LISTEN: Prawn – “Thalassa”


There has always been something incredibly entrancing about Prawn’s tones. They are soft, bright, full of reverb and textures, all while consistently creating a crunch of dynamic sound when needed. Following this contrast of wavelike statics in their sound, the band has released their newest track, “Thalassa,” from their upcoming full-length Kingfisher.

Beginning like a Prawn adventure would, “Thalassa” starts with a wonderful horn-assisted intro, seamlessly sewing itself into the alluring verse. But, as previously mentioned, it is not long before Prawn carry you up from the transcendent environment they presented in the beginning of the track, for the eruption of the collective yells spouting the words “I’m glad you found clarity in ambiguity,” bring the listener to a crowded basement, or a tightly packed VFW hall. A basement or hall all grouted by the culminating sweat of an audience that does not need to directly converse with one another to feel the same emotions gifted from the song.

While not anything necessarily new in the band’s repertoire, “Thalassa” is a wonderful reminder of what Prawn is capable of. If you are like me, you cannot wait for Kingfisher‘s August 12 release date. In fact, you can pre-order it here.

Follow us after the jump to check out “Thalassa,” as well as the band’s upcoming tour dates.

7/10/2014 – Bethlehem, PA @ Blast Furnace w/ Into It. Over It.

7/11/2014 – Brooklyn, NY @ TBA

7/12/2014 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met w/ Into It. over It.

7/13/2014 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar w/ Into It. Over It.

7/14/2014 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig w/ Into it. Over It.

7/15/2014 – Chicago, IL @ Township

7/16/2014 – Moline, IL @ Blackhawk Room

7/17/2014 – Omaha , NE @ The Slowdown

7/18/2014 – Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studio

7/19/2014 – Denton, TX @ Macaroni Island w/ Two Knights

7/20/2014 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain w/ Two Knights, Pompeii

7/21/2014 – Houston, TX @ TBA

7/23/2014 – Memphis, TN @ TBA w/ Free Throw

7/24-2014 – Nashville, TN @ House Show w/ Free Throw

7/25/2014 – Louisville/Lexington, KY @ TBA w/ Free Throw

7/26 -2014 – Columbus, OH @ House Show

7/27/2014 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Louie’s Trophy House Grill w/ The Reptilian, Foxing

7/28/2014 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s w/ Foxing

7/29/2014 – Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW w/ Foxing and The Hotelier

7/30/2014 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore w/ Foxing and The Hotelier

7/31/2014 – New Britian, CT @ Pulaski Club w/ Foxing and The Hotelier

8/1/2014 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs w/Foxing and The Hotelier

8/2/2014 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall w/ Foxing and The Hotelier

8/3/2014 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ Foxing and The Hotelier

8/4/2014 – Washington, DC @ DC9 w/ Foxing and The Hotelier

8/5/2014 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Foxing and The Hotelier

Drew Caruso

Drew Caruso is a Bostonian who, when not writing about music and film, spends his time getting lost in New England, reading books, talking about science whether people want to listen or not, and more. To see the thoughts of a scientist by day and a writer by night, follow him on Twitter.
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