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) […]

JULIANA. shines bright in “Burn” single

Rising pop singer-songwriter JULIANA. takes her talents to new heights in her introspective new single “Burn”. Although her debut single hit digital outlets last month “Call It Quits”, JULIANA. is far from novice in the music world. From singing onstage at the age of 11 to successfully passing through the notorious ‘Hollywood Round’ of American […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Kaiser Moon “El Loco de la Ventana”

Costa Rica experimental rock band Kaiser Moon debuts their music video for “El Loco de la Ventana” today on Top Shelf before it goes public tomorrow! Meaning ‘madman in the window’, “El Loco de la Ventana” is an instrumental saga, exploring the depths of the mind through music. And, the animated video is no different! […]

Calling All Crows presents 2nd Unlocked Voices livestream fundraiser

Calling All Crows, a nonprofit organization for musicians and music-lovers wanting to create social change through hands-on activism, is conducting its second of eight livestream concert fundraisers to educate the public on the rising pandemic of mass incarceration within the United States. As of now, one in two adults has immediately family members locked away […]

Dirty Heads kicks off Del Mar’s Concerts In Your Car series

Kicking off the first CBF Productions ‘Concerts In Your Car’ — a socially-distanced concert series at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego — was Dirty Heads! The band brought the energy and the great vibes we’ve all be craving since COVID-19 hit earlier this year, leading to the shutdown of all live entertainment. After […]

TSM Artist #HotList: September 29th, 2020

Welcome to Top Shelf Music Artist #HotList: Episode 12, with your host Alexia Johnson! Artists featured: Total Hip Replacement — “Lost In Thought” For a funky, light and breezy sound, we bring you Total Hip Replacement! If you are a fan of The Skints, this is a new band to check out. Total Hip Replacement […]