Interviews

9 Artists We at Music Shelf are Listening To This Month

Mr. Substitute Music is the blood, flesh, and bones of Music Shelf and we absolutely love what we do. We have had some tremendous opportunities to interview some phenomenal bands as well as review some amazing albums. But something that we wanted to share was what we personally enjoy listening to during a specific month. … Continue reading 9 Artists We at Music Shelf are Listening To This Month

The Oatmeal Routine of Megan Hozick

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Megan Hozick (also known as Oatmeal Routine.) Together we discussed their artist name, their creative process, mayonnaise, cats, their music, and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today?  I'm doing great! Or at the very … Continue reading The Oatmeal Routine of Megan Hozick

The Siren Song of Naomi Dawes

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Naomi Dawes. Together we discussed their relationship with music, performing in Birmingham, the concept of a "side piece", and their newest EP "Siren" released today on all streaming platforms! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today? How was … Continue reading The Siren Song of Naomi Dawes

It Is Time To Grow with Piper Grant

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with New Zealand's Piper Grant. Together we discussed their songwriting process, their influences, their home Bay of Islands, their EP "Patience is a Virtue", and so much more! 1. Mustard is thankful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today?  Hey Mustard, it’s a … Continue reading It Is Time To Grow with Piper Grant

Hipersona is Singing For You!

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Turkey's Hipersona. Together we discussed their life outside of music, their influences, pet-peeves, their latest song "singin' 4 u", and so much more! 1. Mustard is thankful to have Hipersona join them at Music Shelf. How are you both? Hi Mustard! We’re pretty awesome and happy to be … Continue reading Hipersona is Singing For You!

Cigarette Lit with Lauren Hannah

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Scotland's Lauren Hannah. Together we discussed their relationship with music, music within Scotland culture, their song "Paper House", their upcoming single "Cigarette", and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today? I’m doing great thanks! Thanks … Continue reading Cigarette Lit with Lauren Hannah

Music Shelf Presents: The Song-inator (A Phineas and Ferb Series)

Welcome to The Song-inator! This series will examine every song from hit Disney television show "Phineas and Ferb." Co-created by Dan Povermine and Jeff "Swampy Marsh" Phineas and Ferb is about two brothers who seek to have the best summer ever. Their days often include building incredible inventions while their sister, Candace, unsuccessfully, rats them … Continue reading Music Shelf Presents: The Song-inator (A Phineas and Ferb Series)

Overcoming Hell with Annabell

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with London's Annabell. Together we discussed their relationship with music, their creative process, their thoughts on Nando's, their upcoming single "Hell", and so much more! 1. Mustard is thankful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you today? I’m great, thank you, hope everyone is well … Continue reading Overcoming Hell with Annabell

The Truth Told with Roskamala

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Roskamala. Together we discussed their relationship with music, their debut single "Kiss Me Amnesia", growing up in Thailand, and so much more! 1. Mustard is thankful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you? I'm thankful and really appreciate that I'm a part of Music Shelf. … Continue reading The Truth Told with Roskamala

Music Review Roundup – January 20th

Dayton King - Apocalypse (feat. Jermaine Mohammed)  https://open.spotify.com/track/6lyuvvdxImFkecPO6j7wRJ?si=2Jl2c0urT1meuApe0DCHaQ Review by Gimpleg Dayton King is an Indy Pop DIY experimental artist, and their newest song is Apocalypse. The song intros with piano and haunting melodic vocals singing about how the protagonist feels safe with you with the windows closed. This verse ends with maybe the apocalypse … Continue reading Music Review Roundup – January 20th

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with The Peace Accord

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Chicago's The Peace Accord. Together we discussed their name, Greendale Community College, their recent album "Imposter Syndrome", and so much more! 1. Mustard is thankful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today?  I am thankful to be here!  I am doing well and … Continue reading Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with The Peace Accord

In Anchorage with Pepper Kit

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Anchorage's Pepper Kit. Together we discussed their songwriting process, opening for Frank Turner, their EP "Stranger", and so much more! 1. Mustard is thankful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today?  Very good! Thank you so much for having me. Currently, I'm … Continue reading In Anchorage with Pepper Kit

