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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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LITE and Elephant Gym // Fall US Tour

LITE and Elephant Gym announce a fall US tour read more →

 

Field Mouse // Looking for joy in a frightening world on their new track, "In Blue"

The band shares the second single from their upcoming record, Meaning read more →

 

Alfred. // Northeast tour with Shormey

Alfred. begins a quick northeast run of shows read more →

 

Queen of Jeans // If you're not afraid, I'm not afraid Announced

The Philadelphia-based crockpot pop group announce their next album read more →

 

Field Mouse // Listen to "Heart of Gold" from the upcoming album Meaning

The new album will be out on August 16, 2019 read more →

 

Mid-Air Thief // Crumbling

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Topshelf Records welcomes Mid-Air Thief to the roster with the reissue of their cult-acclaimed, electronic-infused folk album Crumbling read more →

 

Alfred. // Like You!! Released

We welcome Richmond, VA's Alfred. to the roster with Like You!!, out today in collaboration with Citrus City Records read more →

 

LITE // Multiple: Sixth Studio Album Released

The prolific maximalists release their sixth studio record, Multiple read more →

 

May Recap // New Releases and a Healthy Handful of Summer Tours

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Six summer tours and upcoming releases from LITE and Alfred. read more →

 

toe // US Shows Announced

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toe announces a pair of US shows read more →

 

LITE // Multiple Announced

The prodigious and prolific math-rock quartet have released their sixth studio album, entitled Multiple read more →

 

Alfred. // Like You!!

Alfred. announces the release of their darkgospel opus, Like You!! read more →

 

Bellows // "Rosebush" Official Music Video and Interview with Lillie West (Lala Lala)

Lillie West of Lala Lala interviews Oliver Kalb of Bellows with a premiere of the official music video for "Rosebush" read more →

 

Giraffes? Giraffes! // Memory Lame (Realized)

The influential math-rock duo shares the fully realized version of their psych-infused record Memory Lame read more →

 

SXSW Photo Diaries

We gave all the artists playing our SXSW showcase this year a disposable camera for the week. Here's what everyone's weeks looked like in film. read more →

 

Bellows // 2019 Summer Tour with Gabby's World

Bellows and Gabby's World will take to the road for a full US tour this summer read more →

 

Us and Us Only // Two Songs

The Baltimore indie rock group share an alternate take and a remix from their 2017 record, Full Flower read more →

 

Elephant Gym // Audiotree Live

Elephant Gym gave a captivating performance at Audiotree Live while on their recent US tour read more →

 

Queen of Jeans // US Tour with The Menzingers

Queen of Jeans will hit the road this summer with The Menzingers and The Sidekicks read more →

 

No Vacation // "Yam Yam" Official Music Video and US Tour with Okey Dokey

No Vacation share a new video for "Yam Yam" and will tour the US this summer with support from Okey Dokey. read more →

 

2019 SXSW Official Showcase

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Join us this year for our most eclectic lineup to date! read more →

 

Another Michael // Tour with Field Medic

Another Michael will join Field Medic for a short run of shows this May read more →

 

Bellows // The Rose Gardener

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The adventurous pop opus by Bellows is out today! read more →

 

gobbinjr // Spring Tour with Adult Mom

gobbinjr will embark on a short tour with Adult Mom and Long Neck this spring read more →

 

First Listen // Bellows - "The Tower"

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Exclusive first listen of the latest Bellows single, "The Tower," taken from the upcoming record, The Rose Gardener read more →

 

Ratboys // US Tour with PUP

Chicago's Ratboys will tour the US in support of PUP throughout this spring and summer read more →

 

Bellows // Album Announce: The Rose Gardener

The Brooklyn-based bedroom recording project has announced their new album The Rose Gardener and a slew of tour dates read more →

 

In Film: Topshelf at SXSW 2018

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Last March, we had Queen of Jeans, Ratboys, No Vacation, Special Explosion, Gulfer, and Poppies all down in Austin for two awesome parties we hosted. We gave everyone a disposable camera and got them all developed afterward. Here's what turned up! read more →

 

Elephant Gym // US Tour and Album Pre-Orders

The ambitious math-rock trio Elephant Gym will be touring the USA this coming March, with an appearance at SXSW. read more →

 

2018 Recap

A brief recap of the 16 records we released this year read more →