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PRETEND!

June 17, 2010
1. PRETEND

Shelsmusic is extremely excited to present ourFinal release of the year –
just in time for some SUMMER TIME ☺. Thedebut album by LA Jazz
Rockers Pretend, “Bones in The Soil, Rust in the Oil”.

Comprised of high school friends, Pretend capture aunique energy in
their music, which showcases a blend of Jazz, Indie,Emo and Post-rock.
And while the young 4-piece list Marty Anderson,Mike Kinsella & Victor
Villereal, JD Knotts, Sonic Youth andAmerican Football as their influences
– to our ears it’s like abeautiful marriage between early Smashing
Pumpkins and The Bad Plus,with a lot of fairy dust sprinkled in…

Pretend’s debut album “Bones In The Soil,Rust In The Oil” is an Epic

journey, clocking-in at well overan hour with several tracks that sprawl-
out over the ten minute mark -it’s clear that limits are not in the
vocabulary here. Everything isorganic and natural – the music is allowed
to breath and unravel,without any rules, planning or thought. And for the
better part of thisrecord it feels like your experiencing an incredible jam.
Vocals areused sparingly, and gently accent the flood of melodies created
bytwinkly guitars that finger-pick their way in and around fluid Jazz
drums… the result is Beautiful, Uplifting and Awe-inspiring.


It’s always exciting to be present at the birth of something new – and
when creativity, passion and energy are backed-up with talent likethis, it
feels a lot more monumental.

We’re extremely proud to be involved with Pretend and hope you’ll enjoy
their debut as much as we have.


The debut Album “Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil” by
Pretend is set for worldwide release throughShelsmusic on July 26th.

The album will be available as download from all the usual places and
as a limited edition hand-made digipak only at http://www.shelsmusic.com.

more info and music at:
http://www.pre-end.com
http://www.shelsmusic.com


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Our Final Release…

June 8, 2010
1. OUR FINAL RELEASE OF THE YEAR: PRETEND
2. DELAYED ORDERS
3. FREE SHIT

sorry for lack of updates, but it’s been MENTAL up-in-here…
finally all done relocating to our new hideout in the mountains
and it’s been way more craziness than originally expected.
but it’s all good, we’ve finally settled-in and now catching up like crazy mofos.
and it hasn’t all been work, work work…
in between packing-loading-unloading-shootin watermelons with shotguns and unpacking
we’ve been banging-our-heads to new music from around the world,
hunting rattle snakes, learning some Jiu Jitsu (gazoontite) annnd
negotiating new territorial agreements with Raccoons all while
bringing you new releases by EfThe Ascent of Everest, Admiral
Angry and Brother/Ghost. And if you haven’t ordered your copy
yet, click on the banner below and do it! 🙂




1. OUR FINAL RELEASE OF THE YEAR: PRETEND
so, while 2010 has been pretty damn action packed and full of goodness so
far… we’ve realized that if we continue like this, we’ll never tear ourselves
away from inboxes and pantone books long enough to finish the never
ending story that has become the new *shels album 😉

SO, we’ve come to a decision.. *jn jn jnnnnnnnnnn
we’re gonna make 1one final release this year and then focus on 0nothing
but the new *shels record, until it’s *all done.

I know what ya’ll are thinkin… enough about *shels already and tell us
about this final release!!

well alrighty then.

The band is Pretend, and they’re from LA… and we’ve been inlove with

their noises for over a year now..

Think Smashing Pumpkins, if Jimmy Chamberlin had more freedom… WAY more freedom…
add to that way fewer vocals and more complex passages that
sprawl out around Jazz drums… with twinkly, melancholic guitars that
weave in and out, and delicately give shape to songs that seem like they
never stop unravelling… it makes for some awesome driving around music 🙂


So, there you have it. Shelsmusic is extremely proud to unveil the debut album by Pretend titled
“Bones In The Oil, Rust In The Soil” and In the
next few days we’ll send you more info about them along with an official
release date for the album, which will be in July.

More info and some music at: http://www.pre-end.com


2. DELAYED ORDERS

Due to all kind of crazy sheet and delays with the production,
we’ve had some major hold-ups with the new Admiral Angry Vinyl and CDs
– if you’ve been waiting patiently..  thank you! it won’t be long now before
your order arrives. And to those of you who were first in line to pre-order
Admiral Angryand EF will be getting something special in the mail soon.
We’ll have more info on that in the next few days!

If you have any questions about your orders don’t hesitate to email us at

info@shelsmusic.com


3. FREE SHIT = GOOD SHIT
be the 6th person to email us back with the hidden partof this message and you get to pick a Tshirt or CD from our store.

That’s it for now – a lot more news coming soon! 🙂

now, activate your Predator vision and find the hidden message 😉

Peace, Love and Guacamole

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myspace.com/brotherghostband
myspace.com/ef
myspace.com/kopekmusic
myspace.com/latitudesmusic
myspace.com/officialmahumodo
myspace.com/parliamentofowls
pre-end.com
myspace.com/sonsofnoelandadrian
myspace.com/theascentofeverest


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first person to tell us what a “Crazy Ivan” is, will get to chose any one new release from our store! good luck!