September 9th, 2011
We are truly pleased to announce that the Static Radio NJ / The Arteries - Banana Split 7″ (SUP-004) and the !ATTENTION! - Another 7″ (SUP-005) are now available for pre-order!
But wait! THERE’S MORE! Everyone who orders either of the aforementioned records throughout the month of September will be entered into a draw to win a test press! It will be a random draw that will be done the night of October 1, 2011 and we will announce the winners the following day.
Just a heads up, these are pre-orders and won’t ship until the first week of October.
News & Vids!
June 30th, 2011
I’m seemingly getting worse and worse and updating the website. For better or worse it’s essentially been neglected things to the Square Up Records twitter account. Follow us if you’re not already.
Next week we have 2 records going to the plant. TWO! So that said you can look for announcements on pre-orders really soon.
In the interim, our boys in Junior Battles just put our a full-length on Paper + Plastik called Idle Ages. Check out the new record and, for whatever reason, if you haven’t already…pick up the 7″!!
In order to celebrate the release of the aforementioned full-length, Junior Battles hosted a little barbecue and kicked out some acoustic jams. We were able to snag some iPhone video of two of the songs off of their S/T 7″ for Square Up Records.
Junior Battles - Basements
Junior Battles - Roads? Where We\’re Going We Definitely Need Roads
Junior Battles also asked our pals in !ATTENTION! to play this party. We had a lot of fun. Maybe too much! In any event, seeing as Square Up will be releasing the next !ATTENTION! 7″ called “Another Year” we thought we would also give you guys an acoustic version of a track off the upcoming 7″.
!ATTENTION! - Shirts Off, Party On
The regular version of “Shirts Off, Party On” is currently streaming on !ATTENTION!’s bandcamp site.
Thank you for your support and get stoked because the Summer of Square Up is about to jump off!!
Square Up x Junior Battles shirt
May 9th, 2010
We now have some sweet Square Up Records x Junior Battles shirts available in our webstore.
Designed by our good friend Jonathon Hunter; check out his sweet band !ATTENTION!. Shirts are printed on Astro tees by the sweet dudes at Astro Screen Printing.
News on our next release should be surfacing sooner than later!
Thank you to everyone for your continued support.
Junior Battles Tour Dates w/ O PIONEERS!!!
May 6th, 2010
O Junior Battleneers!!! Spring Break Good Time Pals Tour 2010
MAY 06 – Waterloo, ON @ The Grist Mill
MAY 07 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
MAY 08 – Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
MAY 09 – Boston, MA @ Harpers Ferry w/ Bomb The Music Industry, We Are The Union
MAY 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Bomb The Music Industry, Thousandaires
MAY 11 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ Bomb The Music Industry, Franz Nicolay
MAY 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ AVA House w/ The Holy Mess
MAY 13 – Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox w/ Nothington, Landmines
MAY 14 – Wilmington, NC @ RAD FEST
MAY 15 – Wilmington, NC @ RAD FEST
MAY 16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
MAY 17 – Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia
MAY 18 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Hungry House
MAY 19 – Chicago, IL @ Ronny’s w/ Tin Armor
MAY 20 – Lansing, MI @ TBA
MAY 21 – Cleveland, OH @ The Soggy Dog
MAY 22 – Windsor, ON @ Coach and Horse
Junior Battles in Toronto tonight!!
March 18th, 2010
Hopefully you’re not too hungover to party because tonight our boys in Junior Battles are playing with some pretty awesome bands…
Collective Concerts Presents
A WILHELM SCREAM
March 18 @ Mod Club
$14.50adv @ Ticketmaster, Rotate, Soundscapes, Horseshoe
If you’re coming out to this show, be sure to say hi and maybe pick up a record? Just a thought. If you’re not able to make it out to this, or just want to pay $5 for a show, our great friends in !ATTENTION! are playing their anniversary show at Clinton’s (Bloor and Clinton in Toronto) tonight. Door at 9 and only $5.
Streaming, Downloads and Shows!
March 4th, 2010
A little more Junior Battles news for you!
The great people at PunkNews.org are streaming the record here for your listening pleasure. Dave at If You Make It is hosting a (Junior Battles and Square Up approved) download of the record here and, should you be so inclined, and we truly hope that you are, you can buy it here. Since we’re on the topic of If You Make It, we at Square Up really encourage you to check out what they are offering. It’s a really great site full of all kinds of awesome! Free downloads and the Pink Couch Sessions FOR THE WIN!
… but I digress.
The boys are also hitting the road for some shows this spring. There are going to be more dates added as confirmed.
4 Mar 2010 - Call the Office w/ THIS IS A STANDOFF, London, Ontario
5 Mar 2010 - Sneaky Dee’s w/ THIS IS A STANDOFF, Toronto, Ontario 7″ RELEASE SHOW
6 Mar 2010 - Mikado w/ THIS IS A STANDOFF, St. Catherines, Ontario
12 May 2010 - Ava House w/ O PIONEERS!!! + THE HOLY MESS, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 May 2010 - SOAPBOX [PRE-RAD FEST] w/ O PIONEERS!!! + NOTHINGTON + LANDMINES + MORE!, Wilmington, North Carolina
14 May 2010 - RAD FEST, Wilmington, North Carolina
15 May 2010 - RAD FEST, Wilmington, North Carolina
Really looking forward to seeing people have a great time on Friday at the 7″ release show! Remember, buying it on both color-ways doubles your cool points!
