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Sirs / Spook Houses summer tour dates!

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Sirs are now out with good friends Spook Houses for a three week tour. Dates are below!

SIRS JULY 23rd – AUGUST 14th 2012

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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
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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
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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
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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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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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New Sirs record in July!

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Hi. Today we are pumped to announce that we'll be releasing a new record with Sirs this July! It will mark the band's first full length record and will follow up their 2011 split release with the UK's run,WALK!. The record was recorded by Mike Ditrio in Purchase, NY and will be mastered by Carl Saff. It'll come out in early July 2012 and we'll have more info (tracklisting / pre-orders / album art & name) soon!

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Info for Tonight!

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Our CMJ showcase (sponsored by Greenvans!) is tonight!

Doors are at 7pm and the first 50 people in will get a free 12x18 screen printed poster!

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The line up's below:

  • 7:30pm - Sirs
  • 8:15pm - Prawn
  • 9:00pm - The World Is...
  • 9:45pm - By Surprise
  • 10:30pm - The Clippers
  • 11:15pm - The Saddest Landscape
  • 12:00am - A Great Big Pile of Leaves

There will be $1 shots, $2 beers, $3 mixed drinks and FREE love from Topshelf. We'll also have our entire catalog with all of our new and old releases on hand along with some shirts and other goodies.

Need a ride? Coordinate with other people for rides here!

See you tonight!

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Sirs / run,WALK! Split preorders are now up!

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This split is a collaboration between us and Holy Roar Records (UK) featuring two awesome new tracks from Sirs and run,WALK!. Each order will come with a digital download. The first pressing of this album is limited to 500 and split between 250 Pink/Light Blue Swirl (Holy Roar) and 250 White/Light Blue Swirl (Topshelf).

Get 'em here!

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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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