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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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Another Michael // Fall Tour with Beach Bunny

Another Michael will tour in support of Beach Bunny later this year read more →


No Vacation // "Days"

Fresh wavy-gravy goodness from No Vacation read more →


Field Mouse // "Heart of Gold" Video Released

Check out the "simultaneously intimate and expansive" new video from Field Mouse read more →


Boyscott // Goose Bumps


Topshelf Records and Babe City Records present: Goose Bumps, by Boyscott read more →


mouse on the keys // "Mind"


The ever unclassifiable trio share a new standalone track read more →


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


The crockpot-pop trio release their second full-length record read more →


Queen of Jeans // "Only Obvious to You"


Check out the video for "Only Obvious to You" by Queen of Jeans read more →


Field Mouse // Meaning


Listen to the latest album from Field Mouse read more →


Fall Internship


We're looking for a fall intern in Portland, OR. read more →


No Vacation // Listen to "Estrangers" from the Upcoming EP, Phasing


The wavy-gravy dream-pop group have returned with a new track and a forthcoming EP read more →


Another Michael // August Tour Dates


Later this month, Another Michael will be playing some dates around the northeast with just Mike and then one with the whole band. read more →


Alfred. // Southern tour with Proper.


Alfred. will embark on tour with Proper. later this August read more →


Field Mouse // Listen to "Black Hole, Son" from the upcoming album, Meaning


The dream-pop group share the last single ahead of their album's release read more →


Queen of Jeans // Watch the new Bob Sweeney-directed video for "All the Same"


Check out the new music video for "All the Same," taken off the band's upcoming record, If you're not afraid, I'm not afraid read more →


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

Mid-Air Thief

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

Mid-Air Thief

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

Mid-Air Thief

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


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

Mid-Air Thief

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


toe // US Shows Announced

Mid-Air Thief

toe announces a pair of US shows read more →


LITE // Multiple Announced

Mid-Air Thief

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


Alfred. // Like You!!

Mid-Air Thief

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


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

Mid-Air Thief

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)

Mid-Air Thief

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


SXSW Photo Diaries

Mid-Air Thief

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

Mid-Air Thief

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