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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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*shels – set to release Plains of the Purple Buffalo

May 18, 2011

*shels have now posted their new album Plains of the Purple Buffalo up for pre-order at http://www.shelsmusic.com 🙂

It’s been 4 years since transatlantic epic rock explorers *shels released their debut album “Sea of the Dying Dhow” to critical acclaim. And since its release the group have jettisoned their own imprint, Shelsmusic, and built a home for some of underground alternative music’s finest from around the globe, including the likes of Black Sheep Wall, Latitudes, Ef, The Ascent of Everest, Sons of Noel And Adrian and more. On the sidelines, *shels have been slow-roasting their sophomore full-lengther, Plains of the Purple Buffalo with more care, detail and attention than anything the band have ever undertaken.


“it’s been a tough 4 years – hard, but rewarding… juggling various different projects along with the label, and our day jobs too – we’ve been through some of the greatest personal highs and lows ever and our lives have changed so much during the writing and recording of this album… we’ve learned so much and we’ve tried to put everything in these tracks”
– Mehdi Safa

 
Produced by Mehdi Safa at his home in Temecula, California, and taking its title from the novel and movie The Neverending Story, Plains of the Purple Buffalo is a monumental journey, clocking-in at just shy of 80 minutes. Piloted by the songwriting force behind its previous incarnation as UK hardcore cult favourites Mahumodo, *shels’ niche lies in its unique ability to seamlessly intertwine blistering slabs of raw brutality with delicate and fragile passages – songs are more like film scores and packed so full of layers, they are overflowing with life – the result is a record that will captivate listeners for years. Indeed it’s the depth and attention to detail that has resonated with music lovers across all genres for years, and what makes *shels stand out from the crowd. In Plains of the Purple Buffalo *shels have taken their moody, emotion-feulled adventure to a whole new level, showcasing themselves like never before.

“When we titled the album back in 2007, we didn’t realize how appropriate and relevant it would be to our own Endeavour of completing this record. The Neverending story is all about not losing hope, taking a leap of faith and believing in something you may not be able to see, touch or understand – and overcoming fear – it’s about letting go and realizing your own power and allowing yourself to reach your full potential – these ideals are at the core of this album” – Mehdi Safa


You can hear a track from the album on the band’s Facebook page. or right here:

*Shels – Vision Quest by Shelsmusic

We’ll post a second track from the album on the *shels facebook page next Wednesday.


Plains of the Purple Buffalo
 is set for worldwide release through Shelsmusic on June 27th, 2011.
The album is now available for pre-order at www.shelsmusic.com.

Email us if you have any questions concerning the album – if you are a member of the press or media and would like to request a press pack email press@shelsmusic.com.

Hope you all enjoy the album!

Love, and respect.
*shels 
p.s as always there’s a hidden message in here… so, predator vision ON.

Also – more passages from a recent interview with Mehdi Safa are below:

“We wanted this to be real, raw and as brave as could be – and we wanted the production to reflect that… you’ll hear click tracks, pops, hiss, people talking, TVs and even our pets in the background – (we’re gonna do a competition once the release is out to Spot The cat in the album.. and whoever can do so gets a free limited edition Print). the vocals are louder… the drums are more raw, we wanted to move away from glossy production… and instead of bringing people into the studio with us… we wanted to take them into our practice room… and living room… to the point when the songs were written and jammed for the first time – there’s always something more special about the first time a song is played.

this album was heavily delayed.. as most of our closest friends, fans and family know. We lost two years worth of riffs, ideas and recordings in a devastating hard drive failure… it was brutal…and one of those moments you feel like giving up… we were all set to start recording a new album and at that point we had to start form scratch – I remember going to bed that night and lying down trying to recall as many riffs and melodies as i could from the lost files.. and the next morning i woke up and spent the day recording demos of everything… pretty funny how it worked out because those demos would wind up becoming the basis of the actual recordings and most of what you’ll hear on the album is from those demos. After we completed the demos… we spent another year writing more material for a new album… and we then started recording.. but it was clear that nothing matched the vibe and feeling captured in first takes of the demos, so, after yet another year of meticulously recording guitars, bass, vocals and other things, we made a difficult decision to ditch everything and decided to use the demos as the new starting point for the album – 75% of what you’ll hear on this album is from the original demo recordings, the original first takes, mistakes, dirt, noise and we hope and a hellova a lot of feeling. We plan to release the original demos later this year as a limited edition release.

