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Ratboys July shows + re-presses!

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The Rats are playing their final gigs of the summer – and their last shows for awhile – this month! We've also got three new re-presses of their first three records. read more →

 

summer tours!!

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

 

Topshelf Digest // February Updates

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

 

2021 Titles Guide

Our End of Year Sale runs through December 31! ALL 2021 Titles on ALL formats are 21% off // Here's a little guide to everything we put out this year. read more →

 

Topshelf Digest // November Updates

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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 →

 

Ratboys Announce Fall Tour w/ Wild Pink!

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Ratboys have announced Fall dates co-headlining with Wild Pink & tickets go on sale this Friday! These shows will precede their Spring tour supporting Julien Baker in Europe. read more →

 

Ten Years of Ratboys // A Timeline

"Happy Birthday, Ratboy" celebrates 10 years of Ratboys - use this timeline to get familiar with the band's full history, accompanied by some adorable archival photos! read more →

 

In Photos // Ten days touring Japan with Ratboys

Back in 2018, Ratboys embarked on a short tour of Japan's Honshu island and Kevin tagged along. We gave everyone cameras to document the trip, and now present this gallery with some rousing anecdotes. read more →

 

"Take Your Pick" w/ Jer from Skatune Network

"That show lives rent-free in my head for the rest of my life." ~ hit a skank down memory lane with Jer from Skatune Network, as they pick 5 of their favorite Topshelf releases read more →

 

2020 Music Videos in Review

I thought it would be fun to look back on this year in music videos, thinking we must have had a hand in releasing 9 or 10..... little did I realize that my fragile grasp on time has erased large swathes of the last year selectively (is this relatable?) read more →

 

Friend Oasis // Digital Festival May 1

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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

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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 →

 

Ratboys // "Staff Selections" playlist guest curated by Ratboys

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"These songs inspire us to create. & that's the best vibe you can ask for." read more →

 

Ratboys // "Printer's Devil" LP released today

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The first pressing of Printer's Devil is available on a variety of limited vinyl options, click through for details! read more →

 

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

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Ratboys // "I Go Out at Night"

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Ratboys share a new video ahead of the release of their new album read more →

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

SXSW Photo Diaries

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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 →

 

Ratboys // US Tour with PUP

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Chicago's Ratboys will tour the US in support of PUP throughout this spring and summer read more →

 

In Film: Topshelf at SXSW 2018

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Last March, we had Queen of Jeans, Ratboys, No Vacation, Special Explosion, Gulfer, and Poppies all down in Austin for two awesome parties we hosted. We gave everyone a disposable camera and got them all developed afterward. Here's what turned up! read more →

 

2018 Recap

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A brief recap of the 16 records we released this year read more →

 

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

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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 →

 

Ratboys // GL (8-Bit Version)

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Fresh chiptunes from Ratboys! read more →

 

Ratboys // Music Video for "Figure"

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Peek the NPR Premiere read more →

 

Ratboys // Tour with Foxing and Kississippi

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Even more chances to see Ratboys live this Summer! read more →

 

Ratboys // Summer Tour Dates

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view their upcoming tour dates! read more →

 

Ratboys // New EP 'GL'

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Ratboys have released a surprise new EP before heading on tour with Vundabar! read more →

 

End of Year Sale!

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

 

Ratboys // Tour with Vundabar

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

 

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