That album brought with it all the requisite touring commitments, footage of which has been captured by the band and turned into the video for Change of Heart. It's not really the live performances that makes the clip, but all the bits in between, hanging out, goofing off, chatting shit, and waiting for stuff to happen. "In March TOPS went on a US tour with Calvin Love," the band say in a press release, "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 is appearing on a double AA-sided 7" single, with new song Sleeptalker on the other side. That single is due for release later this month through Canadian independent powerhouse Arbutus Records, who will release TOPS' second album 'Picture You Staring' later this year. It's all very exciting.
Canadian readers can catch the band at a few shows this month.
June 12th: Picolo Rialto (Slut Island Festival), Montreal
June 19th: Wrongbar (Arbutus x Cascine showcase), Toronto
June 30th: Danforth Music Hall (supporting Blood Orange), Toronto
Arbutus Records release Change Of Heart / Sleeptalker on June 23rd 2014 (pre-order).