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music review: Prawn


Don’t know how many ways I can say how beautiful this album is. There are only so many words for it. With a name like Prawn I honestly expected more of a hard-edged punk outfit than a prog-rock/emo-band. Kingfisher is wonderful. A delight in the way that you get to the end of the album and immediately start it again from the beginning. You’ve been in such a lovely music-induced haze.

The Ridgewood, New Jersey band create dazzling songs with splendid guitar chords. Singer/guitarist Tony Clark has this endearing, raspy voice. “Scud Running” is a slow, thoughtful opening track. “First as Tragedy, Second as Farce” churns and blisters with cool guitar riffs. “Old Souls” turns reflective –“we’re old souls in new skins”–and gorgeous with its tapestry composition. Prawn gets upbeat on “Glass, Irony” with wah-wah guitar and thrashing drums. Tremendously sad “Absurd Walls” and horn-driven punk-infused “Thalissa” highlight Prawn’s talent and distinctive sound. The overall album maintains romantic elements through its lyrics and dreamy arrangements.


Topshelf Records

released: August 12

purchase at Amazon: Kingfisher

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TOPSHELF RECORDS FALL TOUR: Field Mouse, Prawn, A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Diamond Youth

Field Mouse

Field Mouse



Diamond Youth

Diamond Youth

A Great Big Pile of Leaves

A Great Big Pile of Leaves


September 16- Philadelphia — The Barbary

September 17- Baltimore– The Metro Gallery

September 19- Orlando, Fla. — The Backbooth

September 20- Tampa, Fla. — Epic Problem

September 21- Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade

September 23- Nashville, Tenn. — The End

September 24- St. Louis — The Firebird

September 26- Chicago — Beat Kitchen

September 27- Pontiac, Mich. — Pike Room

September 28- Pittsburgh — The Smiling Moose

September 30- Allston, Mass– Great Scott

October 1- Pawtucket, RI- The Met

October 1– New York, NY– The Studio at Webster Hall

October 3– Asbury Park, NJ– Asbury Lanes

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