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Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) Stream Autobiographical New Album

You Will Eventually Be Forgotten, the long-gestating new album from emo standard-bearers Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), is now streaming. This follows months of teases, including two singles (“If It’s Bad News, It Can Wait” and “A Keepsake“) and lyrics to each of the songs. First debuted by Interview Magazine, the album is also now streaming on Soundcloud, embedded below.

Due out on Count Your Lucky Stars and Topshelf Records on August 19, the album is already on a second pressing. Each song is a tale from the life of ringleader …

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You Blew It! Share “Surf Wax America” Cover

We’re going surfing, we’re going surfing!”

You Blew It! have partnered with our good friends at Stereogum to share the first song off their upcoming Weezer cover album.

“Surf Wax America” is one of those formidable early 90s indie/punk anthems that has become synonymous with youth in the decades since its initial release. The members of You Blew It! recognize this, and it’s part of the reason they decided to cover the track for their forthcoming Blue Album covers EP. As guitarist/vocalist Tanner Jones explains:

We chose “Surf Wax” because it’s a really great song, plain and simple. We didn’t

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Prawn Announce New Album ‘Kingfisher’

Indie/Emo band Prawn have officially announced their new album. We have been given a title, a tracklist, and an album cover. And we couldn’t be more excited.

The group’s third full-length, Kingfisher, will be released August 12 via Topshelf Records. It will be the follow-up to the 2012 release of Ships. It’s being produced by Gregory Dunn of Moving Mountians. It’s also clear, via the tracklist, that some of the tracks that they have released this year (“Why You Always Leave a Note” and “Laki”), will not be on the album, which is exciting. Can’t go …

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The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Chart On Billboard 200

Topshelf Records, despite its position as one of our favorite indie record labels, has never before charted on the Billboard 200; yesterday, the label e-mailed members of emo post-rockers The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die saying some good news. The band posted the following e-mail from Topshelf’s Seth Decoteau on their personal Instagram accounts:

GREAT NEWS. We’ve charted on a few place for first week sales:

#8 internet
#66 rock
#3 heatseekers/new artists
#3 vinyl
#196 billboard top 200

This is our first ever release in the Billboard top 200.

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Topshelf Records Sampler To Come Out July 11

Each year in the summer, Topshelf Records releases a free sampler (except for like, last year, where it came out in September when all you kids had gone back to school, but it was still warm and during the summer solstice so whatever). This year’s will come out on July 11. Though no track listing has been announced, it’s still exciting to know it’s coming so soon.

Topshelf is currently on a roll with great releases; The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die‘s Whenever, If Ever and A Great Big Pile Of

UTG INTERVIEW: Have Mercy

Under the Gun Review is stoked to bring you this exclusive interview with Topshelf Records’ Have Mercy.

Have Mercy are gearing up for the release of their debut full-length, The Earth Pushed Back, and have touring plans throughout the Summer. In this interview we talked about the new album, the inspiration behind it, and signing with Topshelf. You can read the interview below.

UTG has been fortunate enough to hear an advance copy of The Earth Pushed Back and are not exaggerating in the slightest when we say we were blown away by its content. Keep reading and …

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REVIEW: Pianos Become the Teeth / Touché Amoré – Split

Band: Pianos Become the Teeth/Touché Amoré
Album: Split
Genre: Post-Hardcore
Label: Topshelf Records/Deathwish Inc.

When Topshelf Records and Deathwish Inc. announced they were doing a joint split between their bands Pianos Become the Teeth and Touché Amoré, respectively, it was considered a match made in heaven, at least on the internet (and let’s be honest, everything on the internet is true). These two bands are not only close friends, but their music and fanbases are so similar that everyone went out of their minds. Was it worth the hype? Yes. Yes it was.…

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Run For Cover Warped Tour Summer Sampler

The good people over Run For Cover Records have announced that they are putting out a summer sampler for Warped Tour. Please be sure to look below to check out a statement from RFC and view the track-listing and cover artwork.

“Run For Cover will have a 22 song summer sampler with new stuff, old stuff, (and maybe an unreleased song or two). It will be sold for anything you can give $1 or greater. Topshelf also has a sampler. I don’t know why I’m plugging Topshelf right now but it feels right. Come say wutup to both of us.”

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You Blew It! Announce North American Summer Tour

Orlando, FL’s own You Blew It! have announced that they will be heading out on a lengthy summer tour and we have the details here.

This tour will start in Atlanta on June 23 and end in Gainesville on July 28 so be sure to grab your tickets very soon. Please view the entire touring itinerary for this Topshelf Records’ artist and get out to a show!

6/23 @ Atlanta, GA @ Under the Couch
6/24 @ Greenville, SC @ Earshot Records
6/25/2012 Greensville, NC, @ Pool house
6/26/12 – Christensburg, VA @ Lucie Monroe Specialty Coffee
6/27/2012 Richmond, VA …

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Topshelf And No Sleep Records To Release Compilation

Topshelf and No Sleep Records have announced that they are planning to put out a compilation, entitled 2,995 Miles Between Us, and UTG has all of the details right here. This release will feature unreleased and rare songs from both labels’ bands and will drop on May 22.

Please check out more information on this effort by looking below and let UTG know if you plan on picking this up!

After weeks of speculation and anticipation by fans, Southern California based No Sleep Records has announced they are joining forces with New England’s Topshelf Records to release a CD

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MUSIC VIDEO: Code Orange Kids – V (My Body Is A Well)

Deathwish Inc’s own Code Orange Kids have unleashed their punishing new music video for “V (My Body Is A Well)” and can be viewed here on UTG!

Their vicious blending of punk and hardcore really takes form in this new song and we are blown away. This group is definitely breaking into the scene in style.

Please be sure to check out the pre-orders for their split with Full Of Hell via Topshelf Records, which the song will be appearing on. Check the band out on tour now, supporting Defeater and Touche Amore. Dates and venues can be found through …

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The Saddest Landscape Reissue First EP For Record Store Day

The Saddest Landscape have announced that they will be releasing a reissue of their first EP, Cover Your Heart, on Topshelf for Record Store Day (Saturday, April 21).

The EP has not been pressed for ten years and features some expanded artwork, that we will have to wait and see. Will you be picking this release up when it hits the stores? There is also a plan for a secret show from TSL on April 21, which will find people meeting at 8pm at Redscroll Records (24 North Colony Street, CT) and the band taking fans away to the …