Redeye Inks Distribution Deal with Topshelf Records

June 5th, 2017
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Redeye, the North Carolina-based music company, announces a new partnership with Topshelf Records for worldwide physical and digital distribution on new releases and catalog titles. The partnership will be effective June 1, 2017.

Based in San Diego CA, Topshelf Records’ roster includes toe, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Braid, Prawn, No Vacation, Wild Ones, mouse on the keys, among others. Forthcoming albums from Topshelf artists Ratboys and tricot will be released under the new agreement with Redeye.

“We are stoked to get rolling with these guys. They’re smart and super passionate about what they’re doing and we know this is going to be a great fit for us all,” said Glenn Dicker, co-founder of Redeye.

“We’re excited to join the amazing group of like minded labels currently distributed via Redeye,” says Topshelf co-founder Seth Decoteau. “The Redeye team is knowledgeable and has been great to deal with which makes us feel enthusiastic about the future.”

ABOUT REDEYE: One of the largest independent digital and physical distributors in North America, Redeye’s client roster includes Acony Records, Barsuk, Burger Records, Daptone, Kill Rock Stars, Warp and Yep Roc Records, as well as artists including Death Cab for Cutie, Iris Dement, Nick Lowe, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and Gillian Welch. Redeye was honored with the Independent Spirit Award by the Music Business Association in 2016.

ABOUT TOPSHELF: Started in Massachusetts in 2006, Topshelf Records is an independent record label run by Seth Decoteau and Kevin Duquette who quit their 9-to-5 jobs at Bridge Nine Records and Boston Globe respectfully to focus on Topshelf full time. Now in their eleventh year, Topshelf boasts a robust catalog of eclectic artists with diverse musical backgrounds including seminal releases by Sorority Noise, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, You Blew It!, Pianos Become The Teeth, and Into It. Over It. and groundbreaking developing artists such as Ratboys, Slingshot Dakota, tricot, Wild Ones and more.

On Tour: Froth, Floating Points, Vagabon + more

February 17th, 2017
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FROTH IN-STORE TOUR
02/21 – Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba
02/24 – Portland, OR – Music Millennium
02/25 – Seattle, WA – Everyday Music
03/05 – San Diego, CA – M-Theory
03/10 – Las Vegas, NV – Zia
03/17 – Dallas, TX – Good Records
03/18 – Houston, TX – Cactus
03/21 – Tucson, AZ – Zia

FLOATING POINTS
04/04 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
04/05 – Crocodile – Seattle, WA
04/06 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
04/08 – Bull Moose Tap House – Iowa City, IA
04/09 – Double Door – Chicago, IL
04/13 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
04/20 – Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
04/21 – El Rey – Los Angeles, CA

VAGABON
02/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right (Record release show w/ Mal Devisa)
02/25 – Philadelphia,PA – PhilaMOCA (Record release show w/ Shamir, Julie Byrne)
03/02 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
03/03 – Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony
03/04 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
03/05 – Nashville, TN – Eastroom
03/06 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
03/07 – Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic
03/08 – Tampa, FL – New World Brewery
03/09 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
03/10 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover
03/11 – Birmingham, AL – Syndicate Lounge
03/14 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
03/19 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
03/20 – Mesa, AZ – The Underground
03/21 – San Diego, CA – Blonde Bar
03/22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
03/23 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
03/24 – Santa Rosa, CA – Atlas Coffee Company
03/25 – Arcata, CA – All Ages Arcata Project
03/26 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
03/27 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
03/31 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
04/01 – Columbus, OH – The Spacebar
04/02 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
04/03 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
04/04 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
04/05 – Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar Room
04/06 – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola
04/07 – Winooski, VT – The Monkey House
04/08 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace
05/21 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club (Gold Sounds Festival)
05/22 – Paris, FR – Espace B (w/ Day Wave)
05/25 – London, UK – The Waiting Room
05/26 – Manchester, UK – Dot to Dot Festival
05/27 – Bristol, UK – Dot to Dot Festival
05/28 – Nottingham, UK – Dot to Dot Festival

Weekly Alerts: Vagabon, Tift Merritt, Odesza + more

February 17th, 2017
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– Vagabon’s Infinite Worlds is out next Friday and is riling up critics with its message and politics. NPR says “But the revolution lies not just in Tamko’s mere existence in the scene, but in her artistic intervention there: Infinite Worlds is the most powerful meditation on the politics of space I’ve heard since Solange’s A Seat At The Table.” Paper Mag also stated, “As such, it should come as no surprise that Tamko — despite delving into a genre with sounds rooted in an unpracticed, stripped-down sound — radiates intense creative confidence, steadfast composure and an even-heeled practicality. ”

– Hear Terry Gross and Ken Tucker discuss Tift Merritt’s Stitch of the World on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Her new album is out now on Yep Roc Records.

– ODESZA’s “Say My Name” has gone GOLD with over 500K digital sales!

Hear Sun Kil Moon’s Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood at SPIN!

