NAI HARVEST STREAM BRAND NEW TRACK “BUTTERCUPS”
TAKEN FROM SPLIT WITH PLAYLOUNGE
Premiered at Consequence Of Sound HERE
Previous press for Nai Harvest:
“The intoxicated tantrums of their striking debut ‘Whatever’ have given way to a manageable, strangely enjoyable hangover on ‘Hold Open My Head’… clean guitars cycle in a dream state during the verse and hitch in off-kilter rhythms during the hook” – Pitchfork
“… their crafty plays on rhythm and dexterously executed shredding are anything but average” – MTV Iggy
“… hook-laden… the track applies the band’s knack for ramshackle punk and emo sensibilities to riffs far meatier and muscular than anything they’ve produced before” – DIY
“… calms down the post-hardcore tendencies of Whatever and veers more towards emo’s indie rock side” – Brooklyn Vegan
“cult Sheffield punks” – NME
Indie-rock two-piece Nai Harvest (signed to Topshelf Records) return with “Buttercups”, their most overtly melodic track yet, and one that pays as many dues to the likes of Ride, Chapterhouse, early Superchunk, classic lo-fi and dreampop as it does the fiery emo and punk spirit of their previous output.
It’s a song about distance, and trying to be fair and honest with someone you’re in love with who lives far away but you’re not in a legitimate relationship with. You’re allowed to do what you want with whoever you want but do you really want to do it or not?
Sounding, as ever, a whole lot bigger than just the two of them, “Buttercups” is the A-side of their split with Playlounge, which sees both bands contributing a new track and, in turn, a cover of each other. The record will be released on 12″ flower shaped vinyl (7″ playable).
Nai Harvest are:
Ben Thompson – guitar and vocals
Lew Currie – drums
Pre-order the split from Dog Knights Productions here:
Topshelf Records will also have copies of the split available in the US.
Following an explosive UK tour with Gnarwolves in December, the duo followed this with support slots for Real Friends, You Blew It! and Modern Baseball’s UK tour in May and after key festival appearances, including Tramlines and Beacons, they will be on the road again with Superheaven in September.
A full set of upcoming dates here:
July 27 – Tramlines Festival – The Great Gatsby, Sheffield, England
Aug 3 – Rhondda Rocks – The Factory – Porth, South Wales
Aug 8 – Beacons Festival, Noisey Tent – Skipton, West Yorks, England
Aug 24 – Art Is Hard Fest 2 - London, England - Shacklewell Arms
Sept 5 - London, England - Old Blue Last*
Sept 6 - Leeds, England - Cockpit*
Sept 7 - Birmingham, England - The Flapper*
Sept 8 - Bristol, England - The Exchange*
Sept 9 - Brighton, England - Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar*
Sept 10 - Paris, France - La Macanique*
Sept 11 - Cologne, Germany - Underground*
Sept 12 - Eindhoven, Holland - Kafee Aloys*
Sept 13 - Munster, Germany - Cafe Lorenz*
Sept 14 - Hamburg, Germany - Rote Flora*
Sept 15 - Hannover, Germany - Bei Chez Heinz*
Sept 16 - Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia*
Sept 17 - Dessau, Germany - Beat Club*
Sept 19 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Treibhaus*
Sept 20 - Stuttgart, Germany - Juha West*
Sept 21 – Frankfurt, Germany - 11er*
Sept 22 - Antwerp, Belgium - JH Kavka*
Sept 24 - Southampton, England - Joiners*
Sept 25 - Cardiff, Wales - Clwb Ifor Bach*
Sept 26 - Derby, England - The Victoria Inn*
Sept 27 - Glasgow, Scotland - Stereo*
Sept 28 - Manchester, England - Star & Garter*
Sept 29 - Kingston, England - Fighting Cocks*
Band’s Weezer tribute EP ‘You Blue It’ out digitally on July 15 and on Vinyl August 12 through Topshelf Records
Singer / guitarist Tanner Jones comments;
“To say that My Name Is Jonas is an imperfect song would be the biggest lie of all time and is probably the easiest way to out yourself as a clear poseur. This made covering it very tough. After hours of pulling our hair out, we realized that altering it just for the sake of change might be borderline sacrilegious. For good conscience, we decided to keep the song as is, and bow our heads in respect for a song that begs nothing but tribute.”
Topshelf Records will release the You Blue It EP digitally on July 15, followed by a vinyl release on August 12.
You Blue It was engineered by Matt Wilbur and Matt Burns and produced by Wilbur, Burns, and You Blew It. It was recorded at Vanguard Room in Lakeland, FL and mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Mastering.
