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In Film: Topshelf at SXSW 2018

Last March, we had Queen of Jeans, Ratboys, No Vacation, Special Explosion, Gulfer, and Poppies all down in Austin for two awesome parties we hosted. We gave everyone a disposable camera and collected got them all developed afterward. Here's what turned up:

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photos by: Danielle Leonard, Kevin Duquette & an impossible to keep track of amount of other people.

This March, we'll have an awesome lineup down in Austin for 2019's SXSW: Elephant Gym are coming all the way from Taiwan for their first ever US tour, Ratboys are jet settin' down from Chicago, Another Michael and Bellows are touring down together from the Northeast, Doe is crossing the pond from the UK again, and Really From are coming down from Boston. INSANE line up! We'll have more details soon—for now, sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of this page to make sure you don't miss anything! <3

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Special Explosion // New "Gig Gab" Out Now!

A new episode of "Gig Gab" with very special guest Special Explosion is up on the Topshelf 'Tube today! Press play, sit back, and catch up with the Seattle four-piece as we talk recording the new album, touring, Isaac Brock, and the bands they're listening to these days.


Like what you hear? Listen to their latest release To Infinity.

Want even more? Check out Pitchfork's review of the new full-length.

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Special Explosion // tour dates with Whirr, KEXP session

This September, Special Explosion will be joining Whirr for a few northwest dates (below). The band also just recorded a live session at Seattle's KEXP which features a sneak at some new material. That's also below.

  • 9/29/2014    Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
  • 9/30/2014    Vancouver, BC @ The Electric Owl
  • 10/1/2014    Portland, WA @ Slabtown

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Prawn // Recording new LP / Split with Joie de Vivre / Tour with You Blew It!

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Prawn are set to begin recording a new full-length with Greg Dunn (Moving Mountains) beginning this weekend. The follow up to 2012’s well-received Ships, the new full length album will be recorded at AudioPilot Studios in Boonton, NJ and will be preceded by a split with Rockford, IL’s Joie De Vivre (which we'll be releasing on February 11 with Count Your Lucky Stars Records). Prawn will also be playing some shows with You Blew It! this winter — dates and info for those are below:

  • 02/04/2014 - Annadale On Hudson, NY @ Bard College
  • 02/05/2014 - Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase
  • 02/06/2014 - New Britain, CT @ Pulaski Club Downstairs
  • 02/07/2014 - Cambridge, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge
  • 02/08/2014 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
  • 02/09/2014 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire

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