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Slingshot Dakota // New Music Video Premiering on NPR, On Tour Now with Dikembe

Slingshot Dakota have a couple more dates left on their tour with Dikembe, as well as playing Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA:

  • July 28, 2016 - Gainesville, FL @ Loosey's - get tickets
  • July 29, 2016 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub - get tickets
  • August 8, 2016 - Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest - get tickets

In addition to these, Slingshot will also be playing both Fest and Pre-Fest in Florida!

NPR just premiered the official video for Slingshot Dakota's "Paycheck" off their latest album, Break! They had some really nice things to say about this lovely, colorful, energetic video: "Paycheck" is an anthem for small-town punks; it's meant to be heard in basements, which makes this video fitting. It's music you're supposed to mosh to, getting out every last emotion as you deal with the comedowns that happen while "trying to make it."

Little Elephant is one of our very favorite DIY live session squads! They just put up a great video of Slingshot Dakota's song, "Yes", and we know you're gunna dig it.

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Topshelf Records // SXSW 2014

Last year around this time we were jumping in pools, hugging our friends, grillin' up veggie dogs and watching all of our favorite bands play all around Austin. So we're really excited to head back and do it again! We've put together a little teaser to re-cap last year's shows and get you excited for this year's — you can view that directly below. Special thanks to our friends at Light & Noise for filming and putting this together!

Here're the details for our shows at this year's SXSW:

Topshelf Records SXSW Party (unofficial)
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
6pm - 2am
21st Street Co-op
All ages, free. [RSVP]

Free exclusive 7" records from Gotta Groove Records!
Free 9.5x25" screen printed posters!

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Topshelf Records SXSW Showcase (unofficial)
Thursday, March 13, 2014
11am - 6pm
Soho Lounge (217 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701)
18+, free. [RSVP]

Free exclusive 7" records from Gotta Groove Records!
Free exclusive 9.5x25" screen printed posters!

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Thanks to our sponsors:
Light&Noise / GreenVans
New Noise Magazine / Hide&Seek Clothing
SJC Custom Drums / Imprint Indie Printing, Inc. / Waveborn / GHS Strings / Caroline Distribution

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Summer pre-orders, re-presses & new releases!

Preorders!


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Cut Teeth's debut EP, Televandalism, completely rips and reminds us a lot of what we love so much about bands like These Arms Are Snakes. Please check them out and pick up the record if you haven't yet!

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Prawn just got back back from their EU / UK tour and are getting ready to hit the road again with Calculator. Their new EP LP Ships is still up for pre-order on our store, though — an update on this one: it's been delayed significantly due to some issues with the audio on vinyl not sounding as good as we want it to — with the band having been overseas, for over a month, troubleshooting this has been a slower than normal process. We'll keep you posted.

Re-presses!


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Essential summer listening just got a re-press.

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Suis La Lune's phenomenal new full length record, Riala, went out of press really fast, you guys! We've got a re-press for it up now, though!

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Long out of print, My Heart to Joy's Reasons to Be is the last hurrah of one of the most essential bands in our brief catalog. We've put in a re-press for the 7" and expect to have it in over the next month. Pre-order it here.

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One of the more prominent splits we've ever been a part of, The Saddest Landscape & Pianos Become the Teeth's split 7" has also gotten a facelift and is getting the re-press treatment.

Out now!


We're more than halfway through what has been / is shaping up to be a really busy summer for us. In addition to the re-presses and pre-orders above, Pswingset's All Our False Starts LP, Sirs' S/T LP & Duck. Little Brother, Duck!'s Don't Take Our Filth Away! LP are all officially out now. Below is information on where you can pick up / listen to each.

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Sirs - S/T LP
Stream it / purchase it digitally / purchase it on vinyl
There's been a slight delay with the manufacturing of the records and they won't ship until July 13.

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Pswingset - All Our False Starts LP
Stream it / purchase it digitally / purchase it on vinyl
Production for this record is on time and we expect records to be shipping on or before July 31. Downloads were sent yesterday to those who pre-ordered — please email us if you didn't receive one!

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Duck. Little Brother, Duck! - Don't Take Our Filth Away
Stream it / purchase it digitally on iTunes / purchase it digitally on bandcamp / purchase it on vinyl
There's been a slight delay with the manufacturing of the records and they won't ship until July 17.

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New releases out this week!

This week marks the first milestone in what is shaping up to be a really busy summer for us. Pswingset's All Our False Starts LP, Sirs' S/T LP & Duck. Little Brother, Duck!'s Don't Take Our Filth Away! LP are all officially out now. Below is information on where you can pick up / listen to each.

