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!
Thanya Iyer // "Always, Be Together"
"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"
“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 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
Topshelf Records presents: Friend Oasis, 12 of your favorite bands gathered on Twitch for one amazing day of live(streamed) music read more →
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 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"
"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
"[...] 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"
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"
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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*~
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 & Bellows ~ we love when our artists tour together, if you're in the NE this is the place to be! read more →