A Great Big Pile of Leaves // US northeast dates with RX Bandits

Before heading over to the UK with You Blew It and The Early NovemberA Great Big Pile of Leaves will have a quick tour of the northeast with RX Bandits! Dates and info are below:

  • 4/8 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
  • 4/9 - Boston MA @ The Sinclair
  • 4/10 - Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy's Music Hall
  • 4/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
  • 4/13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • 4/15 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
  • 4/16 - New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
  • 4/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theater

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You Blew It, A Great Big Pile of Leaves // UK & EU tour with The Early November

Later this spring You Blew It and A Great Big Pile of Leaves will be touring the UK with The Early November! Tickets are now on sale and dates and info are below:

  • 21 Apr 2015 Leeds, UK @ Key Club
  • 22 Apr 2015 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
  • 23 Apr 2015 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
  • 24 Apr 2015 Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms
  • 25 Apr 2015 Bristol, UK @ Hit the Deck Festival
  • 26 Apr 2015 Nottingham, UK @ Hit the Deck Festival
  • 28 Apr 2015 Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios
  • 29 Apr 2015 Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks
  • 30 Apr 2015 London, UK @ The Garage
  • 01 May 2015 Southampton, UK @ Joiners
  • 02 May 2015 Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock *
  • 03 May 2015 Paris, France @ Klub #
  • 04 May 2015 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
  • 05 May 2015 Berlin, Germany @ Comet
  • 06 May 2015 Cologne, Germany @ Underground

* The Early November & You Blew It only
# The Early November only

Get Tickets / Listen to You're Always On My Mind / Listen to Keep Doing What You're Doing / See You Blew It's US tour dates with Tiny Moving Parts & Rozwell Kid

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A Great Big Pile of Leaves upcoming tour dates with mewithoutYou / Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin / Sainthood Reps

Fresh off of the release of their sophomore LP, You're Always On My Mind, A Great Big Pile of Leaves will be hitting the road a ton in the coming months with some great bands.


  • 8/29 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
  • 8/31 – Providence, RI @ Fete Lounge

w/ Sainthood Reps & Sugar Glyder:

  • 8/14 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar 
  • 8/15 - Richmond, VA @ The Camel 
  • 8/16 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
  • 8/17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
  • 8/18 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits 
  • 8/19 - Tampa, FL @ Epic Problems

w/ mewithoutYou:

  • 8/22 - Toronto, CA @ Lee's Place
  • 8/23 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
  • 8/24 - Hamden, CT @ The Space

w/ Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin:

  • 10/10 – Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
  • 10/11 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
  • 10/12 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
  • 10/15 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
  • 10/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
  • 10/17 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
  • 10/18 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
  • 10/19 – Champaign, IL @ Mike ‘N Molly’s
  • 10/21 – New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
  • 10/22 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
  • 10/23 – Washington, DC @ DC9
  • 10/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar

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Pre-orders are now up for A Great Big Pile of Leaves' "You're Always On My Mind"

Pre-orders are now up for A Great Big Pile of Leaves' follow-up album You're Always On My Mind! Listen to a new song from the album "Pet Mouse" (featuring Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Pierre) over on Purevolume.

Thanks so much, everyone!

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A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Weatherbox to tour in support of The Front Bottoms


  • Jun 1 Maxwells (Hoboken, NJ)*
  • Jun 2 Black Cat Backstage (Washington, DC)*
  • Jun 4 The Jewish Mother Backstage (Norfolk, VA)*
  • Jun 5 Local 506 (Chapel Hill, NC)*
  • Jun 6 Roc Bar (Jacksonville, FL)*
  • Jun 7 Wills Pub (Orlando, FL)*
  • Jun 8 Drunken Unicorn (Atlanta, GA)*
  • Jun 10 Fitzgerald’s (Houston, TX)*
  • Jun 11 Mohawk (Austin, TX)*
  • Jun 13 The Rhythm Room (Phoenix, AZ)*
  • Jun 14 House of Blues (San Diego, CA)*
  • Jun 15 Constellation Room (Santa Ana, CA)*
  • Jun 16 Brick & Mortar Music Hall (San Francisco, CA)*
  • Jun 18 Backspace (Portland, OR)*
  • Jun 19 The Vera Project (Seattle, WA)*
  • Jun 21 The Shred Shed (Salt Lake City, UT)*
  • Jun 22 Marquis Theater (Denver, CO)*
  • Jun 23 Jackpot (Lawrence, KS)**
  • Jun 24 The Firebird (St. Louis, MO)**
  • Jun 26 Triple Rock (Minneapolis, MN)**
  • Jun 27 Subterranean (Chicago, IL)**
  • Jun 28 Pike Room @ The Crofoot (Pontiac, MI)**
  • Jun 29 Musica (Akron, OH)**
  • Jun 30 Smiling Moose (Pittsburgh, PA)**
  • Jul 1 The Waiting Room (Buffalo, NY)**
  • Jul 2 Lost Horizon (Syracuse, NY)**
  • Jul 10 The Space (Hamden, CT)
  • Jul 11 World Café Live (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Jul 12 Webster Hall (New York, NY)
  • Jul 13 The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA)

