by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Melted Toys - Come On (MP3)
Psych and San Francisco have gone hand in hand since the '60s and, in addition to all the groovy garage the city has beeng putting out, there's a nice crop of neo-shoegazers happening over there. Unlike Weekend and Young Prisms who come at you with gale force, trio Melted Toys are more Sunday morning type music. Gently strummed guitars, watery bass and echo-y vocals drift across cheap Casio beats. They've got an EP coming out on Underwater Peoples on February 22 and you can check out "Come On" above, which would segue nicely into the Radio Dept. (or early Primal Scream) song of your choice.
Melted Toys just wrapped up a tour with the aformentioned Young Prisms, and pull into town for a few shows this week in the greater NYC area. They play tonight (Feb. 2) at Maxwell's and tomorrow (Feb. 3) at Glasslands, and both shows are with tourmates LA duo Speculator, Real Estate's Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, and Wet Dream (members of Family Portrait). Melted Toys also play Friday (Feb. 4) at Silent Barn, again with Speculator but also Eola and Punks on Mars. And if you're up Rochester way, see them at The Bug Jar on Saturday (Feb. 5) with Wet Dream.
Young Prisms also arrive in town tonight (Feb. 2) as part of their tour with the Radio Dept. Tickets for the show at Music Hall of Williamsburg are still on sale. Young Prisms return to the same Brooklyn venue in April for a show with Crocodiles and The Fresh & Onlys as part of a tour at that time. Tickets for the April show go on AmEx presale today at noon.
All Melted Toys tour dates, plus a live video, are after the jump.
Melted Toys - "Portals" on InTheWoods.tv
Melted Toys - 2011 Tour Dates
2/2 @ Maxwells NJ, W/ Alex Bleeker, Wet Dream, Melted Toys, Speculator.
2/3 @ Glasslands BK, W/ Alex Bleeker, Wet Dream, Melted Toys, Speculator.
2/4 @ Silent Barn W/ Melted Toys, Speculator, Wet Dream, Eola, Punks on Mars.
2/5 @ The Bug Jar ROC, W/ Family Portrait, Melted Toys.