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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!
 
 
an illustration by Madeline Dowd, showing whimsical people enjoying music in various ways

New Pressings & Restocks

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

 

There is no business as usual anymore

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call to action #2

Please donate to mutual aid funds, and help your community any way you can! Black Lives Matter! read more →

 

Call to Action #1

we encourage you to take action locally, to find people on the ground who are already working toward decarceration, abolition, and de-funding the police. 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 →

 

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 →

 

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 →

 

Crisman // "Surprise" Music Video Premiere

Crisman

Crisman premieres their music video for "Surprise", from their debut self-titled album. Link to accompanying interview with The Alternative <3 read more →

 

Friend Oasis // Digital Festival May 1

Crisman

Topshelf Records presents: Friend Oasis, 12 of your favorite bands gathered on Twitch for one amazing day of live(streamed) music read more →

 

Summer Internship

Crisman

We're looking for a summer intern to assist with our summer release schedule. We're accepting applications through May 29, check out the post for more details! read more →

 

Crisman // Curate our "Staff Selections" Playlist

Crisman

Crisman have chosen 20 songs that they keep on repeat in the van, and that have made them excited about music :) give it a whirl 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

Crisman

"[...] 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"

Alfred.

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"

Crisman

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

 

standards // lead single "Special Berry" out now

standards

Join Marcos Mena for a quarantine-approved bedroom play through of "Special Berry", the lead single from standards' full-length debut, with accompaniment from an assortment of colorful comrades read more →

 

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

standards

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 →

 

Ratboys // "Staff Selections" playlist guest curated by Ratboys

Ratboys

"These songs inspire us to create. & that's the best vibe you can ask for." read more →

 

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

addy

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

Ratboys

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

 

addy // "Eclipse", the title track from anticipated, forthcoming LP out now

addy

We're happy to share the title track from the forthcoming addy record "Eclipse" out March 6. read more →

 

Alfred. // Southeast Tour Announcement with ~*friends*~

Alfred.

Your favorite wordsmith Alfred. hits the road this Spring with Shormey & clwdwlkr in support of their forthcoming mixtape "One Trick Pony" read more →

 

Crisman // second single "Cya" premiere & tour dates with Bellows announced

Crisman

~ Crisman & Bellows ~ we love when our artists tour together, if you're in the NE this is the place to be! read more →

 

Boyscott // *Big US Tour Announcement*

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Boyscott
 

Ratboys // New single "Anj" and support shows announced with Wilco

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Ratboys
 

addy // new single "Easier" +plus+ curated artist playlist

addy

Today we're happy to share "Easier", the second single from addy's forthcoming record "Eclipse", due out March 6th 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 →

 

Crisman // "Surprise"

Crisman

The Denton slowcore group share the first single from their debut studio record 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 →