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 Whenever, If Ever