So, like our last album, this one was produced at at home totally DIY – the upside was the flexibility of time, comfort and control we had over getting what we wanted.. there’s no way we could have spent that much time in a studio… after all we’re not Metallica – the trade off was that our equipment was super basic and having grand visions with basic equipment can be like stepping on the gas pedal while having your hand brakes on! in other words… many sleepless nights and enough stress to kill a family of elephants… we were driven properly nuts by this record.. and for most of it. it felt like it was deliberately testing us… we were so close to giving up on numerous occasions – it was depressing at times – but despite it all and thanks to the energy of our friends, fans and family, we kept on pushing forward and doing our best… and now, to our own surprise we are proud of what we have accomplished and are now ready to deliver this album completed – and while painful, the process has brought the best out of us and we’re fortunate to have come out the other end standing and stronger than ever – we hope the music will resonate with you all and be heard in its entirety” 

“We’re in this for the long run… and we’ve never been in a rush with our music – what’s that saying? A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow? Complete Bullshit… 😛 we want to deliver our best.. always.. no matter how long it takes.. the slower you roast a piece of meat the better! (inless yore vegan) we’re fortunate to have some of the patient and understanding fans and friends around us… we hope to be making music till we’re old and grey – it’s our love – we put so much into it and we get so much back… our objectives have always been nothing short of complete honesty of expression… and as long as it’s 100% honest and real then it’s perfect in our eyes. There’s nothing better! Through our music we’ve grown and become more aware, stronger and better at expressing ourselves – just as is the case with every art, whether it’s cooking, writing or martial arts – when you start to master something, you’ll start to see in more detail and you can apply those new eyes to learning more about yourself and the world” 
TRACKLISTING:

1.  Journey To The Plains

2. Plains of the Purple Buffalo – Part 1

3. Plains of the Purple Buffalo – Part 2

4. Searching for Zihuatanejo

5. Vision Quest

6. Atoll

7. Butterflies on Luci’s Way

8. Crown of Eagle Feathers

9. Bastien’s Angels

10. Conqueror

11. The Spirit Horse

12. Waking

13. Leaving the Plains

TOTAL RUNTIME 78 minutes

First person to tell us which movie is the inspiration behind track 4. gets a free copy of the album 😉

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February 1, 2011

1. Ancients Join Shelsmusic – New project feat. members of Rinoa, *shels, Crydebris & Mahumodo
2. Latitudes UK Tour – Back from their debut UK Headline Tour and working on album #2.
3. Shelsmusic Unveils Compilation #2
4. *Shels Studio Update!
5. Shelsmusic Digital Store
6. THANK YOU.


First and foremost we want to wish you all a belated happy new year! Sorry for the lack of updates of late – we promise to make it up to you by embedding mucho hidden free gifts within this mailer – so get your predator vision ON. We’ve been ridiculously swamped catching-up with orders received over the holidays – as some of you already know, we totally sold out of all our merch in the first few days of our FREE Shipping sale and had to repress everything, which was a bit of a mission with most places being closed for the holidays. Add to it bad weather affecting shipping and it all turned into a massive delay getting stuff out. But we’ve finally caught up and if you haven’t yet received all your merch, you will do any day now! Thanks for your patience and Congrats to those of you who managed to get the Free shipping deal;) Aside from that we’ve been busy talking with a bunch of new bands and working on our plans for 2011. Top of the list and first to announce is Ancients – a new project comprised of members of recently defunct Epic rockers RINOA – the line-up also includes members of the incredible Crydebris and Mehdi Safa of *shels on Vocals. More info on that below. In addition to new signings we’re also unveiling the 2nd of our limited collector’s edition SHELSMUSIC Compilations. So, scroll down.. and let us know if you have any questions! 🙂


1. ANCIENTS JOIN SHELSMUSIC
Shelsmusic is extremely proud and excited to welcome Ancients to the family.
Ancients is a new project formed in January 2011 and is comprised of members of Rinoa, *shels, Crydebris and Mahumodo. “Constellations” is the first track unveiled by the group which can be heard **here**The group were recently interviewed by the mighty Rock Sound and you can check that out here:

