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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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Happy Diving // "Electric Soul Unity" Out Today!!

As of today, Electric Soul Unity by Happy Diving is *officially* out!!


You can listen/buy it through any of the following outlets:

iTunes // Apple Music // Amazon MP3 // Amazon LP // Amazon CD // Google Play // Spotify // Bandcamp // Soundcloud // YouTube // Topshelf // Local Record Store

available at these retailers:

ALL MEDIA SUPPLY
AMAZON
AMOEBA MUSIC
B-SIDE RECORDS
BULL MOOSE MUSIC
CREEP RECORDS
CRIMINAL RECORDS
DEARBORN MUSIC
DIMPLE
GRAYWHALE
GRIMEY'S
HOMERS
HOUSE OF RECORDS
INDEPENDENT RECORDS
LOU'S RECORDS
LUNA MUSIC
LUNCHBOX RECORDS
MILLENNIUM MUSIC
MILLS RECORD COMPANY
PARK AVE
PRINCETON RECORD EXCHANGE
ROLLING STONES
ROUGH TRADE
SALZER'S MERCANTILE
SILVER PLATTERS
SONIC BOOM
THE EXCLUSIVE COMPANY
TWIST AND SHOUT
VINTAGE VINYL
WATERLOO RECORDS
ZIA

*Don’t see your local store? Click the “local record store” link above!

Also, catch them on tour:

August 19 Duluth, MN - Unknown venue - get tickets
August 20 Minneapolis, MN - Dead Media Records - get tickets
August 21 Sioux Falls, SD - Total Drag Records - get tickets
August 24 Calgary, AB - Tubby Dog - get tickets
August 26 Vancouver, BC - Antisocial Skate Shop - get tickets
August 27 Seattle, WA - Neumo's - get tickets
August 29 Portland, OR - The Know - get tickets
August 30 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill - get tickets

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LITE + Mouse on the Keys // Split and North American Tour

We are so excited to announce a Split between LITE and Mouse on the Keys! Hailing from Japan, the bands joined forces to create an incredibly unique, mathy, amazing EP. Get notified when it's available!

In addition to the new 12", LITE and Mouse on the Keys will be playing these dates:

  • 11/10 San Diego @ Soda Bar
  • 11/11 Los Angeles @ The Hi Hat
  • 11/12 San Francisco @ Slim’s
  • 11/13 Sacramento @ Harlow’s
  • 11/14 Portland @ Mississippi Studios
  • 11/15 Vancouver @ Biltmore Cabaret
  • 11/16 Seattle @ Sunset Tavern

PURCHASE TICKETS

http://www.topshelfrecords.com/litemotk

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Slingshot Dakota // Fall US Tour with Kississippi

Bethlehem duo Slingshot Dakota have just announced a month long US headline tour that will run through October. For support they are bringing out Philadelphia's Kississippi. They'll also be meeting up with Ratboys & Dowsing for some midwest shows. Check out all the dates and info below:

  • October 06, 2016 Atlanta, GA, The Drunken Unicorn
  • October 07, 2016 West Columbia, SC, The New Brookland Tavern
  • October 08, 2016 Richmond, VA, Strange Matter
  • October 09, 2016 Philadelphia, PA, Everybody Hits
  • October 10, 2016 Brooklyn, NY, Aviv
  • October 12, 2016 Allston, MA, O'Brien's Pub
  • October 13, 2016 Manchester, NH, Fuzz Hut
  • October 14, 2016 Rochester, NY, Bug Jarget
  • October 15, 2016 Lakewood, OH, Mahall's 20 Lanes
  • October 16, 2016 Kalamazoo, MI, milhaus
  • October 17, 2016 Chicago, IL, Burlington Bar (w/ Ratboys & Dowsing)
  • October 18, 2016 Ames, IA, DG's Taphouse (w/ Ratboys & Dowsing)
  • October 19, 2016 Kansas City, MO, Records with Merrit (w/Ratboys & Dowsing)
  • October 20, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK, Powerhouse *
  • October 21, 2016 Fort Worth, TX, 1919 Hemphill *
  • October 22, 2016 New Orleans, LA, Community Records *

*Slingshot Dakota only

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Topshelf Records // Looking for Fall Interns

We’re looking for fall interns! If you’re interested and in the San Diego area this fall with reliable transportation to our downtown East Village location 3-5 days a week, then please read below to get a feel for what we’re looking for and get in touch!

