New Music Critique: Tin Toy Cars

Production9
Lyrics7
Music8
Vocals8
Musicianship9
8.2

Beyond their excellent musicianship and pristine production, what strikes us about Tiny Toy Cars is the lead singer’s voice, its unique, mystical quality. On “Hello Pariah,” that voice’s playfully soft sincerity provides a counter-balance to the music’s downcast cello parts. The spry, up-energy “Shine” has nice bits of mandolin and fiddle, and the male and female vocal blends are pleasant and engaging, fusing together for an old-timey-meets-modern-indie effect. “Off The Plot” exhibits some of the same features but injects a pop-style drumbeat that seems a bit out of place. And that is the task: can these excellent players—Cirque du Soleil veterans—consistently infuse their work with a modern sensibility?

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Seeking: Label, Booking, Distribution
Style: Indie Americana

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