This is probably the closest I'll ever get to posting a press release, you know, but the album is huge and free/pay-what-you-want, and the proceeds are for charity.
Topshelf Records is kicking off the new year with a brand new 93-track digital sampler. The album features artists from Topshelf Records roster such as Braid, Prawn, The Jazz June, Field Mouse, Frameworks and many more from the likes of Polyvinyl Records and Run For Cover Records.
As if this wasn't a sweet enough proposition, it includes brand new, unreleased songs from Pinegrove, Teen Suicide, Florist & PRETEND.
All proceeds will be going to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Last year's sampler raised more than $1,100.00 for the organization.
In the label's own words:
We know, we know — it’s 2015 now. Like anything we do, though, we took our sweet time to finish this. So here it is: our annual digital sampler, a half year late! If you’ve downloaded any of our previous samplers, you might notice this year’s has a lot of tracks — we thought this was an incredible year for music and wanted to showcase the new, new-to-us or just downright exciting people making music that we’ve enjoyed this year (there are so many more artists we could and should include on this download but we had to exercise some restraint). Curating and putting this together is super rewarding — so we just wanted to thank everyone who has contributed a song!
Check out the sampler at Bandcamp.