Ancient are currently working on their debut EP which is set for a release through Shelsmusic later this year. Stay tuned for more info including a limited edition release and video. You can also get more news and info from the following pages – so if you have’nt joined these do it! Ancients on Facebook
Shelsmusic on Facebook
Ancients on Myspace
Ancients on Twitter

2. LATITUDES UK TOUR
Mucho thanks to everyone who came out to Latitudes’ UK tour last month with HAMMERS and made each show such an incredible and monumental experience. It was Latitudes’ first UK Headline tour, which culminated with an incredible FREE show at the Old Blue Last in London. You can check out some of the tour pics on the Latitudes FB page here: Those of you who were at the shows would have heard some new tracks that will be on a new Latitudes record that is currently being written. Expect it to be filthier, faster and more abrasive than ever. Latitudes are still on the hunt for a permanent vocalist too to join the crew, so if you think you have what it takes then hit them up at latitudes@hotmail.co.uk . don’t be shy! ;)here’s a picture taken by the awesome James Milne in Manchester while Latitudes were on tour. The rest of the shoot can be seen on Latitudes Facebook page here. 

 

 

 

Latitudes

Latitudes have two releases currently on sale at http://www.shelsmusic.com – Their debut EP “Bleak Epiphanies in Slow Motion” and their debut album “Agonist”. They also have a bunch of awesome new Tshirts for sale here: http:/ latitudes.bigcartel.com/ – Stocks are now extremely rare – so grab something while you still can 🙂 


3. SHELSMUSIC UNVEILS COMPILATION #2
2nd in our series of limited collector’s edition compilations will go on sale very shortly. The record will be as a CD or digital download with the CD featuring artwork done by hand using our famous silkscreen printers 😉 Only 100 physical copies will be pressed and pre-orders will be announced through this mailing list first. The compilation will feature tracks from Shelsmusic releases over the span of 2009-2010 and will have the following track listing:1. Ef “Sons Of Ghosts”
2. Admiral Angry “Android”
3. Sons Of Noel And Adrian “Elsa’s House”
4. Pretend “Those Luminous Noises Are God”
5. Latitudes “Antechamber”
6. Waal “Brother/Ghost”
7. Hateful Wrists “Parliament Of Owls”
8. Safely Caged In Bone “The Ascent Of Everest”4. *SHELS STUDIO UPDATE!
The highly anticipated and long overdue album by *shels is nearing completion. The group spent much of Christmas working on the finishing touches for their 3rd release, which has been titled “Plains Of The Purple Buffalo”. Tom and Mehdi recently spent time at the studios in Brighton University, in the UK with *shels Trumpeteer Arif Driessen to finish the remaining brass sections. Very excited by how it’s sounding and hope ya’ll will dig it and be into it. *shels are currently mixing the album at their home studio in California and aim to have it released by End of May 🙂 email us if you have any questions!
 

5. THE ASCENT OF EVEREST EUROPEAN TOUR
Following the hugely successful release of their beautiful 2nd album “From This Vantage” Nashville’s The Ascent Of Everest have been invited to play a slew of Festivals and shows across the US and Europe. The band is currently putting together dates for a European tour – more info will be released as soon as dates have been firmed up. If you live in Europe you can expect to see TAOE near you soon! If you haven’t picked-up a copy of “From This Vantage” do it at http://www.shelsmusic.com and don’t miss out on this. For fans of forward thinking, adventurous, brave and extremely emotional music. We are in love with this band and what they do and so proud to be involved. We hope you’ll jump aboard and join us in supporting brave musicians doing what they love and believe in like The Ascent Of Everest.

6. SHELSMUSIC DIGITAL STORE
Thanks to all of you who have been downloading music directly from us at our digital store located at http://www.shelsmusic.com. This is where we as a label and the bands get the most from your orders. While iTunes and other sites are great at distributing music across the web, we as a label and the bands only get a tiny share of those downloads. So we hope you’ll spread the word and encourage folks to download directly from our site where and when possible.