Topshelf Records
740 13th Street
ste 322
San Diego, CA 92101

We need help with handling of day-to-day operations ranging from the packing/shipping/assembly of albums and merch to assisting with social media/inventory management/website upkeep/product design & layout/video editing & content creation/etc.

Prior experience, and knowledge of Excel / Google Apps / HTML, CSS, JS / Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere are all a plus, but not required. If you’re looking for college credit, we can accommodate you.

To apply, please send an email to danielle at topshelfrecords dot com with ‘INTERN’ in the subject line and include the following:

  • Your name, age, and a little about yourself, your hobbies and experiences
  • Your availability
  • Optionally, a portfolio, resume or any relevant URLs

Thanks!

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Field Mouse // "Episodic" Out Now!!

Field Mouse's newest album, Episodic, is out today! It's packed with bangers, like "The Mirror," which NPR described as pulsing "with a frustrated energy, radiating a sharp bitterness about being mistreated." This is an album thats sure to be stuck on repeat.

You can listen/buy it through the following outlets:
iTunes // Apple Music // Amazon MP3 // Amazon CD // Amazon LP // Google Play // Spotify // Soundcloud // Bandcamp // Topshelf

In case you missed it, Field Mouse will be supporting Cymbals Eat Guitars and Wildhoney on a full US tour!

  • August 06 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC - get tickets *
  • August 09 - Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at the Outer Space - get tickets *
  • September 08 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall - get tickets *
  • September 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - get tickets
  • September 16 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
  • September 17 - Providence, RI @ The Parlour
  • September 18 - Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub - get tickets
  • September 19 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings - get tickets
  • September 20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn - get tickets
  • September 21 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub - get tickets
  • September 22 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder, Florida State University - get tickets
  • September 23 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues - get tickets
  • September 24 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links - get tickets
  • September 25 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder - get tickets
  • September 27 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge - get tickets
  • September 28 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar - get tickets
  • September 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo - get tickets
  • September 30 - Pomona, CA @ Acerogami - get tickets
  • October 01 - San Francisco, CA@ Swedish American Hall - get tickets
  • October 03 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge - get tickets
  • October 04 - Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt - get tickets
  • October 05 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza - get tickets
  • October 07 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar Slc - get tickets
  • October 08 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge - get tickets
  • October 09 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge - get tickets
  • October 10 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry - get tickets
  • October 11 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle - get tickets
  • October 12 - Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch - get tickets
  • October 13 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison - get tickets
  • October 14 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola - get tickets
  • October 16, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA, US @ Johnny Brenda's - get tickets
  • * Just Field Mouse

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Ratboys // New Split 7" and UK, Europe & US Tour with Dowsing

Fellow Chicagoans Ratboys and Dowsing will be embarking on a back-to-back-to-back UK, European & US tour later this year! The bands have also got a split 7" — featuring two tracks each — which they'll have with them on all dates of the tour!

Pre-orders for the split on vinyl and digitally will be up later today (for now, though, you can sign up to be notified when they *do* go up). Community Records will be handling a cassette release of the split and will have that available soon as well.

All dates and info for the tours are below:

