TOPS’ new record Picture You Staring is a soft and lush exercise in dreamy vocals and quiet restraint. There’s some serious weight in singer Jane Penny’s light and feathery vocals, delivering a nice balance of band and vocalist to this low-key outing. Take it down a notch, relax, and check out the tracks below.

Note: I’m trying to track down the exact # of limited coke-bottle clear records, but all pre-orders will receive one.

The Details

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. Released on Sept 2nd.

LP PreOrders come with limited “coke bottle clear” vinyl & a huge party scene poster!

Delivering a raw take on AM studio pop, TOPS’ 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.

1. Way to be Loved 4:23
2. Blind Faze 3:40
3. Circle the Dark 3:08
4. Outside 3:34
5. All the People Sleep 3:51
6. Sleeptalker 2:24
7. Superstition Future 3:52
8. 2 Shy 2:55
9. Change of Heart 3:59
10. Easier Said 5:03
11. Driverless Passenger 3:22
12. Destination 3:35

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