We’ll also be introducing some sweet deals soon at our store. For example we feel that if folks are willing to buy a Tshirt, hoody or print they should get to download an album of their choice for FREE from our website. Not only is it a nice treat – but it’ll help us get spread some of this awesome music that we believe in so much.

7. THANK YOU
In closing we’d just like to say that we are BLESSED to be able to do what we do. Thanks to all of YOU. We might be a small label working in a super challenging industry – but if you think independent labels have it tough, just consider what it takes to be in an unsigned band or a band on a small label. We’re extremely honored to be involved with bands like Latitudes, Admiral Angry, Ef, The Ascent of Everest and all the rest of the bands on Shelsmusic. All of whom share similar stories of perseverance and juggling day jobs with trying to save up enough to go on tour or record and release their music. It takes a lot of guts to do what they do and we hope you’ll jump on the starship Shelsmusico and help us support these talented folks by spreading the word – buying a Tshirt or picking up a copy of the album – in return we’ll do all we can to make sure you’re happy and proud of your order by putting love into the artwork, and the work whether it’s recording, printing or whatever. We want every order, every release, every print to be a timeless collectable you can be proud of. So, if even the most you can do is post a comment on one of the band’s Facebook pages or an email – then do it – things like that can be so encouraging and fuel for a band to keep BRINGING IT in the face of whatever difficulty. Thank YOU all for being a part of this. We’d also like to say that there are thankfully A LOT of good people out there doing shit the right way –  helping bands, labels like us and helping good music be heard. Magazines like Rock Sound, Terrorizer many labels, promoters, venues, photographers and fans who get involved, give up their time, energy and help. We’re proud to know you and work with you on a daily basis.So, here’s to an incredible 2011 for us all. Now check out http://www.shelsmusic.com, complete your shelsmusic collection and bang your heads! :)mucho love, thanks and respect! 

 

 

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sup predators!! first 5 people to email us back with the subject line. WUDDUP FOOLS in the subject line – gets a free copy of the new Shelsmusic COmpilation #2 from our store.
The first one to email us back gets to chose any Tshirt as well. Good luck folks!


FREE SHIPPING!!

December 2, 2010

FREE Shipping, NEW MERCH AND massive price reductions this month only!
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Latitudes Hunt For Vocals.

September 12, 2010
1. Latitudes Seek Vocalist.
2. Shelsmusic Launch New Digital Store!


1. Latitudes Seek Vocalist.
The Mighty Latitudes are on the hunt for a permanent vocalist to join the crew.
For more information on how to try out please follow this link:

Latitudes will play a Free Show in London on Oct 26 with Kruger and Caretaker.
Click the flyer for more info:


2. Shelsmusic Unveils New Digital Store!
Please head over to http://www.shelsmusic.com and check out our brand
spanking new Digital Store for the best place on the web to download your
favourite Shelsmusic releases 🙂  Tell your buddies and spread the good
word and get downloading! 🙂

yyeeeehhhaaaw!

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Shelsmusic Compilation *1*

July 27, 2010
We’re proud to unveil our First in a series of Limited Edition Compilations featuring the first set of Shelsmusic releases between 2007-2008..
Only 100 copies will be pressed – so make sure you order your copy asap!
each copy was individually painted & screen-printed/ numbered by hand.
available now at www.shelsmusic.com

SHELSMUSIC Comp *1* (2007-2008)





We also have the following Limited Edition releases available now:

EF Mourning Golden Morning



BROTHER/GHOST Black Ice





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THE TOUR OF EVEREST + PRETEND DEBUT ALBUM

July 22, 2010
1. The Ascent Of Everest Embark on US TOUR!
2. Pretend Debut Album NOW AVAILABLE!

1. The Ascent of Everest Embark on US TOUR!
Nashville orchestral rockers TAOE set-off on tour of the US Eastern Coast
today. The band will hit select venues across the east coast to support
their new Album “From This Vantage”. They’ll be joined by the super talented
Slowest Runner In All the World, from NYC. So, spread the word, tell all
your buddies and if you make it to one of the shows go say hi and be sure
to pick-up an awesome hand-screen-printed tour poster while you’re at it.


