Grown Ups Announce East Coast Tour


Grown Ups have announced a string of East Coast dates to support their newest EP Hand Holder. Hand Holder was released last month by Doghouse Records as a follow up to our re-issue of More Songs. Grown Ups will be joined by Monument, Hostage Calm, PS Eliot, and The World Is A Beautiful Place & I A No Longer Afraid To Die on select dates. Dates are below:

  • July 28th - Akron, OH @ It’s a Kling Thing House
  • July 29th - Harrisonburg, VA @ Blue Nile
  • July 30th - Richmond, VA @ Hospital
  • July 31st - Alexandria, VA @ 1125 Priscilla Lane 22308 *
  • Aug 1 - Baltimore, MD @ Big House
  • Aug 2 - Bethlehem, PA @ The Burners #
  • Aug 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron # ^
  • Aug 4 - Connecticut @ The Space $
  • Aug 5 - Boston, MA @ Whacky Castle $
  • Aug 6 - Amherst, MA @ Dad City $
  • Aug 7 - Columbus, OH @ 15th House
  • * - w/ Monument
  • # - w/ Hostage Calm
  • ^ - w/ PS Eliot
  • $ - w/ The World is a Beautiful Place & I am no Longer Afraid To Die

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New release(s) from Caravels!


So, as we've already announced, we will be releasing Caravels' Floorboards EP on vinyl. Floorboards, which was originally released last summer by the band on CD and digitally by us, will see it's vinyl released on August 23rd. The vinyl release will be completely re-mastered from it's original version and will also include the band's first EP The Earthling Sessions as part of the album.

Caravels has also made plans to release a split with Virginia band Gifts From Enola. The band will be entering Earthling Studios this month to record their side of the split. The record will be a co-release between Topshelf and The Mylene Sheath and will be out later this year. More details on the split to follow. 

The Las Vegas outfit joined our roster last year and released a self-titled 7 inch in January of this year which you can listen to here and purchase here.

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Topshelf Records to re-issue Chamberlain's "The Moon My Saddle"


We're stoked to announce that we will be re-issuing Chamberlain's The Moon My Saddle on August 23rd. The release will feature three bonus unreleased tracks and will be packaged as a double LP.

The Moon My Saddle was originally released by Doghouse Records on CD and vinyl in 1998 as the follow up to Fate's Got A Driver. After reuniting in 2009, Chamberlain released the Raise It High EP in 2010 and toured with The Gaslight Anthem.

More details soon!

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The World Is a Beautiful Place... upcoming tour dates


  • 6.26.11 Philadelphia, PA - MITCH DUBEY BENEFIT w/ Snowing, 1994, Slingshot Dakota, Book Slave, Lion Cub
  • 6.30.11 Bethlehem, PA - The Burners w/ Football Etc & Slingshot Dakota
  • 7.1.11 New Haven, CT - Popeyes Garage w/ Football Etc, Dagwood
  • 7.7.11 Plymouth, MA - 67 Sandy Beach Road w/ TBA
  • 7.14.11 Philadelphia, PA - The Banana Stand w/ Bongripper, Restorations, Naptakers*
  • 7.15.11 Barnesville, OH - Lakeview House w/ Lion Cub*
  • 7.16.11 Chicago, IL - Moving Castle w/  Dowsing, Listless*
  • 7.17.11 Cincinnati, OH - 4114 Witler St w/ TBA
  • 7.18.11 Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street w/ David F Bellow*
  • 7.19.11 Atlantic City, NJ - The Boneyard w/ Dads, Slouch Frawg*

* = w/ SOFX

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Into It. Over It.'s "Twelve Towns" now available for pre-order!


We're excited to announce both the track listing for, as well as that we have launched pre-orders for, Into It. Over It.'s Twelve Towns CD/LP. Announced a few weeks ago, the project is the culmination of Into It. Over It.'s Twelve Towns 7 inch series, completely re-mastered and in one location. Twelve Towns will be released on August 9th, 2011 and the release includes a bonus track that wasn't part of the original 7 inch series titled Westmont, NJ. The vinyl and digital version of this release will come with five bonus acoustic tracks which were recorded as a separate Nervous Energies Session earlier this year.

The first pressing of vinyl will be limited to 1,000 split between 100 Black, 200 Cream, 350 Clear, and 350 Gold. All pre-orders will come with an immediate download of the acoustic version of Augusta, GA while the rest of the album will be released on August 9th. All vinyl preorders will be entered into a random drawing to be eligible to win a test press of the record.

