Thought I would do a combo ‘shades of’ post. Loneliness and Change are deeply connected, two themes that are truly elemental and run throughout pretty much all of our music. – DVC, TOPS
Chill pimp video to vibe to. Sometimes I put this on and just wonder where this life is taking me. Usually ends in deep space. This song is Larry Aheard of it’s time. – DVC, TOPS
TOPS on the site, we are pretty excited to be leading the way today. In order to truly experience this takeover there is one necessary step to be taken. Open this air-horn sample in a separate tab and play it sporadically during or in-between any posts that we make throughout the day. You can try it out with one of my all time favourite songs ‘Modern Lovers’ by forgotten British new wave band Fay Ray. Check this girl’s voice out! – DVC, TOPS
Extremely psyched to have one of our favorite pop bands in the world right now taking over the site today: say hi to TOPS, whose new LP Picture You Staring — easily one of the best records of the year — is out this week on Arbutus. You can listen to that here, and stay up on all of the sweet posts TOPS have planned for you throughout the day here.
Not sure where this video comes from, but here’s a last minute contender for your late-night jam of the summer: an all new & improved, Don Bolles-produced version of an older Ariel Pink track called “Shower Me With Lipstick“, very possibly taken from his just-finished forthcoming LP for 4AD:
[vid removed at request of label]
[directed by Tim Saccenti]