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Topself Records to release debut LP from Talons

Topshelf Records (Grown Ups, My Heart To Joy, Pianos Become The Teeth) is excited to announce they will be handling the vinyl release of the debut full-length from Talons (Hereford, Midlands, UK). Entitled Hollow Realm, the vinyl will see an official release on November 23rd via Topshelf. The release marks the label’s first release from a UK band. British imprint Big Scary Monsters will be releasing the CD on November 15th.

Topshelf will launch pre-orders for the Hollow Realm vinyl in late October. The first pressing will be limited to 500 copies.

You can stream the first single, “Peter Pan”, on the band’s Myspace now!

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Grown Ups – Pre-order ‘More Songs’ now!

The North American re-release of More Songs, the critically-acclaimed full-length from Chicago’s Grown Ups, is now available for pre-order from Topshelf Records (My Heart To Joy, Pianos Become The Teeth, Defeater).

The Midwestern quartet’s debut will see an official Stateside street date of November 9th on both CD and LP formats. Originally issued in May of 2010 by Big Scary Monsters, the British imprint will continue to carry the record as part of its catalog in the UK and Europe

Limited to 500 12-inches on four colorways (100 Coke Bottle Clear / 100 Off White / 100 Clear Gold / 200 Black), Topshelf has several special package deals available and the label will be giving away a test pressing to one random pre-order. Moreover, anyone who ordered the first pressing of the BSM-released More Songs is eligible for a free, exclusive screen-printed poster. Go here for additional info.

To celebrate the pre-order launch and upcoming release, Grown Ups and Topshelf have partnered with Absolutepunk.net for a test pressing contest. To enter, go here.

A U.S. tour in support of the re-release is currently being booked and Grown Ups will be playing this year’s Fest in Gainesville, FL as well. (tour dates to come soon!)

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Friction Records is pleased to announce that the newest release from Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Victor! Fix The Sun is out today. Person Place Or Thing is the follow-up to the band’s well-received debut, Retractable Claws. The album is available as an LP with a free digital download code. Friction has pressed 500 copies of the 12″ (250 / amber, 250 / maroon).

To grab a copy, go here.

Honing their skills to a sharp razor’s edge, Victor! Fix The Sun has set out to up the ante. The band balances harshness and noise with ever-so-slight shades of melody. With careful attention to detail and the subtle dynamicss, Person Place Or Thing is a striking deviation from the noise rock norm. You can call it hard-nosed math rock or angular post-rock but either way, the band is throwing out huge riffs that echo magnificently over the its powerful vocal assault. Consider yourself confronted.

Listen to My Friend The Guru (free mp3).

Last but not least the band will be playing an LP release show tonight in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the Intersection Front Room. Native, Grown Ups and Bars Of Gold, which feature ex-members of Bear Vs. Shark, are slated to join in on the musical celebration

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Beginning tomorrow, Dave House (Kingston, UK) will embark on a 17-day tour of the US in support of his latest full-length, Intersections. The record is the third solo effort from the bassist of the recently defunct British punk band, The Steal.

Released on CD earlier this summer in the UK by Banquet Records, Intersections is now receiving a proper stateside release from up-and-coming indie, Runner Up Records. The label will press a 12″ LP version of the album on coke bottle clear (300) and mixed marble colored (200) vinyl. To pre-order a copy now, go here.

Intersections will see an official release date of November 24th, although pre-orders will ship well before that. House will have copies for sale on tour as well.

Listen to “Lungs” (free mp3)

OCT 08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Garageland w/ Bridge And Tunnel, The Menzingers, Broadway Calls
OCT 09 – Scranton, PA @ Vintage Theater w/ The Menzingers, Broadway Calls
OCT 10 – Boston, MA @ House w/ The Menzingers, Broadway Calls
OCT 11 – Rochester, NY @ Dubland Underground w/ The Menzingers, Broadway Calls, Sakes Alive!
OCT 12 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/ The Gaslight Anthem, The Menzingers, Broadway Calls
OCT 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom w/ Mike Doughty, Jemina Pearl
OCT 14 – Valparaiso, IN @ The Blackbird Cafe w/ Slingshot Dakota, Native, Grown Ups
OCT 15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection w/ Victor! Fix The Sun, Native
OCT 16 – Lakewood, OH @ The Soggy Dog House w/ Slingshot Dakota
OCT 17 – Greenville, SC @ The Hangar
OCT 18 – Raleigh, NC @ TBA
OCT 19 – Charlotte, NC @ TBA
OCT 20 – Frederick, MD @ Krasner’s
OCT 21 – West Chester, PA @ Fennario’s w/ Spraynard, Everyone Everywhere, By Surprise!
OCT 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Teenage Bottlerocket, Higher Giant, Cobra Skulls
OCT 23 – Tom’s River, NJ @ The Shed w/ Bridge and Tunnel
OCT 24 – Malvern, PA @ Spraynard House BBQ!!!

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