1/7 @ Adam n Clark's
Berkeley 1/8 @ Gilman St.
Santa Cruz 1/9 @ TBA
San Jose 1/10 @ Texas Toast
Santa Rosa 1/11 @ TBA
Arcata 1/12 (help)
Medford 1/13
Portland 1/14 @ TBA
Olympia 1/15 @ Chez Puget
Seattle 1/16 @ The Black Lodge
Portland 1/17 @ The Garfield House (Big Kids only)

There are a few TBAs and if anyone can help please email info@topshelf-records.com. If you'd like to set up an interview with either band, just let me know.

Algernon Cadwallader - http://www.myspace.com/algernoncadwallader
Big Kids - http://www.myspace.com/oaklandbigkids

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Into It. Over It. / Castevet Split 7 inch Pre Orders / Tour Updates / Warped Tour

Into It. Over It. / Castevet - Snack Town

We have launched pre orders for the Into It. Over It. & Castevet split 7 inch titled Snack Town. For those of you who don't know, Snack Town is part a series of 7 inches that Into It. Over It. has planned called Twelve Towns and Evan has teamed up with good friends Castevet on this release which features four amazing tracks, two from each band. 

1) Castevet - "Chilsen"
2) Castevet - "(Get) Bucktown"
3) Into It. Over It. - "Sommerville, SC"
4) Into It. Over It. - "Pontiac, MI"

Snack Town will be limited to a one time pressing of 500 7 inches (75 Gray, 100 Brown, 150 Cream, 175 Black) and will be available digitally as well from all retail outlets (soon) and directly from us.  We have a few different options for pre order and all orders come with an immediate download of the album:

Into It. Over It. Snack Town Package Deal - here
Castevet Snack Town Package Deal - here
Snack Town 7 Inch - here
Snack Town Download - here

We also have a sweet exclusive Into It. Over It. shirt available here.

Castevet and Into It. Over It. have each unveiled a new track from Snack Town on their respective myspace pages. Castevet has launched a stream of the track "(Get) Bucktown" and Into It. Over It. has launched a stream of "Somerville, SC."

July 31 @ Edge Frat in Asheville, NC w/ My Heart To Joy
August 1 @ The Bear Cave in Richmond, VA *
August 2 @ Hole In The Sky in Washington, DC *
August 3 @ Cycle Space in Baltimore, MD *
August 4 @ The Fire in Philadelphia, PA *
August 5 @ Party Expo in Brooklyn, NY *
August 6 @ TBA in Boston, MA *
August 7 @ Cyclecide Bike Collective in Hackettstown, NJ *
August 8 @ TBA in Long Island, NY *
August 9 @ TBA in ALbany, NY *
August 10 @ It's A Kling Thing in Akron, OH
August 11 @ TBA in Louisville, KY w/ Snowing
August 13 @ 2586 Murray Ave in Milwaukee, WI w/ Snowing
August 15 @ SummerCamp in Chicago, IL SNACK TOWN RELEASE SHOW
August 16 @ TBA **
August 17 @ 1126 House in Hattiesburg, MS **
August 18 @ HTGT Thrift in Baton Rouge, LA **
August 19 @ TBA **
August 20 @ EMO's in Austin, TX **
August 21 @ TBA **
August 22 @ TBA **
August 23 @ Salt Water Taffy House in Kansas City, MO **
August 24 @ TBA **

*w/ My Heart To Joy and Snowing
**w/ Native and Former Thieves

We've added a few items to our distro section. Castevet's The Echo & The Light LP and Everyone Everywhere's S/T LP. Don't forget that we still have a few copies left of the Into It. Over It. split 7 inch with Bob Nanna and Lauren Lo here.

We currently have a lot of bands on tour so be sure to check out when they are playing near you - Aeroplane, 1929, Big Kids, Lion Cub, My Heart To Joy, Pianos Become The Teeth & We Were Skeletons.

Right now, we're out on the Vans Warped Tour with a booth, be sure to find us, stop by, and say hello.

Cheers!

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Pianos Become The Teeth Announce Full US Tour

Pianos Become The Teeth will be doing a Full US tour this summer to support Old Pride. Dates for their tour are below and include select shows with Kid Crash, Lemuria, Not To Reason Why, Ruiner, and Touche Amore. We are beyond stoked over here about this:

June 11 - Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD w/ Ruiner **LP RELEASE SHOW**
June 12 - The Dungeon - Williamsport, PA
June 13 - It's A Kling Thing! House - Akron, OH
June 14 - Justice Records - Mount Pleasant, MI
June 15 - The DAAC - Grand Rapids, MI
June 16 - Treasure Island - Chicago, IL
June 17 - Afterschool - Merton, WI
June 18 - 1108 Hour - Cedar Falls, IA
June 19 - Westport Coffee House - Kansas City, MO
June 20 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
June 21 - The Ghost House - Lincoln, NE
June 22 - The Blast - O- Mat - Denver, CO
June 23 - The Basement - Ogden, UT
June 24 - Brawl Studio - Garden City, ID
June 25 - 230 West Riverside Blvd - Spokane, WA w/ Not To Reason Why
June 26 - The Black Lodge - Seattle, WA w/ Not To Reason Why
June 27 - The Kenton Club - Portland, OR w/ Not To Reason Why, Kid Crash
June 28 - TBA - Redding, CA
June 29 - Sue's Java Cafe - Redding, CA w/ Lemuria
June 30 - Unholy Grounds - Olivehurst, CA
July 1 - Texas Toast House - San Jose, CA
July 2 - The Captive - Fresno, CA
July 3 - Eastside Cafe - El Sereno, CA
July 4 - The Cabin - Garden Grove, CA w/ Touche Amore
July 5 - Yayo's Tacos - Las Vegas, NV
July 6 - Che Cafe - San Diego, CA w/ Touche Amore
July 7 - TBA - Phoenix, AZ
July 8 - The Hide Away Lounge - El Paso, TX
July 9 - The Pine Box - Midland, TX
July 10 - The Ten Eleven - San Antonio, TX
July 11 - Super Happy Fun Land - Houston, TX
July 12 - 1919 Hemphill - Fort Worth, TX
July 13 - Bad Granny's Bazaar - Oklahoma City, OK
July 14 - The Warehouse - Mountain Home, AR
July 15 - The Tavern - Hattiesburg, MS
July 16 - The Firehouse - Birmingham, AL
July 17 - The Greenhouse - Rome, GA
July 18 - Earshot Records - Greenville, SC
July 19 - The Basement Studios - Raleigh, NC
July 20 - 7 Day Weekend - Greensboro, NC
July 21 - Ted's Red Shed - Annandale, VA

You can still pre order Old Pride on vinyl from our webstore and all pre orders are entered for the chance to get a free test press.

Recently, Kevin was hit by a car while riding his bike and got hurt pretty bad. Check it out here and help Kyle from Pianos Become The Teeth and myself welcome him to the "Fake Teeth Club." Feel free to send him some love to @kevinduquette on Twitter since he can't walk right now and needs some distractions from day-time TV on his parents' couch.

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