* = w/ Weatherbox
** = w/ A Great Big Pile of Leaves

A Great Big Pile of Leaves will also be announcing a handful of headline dates routing out to this tour and back, so stay tuned!

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A Great Big Pile of Leaves // "You're Always On My Mind"

Brooklyn indie quartet A Great Big Pile of Leaves are thrilled to announce a brand new full-length studio album, You’re Always On My Mind, set for release on July 2nd through a continued partnership with Topshelf Records. The album serves as the follow up to their debut LP Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex? which was self-recorded and released in the summer of 2010. You’re Always on My Mind marks the band’s first full-length studio album with the backing of a label, and also their first time working with an outside producer.


The band ventured from the East Coast to record the forthcoming full-length in Minneapolis last summer. They tapped Ed Ackerson (Limbeck, Soul Asylum, Polara, The Replacements) to produce the record and looked to Roger Seibel (Deathcab for Cutie, Andrew Bird, Bon Iver) for mastering.

Keep your eyes peeled later this week for summer touring plans around the release of You’re Always On My Mind. Details for the pre-order of the record are also forthcoming.

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Topshelf Records @ SXSW 2012


SXSW. What a fucking headache, you guys. We've had a hell of a go with trying to put all of this together but we finally have it all figured out! RSVP here. Details are below!

This show is not an official showcase and is not affiliated with SXSW, cool?

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2012
  • 5:00pm - 2:00am @ Gypsy Lounge
  • 1504 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702-3306
  • Two stages, 400 cap outside, 90 cap inside, All ages.
  • Parking is available adjacent to the venue.
  • 8:00pm - Pswingset
  • 8:40 - You Blew It!
  • 9:20 - Look Mexico
  • 10:00 - Jack & Ace (Bob Nanna & Lauren Lo)
  • 10:40 - Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
  • 11:20 - A Great Big Pile of Leaves
  • 12:00 - Mansions
  • 12:40 - Hellogoodbye


  • 5:30pm - TS & the Past Haunts (Travis Shettel of Piebald)
  • 6:10 - Young Statues
  • 6:50 - Slingshot Dakota
  • 7:30 - The Clippers
  • 8:10 - Code Orange Kids
  • 8:50 - Former Thieves
  • 9:30 - The Saddest Landscape
  • Free screen printed posters courtesy of Liberated Images screen printing.
  • Free 7-inches with tracks from You Blew It! & The Saddest Landscape courtesy of Gotta Groove Records.
  • Free Grillo's pickles all day, while they last.

We also have a few other parties and shows to unveil later this week — keep your eyes peeled! Be sure to RSVP for this show here!

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A Great Big Pile of Leaves winter tour dates!


A Great Big Pile of Leaves will be hitting the road this winter with Mansions & Young Statues (Like, seriously — what a great lineup!). Dates're below:

