Fixed the hiccups with the new store. Thanks for all the support thus far.
Just a bunch of nerds in a band that live, breathe, and eat music. We'll use this blog to ramble on about music that excites us, shit going on with the band, and first and foremost... our obsession with vinyl.
as most of you know we are big supporters of record store day, and definitely strong advocates of supporting your local store as often as possible, it helps foster community as well as keeps bands/labels/stores going, and the culture thriving.
This year for RSD while we don’t have anything coming out we still wanted to keep that spirit somewhat alive and support our local store here in Jamaica Plain, MA, that store is Tres Gatos, they are a great store run by a bunch of great people who seem to be motivated by all the right reasons. So we donated a few out of print/rare TSL records from our collection that will only be available at Tres Gatos this Saturday (4.19), Topshelf was also kind enough to donate a bunch of free stuff (posters/stickers/promos etc) so come down and show your support, they will also have a very large selection of this years RSD titles, and Andy will be stopping there around noon (which is also the time their bar opens, did we mentioned it is a record store with a bar?) if you want anything signed or just to say hello.
So come have a drink, eat some food, hang out, buy some records, say hello to Phil and tell him stories about Springsteen, or whatever you want.
the address is: Tres Gatos / 470 Center St. / Jamaica Plain MA 02130
and if you live too far away please support your local store!
We’re very happy to let you know about our new album today. It’s called Stranger Songs, and it’s coming out on July First via topshelfrecords.
This album has been in the works for a minute - we started writing this stuff at the end of 2012. Some of it was written before the stuff we provided for our split with thesaddestlandscape. We finished writing it at the beginning of 2014. Most everything we did with this record, we did in-house: Tyler recorded and mixed everything at his house, and I did all of the album design & photography (save for a few shots taken by friends, like the above one taken by Reid Haithcock). We tried to make the album as insular as possible, so what you’re getting on this record is just us.
We had Will Killingsworth master the album at Dead Air Studios & Kevin and Seth agreed to put of the record for us. It will be released on LP, CD & digital formats. We’ll be releasing more info soon (album art, pre-order info), but for the time being, you can check out our 7 inch Always Trapped and our 12” split with TSL over at the Topshelf site.
"This is, to me, the loveliest and saddest landscape in the world. It is the same as that on the preceding page, but I have drawn it again to impress it on your memory. It is here that the little prince appeared on Earth, and disappeared."
The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupéry