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Pre Orders Launched for Talons "Hollow Realm"

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We've launched pre orders for Talons' Hollow Realm LP here.

First pressing is of 500, we have an exclusive T-Shirt available, and one pre order will receive a free TEST PRESSING. For the UK kids, we have a special pre order happening through Banquet Records here. Also, don't forget to pick up the CD version from our friends at Big Scary Monsters here.

Go Talons!

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Talons Join Topshelf

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Today we are beyond excited to announce a new (and our first international) signing. Talons, the six-piece instrumental band from the United Kingdom, will be working with us to release their debut LP Hollow Realm on vinyl world wide.

The album will be released with us on November 23rd while Big Scary Monsters will handle the CD version of the album which will be released on November 15th. Expect some pre orders to be popping up soon and until then listen to a few jams on the band's myspace.

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Topshelf Summer Plans: New Signings, New Releases

Yello! We've got a jam-packed summer of awesomeness ahead of us and are excited to announce a new release from Aeroplane, 1929, as well as the addition of Castevet, Everyone Everywhere, Into It. Over It., and Lion Cub to our roster.

Two years after releasing The Holy Ghost, Aeroplane, 1929 return with their strongest release to date and long awaited full length, Attic & Cellar. Absolutepunk.net claimed The Holy Ghost to be "Nothing short of inspirational." Hailing from New England, Aeroplane, 1929 promises touring in support of the release as more details will be announced shortly.

Two releases with Into It. Over It. (Chicago, IL) featuring Evan Weiss (formerly of The Progress, Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start, It's A Kling Thing, etc.) are planned which will be the last two releases for his ambitious Twelve Towns series. The first of which was with Bob Nanna (Hey Mercedes, Braid, City on Film) and Lauren Lo and released by Evil Weevil Records. Each release will be a split 7 inch. The first, titled Snack Towns, will feature new tracks from Into It. Over It. and Chicago's Castevet. The second split will include new tracks from Into It. Over It. and Everyone Everywhere who hail from Philadelphia, PA. IIOI will be heading over to tour the UK and Europe with Grown Ups this week. You can also listen to a new track from the Twelve Towns Series titled Orlando, FL as well as view a new music video for the track 22 Syllables on the IIOI myspace today.

Finally, we will be releasing the debut Full-Length from Massachusetts' Lion Cub entitled Seneca. Lion Cub features former members of La Guillotine and current members of Aeroplane, 1929. Expect more details and tour dates for all bands coming soon!

If you would like to get in touch with any of the bands or would like more information feel free to email seth [at] topshelf-records.com.

Aeroplane, 1929 - http://www.myspace.com/aeroplane1929
Castevet - http://www.myspace.com/romancastevet
Everyone Everywhere - http://www.myspace.com/everyoneeverywhere
Into It. Over It. - http://www.myspace.com/intoitoverit
Lion Cub - http://www.myspace.com/lioncubband
Topshelf Records - http://www.topshelf-records.com

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Grown Ups Pre-Orders and Contest, Empire! Empire! dates & More

We have some big news today! We've launched pre orders for the re-release of Grown UpsMore Songs on CD and Vinyl. Big Scary Monsters originally released the band's debut full length earlier this year and we are fortunate enough to be working with both the label and the band. We've put together a few package deals and are pressing 500 LPs split between Coke Bottle Clear (100), Clear Gold (100), Off White (100), and Black (200):

CD Package Deal
LP Package Deal
4 LP Pack
Single LP
CD
Screen Printed Poster

If you have already ordered this album from Big Scary Monsters OR picked up a copy from the band at a show then you are in luck. All that you have to do is order a copy of the re-release on CD or Vinyl from us then email us (info@topshelf-records.com) with the subject: GROWN UPS POSTER and include either your order confirmation from Big Scary Monsters OR a picture of you holding your Grown Ups album and we will ship you a FREE Screen Printed Poster with your order.

We are also doing a TEST PRESS CONTEST where one random pre order will come with a free Test Press. How can you go wrong?

Want more cool happenings? We've teamed up with Absolutepunk.net to bring you a sweet Grown Ups Contest where you could win a Test Press, CD, LP and Screen Printed Poster. It's insanely easy. Just head over to ap.net and enter your email address into the form.

If you haven't checked it out yet, Caravels' Floorboards EP is streaming over at Punknews.org. Be sure to take a few listens of that awesome album. You can snag it from our webstore on CD or digitally on iTunes.

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) will be heading on tour this weekend with Mountains For Clouds. Here are the dates here.

