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Prawn Stream New Album In Full

PrawnPrawn has premiered a premiered a full stream of their new album, Run, which is set to drop on September 22, 2018 via Topshelf Records

Stream the full disc here courtesy Upset Magazine.

Prawn – Greyhound

PrawnPrawn has premiered a new song from their recently announced new album.  The track is titled “Greyhound” and the disc goes by the name Run, which is set to drop on September 22, 2018 via Topshelf Records

Listen to the song below.

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Prawn – Rooftops

PrawnPrawn has premiered a new song from their recently announced new album.  The track is titled “Rooftops” and the disc goes by the name Run, which is set to drop on September 22, 2018 via Topshelf Records

Listen to the song below.

Topshelf Records Announce Label Tour

TopshelfTopshelf Records has announced details for their latest label tour.  The December tour features Prawn, Slingshot Dakota, People Like You, Us and Us Only, and Queen Moo

Coinciding with the announcement, People Like You have premiered the song “Variations on an Aria,” which can be found below along with tour dates.

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Queen Moo (ex-Sorority Noise) Stream New Single

Queen MooConnecticut indie rock outfit Queen Moo (which features ex members of Sorority Noise) are streaming their new single Come Through. The track features on the quartet’s sophomore full length Mean Well, which is due to drop on August 25th via Topshelf Records.

Check out the stream of Come Through below.

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Prawn Detail New Album; Premiere New Song

PrawnPrawn has premiered a new song from their recently announced new album.  The track is titled “North Lynx” and the disc goes by the name Run, which is set to drop on September 22, 2018 via Topshelf Records

Listen to the song below.  Upcoming tour dates with The Flatliners accompany.

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Ratboys – Westside

ratboysChicago folk punk band Ratboys are streaming a new song from their upcoming full length. The new album will be titled GN and is due out June 30, 2017 via Topshelf Records. 

The new song “Westside”can be heard here.

 

 

Tricot Reveal ‘Tokyo Vampire Hotel’ Video

Tricot 3Japanese alt rock band Tricot have revealed a performance video for their track Tokyo Vampire Hotel. The song is the official soundtrack for the brand new Amazon Prime series of the same name which is released on June 16th 2017, and the latest to be taken from their 3 LP that is out now on Big Scary Monsters Records (UK), Topshelf Records (US) and Bakuretsu Records (JP).

3 can be ordered via Big Scary Monsters Records here (UK) and Top Shelf Records here (USA)

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Tricot Release Stream Of ‘Melon Soda’

Tricot 3Japanese alternative rock band tricot have released a stream of their new single, Melon Soda, that is taken from their third album, 3, that is set for release on 17th May on Topshelf Records in the US, Big Scary Monsters in the UK and Bakuretsu in Japan. Tricot will also be appearing at the ArcTanGent Festival in Bristol on 17th – 19th August with further UK tour dates to follow.

You can stream Melon Soda here

3 can be pre-ordered via Big Scary Monsters Records here

Enemies Launch Full Stream Of New LP

enemiesEnemies have premiered a stream of their third and final album.  The disc will be entitled Valuables, and is set to drop on December 9, 2016 via Topshelf Records

Listen to the full album here.

Lite Streams New LP

liteJapanese instrumental rock band Lite is streaming their new album, Cubic, which is out now via Topshelf Records.

Stream the disc here courtesy ClashMusic.

Dowsing – Hold

DowsingChicago bands Dowsing and Ratboys are streaming a new song from their upcoming split.  Thesplit features two tracks from each band and will be available on September 9, 2016 via Topshelf Records.

Pre-order the 7″ vinyl here.  Listen to Downsing‘s “Hold” here courtesy DIY Mag.

Dowsing And Ratboy Set To Release New EP

DowsingChicago bands Dowsing and Ratboys are teaming up for a shared split release.  The split features two tracks from each band and will be available on September 9, 2016 via Topshelf Records.

Pre-order the 7″ vinyl here.  Upcoming tour dates are below.

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Sorority Noise – “Everything is Alright” (Motion City Soundtrack Cover)

Sorority NoiseSorority Noise has premiered a cover of Motion City Soundtrack‘s “Everything Is Alright.”  The band continues to support their latest EP, It kindly stopped for me, which dropped earlier this year via Topshelf Records.

Listen to the song below.

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Field Mouse – The order Of Things

15036_4PAN_TUBEBrooklyn noise punk outfit Field Mouse has premiered a new song from their next album.  The track is titled “The Order Of Things” and is lifted from Episodic, which is set to drop on August 5, 2016 via Topshelf Records

The new song “The Mirror” can be heard below.  Pre-orders are live.

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Happy Diving – Don’t Be Afraid To Love

TopshelfHappy Diving has premiered a new song from their next LP.  The track is titled “Don’t Be Afraid To Love” and appears on the disc Electric Soul Unity, which is out August 19, 2016 via Topshelf Records

Listen to the track below.

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Happy Diving Announces New LP; Streams First Track

TopshelfHappy Diving has announced details for their next LP.  The disc will be titled Electric Soul Unity and is out August 19, 2016 via Topshelf Records.  Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the new track, “Holy Ground.”

Listen to the new song and check out tour dates below.

