by Andrew Sacher


Two emo bands, Ridgewood, NJ's Prawn and Rockford, IL's Joie De Vivre, are teaming up to release a split 7" on February 11 via Topshelf and Count Your Lucky Stars (click the label links to pre-order). It's got three new songs from Joie De Vivre and two from Prawn, one of which makes its premiere in this post. "Why You Always Leave a Note" (presumably an Arrested Development reference?) starts out as the kind of Kinsella-style emo that Prawn have always had a knack for, but towards the end takes a turn for the sort of fleshed-out, heavily layered stuff that TWIABP were doing on their last record. Prawn have always had a post-rock side, but they've rarely sounded this downright pretty. Stream the song, along with the 7" artwork and tracklist, below.

Prawn's previously announced tour with You Blew It! and Crying comes to NYC on February 8 at Shea Stadium with Living Room. All dates are listed, along with the song stream and more, below...


Prawn - "Why You Always Leave a Note"


Joie De Vivre/Prawn split 7" Tracklist:
Side A- Joie De Vivre

1. Martin Park
2. Tenstopet
3. Good Morning Mr. Franklin

Side B- Prawn

1. Why You Always Leave a Note
2. Fracture


Prawn -- 2014 Tour Dates
2/04/2014 Annandale on Hudson, NY @ Bard College&
2/05/2014 Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase&
2/06/2014 New Britain CT @ Pulaski Club Downstairs&
2/07/2014 Cambridge, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge&!
2/08/2014 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium&!
2/09/2014 Philadelphia, NY @ The Fire&!

& - w/ You Blew It!
! - w/ Crying

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