Pianos Become the Teeth, Tigers Jaw US tour with Sainthood Reps & Dad Punchers

All fresh off new split releases or fantastic debut LP's, Tigers Jaw (whom recently announced their indefinite hiatus), Pianos Become the Teeth, Sainthood Reps & Dad Punchers will be headed out together for various legs of a full US tour late this spring. Dates and info are all below:

Poster by AdamxVass (the "X" is for Straight Edge).

  • May 23, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar w/ Alison Weiss*
  • May 24, 2013 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls 20 Lanes w/ Masked Intruder, Mixtapes*
  • May 25, 2013 - Howell, MI @ BLED Fest*
  • May 26, 2013 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck*
  • May 27, 2013 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme*
  • May 28, 2013 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen*
  • May 29, 2013 - St. Louis, MO @ Cicero's*
  • May 30, 2013 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room*
  • May 31, 2013 - Denver, CO @ 7th Circle*
  • June 1, 2013 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
  • June 3, 2013 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon*
  • June 4, 2013 - Portland, OR @ Backspace Café*
  • June 6, 2013 - San Francisco, CA @ Sub-mission Art Space*
  • June 7, 2013 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction*
  • June 8, 2013 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction*
  • June 9, 2013 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Underground*^
  • June 11, 2013 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*^
  • June 12, 2013 - Austin, TX @ Red 7*^
  • June 14, 2013 - Birmingham, AL @ The Forge^
  • June 15, 2013 - Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem^
  • June 16, 2013 - Jacksonville, FL @ Phoenix Taproom^
  • June 17, 2013 - Atlanta, GA @ Under the Couch^
  • June 18, 2013 - Richmond, VA @ The Camel^
  • June 19, 2013 - Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar^
  • June 20, 2013 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House^
  • June 21, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church^
  • June 22, 2013 - Hamden, CT @ The Space^
  • June 23, 2013 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair^

* with Sainthood Reps
*^ with Sainthood Reps & Dad Punchers
^ with Dad Punchers

I am to understand ticket links for all of these shows will be made available by Friday (though some already are).

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Pianos Become the Teeth Australian tour supporting La Dispute

La Dispute are heading out on an Australian Tour this June with Pianos Become the Teeth in tow. Dates, info and ticket URLs below:


  • Fri June 28 – Hi Fi, Brisbane – Doors 8.00pm - Tickets from, tel 1300-THEHIFI (8434434) and Moshtix outlets.
  • Saturday June 29 – Mt Gravatt PCYC, Brisbane AA – Doors 5.30pm - Tickets from Oztix outlets and
  • Sunday June 30 – YAC, Byron Bay AA – Doors 6.00pm - Tickets from Oztix outlets and 
  • Wed July 3 – Cambridge, Newcastle – Doors 7.00pm - Tickets from the venue and
  • Thur July 4 – ANU, Canberra – Doors 8.00pm - Tickets from Ticketek outlets,
  • Fri July 5 – Metro, Sydney Lic / AA – Doors 7.00pm - Tickets from Ticketek outlets,
  • Sat July 6 – Amplifier, Perth – Doors 8.00pm - Tickets from Oztix outlets and
  • Sun July 7 – YMCA HQ, Perth AA – Doors 1.00pm - Tickets from Oztix outlets and
  • Wed July 10 – Fowlers, Adelaide Lic / AA – Doors 7.30pm - Tickets from Clarity Records, Moshtix outlets, and Venue Tix
  • Thu July 11 – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart – Doors 8.00pm - Tickets from Moshtix outlets and
  • Fri July 12 –  Corner, Melbourne 18+ – Doors 8.30pm - Tickets from the venue 1300 724 867 and
  • Sat July 13 – Corner, Melbourne – U18 – Doors 12.30pm - Tickets from the venue 1300 724 867 and

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Stream a new track from Pianos Become the Teeth!

So this is exciting.

Photo by Evan Dell.

Pianos Become the Teeth have a new split coming out with Touché Amoré this month through ourselves and Deathwish, Inc. — you can now listen to Pianos' side of it below:

The band will also be playing a rare home-town show soon. Tickets are available now!

Here's what the band had to say:

Today is a special day for us. Check out our new song, "Hiding", that will appear on our split with Touché Amoré here.

Tickets for our home show are now on sale as well. Please don't wait to buy tickets, this is going to an awesome show with a very special lineup that will be announced soon. You can buy tickets here.

Pre-order details will be posted soon.

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Touche Amore & Pianos Become the Teeth // split

We're pairing up with Deathwish, Inc. to release a split with Touche Amore & Pianos Become the Teeth!


Touche Amore are a thought provoking, passionate band from Los Angeles, CA. Throughout their relentless touring and the release of last year's Parting The Sea Between Brightness and Me, the band has established itself as one of the most exciting young bands in contemporary hardcore/punk today.

Here, Touche Amore offer up the exceptional "Gravity, Metaphorically", a stripped down and discordant emotional roller coaster of a song. For over four minutes, Touche Amore rattle and buzz through tempo changes and jangly riffs, as vocalist/lyricist Jeremy Bolm pours out his heart and soul in his trademark way. A poignant step forward for a band that continues to impress with every effort.


Pianos Become The Teeth are one of the bands leading the latest generation of emotional hardcore/punk. Led by unique vocalist/lyricist Kyle Durfey, they create moving music with a focus on his powerfully poetic story telling capabilities.

With this release, Pianos Become The Teeth offer up their extraordinary new song "Hiding". Meandering melodic guitar work weaves in and out before Durfey expels "There's no good in your eyes anymore..." telling a weighty and complex tale of the subtle nuances of love and conflict. The song continues to push and pull as emotions do throughout it's five minute run. Slowly building only to beautifully crash in a way that only Pianos Become The Teeth can.

The split will be out digitally January 8, 2013 and physically on January 22, 2013. Pre-order details will be available soon.

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



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!


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.



Essential summer listening just got a re-press.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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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Pianos Become the Teeth and Balance & Composure to co-headline UK tour in August


Balance and Composure and Pianos Become The Teeth have confirmed a string of UK dates in August. The two band’s will co-headline, trading off the main slot each night.

Both acts are also set to perform at the Hevy Fest on August 4th in Kent.

Pianos Become The Teeth and Balance and Composure will be supporting their latest critically acclaimed releases, The Lack Long After (Topshelf Records) and Separation (No Sleep Records), respectively.

  • August 04 - Hevy Fest  KENT
  • August 05 - BRISTOL Fleece
  • August 06 - LEEDS Cockpit II
  • August 07 - GLASGOW Stereo
  • August 08 - MANCHESTER Moho Live
  • August 09 - SHEFFIELD Corporation
  • August 10 - LONDON Borderline

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Pianos Become the Teeth to play select dates with Converge

Photo by Laurelin Matulis.

  • 4/11 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom w/ Pygmy Lush, Pianos Become The Teeth
  • 4/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfere w/ Pianos Become The Teeth
  • 4/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall w/ Pianos Become The Teeth (no Loma Prieta)

Click here for the full list of dates.

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Pianos Become the Teeth to support Touche Amore UK dates


After completing a full US tour with Touche Amore this winter in support of The Lack Long After, Pianos Become the Teeth will again accompany them for some UK dates next spring. Dates are below:

  • March 22 - Utrecht, NL @ Helling
  • March 23 - Birmingham, UK @ HMV Temple room
  • March 24 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
  • March 25 - Nottingham, UK @ Basement
  • March 26 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
  • March 27 - Manchester, UK @ Sound control
  • March 28 - London, UK @ Xoyo

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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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