In case you missed the awesome show this past weekend featuring My Heart To Joy, We Were Skeletons, Snowing, 1994! and more, you can check out some pictures here.

That's all for now, more updates coming soon!

Seth and Kev

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Grown Ups Pre-Orders and Contest, Empire! Empire! dates & More

We have some big news today! We've launched pre orders for the re-release of Grown Ups More Songs on CD and Vinyl. Big Scary Monsters originally released the band's debut full length earlier this year and we are fortunate enough to be working with both the label and the band. We've put together a few package deals and are pressing 500 LPs split between Coke Bottle Clear (100), Clear Gold (100), Off White (100), and Black (200):

CD Package Deal

LP Package Deal
4 LP Pack
Single LP
CD
Screen Printed Poster

If you have already ordered this album from Big Scary Monsters OR picked up a copy from the band at a show then you are in luck. All that you have to do is order a copy of the re-release on CD or Vinyl from us then email us (info@topshelf-records.com) with the subject: GROWN UPS POSTER and include either your order confirmation from Big Scary Monsters OR a picture of you holding your Grown Ups album and we will ship you a FREE Screen Printed Poster with your order.

We are also doing a TEST PRESS CONTEST where one random pre order will come with a free Test Press. How can you go wrong?

Want more cool happenings? We've teamed up with Absolutepunk.net to bring you a sweet Grown Ups Contest where you could win a Test Press, CD, LP and Screen Printed Poster. It's insanely easy. Just head over to ap.net and enter your email address into the form.

If you haven't checked it out yet Caravels Floorboards EP is streaming over at Punknews.org. Be sure to take a few listens of that awesome album. You can snag it from our webstore on CD or digitally on iTunes.

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) will be heading on tour this weekend with Mountains For Clouds. Here are the dates here.

In case you missed the awesome show this past weekend featuring My Heart To Joy, We Were Skeletons, Snowing, 1994! and more, you can check out some pictures here.

That's all for now, more updates coming soon!

Seth and Kev

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Grown Ups Join Topshelf

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We are extremely excited to let everyone know that today Chicago, IL's Grown Ups has officially joined the Topshelf roster. Big Scary Monsters originally released the bands Debut full length More Songs earlier this year and we will now be re-releasing the album on CD and Vinyl in North America.

More Songs will hit stores on November 9th and expect some touring and pre order updates coming soon! You can also check out three tracks from More Songs on the bands myspace.

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Caravels join Topshelf Records

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We are stoked to announce that we are going to be working with Caravels, from Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans of Defeater and Touche Amore should enjoy Caravels blend of modern hardcore and 90's screamo.   

The band will be entering Earthling Studios on October 23rd to record 2 new tracks with Mike Kamoo for an upcoming 7 inch that we are going to release later this year. 

Caravels self-released an EP earlier this year called Floorboards and we will be giving the album a digital release on September 28th.

Be sure to check them out and snag Floorboards from our webstore.

-Seth & Kev

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Everyone Everywhere / Into It. Over It. Split EP Pre Order Now

We have the perfect music to finish out your summer and you can download it today! Pre orders are now up for our Everyone Everywhere / Into It. Over It. split 7 inch which comes with an immediate download of the album. It comes with four awesome tracks, one original and one cover from each band and they cover a track from each other. This album has been on repeat since we got the masters and I really hope that it's the same for you!

Both bands have also posted a brand new track on their myspace page so you can listen to it before you buy. Everyone Everywhere has posted the track Fakin' It and Into It. Over It. has posted Augusta, GA.

Here is the track listing: 

1) Into It. Over It. - Augusta, GA
2) Everyone Everywhere - Batsto
3) Everyone Everywhere - Fakin' It
4) Into It. Over It. - Outer Banks, NC (Raw Bar OBX 2002) 

We've limited this release to just 500 7 inches and we have a few different packages:

7 inch 4-pack (Limited to 20)
Single 7 Inch
Everyone Everywhere Package
Digital Download

If you haven't picked up the Castevet and Into It. Over It. Snack Town split yet then snag it here. Also, if you are going to be in the general Chicago, IL area this weekend be sure to go to the Snack Town Release show at Summercamp on August 17th to see Castevet, Into It. Over It., Balance and Compusure, and Koji. Fun times will be had for sure and they will also have a special release show version of Snack Town.

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) will be hitting the studio this weekend to begin tracking for their EP which will be out later this year. We have some of their albums in the Distro Section of our webstore along with some other amazing releases from bands we love.

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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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