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Ratboys // European Tour Dates

This May, our dear Ratboys are joining up with Wild Pink for a co-headlining tour of Europe!

  • 5/3 - Vienna, AT @ Venster
  • 5/4 - Zagreb, HR @ Močvara
  • 5/5 - Verona, IT @ REDZONE
  • 5/6 - Perugia, IT @ Chupito
  • 5/9 - Lucerne, SWI @ Sedel
  • 5/10 - Freiburg, GER @ Slow Club
  • 5/11- Darmstadt, GER @ Oettinger Villa
  • 5/12 - Münster, GER @ Gleis22
  • 5/13 – Brighton, UK - The Hope and Ruin
  • 5/14 - Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
  • 5/16 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
  • 5/17 - Nottingham, UK @ JT Soar
  • 5/18 - Manchester, UK @ The Whiskey Jar
  • 5/19 - London, UK @ The Lexington
  • 5/23 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Sekten
  • 5/24 - Oslo, NO @ Venue TBA
  • 5/25 - Stockholm, SWE @ Lava

Make sure to catch these shows to hear songs from their new EP GL!

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Ratboys // New EP 'GL'

Surprise! We are so excited to finally announce Ratboys' new EP GL. Available both in our store and on Bandcamp, this digital release is comprised of four new songs that Ratboys recorded around the same time they made their 2017 full-length GN. According to the band, "these songs sort of stood out as misfits throughout the writing and recording process," but are united by certain themes, such as "loss and loneliness and self-deprecation." Stream all four tracks and read more of what the band had to say about GL here.

"Not content with releasing one of 2017’s best records, Ratboys are bestowing more scuzzy loveliness upon the world with the surprise-release of a brand new EP. Offering four new tracks, ‘GL‘ is as formidable as we’ve come to expect from the pair, melding bright, buzzy moments of escape with a gnarly edge that always finding a way of slicing through and shaping the whole thing." - Gold Flake Paint

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Queen of Jeans // "More to Love" Music Video Premiere

Ever used a dating app? Ever felt the sheer torture of being ghosted on said dating app? Queen of Jeans knows this feeling all too well, showing us an awkward tinder interaction in their newest music video for "More to Love" which premiered today over at Uproxx.

"The track “More To Love” is a modern take on the doo-wop sounds of the mid-twentieth century, with gorgeous ethereal harmonic vocal melodies drifting atop clean guitars and a simple drum beat." - Zac Gelfand

We're really excited for Dig Yourself to come out at the end of March, and we know you are too! If you haven't yet, make sure to pre-order the album here.

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tricot // T H E + A N D on Vinyl

Exciting news everyone! We're putting out not one, but TWO tricot releases this year! These albums have never been released outside of Asia, and we think it's about time you all get your hands on them! We will be releasing both T H E, tricot's first full release, which came out in 2013, as well as A N D, tricot's second release, which came out back in 2015.

tricot has a truly inspirational sound-- a blend of native Japanese vocals, jazzy instrumental breaks, and an overall layer of post-punk sound. If you're a math-rock head, believe us, they've got the whole genre covered.

We are beyond excited to be able to get these releases in all of your hands. Pre-orders are available now.

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Queen of Jeans // "More to Love" Premiere

The Philly-based quartet Queen of Jeans has just come out with the first song, "More to Love", from their newest album, Dig Yourself! Back in December, we let slip the news that we would be working with this band on their upcoming album, and here's the track to prove it! Check out the song, along with a little snippet about the band over at The Alternative.

Queen of Jeans is a band formulated over a multitude of experiences with misogyny in the music industry. From these experiences, the band decided to forge together and make a dynamic that focused on cherishing their musical talents--leading to their forthcoming album. Dig Yourself focuses on a duplicitous meaning-- on one hand, you can really dig yourself. You can be into yourself. You should be into yourself. On the other hand, Dig Yourself focuses on digging inside of yourself, and doing the work to find out more about you. It's self-reflective while self-loving, a combination well settled by their background as a band.

The album will be coming out March 30th, which you can preorder here. Their record release show will be at Underground Arts in their stomping grounds of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 31st, the date after their release.

If you enjoy the sounds of the likes of Angel Olsen, Mitski, and/or Waxahatchee, if you like people who like to make vegan nachos, if you like the idea of "estrogen on ice", you'll love this song!

We are so excited to be able to put out this release for this band. We hope you're just as excited too.

A portion of the proceeds from this forthcoming album's pre-order sales will be divided equally and go directly to The Trevor Project, The NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Planned Parenthood.

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Wild Ones // Ring Road Sessions

While on their recent tour with Tennis, ,strong>Wild Ones stopped at Ring Road Media in Los Angeles and filmed live sessions for three songs from their latest album Mirror Touch. Check out these lush, intimate versions of "Invite Me In," "No Money," and "Paresthesia" below.




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Prawn // "Rooftops" Music Video Premiere

Stereogum has just premiered Prawn's new music video of the track "Rooftops" from their album Run in an article published today! If you're super into the idea of an actual party dedicated to dogs, by dogs, you have to check it out. Watch the video below, or over at Stereogum along with a statement from the band's own Jamie Houghton.

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Prawn & Slingshot Dakota // Audiotree Sessions

Topshelf Tour veterans Prawn and Slingshot Dakota have each released new live sessions with Audiotree! These were both recorded when the tour stopped Chicago: Slingshot recorded the day before, and Prawn the day after. Check out your favorite bands jamming your favorite songs here for Slingshot Dakota and here for Prawn!




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Wild Ones // "Invite Me In" Music Video Premiere

Wild Ones has released a new music video for their track "Invite Me In" from their album Mirror Touch! Check out their premiere article with HuffPost, in which they talk about their latest release, and don't forget to snag a copy of 'Mirror Touch' for your own collection!


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Elephant Gym // Balance, Angle, and Work on Vinyl

We are so excited to add yet another powerhouse of a band to our roster! We are working with Taiwan-based math-rock band, Elephant Gym, to put their releases Balance, Angle, and Work on vinyl for the first time ever! You can pre-order your copy here - http://tpshlf.co/tsr_elephantgym

If you've already purchased our 2018 label subscription, you'll be receiving these releases as soon as they are available.

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