Indie rock group Topanga from Los Angeles will be releasing its debut synth-pop EP “Midnight Jungle” digitally on Feb. 10. Check out the latest single “American Promises” here:
The musical project Topanga was started by Derek Brambles and Eric Johnson, former members of the now-defunct group The King’s English, who decided to name their debut EP “Midnight Jungle” upon Los Angeles after dark. The EP was written in late 2015 and early 2016 about their experiences in the city and includes finishes touches by their friend Mike Malchicoff, who helped engineer Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo.”
Topanga’s influences come from Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney’s “Ram” and David Bowie’s “Hunky Dory.” They have blended various styles to create a sound they can call their own. “American Promises” takes this to the next level and invites the listener to enjoy a pop-infused, bouncy and densely-layered trip through meaningful lyrics about America’s future.
“American Promises” follows the EP’s first single “Shadows,” which is a haunting ballad with uplifting qualities and soulful lyrics about an early childhood memory. Check it out here:
The self-produced six-track “Midnight Jungle” is coming out Feb. 10, so be sure to give it a listen when it drops! To stay up date with Topanga, check them out on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, and iTunes.