Rock & Pop

Melters Showcase

When: Sat., Jan. 10, 9 p.m. 2015

While Melters — a nascent record label operated between the Bay Area and Los Angeles by Eli Wald and Thomas Rubenstein, respectively — is sparse, it has proven quite prescient with a sparse but consistent discography in the last couple of years. The label’s very first release was Violent Change’s debut EP, Suck on the Gun, which bandleader Matt Bleyle followed with two strange and engaging full-lengths, the most recent of which, A Celebration of Taste, Melters released in 2014. Furthermore, Melters was on the ground floor for pop reductionist and riff kingpin Tony Molina’s debut solo album in 2013, a release that elicited foaming national praise upon reissue by the venerable local label Slumberland. At the Hemlock Tavern (1131 Polk St., San Francisco) on Saturday, Molina headlines above Swiftumz, a scrappy local pop outfit whose upcoming full-length is set for release on Melters in early 2015. It’s already in fantastic company. — Sam Lefebvre

Sam Lefebvre

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