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Queen Moo // New Single "Gone" Streaming Now!

In anticipation of their sophomore album Mean Well due August 25th, Queen Moo have premiered their first single "Gone" via Dork!

Jason, the band's vocalist and guitarist, says they picked "Gone" as the first release because "it most accurately displays all the changes Queen Moo has gone through within the two year writing and recording process."

Check out Queen Moo's tour dates below and pre-order Mean Well through our store.


Tour Dates:

  • Aug 10 - Wrentham, MA @ Barn
  • Aug 11 - Amherst, MA @ TBD
  • Aug 12 - Bloomfield, CT @ Dennis
  • Aug 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds
  • Aug 14 - Boonton, NJ @ Boontunes
  • Aug 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Little Italy
  • Aug 16 - Ithaca, NY @ Fanclub Collective
  • Aug 17 - Cleveland, OH @ The Happy Dog
  • Aug 18 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Lincoln House
  • Aug 19 - Chicago, IL @ The Scum Bucket
  • Aug 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Irving Theater
  • Aug 21 - Nashville, TN @ TBD
  • Aug 22 - Richmond, VA @ TBD
  • Aug 23 - Baltimore, MD @ TBD
  • Aug 24 - Washington DC @ The Electric Maid
  • Aug 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Broke Down Palace
  • Aug 26 - New Britain, CT @ The Pulaski Club

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People Like You // 'Verse' Album Stream

You may have heard the singles "Variations on an Aria" and "Thumbnail," but starting today you can stream the entirety of People Like You's new album "Verse." This acclaimed Boston five-piece blends instrumental jazz and emo in a beautiful way, sprinkling it with inspiration from the Kinsella projects American Football and Joan of Arc. Through the intricate melodies and thoughtful lyrics, "Verse" explores topics including personal growth and fitting in. Stereogum even claims it is "unsurprising that the music has both a calming and wistful affect on the listener." We hope you enjoy this album as much as we do. You can also hear the songs live at a show near you during People Like You's July tour.


  • 7/17 – Brookyln, NY @ Sunnyvale
  • 7/18 – Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker *
  • 7/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBD *
  • 7/20 – Baltimore, MD @ 24HR Neon
  • 7/21 – Richmond, VA @ Good Day RVA
  • 7/22 – Norfolk, VA @ Toast (LAVA MiniFest)
  • 7/23 – Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s
  • 7/24 – Nashville, TN @ TBD
  • 7/25 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
  • 7/26 – Akron, OH @ Kling Thing
  • 7/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Ba Sing Se
  • 7/28 – Buffalo, NY @ TBD
  • 7/29 – Albany, NY @ TBD
  • 7/30 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs

*= w/ Zanders

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Us and Us Only // 'Full Flower' Out Now!

We are so excited to say that Us and Us Only's new full-length record is now out in the world! With singles "Kno," "Full Flower," and "Bored of Black" receiving a bunch of praise, we can't wait for everyone to hear the rest of the record.

Here's where you can listen or grab a copy of Full Flower:

We also have CDs, cassettes, vinyl, and digital copies available on our store.

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People Like You // "Thumbnail" Song Premiere

Boston five-piece People Like You premiered their new single "Thumbnail" via Stereogum, who call the track "sweet yet melancholy in nature." The song mixes a matching vocal/trumpet melody and soft but catchy guitar riffs, all of which are carried by buoyant drum beats.

The bouncy, jazz-infused track is the second single off the band's upcoming album Verse, which you can pre-order here.

Tour Dates:

  • 7/14 Providence, RI
  • 7/15 Manchester, NH*
  • 7/16 Bloomfield, CT*
  • 7/17 Brooklyn, NY*
  • 7/18 Montclair, NJ*
  • 7/19 Philadelphia, PA*
  • 7/20 Baltimore, MD
  • 7/21 Richmond, VA
  • 7/22 Norfolk, VA
  • 7/23 Raleigh, NC
  • 7/24 Nashville, TN
  • 7/25 Chicago, IL
  • 7/26 Akron, OH
  • 7/27 Pittsburgh, PA
  • 7/28 Rochester, NY
  • 7/29 Albany, NY
  • 7/30 Boston, MA

* = with Zanders

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Prawn // UK and European Tour Dates

This fall, Prawn will be accompanying The Flatliners on a tour throughout the UK and Europe. This will be their first run of shows across the pond in five years, so go to a show near you and show your support!

