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 […]

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 […]

Run The Fire debuts with smoldering “Lay Low” single

Brand new to the music scene, trip hop/electronica band Run The Fire out of San Diego has released their first single “Lay Low”, in preparation for an upcoming seven-song EP dropping in mid-February. Beating the eardrums in a way similar to the likes of Massive Attack, Tricky and Portishead, Run The Fire is setting themselves […]

Kid Hastings returns with “Call Me Up” single & video

Kid Hastings (born Jake McEvoy of Hastings, England) returns after a year’s hiatus with the sensual, steamy single “Call Me Up”! The track comes first off his forthcoming EP, one much anticipated following his critically-acclaimed debut ‘Golden’ EP. Well, the single is far worth the wait, for the singer-songwriter has never shone brighter. “Call Me […]

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’s 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 […]