Picture You Staring - 10th Anniversary LP


Picture You Staring - 10th Anniversary LP



TOPS were formed in Montreal in 2011 when song-writing duo David Carriere and Jane Penny decided to join forces with drummer Riley Fleck. Delivering a raw punk take on AM studio pop, “Picture You Staring”, is a lush array of timelessly crafted songs.

Singer Jane Penny gives a new 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’ subtle arrangements are delivered with a cool restraint that blend with the individuality and self-assured desire of their female lead.

Picture You Staring gathers strength through intimacy. Self-written, recorded and produced at Arbutus Records’ studio in Montreal over the course of a year, this album contains 12 impeccable examples of pop craftsmanship that will reward repeat listeners.

A cornerstone of the Arbutus catalogue, this deluxe 10th anniversary LP features a multi-page photo zine, huge party poster, and sky blue colour vinyl.

1. Way to be Loved 4:23
2. Blind Faze 3:40
3. Circle the Dark 3:08
4. Outside 3:34
5. All the People Sleep 3:51
6. Sleeptalker 2:24
7. Superstition Future 3:52
8. 2 Shy 2:55
9. Change of Heart 3:59
10. Easier Said 5:03
11. Driverless Passenger 3:22
12. Destination 3:35