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

Spending Time with GODDAMNIT

Review by: Mister Substitute Picture this: you’re in Philadelphia, just picked up your cheesesteak, walking down the road and this bright yellow van pulls up alongside you. Out pop out four tattoo-wearing dudes all dressed in black and ask if you want to listen to some new music that is equal parts punk, post-hardcore and … Continue reading Spending Time with GODDAMNIT

Comfortably Lumpy, Burning the Page

Review by Mister Substitute The highly-anticipated new album from Ska Punk International just dropped today, and boy let me tell you, Lumpy produced a very clever, intellectual album in “Burn the Page.” SPI’s very own Cool Chris told Mustard and I about the addition of Lumpy to the SPI crew and the subsequent release of … Continue reading Comfortably Lumpy, Burning the Page

A Little Comfort for One More Season with Atlas & Oracle

Review by: Mister Substitute Compilation albums are the coolest thing to me: I get that kid-in-a-candy-store feeling and I can listen to a comp album 10 times over before moving on to something else. The best part about comp albums is where they take you: the rabbit hole of finding new bands, the endless searching … Continue reading A Little Comfort for One More Season with Atlas & Oracle

Devil Beware: Hexadecibel is Here and is Here to Skank

Written by: Mister Substitute Across the vast wastelands of hell, from the smokey pile of tired, skanked-out Rudies, comes a new challenger for the Devil himself: Hexadecibel. Hailing from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Hexadecibel is the workings of the talented Brandon Turner and labels themselves as “Electro-ska.” Their latest release is a single through Beautiful Rat … Continue reading Devil Beware: Hexadecibel is Here and is Here to Skank

Righteous Pessimism in Bumsy and the Moocher’s “Diet Violence”

Pre-order here Review by: Mister Substitute Righteous pessimism. Read that again. Cynicism that is just, scrupulous criticism on something long overdue for a calling out. Everyone, I present to you Bumsy and the Moochers' "Diet Violence" Hailing from Chicago, Bumsy and the Moochers are grade A, certified ska-punk: upstrokes and horns meets face-melting guitar shredding … Continue reading Righteous Pessimism in Bumsy and the Moocher’s “Diet Violence”

Feeling Electric with ISAA

Interview by: Mister Substitute Mister Substitute had the pleasure of speaking with Ireland's ISAA. Together they discussed their beginnings with music, their production, Ireland, and so much more. Check it out below! Who is ISAA? How did you get started making your music? I'm a Hip - Hop artist that focuses on motivating people through … Continue reading Feeling Electric with ISAA

Turning up the Heat with Young Costello’s Latest EP

Pre-order here Review by: Mr. Substitute Young Costello, so hot right now,” is what my first thought was when I had the privilege of listening to their latest EP entitled “Stories Told, Some New, Some Old” set to be released through Ska Punk International on August 30th. You know how a charcuterie board is supposed … Continue reading Turning up the Heat with Young Costello’s Latest EP