Topshelf Tour veterans Prawn and Slingshot Dakota have each released new live sessions with Audiotree! These were both recorded when the tour stopped Chicago: Slingshot recorded the day before, and Prawn the day after. Check out your favorite bands jamming your favorite songs here for Slingshot Dakota and here for Prawn!
Prawn, Slingshot Dakota, People Like You, Us and Us Only, and Queen Moo will be cruising all across the East Coast through the end of December for the Topshelf Records 2017 tour! To accompany an incredible show, we will have exclusive free merchandise to hand out to dedicated fans at every location! Be one of the first twenty(ish) people to show up at the venue in order to receive a free bag of all sorts of goodies ~
The TSR tour starts tomorrow so be sure to buy tickets now for an unforgettable performance in a city near you –
Additionally, People Like You have a new video for “Variations on an Aria” up on BrooklynVegan! It focuses on the theme of family and celebrates the varying backgrounds of the members of the band, resulting in an incredibly heart-warming and personal visual accompaniment to the song.
Today, Slingshot Dakota premiered a new track entitled "Grudge"! It's part of a two song 7" called Broken to be released on Friday, which will be joint release from us and Specialist Subject Records. You can purchase your own copy now. Slingshot stay true to their meaningful lyrics and catchy instrumentals with this song, which DIY magazine called "melodic and crushing in equal parts, and reaches a thunderous climax, with bucketloads of dissatisfaction being spat out."
Additionally, the band will be heading oversees in May for a run of UK dates with Petal!
Bethlehem duo Slingshot Dakota have just announced a month long US headline tour that will run through October. For support they are bringing out Philadelphia's Kississippi. They'll also be meeting up with Ratboys & Dowsing for some midwest shows. Check out all the dates and info below:
October 06, 2016 Atlanta, GA, The Drunken Unicorn
October 07, 2016 West Columbia, SC, The New Brookland Tavern
October 08, 2016 Richmond, VA, Strange Matter
October 09, 2016 Philadelphia, PA, Everybody Hits
October 10, 2016 Brooklyn, NY, Aviv
October 12, 2016 Allston, MA, O'Brien's Pub
October 13, 2016 Manchester, NH, Fuzz Hut
October 14, 2016 Rochester, NY, Bug Jarget
October 15, 2016 Lakewood, OH, Mahall's 20 Lanes
October 16, 2016 Kalamazoo, MI, milhaus
October 17, 2016 Chicago, IL, Burlington Bar (w/ Ratboys & Dowsing)
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.
Father/Daughter Records & Topshelf Records // 2016 SXSW Showcase
We’re partnering up with Father/Daughter Records and heading down to Austin again this March to bring you a really great show! We think F/D is one of the best labels going right now so we’re truly thrilled to partner up with their great roster for this. Also, we’ll have free wine (courtesy of Vindie), free beer (courtesy of Wasatch Brewery and Squatters Craft Beers), free vinyl (courtesy of Gotta Groove Record Pressing) and a lot more freebies for early birds — oh, and the show is also free ^_____^! The line-up is below (we’ll have set times available closer to the date of the show) and you can RSVP, get the address and other info on our event page.
The Spook School
If you’re unfamiliar with any of the acts playing, check out the playlists we made on SoundCloud or on Spotify highlighting each of them! Lastly, this event is an unofficial SXSW showcase, so there's no need for a badge or wristband to attend. RSVP here.