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26 May
Close Lobsters – New York City In Space

25 Apr
Let’s Make Some Plans…

Welcome Close Lobsters to Shelflife!! Preorder their new 7″ EP here

20 Dec
Podcast #7 – Top 15 songs of 2013

2013… probably the most difficult year to come up with a solid top 10 in a long time. I don’t know, I guess I haven’t been buying as much new music as I normally do (darn budgets!) or maybe it’s just that I’ve been paying more attention rediscovering older bands. So anything I’m totally missing out on? Joanna Gruesome, Black Hearted Brother, and Frankie Rose just missed the cut. I still need to check out that New Lines LP.

As usual Shelflife releases are excluded from the list (yeah I know The Ocean Blue is on there, but it was released on Korda before us, so I’m counting it). Funny enough my favorite release of the year will also be coming out on Shelflife in 2014. It’s in an EP from Australia’s Flyying Colours that pretty much kills! More on that soon!

As you can see I’m still going old school with a podcast. You’ll find my top 15 tracks below. Enjoy and happy holidays!

Top 10 releases of 2013

1. Flyying Colours “Flyying Colours EP” (Universal)
2. The Ocean Blue “Ultramarine” (Korda)
3. My Bloody Valentine “mbv” (s/r)
4. RxGibbs “Contact” (Cascine / Bella Union)
5. Silver Screen “When You and I Were Very Young” (Plastilina)
6. Veronica Falls “Waiting For Something To Happen” (Slumberland)
7. TOY “Join The Dots” (Heavenly)
8. Ceremony “Distance” (Moon Sounds)
9. Sally Shapiro “Somewhere Else” (Paper Bag)
10. The Fauns “Lights” (Invada)

Podcast #7 – Top 15 songs of 2013
(in no particular order)
1. Love Dance – Safe Sounds
2. Veronica Falls – Teenage
3. Flyying Colours – Wavygravy
4. Black Hearted Brother – Look Out Here They Come
5. Silver Screen – Only Ever Yours
6. The Ocean Blue – Give It A Try
7. High Hazels – Hearts Are Breaking
8. RxGibbs – Contact
9. The Fauns – Lights
10. Toy – You Won’t Be The Same
11. Beach Fossils – Clash the Truth
12. Heathers – Teenage Clothes
13. My Bloody Valentine – Who Sees You
14. Chvrches – The Mother We Share
15. Frankie Rose – Requiem


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26 Nov
The Fireworks – Runaround

Shelflife presents the second 7″ release from The Fireworks with “Runaround” b/w “With My Heart” and “Asleep” released today. Limited to 300 copies, the first 100 will be available on transparent red vinyl, exclusively on

10 Oct
The Ocean Blue – Sunset-Moonrise

12 Mar
The Holiday Crowd on tour


The Holiday Crowd are heading overseas to Germany, Italy, France and the UK.

March 18 – Berlin, Germany at Marie-Antoinette w/ Der Elegante Rest. info
March 20 – Rome, Italy at Blackmarket, presented by info
March 21 – Carpi, Italy at Mattatoio. info
March 22 – Treviso, Italy at Spazio MAAV Vittorio Veneto. info
March 23 – Milan, Italy at Pop Days #1 @ Ohibò w/ Northern Portrait. info
March 25 – Paris, France at Pop In. info
March 27 – London, UK at Buffalo Bar w/ The Proctors & The Fireworks. info
March 28 – Glasgow, UK at Nice and Sleazy supporting Haight-Ashbury. info
March 29 – UK TBA.
March 30 – Cardiff, UK at Wales Goes Pop! @ The Gate. info

12 Mar
Shelflife Night in London

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