Cancelled Tours // 100% of Bandcamp Sales Going to Artists

Are you disappointed to see all the shows you were looking forward to in the next couple of months cancelled? We are too! (so are our artists) - in light of 250+ cancellations disrupting so much in our roster's lives we've routed 100% of Bandcamp sales directly to the artist through this weekend.

If you were planning on seeing any of the following bands in the next few weeks, please consider buying their album instead. If you've got expendable income right now, a little goes a long way (◠‿◠✿)

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Prawn & Slingshot Dakota // Audiotree Sessions

Topshelf Tour veterans Prawn and Slingshot Dakota have each released new live sessions with Audiotree! These were both recorded when the tour stopped Chicago: Slingshot recorded the day before, and Prawn the day after. Check out your favorite bands jamming your favorite songs here for Slingshot Dakota and here for Prawn!

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End of Year Sale!

What a year it's been for us all! With releases from Heat, mouse on the keys, Slingshot Dakota, Del Paxton, tricot, Ratboys, Us and Us Only, Colossal, People Like You, Queen Moo, Prawn, Wild Ones, Gingerlys, No Vacation, and one surprise record coming out this Friday, we couldn't be more proud to be a label that represents such talented artists. Through the remainder of the year, all 2017 releases will be 17% off on both US and UK stores.

US holiday shipping deadlines (to arrive by Dec 24) –

  • USPS media mail: December 14
  • USPS 1st Class: December 19
  • USPS Priority: December 20

Want a general recap of what we've put out this year + cassette series + some sneaky hints? Check out these Bandcamp / Apple Music / Spotify playlists we made.

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Topshelf Tour // Exclusive Merch

Prawn, Slingshot Dakota, People Like You, Us and Us Only, and Queen Moo will be cruising all across the East Coast through the end of December for the Topshelf Records 2017 tour! To accompany an incredible show, we will have exclusive free merchandise to hand out to dedicated fans at every location! Be one of the first twenty(ish) people to show up at the venue in order to receive a free bag of all sorts of goodies ~

The TSR tour starts tomorrow so be sure to buy tickets now for an unforgettable performance in a city near you –

  • 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 @ Great Scott +
  • 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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Topshelf Tour Announcement + People Like You Video

We are so excited to announce our 2017 Topshelf Tour! Prawn, Slingshot Dakota, and People Like You will be heading up and down the East Coast, accompanied by Queen Moo and Us and Us Only on select dates. There will even be some fun exclusive merch on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will be on sale this Wednesday.

Additionally, People Like You have a new video for “Variations on an Aria” up on BrooklynVegan! It focuses on the theme of family and celebrates the varying backgrounds of the members of the band, resulting in an incredibly heart-warming and personal visual accompaniment to the song.

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Slingshot Dakota // 7" and Tour Announcement

Today, Slingshot Dakota premiered a new track entitled "Grudge"! It's part of a two song 7" called Broken to be released on Friday, which will be joint release from us and Specialist Subject Records. You can purchase your own copy now. Slingshot stay true to their meaningful lyrics and catchy instrumentals with this song, which DIY magazine called "melodic and crushing in equal parts, and reaches a thunderous climax, with bucketloads of dissatisfaction being spat out."

Additionally, the band will be heading oversees in May for a run of UK dates with Petal!

  • May 6: Bristol - Deadpunk Special
  • May 8: Manchester - Retro Bar
  • May 9: Glasgow - Hug & Pint
  • May 10: Leeds - Wharf Chambers
  • May 11: Nottingham - JT Soar
  • May 12: Southampton - Joiners
  • May 13: London - DIY Space For London
  • May 14: Brighton - The Hope

Purchase tickets and get more info here.

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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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Slingshot Dakota // New Music Video Premiering on NPR, On Tour Now with Dikembe

Slingshot Dakota have a couple more dates left on their tour with Dikembe, as well as playing Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA:

  • July 28, 2016 - Gainesville, FL @ Loosey's - get tickets
  • July 29, 2016 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub - get tickets
  • August 8, 2016 - Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest - get tickets

In addition to these, Slingshot will also be playing both Fest and Pre-Fest in Florida!

NPR just premiered the official video for Slingshot Dakota's "Paycheck" off their latest album, Break! They had some really nice things to say about this lovely, colorful, energetic video: "Paycheck" is an anthem for small-town punks; it's meant to be heard in basements, which makes this video fitting. It's music you're supposed to mosh to, getting out every last emotion as you deal with the comedowns that happen while "trying to make it."

Little Elephant is one of our very favorite DIY live session squads! They just put up a great video of Slingshot Dakota's song, "Yes", and we know you're gunna dig it.

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Slingshot Dakota // East Coast Tour with Dikembe

Having recently released their new full-length album, Break, Slingshot Dakota is about to head out on an East Coast tour with our friends in Dikembe!

Check out the dates, cities, and venues below!

  • July 18, 2016 - Washington, DC, US @ Comet Ping Pong - get tickets
  • July 19, 2016 - Brooklyn, NY, US @ Aviv - get tickets
  • July 20, 2016 - Amityville, NY, US @ Amityville Music Hall - get tickets
  • July 21, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA, US @ PhilaMOCA - get tickets
  • July 22, 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA, US @ The Mr. Roboto Project - get tickets
  • July 23, 2016 - Lakewood, OH, US @ Mahall's - get tickets
  • July 24, 2016 - Chicago, IL, US @ Downstairs (at SubT) - get tickets
  • July 26, 2016 - Nashville, TN, US @ Nostromo - get tickets
  • July 27, 2016 - Tallahassee, FL, US @ The Shark Tank - get tickets
  • July 28, 2016 - Gainesville, FL, US @ Loosey's - get tickets
  • July 29, 2016 - Orlando, FL, US @ Will's Pub - get tickets

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Father/Daughter Records & Topshelf Records // 2016 SXSW Showcase

We’re partnering up with Father/Daughter Records and heading down to Austin again this March to bring you a really great show! We think F/D is one of the best labels going right now so we’re truly thrilled to partner up with their great roster for this. Also, we’ll have free wine (courtesy of Vindie), free beer (courtesy of Wasatch Brewery and Squatters Craft Beers), free vinyl (courtesy of Gotta Groove Record Pressing) and a lot more freebies for early birds — oh, and the show is also free ^_____^! The line-up is below (we’ll have set times available closer to the date of the show) and you can RSVP, get the address and other info on our event page.


  • Sorority Noise
  • Never Young
  • Diet Cig
  • Enemies
  • Prawn
  • Hiccup
  • Wildhoney
  • Mercury Girls


  • Slingshot Dakota
  • Nai Harvest
  • Donovan Wolfington
  • Ratboys
  • Woozy
  • The Spook School
  • All Dogs

If you’re unfamiliar with any of the acts playing, check out the playlists we made on SoundCloud or on Spotify highlighting each of them! Lastly, this event is an unofficial SXSW showcase, so there's no need for a badge or wristband to attend. RSVP here.

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