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Topshelf Records Announce 93-Track Sampler For MSPCA

Starting the new year off in good spirits, Topshelf Records has announced the release of their annual label sampler. This year, the compilation will contain a whopping ninety-three tracks from a fistful of great bands. The label has put a ‘Name Your Price tag on the sampler, as proceeds will go directly to the Massachusetts […]


Listen to an Electrifying Cover of The White Stripes’ “Fell In Love With a Girl,” as Performed by Frameworks

Frameworks are only a few months into their album cycle for their Topshelf Records debut, Loom, and they’re already beginning to pump out more material–albeit a cover song for charity. The Gainesville, FL band have tag-teamed with The Saddest Landscape to release a split covers EP on October 7 through Soft Speak Records, but their […]


Frameworks Release “Loom” Music Video

Indie hardcore outfit Frameworks have been busy with their debut album Loom, released via Topshelf Records back in April to much praise from UTG Review. The band is currently on tour with political screamo band United Nations (Thursday, Pianos Become The Teeth). Frameworks debuted their new music video for the title track from Loom today […]


REVIEW: Frameworks – ‘Loom’

Artist: Frameworks Album: Loom Genre: Post-Hardcore/Screamo/Emo Label: Topshelf Records Each day, the lines that separate one genre from the next become more and more blurred. As musicians from all walks of life attempt to make their mark on history, borders are stretched in the pursuit of originality, and though this creative conquest can sometimes yield […]

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ALBUM STREAM: Frameworks – ‘Loom’

“Genre-bending” is a term that I don’t throw around often, especially when talking hardcore, but in the case of Gainesville, Florida’s Frameworks, few other descriptions do them justice. Over the past few months the group has been able to showcase their unique sound by previewing several stellar tracks off their debut full-length, Loom, but as […]


LISTEN: Frameworks Release New Song “Familiar Haze”

Florida’s Frameworks will be releasing their highly-anticipated record Loom on April 29 via Topshelf Records, and the band has just released a new track called “Familiar Haze” over at Decibel Magazine. You can stream it after the jump. Frameworks have shown that they’re more than capable of bridging the gap between artsy hardcore and Topshelf-approved […]


UTG INTERVIEW: Frameworks Discuss ‘Loom’

Topshelf Records’ ever-expanding roster was given a hefty dose of vibrance and aggression in November when they had signed Frameworks. This Gainesville-based act will be releasing their debut full-length, Loom, through the label on April 29. Expectations for this record were set pretty high since the premiere of the title track and more recently, “Mutual […]

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Frameworks Stream New Song, “Mutual Collision”

Recent years have seen no shortage of bands attempting to combine beautiful, melodic guitar lines with chaotic drums and intense, screamed vocals, but few can pull it off with the grace and finesse of Frameworks. Their latest track, “Mutual Collision,” which you can stream after the break, only serves as more proof that they are […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 2/23-2/29

Record Store Day is getting closer and closer, with new releases being announced nearly every day, but you don’t have to wait until April 19 or stand in a long line to buy most of the records featured in this edition of Weekly Wax. The highlights include the first in a series of Oasis reissues, […]


Frameworks Release First Single Off Debut LP

Due to an explosion of like-minded acts, over the past few years, the state of Florida has slowly grown into a melodic hardcore hotbed. One group leading the charge is the Gainesville outfit Frameworks, who aptly describe their bombastic, yet surprisingly upbeat sound as “tropical punk.” The four-piece are currently working on their debut LP […]


Frameworks Release ‘Loom’ Teaser

You might be familiar with Gainesville, Florida’s Frameworks from their recent split release with Kittyhawk, Prawn, and Droughts, but if not, now is the time to get acquainted. The melodic hardcore act recently signed with Topshelf Records, and they will release their debut full-length, titled Loom through the label on April 29. You can watch […]

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Stream A New Split Featuring Kittyhawk, Droughts, Prawn, And Frameworks

Split releases are a great tool for music discovery. I can’t count the number of times I’ve picked up a split EP to hear a new song by a band I liked only to discover that the other side was just as good. That will probably happen to more than a few people who spin […]