TOPS (band)

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TOPS
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Soft rock
Years active 2011–present
Labels Arbutus Records
Associated acts Silly Kissers
Sugar Boys
Members Jane Penny
David Carriere
Riley Fleck
Jackson Macintosh
Marta Cikojevic
Past members Thom Gillies
Madeline Glowicki
Jenni Roberts
Alana DeVito

TOPS is a Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, which currently consists of Jane Penny, David Carriere, Riley Fleck, Jackson Macintosh and Marta Cikojevic. They were formed in 2011 following the disbandment of synthpop group Silly Kissers, of which Carriere, Penny and Gillies were members, along with notable Arbutus Records recording artist Sean Nicholas Savage.[1] TOPS are prominent within the Arbutus Records and Canadian indie music scenes.[2] Their debut album, Tender Opposites, was released on February 28, 2012, in Canada and the United States, and October 1, 2012, in the rest of the world, to generally positive reviews. The album was named the eighth best album of 2012 by Gorilla vs. Bear.[3] Their second studio album Picture You Staring was released in 2014 on Arbutus Records, and featured artwork from LA based artist Jessica Dean Harrison.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 2012: Tender Opposites (Arbutus Records / Atelier Ciseaux)
  • 2014: Picture You Staring (Arbutus Records)
  • 2017: Sugar at the Gate (Arbutus Records)

Singles and EPs[edit]

Videos[edit]

Year Video Director Link
2017 "Further" Jane Penny YouTube
2017 "Petals" Jane Penny YouTube
2015 "Anything" Tommy Keith YouTube
2015 "Sleeptalker" Sadie Holliday YouTube
2015 "Driverless Passenger" Jason Harvey YouTube
2014 "Outside" Fantavious Fritz YouTube
2014 "Way To Be Loved" Fantavious Fritz YouTube
2014 "Change of Heart" David Carriere & Jane Penny YouTube
2012 "Turn Your Love Around" Graham Foy YouTube
2012 "Double Vision" David Carriere YouTube
2012 "Diamond Look" Marilis Cardinal Vimeo
2012 "Rings Of Saturn" Jasper Baydala YouTube

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Jane Penny (vocals, keyboard) (2011–present)
  • David Carriere (guitar) (2011–present)
  • Riley Fleck (drums) (2011–present)
Former members
  • Thom Gillies (bass) (2011–2013)
  • Madeline Glowicki (bass) (2013–2014)
  • Alana Marta DeVito (bass) (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TOPS Announce Debut Full-length 'Tender Opposites'". Exclaim!. 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  2. ^ "The Warehouse Pop Of Arbutus Records". Dazed Digital. 2013-07-12. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  3. ^ "gorilla vs. bear's albums of 2012". Gorilla Vs. Bear. 2012-12-02. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 

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