Prism B!tch debuts with punk rock ‘Perla’ album

Emerging with a quality-driven and experimental new sound, Albuquerque-based four-piece rock band Prism B!tch are pushing their new genre of “Mom-Rock” to a whole new level with the release of their debut independent full-length studio album, Perla. Available on vinyl, CD and all digital streaming platforms now, this genre-hopping debut has created quite the sonic […]

SoCal’s Safety Orange says “We Can Live Like This”

Southern California surf buddies Sol Turpin, Greg Karlo and Jessie “Tato” Tate — collectively known as Safety Orange — have just dropped their newest original single “We Can Live Like This”, with all the vibes needed to help you embrace summer. Hitting the shores with a beach-friendly blend of rock, reggae, rap, punk, ska and […]

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 […]

Audic Empire drops “Johnny Rotten” ska single & video

Ska-reggae-punkers Audic Empire return with new single “Johnny Rotten” and accompanying music video! A formidable creature, Johnny Rotten is (apparently) a “son-of-a-bitch”, from the wrong neighborhood, with the wrong attitude after waking up on the wrong side of the bed. “With a handlebar mustache and some bad tattoos”, Rotten will steal your girl and flip […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 12

New Year, new music news! Welcome to the first Top Shelf Music News episode of 2021, with your hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose. It’s already been quite an entertaining year and we’re ready to talk about it, from album releases to Kanye West’s divorce proceedings. Joining to weigh in on New Year insight is […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 11

Happy holidays! Celebrate the season with Top Shelf Music News and your holiday hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose. Not only are we talking about recent music releases (like Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift), but we’re having a Collie Jolly Christmas with special guest Collie Buddz! ‘Tis the season to be Collie, after all… With […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Micah Shalom “Baltimore Ska”

Micah Shalom premieres his “Baltimore Ska” single today on Top Shelf Music before it hits digital outlets on December 4th! Following his praised 2019 “Peace Rights Love” release, Texas-based trumpeter Shalom joins a talented band of Austin musicians in this special instrumental track dedicated to his grandmother Charlotte Simka. An old-school instrumental ska single for […]

Non Neutral bursts forth with “Lust Conquers All” single

Costa Rican band Non Neutral is forging ahead with their latest “Lust Conquers All” single, combining elements of hip hop and metal to render a commanding rock anthem. The new track follows the band’s Every Direction Is Forward EP of late 2016, a release that cemented Non Neutral as a catalyst amongst the top Latin […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 10

Welcome to the pumpkin spice and everything nice edition of Top Shelf Music News, with your harvest hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose. Before you dive into Thanksgiving dinner with your loved ones, whether in-person or virtually, join us as we give thanks to new music and all of the happenings in the industry. From […]

Anti-Flag teams with Tom Morello & more in “A Dying Plea Vol. 1”

On November 4th, political activists and punk rock legends Anti-Flag released “A Dying Plea Vol. 1”. The single’s debut was both timely and intentional in regards to the United States 2020 election and the general unrest being felt around the globe.  2020 has been a year of awakening all around the world: from political leaders […]

Long Beach Records LATAM launches state-of-the-art website

The punk rock label you know and love out of Long Beach has branched once again into uncharted territory of late — Latin America! After initiating Long Beach Records as a do-it-yourself, no contracts, no BS label in 1998, founders Michael “Miguel” Happoldt (producer of Sublime, et. Al.) and Greg “Mudd” Lowther (of Perro Bravo) […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 9

Velcome to the vonderfully scary vorld of Top Shelf Music News [evil laugh]! This extra haunted Halloween episode extraordinaire stars your hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose, with Kyle Smith joining as musical guest! Explore the rotten music world of COVID-19, with updates on artist news, upcoming releases and all-around good-to-know knowledge. See you all […]