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Formed in 2009, San Francisco indie pop group Melted Toys initially began as a project between high-school friends Daniel Rosado, Steven Harkins, and Brian Wakefield. After experimenting with different configurations, they settled on a two-guitar, bass, and drum machine setup both in the studio and live. Following a show at San Francisco's Ever Gold Gallery, the band was approached by Bay Area indie Underwater Peoples, for whom they recorded their debut EP, 2011's Washed & Dried. With their unusual melodic guitar parts and vaguely jangle pop sound, the band drew comparisons to British cult favorites Felt. Shortly after Washed & Dried's release, they enlisted drummer Ole Haarstad, completing their lineup. The band began working on a full-length follow-up, but were delayed for a number of reasons. The initial material for their album was contained on a laptop that was accidentally lost on a city train by one of the bandmembers. The band regrouped, moving to Los Angeles, while singer/guitarist Steven Harkins spent a period traveling in China and Japan, where he wrote much of the material that would end up on their long-awaited debut. Released in July 2014, their self-titled debut album was mixed by Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Panda Bear). ~ Timothy Monger
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Top Tracks

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  2.   Wild Waves
  3.   Joy Fit
  4.   Neuzone
  5.   Bummed Out
  6.   Always
  7.   Portals
  8.   Blush
  9.   A Postcard
  10.   Come On
  11.   Citrus Honeymoon
  12.   Press A (Habitat)
  13.   Washed & Dried
  14.   Performs
  15.   Observations
  16.   Water Arches
  17.   Lost Connection
  18.   Horizons
  19.   Intro

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