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Prawn, Slingshot Dakota & People Like You going on Topshelf tour

Also, watch People Like You's new video for "Variations on an Aria" off their clean, mathy, horn-filled new album 'Verse.'

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Bandcamp donating profits today to transgender rights (including a new Grouper & Car Seat Headrest songs)

In protest of President Donald Trump's declaration that transgender people will no longer be able to serve in the military, Bandcamp is donating 100% of its share of all sales today (August 4) to the Transgender Law Center...

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Mock Orange sign to Topshelf for new album, share “Nine Times”

Mock Orange are the latest "golden age" emo band to sign to Topshelf, and they'll release their first album for the label (sixth overall), Put The Kid On The Sleepy Horse, on May 20. It follows 2011's Disguised as Ghosts. In case you haven't been keeping up with Mock Orange, they haven't sounded like an emo band in a while. The album's new single "Nine Times" is arty mid-tempo rock with shaky vocals, and weird musical twists and turns...

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Topshelf CMJ showcase & Unimpressed Fest pics (Donovan Wolfington, Nai Harvest, Solids, Lizard Kisses, Clique, more)

Boston-born record label Topshelf stuffed their CMJ party with the sort of bleary-eyed, ruddy-cheeked indie rock that they've built their modest name off of since 2006, but the funereal crawl of Brooklyn folkies Lizard Kisses was asynchronously tapped to kick off the proceedings...

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Boys Life’s ‘Departures & Landfalls’ reissue is out now (win tix to Chicago & NYC) +++ Topshelf CMJ showcase announced

Short-lived but influential '90s emo band Boys Life reunited this year and signed to Topshelf for a reissue of their 1996 album, Departures and Landfa...

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What’s going on Wednesday? (Joell Ortiz, Garrett Klahn, Ttotals, Hoferlanz, Infinity Girl, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, more)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Joell Ortiz & Illmind @ The Wick
Joell Ortiz and Illmind teamed up for the very good collaborative album Human this year, and they've been supporting it with a number of local sh...

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Ratboys releasing debut LP on Topshelf, touring (dates, listen)

Chicago indie rockers Ratboys have been playing around their local scene for a while, and put out a self-titled EP a few years back on local label Swerp Reco...

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Del Paxton & Gulfer releasing a split on Topshelf (stream it)

Buffalo's Del Paxton and Montreal's Gulfer are releasing a 4-song split on Topshelf this week (pre-order), and a full stream premieres in thi...

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Diamond Youth releasing debut LP on Topshelf (new song stream ++ BV-presented tour w/ Superheaven & Rozwell Kid)

Baltimore's Diamond Youth already have a few solid EPs out, including 2013's Orange and 2014's Shake, and they're now ready to release their first full length...

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The Jazz June, You Blew It!, label co-founder Kevin Duquette and more Topshelf Records artists’ favorite albums of 2014

Topshelf Records has had a pretty great year, putting out records by several rising young bands across various rock subgenres (not just emo...

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