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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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Announcing: Flung

Flung

"a scattering of textures laced together with some intangible thread..." say hello to the newest member of our big beautiful family: Flung read more →

 

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 →

 

Introducing: Harry the Nightgown

Harry the Nightgown

Harry the Nightgown’s influences range from The Raincoats and XTC to Rosalía and Kate Bush. Their sound has been compared to bands such as Dirty Projectors and Deerhoof. The product is defined by improv “Toast and Punch” recording techniques. read more →

 

Gregory Uhlmann // Lead Single "Spice Girls"

Gregory Uhlmann

“Neighborhood Watch is a cozy portrait of grains of sand, cats, ants, getting colds, letting loose, feeling shy, watching movies, and being in love.” read more →

 

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

Gregory Uhlmann

Consider buying the record of anyone whose show you were planning on attending this Spring. You can head to Bandcamp to support your favorite artists now :^) read more →

 

standards // Signing and album announce

standards

The fruity two-piece math-rock group will release their debut full-length on Topshelf Records this summer read more →

 

addy // Debut album 'Eclipse' announced with the uplifting lead "Planted"

addy

Recent signee addy announce their debut album and share new music read more →

 

Crisman // Welcoming Crisman to the Topshelf family

Crisman

The Denton-based group sign with Topshelf Records and announce their self-titled studio debut read more →

 

Boyscott // Goose Bumps

Boyscott

Topshelf Records and Babe City Records present: Goose Bumps, by Boyscott 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!!

Alfred. announces the release of their darkgospel opus, Like You!! read more →

 

Bellows // Album Announce: The Rose Gardener

The Brooklyn-based bedroom recording project has announced their new album The Rose Gardener and a slew of tour dates read more →

 

Another Michael // Land

Today we welcome Another Michael to the roster with the release of their new EP, Land! read more →

 

Doe // Welcome to the Roster!

Grow into It - out 9/28 read more →

 

El Ten Eleven // New Album, New Song and Video

Listen to "Phenomenal Problems" now read more →

 

Clearance // Album Announce + Single

We get the honor of releasing 'At Your Leisure' on 7/27 read more →

 

Elephant Gym // Balance, Angle, and Work on Vinyl

Enjoy Elephant Gym's previous releases on vinyl for the first time ever read more →

 

Queen of Jeans // Welcome to the Roster!

Check out a teaser for Queen of Jeans' upcoming LP read more →

 

Gingerlys // New Album + Single

Listen to "Turtledoves" from Gingerlys' S/T record... read more →

 

Announcing Six New Titles in Our Cassette Series

Mid-Air Thief

Last year we launched our first ever subscription—the idea was simple: a new cassette every month, for the whole calendar year. It was a lot of fun to curate and put together, but also pretty stressful to have to deliver something new every 30 days. Going into 2017, we decided... read more →

 

H A U N T E R & Eskimeaux // 2016 Cassette Subscription Series

Mid-Air Thief

Happy to announce the conclusion of our 2016 cassette subscription series with H A U N T E R’s STARTER / HAUNTER and Eskimeaux’s Year of the Rabbit! read more →

 

Melt // Riffer Cassette

Riffer by MELT will be the 11th installment of our Cassette Series... read more →

 

Heat // Album Announcement + Tour Dates

We are so excited to be working with Heat to release their debut LP, Overnight... read more →

 

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... read more →

 

Bellows // "Fist & Palm" On Cassette, Song Premieres on NPR and The Fader, Tour with PWR BTTM & Lisa Prank

Mid-Air Thief

I should preempt everything here in saying that, to date, Bellows' new album Fist & Palm is my favorite of this year. It's a fantastic record that takes me through the gamut of emotion. From grandiose soaring pop highs to introspective sullen lows, the album's eleven tracks are ambitious in both scope and sonic palette. read more →

 

Eerie Summer // "the way i don't understand anything anymore" Added to Our 2016 Cassette Series

Mid-Air Thief

"Instantly hooked." That's the most concise way I can describe the immediacy in which ​Eerie Summer's the way i don't understand anything anymore struck me on first listen read more →

 

Artie Tea // New Album, "Out of a Seaweed Dream"

Mid-Air Thief

Just over five years ago, we released An Evening With... — a raucous, high energy pop-filled gem of a 7″ EP for Boston’s The Clippers. Just like their songs, the band ended almost as abruptly as they started, leaving us and many others wanting more of singer Josh Croteau’s smooth vocal delivery and quirky guitar hooks. read more →

 

Topshelf Records // 2016 Cassette Subscription Series

Mid-Air Thief

We've been asked a lot over the years about offering a label subscription of some kind (the answer is still no though lol) — and, while this doesn't address that specifically, we're very pleased to have put together something we think is just as exciting, if not more so! So we’re announcing a cassette subscription series today!! For details, read more →

 

Clique // New LP in 2016

Mid-Air Thief

Very psyched to welcome CLIQUE​ to our roster and announce that we'll be releasing a new LP from them early in 2016! The band got our attention last year in releasing their fantastic self-titled debut last year and we've been hooked since — for more details, read more →

 

Infinity Girl // Topshelf Records

It is with a great deal of excitement and optimism that we share with you the news that we'll be working with Brooklyn, NY's Infinity Girl in releasing their sophomore full length album Harm on August 28, 2015! Pre-orders and a song premiere are up now! read more →