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

We recently announced two incredibly unique records, both of which will be out in the first week of June. Learn a little more about the records below and make sure to pre-save and pre-order if you like what you hear!

As well, a healthy handful of Topshelf artists will be on tour this summer. From Ratboys to the legendary toe, there will be loads of shows you won't want to sleep on! Check out dates and other info below.

Alfred. photo by Ethan Hickerson / LITE photo by Riki Yamada

Recently announced albums

Alfred. - LIKE YOU!!

release: June 7, 2019

LIKE YOU!! is the deeply multifaceted debut album by Richmond, VA's Alfred. Its warbly bell tones, expertly chopped melodic samples, and slow-mo hip-hop grooves form the instrumental base for the "darkgospel" singer/rapper Aaron Brown. Jazzy yet supple Dilla-reminiscent cuts contrast starkly with songs that boast Alfred.'s signature darkgospel stylings, the juxtaposition of which makes for a compelling, spectrum-crossing album.

listen to the whole album ahead of its official release

watch the double video for "Tales of a Queer Rapscallion" and "Like You! (Yes, You)"

learn more about Alfred.

pre-order LIKE YOU!!

LITE - Multiple

release: June 5, 2019

Multiple is the sixth full length record by the prolific maximalists known as LITE. Over the past 16 years, the Japanese quartet has established itself as one of the most influential groups across a host of subgenres. Though usually referred to by touchstones such as "math-rock" or "post-rock," LITE has developed an uncanny ability to fuse their influences into their own unmistakable dialect that defies generic genre classification.

listen to the latest single, "Double"

listen to the lead single, "Temple"

learn more about LITE

pre-order Multiple

Tours

Don't you love when tons of great gigs underscore the vibrance of summer? Check out our tour playlist to get a sampling of the Topshelf artists and their tourmates who are currently on the road, and read on for the full scoop on all the tours going down.

listen on spotify

listen on apple music

toe just announced two US shows in August

toe tour info

No Vacation began their full US tour this week, and will fly out to Europe for an extended tour in July

No Vacation tour info

Bellows will be on tour with Gabby's World in July, with a slew of west coast dates

Bellows tour info

Alfred. will be doing a short run of shows in July

Alfred. tour info

Queen of Jeans will hit the road with The Menzingers and The Sidekicks in July

Queen of Jeans tour info

Ratboys will begin the second leg of their tour with PUP in June

Ratboys tour info

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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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No Vacation // Stream INTERMISSION Now!

With the release date for No Vacation's EP Intermission approaching this Friday, Hype Machine just premiered it in full on their site! We are so excited to share this magical EP with y'all – each track tells a story of it's own, backed up by otherworldly instrumentals and soundscapes.

Pre-orders for the EP are available here.

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No Vacation // Intermission

Ever since their reunion, No Vacation has stunned us once again with their nostalgic bedroom-pop vibes and wavy sounds that can be heard in "Mind Fields" and "Yam Yam". These two singles encompass the band's niche for dreamy hooks and clever lines – and their long awaited EP has more to bring. On November 17th, we will be releasing Intermission digitally, on cassette, and vinyl (one-sided 12" - out 12/15). Pre-orders for the EP, bundles, and other merch are up now! If you pre-order any format of the EP, you'll receive instant downloads of both singles.

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No Vacation // West Coast Tour Dates

In a couple months, No Vacation will be doing a run of tour dates with The Bilinda Butchers! This will be the band's first time touring the West Coast, so be sure to catch them on any of the following dates:

  • 5/27 - Davis, CA @ Sudwerks Berwery *
  • 5/31 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern *
  • 6/3 - Fresno, CA @ Strummers
  • 6/5 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
  • 6/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
  • 6/8 - Santa Barbara, CA @ USSB-KCSB The Courtyard
  • 6/9 - San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop

*No Vacation only

Tickets and more info available here.

No Vacation is one of the most recent addition to our roster, and we are so excited to get to share their music with y'all! In case you missed it, they put out a new single at the beginning of the month called "Mind Fields", which perfectly accompanies the warm spring weather. You can stream it on Spotify now.

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