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mouse on the keys // 'tres' out now!

It's finally here! mouse on the keys' new album tres is out now! Their continued use of blended genres makes this album a must-listen. A review by Itdjents called the band, "an outstanding and important addition to the genre of post/math rock" and their new album, "their best release by far." The band seamlessly mixes their unique genre of piano driven math-rock with vocals on select tracks from M'ANAM, Dominique Fils-Aimé, and Jordan Dreyer of La Dispute. Additionally, song "Time" features the intricate guitar work of Mario Camarena of CHON. You can order this masterpiece of a record on our store or stream/download it on Spotify // Apple Music // Amazon Music // Google Play // TIDAL // Bandcamp // SoundCloud // YouTube.

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mouse on the keys // "Time (feat. Mario Camarena of CHON)"

We've all been anticipating the release of mouse on the keys' digital single "Time (feat. Mario Camarena of CHON)" – and now its finally here! Click any of the links below to stream/download the track or pre-order their upcoming record tres. The album is packed with genre-bending, piano-based math-rock which features vocals on select tracks from artists such as Jordan Dreyer of La Dispute and Dominique Fils-Aimé.


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mouse on the keys // New Album 'Tres'

It is an honor to announce that we will be releasing mouse on the keys' new album Tres on May 23rd! We were fortunate enough to work with them on their Out of Body EP and a split with LITE, and we're so happy to keep this train rolling. Over the past 12 years, mouse on the keys has cultivated an entire genre unto themselves by blurring the lines between jazz, funk, post‐rock, and electronic music. Their unique sound includes two pianos, two keyboards and drums, and they continue to stand at the forefront of the Japanese music scene. Fans of LITE and Giraffes? Giraffes!, take note! Tres will be released on 12" vinyl, CD, and digitally May 23rd, and you can sign up here to be notified when pre-orders go live!


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End of Year Sale!

What a year it's been for us all! With releases from Heat, mouse on the keys, Slingshot Dakota, Del Paxton, tricot, Ratboys, Us and Us Only, Colossal, People Like You, Queen Moo, Prawn, Wild Ones, Gingerlys, No Vacation, and one surprise record coming out this Friday, we couldn't be more proud to be a label that represents such talented artists. Through the remainder of the year, all 2017 releases will be 17% off on both US and UK stores.

Want a general recap of what we've put out this year + cassette series + some sneaky hints? Check out these Bandcamp / Apple Music / Spotify playlists we made.

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mouse on the keys // European Tour Dates

In just a few weeks, mouse on the keys will be traveling to Europe for a co-headlining tour with Mutiny on the Bounty! Since the release of their EP Out Of Body, the band has been doing some serious touring, covering Canada, the US, and now Europe!

  • April 28 – Luxembourg, LX @ Rotondes
  • April 29 – Liege, BE @ Kultura
  • April 30 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
  • May 1 – London, UK @ Rich Mix
  • May 3 – Wurzburg, DE @ Cairo
  • May 5 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vera
  • May 6 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotov
  • May 8 – Prague, CZ @ Underdogs Ballroom
  • May 9 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine Am Berghain
  • May 11 – Duisburg, DE @ Grammatikoff
  • May 12 – Mainz, DE @ Schon Schoen

Visit this page for tour info and ticket links.

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mouse on the keys // 'Out of Body' Available Today!

Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, mouse on the keys is a band that truly transcends genres. Their latest release is out today – Out of Body is an EP that will redefine how you think of math-rock. When premiering it, The AV Club said, "there’s a simple beauty in the trio’s music, as piano, keys, and drums coalesce into something experimental, yet wholly digestible."

Want to grab a copy of your own? Head over to any of these places and treat yourself with an EP that's anything but boring.

Out of Body will be available on vinyl this Friday. Use this link to locate a record store in your area that carries it.

mouse on the keys will also be touring North America throughout the upcoming months. Tickets and more info are available now.

  • Feb 16 - St-Hyacinthe, QC @ Le Zaricot
  • Feb 17 - Sherbrooke, QC @ Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke
  • Feb 22 - Jonquière, QC @ Café-Théâtre Coté-Cour
  • Feb 23 - Québec, QC @ Le Cercle
  • Feb 24 - Shawinigan, QC @ Maison de la culture Francais-Brisson
  • Feb 25 - Trois-Rivières, Qc @ Centre culturel Pauline-Julien
  • Mar 1 - Rimouski, QC @ Espace Scène da la salle de spectacles Desjardins-Télus
  • Mar 2 - Carleton, QC @ Quai des arts de Carleton - Maximum 90
  • Mar 4 - Cap-aux-Meules, QC (Iles de la Madeleine) @ Pas Perdu
  • Mar 7 - Saint Catharines, ON @ Robertson Theatre | FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
  • Mar 8 - Toronto, ON @ Harbourfront Centre Theatre
  • Mar 9 - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Bebblebrox
  • Mar 10 - Montréal, QC @ L’Astral (Montréal en Lumière)
  • Mar 11 - Joliette, QC @ La Mitaine
  • March 13, 2017 - Detroit @ The Loving Touch *
  • March 14, 2017 - Chicago @ Lincoln Hall *
  • March 16, 2017 - Baltimore @ Baltimore Soundstage *
  • March 17, 2017 Philadelphia @ Boot & Saddle *
  • March 18, 2017 - New York @ (le) posisson rouge *
  • March 19, 2017 - Boston @ The Sinclair *

*with LITE

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mouse on the keys // EP Announcement

On January 25th, we will be releasing mouse on the keys' new EP "Out of Body"! We are so excited to be working with this incredible band.

In a few weeks, they are heading to the West Coast for some North American tour dates with LITE! They put together a little Spotify playlist of songs they jam to on the road, which you can listen to here

Check out the track list for the new EP and sign up to be notified when pre-orders for it are available here!

Thank you!!

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LITE // New Album Announcement

Hopefully the split with mouse on the keys has held you over on new material from LITE, but we are excited to announce that TSR163 is LITE's new 10-song album "Cubic" — Recorded at Red Bull Studios Tokyo, mixed by Keith Souza (Battles) at "Machines with Magnets" in Providence and mastered by Heba Kadry (!!!, Prefuse 73, The Mars Volta) at "Timeless Mastering" in New York — the album features artwork and design by Yuji Hamada and will be released worldwide on November 18, 2016.

See the track listing and sign up to be notified when pre-orders go up at the URL below! ^_____^

Track list & info: http://tpshlf.co/tsr163
Upcoming tour dates with mouse on the keys:http://www.topshelfrecords.com/litemotk


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LITE + Mouse on the Keys // Split and North American Tour

We are so excited to announce a Split between LITE and Mouse on the Keys! Hailing from Japan, the bands joined forces to create an incredibly unique, mathy, amazing EP. Get notified when it's available!

In addition to the new 12", LITE and Mouse on the Keys will be playing these dates:

  • 11/10 San Diego @ Soda Bar
  • 11/11 Los Angeles @ The Hi Hat
  • 11/12 San Francisco @ Slim’s
  • 11/13 Sacramento @ Harlow’s
  • 11/14 Portland @ Mississippi Studios
  • 11/15 Vancouver @ Biltmore Cabaret
  • 11/16 Seattle @ Sunset Tavern

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