Banquets – Pre-Order Debut LP/CD From Black Numbers

BANQUETS – LP/CD Now Available For Pre-Order
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* Top Button, Bottom Shelf to be released 8/23/11 on Black Numbers
* “Sometimes A Wolf” streaming exclusively @ Absolute Punk
* “Forever Bender” streaming exclusively @ Punknews.org
* “Fireplug” exclusive download @ RCRD LBL
* “The Sound Of Money” exclusive download @ Rock Sound

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The debut full-length from Jersey City’s Banquets is now available for Pre-Order. Entitled Top Button, Bottom Shelf, the album will see an official street date of August 23rd from Black Numbers (Grey Area, Go Rydell, Static Radio, NJ).

The vinyl is limited to 500 on three different colorways (100 Pink w/ Black Swirl, 150 Blue w/ Silver Swirl, 250 Yellow w/ Blue Swirl). A limited edition CD version will also be available from Black Numbers. German-based label Coffeebreath And Heartache will be issuing a limited edition pressing of 200 records on mixed colored vinyl with handscreened covers as well. Of course, Top Button, Bottom Shelf will also be available digitally from Bandcamp, iTunes and other online retailers. For more information, go here.

To celebrate the pre-order, Banquets and Black Numbers have teamed up with a host of different sites for exclusive streams and downloads. Head over to Rock Sound to hear/download “The Sound Of Money” right now. Additionally, RCRD LBL premiered “Fireplug” recently. To download an exclusive mp3 for the song, go here. You can also stream the track “Forever Bender” at Punknews.org. And don’t forget that “Sometimes A Wolf” is still streaming at Absolute Punk as well.

While Banquets’ debut 7″, 2010’s This Is Our Concern, Dude, was very well-received and showed off a wealth of potential, Top Button, Bottom Shelf simply blows all expectations and pre-conceived notions out of the water. The ten songs that make up the band’s debut full-length build and hold the momentum for an incredibly rewarding and all too short 25 minutes. Waiting for some lull or filler to catch your breath is fruitless as the band delivers gem after gem. Of course you can talk of the band’s pedigree, Banquets lead singer Travis Omilian was the original singer for Let Me Run and other members have played in bands such as Outsmarting Simon, Static Radio NJ, The Stand In and The Banner, but all that undersells just how quickly Banquets have grown into their very own exciting entity. No doubt the past experiences served them well but Banquets have upped the ante for all melodic pop/punk rock with Top Button, Bottom Shelf.

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