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Melt // Riffer Cassette

Riffer by MELT will be the 11th installment of our Cassette Series! Check out the full album streaming on GoldFlakePaint today before its official release this Friday.

You can pre-order the cassette on our US store now.

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Heat // Album Announcement + Tour Dates

We are so excited to be working with Heat to release their debut LP, Overnight on January 20th! BrooklynVegan is streaming the single, "Lush" today and said, "the LP finds them expanding their atmospheric VU/JAMC-influenced postpunk sound into poppier territory."

Pre-order 'Overnight'

In addition to the M for Montreal Festival in their hometown, the band will be touring Canada and heading to SXSW early next year:

  • 11.19.16 – Montreal, QC @ Matahari (M for Montreal)
  • 02.02.17 – Montreal, QC @ Ritz PDB
  • 02.04.17 – Quebec, QC @ L’Anti
  • 02.08.17 – Ottawa, ON @ Dominion Tavern
  • 02.09.17 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G
  • 02.10.17 – London, ON @ NZK Palace
  • 02.11.17 – Guelph, ON @ Hillside Inside Festival
  • 02.12.17 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
  • 02.24.17 – Sherbrooke, QC @ La Petite Boite Noire
  • 03.04.17 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Zaricot
  • 03.14.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.15.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.16.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.17.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.18.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.19.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 04.18.17 – St John, NB @ Callahans Pub
  • 04.19.17 – Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning
  • 04.20.17 – Halifax, NS @ Seahorse Tavern
  • 04.21.17 – Fredericton, NB @ Flourish Festival
  • 04.22.17 – Moncton, NB @ Claude’s House

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DANGERS // New Music Video + East Coast and European Tour Dates

After recently releasing their newest full-length, The Bend in the Break, DANGERS just put out a video for "Kiss With Spit". It was directed by Ricky Lesser and Mitch Wells and BrooklynVegan said it "matches the song’s pissed-off vibes."

The band also just announced East Coast and European dates:

EAST COAST:
12/26: NYC @ Shea Stadium
12/28: Montclair, NJ @ The Meat Locker
12/29: Wallingford, CT @ WAMLEG
12/30 (evening): Worcester, MA @ Distant Castle and
12/30 (night): Boston, MA @ Middle East
12/31 (matinee): Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds

EUROPE w/ Swain:
1/2: London, UK @ Black Heart *just DANGERS
1/3: Cologne, DE @ Privat
1/4: Antwerp, BE @ Den Eglantier
1/5: Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
1/6: Berlin, DE @ Jugendklub Linse
1/7: Darmstadt, DE @ Oettinger Villa

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Topshelf Records // 2016 Label Sampler

In the past, we've compiled *mega* samplers of 60-90+ songs from varying artists and genres and geographies (i.e.: in 2014, 2013, etc.). These take SO much time to put together (securing permission from labels, managers and/or artists to use their songs, getting song files and info and cover art and then assembling everything into one cohesive piece) that I didn't even have time to put it together last year—and for the first time in our existence, we just didn't put out a sampler which was a major bummer. So this year, I selfishly took the easy route and created a sampler solely of music from Topshelf. We've made it available to you via several outlets for your convenience:

True to the roots and original intent that our previous samplers had of sharing and elevating great new music, here's a playlist I made of all of my current favorite songs on SoundCloud. We'll be updating it regularly.

Thanks for listening to, sharing and supporting independent music.

-Kevin, Seth, Danielle & Robbie

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Field Mouse // Tour Dates with The Good Life and Jake Bellows

This November, Field Mouse is hitting the road with The Good Life and Jake Bellows for a run of US tour dates!

Be sure to catch them if they come to a city near you:

  • 11/14: Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
  • 11/16: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
  • 11/17: Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
  • 11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
  • 11/19: Washington, DC @Songbyrd Music House
  • 11/20: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
  • 11/21: Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle Back Room
  • 11/22: Orlando, FL @ The Social
  • 11/23: East Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
  • 11/25: Nashville, TN @ High Watt
  • 11/26: St Louis, MO, USDuck Room, Blueberry Hill
  • 11/27: Lawrence, KS, US @ The Bottleneck
  • 11/28: Omaha, NE, US @ O'Leaver's Pub

You can order their album, Episodic, HERE

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mouse on the keys // EP Announcement

On January 25th, we will be releasing mouse on the keys' new EP "Out of Body"! We are so excited to be working with this incredible band.

In a few weeks, they are heading to the West Coast for some North American tour dates with LITE! They put together a little Spotify playlist of songs they jam to on the road, which you can listen to here

Check out the track list for the new EP and sign up to be notified when pre-orders for it are available here!

Thank you!!

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LITE // New Album Announcement

Hopefully the split with mouse on the keys has held you over on new material from LITE, but we are excited to announce that TSR163 is LITE's new 10-song album "Cubic" — Recorded at Red Bull Studios Tokyo, mixed by Keith Souza (Battles) at "Machines with Magnets" in Providence and mastered by Heba Kadry (!!!, Prefuse 73, The Mars Volta) at "Timeless Mastering" in New York — the album features artwork and design by Yuji Hamada and will be released worldwide on November 18, 2016.

See the track listing and sign up to be notified when pre-orders go up at the URL below! ^_____^

Track list & info: http://tpshlf.co/tsr163
Upcoming tour dates with mouse on the keys:http://www.topshelfrecords.com/litemotk


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Ratboys & Dowsing // Tour Kickoff + Split Out Today!

Today is a big day for Ratboys and Dowsing! In addition to kicking off the European leg of their World Tour (with Kevin in tow), their Split EP is also out! We first heard about Ratboys from Dowsing, so it's only fitting that we're luck enough to be releasing a split with both bands. Thank goodness they like each other because this is a crap ton of shows that they are doing together. Oh yeah, they'll also have the split on vinyl and cassette at the shows.

Tour info: http://www.topshelfrecords.com/ratboystour

Grab your copy of the Split EP today!

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Sorority Noise, Ratboys // East Coast East Coast Fall Tour with Free Throw

Currently on tour with Bayside and The Menzingers across North America and with a UK headline run and European tour with Turnover shortly thereafter, Sorority Noise deserve a break but instead they'll be playing more shows — this time on the east coast with Ratboys and Free Throw in tow. Dates and info for all shows below:

  • November 01, 2016 - Wallingford, CT @ Wallingford American Legion
  • November 02, 2016 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
  • November 03, 2016 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
  • November 04, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
  • November 05, 2016 - Washington, DC @ DC9
  • November 06, 2016 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
  • November 07, 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
  • November 09, 2016 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
  • November 10, 2016 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
  • November 11, 2016 - Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin, Madison - The Sett
  • November 12, 2016 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's
  • November 13, 2016 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

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Ratboys // AOID CDs

Since y'all can't seem to get enough of Ratboys's album, AOID, we decided to make CDs!

Check it out on Amazon: http://tpshlf.co/2bxfN8l

Find a local retailer who carries it: http://tpshlf.co/2c0qz4v

Physical retailers who have this now:

Dearborn
Easy Street
Criminal
The Exclusive Company
Twist & Shout
Park Ave
Homers
Independent Records
Lou’s Records
Music Millennium
Princeton Record Exchange
Reckless Records
Rolling Stones
Rough Trade NYC
Salzers
Shake It Records
Silver Platters
Sonic Boom
Waterloo
Zia Records

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