One year ago today, Montreal's dream-pop outfit TOPS shared an especially dreamy and nocturnally-themed number called "Sleeptalker." Today, they have shared a VHS like video that is as flickering and intimate as the song is. It has home movie vibes, because it sort of is a home movie, according to director Sadie Holliday.
"The 'Sleeptalker' video arose from an ongoing series of musician portraits I started to piece together in September of 2013, of contemporary musicians and artists in their homes and studios," Holliday told The FADER. "I wanted to investigate the relationship musicians have with their personal space and one another to see how it functions in the greater cultural dialectic. Filming Jane, David, Madeline, and Riley individually and together over the course of a weekend back in September was a really fun experience. I'm pleased with how this video shows a glimpse of how special each of them are."
Get cozy above, and check out the group's upcoming tour dates below. For more on TOPS and their durable, clean-sounding rock, revisit their GEN F from last year.
TOPS tour dates:
August 8th | Kingston, ON | The Wolfe Island Music Festival – http://tinyurl.com/ohsmlm8
October 15th | San Fransisco, CA | Academy Of Sciences – http://tinyurl.com/qjgna4c
October 26th | Minneapolis, MN | 7th Street Entry – http://tinyurl.com/pjqtsr4 *
October 27th | Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall – http://tinyurl.com/osyu7w4 *
October 29th | Detroit, MI | Marble Bar – http://tinyurl.com/qgs2jw3 *
October 30th | Toronto, ON | The Horseshoe *
October 31st | Montreal, QC | Theatre Fairmont *
November 1st | Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg – tinyurl.com/q737op2 *
November 2nd | Washington, DC | U Street Music Hall – http://tinyurl.com/o7abybu *
November 5th | Dallas, TX | Dada – http://tinyurl.com/o7abybu *
November 6th | Austin, TX | Auditorium Shores (Fun Fun Fun Fest) – http://tinyurl.com/3vpxngh *
November 9th | Phoenix, AZ | Valley Bar – http://tinyurl.com/ojmrbpu *
November 10th | Los Angeles, CA | The Roxy – http://tinyurl.com/ona6dzx *
November 11th | San Diego, CA | The Hideout – http://tinyurl.com/qxeo8sq *
November 12th | San Fransisco, CA | The Independent – http://tinyurl.com/qypgjdq *
November 13th | Portland, OR | Doug Fir – http://tinyurl.com/naexqyk *
November 14th | Seattle, WA | Barboza – http://tinyurl.com/nqzayks *
November 21st | Vancouver, BC | The Biltmore – http://tinyurl.com/qdzw2x3 *
* - with Molly Nilsson supporting