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You can stream a new Departures song titled "Making Maps" at Front Army (the site is a little NSFW). You can also pre-order the band's upcoming new record Teenage Haze over at No Sleep Records (I highly recommend that you do). The record hits stores on November 27th.
Drew Beringer on 11/01/12 - 11:52 AM
Broadway Calls, No Sleep Records' latest addition, is releasing a new split EP titled Vision Quest with label mates Mixtapes tomorrow, but you can hear it today. We've partnered up with our friends at PropertyOfZack to bring you an exclusive stream of Vision Quest - head over to POZ to hear the Broadway Calls side of the split and then drop by Mixtapes' AP.net profile to hear two new songs from them. After you've listened to the split three or fifteen times, make sure you pre-order it from No Sleep here.
Drew Beringer on 10/22/12 - 06:17 AM
No Sleep Records has released its Fall 2012 Sampler for free download via its Bandcamp page.
Drew Beringer on 10/17/12 - 01:50 PM
No Sleep Records has signed Departures. You can read the exclusive announcement over at Punknews.org and listen to a new song here.
Drew Beringer on 10/16/12 - 01:08 PM
No Sleep Records is announcing a new band tomorrow.

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Drew Beringer on 10/15/12 - 10:09 AM
You can stream a new Early Graves song "Pure Hell" over at NPR. The band's No Sleep Records debut Red Horse hits stores on October 30th and can be pre-ordered here.
Drew Beringer on 09/18/12 - 11:28 AM
Yesterday we posted that No Sleep Records were adding a new band to its stellar roster. Today we can exclusively reveal that No Sleep has signed New Jersey pop-punk act Major League. The band will release its No Sleep debut Hard Feelings on November 13th. You can stream a brand new song "Walk Away," as well as check out the album artwork and track listing, in the replies. You can pre-order the record here.
Drew Beringer on 09/06/12 - 01:16 AM
Looks like No Sleep Records will be announcing a new signing tomorrow. Any guesses? Check back here tomorrow as we'll be exclusively revealing who it is.
Drew Beringer on 09/05/12 - 01:46 PM
You can stream a brand new The Casket Lottery song titled "In The Branches" over at Alarm Magazine. The band's new album Real Fear will be released on November 6th through No Sleep, which you can pre-order here.
Drew Beringer on 09/05/12 - 12:37 PM
Early Graves will release Red Horse on October 30th via No Sleep Records.
Adam Pfleider on 08/07/12 - 08:45 AM
There's something about the last year that has grappled me back into my "heavy" diet I weened off of some years back. With bands like Code Orange Kids, MilanKu and Full of Hell entering my life - I've definitely enjoyed the more sinister, unnerving and angrier side of music in 2012. Then there's Mountain Man's upcoming record. Two is unforgiving. From the opening beat down of "Home is a concept" to the closing exhaustion of "Take out the sun" (one of the best tracks of 2012), Mountain Man stake a claim in this decade's competition of tearing down walls and walls of inner ear structures. It's angry, violent and shows little to no remorse - everything a good hardcore record should be. It...
Adam Pfleider on 08/01/12 - 12:04 PM
We're very excited to premiere a brand new song from one of No Sleep Records' recent signings, Lowtalker. Taking their name from the classic "Puffy Shirt" episode of Seinfeld, the quartet is offering up a brand of hardcore that'll tickle fans of Living With Lions and Comeback Kid. They'll be releasing their No Sleep debut EP, The Marathon, on September 18th, and you can check out the artwork, track listing, and opening track "Tension" in the replies. After you dig the song, make sure you pre-order it here.
Drew Beringer on 08/01/12 - 01:39 AM
Touche Amore and The Casket Lottery will release a split 7" on October 2nd via No Sleep Records.

Track Listing
1. Touche Amore - Whale Belly
2. Touche Amore - Unsatisfied (originally by The Replacements)
3. The Casket Lottery- White Lies
4. The Casket Lottery - Myth (originally by Beach House)
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/20/12 - 08:12 AM
You can pre-order a fourth pressing of The Wonder Years' 7" Won't Be Pathetic Forever over at No Sleep here.
Drew Beringer on 07/06/12 - 01:22 PM
Starting Saturday in San Antonio, we'll have AbsolutePunk buttons to give away at this year's Vans Warped Tour. I'll be at the No Sleep Records tent Saturday and Sunday in Houston. So come say "Hello!" and grab a pin and be sure to check out what our friends at No Sleep brought along with them all summer, including their sampler featuring new and unreleased tracks from the label's newest signings and alumni you are already loving. Don't worry, even after this weekend, we're going to leave the buttons at the tent for all the dates. Make sure to snag one before they're all gone.
Adam Pfleider on 06/27/12 - 11:24 AM
No Sleep Records is streaming its summer compilation on Rdio. It features A Loss For Words, Balance & Composure, La Dispute, The Wonder Years, and the first new song from The Casket Lottery in almost a decade, among others.

