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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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Junior Battles – new video/US tour

In an attempt to infringe on more copyrights and spend less money in two and a half minutes than any other band has dared in the past, Canadian punk quartet Junior Battles has unveiled the video for “Basements.”

Created by members of the the band in one coffee-fueled night of stealing and editing, the video not only spits in the face of trademark law, but also the memory of nearly every movie from my childhood. To view the zero budget greatness, go here.

Beginning next week, Junior Battles will embark on a two week tour of the U.S. with Houston’s O Pioneers!!!. The bands toured together earlier this year and recently shared a Split 7″ on Kiss Of Death Records.

OCT 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Party Expo w/ O Pioneers, Fake Problems, My Heart to Joy
OCT 21 – Trenton, NJ @ Mill Hill Saloon w/ O Pioneers, Daytrader, The Great Explainer
OCT 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ O Pioneers, Tigers Jaw
OCT 23 – Richmond, VA @ Exit 76 w/ O Pioneers, the Riot Before, Red City Radio
OCT 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records w/ O Pioneers
OCT 25 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ O Pioneers, Franz Nicolay
OCT 26 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Shark Tank w/ O Pioneers, The Anchor, Captain We’re Sinking
OCT 27 – Gainesville, FL @ 1982 w/ O Pioneers
OCT 28 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery w/ O Pioneers
OCT 29 – 31 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST
NOV 01 – Orlando, FL @ Universal Studios w/ our girlfriends
NOV 02 – TBA
NOV 03 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Mulligans
NOV 04 – Guelph, ON @ Jimmy Jazz w/ The Decay

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Beginning on Friday, Michigan’s Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) will embark on a short Winter tour in support of its two latest releases on Count Your Lucky Stars.

Over a year in the making, the band’s debut full-length, What It Takes To Move Forward, shows some major growth for the quartet. With a more varied songwriting pallette, Empire! Empire! shape its emo heritage into a bold indie rock album full of progression while still maitaining a striking air of familiarity.

Listen to “What Safe Means” (Free mp3)

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) has also recently released new vinyl in the form of a Split 7″ with label mates Football, Etc. The record was co-released by the band’s own Count Your Lucky Stars label and UK distro strictly no capital letters. You can pick up a copy of the 7″ from either one.

JAN 01 – Columbus, OH @ High Five, Atom House w/ High Five, Atom Bomb
JAN 02 – Nashville, TN @ The Rabbit Hole w/ Leach
JAN 04 – Houston, TX @ The Mink – Unofficial Split 7″ release show! w/ Football, Etc, Lemuria
JAN 05 – Austin, TX @ Trailer Space Records w/ The Reptilian, Cloud Mouth, For Want Of, Diving
JAN 06 – Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill w/ Lemuria, O’ Pioneers
JAN 07 – Norman, OK @ Universe City w/ Coney Island, Sleeper
JAN 08 – Kansas City, MO @ Salt Water Taffy House w/ Emo Side Project, Ambulants
JAN 09 – St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center w/ My Heart to Joy, Hostage Calm, Family Might
JAN 15 – South Bend, IN @ Cabana House w/ Merchant Ships
JAN 16 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (17+) w/ Joie de Vivre, Mountains for Clouds, The Field Auxiliary

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THE REPTILIAN – Winter Tour with Cloud Mouth

THE REPTILIAN is once again taking its unique brand of party math rock on the road, continuing to support its first proper release, Boys’ Life, which was released earlier this year on Count Your Lucky Stars.

While the band will be playing most shows with Cloud Mouth, it will also find itself sharing the stage with the likes of Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Victor! Fix The Sun, La Dispute, Joie De Vivre, My Heart To Joy, Loose Lips Sink Ships, Noumenon and Native.

In addition, The Reptilian will make a brief detour for studio time in Rockford, IL, where it will be recording for a 4-way split with labelmates Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Annabel and Joie De Vivre. The album will of course be released by Count Your Lucky Stars in 2010.

Listen to “I’ll Ram My Ovipositor Down Your Throat And Lay My Eggs In Your Chest But, I’m Not An Alien!” (Free mp3)

As you can see the band needs some help with shows in certain cities. If you can help out, please email reptilianband520@gmail.com.

DEC 29 – Rockford, IL @ Recording for 4-way Count Your Lucky Stars Split
DEC 30 – Dekalb, IL @ The Zappa Zappa Zappa House w/ Loose Lips Sink Ships, Joie de Vivre
DEC 31 – St. Louis, MO @ LEMP Arts Center w/ Cloud Mouth, Native, La Dispute
JAN 01 – Warrensburg,MO @ 141 Grover w/ Cloud Mouth
JAN 02 – Forth Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill w/ Cloud Mouth, Native, La Dispute
JAN 03 – Friendswood, TX @ Stevenson Park Pavilion w/ Cloud Mouth, Giant Battle Monster
JAN 04 – San Antonio, TX @ TBA w/ Cloud Mouth, Sohns
JAN 05 – Austin, TX @ Trailer Space Records w/ Cloud Mouth, Empire! Empire!
JAN 06 – Dallas, TX @ TBA w/ Cloud Mouth, Big Fiction
JAN 07 – Louisiana @ TBA w/ Cloud Mouth
JAN 08 – Little Rock, AR @ 315 Schiller w/ Cloud Mouth
JAN 09 – Memphis, TN @ TBA w/ Cloud Mouth
JAN 10 – Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton Collective w/ Cloud Mouth
JAN 11 – Louisville, KY @ House of Wax w/ Cloud Mouth
JAN 12 – Chicago, IL @ Ronny’s w/ Cloud Mouth, Noumenon, Former Theives
JAN 13 – Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt w/ My Heart to Joy. Victor! Fix The Sun
JAN 14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 3040 Hollister SE w/ My Heart to Joy, Victor! Fix The Sun
JAN 22 – Traverse City, MI @ American Legion Hall w/ La Dispute, Loudcat and Tiger

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Topshelf Records has set out to conquer 2010 with its newest addition to the family, Pianos Become The Teeth. The label – whose roster also includes bands such as Defeater and My Heart To Joy – will release Baltimore, Maryland hardcore outfit’s sophomore album, Old Pride, in January of 2010.

Pianos Become The Teeth has a melodic yet uncompromising sound that brings to mind such diverse and influential bands as Thursday, Envy and City of Caterpillar. Breathing with sincerity and brandishing an experimental ambiance, the band is pushing beyond the boundaries of a stale genre. Mixing elements of screamo, hardcore as well as post rock, Old Pride breathes new life into a once decaying scene.

Listen to Filial (free mp3)

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