Black Numbers (Grey Area, Go Rydell, Static Radio, NJ) will release the debut full-length from Jersey City’s Banquets. Entitled Top Button, Bottom Shelf, the LP/CD will see an official releaste date of August 23, 2011.
You can check out the exclusive stream for “Sometimes A Wolf” from Top Button, Bottom Shelf on Absolute Punk now.
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.
A complete track listing for Top Button, Bottom Shelf is below. Stay tuned for pressing / pre-order info, new song streams, as well as plenty more news from Banquets and Black Numbers!
2. Just Me and My Canseco Rookie Card
3. Forever Bender
4. Sound Of Money
5. Best Night Of The Night
7. Heads Down, Thumbs Up
8. Unforgiven V
9. Sometimes A Wolf
10. Lips To The Ground