In another episode of pandemic-inspired creativity and benevolence, dream pop quartet Topographies debuts their EP Not My Loneliness, But Ours. The EP was entirely written and recorded individually from each band members’ home before being fused together. All proceeds will go to SF New Deal, a COVID-19 relief founded by residents — and run by volunteers — to support San Francisco’s small businesses and working people and to preserve and cultivate the city’s unique culture.
The four-track EP has a gloomy tinge to it, reminiscent of sounds from new wave artists like The Cure or The Smiths. Apparently the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as frontman Gray Tolhurst happens to be the son of Lol Tolhurst, one of the founding members of The Cure. The gloomy, downtempo tracks are certainly a departure from their earlier, more radiant works such as “Pink Thoughts.” The progression in style is a testament to the band’s ability to meld together seemingly disparate genres and transcend generations of sound.
Topographies have also announced the upcoming release of their LP Ideal Form, set to be released this November via Funeral Party Records.
Listen to Not My Loneliness, But Ours on Bandcamp: