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Bellows posts

summer tours!!

It's gonna be a stacked summer. Weatherday, Sweet Pill, Bellows, Addy, Crisman, and Ratboys are all hitting the road soon! read more →

 

Bellows // "Next of Kin" is out now! + new video for "My Best Friend"

Bellows

Next of Kin is officially out in the world, and I’m so excited for you all to finally hear it in full! It’s an honest record about loss – loss of family, beloved dogs, friendships, romantic love, loss of selfhood – but it’s whimsical, imaginative, and such a damn joy to listen to. read more →

 

Topshelf Digest // February Updates

Bellows

This month we’ve got updates from supernowhere, Bellows, Mal Devisa, Mid-Air Thief, Crisman, Olivia Kaplan, and Ratboys. read more →

 

Bellows // Five Inspirations Behind the Art of "Next of Kin"

"On the back cover of the album, I’ve dramatized this idea to a petulant extreme: NEXT LOVE, NEXT FRIEND, NEXT DOG, NEXT FAMILY, NEXT BELIEF, etc. Like, I think I wanted to extrapolate outward about the limits of the future-oriented model for life, always impatient for the next thing – is anything so important there can be no next of it? No replacement?" read more →

 

Topshelf Digest // November Updates

Bellows

November has been absolutely stacked here at Topshelf HQ. And so the digest is here for you to... digest. This month we’ve got updates from Bellows, Lunarette, Gregory Uhlmann, and Ratboys! read more →

 

Bellows // Album Announcement + Singles "Rancher's Pride" and "McNally Jackson"

Bellows

Along with announcing their new album ‘Next of Kin’, Bellows has bestowed upon us two new tracks -- “Rancher’s Pride and “McNally Jackson” -- and their accompanying music videos read more →

 

Bellows // Quarantine Bookclub with Oliver

My favorite story in this collection, “Real Women Have Bodies”, revolves around a mysterious plague that makes women become incorporeal — certain women wake up to find they’ve become slightly translucent and then gradually lose their physical bodies before just disappearing into thin air... Animation by Sarah Alvarez read more →

 

Second Look // Dusting off our favorite overlooked songs in our catalog

We combed through the thousands of songs in our catalog and came up with these 21 tracks we think didn't get enough shine when they came out and warrant a second look. read more →

 

Friend Oasis // Digital Festival May 1

Bellows

Topshelf Records presents: Friend Oasis, 12 of your favorite bands gathered on Twitch for one amazing day of live(streamed) music read more →

 

Cancelled Tours // 100% of Bandcamp Sales Going to Artists

Bellows

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 →

 

Crisman // second single "Cya" premiere & tour dates with Bellows announced

Crisman

~ Crisman & Bellows ~ we love when our artists tour together, if you're in the NE this is the place to be! read more →

 

2019 Recap // Bellows // The Rose Gardener

Crisman

Words by Oliver Kalb of Bellows read more →

 

Topshelf Records // 2019 Recap

Crisman

A near-comprehensive overview of Topshelf's 2019 releases read more →

 

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

Crisman

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

 

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

Crisman

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

 

SXSW Photo Diaries

Crisman

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

Crisman

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

 

Bellows // The Rose Gardener

Crisman

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

 

First Listen // Bellows - "The Tower"

Crisman

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

 

Bellows // Album Announce: The Rose Gardener

Crisman

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

 

New Music from Elephant Gym, Annual Label Sampler & Holiday Sale

Crisman

A slew of discounts, re-stocks, new items—as well as a free download of our new sampler and a surprise album release! read more →

 

Bellows // "Fist & Palm" On Cassette, Song Premieres on NPR and The Fader, Tour with PWR BTTM & Lisa Prank

Crisman

I should preempt everything here in saying that, to date, Bellows' new album Fist & Palm is my favorite of this year. It's a fantastic record that takes me through the gamut of emotion. From grandiose soaring pop highs to introspective sullen lows, the album's eleven tracks are ambitious in both scope and sonic palette. read more →