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TOPS – Outside

Taken from TOPS‘ forthcoming new LP, Picture You Staring, due September 2 on Arbutus Records. Pre-order Picture You Staring here.

TOPS – Way to be Loved

Way To Be Loved is the lovely opening track from TOPS‘ forthcoming new LP, Picture You Staring, due September 2 on Arbutus Records. It follows the Montreal four-piece’s beautiful new single, Change Of Heart / Sleeptalker. Pre-order Picture You Staring here. Change Of Heart / Sleeptalker 7″ is out now on Arbutus Records.

TOPS – Sleeptalker

TOPS have at last unveiled Sleeptalker, the beautifully stripped back B-side to their recently released new single, Change Of Heart. While the A-side an uplifting track loaded with playful melodies, softly sung pop hooks and breezy sun-kissed melodies, Sleeptalker is a much more gentler and personal affair. The lyrics are almost hushed by singer Jane… Read more »

TOPS – Change Of Heart

Change of Heart is the shimmering new single by Montreal-based indie pop outfit TOPS, and their first since releasing their criminally underrated 2012 album, Tender Opposites. Their latest offering is brimming with just about everything that made us fall for them in the first place. Playful melodies, softly sung pop hooks and breezy sun-kissed hooks…. Read more »

Seoul – White Morning

Montreal-based ambient-pop trio Seoul have returned with the dreamy White Morning, their first offering of new music since sharing their stellar debut Stay With Us last year. White Morning is another truly lovely offering by Seoul, that has a positively uplifting and laid-back vibe to it. It’s easy on the ear, and wonderfully written too…. Read more »

Seoul – Stay With Us

Seoul, a trio from Montreal who describe their music as ambient-pop, have just shared their dreamy new single, Stay With Us. This is taken from the groups forthcoming debut LP, I Become A Shade. Stay With Us could easily be mistaken as a mellower Toro y Moi or Small Black release, as its airy vocals… Read more »

BRAIDS – Hossak

Montreal’s experimental art-pop outfit BRAIDS have shared a new single from their forthcoming LP, Flourish // Perish, which drops August 20 via Arbutus. Their latest offering is called Hossak, and it further displays the groups endearing unique style pop that incorporates both elements of ambient and electronic influences. It’s a really nice piece of music. Listen to it below. Pre-order… Read more »

BRAIDS – In Kind

Having already shared Amends, the B-side from their forthcoming new 12″, Montreal-based experimental art-pop outfit BRAIDS are back with the quirky A-side, In Kind. Along with this 12″, BRAIDS have just confirmed that both tracks will feature on their sophomore effort Flourish // Perish, which drops this August. In Kind is a really interesting track, packed with shimmering guitar… Read more »

BRAIDS – Amends

Back in 2011, BRAIDS dropped one of my favourite LP’s of that year with the release of their debut album, Native Speaker. The Montreal three-piece are back and following up that release with a brilliant new track entitled Amends. The track is quite similar to acts like Grimes, Purity Ring and Austra, given the use broken-up vocals… Read more »