Archive for June, 2011

Go, Go, Gadget SHELSMUSIC!

June 16, 2011

1. LABEL UPDATE!
2. *SHELS ALBUM UPDATE
3. ANCIENTS – RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE & PLAN FOR EP 

4. LATITUDES NEW ALBUM
5. THE ASCENT OF EVEREST – US/CANDA TOUR AND VIDEO
6. BLACK SHEEP WALL – US TOUR & NEW ALBUM


1. LABEL UPDATE!

sorry for the lack of label updates y’all! we’re still here… promise!

and now that Plains of the Purple Buffalo is on the verge of being unleashed to the world we figured it’d be a good time to squeeze in a quick shelsmusic update!

so, last year we unleashed a ton of yummy stuff from our hives. 7 new releases, including debuts by Brother/Ghost & Pretend, a new Admiral Angry EP on Vinyl, new albums by Ef and The Ascent of Everest and our very first ever Label Compilation 🙂 we then took some much needed time to finish our own new album Plains of the Purple Buffalo

being the small DIY operation that we are, we’ve had to be super picky about the projects we’ve gotten involved with in the past.. and starting NOW we’re gonna be even more picky – we’re gonna focus on fewer releases every year, maybe 3 or 4 max – and put more TIGEERRRUUPPERCUTS into every one. yeah. 

so, 2011 will kick off for shelsmusic with the new *shels album Plains of the Purple Buffalo

– and followed by the debut single and then EP by Ancients – featuring members of Rinoa, Crydebris and *shels.

 

We’ll also be announcing another new release soon – just waiting to confirm it, but this thing has had us jizzing in our panties non-stop for the last few weeks… so stay tuned for more news on that!


we’re looking forward to getting back to work with the label and as bringing you awesome music from around the planet. we’re super stoked to be doing what we do – working with some of the coolest artists and musicians from around the world – And we’re totally blessed to have the most awesome and dedicated music lovers on the planet following and supporting what we do – we promise to keep working our asses off for you to bring you the best shit we can!

see below for other bits and pieces from our magical kingdom:

mucho love and respect!

starship * s h e l s m u s i c o

 

2. *SHELS ALBUM UPDATE
ok… no one panic, but the release date for Plains of the Purple Buffalo has been pushed back to July 11th, due to some delays at the factory. all pre-orders will ship out on June 27th and should land by end of June. The album will be available at all good record stores and digital retail outlets worldwide on the web, including iTunes etc.. BUT if you’re planing to download the album (legitimately) PLEASE do so at http://www.shelsmusic.com instead of iTunes because they’re a bunch of thieving mofos and apple has enough money already 😛

Also – be sure to check out the next issue of Rock Sound Magazine (on news stands around the planet June 22) for a new track from the album on the cover CD, an awesome feature and a full page album review. yes! 🙂

we also have a limited edition Vinyl pressing of the album available at http://www.shelsmusic.com. but we still need 20 more orders to be able to afford this, so if you haven’t ordered a copy yet – go do it! it’s only 22$ for a double vinyl 12″ packed full of awesomeness 🙂 go go go! 🙂

 

3. ANCIENTS – RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE & PLAN FOR EP
Transatlantic epic rockers Ancients will release their debut single on July 18th. The single will be available at http://www.shelsmusic.com and will include 2 tracks ‘Constellations’ and another. You’ll be able to download the tracks, or purchase a limited edition print/canvas and get the downloads for free. The group which features members of Rinoa, Crydebris and *shels are busy completing their debut EP which they plan to release through shelsmusic later this year. join Ancients on Facebook for more updates and info! 

4. LATITUDES NEW ALBUM!
Following an incredible show with Beecher in London recently, the mighty Latitudes are nearly finished writing music for a new album!!! which they plan to record this year with Chris Fielding at Foel Studios. You can get more info from the band on their Facebook page here. we cannot wait for this shit.

 

5. THE ASCENT OF EVEREST NEW MUSIC, TOUR AND VIDEO
Following a highly successful run of shows in Europe recently, which included an unforgettable performance at this years Dunk! Festival in Belgium, the Ascent of Everest have started booking some US/CANADIAN dates (posted below) – the group has also started writing music for their 3rd new release which is as yet untitled. More info can be obtained from the band on their Facebook page here. here’s a video of the band performing at Dunk!


Sept

29\30 Thurs Fri – Louisville 

Oct
1 Sat – Chicago
2 Sun – Detroit\An Arbor
3 Mon – London ON
4 Tues – Hamilton ON
5 Wends – Toronto ON
6 Thurs – Montreal
7 – Friday – Boston
8 Sat – NYC
9 Sunday NYC
11 – 25 – EUROPE
27 Allentown\Philly
28 Baltimore\Philly
29 DC
30 knoxville

6. BLACK SHEEP WALL – TOUR AND NEW ALBUM
In 2008 we introduced you to one of the heaviest bands on the planet. and after witnessing LA sludge metal doomers Black Sheep Wall completely tear it up at Murderfest alongside Converge, The Red Chord and others earlier that year – we knew the world was in for another A Hole being torn. 

following the incredible response from around the world to their crushing debut album ‘I Am God Songs’ Black Sheep Wall proceeded to go through some turbulent periods – and as with all super hazardous compounds, the band was on the verge of collapse on more than one occasion.. but we’re happy to report that Black Sheep Wall are not only still standing.. but their form is more brutal than ever before – and with a new album on the verge of being released the group is currently touring the US – the band recently signed to Southern Lord Records, which has been home to such groups as Mayhem,Morbid AngelKylesa, and Dillinger Escape Plan and while we’ll be sad to see these mofos leave our nest, we’re proud to have been involved and super excited about their future, which is burning brightly. you can get more info about the new BSW album and their current tour on their Facebook Book page here.  

US tour dates:

Jun 16    Black Forest    Eugene, OR
Jun 17    Plan B    Portland, OR
Jun 18    Quesadilla Factory    Centralia, WA
Jun 19    The Morgue    Seattle, WA
Jun 20    House of the Rising Sun    Boise, ID

10/06/11 Chico, CA – Monstros Pizza
11/06/11 Sacramento, CA – The Hub
12/06/11 San Francisco, CA – Submission Art Space
13/06/11 Fresno, CA – Chinatown Youth Center
14/06/11 Simi Valley, CA – Infusion Cafe
15/06/11 Reno, NV – TBA
16/06/11 Portland, OR – TBA
17/06/11 Olympia, WA – TBA
18/06/11 Seattle, WA – TBA
19/06/11 Boise, ID – TBA
20/06/11 Salt Lake City, UT – TBA

and some studio videos here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmFnulbJBl0&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_asAiFrmxaI&feature=related

That’s all for now folks!

If you can see this then first 5 people to write us back with ANCIENTS DEBUT SINGLE OUT JULY 18 in the subject line
will get a free download of that single!

 

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