Read Between The Lines with Penny Bored

All photos by Hope Alvarez (@oheyhope) All photos by Hope Alvarez (@oheyhope) Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Faith Alesia of Penny Bored. Together we discussed their desire to always start a band, their influences, horoscopes, their ideal summer day, and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at … Continue reading Read Between The Lines with Penny Bored

“Algorithm & Blues” Album Review – Bobby Edge

Review by: Gimpleg After spending years in other successful projects, and touring internationally, Bobby Edge decided to step out on his own and do an entirely DIY project without the pressures of record labels or anyone else. This is a project born entirely of love, and you can hear it in the music. The album … Continue reading “Algorithm & Blues” Album Review – Bobby Edge

In The Production Booth with Ethan James Young

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Utah's Ethan James Young. This interview place at the end of last year. Together we discussed their relationship with music, how they experiment with genre, state parks, and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today? … Continue reading In The Production Booth with Ethan James Young

Stefano May Partners With ARPF on “Hope It Will Remind You”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=vby3m1TiB8Y&embeds_euri=https%3A%2F%2Fmail.google.com%2F&embeds_origin=https%3A%2F%2Fmail.google.com&feature=emb_logo Singer and songwriter Stefano May has partnered with Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (APRF) on "Hope It Will Remind You." May has dedicated this song to those with the disease and hopes this song will not only shed light on the Alzheimer's community but bring comfort as well. While Mustard is not a human, … Continue reading Stefano May Partners With ARPF on “Hope It Will Remind You”

There’s Always Bobby Edge in the Banana Stand

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Bobby Edge. Together we discussed their relationship with music, their experience at Chili's restaurants, their upcoming album “Algorithm & Blues”, and so much more! 1. Mustard is thankful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today? I'm doing very well, thank you for … Continue reading There’s Always Bobby Edge in the Banana Stand

Knifethroat – “Songs For Houseplants” Review

Listen here Review by: Gimpleg Knifethroat's latest EP, Songs for Houseplants slipped under the radar when it released in May of 2022, but it is an incredible gem that didn't get nearly the attention it deserved. It's a six song DIY acoustic punk album that mixes in a little folk punk, but has excellent and … Continue reading Knifethroat – “Songs For Houseplants” Review

Public Disco Porch Hopes You Have a Great Life

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Pennsylvania's Public Disco Porch. Together we discussed the requirements to attend the disco porch, shareholders, The Gospel of York, their newest album "Have a Great Life", and much more! 1.Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today? Very well. Currently … Continue reading Public Disco Porch Hopes You Have a Great Life

In This All with Yours Sincerely

Special guest interview by: Em Moore Em had the pleasure of talking to Nina of Yours Sincerely for Music Shelf. Together they discussed the process of surprise-releasing their debut album Anna, songwriting, dealing with isolation, and so much more! 1. Thank you so much for doing this interview with me for Music Shelf! How are … Continue reading In This All with Yours Sincerely

The Music Shelf Review Roundup – January 13th

The Wrong Way - 5thPROJEKT  https://open.spotify.com/track/5O8P5FoVMLVC5xDyqZb5lE?si=cbccef0f635e4cad As a condiment you do not get to travel often outside your designated route. 5thPROJEKT’s “The Wrong Way” was inspired by the group’s week-long journey through the Camino Santiago de Compostela. The instrumentation on the track will have you looking over your human shoulder. It is the perfect amount … Continue reading The Music Shelf Review Roundup – January 13th

On The Edge with Marc Ambrosia

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Marc Ambrosia. Together we discussed receiving a radio for Christmas and how it helped inspire them, their influences, their latest album “Edge”, and so much more! 1. Mustard is thankful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today? It’s a delight to be … Continue reading On The Edge with Marc Ambrosia

Make Some Noise with Alex Tan

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with London's Alex Tan. Together we discussed making noise, their relationship with music, releasing a song on their birthday, and so much more! 1. Mustard would first like to say happy birthday! They are grateful to have you join them today. How are you doing? Thank you Mustard ! … Continue reading Make Some Noise with Alex Tan

“Uncertain Joys” by The Subways Album Review

Review by: Gimpleg It's been 8 years since The Subways last full length album and Uncertain Joys was definitely worth the wait. Whether it was the change of roster, adding Camille Phillips to drums, or the 8 years between albums, or just a natural change that came with age, the fifth album for the UK … Continue reading “Uncertain Joys” by The Subways Album Review