  • 9/21 - Paris, France @ Le Gibus
  • 9/22 - Diest, Belgium @ JH Tijl
  • 9/23 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Sugarfactory
  • 9/24 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
  • 9/25 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
  • 9/27 - Dresden, Germany @ Scheune
  • 9/28 - Hannover, Germany @ Bei Chez Heinz
  • 9/29 - Nurnberg, Germany @ Desi
  • 9/30 - Prague, Czech Republic @ OO7
  • 10/1 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena
  • 10/2 - Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert
  • 10/4 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala
  • 10/5 - Seregno, Italy @ Honky Tonky
  • 10/6 - Lucerne, Switzerland @ Sedel
  • 10/8 - Munich, Germany @ Kranhalle
  • 10/9 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Keller Klub
  • 10/10 - Cologne, Germany @ MTC
  • 10/12 - Brighton, England @ The Hope
  • 10/13 - Southampton, England @ Joiners
  • 10/14 - Bristol, England @ The Exchange
  • 10/15 - Manchester, England @ Rebellion
  • 10/17 - Newcastle, England @ Think Tank
  • 10/18 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Stereo
  • 10/19 - Leeds, England @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 10/20 - Nottingham, England @ Bodega
  • 10/21 - London, England @ The Dome
  • 10/22 - Kingston, England @ Fighting Cocks

*all UK shows with Shit Present

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Inns // Topshelf Records Cassette Series

The very first release in our cassette series is Jay Som’s Turn Into and I feel it really has set the tone for the series as a whole. I only bring up this entirely different ~seemingly~ unrelated album to talk about its similarities with another one. In addition to being sonically cut from a similar cloth, the execution, overall sequencing, and the unique qualifier of having been entirely self-played and self-recorded intrinsically tie Inns’ debut album Animal to Turn Into for me. So I’m thrilled to announce that we’ll be including Inns’ debut Animal as the newest addition to our cassette series!

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Animal is the debut album from Jim O’Donnell’s Boston-based solo recording project Inns. The band’s just played their very first show just yesterday and at the time of my writing this has a mere 23, uh, “likes” on Facebook. It basically makes no financial sense to be releasing this record (or any record, really lol) until you listen to it and realize how beautiful it is and how much other people need to hear it.

My favorite track on the album, “Party Talk”, I think best encapsulates what I love so much about this the record as a whole—there’s a somberness that grows and swells into a euphoric repeating synth line that makes me feel like what little kids feel like when they roll down a hill or spin in a circle too fast. It’s a great moment that masks the somberness of the track while never fully covering it up. And I think this entire record kind of flows like that—there’s plenty of catchy and upbeat hooks, and yet an underlying reflectively somber feel persists throughout.

FFO: Hovvdy, Horse Jumper of Love, Jay Som, Bellows, Lomelda, Legs Like Tree Trunks, The American Analog Set

Inns have a few shows coming up in the Boston area and pre-orders for Animal are available now as part of our ongoing cassette series.

As always, thank you thank you thank you for listening.

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Us and Us Only // "Kno" Music Video Premiere

The new music video for Baltimore natives' Us and Us Only's new track "Kno" centers a relationship losing its momentum around stunning pastel visuals, "the whole thing resonating far more greatly than a sub four-minute music video has the right to do," as raved by Gold Flake Paint. Simple shots of colorful flowers, neon signs, and floating bubbles matched with the complications of a dwindling commitment are wrapped together with the song's mulling beat and gentle vocals, creating a poignant, indie package.

Check out the "punishing and weighty watch" below and pre-order the band's upcoming album Full Flower here.

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Ratboys // "GN" Now Streaming

GN, the long-awaited sophomore album from Ratboys, is now streaming in its entirety for you to listen to to your heart’s desire. Julie Steiner and Dave Sagan draw influence from the likes of Sheryl Crow, Jenny Lewis, and Kim Deal in their marriage of emo and country counterparts, upholding their melodic, intimate sound. Stereogum acclaims the band's writing on the record for its ability to "blur the line between the personal and the conceptual." GN offers a compilation of storytelling in its personal accounts of sorrow, elation, and learning experiences. The duo will kick off their tour with Mother Evergreen, All Get Out, and Diet Cig starting June 30th at their record release show at Schubas in Chicago, IL.