  1. Nashville, TN
  2. Orlando, FL
  3. Brenham, TX
  4. Cambridge, MA
  5. Summerville, SC
  6. Westmont, NJ
  7. Augusta, GA
  8. Buffalo, NY
  9. Billings, MT
  10. Portland, OR
  11. Washington, DC
  12. Pontiac, MI
  13. Brenham, TX *Digital/Vinyl Bonus
  14. Pontiac, MI *Digital/Vinyl Bonus
  15. Billings, MT *Digital/Vinyl Bonus
  16. Augusta, GA *Digital/Vinyl Bonus
  17. Portland, OR *Digital/Vinyl Bonus

Several pre-order packages are available, so head over to the store and pre-order it while they're still available!

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Topshelf to release Prawn's "You Can Just leave It All"

We're really pumped to announce today that we'll be working with Ridgewood, NJ Indie/Post Rock outfit Prawn. The band has self released two EPs and a tour demo along with their recent debut full length You Can Just Leave It All which we will be releasing on vinyl later this year. The record is currently streaming in it's entirety at


Prawn will be on the road this summer. If you can help out with a date, please get in touch with the band on Facebook. Dates are below:

  • June 22nd - Emerald City, Brooklyn, NY
  • June 23rd - Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT
  • June 24th - BCAVE, Attleboro ,MA.
  • June 25th - Witch Rock. Rochester, MA
  • June 26th - The Dirty Douglass, Lowell, MA
  • June 28th - Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh, PA
  • June 29th - It’s a Kling Thing House.  Akron, OHIO
  • June 30th - Ann Arbor, MI
  • July 1st - Turtle Den, Grand Rapids, MI
  • July 2nd - Lansing, MI
  • July 3rd - South Bend, IN
  • July 4th - Chicago, IL
  • July 5th - TBA
  • July 6th - ITR Venue, Belleville IL
  • July 7th - Detto’s Barn – Liberty, MO
  • July 8th - Lawrence, KS
  • July 9th - TBA
  • July 10th - TBA
  • July 11th - TBA
  • July 12th - TBA
  • July 13th - Sacramento, CA
  • July 14th - San Francisco, CA
  • July 15th -  Oakland, CA
  • July 16th - Fresno, CA
  • July 17th - TBA
  • July 18h- TBA
  • July 19th- TBA
  • July 20th - Los Angeles, CA
  • July 21st -  San Diego, CA
  • July 22nd - Phoenix, AZ
  • July 24th - Flagstaff, AZ
  • July 25th - Alberquque, NM
  • July 26th - Amarillo,TX
  • July 27th - Oklahoma City, OK
  • July 28th - Dallas, TX
  • July 29th - Austin, TX
  • July 30th - Houston, TX
  • July 31st - New Orleans, LA
  • July 1st - Mobile, AL
  • July 2nd - Gainsville, FL
  • July 3rd - Orlando, FL
  • July 4th - Jacksonville, MI
  • July 6th - Atlanta, GA
  • July 7th – Charlotte, SC
  • July 8th – Raleigh, NC
  • July 9th - Richmond, VA
  • July 10th – Harrisonburg, VA
  • July 11th - Charlottesville, VA
  • July 12th - DC/Baltimore, MD
  • July 13th - Philadelphia, PA
  • July 14th – Welcome Home Show, NJ

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Into It. Over It.'s "Twelve Towns" LP Out August 9th on Topshelf!


Chicago-based, Philadelphia-raised songwriter Evan Thomas Weiss, aka Into It. Over It., aka best dude o'clock, has announced plans to release his long awaited Twelve Towns LP this summer with us.

Set for an official release of August 9th, the release is a compilation of six split 7 inches that Weiss released between last summer and May, 2011. Each split release featured a different selection of Weiss' closest friends and bands, including:

  • Snack Town split with CSTVT released by Topshelf Records
  • Split with Everyone Everywhere released by Topshelf Records
  • Split with Such Gold released by No Sleep Records / Mightier Than Sword Records
  • Split with Pswingset released by Count Your Lucky Stars Records
  • Split with Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) released by Count Your Lucky Stars Records
  • Split with Bob Nanna and Lauren Lo released by Evil Weevil Records

The Twelve Towns LP will include a download of five live tracks from a Nervous Energies session. Album art and track list coming soon!