At The Writers Table with Em Moore

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Freelance writer Em Moore! Together we discussed their relationship with music, freelancing, Punknews, their podcast, and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today?  Thanks for having me! I’m really excited to be here! 2. Mustard … Continue reading At The Writers Table with Em Moore

At The Ska Show with Leonardo Tellez

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Leonardo Tellez who is apart of Young Costello, The Skajects and Volcan. Together we discussed when they first began playing saxophone, balancing being in multiple bands, the current ska scene, and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are … Continue reading At The Ska Show with Leonardo Tellez

Sarah Yagki is Sick Of You

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Australia's Sarah Yagki. Together we discussed their relationship with music, their routine, their creative process, their newest single "Sick of You", and so much more. 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today?  I’m doing great! Just finding that … Continue reading Sarah Yagki is Sick Of You

Kelsey Montanez Sells Her Soul on Newest Single

Chicago's Kelsey Montanez has done something that humans, when usually compromised (either morally or ethically) and that is sell their soul. As a condiment soul-selling is not something mustard is familiar with. Is soul-selling a traditional business practice within the human world? Mustard is unsure but they enjoy Montanez's ability to blend indie rock, blues, … Continue reading Kelsey Montanez Sells Her Soul on Newest Single

Digging Holes with Sarabean

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Sarabean. Together we discussed when they began producing music, their creative process, red flags, their newest single "Digging Holes", and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today? Thank you guys! I'm doing well. 2. Your … Continue reading Digging Holes with Sarabean

Yours Sincerely – “Anna” Review

Review by Gimpleg Yours Sincerely is Ska Punk International's newest artist and following artists like Tape Girl and Kmoy, is releasing her own laptop ska album- Anna. Classifying this beautiful album as laptop ska might be an over-simplification (as labels tend to be) since only a few songs have ska influences, but that's part of … Continue reading Yours Sincerely – “Anna” Review

In Orbit with Space Monkey Mafia

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Blake and Dante of Space Monkey Mafia. Together we discussed how mafias operate in space, their creative process, being banned in California, and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you Space Monkey Mafia them at Music Shelf. How are you?   Blake: Usually I like to … Continue reading In Orbit with Space Monkey Mafia

A Trip Through Plainfield with Kelaska

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Connecticut's Kelaska. Together we discussed their hometown of Plainfield, their favorite cover, their latest single "autopilot", and so much more! 1. Mustard is thankful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today? Hello Mustard, I am happy to be doing this interview! Thank … Continue reading A Trip Through Plainfield with Kelaska

Premiere: Indica In Decay’s “PRACTICE SPACE GHOST”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=1h4UnIbOgEc Music Shelf With Mustard is honored to premiere Indica In Decay's "Practice Space Ghost" which is the third scene from Act 1 from the ongoing rock opera. These first 5 songs which Ska Punk International is releasing on cassette in 2023 are Scenes in Act 1. Act 2 is being written and performed now, … Continue reading Premiere: Indica In Decay’s “PRACTICE SPACE GHOST”

The Music Shelf Review Roundup – 12/21/2022

Find The Ghost - The Unthinkable https://open.spotify.com/track/6uC5PBcEEFOC9X7vigmAgv?si=c0a63694fe3e48ef Mustard has never done cocaine (condiments cannot do illegal substances) but they have seen it done in movies. They believe this is the song equivalent of the Crank franchise. Find The Ghost's bedroom pop punk will have your bottle (and human body) shaking until you potentially combust. Need … Continue reading The Music Shelf Review Roundup – 12/21/2022

Tomorrow Becomes Today with Blackliq

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Strange Famous Record’s Blackliq. Together we discussed expression through music, their multiple creative outlets, their album “Time is the Price”, and so much more! 1. Mustard is thankful to have Blackliq join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today? It's an honor. And for real, I … Continue reading Tomorrow Becomes Today with Blackliq

Review: “I Think You’re A Ghost” by Cozyinn

Review by: JustSomeMustard Following Pluto Pop (EP) and Ramona's EP Cozyinn has released their debut LP: I Think You're a Ghost. Mustard is curious about Cozyinn's declaration. What has been done for them to proclaim that you - are a ghost. Is it something said? Or was it an action, or lack thereof? Or - … Continue reading Review: “I Think You’re A Ghost” by Cozyinn

