Everything Must Go

Top Surprise

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Released May 12, 2010
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Everything Must Go, Top Surprise’s debut, was produced by Lê Almeida (Coloração Desbotada) and Paulo Casaes (Fujimo) during two drunken days at brothers Andre and Daniel’s apartment. Vocals were recorded in the bathroom, guitars in the living room and drums in dad’s bedroom, to the neighbors’ despair. The results sound as strong as any recent “shitgaze” record you’ve heard — but with a subtlety only someone who worked as a telephone operator could conceive. Hysterical guitars and joggly drums explode into the songwriting, with female backing vocals resembling bees inside the speaker. From the obvious admiration of American college rock to hints of post-punk, the EP ends with a folk-tinged incursion into Jeff Mangum/Elliott Smith territory. Proof that even the syncretic “generation Y” is capable of tender moments — albeit amid chaos. (via Pug Records)