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Thomas Nassiff on 06/19/12 - 09:46 PM
No Sleep Records is looking for some street team help for Warped Tour. If you volunteer at your date, you'll be able to get in for free. They've also started a contest to win a one-of-a-kind, 8' X 5' banner that has been used at festivals and shows.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/14/12 - 11:23 AM
No Sleep Records has signed Pittsburgh indie rockers Adventures (featuring members of Code Orange Kids). Their debut EP/7" will be released in the fall. Head to the replies to hear a new song entitled "Reach Out to You."
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/12/12 - 10:29 AM
No Sleep Records will release a compilation titled No Sleep Records Summer 2012 on June 16. The sampler features unreleased songs or B-sides from No Sleep bands, and it will be available all summer for pay-what-you-want at the No Sleep Records tent on Warped. Check out the 19-song tracklisting in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/12/12 - 08:58 AM
Head to the replies to check out Mixtapes performing acoustic versions of three songs, including two from their new album, Even On the Worst Nights. It comes out June 26 via No Sleep Records.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/07/12 - 07:47 PM
No Sleep Records has signed San Francisco metal quintet Early Graves. The band will enter the studio to record their third album next month for a fall release.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/05/12 - 08:20 AM
Clips from the new Mixtapes' full-length, Even On the Worst Nights, can be heard here. It comes out June 26 via No Sleep.

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Thomas Nassiff on 06/02/12 - 12:01 PM
The Sound & Fury Festival has announced its full 2012 lineup, which you can check out in the replies. The festival is being presented by No Sleep Records this year and features Blacklisted, Touche Amore, Basement and many more.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/29/12 - 10:22 AM
Mixtapes has released a joke album - which is 26 songs and about 40 minutes - of songs that were recorded during the recording process for its upcoming debut full-length, Even On The Worst Nights, for free download. The joke album is called Songs To Start A Revolution To and it has been released under the band name "Sundrinker." Mixtapes wants you to know that "nothing about this is serious so don't expect any good songs or anything that's like our real music." They add that they can assure us "that No Sleep Records is very happy that we took their money for recording and also came out with this."
Thomas Nassiff on 05/22/12 - 09:41 AM
No Sleep Records has signed London's TRC.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/17/12 - 05:53 AM
The Topshelf vs. No Sleep war has ended and resulted in this: A 20-song compilation featuring rare songs from the labels' bands available in select Hot Topic stores on May 22. Check out all the details here.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/14/12 - 10:03 PM
No Sleep Records has signed Worcester, MA's Mountain Man (ex-Last Lights). The band will release a 12" EP this summer on the label. Listen to some songs here.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/10/12 - 12:02 PM
No Sleep Records has signed Lowtalker (Comeback Kid, Misery Signals, Living With Lions). The band is currently in the studio recording a new EP to be released later this year.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/07/12 - 09:07 AM
It looks like another bomb has been lobbed in the war between No Sleep Records and Topshelf Records. And it's hilarious. Check out "The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Hate Topshelf" in the replies. Also, this clock is still ticking away...
Thomas Nassiff on 05/02/12 - 07:34 PM
A new website called Topshelf vs. No Sleep has popped up with a countdown timer. Any thoughts on what this could be?

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Dre Okorley on 04/26/12 - 08:49 PM
No Sleep Records have posted a blog about the issues they had with their Record Store Day online store.
From the BlogOkay the system was set up to handle what we are going to be doing for all of the overselling that happened. Within about 30-60 minutes i will start going through every order and updating them based on if you are getting it, and if not you will get a refund plus a special apology gift. If you are one of the lucky ones, you will be notified by a Order Revision email from No Sleep, just showing your order how it was before. If you are one of the unlucky, you will be notified twice - via PayPal with the Refund and an Order Revision email from No Sleep. I am unsure how long...
Jason Tate on 04/25/12 - 10:36 AM
No Sleep Records will be doing a digital-only reissue of The Wonder Years' first full-length album, Get Stoked On It! The reissue will be remixed and remastered and come out May 15. Check the replies to see the new artwork.

