Watch TOPS’ beautiful new video for Outside, and don’t miss yr chance to see them on tour (dates below).
Buy their new record Picture You Staring HERE.
October 7th | St. Louis, MO | Demo - TICKETS
October 8th | Nashville, TN | The End - TICKETS
October 9th | Indianpolis, IL | Hi Fi - TICKETS
October 10th | Chicago, IL | Subterranean - TICKETS
October 11th | Detroit, MI | Jumbo’s - TICKETS
October 12th | Ohio, OH | Happy Dog
October 14th | Toronto, ON | Silver Dollar - TICKETS
October 15th | Montreal, QC | Divan Orange - TICKETS
October 16th | Boston, MA | Church - TICKETS
October 17th | Brooklyn, NY | Baby’s All Right - TICKETS
October 18th | Philadelphia, PN | MilkBoy - TICKETS
October 27th | Washington, DC | DC9 - TICKETS
October 28th | Carrboro, NC | Cat’s Cradle (back room) - TICKETS
October 29th | Atlanta, GA | 529 - TICKETS
October 30th | Birmingham, AL | Syndicate Lounge - TICKETS
October 31st | New Orleans, LA | Circle Bar
November 1st | Huston, TX | Fitzgerald’s Downstairs - TICKETS
November 3rd | Dallas, TX | City Tavern - TICKETS
November 4th | Austin, TX | Mohawk (Inside) - TICKETS
November 5th | El Paso, TX | Lowbrow Palace - TICKETS
November 9th | San Diego, CA | Soda Bar - TICKETS
November 24th | London, UK | Oslo – TICKETS
November 26th | Brighton, UK | Green Door Store – TICKETS
November 28th | Amsterdam, NL | De Nieuwe Anita – TICKETS
November 30th | Berlin, DE | Monarch – TICKETS
December 2nd | Dudingen, SW | Bad Bonn – TICKETS
December 3rd | Luzern, SW | Sudpol – TICKETS
December 5th | Milan, IT | Ligeria – TICKETS
December 6th | Bologna, IT | Covo – TICKETS
Now I Am Become was Tonstartssbandht’s 5th proper album but 1st vinyl full-length. Re-issued now to a criminally limited run of 80 copies, each copy has it’s own unique hand-stencil-painted jacket, designed and graced by hallowed Canadian DIY noise/art/label legend Blake Hargreaves.
Cyclical, heavy-bummer-psych dirges recorded on both 4-track cassettes and sweet baby computers. The White Brothers carry their ever-calling lament of fraternally bound guitar and drum duosong lost in the space between a cappella choral movements and blown-out, serene confusion.
Now I Am Become offers a window into the world of two brothers at the turn of the decade, equal parts contented and sad, hopeful and heavy in their embrace of the cosmic joke. Everything is just too much and also just fine at the same time.
Tonstartssbandht hits the road this October for their first proper US tour in two years. Along for the ride will be perennial friends/favorites Walter TV (Sinderlyn Records)
Oct 7th | Harrisonburg VA | Blue Nile *
Oct 8th | Lexington KY | Al’s Bar *
Oct 9th | St-Louis MO | Biliken Club *
Oct 11th | Austin TX | Mohawk *
Oct 12th | El Paso TX | The Lowbrow Palace *
Oct 13th | Phoenix AZ | Trunk Space *
Oct 15th | Los Angeles CA | Jewels Catch One *
Oct 16th | San Fransisco CA | Brick & Mortar Music Hall *
Oct 18th | Portland OR | High Water Mark Lounge *
Oct 19th | Seattle WA | Chop Suey *
Oct 23rd | Hudson NY | Bard College
Oct 25th | Brooklyn NY | Panache CMJ showcase
Oct 29th | Brooklyn NY | Glasslands Gallery
Hologram is from Right From Real, out September 29th (UK/EU) and 30th (NA), 2014
video by Ludwig Plath
TOPS’ “Picture You Staring” is out now! Check out above video directed by Fantavious Fritz, shot on location in Montreal at our very own Arbutus HQ.
Order Picture You Staring here: http://tinyurl.com/pqoh8t9
And catch them on tour here.
Stream the beautiful new record by our pal Beaver, over at his bandcamp!
Listen to TOPS’ drop-dead gorgeous track “Outside”, up now on Vogue!
Pre-Order the record HERE
Watch Sean Nicholas Savage’s new Darkness video, and read his track-by-track breakdown of Bermuda Waterfall via BULLETT MAGAZINE.
Order the LP/CD/Digital HERE.
Singer Jane Penny gives a voice to the silent girl at the edge of the circle, disillusioned but honest and unpretentious, a tone complemented by David Carriere’s seamless guitar playing and the measured drumming of Riley Fleck. TOPS’ songs are delivered with a cool restraint that blend with the individuality and self-assured desire of their female lead.
Picture You Staring is out September 2th (in North America) and September 8th (in UK/Europe) on vinyl, CD, cassette and digitally.
Blurring the boundaries between indie music, filmic orchestration, and electronic music, Lydia’s debut ‘Right From Real’ thrives on haunting melodies and draws inspiration from a wide range of musical sources – Verdi’s Requiem, Ace of Base, Bulgarian Choirs, Bernard Herrmann, Tones on Tail, Art of Noise… just to name a few. This unexpected marriage of influence flows throughout much of Lydia’s previous work which features use of voice sampling and string arrangements woven into a unique pop fabric.
Right From Real is out September 30th, 2014 on vinyl, CD and digitally.