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A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn and Field Mouse will be heading out on the first ever Topshelf Records tour. You can find the eight stops in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/21/14 - 09:36 AM
Prawn's debut full length, You Can Just Leave It All, has been re-pressed via Topshelf Records.

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Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 11:51 AM
Prawn will release their new album, Kingfisher, on August 12th via Topshelf Records. You can now pre-order the album as well.

Track Listing
01) Scud Running
02) First as Tragedy, Second as Farce
03) Prolonged Exposure
04) Dialect Of
05) Old Souls
06) Glass, Irony
07) Absurd Walls
08) Thalassa
09) Runner's Body
10) Halcyon Days
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/12/14 - 09:56 AM
Braid will be releasing its first album in 16 years, No Coast, on July 8th via Topshelf Records. You can check out the artwork and track listing for the Will Yip-produced release in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 04/29/14 - 12:35 PM
Apparently it's national signing day: Sundials have signed to Topshelf Records.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 11:43 AM
Field Mouse have signed to Topshelf Records and will release a new album, Hold Still Life, on July 22nd.

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Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 11:37 AM
The Jazz June will be recording its new full length LP with Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) producing. The record will be released later this year on Topshelf Records.
Drew Beringer on 03/21/14 - 09:17 AM
Good news for all of us, Frameworks is streaming the title track from Loom over on Pitchfork, and it's in the replies as well. You can pre-order Loom, out on April 29, via Topshelf Records.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/27/14 - 01:57 PM
Wild Ones will release their debut album, Keep It Safe on April 1st via TopShelf Records. You can stream/download the band's track "Paia" in the replies.

Track Listing
01) Golden Twin
02) Curse Over Me
03) Rivals
04) 18 Mile Island
05) It's Real
06) Row
07) Nina
08) From Nothing
09) Lion Heart
10) Paia
11) Keep It Safe
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/21/14 - 10:07 AM
The UK emo act Crash of Rhinos, who released the excellent and overlooked Knots last year, have broken up. Knots is still up for "name your price" on their bandcamp and a repress of the vinyl is currently available through Topshelf Records, so grab it and realize what you've been missing out on.
It is with with regret we have to tell you all that Crash is no more. We've had some incredible times. Some of the best times, met some of the best people, played with some of the best bands. Thank you to to anyone who bought Distal and/or Knots, shared them, came to see us live, bought a shirt, or gave us a place to stay. You're the people that really made it work whilst it worked.

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Ryan Dennehy on 02/21/14 - 09:31 AM
Frameworks will release Loom, your new most anticipated album of 2014, on April 29 via Topshelf Records. It was produced by Jack Shirley (he did Deafheaven's Sunbather). There's a teaser video in the replies along with tour dates around SXSW.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/20/14 - 01:21 PM
You can stream a new Donovan Wolfington song titled "Keef Ripper" in the replies. The band's upcoming EP, Scary Stories You Tell in the Dark will release on April 8th via Topshelf Records.
Drew Beringer on 02/14/14 - 02:59 PM
Crash of Rhinos, who released the excellent Knots earlier this year on Topshelf, have put it up for pay-what-the-fuck-you-want on their bandcamp until January. It's like they read the complaints in our EOTY thread about their absence.
Ryan Dennehy on 12/19/13 - 04:37 PM
Topshelf Records has added Special Explosion to their already impressive roster. The guy-girl fronted jangly punk band has a new EP releasing next year for their new label, but you can hear some of their tunes on Bandcamp now.
Blake Solomon on 12/19/13 - 12:54 PM
Topshelf Records has signed Frameworks. Their full-length debut will be out next year. In celebration, you can download their recent EP, Small Victories, for free on bandcamp.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/30/13 - 09:59 AM
Longtime AP.net reader and friend of the program Kyle Garchar is launching today a new video series called The Night Life. Per Kyle's description, he will talk to the folks who take part in behind-the-scenes aspects of the industry – label heads, merch people, photographers, tour managers, etc. The first video can be seen in the replies, where Topshelf Records co-founder Kevin Duquette talks about being on the road with his favorite band, the Japan-based post-rock/math-rock act Toe, on their first U.S. tour ever and how they communicate with a language barrier.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/15/13 - 09:20 AM
You can stream a new Their/They're/There song titled "New Blood" in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming new EP, Analog Weekend, available December 10th. You can pre-order the 12" either at Topshelf Records or Polyvinyl.
Drew Beringer on 10/10/13 - 12:56 PM
Their/They're/There will be releasing a new 3-song 12" titled Analog Weekend on December 10th via Topshelf Records and Polyvinyl Records. Pre-orders are now available.

