Slightly Stoopid headlines San Diego’s Petco Park

On September 11th, Slightly Stoopid took over Petco Park in San Diego. They were supported by Boostive, The Elovaters and Thievery Corporation, with live painting by artist Jimmy Ovadia. Stoopid shows are always a party, but they are extra fun when at their home in San Diego, and this show was no exception. Walking around the venue, it […]

Karaboudjan reveals final song in psych rock soundscape ‘IMAGO’

Karaboudjan, the pseudonym of Billy Kim, has just released the last single to comprise his debut EP IMAGO — available digitally now, with a vinyl pressing of the EP to come! The accomplished musician is a member of Tycho‘s band and has already seen success with a feature in Rolling Stone Magazine and a GRAMMY nomination […]

Big Atomic explodes with social unrest in funky ‘Body Politic’ EP

Big Atomic is on the side of the people. This funky five-piece from Louisville, Kentucky does not idly stand by while injustice reigns supreme. We might be enjoying the start of summer in a brand new post-COVID era, taking vacations and attending concerts without a care in the world. But, remember last summer? Remember the […]

Thundercat performs live at Felton’s Roaring Camp

One Friday, June 11th, Felton Music Hall’s Roaring Camp welcomed to the stage Thundercat — the electrifying psychedelic funk bassist/singer-songwriter! Thundercat was fresh off his second GRAMMY win for his new album It Is What It Is, produced by Flying Lotus and lovingly dedicated to his late friend and collaborator, Mac Miller. It was a very special […]

Dark Side of Light shines in new “Pull My Strings” single

With the release of their captivating new single, “Pull My Strings”, indie-alternative music duo Dark Side of Light creatively tackles heartbreak, fear of change and the ever-growing isolation so many people have experienced during this shared global nightmare. An incredibly unique and appealing track, inspired by beats created out of the mind of member Grant […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Dillinger’s Hired Guns “Timesloth”

HIRIE guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Blaine Dillinger is about to release yet another single on his own, under his highly-acclaimed collaborative moniker Dillinger’s Hired Guns. Top Shelf Music is proud to host the world premiere of “Timesloth” — a twisting instrumental journey through time and space. Incorporating reggae rhythms (and reggae friends) throughout the narrative, Dillinger […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Ellameno Beat finds solace in “Break Through” single

Florida-based progressive roots reggae band The Ellameno Beat have come down from the clouds with their newest psychedelic single, “Break Through” — available for streaming now! The single is the band’s newest release since the success of their 2017 album, Surface. With this new single, the band is sending out major indications of cultivating a […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Boostive “Grow Along” Live at the OB Template

Dubby, soulful, psychedelia band Boostive is back in action with a beautiful live video from the OB Template! The accommodating artist cafe in Ocean Beach, California is the perfect backdrop to a video, especially during this quarantine time! Boostive’s vibey new single “Grow Along” is emphasized with commanding horns, reggae beats and soft female vocals […]