Journal

  • SHELFLIFE NEWS - SEPTEMBER 2009 - $1 Sale!!

    2 Sep 2009, 02:59 by beams

    Horse Shoes
    Order the new 1000 series release by Horse Shoes right now or pick it up in your favorite record shop on September 22.

    Horse Shoes' obsession with strong melodies and perfect pop comes across loud and clear on the debut release "The Imperial School". Drowsy, unrefined boyish vocals and lo-fi production set the stage for the saddest and simplest three minute pop songs the world has ever known. If you're a fan of classic Sarah Records (The Field Mice, The Hit Parade) or current Swedish pop (The Embassy, Air France, The Legends) Horse Shoes "The Imperial School" is something you won't want to miss! Having already played concerts in Stockholm and New York City, Jacob and Drew have big dreams and short attention spans. Read more.

    Available now as part of the 1000 series on limited CD+7" format.
    >> Download free MP3


    Katsen
    We're pleased to announce Shelflife will be releasing the debut album "It Hertz!" by the electronic pop duo Katsen for North America on October 13. …
  • SHELFLIFE NEWS - MAY 2009

    20 May 2009, 04:23 by beams

    Socialist Leisure Party
    ex-Action Painting! (Sarah Records) release new 8 track EP.

    The eight songs that make up "Tactical POP! For Coffee Cadets" brim with a relentless vigour that needs no explanation to be understood. The band's briskly strummed guitars and galloping rhythms, and Hitchcock's eternally youthful voice, combine to make some of the most effortlessly engaging pop in recent - or even long-distant - memory. From the unashamedly romantic declaration that is "Scented Crowbar" to the band's eponymous theme song (a playful echo of Orange Juice's "Moscow Olympics"), this is music to which you can dance, fall in love, plot a revolution either personal or public. But it can't be ignored
    Download Free MP3
    Available now as part of the 1000 series on limited CD+7" format.

    ---> http://www.shelflife.com


    Thieves Like Us
    Thieves Like Us will visit the US on tour in June, playing select cities on the east and west coasts. …
  • SHELFLIFE NEWS - APRIL 2009

    14 Apr 2009, 16:37 by beams

    NEW RELEASE
    Is it obvious Thieves Like Us and Shelflife are both big Factory Records fans? Their CD, Play Music, finally hits stores today. The best place to get it is always at www.shelflife.com

    IN OTHER NEWS
    Socialist Leisure Party (ex-Action Painting!, Sarah Records) are on deck for the next 1000 series release -- and Burning Hearts and Champagne Riot will be playing US popfests in May.
  • SHELFLIFE NEWS - FEBRUARY 2009

    10 Feb 2009, 18:19 by beams

    New Release
    Burning Hearts debut album "Aboa Sleeping" hits stores today. Featuring members of Cats On Fire and Le Futur Pompiste, it already being called one of the top albums of 2009. Recommended for fans of Broadcast,The Magnetic Fields, Stereolab, Brittle Stars, and Camera Obscura.
    ---> http://www.shelflife.com/catalogue/LIFE057.html


    On Tour Now
    Burning Hearts, The Ruling Class, Thieves Like Us and The Depreciation Guild are on tour now. Check out our Myspace page for details.
    ---> http://www.myspace.com/shelfliferecords

    Almost Sold Out
    We only have a few copies of A Smile and a Ribbon's "The Boy I Wish I Never Met" and The Ruling Class' "Tour De Fource" left. If you've been waiting you might want to grab it now.
    ---> http://www.shelflife.com/shop.html
  • SHELFLIFE NEWS - DECEMBER 2008

    5 Dec 2008, 19:28 by beams

    New Shelflife Blog
    If you haven't seen it yet check out Shelflife's new music blog. You'll find unreleased Shelflife tracks, our favorite new artists, and classic 7"s that may have never been encoded to mp3 until now.
    http://blog.shelflife.com

    Shelflife is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders $25 and over for the entire month of December! Enter the code "HOLIDAY" when you check out!
    http://www.shelflife.com


    Shelflife 2009
    We have a lot cooking next year (bad economy or not!). We're really excited for debut cd album release from the Burning Hearts (out in early Feb). After that more 1000 series (cd+7") releases from Socialist Leisure Party, Horse Shoes and Dub Noir. We also have some exciting vinyl-only issues on the way! We'll tell you about those in the next update!
  • SHELFLIFE NEWS - FEBRUARY 2008

    7 Feb 2008, 16:21 by beams

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    LIFE1003 - Days
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Some music seems not to have been made so much as it simply fell out of the sky, the product not of intensely scrutinized songwriting-by-committee and the chipped glamour of rehearsal rooms and recording studios, but some type of celestial will. If music is as serious as life to you, you know what this means, and you probably have in mind a handful of bands who you think have achieved it.