GN will be available this Friday, June 30th, on CD, vinyl, cassette, and digitally.

Dates and info below.

  • 06.30.17 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's (Record Release Show) *
  • 07.01.17 - Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel *
  • 07.02.17 - Champaign, IL @ Memphis on Main *
  • 07.03.17 - Bowling Green, KY @ Sinkhole Sanctuary *
  • 07.05.17 - Detroit, MI @ Pike Room at the Crofoot
  • 07.06.17 - Toronto, ON @ DBeatstro
  • 07.07.17 - Ottawa, ON @ Montgomery Legion Hall
  • 07.08.17 - Burlington, VT @ SideBar
  • 07.09.17 - Montreal, QC @ L'Escogriffe
  • 07.11.17 - Manchester, NH @ Penuche's Music Hall
  • 07.12.17 - Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery
  • 07.13.17 - Albany, NY @ The Rice House
  • 07.14.17 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
  • 07.15.17 - Bethlehem, PA @ The Blast Furnace Room at ArtsQuest
  • 07.21.17 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
  • 07.22.17 - Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
  • 07.23.17 - St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
  • 08.01.17 - Kansas City, MO @ The recordBar (w/ Slothrust)
  • 08.02.17 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club (w/ Ron Gallo, Slothrust)
  • 08.19.17 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
  • 08.20.17 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs ^
  • 08.22.17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie ^
  • 08.23.17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory ^
  • 08.24.17 - Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
  • 08.25.17 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room ^
  • 08.26.17 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl ^
  • 08.27.17 - Nashville, TN @ The End
  • 09.07.17 - Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space #
  • 09.09.17 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre #
  • 09.11.17 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall #
  • 09.12.17 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt #
  • 09.13.17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr Smalls #
  • 09.15.17 - Bethlehem, PA @ Lehigh University
  • 09.16.17 - Lancaster, PA @ Lizard Lounge #
  • 09.17.17 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery #
  • 10.27.17 - Gainesville, FL @ FEST

* = w/ Mother Evergreen
^ = w/ All Get Out
# = w/ Diet Cig

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Us and Us Only // "Full Flower" Video

In their new music video for the title track off their upcoming album Full Flower, Baltimore indie rock group Us and Us Only perform under a moody light show in a makeshift living room set up in an empty warehouse. Clrvynt calls the video an exciting addition for old fans and "the perfect introduction" for newcomers who are unfamiliar with the band's subversive riffs and dejected lyrics.

Check out Us and Us Only's upcoming dates and grab a pre-order for Full Flower.

Full Flower will be available on CD, cassette, vinyl, and digitally on July 14th.

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Cool American // Tour Dates with Turtlenecked

Cool American have always had a tendency to be “great at parties,” with their self-described flavor of “Dorito” pop. We’ve released their upbeat new album, Infinite Hiatus, on cassette, while our friends at Good Cheer Records have taken care of your other favorite formats. The tracks on the release follow through with the band's past work in that Nate Tucker's ghoulish vocals (not too dissimilar from Elliott Smith) are as hauntingly beautiful as ever. Tucker notoriously delivers lyricism laced with casual self-reflection and brutal honestly without sounding mopey. Any sense of melancholy is erased by the erratic instrumental urgency found on the album. We think it'll brighten up your day as much as it does to ours.

Grab yourself a cassette here.

The band will be departing on a tour with Turtlenecked this week! Don't miss your chance to see them live:

  • 6/15 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
  • 6/16 – Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge
  • 6/17 – Missoula, MT @ ZACC Below
  • 6/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Memory Lanes
  • 6/20 – Chicago, IL @ Downstairs (at SubT)
  • 6/22 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s Locker Room
  • 6/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Hilton
  • 6/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
  • 6/27 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
  • 6/28 – Hartford, CT @ Bloomfield Village Pizza
  • 6/29 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
  • 6/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Joe Squared – Station North
  • 7/2 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
  • 7/3 – St Louis, MO @ Foam
  • 7/6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
  • 7/7 – Oakland, CA @ The Hole
  • 7/9 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Beefhaus
  • 7/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Café du Nord, Swedish-American Hall
  • 7/12 – Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theater Pub

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