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TOPS takeover: Plastic Factory Records Compilation


Well everyone, it's been a slice. For more Montreal music, please listen to the Plastic Factory Records Compilation. It's a new label with wonderful new sounds. Peace XO TOPS

TOPS takeover: Les Rallizes Denudes – Romance of the Black Grief (Otherwise Fallin’ In Love With)


Very dreamy ballad by old school avant-garage heavy psychers from Japan. Off of an album called Cable Hogue Soundtrack that is not a soundtrack to The Ballad of Cable Hogue. - R, TOPS

TOPS takeover: Richard Twice – 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


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: Icy Spicy Leoncie – Man Let’s Have Fun


Icelandic artist Icy Spicy Leoncie has the right idea in this song. Very interesting phrasing with the lyrics, tastefully campy video production, and a message all of us at TOPS-corp agree upon: "I don't care if you drive a limousine...

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TOPS takeover: Suzanne Ciani on David Letterman (1980)


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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TOPS takeover: Jackie Chan – Snake in the Eagles Shadow intro


Young Jackie expressing himself along to the groovy French Space-Disco band Space. They were one of the only non-soviet bands permitted to play in the USSR, because they all wore space suits and didn't have any provocative or naughty lyrics...

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TOPS takeover: Tasseomancy – Reality

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Tasseomancy is led by sisters Sari and Romy Lightman. Their music taps into the mundane mysticism of diner meetings and pitch shifted Karaoke and driving to the woods in a minivan. Sari and Neil cut up footage of a Bauhaus ballet and made a video for this song that Romy wrote...

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TOPS takeover: Mathematique ft. Dresden Dresses – Wish B0nes


Pascale and Antoine - who make music as Mathematique and Dresden Dresses/Antoine 93 respectively - embody everything that makes the Montreal music scene so great. They're extremely dedicated musicians and artists who bring tons of positive energy wherever they go and make time to play in other people's bands and have fun while striving to make something totally unique and straight from the heart...

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TOPS takeover: Shades of Brooklyn / Shades of Madness


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

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