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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dilip x Otxhello drop ‘Late Year’ collaborative EP

A supremely special project for fans of hip hop and the beat scene that is definitely worthy of your time has graciously embraced us with its sonic presence! RIAA gold and platinum-selling hip hop producers Dilip and Otxhello have come together under the name Late Year to create a self-titled collaboration EP, released via Alpha […]

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 […]

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 […]

Freestylers return with infectious “Happiness” single

UK deejay duo Matt Cantor and Aston Harvey return with the debut single off their sixth Freestylers studio album, Other Worlds. The much-anticipated LP, due out in March of 2021, is set to feature a myriad of musical guests as Freestylers meander back to their early 90s roots. For those unaware, Freestylers have made a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Speelburg explodes in indie-pop ‘Porsche’ album

If you were to place Vampire Weekend, Reptar and Beck in a proverbial musical blender with a heavy side dose of witty banter, you would render Speelburg — a true visionary of indie rock’s future. After his surge into the musical scene in 2014, Speelburg has racked up accolades for his music and over 11 […]

Robert DeLong reflects with “Better In College” single, feat. Ashe

Robert DeLong‘s brilliant take on music cannot be overlooked. The one-man-band of Los Angeles simply exudes genius, whether that be bouncing around his tricked-out stage of lasers and Nintendo 64 controllers, writing sociopolitically-charged dance songs or producing major bangers out of his home studio. This guy truly does it all. A par for the course […]

Stand for music by supporting the #SaveOurStages Act

In March of this year, COVID-19 hit. The novel Coronavirus spread quickly throughout the world and into our communities. Life immediately changed for virtually everyone as we tried to contain the virus, closing ‘non-essential businesses’ as a result. The industries most hit by the closures happened to be service, retail, travel and, you guessed it, […]