At The Coffee House with Adrienne Leske

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Adrienne Leska. Together we discussed their passion for music, their interests, teaching middle school music, their single "Someone Like You", and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing?   Hey!! I’m doing well! So happy to talk … Continue reading At The Coffee House with Adrienne Leske

A Trip Through Christina’s World with Elizabeth Winterbourne

Photos by Renato Brea Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with New York's Elizabeth Winterbourne. Together we discussed their influences, their songwriting process, their EP "Christina's World", and so much more! 1. Mustard is thankful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing? I’m great, thanks for asking! 2. You've been … Continue reading A Trip Through Christina’s World with Elizabeth Winterbourne

Back to Simpler Times with Gia Darcy

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Australia's Gia Darcy. Together we discussed their favorite angel number, confidence pop, their songwriting process, their newest single "Less I Know", and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today? Thank you so much for having … Continue reading Back to Simpler Times with Gia Darcy

At the Ska Show with Esteban Flores

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Esteban Flores. Together we discussed when they first began playing music, being in three notable ska bands, Skacore Cartel, the current ska scene, and so much more! 1. Mustard is thankful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today? I'm doing pretty ok … Continue reading At the Ska Show with Esteban Flores

The Music Shelf Top 10 Albums Of The Year

Music Shelf with Mustard has had the pleasure of listening to some incredible albums this year. 2022 has been an incredible year for music across all genres. Collectively the staff at Music Shelf have decided on an album of the year along a runner-up. You will also be able to find Mister Substitute's, Gimpleg's, and … Continue reading The Music Shelf Top 10 Albums Of The Year

A Backseat Chat with Cameron Lane

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Boston's Cameron Lane. Together we discussed North Carolina, their songwriting process, their two cats, their album "Creature", and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them. How are you doing today? Thanks for having me! 😀 I’m good!! I’m writing back to you from … Continue reading A Backseat Chat with Cameron Lane

The Music Shelf Review Roundup – December 15th

Reviews by Gimpleg and JustSomeMustard. Kerry Charles - The One I Know https://open.spotify.com/track/5LKicADZcVIddcOCwzv3kO?si=9b77563f413c4a3f This single from Kerry Charles begins with dreamy and wistful chords and is echoed with Kerry's voice and lyrics. A soft fog rolls through the song of loneliness, loss, and longing for something that is never within their reach. Soulful and pretty, … Continue reading The Music Shelf Review Roundup – December 15th

Visiting Laurel Canyon with Margeaux Lynn

All photos by Dominique Powers Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with California's Margeaux Lynn. Together we discussed journalism, their songwriting process, Nicholas Cage, their newest single "Ottoman California", and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you? I’m great! I just turned 26 and … Continue reading Visiting Laurel Canyon with Margeaux Lynn

Drew Sweat’s World is On Fire

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Connecticut's Drew Sweat. Together we discussed their influences, being genre-less, their album "The World is on Fire", and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have Drew Sweat join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today?  I’m doing great, tried but great. I’m grateful to you … Continue reading Drew Sweat’s World is On Fire

How It Feels with Emily Henry

This interview took place prior to the release of Emily Henry's "How It Feels." You can listen to it here. Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Emily Henry. Together we discussed their love of reading, their Twitch channel, their newest single "How It Feels", and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have … Continue reading How It Feels with Emily Henry

Wake with Jackie Therrien

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with New Hampshire's Jackie Therrien. Together we discussed being an multi-instrumentalist, what they've learned so far at Belmont University, their newest single "Wake", and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you? I’m good! Thank you so much for … Continue reading Wake with Jackie Therrien

Real Talk with M.A.G.S.

Ahead of his upcoming tour Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with M.A.G.S. Together we discussed their creative process, being inspired by Dave Grohl, their EP "Cellophane", upcoming album "Elephant", and tour! 1. Mustard is thankful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today? Thank you for having me, I’m … Continue reading Real Talk with M.A.G.S.

Skofee Apologizes for Killing Your Plant

Photo credit: Holy Smokes photography This interview took place prior to the release of "I'm Sorry I Killed Your Plant." Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Los Angeles's Skofee. Together we discussed growing up on bluegrass and folk, musical theatre, their EP "Polished", their latest release "I'm Sorry I Killed Your Plant", and so … Continue reading Skofee Apologizes for Killing Your Plant