By George launches forthcoming concept album with “Relax”

As a part of their new upcoming concept album, The Life Of Guy, North Carolina experimental indie-rock four-piece By George unveils “Relax”: the first trippy, psychedelic entry into the story of Guy, a man tasked with finding balance between comparable issues and the ever-elusive quest for purpose and identity. It’s a struggle that seems all […]

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 […]

Kid Hastings shines in indie pop “Backwards” single & new video

If his hiatus-ending single “Call Me Up” didn’t catch your attention, Kid Hastings is sure to draw you in with his newest indie-pop anthem, “Backwards”, released on February 24th. Entirely written, performed and self-produced in his own bedroom, this latest track is the first release from the LA-based singer-songwriter’s upcoming EP via Ourros. “’Backwards’ is […]

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 […]

Huron John’s “Arthur” opens new avenues for the indie-pop star

Fans of indie-pop, I am thrilled to announce to you that Chicago-bred creative Huron John is here with the first single, “Arthur”, off of his upcoming sophomore album, Cartoon Therapy. This young chap’s name may sound familiar to you, as he has recently graced the cover of Spotify’s Lorem playlist. Or, maybe you were let […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Surfer Girl’s debut single “Hero” hails political change

Aer frontman Carter Schultz is back in action — calling for an action hero, that is. Resurfacing from his last Aer release in 2016, Schultz debuts the first single “Hero” today under the new sobriquet Surfer Girl off Ineffable Records. Surfer Girl might sound laidback, yet they are far from politically passive. “Hero” has 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 […]

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 […]