Mike Achtenberg passed away

On December 14, 2017, after a battle with heart disease, Mike Achtenberg passed away. As the bass player in The Fix, Blight, and The Meatmen, Mike was a part of Touch and Go Records from our earliest beginnings in 1981.

Our deepest condolences to Mike's family and friends.


Pinback and Touch and Go Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Autumn of the Seraphs

Pinback Prepare for Autumn of the Seraphs 10th Anniversary Tour
Touch and Go Celebrate With the Release of Limited Edition 180 Gram Colored Vinyl On October 5, 2017

Pinback released their critically acclaimed album Autumn of the Seraphs on Touch and Go Records in 2007. To mark the album's 10th anniversary, Pinback have been touring the US and playing Autumn of the Seraphs in its entirety, including such hits as "Good To Sea" and "From Nothing to Nowhere". The fall leg of the tour starts September 27th in Nashville and ends October 14th in Louisville.

In celebration of the album's 10th anniversary, Touch and Go Records will release Autumn of the Seraphs on HQ 180 gram BURGUNDY vinyl. Limited to less than 500 copies, this special pressing of Autumn of the Seraphs will be available exclusively from the Touch and Go Records webstore and at the band's live shows (dates listed below) while supplies last.

Online orders will ship to arrive on or before October 5, 2017.
You can pre-order the AotS HQ180 Gram BURGUNDY vinyl

Autumn of the Seraphs 10th Anniversary Fall Tour
September 27 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
September 28 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
September 29 Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle
September 30 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
October 1 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
October 2 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
October 3 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
October 5 Hamden, CT - The Ballroom at The Outer Space,
October 6 Philadelphia, PA - Foundry
October 7 Philadelphia, PA - Foundry
October 8 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
October 10 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
October 11 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
October 12 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
October 13 Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater
October 14 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall

Listen to Autumn of the Seraphs
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Don Caballero's 1999 album Singles Breaking Up (Vol 1) Vinyl Debut October 20, 2017

Don Caballero’s 1999 album Singles Breaking Up (Vol 1)
Vinyl Debut October 20, 2017

Limited Edition CLEAR Vinyl Available (Classic Black Vinyl Too!)

The missing link in every Don Caballero fan’s vinyl collection arrives this fall via Touch and Go Records with the release of Don Caballero’s Singles Breaking Up (Vol. 1). Previously available on CD only, Singles Breaking Up (Vol. 1) offers a wide range of the band’s history to appreciate plus a wealth of sundries for fans of Don Caballero who may not have had the opportunity to enjoy them in the 7’’ vinyl format of their initial release.

PRE-ORDER Limited edition clear vinyl in a full-color single LP jacket with printed inner sleeve available directly from Touch and Go Records can be pre-ordered at the following link: HERE (black vinyl also available)

LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT PRE-ORDER From now until September 25th, Don Caballero fans are able to pre-order a deluxe bundle of the LP (clear vinyl or black vinyl) with an exact reproduction of a Don Caballero t-shirt design by artist Jon Good and originally sold on their 1993/1994 tour. Pre-orders for this deluxe LP + t-shirt bundle can be placed here: HERE

With the exceptions of programs 12 and 13, these songs were recorded in the early part of the 1990’s. The intention was not to release them in this form (if at all), but to give the record company a rough idea of the songs the band had at the time. Don Caballero wrote the “punky” songs with the sole intention of obtaining a record contract. To the band, it seemed at the time that contracts flowed like water for this kind of music. The band soon found out that it wasn’t quite that easy, but they did eventually manage to sign a deal with Touch and Go Records. It is interesting to see how some of these songs (or parts of them) developed into others that became quite well known - and how the transition from rock to total doye began.

The oldest recordings found here are programs 1 thru 6, which became the first two singles and a B-side for the fourth. They were recorded in a half-inch 8-track studio by Lee Hollohan of Valencia, PA, for only $25 an hour. The next batch, 7 thru 9, were recorded by Steve Albini in his once home studio and were a part of the For Respect sessions (1993 Touch and Go Records). Program 10 was also recorded in this same studio by colleague engineer Bob Weston. Program 11 was recorded in Detroit by engineer Al Sutton and was part of the sessions for Don Caballero 2 (1995 Touch and Go Records). Lastly, programs 12 and 13 were recorded again by Steve Albini in the B Room portion of his new Chicago studio, Electrical Audio, directly preceding the sessions for What Burns Never Returns (1998 Touch and Go Records).

Track Listing
Program 1 Lucky Father Brown
Program 2 Belted Sweater
Program 3 Shoe Shine
Program 4 Unresolved Kharma
Program 5 Puddin’ in My Eye
Program 6 My Ten Year Old Lady Is Giving It Away
Program 7 Our Caballero
Program 9 First Hits
Program 10 No More Peace And Quiet For The Warlike
Program 11 If You’ve Read Dr. Adder Then You Know What I Want
Program 12 Trey Dog’s Acid
Program 13 Room Temperature Lounge


In Memory of Edward Grimes

Edward Grimes, friend and longtime member of the Quarterstick / Touch and Go family, unexpectedly died of natural causes this past Saturday. Ed was a member of Rachel's, and he played on two of my favorite Shipping News albums (Very Soon, And In Pleasant Company, and Three-Four). He was also a member of many other bands, including Seluah.

It is shocking and heartbreaking to lose Ed so suddenly and so young. He was genuine and caring - always enthusiastic about music, his friends and family, and his bands and bandmates. His loss will be felt by everyone who knew him or who knows his music.

A Celebration of Ed's Life will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY. Visitation is 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm with a memorial service at 1pm in the Grand Hall.

In lieu of flowers, his family and friends ask donations be made in Edward's name to Shamrock Pet Foundation, Girls Rock Louisville, Blue House/West Louisville Talent Education Center, or a charity of choice.


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