Luke Top – “Poltergeist”

By Will Oliver, June 26th 2020 Listen New Song Stream

Luke Top was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and raised in Los Angeles and spent a good chunk of the time as a part of Fool’s Gold.

He’s since gone solo and has just started releasing new material as a part of a series of new tracks. The first is “Poltergeist,” a track that he just released today. It’s got a psych-leaning pop vibe, one that does have hints of the flourishes of Fool’s Gold songs such as “Surprise Hotel.”

About the song Luke Top says:

When I think about the sound of this track I picture 1970’s Dutch reggae played after a John Bonham drum lesson (not that I’m much of a Zeppelin fan), with a synth lineup ripped out of a William Onyeabor studio photo or a Les Baxter record. It’s stamped with psychedelic tape delays that swing upwards into space, all while conjuring up a self-reflexive sermon about lowly inner demons. This song actually began in a dream, so it has always had this odd, REM-cycle energy floating around inside of it. It was self-recorded under quarantine in my new home on the outskirts of the San Fernando Valley, CA. There I’m surrounded by retired KROQ-era new wave musicians, Juggalos, and a bagel factory. In other words, a perfect storm of creative opportunity.

Top is donating any proceeds from streams & sales to the Loveland Foundation, which helps gain access to mental health professionals for Black women.

Find “Poltergeist” streaming below.

Luke Top · Poltergeist


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