TOPIA started after a recording session with another group, after we realized we have a shared love of dance music,” Guimon explains. “We spent a good while working on songs in Jack Payne’s living room in Highland Park, developing a sound that we were both excited about. Eventually we set up our garage as a recording studio, and have been consistently working on new songs since then.
“We’ve branched out and have been doing some DJ gigs, some live electronic sets and more standard gigs around Los Angeles. We laugh because it’s kind of like those lyrics in “I’m losing my edge” by LCD Soundsystem where he describes a band that keeps changing; it’s instrumentation from synths to guitars to turntables and back to guitars. It’s a funny moment that we in some ways epitomize, but there’s no reason to artificially constrain ourselves to “a guitar band” or EDM or whatever in an era where technology has eased the ability to branch out – all those things are just tools we use to make music anyway.”