Mock Orange are the latest "golden age" emo band to sign to Topshelf, and they'll release their first album for the label (sixth overall), Put The Kid On The Sleepy Horse, on May 20. It follows 2011's Disguised as Ghosts. In case you haven't been keeping up with Mock Orange, they haven't sounded like an emo band in a while. The album's new single "Nine Times" is arty mid-tempo rock with shaky vocals, and weird musical twists and turns...
Philly rockers Restorations put out LP3 earlier this year on SideOneDummy. It's an excellent record; one you'll probably see on a handful of year-end lists this year thanks to its superior take on heartland/blue collar rock that rivals a lot of the stuff it was likely influenced by (Lucero, The Hold Steady, Hot Water Music, etc)...
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