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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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Gulfer // "Baseball"

Gulfer's newest single "Baseball"is now available to stream/purchase! read more →

 

SXSW 2018 // Topshelf Records Showcase

This year's official SXSW showcase features No Vacation, Ratboys, Special Explosion, Queen of Jeans, & Gulfer! read more →

 

Queen of Jeans // "More to Love" Music Video Premiere

Uproxx premieres "More to Love" music video. read more →

 

Thanya Iyer // "Do You Dream? Mixtape" On Cassette

Thanya Iyer "Do You Dream? Mixtape" out on cassette and digital download this Friday. read more →

 

Wild Ones // East Coast Tour

Wild Ones announces an East Coast tour this April. read more →

 

Gulfer // "Fading" Song Premiere

Gulfer premieres song "Fading" off upcoming album 'Dog Bless'. read more →

 

Special Explosion // Tour with American Pleasure Club

Catch Special Explosion opening for American Pleasure Club on a full US tour this spring! read more →

 

tricot // T H E + A N D on Vinyl

tricot albums T H E + A N D to be released on vinyl for the first time in North America read more →

 

Queen of Jeans // "More to Love" Premiere

The Alternative premieres "More to Love" from Queen of Jeans' forthcoming album 'Dig Yourself'. read more →

 

No Joy // Tour Dates with Baths

Catch No Joy opening for Baths this Spring! read more →

 

Wild Ones // Ring Road Sessions

Watch three live sessions from Wild Ones' latest album 'Mirror Touch' read more →

 

No Vacation // Added Post-SXSW Dates

No Vacation announces new post-SXSW tour dates 3/20-3/25. read more →

 

Prawn // "Rooftops" Music Video Premiere

Prawn premieres new dog lovin' music video for "Rooftops" with Stereogum. read more →

 

Prawn & Slingshot Dakota // Audiotree Sessions

Prawn and Slingshot Dakota record Audiotree Sessions during Topshelf Tour in Chicago. read more →

 

Wild Ones // "Invite Me In" Music Video Premiere

Wild Ones premieres music video for "Invite Me In" from their album 'Mirror Touch', interviews with HuffPost about latest release. read more →

 

Special Explosion // Tour Dates with Girlpool and the Hotelier

The band will be playing some West Coast dates in February read more →

 

Elephant Gym // Balance, Angle, and Work on Vinyl

Enjoy Elephant Gym's previous releases on vinyl for the first time ever read more →

 

No Vacation // California Dates

Catch the band playing some shows with Hot Flash Heat Wave while on their way to SXSW read more →

 

Special Explosion // 'To Infinity' Premiere

Steam Special Explosion's new album in full read more →

 

Queen of Jeans // Welcome to the Roster!

Check out a teaser for Queen of Jeans' upcoming LP read more →

 

End of Year Sale!

17% off all 2017 releases until the end of the year read more →

 

Topshelf Tour // Exclusive Merch

Arrive early to a show on the TSR tour and get free exclusive merch! read more →

 

Prawn // Gradwell Sessions

Watch live sessions of songs from Prawn's new album 'Run' read more →

 

Ratboys // Tour with Vundabar

The band will be supporting Vundabar on a US tour around SXSW read more →

 

Gingerlys // Album Release Day!

It's release day for Gingerlys' debut full-length! read more →

 

Prawn // More Tour Dates Announced

Following the Topshelf tour, Prawn is getting back on the road... read more →

 

No Vacation // Stream INTERMISSION Now!

Visit Hype Machine to stream 'Intermission' in full read more →

 

New Subscription Prices

With the end of 2017 approaching (it can't come fast enough, honestly), we've got some vinyl/digital and Bandcamp subscription updates for ya! read more →

 

Ratboys // Midwest Tour

January dates with Nnamdi Ogbonnaya! read more →

 

No Vacation // Intermission

Get ready for INTERMISSION – the new EP from No Vacation read more →