by Andrew Sacher

AGBPOL at Brooklyn Night Bazaar in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Topshelf Records has put out a handful of excellent releases over the past few years, and this year four of its bands will head out on Topshelf's first-ever label tour. The tour showcases how diverse the label is at the moment, with A Great Big Pile of Leaves who make chilled-out mathy indie pop not unlike Minus the Bear, Diamond Youth who have kind of a QOTSA-meets-Weezer thing going on, Prawn who do justice to Kinsella-style emo, and Field Mouse who mix shoegaze and '90s-style alt-pop. The tour was announced earlier this month, but more dates have since been added including a NYC show happening October 2 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

AGBPOL just played NYC when their tour with Braid hit MHOW (7/26) over the weekend. Prawn play here this weekend when their tour with Foxing and The Hotelier hits The Studio at Webster Hall on Saturday (8/2) (tickets).

All dates are listed, with streams of all four bands, below...


A Great Big Pile of Leaves - You're Always On My Mind

Diamond Youth - Shake EP

Prawn - "Glass, Irony" (from Kingfisher, due 8/12)

Prawn - "Thalassa" (from Kingfisher, due 8/12)

Field Mouse - Hold Still Life


Topshelf Records Tour Dates
September 16- Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
September 17- Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
September 19- Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
September 20- Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
September 21- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
September 23- Nashville, TN @ The End
September 24- St. Louis @ The Firebird
September 26- Chicago @ Beat Kitchen
September 27- Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
September 28- Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
September 30- Allston, MA @ Great Scott
October 1- Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
October 2- New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
October 3- Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes