Ridgewood, NJ’s Prawn are streaming a new song titled “First as Tragedy, Second as Farce” on Topshelf Records’ website.
The track appears on the band’s forthcoming LP, Kingfisher, out August 12.
Prawn spent the early part of this month playing select dates with Into It, Over It and will wrap up their run with The Hotelier and Foxing next week. On September 16 the band embarks on the first ever Topshelf Records Tour, along with label mates A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth and Field Mouse.
Pre-order Prawn’s Kingfisher on iTunes or on the Topshelf records website.
7/30/2014 Montreal Il Motore w/ Foxing and The Hotelier
7/31/2014 New Britian, CT Pulaski Club w/ Foxing and The Hotelier
8/1/2014 Cambridge Middle East Upstairs w/Foxing and The Hotelier
8/2/2014 New York The Studio @ Webster hall w/ Foxing and The Hotelier
8/3/2014 Philadelphia The Fire w/ Foxing and The Hotelier
8/4/2014 Washington DC DC9 w/ Foxing and The Hotelier
8/5/2014 Richmond Strange Matter w/ Foxing and The Hotelier
Topshelf Records Tour
September 16- Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary New Date
September 17- Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery New Date
September 19- Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
September 20- Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
September 21- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
September 23- Nashville, TN @ The End
September 24- St. Louis @ The Firebird
September 26- Chicago @ Beat Kitchen
September 27- Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
September 28- Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
September 30- Allston, MA @ Great Scott New Date
October 1- Pawtucket, RI @ The Met New Date
October 2- New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall New Date
What others have said about Prawn:
“The swelling guitars and call-and-response yelps have earned Prawn any number of designations, but they’re less beholden to a genre than to a state of mind, or at least an inversion of what Real Estate does; whereas the latter use their gorgeous, ringing guitar patterns and a masterful economy of words to fondly looks back on their hometown, Prawn imagine the impossible vastness of the future and an unknowable, pervasive current sadness…”- Pitchfork
“Prawn has refined its sound, trusting itself to remain softer and subtler, often coming close to bridging the gap between emo and indie the way Death Cab For Cutie did over a decade ago.”- AV Club
“…a call-and-response epic that offsets its small-town sadness with starry-eyed ambition.”- Spin
“…Prawn have always had a post-rock side, but they’ve rarely sounded this downright pretty…”- Brooklynvegan