July 22 @ The Rudyard Kipling – Louisville, KY w\ Nerves Jr
July 23 @ Institute 193 – Lexington, KY
July 24 @ The 5 Spot – Nashville, TN w Hollow Ox & Nite Nite
July 25 Performing Nophest @ The Eyedrum – Atlanta, GA w\ loads of bands, check out the line up: http://nophest.com/
July 26 @ – TBD check myspace.com/theascentofeverest
July 27 @ Legitimate Business – Greensboro, NC w\ Barrow
July 28 @ The Fridge – Washington DC w\ Fall Catalogue
July 29 @ The Wind-up Space – Baltimore, MD
July 30 @ The Highwire Gallery – Philidelphia, PA w\ Danger Bird
July 31 @ The Cake Forearms – Brooklyn, NY w\ Industies of The Blind and Live Footage
Aug 1 @ The Blue Nile – Harrisonburg, VA w\ Andrew Weathers, The Late Virginia Summers and Darlington Pair

The band will be seeking places to party, hang out and crash in some of
these towns, so if you’d like a bunch of sweaty rockers to keep you
company then any offers would be appreciated mucho.

“From This Vantage” is now available worldwide at all good musi-buying

2. Pretend Debut Album NOW AVAILABLE!
Pretends debut album “Bones In The Soil,Rust In The Oil” is now
available for pre-order at http://www.shelsmusic.com. The album is being
pressed as limited edition at our custom screen-printing shop. Every copy
will be hand-dated and we hope to have them shipped out by next week.

We are extremely proud to bring you this, our final release of the year
and one hellovan incredible journey – clocking-in at well over an hour with
tracks that sprawl- out over the ten minute mark.

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

We hope you’ll add Pretend’s debut album to your record collection
and that you’ll enjoy it as much as we have.

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


and don’t forget our other new releases available now at:



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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


and don’t forget:



Now watch this:

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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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A FIRE TO BURN DOWN BROTHER/EVEREST

May 4, 2010
some new releases y’all need to know about – happening NOW! 🙂

1. Pre-order The Ascent of Everest Album NOW!
2. Pre-order Brother/Ghost EP NOW!
3. NEW Ef Album “Mourning Golden Morning”OUT NOW!
4. NEW Admiral Angry EP “A Fire To Burn Down The World” – OUT NOW!




1. Pre-order The Ascent of Everest Album NOW!
The highly anticipated 2nd album by Nashville rockers The Ascent of
Everest is now available for pre-order at http://www.shelsmusic.com. The album
which is set for release on June 1 will be available via digipak and on Vinyl.
The Ascent of Everest have been confirmed for this year’s Forecastle festival
(w/ the Flaming Lips, Spoon, Minus the Bear and many more) – The band have shows confirmed with This Will Destroy You, Balmorea,
The Slowest Runner and more on their touring schedule.


2. Pre-order Brother/Ghost EP NOW!

Pre-orders for the debut EP by Brother/Ghost are now being taken at
www.shelsmusic.com – only 300 limited edition hand-screen-printed copies
will be produced so make sure you order quickly to grab one of these.
Brother/Ghost will be featured in the new issue of Rock Sound – there will
be an exclusive track from the EP on the Rock Sound cover CD as well.



3. New Ef Album “Mourning Golden Morning” – OUT NOW!

Ef are currently in the midst of their European tour – you can check out
some tour pics and news on the band’s myspace page



4. NEW Admiral Angry EP “A Fire To Burn Down The World” – OUT NOW!

If you placed an order for Admiral Angry – please note they have been
delayed and will ship on May 17th. Those of you who have received
confirmation can rest easy knowing you have reserved a monumental
record – not only a special release for the band in memory of our fallen
brother Daniel Kraus – but it will also Shelsmusic’s first ever Vinyl release.
Thanks for your patience while we get these limited edition Vinyl and CDs
pressed and mailed out!


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

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

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*Shelsmusic

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myspace.com/admiralangry
myspace.com/blacksheepwallmusic
myspace.com/brotherghostband
myspace.com/ef
myspace.com/kopekmusic
myspace.com/latitudesmusic
myspace.com/officialmahumodo
myspace.com/parliamentofowls
pre-end.com
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Mehdi Safa
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