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Tours: Frameworks

Time SpentGainesville, FL post-hardcore quintet Frameworks is heading on tour of their latest EP, Time Spent, which dropped back on February 5, 2015 via Topshelf Records.  

Tour dates are below.

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Field Mouse Announces Next LP; Premieres First Track

Field MouseBrooklyn noise punk outfit Field Mouse has unveiled details for their next album.  The disc will be titled Episodic and is set to drop on August 5, 2016 via Topshelf Records

The new song “The Mirror” can be heard below.  Pre-orders are live.

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slingshot dakota

Slingshot Dakota

Break

Topshelf Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Once more insomnia has struck, as I sit watching the sun come up I decide to give Pennsylvania’s Slingshot Dakota a listen, and it turned out to be an inspired choice. They are a duo featuring Keyboards and Drums who make glorious songs that can’t be pigeonholed into any category, and for that alone I salute them. Tom Patterson can hammer at his kit with the best of them, or he can provide the lightest of percussive touches, couple this with the celestial vocals of Carly Comando and the bewitching keyboards and you have an extraordinary combination. This isn’t the kind of album I would normally like but there is something about this release that is utterly enchanting.

The opening track You immediately draws you in, the mix of pounding drums and sparkling keyboards works perfectly with the ethereal vocals, from this point in I’m hooked. Paycheck is the other stand out song on the album. A classic driving bouncy pop tune with a chorus that is reminiscent of the kind of early eighties synthpop that Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark did so well when they started out.  These two songs will be gracing my playlist for the foreseeable future and are worth acquiring the album for. Whilst the other seven cuts on Break are not as engaging as the aforementioned tracks, they keep you enthralled with changes of tempo and style throughout the album.

I became so smitten with the keyboards and drums combination on this album that I was actually disappointed when a guitar surfaced on the slow burning ballad Too Much, and that isn’t something I thought I’d find myself writing. This is the perfect soundtrack for when those late night’s have turned into early mornings, Slingshot Dakota are a band who are making something unique and maybe that’s part of their charm.

No Joy Join Topshelf Records; New EP On The Way

Montreal’s noise-pop band No Joy has joined Topshelf Records.  The EP will be titled Drool Sucker and is due out July 15, 2016.

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “Thorn in Garlands Side,” which can be heard below along with upcoming tour dates.

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Cliquie – Mutual

CliquePhiladelphia indie act CLIQUE has premiered a new single.  The track is titled “Mutual” and will appear on their upcoming full length, Burden Piece, which is due out May 27, 2016

Hear the new track below.

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Mock Orange Full Album Stream

Indiana indie rockers Mock Orange have debuted a full stream of their freshly dropped full length, Put The Kid On The Sleepy Horse, out today via Topshelf Records.  

Listen to the album here.

Video: Clique – Top Field

CliquePhiladelphia indie act CLIQUE has premiered a new single.  The track is titled “Top Field” and will appear on their upcoming full length, Burden Piece, which is due out May 27, 2016

Watch the video for the song below.

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Sorority Noise – XC

Sorority NoiseSorority Noise has premiered a new song from their next EP.  The track is titled “XC” and the disc is titled It kindly stopped for me, which is due out April 22, 2016 via Topshelf Records.

Listen to the song below.

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Sorority Noise Announces New EP; Streams First Track

Sorority NoiseSorority Noise has announced that they will be releasing a new EP.  The disc is titled It kindly stopped for me and is due out April 22, 2016 via Topshelf Records.  The band is currently touring the UK.

Coinciding with the announcement the band has premiered the new song, “Either Way,” which can be heard below.

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TWIABP Announces New 7″

TWIABPWillimantic, CT emo act The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die has announced plans for a new EP entitled, Long Live Happy Birthday.  The songs on the 7″ were written around the same time as their latest full length, Harmlessness, and will be made available on March 25, 2016 via Topshelf Records.

Pre-order details can be found here.  Stream the new song, “Katamari Duquette,” below.

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Frameworks – Worn Out

Time SpentGainesville, FL post-hardcore quintet Frameworks is streaming a new song.  The track is titled “Worn Out” and is from their upcoming EP of the same name which is due out on February 5, 2015 via Topshelf Records.  

Listen to the song below.  Pre-orders are available now.

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Tours: Nai Harvest / Abattoir Blues

Nai HarvestNai Harvest has announced that they will be heading on tour with Abattoir Blues.  Nai Harvest is promoting their 2015 full length, Hairball, available now via Topshelf Records.

Tour dates are below.

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Tours: Sorority Noise / Modern Baseball (UK)

Sorority NoiseSorority Noise has announced they will be heading on a UK tour with Modern Baseball on select dates. Sorority Noise continue to support of their recent full length record Joy, Departed, released this past Spring on Topshelf Records.

Full tour listings are below.

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Tours: Donovan Wolfington / Frameworks

Donovan WolfingtonNew Orleans indie-punks Donovan Wolfington has announced plans to head on tour with Frameworks this February and March.  Donovan Wolfington will be supporting their sophomore LP, How to Treat the Ones You Love, available now via Topshelf Records.  Frameworks will be supporting their upcoming EP, Time Spent, which is set to drop on February 5, 2016.

Tour dates are below.

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