Banquets – New Video + Tour Dates [News]

December 11, 2011
BANQUETS (Jersey City, NJ) has unveiled the video for “Sometimes A Wolf,” a track from the band’s debut full-length, Top Button, Bottom Shelf, on Black Numbers (Grey Area, Go Rydell, Luther, PJ Bond). The video was directed by Kevin Slack (The Gaslight Anthem, Dave Hause). You can watch the exclusive premier of the video courtesy of Alternative Press. Top Button, Bottom Shelf is available now. The vinyl was 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 is also available here. You can download Top Button, Bottom Shelf for $6 at the Black Numbers’ Bandcamp. Of course, the album is also available digitally from iTunes and other online retailers.

You can still head over to Rock Sound to hear/download “The Sound Of Money”. RCRD LBL has an exclusive mp3 for the track “Fireplug” as well. Additionally, you can also stream the track “Forever Bender” at

Top Button, Bottom Shelf 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.

Banquets has four shows on the horizon with Ignite, Grey Area, Saves The Day, Senses Fail and Ensign.


  • DEC 17 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Center w/ Ignite, Grey Area, After the Fall
  • DEC 18 – New York, NY @ Webster Studio w/ Ignite, Grey Area
  • DEC 23 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ Saves The Day, Senses Fail
  • JAN 28 – Newburgh, NY @ Pub 151 w/ Ensign, Incendiary

Sometimes A Wolf-

Banquets – Sometimes a Wolf from Banquets on Vimeo.
Directed by: Kevin Slack |

From the album “Top Button, Bottom Shelf” available now on Black Numbers |

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