Sometimes, you just gotta let your brain get lazy. I recently got the split 7" single done by local bands Dominant Legs and Melted Toys–both of whom we've given a lot of love before–from French record press Atelier Ciseaux. When I need to completely zen out on and forget that it's miserable outside, I put it on at full blast. And maybe do a little dancing.
Don't feel like shot-gunning beers and slurping tequila shots tonight? Do your Cinco de Mayo thing at Slim's with a powerhouse lineup sporting 2K11 indie heavyweights Beach Fossils, Craft Spells, and SF's own Melted Toys to cool your sweaty selves down with their chilled-out (but not chillwave) tunes that feel as deliciously warm and pulse-quickening as this sudden Springtime glory. And it's not as if Slim's can't make a margarita for you, if you've got the craving.
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Chilled out synths and glassy guitar lines form the delightfully punch drunk, cooled-down pop of San Francisco's Melted Toys, who just put out their first EP, Washed & Dried (Underwater Peoples Records). "Come On" is the perfect soundtrack for crisp spring nights.