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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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"

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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 →

 

Ratboys // "I Go Out at Night"

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Ratboys share a new video ahead of the release of their new album read more →

 

Boyscott // Tour with Vundabar

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Boyscott announce a tour with Vundabar in the new year read more →

 

2019 Recap // Boyscott // Goose Bumps

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Words by Scott Hermo Jr. of Boyscott read more →

 

2019 Recap // LITE // Multiple

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Words by LITE's Kozo Kusumoto read more →

 

2019 Recap // Mid-Air Thief // Crumbling

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Words by Mr. Thief read more →

 

2019 Recap // No Vacation // Phasing

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Words by No Vacation's Nat Lee read more →

 

2019 Recap // Alfred. // LIKE YOU!!

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Words by Aaron Brown, AKA Alfred. read more →

 

2019 Recap // Field Mouse // Meaning

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Words by Field Mouse's Rachel Browne read more →

 

2019 Recap // Queens of Jeans // If you're not afraid, I'm not afraid

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Words by Miriam Devora of Queen of Jeans read more →

 

2019 Recap // Elephant Gym // Underwater

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Words by Elephant Gym's Tu Chia-Chin read more →

 

2019 Recap // Bellows // The Rose Gardener

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Words by Oliver Kalb of Bellows read more →

 

2019 Recap // Us and Us Only // Two Songs

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Words by Us and Us Only's Kinsey Matthews read more →

 

Topshelf Records // 2019 Recap

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

 

No Vacation and Okey Dokey // "Really Truly"

No Vacation and Okey Dokey share a kaleidoscopic video for their collaborative one-off read more →

 

Ratboys // Announce album 'Printer's Devil' and 2020 headline tour

Printer's Devil will be out on February 28, 2020 read more →