Update: Soupy from the band has commented on the release in the replies.
Soupy's CommentIn our opinion, this record is a trainwreck. Chris paid to get it remastered forever ago and we kept trying to put off its inevitable rerelease. He and I agreed that since its already available digitally, that no real harm can come of swapping out the old mixes with the better sounding ones as long as it never gets pressed in a physical form again. That's the long and short of...
Thomas Nassiff on 04/18/12 - 09:07 AM
Edit: The chat is now over! Thanks a lot to Chris, Jeff and Seth, and thanks to everyone who stopped by.

Jeff Casazza (owner, Run for Cover Records), Chris Hansen (owner, No Sleep Records) and Seth Decoteau (owner, Topshelf Records) will be chatting in this thread at 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST. Stop in and ask the guys about their respective label's success in 2011, their plans for 2012, and their favorite type of pizza.

Chris will be under the blue name "NoSleepRecords," Jeff under "thisisntworking," and Seth under "TSR00Seth." Have a great time!
Thomas Nassiff on 04/05/12 - 03:39 PM
Over what seems to be the past couple months, I've been working on a story of sorts looking at the formation and rise of Chris Hansen's No Sleep Records. Today, I'm proud and honored to share that story with you. Looking a bit at the Chris' earlier days and how No Sleep has helped shaped the current musical landscape, I also talked to members of The Wonder Years, La Dispute, Touche Amore and Balance and Composure about their respective experiences as a part of the No Sleep family. You can read the story in its entirety here.
From the Story“It is an honor to have helped build so many friendships, and to honestly create an environment that bands enjoy,” says Hansen. “I love everyone on...
Jason Gardner on 04/05/12 - 10:53 AM
What are Topshelf Records and No Sleep Records up to?
Adam Pfleider on 04/05/12 - 10:07 AM
Hello good patrons of AbsolutePunk.net! I bid you all a happy Tuesday and hope you are not as hot as I am right now. I just wanted to remind everyone that we'll be having an industry chat with the owners of Run for Cover, No Sleep, and Topshelf Records this Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST. Don't forget about it! I'll remind you all again tomorrow!
Thomas Nassiff on 04/03/12 - 11:47 AM
Following up our chat with Josh Terry, we are now excited to announce another industry chat right here on AP.net. Chatting with us on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST will be Jeff Casazza (owner, Run for Cover Records), Chris Hansen (owner, No Sleep Records) and Seth Decoteau (owner, Topshelf Records). You can come by and ask the dudes anything you want about what it was like to raise their respective independent labels from probably dirty, smelly apartments to prominence in the current scene, about what they have going on in 2012, about their tattoos, about what kind of pizza they like and what they do right before bed each night. See you all on April 5!
Thomas Nassiff on 03/28/12 - 03:13 PM
Dre Okorley on 01/26/12 - 01:17 PM
No Sleep Records will release To We, the Nearly Departed on February 20. The documentary will be about the ten year existence of The Felix Culpa. You can view a teaser trailer here.
Adam Pfleider on 01/10/12 - 04:02 PM
No Sleep Records has signed The Casket Lottery. The band's fifth full length is due out this summer, preceded by a 7" EP and a solo 7" from frontman Nathan Ellis in the spring.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/09/12 - 01:36 PM
Mixtapes have signed with No Sleep Records. Expect a new full length sometime in 2012.

Press Release Mixtapes hails from Cincinnati, Ohio and formed in 2010. After some rough times in their personal lives Ryan Rockwell and Maura Weaver started writing songs together for fun with the idea to make a record and play some local shows. They recorded their debut album "Maps" and released it for free on Death To False Hope Records in early 2010. Since then they have consistently released music (48 songs in the past year and a half) and toured any and everywhere they can. They released two 7 inches and one LP on Animal Style Records, a split with Direct Hit! on Kind Of Like Records, and...
Drew Beringer on 01/06/12 - 06:46 AM
Today is Chris Hansen's (No Sleep Records) birthday. Leave him, the label and his bands some love in the replies. Party.
Adam Pfleider on 11/16/11 - 11:23 AM
You can hear Santah perform three new songs during their Audiotree Sessions here.
Adam Pfleider on 11/14/11 - 12:05 PM
You can purchase La Dispute's Wildlife on limited cassette tape here.

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Dre Okorley on 10/26/11 - 10:19 PM
A Such Gold/A Loss For Words Split 7” has been announced. Head to the replies for more details.

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Dre Okorley on 10/13/11 - 02:12 PM
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