Life is Beautiful 2021 sells out in minutes

In the words of Michael Scott — “Okay, now everybody, just STAY CALM!” We’ve waited, watched postponements and cancellations consume the world… but, now live music is finally back, baby! Life is Beautiful Festival announced their completely stacked lineup as the first major LIVE music festival thus far in 2021. Appropriately tagging their announcement with […]

By George launches forthcoming concept album with “Relax”

As a part of their new upcoming concept album, The Life Of Guy, North Carolina experimental indie-rock four-piece By George unveils “Relax”: the first trippy, psychedelic entry into the story of Guy, a man tasked with finding balance between comparable issues and the ever-elusive quest for purpose and identity. It’s a struggle that seems all […]

Roots of Creation team with Twiddle’s Mihali in “Arabia”

Billboard-topping reggae sensations Roots of Creation have teamed up with Mihali (of Twiddle) to release “Arabia”, the band’s first instrumental original track in years! The new song is the first single off of the band’s upcoming album Dub Free or Die Vol #1, due out April 30th. Originally intended for RoC’s 2006 album Rise Up, […]

All star conglomerate The Gama Sennin debuts with “I Kill You”

The destruction of the ego can be a daunting task. It has the power to result in a mystical, transcendent experience that has monumental benefits… or, it can be a terrifying, seamlessly never-ending fever dream. A life-altering event that holds that much pure and raw energy can only be matched by Los Angeles-based rock supergroup […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 13

Episode unlucky #13 is late. Well, February was a short month, so deal with it! Also deal with your Top Shelf Music News hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose for another 11 minutes or so, as they share the latest in the music industry — from pending lawsuits to streaming services to Super Bowls and […]

Kid Hastings shines in indie pop “Backwards” single & new video

If his hiatus-ending single “Call Me Up” didn’t catch your attention, Kid Hastings is sure to draw you in with his newest indie-pop anthem, “Backwards”, released on February 24th. Entirely written, performed and self-produced in his own bedroom, this latest track is the first release from the LA-based singer-songwriter’s upcoming EP via Ourros. “’Backwards’ is […]

Madeleine Mayi explores love & loss in ‘2/14’ debut album

LA-based, Santa Barbara-raised singer-songwriter Madeleine Mayi is here to debut her first full-length project, titled (and released on) 2/14. Her most personal project to date, Madeleine’s new album is independently released and explores the emotions and tribulations that come along with the death of a loved one. Similar to the sounds of Bon Iver, Phoebe […]

The Neverlutionaries defy genre in debut self-titled album

No matter what your relationship status is this Valentine’s Day, Nashville-based psychedelic shoegaze alternative band The Neverlutionaries has just released their new self-titled debut LP, with no shortage of songs to get you through our nation’s day of love! Available for streaming now through Polychromatic Records, this unfiltered expression of the heart seamlessly bounces around […]

Huron John’s “Arthur” opens new avenues for the indie-pop star

Fans of indie-pop, I am thrilled to announce to you that Chicago-bred creative Huron John is here with the first single, “Arthur”, off of his upcoming sophomore album, Cartoon Therapy. This young chap’s name may sound familiar to you, as he has recently graced the cover of Spotify’s Lorem playlist. Or, maybe you were let […]

Leilani Wolfgramm unveils stripped acoustic version & video for “The Trail”

Singer-songwriter Leilani Wolfgramm is many things… of Tongan descent, daring, dabbling in realms of reggae rock, folk, experimental EDM. Yet, above all else, Wolfgramm remains raw. Two years following her emotionally-charged Live Wire full-length, Wolfgramm returns with a remix to “The Trail”, aka the album’s introductory track, via Mensch House Records. As if “The Trail” […]

Why-Axis returns with self-produced “Raincoat” single

Ireland artist Why-Axis is known for pushing boundaries, particularly with his music being non-denomination in nature. If we were to categorize the new dance track “Raincoat” the young up-and-comer just released, it would be somewhere along the lines of melodic R&B alternative wrapped in a millennial attitude and rooted heavily in hip hop. We digress. […]

Griff Clawson reveals “2Lovely” sophomore single

Stepping away from his usual collaborations, SoCal singer-songwriter Griff Clawson is working on blazing a path all his own as a force to be reckoned with in pop music with the launch of his new solo project. His completely self-produced, independently-released single “2Lovely” is available for streaming now! Written and sung by Clawson, his sophomore […]

Murky Waters emerges with “Alone” debut single

For fans of Still Woozy, Tyler the Creator and Dominic Fike, I feel like it is my responsibility to reach out to you so that I can put Murky Waters on your radar, just as he launches his new artist project with his debut single “Alone”, released independently. The skilled young LA-based crooner paints a […]

Weege & 880 South unveils “Always Something” music video

Denver-based singer-songwriter Weege is recently back in action following over a decade-long hiatus from the music industry. Originating in a band called 880 South circa 2004, Weege toured with the greatest in the reggae rock realm at the time — Iration, Rebelution, even helped Slightly Stoopid break into the Bay Area market! But, life happens. […]