1.) My Name Is Jonas
2.) Surf Wax America
3.) In the Garage
4.) Only In Dreams
You Blew It!’s latest LP, the critically acclaimed Keep Doing What You’re Doing, has recently landed on a number of mid-year Best-Of lists, including those from Stereogum and Halfcloth.
You Blew It! on tour with Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos:
Jul 01 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Jul 02 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Jul 03 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Jul 05 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Jul 06 Millvale, PA @ Mr Smalls Theatre
Jul 08 Lansing, MI @ Common Ground Fest
Jul 09 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Jul 10 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Jul 11 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Jul 12 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Jul 13 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
Jul 15 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Jul 16 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Jul 17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
Jul 19 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
Jul 20 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Jul 22 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Jul 24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Jul 25 Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Jul 26 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Jul 27 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
FIELD MOUSE UNVEIL NEW TRACK ‘EVERYONE BUT YOU’ AT STEREOGUM
DEBUT ALBUM ‘HOLD STILL LIFE’ RELEASED ON TOPSHELF RECORDS, JULY 22ND
NME Buzz piece running on July 9th
[Field Mouse] shimmer like Velocity Girl used to do back in the early ’90s… - Stereogum
Field Mouse make a tougher and shoegazier racket than the fey-pop of their similarly-named forebears. They also, on Two Ships, nod to ‘90s indie-dance, which will appeal to those who dream of Sarah Cracknell of St Etienne cooing wistfully with Republic-era New Order. - Guardian
Everything from the band’s name to their choice of guitar pedal seems to focus on a search for beauty, a coyness, a shyness which feels utterly genuine - Clash
You should be hooked… an exhilerating listen - Gold Flake Paint
Field Mouse – Hold Still Life
Topshelf Records – July 22nd
A make-your-own CD recording booth was privy to Rachel Browne’s first recording in 1999, a cover of No Doubt’s “Just a Girl”. It would be another many years before she enrolled at SUNY Purchase, where she majored in music composition and met Andrew Futral, a producer and musician. The two began collaborating musically and in 2010 Field Mouse was officially formed. Eventually they expanded into a four piece, with the addition of Saysha Heinzman on bass and Tim McCoy on drums.
A mix of dreamy reverb-tinged guitars and synthesizers, Field Mouse blends the hard edges of indie rock with the warmer stylings of dream pop and shoegaze. Their songs lure you in with saccharine melodies and soothing vocals, and turn on you without warning with biting lyrics and a thick layered wall of fuzz guitar. It’s a blend Browne and Futral have spent years working to perfect, and it shows in their live performances and recordings. The upcoming LP, co-produced by Futral and Browne, marks Field Mouse’s first full-length. The album was recorded at Seaside Lounge, Brooklyn & Let Em In, Brooklyn and mixed by Kyle Gilbride (Swearin’, Waxahatchee, Upset).
The band released their first 7″ single in February 2012, You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom, on Small Plates Records. This was followed in October 2012 with another 7″ release, How Do You Know, through Lefse. Field Mouse was eventually rounded out with the addition of Saysha Heinzman on bass and Tim McCoy on drums, and in Spring of 2013 the band embarked on a six-week tour supporting Laura Stevenson as she played across the U.S.
Upon their return from tour the band wasted no time arranging their album. Inspired by burgeoning adulthood, social overload and isolation, life in New York, and the realization that life is going by with a terrifying swiftness (plus a handful of breakup songs to boot), the band wrote and recorded their album in late 2013. It marks the first full-length album that’s been written and released as a full band.
Writing and performing as much as possible, Field Mouse shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, and hopefully will be coming to your town. Just don’t expect any covers of “Just a Girl.”
MY FICTIONS STREAM NEW TRACK “MT.MISERY” FROM DEBUT ALBUM “STRANGER SONGS”, OUT JULY 1ST ON TOPSHELF RECORDS
Cut from the same cloth of today’s most influential hardcore, My Fictions are a force to be reckoned with. They are unapologetically heavy. Deliberately tense. Manically varied. Though their influences number among acts like Pg. 99, Converge and American Nightmare, the family My Fictions has been born into is one that is revolutionizing the genre today.
Since forming in Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley in 2010, the band has seen added releases to their discography — including 2013′s When You Are Close, I Am Gone, the celebrated collaborative split with The Saddest Landscape and the band’s Topshelf Records debut, Always Trapped (preceded by I Want Nothing, a split with Aviator and a 2011 demo). 2014 will see the band’s controlled chaotic stylings and singer Bryan Carifio’s brilliant lyrics and vocal delivery paired on Stranger Songs — the band’s first full length studio album.
You can pre-order the album here: http://www.topshelfrecords.com/products/528246-my-fictions-stranger-songs
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