Queen of Jeans // 'Dig Yourself' Premiere

Get ready to shimmy shake all summer long because Queen of Jeans' newest album, 'Dig Yourself', is out now! Check out a write-up by EARMILK about the album, as well as an interview with the lovely lead singer and guitarist Miriam Devora.

Be sure to listen on any of these multiple platforms or grab yourself a physical copy here!

We've got a lot of exciting opportunities for you to meet up with them and tell them how much you love these new tunes such as their mini tour with Oso Oso, tour with Citizen, and their tour with TWIABP and Pianos Become The Teeth. They're all very fun. Go say hi.

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Pema // "Depend" + 'Bad Habits' Pre-Orders!

Pema, the experimental pop project of Alex Napping frontwoman Alex Cohen, has returned with its second album Bad Habits. Our most recent entry in our ongoing cassette series, Bad Habits will be released on 5/18 and is now available for pre-order here. Lead single "Depend" is also now available on all digital outlets:

Bad Habits is a record with a specific mission — to represent the sense of shame that society burdens on women and the journey that Cohen undertook to resolve her own perceived character flaws. Each track on the album examines a particular source of shame. Read more about what Alex had to say about Bad Habits over at Stereogum, and make sure to check out the video for "Depend" below -

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Giraffes? Giraffes! // "Hug of Death" + 'Memory Lame' Pre-Orders!

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for: GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! new single "Hug of Death" + pre-orders for their album Memory Lame are available on all digital outlets!

You can also see them perform new material LIVE on their upcoming tour West Coast tour with the amazing Mylets:

  • 6/09 - Peterborough, NH @ Thing In The Spring
  • 7/26 - Wallingford, CT @ Wallingford American Legion
  • 7/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
  • 7/28 - NYC @ TBA
  • 7/29 - Boston, MA @ TBA
  • 8/04 - Seattle, WA @ TBA *
  • 8/05 - Portland, OR @ Analog *
  • 8/06 - Eugene, OR @ HiFi *
  • 8/07 - Redding, CA @ The Dip *
  • 8/08 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver *
  • 8/09 -Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman *
  • 8/10 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place *
  • 8/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Factory *
  • 8/12 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
  • 8/18 - Bristol, UK @ ArcTanGent

*with Mylets

More info/tickets here!

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mouse on the keys // New Album 'Tres'

It is an honor to announce that we will be releasing mouse on the keys' new album Tres on May 23rd! We were fortunate enough to work with them on their Out of Body EP and a split with LITE, and we're so happy to keep this train rolling. Over the past 12 years, mouse on the keys has cultivated an entire genre unto themselves by blurring the lines between jazz, funk, post‐rock, and electronic music. Their unique sound includes two pianos, two keyboards and drums, and they continue to stand at the forefront of the Japanese music scene. Fans of LITE and Giraffes? Giraffes!, take note! Tres will be released on 12" vinyl, CD, and digitally May 23rd, and you can sign up here to be notified when pre-orders go live!

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tricot // 'potage / on the Boom' 7"

We get to bring you more tricot! We love this band and are so excited to be releasing their upcoming 7" titled potage / On the boom. We were lucky enough to work with them on their album 3 last May, and after recently announcing that we'll be bringing their releases T H E + A N D to North America on vinyl for the first time, we still felt the need for more. Once you hear these ladies, you will, too! Sign up here to be notified when potage / On the boom pre-orders go live!

Also, make sure to grab tickets for their upcoming tour with Chon! More info here.

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Queen of Jeans // Tour Dates with TWIABP & Pianos Become the Teeth

We know you've all been anxiously awaiting the latest release of Queen Of Jeans, Dig Yourself. Don't worry- it'll be ready for you in just over a week! And to show you how appreciative we are of the waiting you've been doing, we've got some killer news to announce.

Would you look at that-- not one, but THREE of your favorite bands are playing together this April & May! Check out Queen of Jeans with The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die and Pianos Become the Teeth on their super duper US tour this April-June in your designated city these upcoming months. And while you're waiting for them to arrive, go ahead and pre-order Dig Yourself at this link! Check out the flyer & dates below to see when they'll be in your lovely area, and feel free to grab tickets on this page. We're so stoked they'll be running around to show y'all some love, and we're sure you are too!

  • 4/27 - Raleigh, NC @ Imurj
  • 4/28 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
  • 4/29 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
  • 5/01 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
  • 5/02 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
  • 5/04 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
  • 5/05 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
  • 5/06 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims
  • 5/08 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
  • 5/09 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
  • 5/11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
  • 5/12 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
  • 5/13 - Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
  • 5/14 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

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Queen of Jeans // "U R My Guy"

We're now less than 2 weeks away from the release of Queen of Jeans' amazing LP Dig Yourself! With that, we give you their latest single "U R My Guy," a sultry track that soothes the ear while pushing gender norms. You can read more about how the band aimed to satirize the problematic messaging employed by the very 60s girl groups they're inspired by over at UPROXX. The single is already available on all digital outlets -

Dig Yourself drops on all formats on March 30th, so make sure to secure your pre-order here!

And in case you missed it, here's the wonderfully endearing video for the album's first single, "More to Love!"

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Queen of Jeans // Mini-Tour with Oso Oso

Before their extremely rad West Coast tour with Citizen, Queen of Jeans and Oso Oso will be playing a short run of dates together on the East Coast and through the Midwest! It's gonna be a summertime extravaganza, for sure. Check out the dates below, find tickets here, and don't forget to pre-order Dig Yourself, out 3/30!

  • 6/29 - Amityville, NY @ AMH
  • 6/30 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery
  • 7/1 - Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd
  • 7/2 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's
  • 7/3 - Indy, IN @ Hoosier Dome
  • 7/5 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
  • 7/6 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Bar

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Fav Finder App Now Available!

Not sure what bands you want to get into next? Lost in the ever-abundant abyss of the internet, calling out to the Bandcamp and Spotify gods for some kind of sign? Let Topshelf do the work for you! How, you ask, are we going to do this? Through our latest app, Fav Finder!

Last week, we turned twelve years old. With twelve years, comes a plethora of releases new and old that our label is still abundantly excited about – and we want to make sure you get to hear them!

With Fav Finder, you can find sounds similar to even your most unlikely Topshelf interests. Just click on one of the bands on our roster, and you will be recommended a group of similarly sounding, or complimentary bands to the band of your picking. Check out the video below for more information, and let's get listening buds!

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Queen of Jeans // Tour Dates with Citizen

West coast, get ready for a real whirlwind of a time, Queen of Jeans is coming to you this July with Citizen, Oso Oso and Teenage Wrist! Make sure to check out their full-length album Dig Yourself when it comes out later this month, and definitely get your hands on a pre-order here. We know you'll dig it.

  • 7/07 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St
  • 7/08 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
  • 7/09 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
  • 7/11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
  • 7/12 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
  • 7/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Sound & Fury
  • 7/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hi Hat
  • 7/15 - Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
  • 7/16 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
  • 7/18 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
  • 7/19 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
  • 7/21 - SLC, UT @ Kilby Court
  • 7/22 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
  • 7/23 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
  • 7/24 - Dekalb, IL @ House Cafe
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