    These seven songs – the first that Days have committed to any sort of official artifact – come from years of anonymous toil and tinkering in the band's native , . But they don't sound as though they came from anywhere in particular, or were ever troubled by anything as common and earthbound as mistakes, arguments, second guesses and broken strings. Taken as a whole, it doesn't sound like a debut, either – although its air of innocence, of untainted wonder at the beauty of life…
  • SHELFLIFE NEWS - SEPTEMBER 2007

    13 Oct 2007, 20:15 by beams

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    LIFE1002 - A SMILE AND A RIBBON
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Shelflife Records continues it's comeback with the next installment of it's combo 7-inch/CD collection: The Boy I Wish I Never Met by A Smile and a Ribbon.

    A Smile and a Ribbon is Rebecca Mehlman and Martin Lindqvist, a Swedish combo who was more-than-willing to take the unlucky fate of Rebecca's failed relationship and set it to music. The result is bubblegum pop most sanguine. But watch out, this sweet spoonful of sugar might give you a toothache if you're not careful. The Boy I Wish I Never Met is a pure P!O!P! album that draws influences from 1950's girl bands, 90's twee, and a whole lot of quirky personality. Its a not-so-innocent look at childhood fancy and lost love.

    13 bittersweet songs on CD and . A limited edition pressing of 300 copies.

    For fans of: Pipas, Talulah Gosh, Free Loan Investments, Confetti, Language of Flowers
  • SHELFLIFE NEWS - FEBRUARY 2008

    7 Feb 2008, 16:21 by beams

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    LIFE1003 - Days
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Some music seems not to have been made so much as it simply fell out of the sky, the product not of intensely scrutinized songwriting-by-committee and the chipped glamour of rehearsal rooms and recording studios, but some type of celestial will. If music is as serious as life to you, you know what this means, and you probably have in mind a handful of bands who you think have achieved it.

    These seven songs – the first that Days have committed to any sort of official artifact – come from years of anonymous toil and tinkering in the band's native , . But they don't sound as though they came from anywhere in particular, or were ever troubled by anything as common and earthbound as mistakes, arguments, second guesses and broken strings. Taken as a whole, it doesn't sound like a debut, either – although its air of innocence, of untainted wonder at the beauty of life…
  • SHELFLIFE NEWS - SEPTEMBER 2007

    13 Oct 2007, 20:15 by beams

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    LIFE1002 - A SMILE AND A RIBBON
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Shelflife Records continues it's comeback with the next installment of it's combo 7-inch/CD collection: The Boy I Wish I Never Met by A Smile and a Ribbon.

    A Smile and a Ribbon is Rebecca Mehlman and Martin Lindqvist, a Swedish combo who was more-than-willing to take the unlucky fate of Rebecca's failed relationship and set it to music. The result is bubblegum pop most sanguine. But watch out, this sweet spoonful of sugar might give you a toothache if you're not careful. The Boy I Wish I Never Met is a pure P!O!P! album that draws influences from 1950's girl bands, 90's twee, and a whole lot of quirky personality. Its a not-so-innocent look at childhood fancy and lost love.

    13 bittersweet songs on CD and . A limited edition pressing of 300 copies.

    For fans of: Pipas, Talulah Gosh, Free Loan Investments, Confetti, Language of Flowers
  • SHELFLIFE NEWS - FEBRUARY 2008

    7 Feb 2008, 16:21 by beams

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    LIFE1003 - Days
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Some music seems not to have been made so much as it simply fell out of the sky, the product not of intensely scrutinized songwriting-by-committee and the chipped glamour of rehearsal rooms and recording studios, but some type of celestial will. If music is as serious as life to you, you know what this means, and you probably have in mind a handful of bands who you think have achieved it.

    These seven songs – the first that Days have committed to any sort of official artifact – come from years of anonymous toil and tinkering in the band's native , . But they don't sound as though they came from anywhere in particular, or were ever troubled by anything as common and earthbound as mistakes, arguments, second guesses and broken strings. Taken as a whole, it doesn't sound like a debut, either – although its air of innocence, of untainted wonder at the beauty of life…