We’re Topshelf Records. Welcome to our annual digital sampler.
We spend every day listening to new music (I mean, that’s our job, really) and we come across a lot of great stuff — stuff that Topshelf releases, stuff that other really great labels release, stuff that gets self-released or not released properly at all… stuff that flies completely below everyone’s radar, even cool demos people send us. All year long we passively curate and assemble tracks from our favorite stuff specifically for this. If you’re familiar with us, you know the drill (we do this every year). If you’re not, hi, and thanks for checking this out — here’s a bunch of free music. Think of it as a giant mix tape.
We’ve created two parts: “Family” — artists affiliated with the Topshelf Records roster, and “Friends” — artists we really think people should be listening to right now.
Before downloading it, though, we just ask that you please, please share it (there’s two convenient buttons directly below). All of the hard working people responsible for all of this free music would greatly appreciate it if you did. Thanks, everyone. Happy listening!
-Kevin & Seth
PS: This download also comes with a free digital issue of Manual Dexterity Zine.
PPS: This album is free. There’s no need to pay us for it. However, since bandcamp gives you the option to, and if for whatever reason you do, we won’t keep the money, we’ll donate it to the Greater Boston MSPCA. So, thanks!
From The Earth Pushed Back
From Whenever, If Ever
From You’re Always On My Mind
From Dark Hearts
From Embark, Embrace
From Life Is Suffering
Yadda Yadda Yadda.From Orange
From Exit Wounded
From Fake Problems Split
From Touche Amore Split
From Blame & Aging
From The Future Is Now
From Code Orange Kids / Self Defense Family / TWIABP Split
From All Our False Starts
From Sainthood Reps Split
From On Time Spent Waiting, or Placing the Weight of the World on the Shoulders of Those You Love the Most
From Don’t Take Our Filth Away
From Small Victories courtesy of 13th Floor Records
From Past/Future courtesy of Forbidden Sea Bass Records
From Something Wild courtesy of Salinas Records
From Demo courtesy of Broken World Media
From Awkward Breeds courtesy of Really Records
From Extra Worlds courtesy of Double Double Whammy Records
Courtesy of The Weathervane Organization
From The Distance Is So Big courtesy of Bridge Nine Records
From Brighten & Break courtesy of Tapete Records
From S/T courtesy of Broken World Media
From Slow Dance In the Cosmos courtesy of Exploding In Sound Records
From KFC & Someone Else’s Head Cold courtesy of Broken World Media
From Where Were You While We Were Getting High? courtesy of Broken World Media
From Unmacho courtesy of Broken World Media
From Sports courtesy of Exploding In Sound Records
From Sports courtesy of Lame-O Records
From Dripping courtesy of Exploding In Sound Records
From Split w/ My Dad courtesy of Exploding In Sound Records & Broken World Media
From I Don’t Even Care Anymore courtesy of Count Your Lucky Stars Records
From Audible courtesy of Count Your Lucky Stars Records
From Clear My Head With You courtesy of No Sleep Records
From Maybe It’s Already Everywhere courtesy of Count Your Lucky Stars Records
From This Will Come to Pass
From Jar courtesy of Run For Cover Records
From Split w/ Anti Flag courtesy of Run For Cover Records
From Youth courtesy of Run For Cover Records
From Bulls In the Yard courtesy of Run For Cover Records
From Paul Walker courtesy of No Sleep Records
From Spooky Action courtesy of Bridge Nine Records
From Consanguinity courtesy of Tangled Talk Records
From S/T courtesy of Paper + Plastick Records
From Every Last Piece courtesy of Paper + Plastick Records
From Four-way Split courtesy of Major Bear Records
From Untitled courtesy of Major Bear Records
From Fly by Wire courtesy of Polyvinyl Recording Co.
From Split w/ Pet Symmetry courtesy of Storm Chaser Records
From S/T courtesy of Naked Ally Records
From S/T courtesy of Polyvinyl Recording Co.
From Keep It Safe
From 10” EP courtesy of Critical Heights