Dates Announced For First-Ever Topshelf Records Tour Featuring A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn and Field Mouse

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, July 27, 2014

Edit: New dates have been added, and I have updated the listing below.

Topshelf Records has announced their first ever label tour, which will be headlined by A Great Big Pile of Leaves. The tour is set to run from September 19th-28th, with additional dates still to be announced. Label showcase tours are always interesting as they allow you to see a wide range of acts that often have some common elements to them, so this one should be worth checking out if it’s coming your way.


Boston’s Topshelf Records has announced dates for the first-ever Topshelf Records Tour, which will be headlined by Brooklyn, NY indie rock outfit A Great Big Pile of Leaves, with support from label mates Diamond Youth, Prawn and Field Mouse. The tour runs September 19-28, with additional dates to be announced.

The trek is co-sponsored by New Noise Magazine and AtoZ Media (which will partner with TSR to issue a special tour 7″, featuring tracks from all of the bands).

A Great Big Piles of Leaves’ most recent LP “You’re Always On My Mind” was released in 2012 and debuted at #8 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist Chart. The album marked the band’s first time using outside help in the studio, with Ed Ackerson (Limbeck, Soul Asylum, Polara, The Replacements) producing and Roger Seibel (Deathcab for Cutie, Andrew Bird, Bon Iver) mastering.

Topshelf Records will be re-releasing A Great Big Pile Of Leaves’ first full length, 2010’s “Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?”, as a 2xLP vinyl set on September 23rd.

Baltimore, MD alt-rockers Diamond Youth are currently on tour in the UK with Citizen and Headroom. The band’s most recent releases include the “Shake” EP and the “Orange” LP.

New Jersey emo saviors Prawn are gearing up for the August 12th release of their new LP “Kingfisher” which was produced by Gregory Dunn (Moving Mountains). The band played select dates with Into It. Over It. earlier this summer and will kick off a tour with The Hotelier and Foxing next week.

Dreamy Brooklyn indie rock quartet Field Mouse will release their highly buzzed-about debut LP “Hold Still Life” on July 22.


September 16- Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary New Date

September 17- Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery New Date

September 19- Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth

September 20- Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem

September 21- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

September 23- Nashville, TN @ The End

September 24- St. Louis @ The Firebird

September 26- Chicago @ Beat Kitchen

September 27- Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room

September 28- Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose

September 30- Allston, MA @ Great Scott New Date

October 1- Pawtucket, RI @ The Met New Date

October 2- New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall New Date

October 3- Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes New Date


A Great Big Pile Of Leaves

Diamond Youth


Field Mouse

Topshelf Records

AtoZ Media

New Noise Magazine

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