Tops are a four-piece band from Montreal, equal parts girls and guys, delivering a raw punk take on AM studio pop. Their new record, 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.

Track List:

1.1 Way to Be Loved
1.2 Blind Faze
1.3 Circle the Dark
1.4 Outside
1.5 All the People Sleep
1.6 Sleeptalker
1.7 Superstition Future
1.8 2 Shy
1.9 Change of Heart
1.10 Easier Said
1.11 Driverless Passenger
1.12 Destination

Label: Arbutus Records

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