WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Payson Lewis “Hotel Suite”

Philly-raised indie pop singer-songwriter Payson Lewis returns in this diabolical, yet comical video for his “Hotel Suite” single, premiering exclusively today on Top Shelf before hitting his own YouTube channel tomorrow! The music video, shot like a classic film by Colin Duffy, reveals right off the bat a couple at odds with each other about […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Joker’s Hand “Goth Girlfriend”

Retro rockers Kevin Kawano and Matthew Lau of Joker’s Hand return in their devilish new single “Goth Girlfriend”, premiering today only on Top Shelf Music ahead of its October 4th public release! The duo — having previous accolades from Los Angeles-based radio stations, such as KROQ, for their “Anthem”, “Gold Rush” and “Hijacked” tracks — […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Dylan Keawe “Don’t Know Much”

Southern California singer-songwriter Dylan Keawe returns with the uplifting single “Don’t Know Much”, available on all digital outlets tomorrow! Top Shelf Music is proud to host the track’s world premiere of this promising reggae artist, considering it follows Keawe’s vibey, R&B-influenced “Never Ever” that we fell in love with last March! With a bubble organ […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Qarreo “Dancing in the Rain”

Isn’t it always fun to spread your arms wide and twirl around in the rain? Rainfall can be associated with sadness and despair, yet it can also represent a cleansing, a renewal… a much needed reprieve. Qarreo capitalizes on its opportunities in their novel cover of “Dancing in the Rain”, originally by reggae rock band […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Frederico7 “Missing My Children”

Brazilian world music and soul rebel Frederico7 returns with a double-single drop on September 17th, one with an accompanying music video! For those unaware of this Austin-based Latin music-meets-soul reggae-meets-psych rock humanitarian and activist, Frederico7 continues to push liberating calls to action within his music concerning mental health advocacy, self-awareness and socioeconomic change. We, at […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Jus Goodie “Herb Tree”

Reggae rock band Jus Goodie returns with an intoxicating video for their latest single, “Herb Tree”, premiering exclusively today on Top Shelf Music before it hits the public tomorrow on the band’s YouTube channel! With horns blaring against light keys, “Herb Tree” is a salute to not only a salute to hard-working people everywhere, but […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Joey Calderaio “Paradise”, feat. Sierra Lane

Reggae rock singer-songwriter Joey Calderaio teams with smooth songstress Sierra Lane in his new single “Paradise”, premiering its official music video today on Top Shelf Music before it goes public! A song we can all relate to, Calderaio shines as the voice of reason for all those 20-somethings and 30-somethings still working the grind while […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: JonQuan “One Bright Road”, feat. Elliot Martin

Singer-songwriter JonQuan teams with acclaimed vocalist Elliot Martin (of John Brown’s Body) in this brand new roots reggae single “One Bright Road”! Premiering today on Top Shelf Music only, the track illuminates the struggles of humanity, yet, moreover, how to overcome them without losing hope. JonQuan, known also as frontman and keyboardist of Virginia Beach’s […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ras Fraser Jr. “Feel Good Today”

Ras Fraser Jr. returns in the new video for his forthcoming single “Feel Good Today”, premiering today ahead of its public release only on Top Shelf Music! The established Jamaican dancehall artist pays tribute to the late Slaughta Bone — an Atlanta legend gone too soon. Instead of dwelling in sadness for the loss, Ras […]

Fortunate Youth releases title track “Good Times (Roll On)” off forthcoming album

Reggae rock legends Fortunate Youth resurface with “Good Times (Roll On)” — that’s right, new FY music for summertime!!! The single stands as the title track off their forthcoming album (due out later this year) and follows 10 previous full-length albums, dozens of EPs and innumerable singles in between since the band’s inception. And, if […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Jahrukus “Ashes to Ashes”

Melbourne-based rising roots reggae band Jahrukus premieres the digital version of David Bowie’s reimagined 1980 classic “Ashes to Ashes” today on Top Shelf Music! Available for purchase via 7″ vinyl tomorrow, July 16th, “Ashes to Ashes” pays tribute to not only the late, great Bowie, but to roots reggae legends at large in soulful rub-a-dub […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Rebecca Arscott “In Your Rain”

Soulful singer-songwriter Rebecca Arscott returns with an emotionally-charged account of a stormy relationship in “In Your Rain”. Premiering today only on Top Shelf Music before it hits all digital outlets tomorrow, the new bluesy single explores the manipulation involved when you know someone isn’t right for you, yet you keep going back for more. “You […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ras Fraser Jr. “Jealousy”

Rastafarian Ras Fraser Jr. returns in this comedic world video premiere of “Jealousy”, a song previously featured on the Sheng Slang Riddim album via Giddimani Records. The single asks why people carry such jealousy of others around in their hearts — “God knows!?” Greed and envy manifest in many ways, even at an everyday car […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Curt Ramm “Smugglers Cove”

Famed rock and roll horn player Curt Ramm emerges out of the COVID era with the lead single off his forthcoming Rogue Island album! Premiering exclusively today on Top Shelf Music, “Smugglers Cove” is one of four singles on the 11-track instrumental reggae soundscape dropping tomorrow on all digital outlets in anticipation of the full […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Jah Sun and The Rising Tide “Rock Paper Scissors”

Jah Sun and The Rising Tide returns with the exclusive premiere of “Rock Paper Scissors”, only on Top Shelf Music before it hits digital outlets tomorrow! This single launches the band towards their forthcoming full-length album Running Through Walls in more ways than one, for it kicks off their May tour (yes, we said TOUR, […]