When: Wed., Aug. 15, 8 p.m.
Montréal’s TOPS recall the warmth and romance of pop-rock’s classic era. Between soft synth pads, infectious riffs, Fleetwood Mac-style layered harmonies and the ineffable fuzziness of ’70s recordings, the group bleeds retro charm. But for lead vocalist Jane Penny, it’s her bandmates — not vintage icons — who inspire her the most. In a piece for UK music blog the Line of Best Fit, Penny explains, “When I play with TOPS I am always pushing myself … This is my favorite thing in the world.” Catch TOPS on Wednesday, August 15, at Club Metronome in Burlington. Locals J Bengoy and SVPPLY open.