  • 03/01 - New York, NY (US) - The Knitting Factory
  • 03/02 - Asbury Park, NJ (US) - Asbury Lanes
  • 03/03 - Philadelphia, PA (US) - The Fire
  • 03/04 - Baltimore, MD (US) - Ottobar
  • 03/06 - Vienna, VA (US) - Jammin Java
  • 03/07 - Durham, NC (US) - Garage
  • 03/08 - Atlanta, GA (US) - The Masquerade
  • 03/09 - Jacksonville, FL (US) - Jack Rabbits
  • 03/10 - Tampa, FL (US) - Transitions
  • 03/11 - Orlando, FL (US) - Backbooth
  • 03/13 - San Antonio, TX (US) - The Ten Eleven
  • 03/14 - Mission, TX (US) - Never Say Never Festival
  • 03/15-18 - Austin, TX (US) - SXSW
  • 03/20 - Oklahoma City, OK (US) - The Conservatory
  • 03/21 - St. Louis, MO (US) - Cicero’s
  • 03/22 - Chicago, IL (US) - Schubas
  • 03/23 - Louisville, KY (US) - Vernon Room
  • 03/24 - Lansing, MI (US) - Mac’s
  • 03/25 - Toronto, ON (CA) - Hard Luck Bar
  • 03/27 - Pittsburgh, PA (US) - Smiling Moose
  • 03/28 - Allentown, PA (US) - Planet Trog
  • 03/29 - Poughkeepsie, NY (US) - The Loft @ The Chance
  • 03/30 - Hamden, CT (US) - The Space
  • 03/31 - Providence, RI (US) - Firehouse 13
  • 04/01 - Cambridge, MA (US) - Middle East

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A REALLY special day for us

Some of — what have become a handful of our best friends and all around favorite people — Pianos Become The Teeth, along with Topshelf newbies (but really nice people too, you guys!) A Great Big Pile of Leaves, have both released amazing new records today. We couldn’t be more proud to be associated with both!


Photo by Al Heishman.

Here's what people have had to say about The Lack Long After:

Astonishing craft. Intense musicianship. Staggering results. -Rock Sound

The Lack Long After savagely forges ahead. As raw and messy as a picked scab, the album lacks in nothing... The Lack Long After isn’t just Pianos’ crowning achievement to date — it’s at the vanguard of post-hardcore’s much-needed renaissance. -Altpress album that ups the ante and shows just how damn impressive this band truly is. Sprawling and stunningly engrossing...Album Rating: A. -Muzik Discovery 

When you get the chance to hear this album, don't just throw it on and begin crawling around the Internet or cleaning your house. Take forty minutes, put on some headphones and follow along with every deep cut of Durfey's tongue. You'll probably sit there for a good ten minutes afterward trying to take it all in. That moment is a rare experience where music transcends a flat feeling of enjoyment into an overwhelming feeling of deep connection. That's when you know an album holds some sort of grander power. -Absolutepunk

[T]his record will break your heart. -Bedwetting Cosmonaut

A profound and engaging musical experience that displays why Pianos Become the Teeth are so damn good at what they do. -Sputnik Music emotion-wringing journey of loss and struggle album you will be moved by. -Mind Equals Blown

If you haven't gotten the record or checked it out yet, you can stream The Lack Long After at Rock Sound and read singer Kyle Durfey's explanation of each Track over on Altpress.


Photo by Dan Bassini.

If you haven't yet checked out any of A Great Big Pile of Leaves' new stuff yet, you can stream Live From the Living Room at AltPress and stream BOOM! at AOL's Spinner.

Aside from all that, we've had an absolute blast at CMJ and Fest — it was so great to meet so many people and hang out with so many new and old friends alike! Up next: Fun Fun Fun Fest... see ya soon, Texas!

Lastly, if you haven't yet picked up either one of these records you can do so in our store. They're both in and shipping! Thanks.

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Topshelf Records @ Fest 10


Hey everyone! We're REALLY excited about our return to Fest this coming weekend! We've printed some exclusive merch, which we'll have all day at the flea market on Friday (at Holiday Inn) along with our entire catalog and a bunch of other free stuff. The image above is a shirt design done up by Ben Sears that we'll have for sale. Super limited so be sure to get to us early! We'll also have koozies (pictured below). Also below is info on when & where Topshelf bands will be playing throughout the weekend. See ya there!


And now, for all your schedule making needs:

Grown Ups: 9:40 - 10:10
Doors 5:40pm. $10 or FREE w/ FEST 10 pass. ALL AGES. 20 walk up sales available.

A Great Big Pile of Leaves: 10:10 - 10:40
Doors 2:10pm. $15 or FREE w/ FEST 10 pass. 18+. 25 walk up sales available.

Native: 7:30 - 8:00
Pianos Become the Teeth: 5:00 - 5:30
We Were Skeletons: 4:10 - 4:40
Doors 1:20pm.
$15 or FREE w/ FEST 10 pass 18+. 25 walk up sales available.

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