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Ratboys // Tour with Vundabar

After an awesome set of SXSW shows this past March, Ratboys will be heading back to Austin in 2018! They will be supporting Vundabar on a full US tour (+ a couple Canadian dates) to and from the festival – tickets go on sale Wedneaday, December 6th. Stay tuned for more info about what us and our bands will be up to for SXSW!


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Gingerlys // Album Release Day!

The day has finally arrived! Five-piece indie pop band, Gingerlys, has released their new self-titled album through us and the amazing Babe City Records! The long awaited record includes catchy lead singles like "Turtledoves" and "Let Down" and "See You Cry" – as well as fuzzy new tunes that take dream-pop melodies to a whole new level.


The album is available on cassette, CD, vinyl, and digitally on our website & at Babe City Records.

Listen to the album today through or purchase it digitally through any of these retailers!


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Prawn // More Tour Dates Announced

After a triumphant run in Europe with The Flatliners, Prawn is hitting the road once again to feature their new album "Run." The band will be joined by Caravela on all shows, and Dikembe & Football Etc. on other select dates – don't miss out on an unforgettable performance.

http://topshelfrecords.com/roster/prawn#tour

  • 1/18 - Charleston, SC @ Royal American
  • 1/19 - Gainesville, FL @ Loosey's ^
  • 1/20 - Tampa Bay, FL @ Crowbar ^
  • 1/21 - Tallahassee, FL @ Willbury ^
  • 1/23 - New Orleans, LA @ House Cafe
  • 1/24 - Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown #
  • 1/25 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder #
  • 1/26 - Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
  • 1/27 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89 Street Live
  • 1/31 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
  • 2/1 - Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
  • 2/2 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
  • 2/4 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
  • 2/6 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
  • 2/7 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
  • 2/8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
  • 2/9 - Denver, CO @ Moon Room
  • 2/11 - St. Louis, MO @ Foam

^ w/ Dikembe + Caravela

# w/ football, etc. + Caravela


If your city is missing from the list, check out the Topshelf Tour that'll be featuring Prawn as the headliner for a two week run across the east coast starting in December! Whichever show you choose, it's guaranteed to be a wild one.

  • 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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No Vacation // Stream INTERMISSION Now!

With the release date for No Vacation's EP Intermission approaching this Friday, Hype Machine just premiered it in full on their site! We are so excited to share this magical EP with y'all – each track tells a story of it's own, backed up by otherworldly instrumentals and soundscapes.

If you live in the New York City area, don't miss out on the release show for Intermission which will take place on 12/9 at Trans-Pecos ft. Triathalon and Sophie Meiers.

Pre-orders for the EP are available here.

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New Subscription Prices

With the end of 2017 approaching (it can't come fast enough, honestly), we've got some vinyl/digital and Bandcamp subscription updates for ya!

Our monthly Bandcamp subscription is now marked down to just $6/mo. In addition to an exclusive, re-usable discount code and subscriber exclusive updates, for a limited time, we're also including a curated selection of six 2017 releases as instantly downloadable bonus albums: https://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/subscribe

In addition, our 2017 label subscription is now just $200 (+ shipping) for every release on vinyl or $100 as an instant digital download. The subscription includes extra merch and subscriber exclusives which you can get more info on here: http://tpshlf.co/2zMSKlg

Thank you!!

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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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No Vacation // Intermission

Ever since their reunion, No Vacation has stunned us once again with their nostalgic bedroom-pop vibes and wavy sounds that can be heard in "Mind Fields" and "Yam Yam". These two singles encompass the band's niche for dreamy hooks and clever lines – and their long awaited EP has more to bring. On November 17th, we will be releasing Intermission digitally, on cassette, and vinyl (one-sided 12" - out 12/15). Pre-orders for the EP, bundles, and other merch are up now! If you pre-order any format of the EP, you'll receive instant downloads of both singles.

The band will be playing a couple of release shows in the Northeast this December –

  • 12/8 - Hartford, CT @ Trinity College
  • 12/9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Trans Pecos (EP Release)

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Gingerlys // "Let Down"

With the release of their self-titled album just a couple weeks away, Gingerlys premiered their new single "Let Down" on NPR Music who described it as "drenched in late autumn sunshine," and called the back and forth vocals as "two sides of a conversation with the self, an attempt to sketch the contours of tangled relationship in search of a way out."

If you are loving this single as much as we are, you might want to pre-order a copy of their upcoming record which is available here.

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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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Colossal // Self-Titled EP on Vinyl

With a re-master for vinyl by Chicago Mastering in hand, we've partnered with our dear friends in Count Your Lucky Stars Records to release Colossal's self-titled EP (more commonly known as "Brave the Elements" for those keeping score at home) on vinyl for the very first time. This is a record that we hold close to our hearts and we are so excited to finally get this format out to the world. You can order the cream variant thorough us, or navy through CYLS.

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