TOPS "Outside" (interactive video)

TOPS "Outside" (interactive video)
Many of TOPS' music videos have been homemade-looking affairs, but they've upped the production values for their new interactive clip for "Outside."

The visuals for this hazy, "Take My Breath Away"-cribbing dream-pop number from Picture You Staring consist of a website with four separate videos running simultaneously. They all show different perspectives of a similar scene — each with its own pastel palette of soft-focus colours — as singer Jane Penny twirls and sings along. Users can drag and drop the different frames and move them around the screen.

Director Fantavious Fritz said in a statement, "'Outside' is one of my favourite tracks! It carries such sublime simplicity and unity, like a well-curated collage or painting of sounds. This website came out of a desire to experiment with the internet as a medium and visually portray this idea of collage with video / performance. In 'Outside,' the internet serves as a canvas for play with colours, shapes and moving kinetic form, allowing for many different viewings of the piece."

Watch the video here, and see TOPS' tour schedule below.

Tour dates:

02/07 Kanazawa, Japan - Artgummi
02/08 Osaka, Japan - Chika Ikkai
02/09 Hiroshima, Japan - 092 Banquet
02/10 Fukuoka, Japan - Utero
02/11 Kumamoto, Japan - Navaro
02/12 Kobe, Japan - Helluva Lounge
02/13 Kyoto, Japan - Metro
02/14 Tokushima, Japan - Crowbar
02/15 Hamamatsu, Japan - Kirchherr
02/16 Nagoya, Japan - KD Japon
02/17 Tochigi, Japan - Hello Dolly
02/18 Sendai, Japan - Space Zero & NeoBrotherz
02/19 Tokyo, Japan - O-Nest
02/20 Tokyo, Japan - Fever
02/22 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (all-ages early show)
02/23 San Fransisco, CA - Brick & Mortar
02/25 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
02/27 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore
02/28 Mexico City, Mexico - Deportivo Lomas Atlas (NRMAL Festival)
03/05 Minneapolis, MN - Icehouse
03/06 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
03/07 Detroit, MI - UFO Factory
03/08 Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha
03/09 Hamilton, ON - Baltimore House
03/12 Dallas, TX - Three Links (Red Bull Sound Select Dallas)
03/13 Waltham, MA - Chums
03/14 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
03/19 Quebec, QC - Le Cercle
03/20 Montreal, QC - Le Ritz PDB
05/11 Birmingham, UK - The Hare & Hounds
05/12 Bristol, Avon, UK - Start the Bus
05/13 Manchester, UK - Gullivers
05/14 London, UK - Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
05/19 Luxembourg, LU - De Gudde Wëllen
05/20 Rotterdam, NL - WORM
05/21 Hamburg, Germany - Aalhaus
05/23 Mannheim, Germany - Maifield Derby Festival
05/24 Dortmund, Germany - Way Back When Festival
05/26 Prague, CZ - 007 Club Strahov
05/27 Leipzig, Germany - Goldhorn
05/28 Berlin, Germany - Privat Club
05/30 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega (Ideal Bar)
06/01 Stockholm, Sweden - Lilla Hotellbaren
06/03 Amsterdam, Netherlands - OT301