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premiere posts:

Thanya Iyer // announcing the new EP 'rest' 🛋

Thanya Iyer invites us to examine our relationship with rest, step outside our comfort zones, and explore the art of mindful intention in her new EP. rest is out August 24 ~ you can hear the first single “leave the room and face the waves” now! read more →

 

Zenizen // New single "Aja" + album announcement!

Zenizen

New Zenizen is here, and new Zenizen is coming. I’m extremely excited to tell you that Zenizen is releasing a new album! It’s called P.O.C (Proof of Concept) and it’s out July 27! Today, we have a new single off the upcoming album to listen to. read more →

 

cool original // announcing the new album + lead single!

cool original

we’re releasing a new cool original album! it’s called outtakes from “bad summer” and it’s out on may 18! there’s a single and music video for you to get into right now. read more →

 

Sweet Pill // new song "High Hopes" + music video !

Sweet Pill

The second Sweet Pill single is here! It's called "High Hopes" and it's a scorcher, I must say. Along with the release, the band also dropped a music video to accompany the song. 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 →

 

Introducing: Sweet Pill

Sweet Pill

We’re ridiculously excited to announce the newest addition to the Topshelf family and roster, Sweet Pill! read more →

 

supernowhere // new single "The Hand" + music video

supernowhere

Pulled along by some unknown force, Kurt’s dreamself, unencumbered by lucidity or agency, soared over grassy green hills peppered with strange brick-red homes. read more →

 

Introducing: Mal Devisa

Mal Devisa

A partnership a long time in the making, we’re thrilled to work with Mal Devisa to release her full catalog across all streaming services for the first time! read more →

 

Introducing: supernowhere

supernowhere

"supernowhere grabbed the attention of every person behind this label, and we are thrilled to get to partner with them in re-introducing their debut album Gestalt to the wider world, now available to stream on all platforms for the first time." read more →

 

toe // DOKU-EN-KAI

toe

toe have announced a new feature-length live release, DOKU-EN-KAI, to be livestreamed in full via Bandcamp on March 5. read more →

 

Del Paxton // "Bedtime" video & BTS photos

We premiere the new video for "Bedtime" from Del Paxton, and give you a behind the scenes look including film photos & lots and lots of s'mores read more →

 

Gregory Uhlmann // "Santa Fe", new single featuring Meg Duffy

Gregory Uhlmann

​Meg Duffy (Hand Habits) joins Gregory Uhlmann on the ambient reverie "Santa Fe," taken from the upcoming Neighborhood Watch, out July 24​ read more →

 

Gregory Uhlmann // Lead Single "Spice Girls"

Gregory Uhlmann

“Neighborhood Watch is a cozy portrait of grains of sand, cats, ants, getting colds, letting loose, feeling shy, watching movies, and being in love.” read more →

 

Crisman // "Surprise" Music Video Premiere

Crisman

Crisman premieres their music video for "Surprise", from their debut self-titled album. Link to accompanying interview with The Alternative <3 read more →

 

Thanya Iyer // Visual Album "KIND"

Thanya Iyer

"KIND", the captivating visual album exploring healing, cultural identity, disability, and much more, is available now from Thanya Iyer read more →

 

standards // lead single "Special Berry" out now

standards

Join Marcos Mena for a quarantine-approved bedroom play through of "Special Berry", the lead single from standards' full-length debut, with accompaniment from an assortment of colorful comrades read more →

 

addy // "Eclipse", the title track from anticipated, forthcoming LP out now

addy

We're happy to share the title track from the forthcoming addy record "Eclipse" out March 6. 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 →

 

Ratboys // New single "Anj" and support shows announced with Wilco

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Ratboys
 

addy // new single "Easier" +plus+ curated artist playlist

addy

Today we're happy to share "Easier", the second single from addy's forthcoming record "Eclipse", due out March 6th read more →

 

Crisman // "Surprise"

Crisman

The Denton slowcore group share the first single from their debut studio record read more →

 

Ratboys // Announce album 'Printer's Devil' and 2020 headline tour

Crisman

Printer's Devil will be out on February 28, 2020 read more →

 

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

Crisman

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"

Crisman

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 →

 

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 →

 

LITE // New Track, "Zone," and UK Tour

Crisman

Explosive math-rock group LITE announce new single and UK tour read more →

 

Doe // New Single, "Labour like I Do"

Crisman

Doe release new video for "Labour like I Do," the second single from their upcoming album, Grow into It. read more →

 

Doe // Welcome to the Roster!

Crisman

Grow into It - out 9/28 read more →

 

Clearance // At Your Leisure

Crisman

Grab yourself a copy today! read more →