Weiss and Into It. Over It. will also soon be setting out on a full US and Canadian tour opening for UK-based Epitaph recording artist Frank Turner and American folk punk band Andrew Jackson Jihad. The tour, which stretches from late September to early November, follows Weiss' recent set of dates supporting Fake Problems, Pomegranates, Laura Stevenson and The Cans, Mansions and more. Dates are below:

  • 09/20/2011 Danbury CT Heirloom Arts Theater tickets
  • 09/21/2011 New York NY Bowery Ballroom tickets
  • 09/222011 Millvale PA Mr Smalls tickets
  • 09/23/2011 Baltimore MD Ottobar tickets
  • 09/24/2011 Richmond VA Canal Club tickets
  • 09/25/2011 West Colombia SC New Brookland Tavern tickets
  • 09/27/2011 Orlando FL The Social tickets
  • 09/29/2011 Fort Lauderdale FL Culture Room tickets
  • 09/30/2011 Tampa FL Crowbar tickets
  • 10/01/2011 Atlanta GA Masquerade tickets
  • 10/03/2011 Austin TX Emo's tickets
  • 10/04/2011 Dallas TX The Loft tickets
  • 10/05/2011 Oklahoma City OK Conservatory tickets
  • 10/06/2011 Kansas City MO The Record Bar tickets
  • 10/07/2011 Denver CO Marquis Theater tickets
  • 10/08/2011 Albuquerque NM Launchpad tickets
  • 10/10/2011 Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room tickets
  • 10/11/2011 Pomona CA Glass House tickets
  • 10/12/2011 San Diego CA Soma tickets
  • 10/13/2011 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theater tickets
  • 10/14/2011 San Francisco CA Slim's tickets
  • 10/15/2011 Portland OR Hawthorne Theater tickets
  • 10/16/2011 Seattle WA Neumos tickets
  • 10/17/2011 Vancouver BC Biltmore Cabaret tickets
  • 10/19/2011 Edmonton AB Starlite Room tickets
  • 10/20/2011 Calgary AB Republik tickets
  • 10/21/2011 Regina SK The Exchange tickets
  • 10/22/2011 Winnipeg MB West End Cultural Center tickets
  • 10/23/2011 Minneapolis MN Triple Rock tickets
  • 10/25/2011 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall tickets
  • 10/26/2011 Chicago IL Bottom Lounge tickets
  • 10/27/2011 Detroit MI Magic Stick tickets
  • 10/28/2011 Toronto ON The Phoenix tickets
  • 10/29/2011 Montreal QC Corona tickets
  • 10/30/2011 Ottawa ON Maverick's tickets
  • 10/31/2011 Quebec City QC Cercle tickets
  • 11/02/2011 Cambridge MA Middle East tickets
  • 11/04/2011 Philadelphia PA Theater Of Living Arts tickets

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The Clippers, Lion Cub Pre-orders & Winter Merch Sale!


The Clippers' An Evening With is THE ultimate summer jam. You need it... and you've got choices — must be nice. Pick up the An Evening With 7", the An Evening With 7" 3-pack (including all three vinyl variants), the An Evening With 7" shirt package deal (featuring a rad new shirt design) or just the shirt or tank top by themself.


Since their inception in early 2010, Lion Cub has created a sound reminiscent of bands like The Postal Service, Phoenix, Modest Mouse, and Superchunk which shows through brilliantly on American Buffalo — the band’s self-recorded follow up to their 2010 debut Seneca. This is thirteen fantastic tracks from a band — and group of people — that we really love. All pre-orders for this come with a hand-pressed and packaged cassette of non-album tracks and a special insert made by the band.

You can grab the American Buffalo CD or the American Buffalo & Seneca CD package deal in the store.

Lastly, Topshelf crewneck sweaters and Pianos Become The Teeth hoodies are both on sale through the weekend. Oh, also, we're restocking a bunch of shirts soon... the Topshelf logo shirts, Pianos Become The Teeth Shirts, You Me & Everyone We Know shirts, Grown Ups "cat" shirts, etc., etc. EVEN MORE exciting news tomorrow!

Listen to Big Eyes. Laterrrr.

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Fuck Off All Nerds: A Benefit Compilation for Mitch Dubey

ALL proceeds go directly to the Dubey Family. Several pre-order options are available:

Single LP:

LP 4-pack:

LP + Shirt package deal:

Live tracks recorded during My Heart To Joy's final gig on may 14, 2011 from The Book Slave, Slingshot Dakota, Into It. Over It., Algernon Cadwallader, Snowing, Hostage Calm, Jettison and My Heart To Joy's final set.

Album art by Ben Sears. Limited edition prints by Juan Gabe, Derrick Shanholtzer, Ryan Nelson, Adam Vass, Kevin Duquette & Ben Sears. Exact track listing TBA. Lastly, if you have a discount code for our store, please, please, PLEASE don't use it. ALL of this money goes to the Dubey's.


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