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OH. HEY. WE MADE T-SHIRTS!



We'll say it again - OH. HEY. WE MADE T-SHIRTS!

Out of print for years, the constant requests for shirts has finally convinced us to print up another batch of Touch and Go Records t-shirts... in multiple colors... and even a hoodie too!

For a shirt on your back, go HERE

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We Saved You A Slint Box Set... Box Set Pieces For Sale.... and Other Great News



As 2014 comes to a close, we've been reflecting on all the great releases we saw here at Touch and Go Records this year. Most recently, Shellac released their fifth album Dude Incredible (and we heard a few of you really like it!). Pinback celebrated the 10th anniversary of their album Summer in Abaddon and repressed it on limited edition 180 gram maroon vinyl - pretty neat! And who can forget that double 7" pack of the first two singles (Jan's Rooms and Vengence) by legendary Lansing, MI rockers The Fix - we won't. And we definitely won't forget starting the year off with the release of a labor of love, which was five years in the making - Slint's Spiderland (remastered) deluxe box set - what a beauty!

Now as we dig ourselves out of the confetti and packing peanuts, we feel it's time to let go of the remaining few Slint's Spiderland (remastered) deluxe box set box sets we held back... you know, just in case. Sure, we could sell them on Ebay for a pretty profit at $200 or $300 each, but that's just not right. So, starting today, we will bring Slint's Spiderland (remastered) deluxe box set back to the Touch and Go Records web store while supplies last (inside tip: those supplies won't last long... it really is just a handful of box sets). Ready to get your second chance to own one of these limited edition box sets? Opportunity awaits you HERE

But that's not all. We kept digging... and we found all the leftover pieces from the making of the Spiderland (remastered) box set. The idea of throwing out a 180 gram LP just because it has no album jacket, or a fancy Slint book only because it is blemished just seemed wrong. At least as long as there was a possibility that some one (you, maybe?) might want one. We've decided to offer these remaining individual box set pieces on our web store as well. Starting today, you will have a limited time opportunity to purchase the following items only from the Touch and Go Records web store:

- Spiderland (remastered) bonus tracks on 180 gram vinyl. We have limited quantities of both of these LPs (i.e. sides C and D, sides E and F)! If you don't own a Spiderland (remastered) box set, this is the your only remaining chance to own the 14 bonus tracks on vinyl (180g vinyl at that!). Order sides C/D HEREand order sides E/F HERE

- Spiderland (remastered) full album CD plus a CD with all 14 bonus tracks, combined with a DVD of the Lance Bangs' documenatary Breadcrumb Trail - packaged in a gatefold 12" LP-style jacket. HERE

- Limited Edition 104-page book with photos, lyrics, and foreword by longtime friend and iconic Spiderland cover photographer Will Oldham HERE

Or... purchase your own "faux" box set bundle. You can also purchase a bundle of all three LPs plus the book plus the CDs and the DVD just like the box set EXCEPT there's no box and no LP jacket for sides c/d and e/f. (Sorry.) Want this? Go HERE

And, while supplies last, we are bundling a CD of the 14 bonus tracks with every Slint Spiderland (remastered) non-box-set-LP or CD purchase made through the Touch and Go Records web store. These CDs of the 14 bonus tracks are left over from the production of the box sets. If you do not already own a box set, this is your only remaining opportunity to get a physical CD of the bonus tracks (as opposed to the mp3 downloads that are already included in the existing vinyl and CD versions). Interested? Go HERE

Stay tuned, more great news in the coming days...

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Pinback Begin Summer In Abaddon 10th Anniversary Tour And Release Official Video for "Non Photo Blue"

Tomorrow marks the start of Pinback's month long tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of their album Summer In Abaddon. The festivities kick off in Phoenix and continue east and back west again throughout September and early October. (Complete list of tour dates below!)

In honor of this milestone, we are excited to release the official video for "Non Photo Blue" from Summer in Abaddon . Directed by Michael Johnson (who also directed the video for "Sediment" from Pinback's most recent album Information Retrieved), this video is a reminder of life outside... literally. Check it out below!



In addition, to commemorate the occasion, Touch and Go Records have released Summer in Abaddon on HQ 180 gram MAROON vinyl (AVAILABLE NOW!). Limited to 500 copies, this special pressing of Summer In Abaddon will only be available for sale at Pinback's shows below as well as from the online Touch and Go pre-order store.

While supplies last, you can order the SIA HQ180 Gram MAROON vinyl from Touch and Go HERE

Summer In Abaddon 10th Anniversary Tour 2014

September 3 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
September 5 Dallas, TX - Trees
September 6 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
September 8 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
September 9 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
September 10 Charlotte, NC - The Chop Shop - Big Room
September 11 Washington, DC - Black Cat
September 12 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
September 13 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
September 15 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
September 16 Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Iron Works
September 17 Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
September 18 Akron, OH - Musica
September 19 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
September 20 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
September 22 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
September 23 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
September 24 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
September 25 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
September 27 Vancouver, BC - The Imperial
September 28 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
September 29 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
October 2 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
October 3 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
October 4 San Diego, CA - House of Blues


Full video credits:
"Non Photo-Blue" video credits:
Written, Directed, Shot & Chopped by Michael Foxtrot Johnson
Visual Effects by Dan Wallace
Starring Nick Miller & Katie Zychowski
with Anjalika Lobo & Jon Reeder

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Shellac's Fifth Album Dude Incredible Gets A Release Date



Dear fans of Shellac,

Calm yourselves. You've waited not so patiently, and the day has arrived.

Dude Incredible - the fifth album from Shellac of North America - will be released on September 16th, 2014.
Pre-Order your copy on 180 gram vinyl (with CD) or on compact disc from the Touch and Go store HERE

And now in proper Shellac fashion, here are the facts:

DATA
This is Shellac’s fifth LP. Recording took place sporadically over the past few years at Steve's ELECTRICAL AUDIO studios in Chicago. The record was mastered by Steve Rooke at ABBEY ROAD. There is no comma in ‘Dude Incredible’; like Sir Duke or King Friday, for example.

QC
Audio quality is paramount, as always, with Shellac. The LP was mastered entirely in the analog domain, using the DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) process. The LPs are being manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, CA, using their HQ-180 system. The pressings are 180 gram audiophile quality.

TOURING
The band will continue to play shows or tour at the same sporadic and relaxed pace as always. There is no correlation between shows and record releases.

DURATION: 32:43

TRACK LISTING - 9 songs

Side A
Dude Incredible
Compliant
You Came In Me
Riding Bikes

Side B
All The Surveyors
The People’s Microphone
Gary
Mayor/Surveyor
Surveyor

THE BAND
Steve Albini - Guitar
Todd Trainer - Drums
Bob Weston - Bass

Let the countdown begin...

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