It's been almost two years since we've posted anything about Montreal-based TOPS, who performed wonders on their under-appreciated debut, Tender Opposites. But it seems today is our lucky day, with the four-piece band revealing a new song, and an accompanying music video which, as you will notice, is self-made/self-directed. "Change of Heart" is the A-side from the band's new 7", which will be backed with B-side "Sleeptalker," and features all the happy, jingly indie-pop sounds that made us fall in love with them to begin with. The video depicts the band messing around, playing arcade games, and dancing in random hotel rooms. According to their press release:
"In March TOPS went on a US tour with Calvin Love. We borrowed a camera from our friend and recorded all of the fun times, the mundane times, friends we ran into, friends we met, and some total strangers. A lot of the footage was filmed at a house we rented with 8 other people during SXSW, and the rest is just being on the road or fucking around at shows and in motel rooms. Big thanks to all the friends that made it in, shout out to Sean Nicholas Savage, Calvin Love, Empress Of, Dylan III, Moon King. RIP ATH. Love, TOPS."
Change of Heart/SleepTalker 7" is out via Canadian powerhouse label Arbutus Records - home to Grimes, Blue Hawaii and Braids - on June 23rd.