Spin has given its seal of approval to Suspect Highs, the new solo LP from longtime Fool’s Gold leader Luke Top. The magazine calls the album, which finds Top veering towards a more low-key sound than the worldbeat indie pop of Fool’s Gold, “a sometimes jazzy, other times rockabilly, all the time arresting affair.” According to Spin, the album is “no vanity project, but a deeply earnest and deeply honest confessional.” Read the review, and hear a stream of the record, here.
Before the album’s release, Noisey previewed “On the Shore” in a post, saying, “this song makes us feel so freakin’ chill. Picture beads of condensation dappling that piña colada glass as you squint into the sunset.” Check it out here or below.
Top also has a video for the album’s final song, “Lucky Penny,” that debuted on Pitchfork last month. Shot on super 8mm film, the video features the singer as “a harlequin wandering through a psychedelic carnival.” Watch it on Pitchfork or below!