  • August 12, 2016 - Chicago, IL, US @ Downstairs (at SubT) - get tickets
  • September 09, 2016 - Poznan, Poland @ Pod Minogą - get tickets
  • September 10, 2016 - Krakow, Poland @ Warsztat - get tickets
  • September 12, 2016 - Vienna, Austria @ Venster 99 - get tickets
  • September 13, 2016 - Zagreb, Croatia @ Attack! AKC Medika - get tickets
  • September 17, 2016 - Turin, Italy @ Officine Ferroviarie - get tickets
  • September 20, 2016 - Madrid, Spain @ Wurlitzer Ballroom - get tickets
  • September 23, 2016 - Leuven, Belgium @ Vleugel F, Leuven - get tickets
  • September 25, 2016 - Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike's Frog Bar - get tickets
  • September 26, 2016 - Bristol, UK @ Roll For The Soul - get tickets
  • September 27, 2016 - Cork, Ireland @ Crane Lane Theatre - get tickets
  • September 28, 2016 - Galway, Ireland @ Róisín Dubh - get tickets
  • September 29, 2016 - Dublin, Ireland @ Upstairs at Whelan's - get tickets
  • September 30, 2016 - Birmingham, UK @ Aston University Students Union - get tickets
  • October 01, 2016 - Glasgow, UK @ Audio - get tickets
  • October 02, 2016 - Nottingham, UK @ JT Soar - get tickets
  • October 04, 2016 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach - get tickets
  • October 05, 2016 - Lille, France @ Do It Yourself Café - get tickets
  • October 06, 2016 - Paris, France @ L'olympic Café - get tickets
  • October 08, 2016 - Cologne, Germany @ Club Privat - get tickets
  • October 17, 2016 - Chicago, IL, US @ Burlington Bar - get tickets
  • October 18, 2016 - Ames, IA, US @ DG's Taphouse - get tickets
  • October 19, 2016 - Kansas City, MO, US @ Records with Merritt
  • October 20, 2016 - Carbondale, IL, US @ The Taco Stand - get tickets
  • October 21, 2016 - St Louis, MO, US @ Fubar - get tickets
  • October 22, 2016 - New Orleans, LA, US @ Community Records Fest
  • October 23, 2016 - Pensacola, FL, US @ Odaiba - get tickets
  • October 24, 2016 - Tallahassee, FL, US @ Wolf's Den - get tickets
  • October 25, 2016 - Orlando, FL, US @ Pre-pre-Fest
  • October 26, 2016 - Ybor, FL, US @ Pre-fest
  • October 27, 2016 - Miami, FL, US @ The Granary - get tickets
  • October 28-30, 2016 - Gainesville, FL, US @ THE FEST 15

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Wildhoney // Added to US Tour with Field Mouse and Cymbals Eat Guitars

With the release of their most recent EP Your Face Sideways and a new split EP coming out soon, this fall Wildhoney is joining Field Mouse and Cymbals Eat Guitars on their upcoming North American tour — dates and info below:

  • 9/15/2016 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • 9/16/2016 Allston MA Great Scott
  • 9/18/2016 Washington DC DC9 *
  • 9/19/2016 Raleigh NC Kings *
  • 9/21/2016 Orlando FL Will’s Pub *
  • 9/22/2016 Tallahassee FL Club Downunder *
  • 9/23/2016 New Orleans LA House of Blues - The Parish *
  • 9/24/2016 Dallas TX Three Links *
  • 9/25/2016 Austin TX The Sidewinder *
  • 9/27/2016 Phoenix AZ The Rebel Lounge *
  • 9/28/2016 San Diego CA Soda Bar *
  • 9/29/2016 Los Angeles CA The Echo *
  • 9/30/2016 Pomona CA Acerogami *
  • 10/1/2016 San Francisco CA Swedish American Hall *
  • 10/3/2016 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge *
  • 10/4/2016 Vancouver BC The Cobalt *
  • 10/5/2016 Seattle WA Barboza *
  • 10/7/2016 Salt Lake City UT Metro Bar *
  • 10/8/2016 Denver CO Larimer Lounge *
  • 10/9/2016 Omaha NE Reverb Lounge *
  • 10/10/2016 Minneapolis MN 7th Street Entry *
  • 10/11/2016 Chicago IL Empty Bottle *
  • 10/12/2016 Ferndale MI The Loving Touch *
  • 10/13/2016 Toronto ON The Garrison *
  • 10/14/2016 Montreal QC La Vitrola *
  • 10/16/2016 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda's

All Dates with Cymbals Eat Guitars
*9/18-10/14 with Field Mouse.

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Topshelf Records // Welcome Danielle Leonard

Some of you maybe are already aware of this, but we are psyched psyched psyched to announce that we've hired a new employee!!!

I would like to introduce you to Danielle Leonard — she's just moved from Savanah, GA to start working with Seth, Robbie and I at Topshelf here in San Diego — which we are ~completely~ thrilled about! She's a graduate of Savanah College of Art and Design, where she got her BFA in Photography while DJing for SCAD Radio, hosting hundreds of shows at The Bomb Shelter, starting Bomb Shelter Records, interning at Sargent House and being a road dawg for a bit with Marriages and Creepoid. She rules and is a wrecking ball go-getter beam of sunshine.

As part of her role with us, she's helping out with a lot of the behind-the-scenes of the label that I won't burden you with, but also handling our email newsletters (which you can subscribe to here: http://tpshlf.co/2arquXj).

Give her a follow on twitter or instagram:

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