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ATP! Label Profile: Topshelf Records

Formed in Massachusetts by Seth Decoteau and Kevin Duquette in 2006, Topshelf Records have gone to firmly established itself in the underground alternative scene, with its back cataog including releases from Grown Ups, You Me and Everyone We Know, Talons, Into It. Over It., Pianos Become The Teeth, The Saddest Landscape and more.

Interview with Seth Decoteau.

Year founded: 2006

First Release: Sixfinger - 'Songs For The Escape Artist'

Latest Releases: Pianos Become The Teeth/The Saddest Landscape -Split EP;
Big Kids - 'Don't Be A Baby'
You, Me, and Everyone We Know - 'Things Are Really Weird Right Now'

5 Essential Releases: Pianos Become The Teeth - 'Old Pride'
Grown Ups - 'More Songs'
Stand Up Get Down - 'We Have Something To Celebrate'
Rooftops - 'A Forest Of Polarity
Big Kids - 'Hoop Dreams'

Number of Releases: 37

Current Roster: (Past & Present)
Aeroplane, 1929
Big Kids
By Surprise
The Clippers
Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)
Everyone Everywhere
Grown Ups
Lion Cub
My Heart To Joy
Into It. Over It.
Pianos Become The Teeth
The Saddest Landscape
Stand Up Get Down
We Were Skeletons
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
You, Me, And Everyone We Know

Why did you form Topshelf?
We started Topshelf originally as a way to help out bands who we were friends with and to release music for a band that we were both in at the time. We've grown since but we still work with some of our best friends.

How did you come up with the name Topshelf?
It actually refers to going to the bathroom in the water tank of a toilet. Sorry mom.

Why should people take an interest in Topshelf Records?
People should take interest in our bands before the label. We've been lucky enough to work with some of the best, hardest working, honest musicians out there. We release music that we love plain and simple.

What are your future plans for Topshelf Records?
Keep signing new and hardworking bands. We'll be part of this years Warped Tour for a few dates and are sponsoring FEST down in Florida, along with some great summer releases.

Official Website
Topshelf Records on Facebook, Bandcamp, Twitter, MySpace and Youtube.

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