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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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No Vacation // West Coast Tour Dates

In a couple months, No Vacation will be doing a run of tour dates with The Bilinda Butchers... read more →

 

Slingshot Dakota // 7" and Tour Announcement

​Today, Slingshot Dakota premiered a new track entitled "Grudge"... read more →

 

mouse on the keys // 'Out of Body' Available Today!

Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, mouse on the keys is a band that truly transcends genres... read more →

 

Heat // 'Overnight' Out Now!

We are absolutely thrilled to finally get to share Heat's debut LP, Overnight, with the world... read more →

 

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

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 →

 

Del Paxton // "Koolwink" Song Premiere

Stereogum just premiered "Koolwink" by Del Paxton... read more →

 

Heat // "Lush" Music Video + Tour Dates

Heat have a new video for their song "Lush" as well as a slew of US and Canadian tour dates around their performances at this year's SXSW read more →

 

Enemies // 'Valuables' Out Now

Today we released the final album from Enemies... read more →

 

CLIQUE // Wishful Thinking Music Video

Today The Key WXPN premiered CLIQUE's video for "Wishful Thinking"... read more →

 

Oyama // Tour Dates with Foxing

​In March-April of 2017, Oyama will be accompanying Foxing for 6 European tour dates... 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 →

 

DANGERS // New Music Video + East Coast and European Tour Dates

After recently releasing their newest full-length, The Bend in the Break, DANGERS just put out a video for "Kiss With Spit"... read more →

 

Topshelf Records // 2016 Label Sampler

In the past, we've compiled *mega* samplers of 60-90+ songs from varying artists and genres and geographies, this year we've taken a slightly different approach. read more →

 

Field Mouse // Tour Dates with The Good Life and Jake Bellows

This November, Field Mouse is hitting the road with The Good Life and Jake Bellows for a run of US tour dates... read more →

 

mouse on the keys // EP Announcement

On January 25th, we will be releasing mouse on the keys' new EP "Out of Body"... read more →

 

LITE // New Album Announcement

Hopefully the split with mouse on the keys has held you over on new material from LITE... read more →

 

Ratboys & Dowsing // Tour Kickoff + Split Out Today!

​Today is a big day for Ratboys and Dowsing... read more →

 

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 JANK in tow. read more →

 

Ratboys // AOID CDs

Since y'all can't seem to get enough of Ratboys's album, AOID, we decided to make CDs... read more →

 

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

As of today, Electric Soul Unity by Happy Diving is *officially* out... read more →

 

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... 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 →

 

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... read more →

 

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. read more →

 

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... read more →

 

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! read more →

 

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... read more →

 

Happy Diving // Album Premiere via Heartbreaking Bravery, On Full US Tour Now

We are ~officially~ releasing Electric Soul Unity by Happy Diving on August 19th, but Heartbreaking Bravery has an advance stream of the entire album read more →

 

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... read more →