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 […]

Get to know Out on the Weekend

Psychedelic rock outfit Out on the Weekend, a.k.a. artist Nathan Scholz and friends, is a great one to tune in and drop out to… in the most modern of senses. Harmonic, reverberating and full of rock motifs (from alt to grunge to classic rock to turn-of-the-millennia indie), Out on the Weekend walks you through the […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Starcoast “Scroll”

After a year inside and 17 months isolated from others, another pandemic has risen… and this one could arguably be the most life-consuming and contagious of them all. We are, as a nation, now hooked on our phones. The endless feeds, the mindless scrolling, the limitless screen time have us at a national standstill, especially […]

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 […]

All star conglomerate The Gama Sennin debuts with “I Kill You”

The destruction of the ego can be a daunting task. It has the power to result in a mystical, transcendent experience that has monumental benefits… or, it can be a terrifying, seamlessly never-ending fever dream. A life-altering event that holds that much pure and raw energy can only be matched by Los Angeles-based rock supergroup […]

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 […]

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 […]