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Into It. Over It.'s "Twelve Towns" now available for pre-order!

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We're excited to announce both the track listing for, as well as that we have launched pre-orders for, Into It. Over It.'s Twelve Towns CD/LP. Announced a few weeks ago, the project is the culmination of Into It. Over It.'s Twelve Towns 7 inch series, completely re-mastered and in one location. Twelve Towns will be released on August 9th, 2011 and the release includes a bonus track that wasn't part of the original 7 inch series titled Westmont, NJ. The vinyl and digital version of this release will come with five bonus acoustic tracks which were recorded as a separate Nervous Energies Session earlier this year.

The first pressing of vinyl will be limited to 1,000 split between 100 Black, 200 Cream, 350 Clear, and 350 Gold. All pre-orders will come with an immediate download of the acoustic version of Augusta, GA while the rest of the album will be released on August 9th. All vinyl preorders will be entered into a random drawing to be eligible to win a test press of the record.

  1. Nashville, TN
  2. Orlando, FL
  3. Brenham, TX
  4. Cambridge, MA
  5. Summerville, SC
  6. Westmont, NJ
  7. Augusta, GA
  8. Buffalo, NY
  9. Billings, MT
  10. Portland, OR
  11. Washington, DC
  12. Pontiac, MI
  13. Brenham, TX *Digital/Vinyl Bonus
  14. Pontiac, MI *Digital/Vinyl Bonus
  15. Billings, MT *Digital/Vinyl Bonus
  16. Augusta, GA *Digital/Vinyl Bonus
  17. Portland, OR *Digital/Vinyl Bonus

Several pre-order packages are available, so head over to the store and pre-order it while they're still available!

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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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The Clippers, Lion Cub Pre-orders & Winter Merch Sale!

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The Clippers' An Evening With is THE ultimate summer jam. You need it... and you've got choices — must be nice. Pick up the An Evening With 7", the An Evening With 7" 3-pack (including all three vinyl variants), the An Evening With 7" shirt package deal (featuring a rad new shirt design) or just the shirt or tank top by themself.

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Since their inception in early 2010, Lion Cub has created a sound reminiscent of bands like The Postal Service, Phoenix, Modest Mouse, and Superchunk which shows through brilliantly on American Buffalo — the band’s self-recorded follow up to their 2010 debut Seneca. This is thirteen fantastic tracks from a band — and group of people — that we really love. All pre-orders for this come with a hand-pressed and packaged cassette of non-album tracks and a special insert made by the band.

You can grab the American Buffalo CD or the American Buffalo & Seneca CD package deal in the store.

Lastly, Topshelf crewneck sweaters and Pianos Become The Teeth hoodies are both on sale through the weekend. Oh, also, we're restocking a bunch of shirts soon... the Topshelf logo shirts, Pianos Become The Teeth Shirts, You Me & Everyone We Know shirts, Grown Ups "cat" shirts, etc., etc. EVEN MORE exciting news tomorrow!

Listen to Big Eyes. Laterrrr.

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Fuck Off All Nerds: A Benefit Compilation for Mitch Dubey

ALL proceeds go directly to the Dubey Family. Several pre-order options are available:

Single LP: http://tpshlf.co/l6xkqp.

LP 4-pack: http://tpshlf.co/lJhYlp

LP + Shirt package deal: http://tpshlf.co/iI5d7j

Live tracks recorded during My Heart To Joy's final gig on may 14, 2011 from The Book Slave, Slingshot Dakota, Into It. Over It., Algernon Cadwallader, Snowing, Hostage Calm, Jettison and My Heart To Joy's final set.

Album art by Ben Sears. Limited edition prints by Juan Gabe, Derrick Shanholtzer, Ryan Nelson, Adam Vass, Kevin Duquette & Ben Sears. Exact track listing TBA. Lastly, if you have a discount code for our store, please, please, PLEASE don't use it. ALL of this money goes to the Dubey's.

Tumblr users: MANDATORY REBLOG.

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Fuck Off All Nerds Update

I know we said pre-orders would go up last week for the Mitch Benefit comp, but we didn't want to put stuff up prematurely. This is something we want to make sure to handle correctly. That said: above is a preview of the cover art. The compilation is titled Fuck Off All Nerds: A Benefit Compilation for Mitchell Dubey.

Ben Sears is working on the art and we're working on some really special package options. Adam Vass, Ben Sears, Juan Gabe, Derrick Shanholtzer, Ryan Nelson and myself are all creating illustrations for hand screened postcards that will be included with the packaging. Chris Teti sent me all the mixed audio from each band's respective set and it sounds great! This will actually be a great sounding live record for a great cause. (In case you're unaware of the details surrounding this, please see here). It's amazing to have so many talented people come together to create this.

I also want to take the opportunity to quote my friend — and Mitch's best friend — Andy; from something he wrote shortly after Mitch's death:

In the past few weeks there has been a lot of love and positive energy directed towards those of us who were most directly affected, and it is truly inspiring and overwhelming. Sometimes everyone’s kindness alone brings me to the verge of tears. Everyone seems to be a little nicer to each other, a little kinder and a little more positive. Unfortunately, I know from past experience that this isn’t going to last. Soon enough life will go back to normal for most people, so I would urge everyone to act on whatever impulse they have right now to start a project or reach out to loved ones. Life is too short to be wasted on bullshit; it is unfortunate that it takes an incident like this to make us truly grasp that fact, but let’s not waste it. Tell your friends and family that you love them. Don’t be scared. It’s going to get easier.

Thanks guys! You can still make a donation to the Dubey family via paypal to Lauren.Dubey@gmail.com

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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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Lion Cub announce new album "American Buffalo"

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This label started by supporting our friend’s music and we’re continuing that trend today in announcing that we’ll be releasing Lion Cub’s American Buffalo on July 5th of this year. We invite you to download the album’s first single Flora Fauna for free as well as stream a video for the song hereAmerican Buffalo will feature 13 tracks and is Lion Cub’s follow up to their debut album Seneca.

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Since their inception early last year, Lion Cub has created a sound reminiscent of bands like The Postal Service, Phoenix, Modest Mouse, and Superchunk which shows through brilliantly on American Buffalo. The band recorded American Buffalo themselves and kept a detailed recording journal throughout.

Yeah! More updates soon!

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