"Let the world take over you," sings Derek Brambles as a faint ambient soundscape turns into a celebratory anthem with a big-room sound. "Shadows," the debut single by indie pop group TOPANGA, is a slick, joyful tune that falls somewhere between the jaunty hooks of The 1975 and the rousing flamboyance of Passion Pit. It's another one of those "live in the moment," chart-friendly tunes that intends to bring some sun to these increasingly chilly autumn nights.
TOPANGA is releasing their debut EP, Midnight Jungle, on February 3. But you don't have to wait until February to sample some of their new songs, as they're making a stop at El Cid on Friday, December 2nd.