Lake Street Dive drops second single off upcoming album, ‘Obviously’

While anticipating the release of their new upcoming album, Obviously, beloved blue-eyed soul rockers Lake Street Dive have premiered the new single “Nobody‚Äôs Stopping You Now”, a letter of encouragement from lead vocalist Rachael Price to her teenage self, co-written with bassist Bridget Kearney. The letter acts as a beacon of hope for a bright […]

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 […]

Parker Ainsworth offers “Only Love” single ahead of debut album

Joshua Tree singer-songwriter Parker Ainsworth wraps up the year with release of his “Only Love” single, a poetic plea to humanity at large. Ainsworth prominently surged into the spotlight last year with his “Running For So Long (House A Home)” single featured in the film The Peanut Butter Falcon, starring Shia LeBeouf and Dakota Johnson, […]

Emperors Night drop ‘Driving At Pace’ debut EP

New Zealand-born, Toronto-based trio of brothers, Emperors Night, has arrived on the music scene with a small collection of intriguing songs that opens the door to an unfettered, original sound. Releasing their independent debut EP Driving At Pace back in November, as well as a music video for the title track, the Chalmers brothers — […]

Richard Oliver Jr. hails essential workers in “Hero” video

Richard Oliver Jr. tributes to those on the frontlines of COVID-19 with “Hero”, an acoustic hip hop anthem. Specifically focusing on New York and the state’s efforts on controlling the virus, Oliver Jr. travels around the city singing praise for all residents. And, the music video for “Hero” only amplifies its message of gratitude. As […]

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 […]

Mako Road’s “Helicopter” single will have you flying

Psychedelic indie rock band Mako Road resurfaces with their latest “Helicopter” single and subsequent music video! The alt four-piece of Christchurch, New Zealand has grown to be a well-known name since their 2018 debut, when the band dropped not one, but two EPs — The Green Superintendent and Local Safari, respectively. If you don’t know […]

Aloha Radio gratifies in “Live Without” single, ft. Andy J

Aloha Radio — an Orange County three-piece, led by frontwoman Lauren Mulderrig — has pivoted away from their signature ska-reggae sound in “Live Without”, a smoldering new single featuring the talents of Katastro‘s Andy J. The song is poppy, with EDM and hip hop elements over a solid trap beat… the perfect combination for fiery […]

Jon Pattie sparks sentiment in “History” single

Nashville instructor by day, singer-songwriter by night Jon Pattie has been unveiling the second installment in his Reflections series over the past few months, continuing the emotional indie rock journey he began with his Reflections: Vol. I album of 2018. This extra special second series centers around darker themes than its predecessor; it’s a natural […]

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 […]

An interview with Arran Sym

Scotland artist and producer Arran Sym is rising in the alt music realms of late — landing him smack dab on our radar for an artist spotlight! This up-and-coming low-fi name might be a novice to some, yet is quickly becoming a master of his craft. Arran Sym has been making such major waves in […]

Mango Furs drop “Shoes Untied” single & video

Nashville-based band Mango Furs are rising the ranks of the indie rock scene, fusing together new psychedelia with that of 1960s surf rock — an American equivalent to Tame Impala, if you will. After bursting onto the public radar in 2019 with “Tangerine” and an EP entitled Inner Migrations, Mango Furs are raising the bar […]

Among Criminals talks new album & creating in the COVID era

Among Criminals, an eclectic genre-hopping Philly band, knows all about reinvention. It was in the midst of making their latest album, Darker Sweetness, when COVID-19 crashed down, grinding everything as we know it to a halt for months to come. ‘Darker Sweetness’ is a new horizon for the band in sound and subject matter, yet […]

TSM Artist #HotList: November 6th, 2020

Welcome to the Election Tuesday episode of Top Shelf Music’s Artist #HotList, with your host Alexia Johnson. Considering this week is all about Democracy, the catharsis of the most heated and aggressive U.S. election to date, Alexia has compiled songs centering around political action from up-and-coming artists of all genres. “Thunder Clap” — I Am […]

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) […]