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TOPS w/ The Highest Order

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TOPS w/ The Highest Order

Sunday Aug 19th at The WIndsor Beer Exchange

$17 Advanced/ $20 Door

All Ages

TOPS

For Sugar At The Gate, their third and most ambitious album to date, Montreal's TOPS peaced
out to LA. They lived and recorded at “Glamdale”, a mini-mansion and former brothel located in
the Jewel City, Glendale, CA. The unassuming record unfolds slowly, taking time to reveal itself.
Like nearly everything TOPS does, multiple meanings overlap with the album's title referring to
orgasm, but also to carrot chasing, gatekeeping, and the social contract.
Vocalist-songwriter Jane Penny, at this point one of the most distinctive vocalists of her
generation, took time during the recording learning how to drive in the Forest Lawn Cemetery
parking lot. “Living in LA was living out a teenage fantasy, living with your band and practicing
in the garage. It was also the first time we’ve ever had that much space to make music. I took the
experience of living LA as a challenge to make music that I know is real to me, in the sense of it
feeling true and containing true feelings, but also recordings of great songs, the real thing.”
Jane Penny and David Carriere (guitarist-songwriter) contributed to the album’s lyrics as much
separately as together. Both their perspectives are heartfelt, with Penny’s sometimes cryptic
lyrics betraying something of her unconscious.
Layers of sarcasm and sincerity seem to enfold the group like flower petals. Irrepressible jokers
in conversation, their album's vinyl download codes come folded up inside drug baggies. TOPS'
flawless musicianship and profound grasp of pop fundamentals are the surest sign that at the
core, it's all as real as it sounds.
All of TOPS recordings have been produced by the band, who have self recorded the majority of
their work to date. Riley Fleck’s distinct and controlled drumming style is key to the
arrangements on Sugar at the Gate. A sensitivity in his playing and strong sense of discretion is a
distinguishing feature of TOPS’ sound. Sugar at the Gate will be released on June 2nd 2017,
worldwide on Arbutus Records

The Highest Order

The Highest Order (Toronto) are a psychedelic country rock band featuring Simone TB (drums), Paul Mortimer (voice, guitar), Kyle Connolly (voice, bass) and Simone Schmidt (voice, guitar). Versatile and virtuosic, the band breathes political and psychedelic life into classic forms with athletic metaphors, deep truths and a new vision for the cosmic tradition that doesn't lose sight of earth. Their next full-length LP, Live At The Silver Dollar, captures the midnight magic of the band's transcendental live performance and is poised for release with Idée Fixe Records in Fall, 2018.
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