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Prawn Kingfisher

REVIEW: Prawn – ‘Kingfisher’

Artist: Prawn Title: Kingfisher Genre: Indie Rock, Emo Label: Topshelf Records I remember the first time I heard a Prawn song. One of my friends — the same guy who had introduced me to Seahaven — messaged me on Facebook with a link to “Why You Always Leave A Note” off of their split with […]

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REVIEW: No Sleep Records’ ‘A Comp For Mom’

Artists: La Dispute, The Wonder Years, Allison Weiss, et al Title: A Comp For Mom Label: No Sleep Records “I love you, Mom. Say ‘hi’ to Dad for me.” – Chris Hansen Honoring the wonderful life his mother lived, Chris Hansen of No Sleep Records and a bunch of his best musical friends have teamed […]

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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 […]

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Dowsing Premiere New Song From Split With Annabel

Few emo bands are more endearing than Chicago’s Dowsing. The group’s bouncy tunes will make you smile and cry at the same time, then they’ll refuse to leave your head for days on end. Their next release is a split with Ohio natives Annabel, and you can stream a new song from Dowsing’s side of […]

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Prawn Announce Summer Tour Dates With Into It. Over It.

Don’t let all of the news about your favorite 90s emo bands make you miss some of the new bands that are helping spur this revival along. The New Jersey group that goes by Prawn have been grabbing the ears of listeners lately, after their four-way split with the likes of Frameworks, Kittyhawk and Droughts, […]

Mineral Announce Tour Dates, Fest 13 Appearance

If you were excited yesterday when Mineral made social networking accounts, today’s announcement will probably leave you speechless. The Austin, Texas band revealed plans for a short east coast and midwest tour in September, with an appearance at Fest 13 in Gainesville, Florida to follow in November. Check out the full list of dates after […]

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Soundsupply Teams Up With Topshelf Records On Latest Drop

If you’re a fan of music, there’s a chance you’ve heard about Soundsupply’s regular “drops.” They will release a number of digital albums for super cheap, and a lot of time you get a variety of great offerings. With this brand new drop though, the service has definitely stepped up its game. They teamed up […]

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Fest 13 Makes First Lineup Announcement

It was already a given that punks around the world would flock to Gainesville, Florida over Halloween weekend for the thirteenth annual Fest. The only question was which acts would top their must-see lists this year. Now that the first wave of bands has been announced, we can safely answer that question with one word: […]

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Lollapalooza Announces 2014 Lineup

The midwest’s premiere music festival, Lollapalooza, announced its full lineup today, and it looks just as great as expected. This year’s headlining slots feature the likes of Outkast, Eminem, Arctic Monkeys and more, but the real meat of the festival is in the undercard. Before the really big names take the stage, you’ll be able […]

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Brand New Announce Support For Upcoming US Headliner

Thus far, 2014 has been a phenomenal year for Brand New fans. The Long Island four-piece made a triumphant return to the spotlight during the latter half of 2013, and in recent months have been promoting their first headlining tour in almost three years. And it seems the good news just keeps coming. Earlier this […]

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REVIEW: You Blew It! – ‘Keep Doing What You’re Doing’

Artist: You Blew It! Album: Keep Doing What You’re Doing Label: Topshelf Records Genre: Emo, Indie As someone who has written his fair share of album reviews, I always jump at the opportunity to take a look at the newest releases from bands on Topshelf Records. Their bands run the gamut of being anywhere from […]

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VINYL REVIEW: Their / They’re / There – ‘Analog Weekend’ EP

Artist: Their / They’re / There Album: Analog Weekend EP Label: Topshelf Records, Polyvinyl Records Original Release Date: Dec. 10, 2013 The three members of Chicago’s grammatically adept post-indie math-pop outfit Their / They’re / There are certainly no strangers to the emo and indie rock scenes. Evan Weiss has been gracing endless headlines over […]