Track Listing:
1) Curtain Call
2) New Blood
3) Travelers Insurance
Drew Beringer on 10/10/13 - 11:39 AM
Topshelf Records has released a free 78 song sampler including The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Have Mercy, Defeater and many more. If you've been meaning to check out some new bands, this is your chance.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/20/13 - 10:08 PM
You can stream a new Tancred song titled "The Ring" in the replies. The band's self-titled release is also available to preorder on Topshelf. I highly recommend doing so.
Drew Beringer on 09/19/13 - 12:20 PM
Braid has signed with Topshelf Records. The band will be releasing a new album in 2014, the band's first in 16 years.
Drew Beringer on 09/18/13 - 10:16 AM
Topshelf Records are looking for some fall interns.
Drew Beringer on 08/15/13 - 11:18 AM
Happy birthday to Jimmie Deeghan (Every Avenue) and Kevin Duquette (Topshelf Records)!
Christian Wagner on 08/12/13 - 06:49 AM
Tancred (solo project of Now, Now guitarist Jess Abbott) will be releasing its self-titled debut on October 1st via Topshelf Records. More details in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 07/16/13 - 02:19 PM
Okay, this is going to take a minute: Derrick from The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die posted a blog regarding the leak of his band's record, Whenever, If Ever. He explains why the band tried to get the leak taken down (tl;dr: because Topshelf Records didn't want the record online) but simultaneously does not seem to care if you download the leak. He also admits to oftentimes ripping records from Bandcamp if they aren't available for pay-what-you-want download and added this: Fuck, I leaked American Radass, that most recent Circle Takes the Square Record, the most recent mewithoutYou record, and even more recently a new Self Defense Family EP. The linked post...
Thomas Nassiff on 05/20/13 - 09:31 AM
Into It. Over It.'s new book and 7", titled Life Is Suffering, can be preordered now via Topshelf Records. The full-color, hardcover book features 200 pages of photos taken by Hilary J. Corts on IIOI's first full-band tour. The 7" features two live performances.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/20/13 - 07:39 AM
Because there are crappy people in the world, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die's upcoming record, Whenever, If Ever, was leaked a full month ahead of release date. But to make the best of a shit situation, Topshelf Records has put the album up for stream early here (you can also stream it in the replies). You can also buy the album for $7 on the band's Bandcamp or pre-order a physical copy (CD or LP) here. I urge any of you who have downloaded or streamed the record to please pick it up, as it's one of the best records you'll hear in 2013.
Drew Beringer on 05/15/13 - 08:28 PM
This is pretty cool: Into It. Over It. will be releasing a 200-page full color photo book and live 7" record this summer commemorating the band's fall 2012 tour. The photos were taken by Hilary J. Corts and will be released via Topshelf Records on June 25th. In the meantime, you can head to the replies to check out a video featuring footage from the tour.
Drew Beringer on 04/30/13 - 02:03 PM
A Great Big Pile of Leaves will release its second full-length record, You’re Always On My Mind, on July 2 via Topshelf Records. A preorder and tour plans will be coming soon.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/27/13 - 09:34 AM
Light & Noise are having a couple of SXSW showcases with Topshelf Records and Count Your Lucky Stars Records tomorrow and Friday. Details can be found in the replies. Light & Noise will be filming for a Topshelf Records DVD to be released later this year.
Drew Beringer on 03/13/13 - 03:38 PM
Topshelf Records have posted their complete discography on Bandcamp for free. This is an awesome chance to snag any of their releases you've missed out on. But hurry, it's only for a limited amount of time.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/08/13 - 01:24 PM
Spinner wrote up a profile on the up-and-coming label Topshelf Records. Check it out here.
