Infinity Girl Premieres Topshelf Records Debut LP 'Harm' & All Its Chaotic, Melodic Goodness

Last week, we premiered a must-hear new album from Donovan Wolfington, and today, Billboard is excited to provide an early listen to another great release from Topshelf Records.

The San Diego-based indie is often attached to pop-punk and the so called "emo revival," but this LP finds its muse in college rock and shoegaze. 

The band is Infinity Girl, which happens to share its name with a Stereolab song. Their sophomore album -- and first for Topshelf -- is streaming below, ahead of its Aug. 28 release date.

Harm's melodies are encased in swirling atmospheric cyclones, the debris of which -- a keyboard twinkle, maybe a sudden loud/soft moment -- occasionally smack you in the face. If you're looking for a good place to start, try track two, "Firehead." The band seldom recycles ideas across the 13 tracks; this is the sort of album you can continuously find new sonic treats with every listen, or every new set of speakers or headphones you try it out on.

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"This was our first release as a band where we had a lot of time to think about and shape the album ahead of writing and recording it," the band's Nolan Eley tells Billboard. "We ended up with a very cohesive and intentional record, eschewing much of the delay and reverb associated with shoegaze and dream pop, in exchange for a rawer sound, more in line with the post-punk and hardcore roots of shoegaze."

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Pre-orders for the new album are available here. They've also got some live dates coming up:

Sept. 2: Brooklyn, NY (Shea Stadium)
Sept. 5: Allston, Mass. (Great Scott)
Sept. 27: Brooklyn, NY (Palisades)
Nov. 14: Grand Rapids, Mich. (The Compound)