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TOPS start a new record label + share two new songs

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Montreal's TOPS announce the launch of their brand new label Musique TOPS with the release of a sweet new double A-side 7", featuring the beautifully tender love song "Echo of Dawn" and the infectious groove of self-described "imposter syndrome anthem" "Seven Minutes. Listen to both songs below, and look out for more from TOPS coming in 2020 (including a U.S. tour!):

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video premiere: TOPS – Topless

JANE TOPS

Montreal's TOPS finally grace us with a video for the album-closer + one of our favorite tracks from their amazing 2017 record Sugar at the Gate -- only 2 years after release! -- to commemorate their their North American tour that starts next month (including a stop at the Mohawk in Austin on May 17th that we're co-presenting)...

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TOPS share “Further” video

TOPS FURTHER

TOPS' Sugar At the Gate highlight gets a lovely video, directed by the group's own Jane Penny, and starring Ellise Barbara, Riley Fleck + Jackson MacIntosh:

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listen to TOPS’ glorious new album Sugar at the Gate

TOPS SUGAR AT THE GATE

Our album of the summer is here: Montreal's TOPS drop their best full-length yet, a timeless collection of breezy, instantly familiar pop jams (see "Petals", "Cutlass Cruiser"), intoxicating slow-burners that only reveal their true magic after you've earned it with your time and undivided attention, and a few stellar tracks that defy either of these classifications ("Dayglow Bimbo", "Topless")...

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video: TOPS – Petals

TOPS PETALS JANE PENNY

TOPS share the Jane Penny-directed video for the first single from our favorite record of 2017 (so far duh), Sugar at the Gate:

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premiere: TOPS announce new album Sugar at the Gate, share lead single “Petals”

TOPS SUGAR AT THE GATE

We are beyond psyched to premiere the new single from one of our favorite bands of the last half-decade or so, Montreal's TOPS. "Petals" is a sinuous, timeless soft-funk-pop jam with some of the most bitingly relatable lyrics you'll hear in 2017 -- “got a phone full of numbers and a list full of names / no one to call / not much to say, anyway” -- taken from the group's stellar forthcoming album Sugar at the Gate, which was recorded in LA at a spot called "Glamdale," a mini-mansion and former brothel out in Glendale...

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video: TOPS – Outside

TOPS // OUTSIDE

It's inspired by videos by Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Anna Domino, Berntholer, Suzanne Vega, @devhynes @robynkonichiwa ... I could go on ...

— 大☼ℙS (@TTTOPSSS) October 7, 2014

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TOPS takeover: Richard Twice – If I Knew You Were the One

IF I KNEW YOU WERE THE ONE

There are a few types of songs that unite the members of TOPS in a shared love of music - this is a prime example of the achingly sad variety. - JP, TOPS

TOPS takeover: Sally Oldfield – Blue Water

SALLY OLDFIELD

This song really resonates with me because it contains so many musical elements that I love. The production showcases real instruments in a completely atmospheric way. The vocals are arrestingly beautiful while remaining totally unique...

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TOPS takeover: Suzanne Ciani on David Letterman (1980)

CIANI x LETTERMAN

Suzanne Ciani is an electronic music innovator who worked with early synthesizers to create sound effects that have a special character which put them in a different solar system than other sound effect engineers working at the time...

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