Surfing, Skateboarding, Music, Photography, Travel, Culture and general antics of the youth on the run.

Listen to Tops New bedroom pop from Montreal

Tops, Rebecca Storm, Band, Music, Arbutus Records

Indie soft rockers TOPS, the four-piece band out of Montreal that’ll make you think of Julee Cruise, Angelo Badalamenti, and Top Gun all at the same time, combines the perfect balance of love hangovers, teenage angst, and soothing grooves just in time for that summer romance.

In the video for “Outside,” lead singer Jane Penny does a strange Lynchian dance in front of a mirror, almost like she’s trapped in the black lodge with Laura Palmer. Penny lists “Sade, The Pretenders, The Stranglers, and Julee Cruise” as her main influences, and we can tell, and we like it.—Maya Eslami

Their album Picture You Staring was released in April on Arbutus Records.

TOPS are touring the States this fall, catch ’em if you can.

August 8th | Kingston, ON | The Wolfe Island Music Festival

October 15th | San Francisco, CA | Academy of Sciences

October 26th | Minneapolis, MN | 7th Street Entry

October 27th | Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall

October 29th | Detroit, MI | Marble Bar

October 30th | Toronto, ON | The Horseshoe Tavern

October 31st | Montreal, QC | Theatre Fairmount

November 1st | Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg

November 2nd | Washington, DC | U Street Music Hall

November 5th | Dallas, TX | Dada

November 6th | Austin, TX | Fun Fun Fun Fest

November 9th | Phoenix, AZ | Valley Bar

November 10th | Los Angeles, CA | The Roxy

November 11th | San Diego, CA | The Hideout

November 12th | San Francisco, CA | The Independent

November 13th | Portland, OR | Doug Fir

November 14th | Seattle, WA | Barboza

Tops, Music, Arbutus Records

Sign up for letters from What Youth

By enabling this page, you are acknowledging and accepting our privacy terms and conditions.