On New Points New Lines, Toulouse creates an almost nostalgic blend of new- wave, dream pop, and lo-fi indie rock that sounds like a joint collaboration between Tom Tom Club, Haircut 100, and the Coct

On New Points New Lines, Toulouse creates an almost nostalgic blend of new- wave, dream pop, and lo-fi indie rock that sounds like a joint collaboration between Tom Tom Club, Haircut 100, and the Cocteau Twins as produced by Sebadoh's Lou Barlow. Guitars jangle, vocals from front man Aden Kumler and drummer Sarah Rentz float through the mix, and Christopher Moisan provides Atari-era synth flourishes. Highlights include "Commuter Maquette," which is infused with a post-disco, '80s flavor; "Broad and Main," a gorgeous shoe-gazer ballad; and the bouncing "Schematic for New Situations," a Rentz-fronted track in which she seemingly channels Kate Pierson of the B-52's. Most of the work here is a case of style over substance—including the Euro sensibilities of an outfit that originated in Chicago—but with its undeniably cool charm, Toulouse is hard to resist. Contact 612-730-6414.—BG