Montreal Four-Piece Tops Come to Music Hall of Williamsburg Friday

September 27th, 2017

Tops—original members Jane Penny (vocals and keys), David Carriere (guitar) and Riley Fleck (drums) now joined by Jackson Macintosh (bass) and Marta Cikojevic (keys)—are part of Montreal’s vibrant D.I.Y. music scene, releasing several EPs, singles and full-lengths over the past five years. Their acclaimed third studio LP, Sugar at the Gate (stream it below), recorded in a former Los Angeles brothel, came out just before this past summer. “Their music is undeniably beautiful and, for all its subtleties, often immediately rewarding,” says Exclaim. While Pitchfork adds that they “have sharpened their hooks and clarified their aesthetic. These slyly produced soft rock tunes carry a plush atmosphere and vintage warmth. Catch Tops (above, their video for “Petals”) live Friday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg. And don’t miss avant-garde Montreal singer-songwriter Ellise Barbara’s Black Space opening the show.