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Prawn Premieres Winsome Indie Rock Track 'Rooftops'

Steve Percapioa
Prawn

New Jersey four-piece Prawn is getting ready to release its third full-length via the venerable San Diego imprint Topshelf Records. We’ve got the exclusive first listen at the second sampling from Run -- a breezy, whistle-laced four-minute bop called “Rooftops.”

Where past Prawn songs employed strings and woodwinds, “Rooftops” -- like the rest of Run -- focuses on the instruments and voices that drive the band’s live show. But with chiming guitars and a sturdy rhythm section in good order, Prawn provides a cheery backdrop to the song’s bittersweet, sometimes sullen mood: “We waste our days with sunburnt skin, kissing ours and caving in / These rooftops will grow again.” Those whistles and some oh-ohh-oh’s balance things out just right.

Give it a listen below:  

Run, which also features the previously-shared single “North Lynx,” follows Prawn’s 2014 album Kingfisher. It's out Sept. 22 and it's available for pre-order here

Find their upcoming tour dates below. An asterisk (*) denotes a bill with the Flatliners.

09.21.17 - Paris, FR @ Le Gibus * 
09.22.17 - Diest, BE @ JH Tijl * 
09.23.17 - Amsterdam, NL @ Sugarfactory * 
09.24.17 - Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang * 
09.25.17 - Berlin, DE  @ Cassiopeia * 
09.27.17 - Dresden, DE  @ Scheune * 
09.28.17 - Hannover, DE  @ Bei Chez Heinz * 
09.29.17 - Nurnberg, DE  @ Desi * 
09.30.17 - Prague, CZ @ OO7 * 
10.01.17 - Vienna, AT @ Arena * 
10.02.17 - Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert * 
10.04.17 - Ljubljana, SI @ Gala Hala * 
10.05.17 - Seregno, IT @ Honky Tonky * 
10.06.17 - Switzerland Lucerne @ Sedel * 
10.08.17 - Munich, DE  @ Kranhalle * 
10.09.17 - Stuttgart, DE  @ Keller Klub * 
10.10.17 - Cologne, DE  @ MTC * 
10.12.17 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope * 
10.13.17 - Southampton, UK @ Joiners * 
10.14.17 - Bristol, UK @ The Exchange * 
10.15.17 - Manchester, UK @ Rebellion * 
10.17.17 - Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank * 
10.18.17 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo * 
10.19.17 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club * 
10.20.17 - Nottingham, UK @ Bodega * 
10.21.17 - London, UK @ The Dome * 
10.22.17 - Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks *
12.09.17 - Washington, DC @ Song Byrd
12.10.17 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
12.11.17 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
12.12.17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12.13.17 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House
12.14.17 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
12.16.17 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
12.17.17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls Downstairs
12.19.17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Funhouse
12.20.17 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
12.21.17 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
12.22.17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
12.23.17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie