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Prawn & Slingshot Dakota // Audiotree Sessions

Topshelf Tour veterans Prawn and Slingshot Dakota have each released new live sessions with Audiotree! These were both recorded when the tour stopped Chicago: Slingshot recorded the day before, and Prawn the day after. Check out your favorite bands jamming your favorite songs here for Slingshot Dakota and here for Prawn!




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Wild Ones // "Invite Me In" Music Video Premiere

Wild Ones has released a new music video for their track "Invite Me In" from their album Mirror Touch! Check out their premiere article with HuffPost, in which they talk about their latest release, and don't forget to snag a copy of 'Mirror Touch' for your own collection!


Wild Ones will be heading on tour through the northwest this February, make sure to check them out in these locations:

  • 2/16 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
  • 2/23 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
  • 2/24 - Vancouver, CA @ Rickshaw Theatre *
  • 3/21-25 @ Treefort Music Fest - Boise, ID

* With Typhoon

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Queen of Jeans // Welcome to the Roster!

We are proud to announce that we will be working with Philly-based band, Queen of Jeans on to release their upcoming LP in early 2018! We are so excited about this album and can't wait to share more info with y'all. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.

Queen of Jeans will be playing some shows in the Northeast at the beginning of next year – with select dates supporting Balance and Composure!

1/5 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church* (Sold Out)
1/5 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle #
1/6 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
1/7 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*

* w/ Balance & Composure
# w/ Madlean Gauze, Louie Louie, Empath

Tickets: http://www.topshelfrecords.com/roster/queen-of-jeans#tour

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Prawn // Gradwell Sessions

Recently, Prawn filmed a set of live sessions for songs from their new album Run at the Gradwell House, a recording studio near Philadelphia. These full, crisp sessions were recorded by Greg Dunn and edited by Scott Davis.





If you're on the East Coast, you can see them perform these songs in-person! Prawn is headlining the Topshelf tour with People Like You, Slingshot Dakota, Us and Us Only, and Queen Moo

  • 12/9 - Washington, DC @ Song Byrd *
  • 12/10 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
  • 12/11 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
  • 12/12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
  • 12/13 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House *
  • 12/14 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *
  • 12/16 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar *
  • 12/17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls Downstairs *
  • 12/19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Funhouse +
  • 12/20 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar +
  • 12/21 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs +
  • 12/22 - NYC, NY @ Baby's Alright +
  • 12/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie +

*w/ Us and Us Only
+ w/ Queen Moo

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Ratboys // Midwest Tour

After taking just a couple months to recover from an extensive fall tour, Ratboys are kicking off 2018 with some more shows in the midwest – accompanied by Nnamdi Ogbonnaya on select dates!

  • 1/11 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewing *
  • 1/12 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's Locker Room
  • 1/13 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot *
  • 1/14 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub *
  • 1/17 - Appleton, WI @ Stone Arch
  • 1/18 - Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel *
  • 1/19 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas (TNK)
  • 1/20 - St. Louis, MO @ Art of Live Fest

*with Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

We had a chance to see them in October when they were on the West Coast for a run of intimate, acoustic shows. We caught up with them after their set at Soda Bar in San Diego and recorded new episode of our band interview series, Gig Gab!

You can watch all the videos in our Gig Gab series on YouTube – stay tuned for one with The World is a Beautiful Place which will be out next week.

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LITE // "Warp" Music Video

There is a new music video by LITE out today! Head over to GoldFlakePaint to check out the band's creative video for "Warp" which they called "playful and inspired." The track is from their latest release, Cubic – you can grab a copy of your own here!



