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watch the fiery video for TOPS’ new single “Anything”


Montreal's TOPS unveil an explosive video for new jam "Anything", a tender, smoldering soft-rock torch song, out now on Arbutus. Vid directed by Tommy Keith, and starring Jane Penny on a motorcycle...

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Tei Shi x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: Sean Nicholas Savage – The Rat


I think I might be one of Sean’s biggest fans. I think he is so great in such an indescribable way. I played a show with him in Montreal last year and that was my first time seeing was unlike any live experience I’ve had before, his performance feels like a Lynchian dream...

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video premiere: Lydia Ainsworth // White Shadows


In the new video for Lydia Ainsworth's "White Shadows", director and animator Tara Dougans utilizes "a series of hand-painted motion sequences, animated frame by frame and stitched together digitally" to create a soothing, darkly whimsical visual that mirrors the track's beautiful otherworldly vibe...

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hear Braids’ powerful new single “Miniskirt”


download Blue Hawaii’s Agor Edits mixtape


"It's the end of the year, so to commemorate the global underground touring we did— to all the people who were interested in coming to and putting on a Blue Hawaii show in Bangkok or Vilnius— we decided to put together a free mixtape of edits — somewhere between the dreamy record and the banging live show...

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mp3 premiere: Blue Hawaii – Get Happy / Get Happier


(๑ ऀืົཽ₍₍ළ₎₎ ऀืົཽ)✧ 'Get Happy' is a song we recorded one day in January 2014 but laid to rest as we got lost in the commotion of touring and moving to separate cities. As the year progressed, we found our live show intensify but still had all these softer recordings which would never be released. Hence we present Get Happy / Get Happier, where we explore both sides: the original demo and a fun, double-time edit made one day in August.
-- Blue Hawaii

Montreal duo Blue Hawaii drop a beautifully conflicted new jam/mantra ahead of their CMJ dates: Listen to + download the hypnotic "Get Happy", along with its more frantic, double-time counterpart, below. Raph and Agor bring their amazing live show to NYC this week for CMJ, check those dates after the jump...

Blue Hawaii :: Get Happy / Get Happier .zip

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TOPS x gorilla vs. bear takeover + Way To Be Loved video

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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...

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listen to TOPS’ new LP Picture You Staring


TOPS' Picture You Staring is out next week on Arbutus

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TOPS – Outside

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Montreals TOPS unveils the softest, most pillowy of jams, our current favorite from their stellar new album (although it could just as easily have come from the Top Gun soundtrack). Picture You Staring is out September 2 via our friends at Arbutus...

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TOPS – Way To Be Loved


"Way To Be Loved" is the opening track from TOPS' excellent new LP Picture You Staring, out September 2 on Arbutus.

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