(Toronto, ON)—Toronto based four-piece Topanga premiered a new track titled “Guilt Trip” today via Exclaim!: http://bit.ly/LiUEY6 “Guilt Trip” was recorded in June at the Converse Rubber Track Sessions in Toronto. Fans can get a behind the scenes look into the recording of “Guilt Trip” courtesy of Converse below.
Topanga is Stefan Babcock, Nestor Chumak, Zack Mykula and Steve Sladkowski: four childhood friends that write irresistibly catchy, riff-heavy songs dripping with energy and wrapped in the essence of youth. The band earned plenty of buzz in 2011 after gaining a reputation for their rambunctious live shows complete with explosive gang vocals, airtight hooks and unbridled enthusiasm.
This year has seen Topanga continue to be championed as one of the most exciting up-and-coming acts in Canada. The band released a 7” titled Oceans in February on Royal Mountain Records. Produced by Jon Drew (Tokyo Police Club, Fucked Up, Arkells), Oceans was named as one of February’s “Top Five Rock Releases” by AUX and received rave reviews from Chart Attack, CBC Radio 3 and Exclaim! The band recently sold out their first ever headline show and acted as support to several sold out shows alongside Hollerado, The Darcys, and Young Rival.
Currently in the studio recording their debut full-length album, Topanga announced this week that they will be playing a headline show on August 24 at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. The summer will also see the band play coveted opening slots for Sloan, Hollerado and Parlovr.
More information and event RSVP for Topanga’s headline show in Toronto can be found here: http://on.fb.me/N0fldJ. Tickets are available now at The Horseshoe Tavern, Rotate This and Soundscapes.
Upcoming Topanga Tour Dates:
06.29 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion*
07.21 – Niagara Falls, NY – Hard Rock Café ^
08.05 – Ottawa, ON – Byward Market **
08.24 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern %
09.03 – Lennoxville, Quebec – Bishop’s University**
09.07 – Mississauga, ON – Celebration Square**
09.08 – St. Catharines, ON – Brock University **
* w/ Parlovr & Goosehut
^ w/ Sloan
** w/ Hollerado
% Headline Show w/ Army Girls & Sandman Viper Command
"a deliriously infectious, too-short gut-punch. Yes, please! More, please!" -AUX"fiery tracks packed with scorching guitars and hooky harmony-laden pop melodies" -Exclaim!
"brilliant, effortless pop-punk" -The A.V. Club
"Press play, rock out, repeat" -CHART
"This is some seriously catchy stuff… more Topanga please!" – Craig Norris, CBC Radio 3