The track appears on emo five-piece’s latest release, a split 7-inch with Joie De Vivre
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die at the Bowery Ballroom 2/21/14
Special Explosion look like they had fun in St. Louis!
Last night ruled! Great to see @intoitoverit @agreatbigpileofleaves @twiabp together. (at The Sinclair)
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Whenever, If Ever
Tour Exclusive of 100.
Catch Frameworks on tour next month!
^ w/ Touche Amore, Seahaven, Caravels
* w/ You Blew It!, Prawn, Special Explosion
% w/ Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe
BTW: we made facebook event pages for our SXSW showcases (we’ll post more info soon)
Kevin talks Topshelf in Boston / Nai Harvest / how our office is like the LOST island / etc.
The new track from Donovan Wolfington — “Keef Ripper” — from their forthcoming EP Scary Stories You Tell in the Dark available everywhere on vinyl and digitally April 29, 2014 through Topshelf Records.
Today we’re thrilled to finally announce that we’ll be working with Portland, OR’s Wild Ones. The band originally caught our attention last summer from something as simple as a tweet on Duck. Little Brother, Duck!'s Twitter timeline. The internet, you guys. We gave them a listen and were instantly hooked (including them on our 2013 sampler shortly thereafter).
The band has a lush, fully developed and well-rounded sound that is incredibly infectious. When listening to Keep It Safe, the band’s debut LP, I am a smarter, sexier person for those 48:46. The record flows effortlessly from start to finish, pulling and tugging, lifting and sinking along the way — in all the right ways at all the right times. SPIN seems to agree:
"The melodic grace of singer Danielle Sullivan is undeniable, while the band’s mix of buoyant synth-pop and familiar indie-rock keeps things moving ever forward."
Time Magazine also hailed Wild Ones as a Band to Watch in 2014, saying of the album:
“Keep It Safe is filled with impeccable arrangements and a mature pop sensibility that hits you from the first note. The songs are anchored by Danielle Sullivan’s distinct voice, which brings to mind both The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan and Harriet Wheeler from The Sundays. Her mesmerizing vocal melodies work well with the inventive synthesizer compositions of Thomas Himes — fused with supple guitar and bass work you get a grandiose and melancholy pop sound that is both novel and retro, innovative and comfortable.”
Wild Ones will embark on a spring tour in March, combining headlining dates alongside a supporting spot with Typhoon. Wild Ones singer Danielle Sullivan recently teamed up with Typhoon’s Kyle Morton to record and release a cover of John Pryne’s “In Spite of Ourselves” — view dates the bands will be playing together below:
^ = w/ In The Valley Below
% = w/ Typhoon