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We see this space as an opportunity to give a platform for our roster—but moreso, the individual people that comprise our roster—to speak on anything that's important to them, or to simply share anecdotes about their music. Our hope is that this will expand into a curated, open-ended hub for not just news and updates, but also recommendations, behind-the-scenes, "premieres" & exclusives, random musings, calls to action, and as a means for us to riff on what we think is important. Our logo is a speech bubble, after all.

Every post we've ever made going back to 2006 has been meticulously tagged and archived here for you. Use the 'by artist' dropdown or the filters to show posts that're more specific to what you're looking for, or just scroll down to peruse things chronologically. Thanks for reading!
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Flung // Debut album 'Shaky But My Hair Is Grown' out today


Oakland-based multi-instrumentalist Flung has released their debut album 'Shaky but My Hair Is Grown'. Read up on the new album, listen to the gorgeous tracks, and get your copy today. read more →


Gulfer // "Heat Wave"


Our Canadian friends Gulfer are back with a new single, "Heatwave", ahead of their self-titled album due in mid-October. Listen to the explosive and pensive single now and pre-order your copy of the upcoming album. read more →


standards // Debut full-length 'Fruit Island' out today


Fruity pals standards have released their debut album 'Fruit Island'. Listen now for some technical, yet danceable, instrumental math-rock goodness. read more →


Gulfer // Announcing self-titled album and lead single "Forget (Friendly)"


Our favorite French Canadian emo rockers are back with a new self-titled album, a new single, and a new music video.The album will be out Oct. 16, 2020, pre-order your copy today! read more →


Del Paxton // New EP 'September, Bedtime, Ontario' out now

Del Paxton

The latest release from the Buffalo trio is a set of three singles that takes their well-earned reputation for precision songwriting and slowly warms it over a campfire. read more →


standards // "Starfish"


representing "Fruit Island"'s essence with a constant stream of excitable, succinct passages ~ read more →


Harry the Nightgown // Debut album out now

Harry the Nightgown

With influences ranging from The Raincoats and XTC to RosalĂ­a and Kate Bush, we highly recommend this album to any fans of the Dirty Projectors and Deerhoof. read more →


Del Paxton // "Bedtime"

Del Paxton

The Buffalo trio Del Paxton are back with their latest single, "Bedtime". Ahead of their coming EP "September, Bedtime, Ontario" out August 19. read more →


Thanya Iyer // The empowering new album 'KIND' out now→

We just have to keep going through all the highs and lows with our full presence, because it's about the process. At the root of it all is kindness. -Thanya Iyer, on her new album, KIND      

Alexia Avina // Announcing 'Unearth' and lead single "Fit Into"

Alexia Avina

The newest member of the Topshelf Records family, Alexia Avina, announces her new album and shares new music. read more →


Gregory Uhlmann // "Neighborhood Watch", the introspective LP out today→

I think I'll always be looking for answers, but I'm more comfortable with the idea that there are not always clear cut solutions and that's ok. -Gregory Uhlmann, on Neighborhood Watch      

Harry the Nightgown // "Babbling"

Harry the Nightgown are back with a dreamy music video for new single "Babbling", a tale of fantasy, love, and butterflies ~ read more →


Gregory Uhlmann // "Cool Breeze"

Gregory Uhlmann

"I think I'll always be looking for answers, but I'm more comfortable with the idea that there are not always clear cut solutions and that's ok." read more →


Thanya Iyer // "I Just Lay Down My Head"

Thanya Iyer

Thanya Iyer is back with the third single from "KIND", the ambient-pop "I Just Lay Down My Head." read more →


Del Paxton // "September, Bedtime, Ontario" EP announced

Del Paxton

Their latest are a set of singles teeming with the exuberance and excitement of being young, alive, and earnest. read more →


Harry the Nightgown // "Pill Poppin' Therapist"

Harry the Nightgown

Make an appointment with "Pill Poppin' Therapist", the new single from Harry the Nightgown read more →


New Pressings & Restocks

Harry the Nightgown

We've got new, beautiful variants for your favorite albums ~ more coming soon! read more →


Thanya Iyer // "Always, Be Together"

Thanya Iyer

"Intricate, wistful, observant and beautiful." Thanya Iyer premieres the first single from "KIND", the affirming and ethereal "Always, Be Together" read more →


Thanya Iyer // Visual Album "KIND"

Thanya Iyer

"KIND", the captivating visual album exploring healing, cultural identity, disability, and much more, is available now from Thanya Iyer read more →


Crisman // Debut self-titled album out now


"[...] a sound that speaks of surrealist nostalgia against the background of the quiet rapture of reality." -Recommended Listen read more →


Alfred. // New EP "One Trick Pony" & video for "PRNDL/DR. CALL"


One Trick Pony is a testament to the powerful clarity of Alfred.'s self-expression, whose light and intention are brought forth by their music, amidst the chaos. read more →


Crisman // Share sweet serenade "Icee Blue"


We love any song that reminds us of our crushes and makes us swoon ~ thanks Crisman read more →


addy // "Eclipse", the anticipated debut LP, out today


Catch addy later this month at SXSW, or on vinyl in your living room any time! read more →


Ratboys // "Printer's Devil" LP released today


The first pressing of Printer's Devil is available on a variety of limited vinyl options, click through for details! read more →


Topshelf Records // 2019 Recap


A near-comprehensive overview of Topshelf's 2019 releases read more →


Queen of Jeans // If you're not afraid, I'm not afraid Announced

The Philadelphia-based crockpot pop group announce their next album read more →


Field Mouse // Listen to "Heart of Gold" from the upcoming album Meaning

The new album will be out on August 16, 2019 read more →


Mid-Air Thief // Crumbling

Mid-Air Thief

Topshelf Records welcomes Mid-Air Thief to the roster with the reissue of their cult-acclaimed, electronic-infused folk album Crumbling read more →


Alfred. // Like You!! Released

We welcome Richmond, VA's Alfred. to the roster with Like You!!, out today in collaboration with Citrus City Records read more →


LITE // Multiple: Sixth Studio Album Released

The prolific maximalists release their sixth studio record, Multiple read more →