Published Feb 14, 2012Toronto newcomers Topanga recently inked a deal with Hollerado's Royal Mountain Records label, and they are gearing up to release their new seven-inch this month. The single is due out on Wednesday (February 15), and you can now listen to the A-side "Oceans."
The release, which also features the B-side "Mabu," was produced by Jon Drew (Tokyo Police Club, Arkells, Fucked Up), and it's no surprise that it caught Hollerado's ear, since these fiery tracks are packed with scorching guitars and hooky harmony-laden pop melodies.
In a statement, Topanga frontman Stefan Babcock explains that these are "two rambunctious songs full of gang vocals and unbridled enthusiasm. The songs were inspired by time I spent living out of a 1995 Toyota Camry on Canada's East Coast." Fittingly, that car was nicknamed Mabu.
Stream and/or download "Oceans" below. The vinyl is due out on February 21 and includes custom hand-numbered, silk-screened posters/sleeves, available in red, yellow, green and blue. This week Topanga will also kick off a string of Ontario tour dates. You can see the schedule below.
2/16 London, ON - Call the Office *
2/24 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's (Oceans release show)
3/2 Montreal, QC - L'Esco ^
3/8 London, ON - APK Live #
3/10 Guelph, ON - Jimmy Jazz
3/17 Oshawa, ON - E.P. Taylors (Durham College)
3/24 Kingston, ON ON - Mansion House &
3/29 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood
* with Hollerado and the Snips
^ with Honheehonhee
# with the Balconies
& with The Junction