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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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mouse on the keys // "Time (feat. Mario Camarena of CHON)"

The first single from mouse on the keys' new album 'tres' is here! read more →


Giraffes? Giraffes! // Second Single off MEMORY LAME

Listen to a new single from Giraffes? Giraffes! read more →


gobbinjr // "afraid of me" single + album announce

Get excited for gobbinjr's new album 'ocala wick' read more →


Queen of Jeans // 'Dig Yourself' Premiere

Queen of Jeans 'Dig Yourself' out now! read more →


Pema // "Depend" + 'Bad Habits' Pre-Orders!

The next entry in our cassette series is almost here! read more →


Giraffes? Giraffes! // "Hug of Death" + 'Memory Lame' Pre-Orders!

New single, pre-order, and tour dates! read more →


mouse on the keys // New Album 'Tres'

Out on 12” vinyl, cd, and digitally on May 23rd! read more →


tricot // 'potage / on the Boom' 7"

New tricot 7" on the way! read more →


Queen of Jeans // Tour Dates with TWIABP & Pianos Become the Teeth

Queen of Jeans announce April/May tour with TWIABP & Pianos Become the Teeth. read more →


Queen of Jeans // "U R My Guy"

Queen of Jeans' latest single is now available on all digital outlets! read more →


Queen of Jeans // Mini-Tour with Oso Oso

Catch Queen of Jeans and Oso Oso on their upcoming East Coast/Midwest mini-tour! read more →


Fav Finder App Now Available!

New Topshelf application Fav Finder helps you find Topshelf releases similar to your current favorites. read more →


Queen of Jeans // Tour Dates with Citizen

Queen of Jeans heading out on tour with Citizen this July. read more →


tricot // Tour with Chon

tricot to go on tour this summer with Chon, Polyphia, and TTNG read more →


Gulfer // 'Dog Bless' Album Release

Gulfer releases latest album 'Dog Bless'. read more →


Topshelf 12th Anniversary Sale

12 years of Topshelf means 15% off storewide! read more →


Giraffes? Giraffes! // New Album 'Memory Lame'

New Giraffes? Giraffes! album 'Memory Lame' coming 4/27! read more →


Ratboys // New EP 'GL'

Ratboys have released a surprise new EP before heading on tour with Vundabar! read more →


Gulfer // "Baseball"

Gulfer's newest single "Baseball"is now available to stream/purchase! read more →


SXSW 2018 // Topshelf Records Showcase

This year's official SXSW showcase features No Vacation, Ratboys, Special Explosion, Queen of Jeans, & Gulfer! read more →


Queen of Jeans // "More to Love" Music Video Premiere

Uproxx premieres "More to Love" music video. read more →


Thanya Iyer // "Do You Dream? Mixtape" On Cassette

Thanya Iyer "Do You Dream? Mixtape" out on cassette and digital download this Friday. read more →


Wild Ones // East Coast Tour

Wild Ones announces an East Coast tour this April. read more →


Gulfer // "Fading" Song Premiere

Gulfer premieres song "Fading" off upcoming album 'Dog Bless'. read more →


Special Explosion // Tour with American Pleasure Club

Catch Special Explosion opening for American Pleasure Club on a full US tour this spring! read more →


tricot // T H E + A N D on Vinyl

tricot albums T H E + A N D to be released on vinyl for the first time in North America read more →


Queen of Jeans // "More to Love" Premiere

The Alternative premieres "More to Love" from Queen of Jeans' forthcoming album 'Dig Yourself'. read more →


No Joy // Tour Dates with Baths

Catch No Joy opening for Baths this Spring! read more →


Wild Ones // Ring Road Sessions

Watch three live sessions from Wild Ones' latest album 'Mirror Touch' read more →


No Vacation // Added Post-SXSW Dates

No Vacation announces new post-SXSW tour dates 3/20-3/25. read more →