Montreal’s TOPS enlisted some of Los Angeles best celebrity impersonators for the video for ‘Petals’, the first single from their forthcoming album Sugar at the Gate, out on June 2 on Arbutus Records.
The clip was directed by the band’s singer Jane Perry.
The band decamped to LA to record Sugar at the Gate at “Glamdale”, a mini-mansion and former brothel located in Glendale.
“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,” Perry said in the statement.
While the band was living and recording in Glendale, she also learned to drive in the parking lot of Forest Lawn Cemetery.
TOPS will kick off a tour on the same day their new album is released;
6/2 – Bristol, GB @ Southbank Club
6/4 – Manchester, GB @ The Ritz
6/5 – Brighton, GB @ The Joker
6/6 – London, GB @ The Dome
6/7 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
6/8 – Amsterdam, NL @ De School
6/9 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefaehrlich
6/10 – Berlin, DE @ Roter Salon
6/11 – Warsaw, PL @ Cafe Kulturalna
6/12 – Krakow, PL @ Klub RE
1. Cloudy Skies
4. Dayglow Bimbo
5. Marigold & Gray
6. Cutlass Cruiser
7. Hours Between
8. I Just Wanna Make You Real
9. Seconds Erase