Wild Honey Pie loves The Yugos’ “Take Some Time”, stating it “draws from the post-punk and lo-fi traditions of yore to make something that’s simultaneously groovy and angular.” Weighing The Heart is out March 10th on Old Flame Records.

– Pitchfork gives Studio One Rocksteady 2: The Soul of Young Jamaica an 8.4!

– Our hearts and wishes go out to the Vinyl Cafe family and those close to Stuart McLean. The CBC radio personality and Vinyl Cafe host passed earlier this week. Donations can be made to The Stuart McLean Camp Kanawana Fund, where he worked with children for over five summers.

– Brian Eno had a recent conversation about ambient music with Pitchfork.

On Tour: Six Organs Of Admittance, Mykki Blanco & Sinkane

February 10th, 2017
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SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE
2/22/17 – St. Pancras Old Church – London United Kingdom – Record Release Show
3/2/17 – The Colbat Vancouver – British Columbia Canada
3/3/17 – Fremont Abbey Arts Center – Seattle WA
3/4/17 – Bunk Bar – Portland OR
3/6/17 – The Chapel – San Francisco CA
3/7/17 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles CA
3/8/17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
3/23/17– 3/26/17 – Big Ears Festival – Knoxville TN
3/28/17 – The Earl – Atlanta GA
3/29/17 – The Mothlight – Asheville NC
3/30/17 – Kings Barcade – Raleigh NC
3/31/17 – DC9 – Washington DC
4/1/17 – Union Pool – Brooklyn NY
4/2/17 – Great Scott – Allston MA
4/3/17 – Space – Portland ME
4/5/17 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia PA
4/6/17 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh PA
4/7/17 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland OH
4/8/17 – Third Man Records Cass Corridor –    Detroit MI
4/9/17 – Empty Bottle – Chicago IL
4/10/17 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis MN
4/12/17 – Colectivo Coffee – Milwaukee WI
4/14/17 – Duck Room at Blueberry Hill – St. Louis MO
4/15/17 – Zanzabar – Louisville KY

MYKKI BLANCO
02/21/17    – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
02/23/17    – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
02/24/17    – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
02/25/17    – Boise, ID – Neurolux
02/27/17    Seattle, WA – Neumos
03/01/17    – Portland, OR – Holocene
03/03/17    – Oakland, CA – The New Parish
03/04/17    – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
03/05/17    – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
03/07/17    – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
03/08/17    – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
03/09/17    – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
03/10/17    – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
03/12/17    – Dallas, TX – Dada Dallas
03/17/17    – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
03/18/17    – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
03/19/17    – Raleigh, NC – King’s
03/20/17    – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
03/21/17    – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
03/26/17    – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom

SINKANE
02/15/17  – SPACE Gallery  – Portland, ME
02/16/17 – Great Scott  – Allston, MA
02/17/17  – The Bowery Ballroom  – New York, NY
02/18/17  – Black Cat  – Washington, DC
02/19/17 – Johnny Brenda’s  – Philadelphia, PA
02/21 – Club Cafe  – Pittsburgh, PA
02/22 – The Basement  – Columbus, OH
02/23 – Lincoln Hall  – Chicago, IL
02/28 – The Tractor  – Seattle, WA
03/01 – Mississippi Studios  – Portland
03/03 – The Independent  – San Francisco, CA
03/04 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
03/05 – Soda Bar  – San Diego, CA

Weekly Alerts: Sinkane, Chuck Prophet, Ty Segall + more

February 10th, 2017
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– Sinkane’s Life & Livin’ It is out today on City Slang. The press continues to roll in, with Pitchfork calling the album “Psychedelic-era Temptations cut with Blaxploitation grooves.” Stereogum declared it “Album Of The Week” and NPR stated Sinkane “distills AfroPop’s effervescence, the cheer of Stevie Wonder’s mid’ 70s classics and TV on the Radio art-punk eloquence into something grand and regal.”

– Chuck Prophet’s Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins also came out today. The AP says, “[Prophet’s] at his best on ‘Bobby Fuller’….he’s a throwback who believes two guitars, bass, drums and a sense of humor make for great music, and he’s right.” NPR also featured the album its the latest First Listen.

Watch Ty Segall ‘break a guitar’ live on Late Night With Seth Meyers.  His new album is out now on Drag City.

– Charly Bliss’s “Glitter” was declared “Songs We Love” by NPR, along with coverage from FADER, Stereogum and more! Guppy is out April 21st on Barsuk Records.

– Stereogum just premiered Hiccup’s video for “Lady MacBeth & Miss Havisham”. Imaginary Enemies is out 3/24 via Father/Daughter Records.

– Don’t miss Gillian Welch’s video for “Dry Town” on NPR! Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg is out now.

– Pitchfork declared Jlin’s “Nyakinyua Rise” Best New Track! Dark Lotus is out today on Planet Mu.

Robyn Hitchcock returns with “An Ecstatic Work Of Negativity” on NPR. His new self-titled album is out April 21st on Yep Roc Records.

NPR stamped Aye Nako’s “Partical Mace” as a ‘song they love.’ The band’s forthcoming album Silver Haze will be out April 7th via Don Giovanni.