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Ekko Astral emerges from the D.C. punk scene with a new standalone single "baethoven"

Ekko Astral

We're very hype to have Ekko Astral on the roster with their new song "baethoven"! These DC punks bring crashing drums, fuzzed-out guitar riffs, and a bewitching + frantic voice to our roster. Listen and check out their upcoming tour dates with Ted Leo read more →


Thanya Iyer // West coast tour dates with Land of Talk

Thanya Iyer

Our resident north-of-the-border multi-instrumentalist Thanya Iyer is headed out to the west coast to play some shows with Land of Talk!! read more →


Weatherday // Merch Sale and North American Tour with Panchiko and They Are Gutting a Body of Water


Sputnik is bringing Weatherday's music back on the road this spring, with a full backing band. This time, they'll be supporting Panchiko and They Are Gutting a Body of Water, who we released a split with A Country Western for last year). Frankly, this bill is insane. read more →


Elephant Gym // New Music and World Tour

Elephant Gym

Elephant Gym are headed out on tour! Dates, info, and tickets are all available now. The band also has a new music video, a new single, and a new album for you read more →


No Vacation // Spring 2024 North American Tour

No Vacation

​Everyone's wavy gravy dream poppers are headed out for a run of dates across North America this spring! Tickets go on sale November 17! read more →


Ratboys // UK / EU Tour


Just a week after completing their five-week US tour, Ratboys are embarking on a two-week UK and EU tour read more →


Bruiser and Bicycle // Northeast US Fall Tour Dates

Bruiser and Bicycle

ATTN: Northeast US citizenry, Bruiser and Bicycle are taking their "free-spirited chaos" on the road this fall and attendance is mandatory to complete your wizard training!! read more →


Weatherday // On tour with New Grounds Death Rugby


Sputnik is back in the US and Weatherday are playing shows all August with a full backing band read more →


Ratboys // announcing new album 'The Window' + fall tour!


Ratboys' new album The Window is coming out August 25. The first single "It's Alive!" is out now. read more →


Sweet Pill and Their / They're / There go on tour!

Sweet Pill

Sweet Pill and Their / They're / There are heading out on tour together! read more →


Knifeplay X TAGABOW // the TOUR


That’s right, Knifeplay and They Are Gutting a Body of Water are heading out on tour together. Sickest bands, sickest tour, sickest shoe, sickest gaze. read more →


No Vacation // West Coast Tour

No Vacation are heading up the West Coast on tour this February! read more →


Sobs // the First US Tour


Sobs are heading out across the US for their first ever shows in North America! read more →


Ratboys July shows + re-presses!


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!!


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


Crisman // *tour announcement*


Crisman have announced that they're hitting the road this spring! Addy will be joining them on a couple dates ~ read more →


Ratboys Announce Fall Tour w/ Wild Pink!


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 →


Friend Oasis // Digital Festival May 1


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


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


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


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


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


Alfred. // Southeast Tour Announcement with ~*friends*~


Your favorite wordsmith Alfred. hits the road this Spring with Shormey & clwdwlkr in support of their forthcoming mixtape "One Trick Pony" read more →


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


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


Boyscott // *Big US Tour Announcement*

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

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Ratboys // "I Go Out at Night"


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


Boyscott // Tour with Vundabar


Boyscott announce a tour with Vundabar in the new year read more →


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


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


Field Mouse // East coast tour with Long Neck


Field Mouse wrap up their busy 2019 with an East Coast tour read more →


LITE // "Double" Music Video


LITE mix math-rock and contemporary dance in their new visuals for "Double" read more →