LITE will also be heading to the UK on Sunday to begin their European tour –

  • 22/10- Leicester, UK @ Firebug
  • 23/10 - London, UK @ London Bush Hall
  • 24/10 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Berchem Jc Den Eglantier
  • 25/10 - Paris, France @ Olympic Cafe
  • 26/10 - Barcelona, Spain @ AM Fest
  • 28/10 - Mezzago, Italy @ Bloom
  • 29/10 - Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club
  • 30/10 - Köln, Germany @ Jungle
  • 31/10 - Karlsruhe, Germany @ Jubez (Halloween Dudefest)

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Ratboys // "GM" Music Video & US Tour with Italy's DAGS!

Get a glimpse of what it's like to hang out with Chicago-based band, Ratboys, in their new "GM" music video. They recap their tour adventures and personal stories in this folksy, sweetly-sung track – shot entirely on a Go-Pro, the band makes it easy for fans to go behind the scenes and get a feel for life on the road.

Check out their second full length album GN and don't miss them take the stage with DAGS! at a venue near you!

  • 10/20 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
  • 10/21 - Lexington, KY @ The Burl *
  • 10/22 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
  • 10/24 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge *
  • 10/25 - Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge *
  • 10/26 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder *
  • 10/27 - Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 16
  • 10/28 - Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room *
  • 10/29 - Knoxville, TN @ Open Chord *
  • 10/31 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room *
  • 11/01 - Washington, DC @ DC9 *
  • 11/02 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits *
  • 11/03 - New York, NY @ Union Pool *
  • 11/04 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs *

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Wild Ones // 'Mirror Touch' Release Day!

Portland's infectious, upbeat pop outfit, Wild Ones, have finally dropped their long awaited album, Mirror Touch. In this album, the band pushes into uncharted, futuristic and sonic territory while exploring the themes of isolation and the self. Mirror Touch innovates pop and solidifies their sound with earned confidence.

Danielle Sullivan of Wild Ones on Mirror Touch (from The Le Sigh's premiere of the music video for "Standing in the Back at Your Show") –

"Mirror Touch considers the boundaries between self and other when creating art. How do you know yourself when there are a thousand voices considering every angle, analyzing every choice? On this record there are love songs, anxious songs, and songs of isolation. My favorite pop songs contain heartache in seductive packaging, like some kind of emotional Trojan horse. This is our version. It took us two years to make and we went through multiple renditions of everything. What you have now is our truest, most honest expression of the last few years. We're happy to share it with you."

"Mirror Touch" can be found everywhere online so stream or purchase their album now at your favorite location!

Catch them in your city on their upcoming tour with Tennis!

  • 11/11 - Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse
  • 11/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
  • 11/13 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar *
  • 11/14 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole *
  • 11/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre *
  • 11/17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
  • 11/18 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho *
  • 11/24 - San Diego, CA @ Music Box *
  • 11/25 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
  • 11/27 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's *
  • 11/29 - Eugene, OR @ Hifi Music Hall *
  • 11/30 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
  • 12/01 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
  • 12/02 - Vancouver @ Rickshaw Theatre *

*With Tennis

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Topshelf Tour Announcement + People Like You Video

We are so excited to announce our 2017 Topshelf Tour! Prawn, Slingshot Dakota, and People Like You will be heading up and down the East Coast, accompanied by Queen Moo and Us and Us Only on select dates. There will even be some fun exclusive merch on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will be on sale this Wednesday.

Additionally, People Like You have a new video for “Variations on an Aria” up on BrooklynVegan! It focuses on the theme of family and celebrates the varying backgrounds of the members of the band, resulting in an incredibly heart-warming and personal visual accompaniment to the song.

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Us and Us Only // "Kno" Music Video Premiere

The new music video for Baltimore natives' Us and Us Only's new track "Kno" centers a relationship losing its momentum around stunning pastel visuals, "the whole thing resonating far more greatly than a sub four-minute music video has the right to do," as raved by Gold Flake Paint. Simple shots of colorful flowers, neon signs, and floating bubbles matched with the complications of a dwindling commitment are wrapped together with the song's mulling beat and gentle vocals, creating a poignant, indie package.

Check out the "punishing and weighty watch" below and pre-order the band's upcoming album Full Flower here.

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