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REVIEW: Sorority Noise – ‘It Kindly Stopped For Me’

Artist: Sorority Noise Album: It Kindly Stopped For Me EP Genre: Acoustic, Indie Label: Topshelf Records In these four songs lie a very modest ancillary of Sorority Noise – one we saw emerge out of their last record Joy, Departed. That portion speaks largely from the backburner end of lyricist and frontman Cameron Boucher’s psyche; […]

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Diamond Youth Stream Debut LP, ‘Nothing Matters’

Baltimore’s Diamond Youth have joined forces with Spin Magazine to begin streaming their debut album, Nothing Matters, a full week ahead of its official release. Give it a listen after the jump. “I think the full-length is a nice showcase of the different styles we like to write in the rock genre,” vocalist Justin Gilman […]

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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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Field Mouse Release ‘Hold Still Life’ Album Art, Tracklist

Indie outfit Field Mouse joined the Topshelf Records roster last month and announced that they would be releasing Hold Still Life through the label on July 22. Now they have released artwork and a complete tracklisting for the album. This will be Field Mouse’s first release as a full band after expanding from a duo to a four-piece. It […]

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REVIEW: Duck. Little Brother, Duck! – Don’t Take Our Filth Away

Artist: Duck. Little Brother, Duck! Album: Don’t Take Our Filth Away Genre: Alternative Label: Topshelf Records I know I’m not supposed to like this, because this is all faintly ridiculous. And yet…I kinda do. There’s no consistency beyond the rough and tumble set-up; the songs are all varying lengths and it’s nigh impossible to figure […]

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REVIEW: The Saddest Landscape – After The Lights

Artist: The Saddest Landscape Album: After The Lights Genre: Hardcore/Screamo Label: Top Shelf On first listen it’s clear why Boston’s The Saddest Landscape are part of the Topshelf Records roster, they have an abrasive post-hardcore sound that doesn’t hold back. It’s also no surprise that their past releases include split EP’s with Pianos Become The […]