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Sirs - S/T LP
Stream it / purchase it digitally / purchase it on vinyl
There's been a slight delay with the manufacturing of the records and they won't ship until July 13.

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Pswingset - All Our False Starts LP
Stream it / purchase it digitally / purchase it on vinyl
Production for this record is on time and we expect records to be shipping on or before July 31. Downloads were sent yesterday to those who pre-ordered — please email us if you didn't receive one!

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Duck. Little Brother, Duck! - Don't Take Our Filth Away
Stream it / purchase it digitally on iTunes / purchase it digitally on bandcamp / purchase it on vinyl
There's been a slight delay with the manufacturing of the records and they won't ship until July 17.

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Duck. Little Brother, Duck! US tour dates!

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  • 6/20 – Portland, OR @ TBA w/ Lee Corey Oswald, Pardee Shorts +1 more
  • 6/21 – Fresno, CA @ C.A.F.E. Infoshop w/ The Milford Higgins 
  • 6/22 – Riverside, CA @ Blood Orange Info Shop w/ Caclulator 
  • 6/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Zia Records w/ Caravels and Lester Freamon 
  • 6/24 – Santa Fe, NM @ Betterday Coffee w/ As In We
  • 6/25 – Denton, TX w/ Innards, Sohns and Slingshot Dakota 
  • 6/26 – Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Sohns 
  • 6/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia w/ High In One Eye
  • 6/28 – Tallahassee, FL @ St. Michaels Pub 
  • 6/29 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub w/ Flashlights 
  • 6/30 – Athens, GA @ The Globe w/ Nurture 
  • 7/1 – Nashville, TN @ Cafe Coco w/ Gnarwhal 
  • 7/2 – TBA
  • 7/3 – Roanoke, VA @ TBA 
  • ***7/5 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
  • ***7/6 – New Brunswick, NJ @ The Chocolate Factory
  • ***7/7 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theater w/ Fugue and Suns 
  • ***7/8 – Willimantic, CT @ The Handsome Woman w/ Fugue
  • ***7/9 – Boston, MA @ The Wacky Kastle w/ Fugue 
  • ***7/10 – Portland, ME @ Poland Street House
  • ***7/11 – Plattsburgh, NY @ ROTA Gallery
  • ***7/12 – Montreal, QC @ L'Absynthe
  • ***7/13 – Toronto, ON @ The Garage w/ Animal Faces
  • ***7/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ DAAC w/ You Blew It!
  • ***7/15 –Kalamazoo, MI @ The Milhouse w/ The Reptilian and William Bonney 
  • ***7/16 – Chicago, IL @ Swerp Mansion w/ My Dads and Spanyurd 
  • 7/17 – Louisville KY @ The Chestnut House
  • 7/18 – Kansas City, MI @ FOKL
  • 7/19 – Denver, CO @ Blast-O-Mat w/ Orphans 
  • 7/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed

*** = Date with Octaves

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Sirs & Duck. Little Brother, Duck! Preorders and song premiers!

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Pre-orders for Duck. Little Brother, Duck!'s phenomenal Don't Take Our Filth Away and Sirs' equally impressive debut self-titled LP are both now available for preorder! We have several different package deal options and new merch for both.

I can't tell you how friggin' stoked I am for everyone to hear these two records in full. If you're familiar with either of their respectiveoutput to date, then you know what to expect — but both bands have taken past efforts and elevated them to a new level. Both records immediately showcase each bands' impeccable ability to write a complete, well-formed record from end to end.

If you've followed the label for any period of time, you surely have a decent grasp on what it is we're into and doing over here. These are two records that will most definitely stand up as milestones in our catalog and we're really proud to be putting them out! So, head on over to the Topshelf store and check 'em out!

New records means new music, so head over to Absolutepunk to stream a new song from Sirs and a new song from Duck. Little Brother, Duck!.

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Topshelf & Duck. Little Brother, Duck!

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Hello! We're excited to announce something that feels like it's been in the works foooorevvvverrrr (pretty accurate, actually). We'll be releasing Duck. Little Brother, Duck!'s first physically available [on vinyl] full length and follow up to their stellar 2010 self-released digital full length "Survival Is Not a Workout". The new record was self-recorded,  mastered by Carl Saff and will be available this July.

The band will be headed out on tour this summer (you can check out the dates for that here.) While you're there, you should follow them on tumblr too! We'll have more details on the new record (pre-orders, album art, track listing, etc.) soon, but for now go download their stuff on bandcamp (pay whatever / free) or check out the extensive Youtube playlist we put together of the band playing out live.

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