Before we go, thought that we’d steal a little quote from the Junior Battles myspace blog to share with all of you…
Without getting too verbose and annoying: music is the best, right? It’s better than movies, books, beer, and most of your friends. We live in this weird, lucky time when the mindblowing pervasiveness of the internet has completely changed the way we interact with every kind of art, and it’s people like Dave at IYMI and Dan at Square Up who recognize those changes and adapt in ways that keep the punk side of art exciting, vital, viable, and accessible. We are stoked to be a part of something we all believe in beyond just some songs, some records, and some money changing hands, and we appreciate those people believing in us.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Junior Battles 7″ in the webstore
February 28th, 2010
We’ve been working really hard to get the new Junior Battles 7″ available for the release show this Friday, March 5, 2010 at Sneaky Dee’s (College & Bathurst in Toronto, ON) with This Is A Stand Off. We’re pumped to let you guys know that not only is the record now available in our webstore on both green with white vinyl as well as marbled grey vinyl but from now until March 14, 2010 you can order the record along with a limited Junior Battles shirt, Brights - Heartbreakers E.P. and Carry The Torch: A Tribute to Kid Dynamite for only $25 (plus shipping, of course). You can check that deal out HERE. We have been having a few issues with our computers so we have not been able to properly sort out/upload a picture of the aforementioned shirt; one will be coming up really soon though. Honest!
When we were assembling all the 7″s last weekend we sneaked a quick picture with my iPhone so that we could share what the Junior Battles records look like:
Also worth noting out our boys in Junior Battles, yesterday they released the following news via twitter:
In @altpress’ 100 Bands issue! Can’t find a copy, only have this. AND WE CAN’T READ IT. http://tweetphoto.com/12775854
We’re really pumped that Atlernative Press chose our boys to be in the 100 Bands issue! If I’m not mistaken this should be available on news stands for your reading pleasure on Tuesday, March 2!
While we’re speaking of twitter, you should be following not only Junior Battles but Square Up as well.
Lastly, the wonderful people at PunkNews will be posting up a stream the Junior Battles 7″ so that you can listen to it before you buy it and subsequently fall in love with it! Once we have the link for the stream we will post it up for you!
That’s it for now! As always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Junior Battles News!
January 12th, 2010
I know I promised that updates would be more frequent…I’m trying I swear!
The Junior Battles 7″ went to the plant last week and we are really stoked. The unmastered teaser is still available for a free download here. Artwork, complete tracklisting and pre-orders will be up once we get those beautiful test presses approved!
Worth noting, if you’re in the Greater Toronto Area, Junior Battles are playing a show this Sunday, January 17, 2010 in Bramalea with our good friends in !ATTENTION! (who are recording a 7″ for Toronto’s Labeled Records) and Mockingbird Wish Me Luck (who just rule!). 6pm. $8. Here’s a link to the facebook event for more info.
Thanks to our pals at Underground Operations there’s another super important show to announce! Junior Battles will be having their 7″ release show with This Is A Stand Off, The Roman Line and Hands Of The Few on Friday, March 5, 2010 at Sneaky Dee’s! This will be a rager! DO NOT MISS! Here’s a link to the facebook event for more info.
Expect more updates in the near future!
December 8th, 2009
It has been a minute since we have updated; and we apologize.
You may or may not have heard but No Harm Done broke up a couple months a go. As a result, Square Up will no longer be putting out the No Harm Done split with Static Radio NJ. We are really bummed about this. So it goes. Square Up Records would like to wish our friends in No Harm Done the best of luck with their future endeavors.
On a more positive note, Square Up Records is happy to announce that we are currently working with Junior Battles (Black Pint Records / JuiceBox Recording Co.) to bring to all of you a (yet to be titled) 7″ of 4 new songs available on colored vinyl. For those of you who don’t have turntable we have 2 things to say to you…1) Shame on you, and 2) a digital version will also be made available.
The Junior Battles 7″ will be available Spring 2010. In the interim we have posted two unmastered songs for all of you to hear to get you as excited as we are for this release! CHECK THEM OUT HERE!!
We assure you that it won’t take 3-4 months for our next update. HONEST!
BRIGHTS on Tour
August 18th, 2009
Our boys BRIGHTS (who’s record is available on the road from them or here) are hitting the road with Toronto’s The Artist Life and Welland’s The Snips.
If you live in Eastern Canada, do yourselves a favor and try and check out one of shows if you can!
18 Aug 2009 - Montreal, QC - l’Absinthe w/ The Artist Life & The Snips
19 Aug 2009 - Ottawa, ON - Cafe Dekcuf w/ The Artist Life & The Snips
20 Aug 2009 - Toronto, ON - Sneeky Dee’s w/ Junior Battles, The Snips
21 Aug 2009 - St. Catherines, ON - L3 w/ The Artist Life & The Snips
22 Aug 2009 - London, ON - London Music Hall w/ The Artist Life & The Snips
You basically have the SUP GARAUNTEE that Thursday will be a rad party thanks to our boys at JUICEBOXdotcom.
Should you require any additional information on these shows, please email brightsrock at gmail dot com.