TOPS-heads rejoice! Keyboardist Marta Cikojevic just released her David Carriere-produced debut single, “Entertainment”, via Arbutus Records. David, as you may know, is the guitarist in TOPS. It’s a whole family affair. Keeping in form, this new song would feel right at home in the windswept, infatuation-saturated pop that we heard off TOPS’ most recent record I Feel Alive, which I absolutely loved. Ergo, I love this song.
Although the song starts off with YMO-esque synth puzzlers, the rest of the track features hints of saxophone, slinky guitar, acoustic guitar twinkling in the background, and late nite phone commercial keyboards, immediately matching the vibe of the lovesick lyrics. It seems like the TOPS crew leveled up in terms of production chops in the gap between their 2017 and 2020 records, and that shows in this track as well – truly flexing a throwback sound that sounds fresh, like they upscaled an old 80s music video to HD.
Marci is actually touring later this year – I’ve seen nearly every NYC TOPS show since I moved here in 2016, so count on me to be at Baby’s in October. Dates below + buy “Entertainment” via Arbutus’ website HERE.
Marci Tour Dates:
Sat. Oct. 8 – Montreal, QC @ Diving Bell Social Club
Mon. Oct. 10 – Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre
Tue. Oct. 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Thu. Oct. 13 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Fri. Oct. 14 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Sat. Oct. 15 – Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern
Mon. Nov. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Cid