Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with wow!youmadeit. Together we discussed their name, where we are, their creative process, their upcoming album "Patron Saint", and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today? I’m grateful to be here, work was lame but otherwise I’m … Continue reading Arriving with Wow!youmadeit
Indica in Decay’s “ACT ONE” Out Now; Pre-Order Zine + Cassette via Ska Punk International
This Tuesday saw the release of Indica in Decay's ongoing synth rock opera from Ilan Moskowitz of Sad Snack from Ska Punk International. Mustard has had the pleasure of speaking with Illan about Indica in Decay. Indica in Decay is one of the most creative and unique projects going on within the independent music community. … Continue reading Indica in Decay’s “ACT ONE” Out Now; Pre-Order Zine + Cassette via Ska Punk International
Days After DAYS BEFORE MCF
Review by: Mr. Substitute The concept of having a “B-sides and extras” type of album is new to me, recently introduced to me through many of Sufjan Stevens’ albums that are like this (The Avalanche and The Greatest Gift are two examples). When I was thinking about this idea I had this thought: when the … Continue reading Days After DAYS BEFORE MCF
Music Shelf’s April Recommendations
Mr. Substitute’s recommendations: Dynastic- I love seeing bands perform live having 0 knowledge of them beforehand and instantly becoming a fan. That was the case for me with Dynastic when I saw them perform with Eichlers at the Programme Skate Shop. A one-person-show (plus DJ), Dynastic had these mind-melting songs that as soon as I … Continue reading Music Shelf’s April Recommendations
Sad? “Not Anymore.” Just Emo.
Review by: Mister Substitute The drawing of our breath–that short inhalation before we sing, scream, cry or swim– is something I want to bring to focus: it is something we do all the time, but have you thought about the significance of this small act? The idea of the brain and body working together at … Continue reading Sad? “Not Anymore.” Just Emo.
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 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
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