Formed in Ridgewood, New Jersey, in the summer of 2007, Prawn have amassed a dedicated following over the years. Navigating between emo, math rock, post-hardcore and indie rock, Prawn consistently produce intelligent, technically sound music full of passionate intensity. As such, the band's 2014 LP, "Kingfisher," is one of Topshelf's most popular releases.
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“'Thumpingly alive in its loudest moments and almost surprisingly deft in the quiet shadows that hang at its feet.”
“Prawn have been quietly tossing pebbles into the pond that is the recent Emo Revival, creating subtle ripples here and there, but Kingfisher is no pebble. Rather, Kingfisher is the boulder shooting out waves in every direction.”
-Property Of Zack
“Like any best kept secret, Prawn swims the distance of emo-rock with a force that is to be reckoned with.”
“Prawn have shaped themselves into a band who offer more than lyrics, but counseling. And Kingfisher is catharsis created not through grit, but melody.”
“'Settled' is an oddly beautiful piece of work - rhythmically complex yet melodically simple, Prawn continue to bewilder, perplex and entertain.”
“[A] gorgeous blend of atmosphere and nuance without losing the band’s gruff edge.”
-Consequence of Sound, on "Built For"