Drew Beringer on 02/04/13 - 01:32 PM
Weatherbox and Sainthood Reps will be releasing a split this Spring via Topshelf Records
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/23/13 - 03:59 PM
Have Mercy will release their debut LP titled The Earth Pushed Back via Topshelf Records in April.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/28/12 - 05:52 AM
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/18/12 - 06:35 AM
Diamond Youth will release a new EP titled Orange on January 22nd through Topshelf Records. Full press release, including album art and track listing, can be found in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 11/19/12 - 02:13 PM
The secret is out. Moving Mountains have been added our Topshelf Records CMJ Showcase that we’re sponsoring with our friends at PropertyOfZack. The Showcase will be taking place in Brooklyn, NY tonight with Into It. Over It., The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Slingshot Dakota, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Have Mercy, and Prawn. Check out extra details for the event in the replies and RSVP on Facebook here!
Drew Beringer on 10/19/12 - 01:09 PM
Topshelf Records will release Octaves' Greener Pastures on vinyl early next year. The band are currently on tour down to The Fest. Dates in the replies.
Adam Pfleider on 10/19/12 - 12:27 PM
Head to the replies to check out Slingshot Dakota's Nervous Energies session. The band's new LP, Dark Hearts, is out via Topshelf Records on November 6.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/18/12 - 08:23 AM
Hey all, remember that Topshelf Records CMJ Showcase that we're presenting along with PropertyOfZack? There were spaces for a couple of mystery bands on the bill, and we're now allowed to tell you that Into It. Over It. is one of the special guests. He joins an awesome lineup consisting of The World Is A Beautiful Place..., Slingshot Dakota, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, Have Mercy and one more special guest yet to be announced. Remember to RSVP on Facebook if you're going to attend, and don't forget that we're sponsoring the Run For Cover Records Showcase too!
Thomas Nassiff on 10/15/12 - 10:16 AM
Today, we are excited to announce that in addition to the Topshelf Records showcase on October 19, we will be sponsoring Run For Cover Records' CMJ Showcase on Saturday, October 20 in Brooklyn, NY. The showcase begins at noon and runs until 6 p.m., and will feature Tigers Jaw, Koji, Turnover, Pity Sex, Young Statues, Ghost Thrower and one special guest which hasn't been announced yet. A Facebook event page can be seen here (RSVP if you're gonna go!) and tickets can be purchased here. Check out the admat in the first reply, and be sure to pick up some AP.net merch at the showcase if you go out!
Thomas Nassiff on 10/05/12 - 10:39 AM
Have Mercy have signed to Topshelf Records. The band will soon begin recording their debut full-length with J. Robbins which is scheduled for release in early 2013.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/01/12 - 01:21 PM
Today, we are excited to announce in conjunction with PropertyOfZack a partnership with Topshelf Records to sponsor the CMJ Showcase in Brooklyn, N.Y., October 19. The showcase will open at 6 p.m. - a Facebook event can be seen here - and will include performances by The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Slingshot Dakota, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, and a few other special guests who will be announce the day before the show. If you're in New York City for the festivities for that weekend, be sure to come out and support Topshelf and all the bands, and you'll be able to pick up some AP.net merch at the showcase as well. Check out the admat...
Thomas Nassiff on 09/17/12 - 02:08 PM
Yes, they know it's late, but you can download a 77 track summer sampler from Topshelf Records for a tweet.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 09/16/12 - 07:46 PM
Topshelf Records will release Toe's new EP, The Future Is Now.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 09/09/12 - 11:17 AM
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