Hot Lava + Let's Destroy + Recklace Place

Hot Lava's songs are buoyant affairs, with quick tempos that can seem rushed, daft titles and lyrics detailing such somber matters as dragons with spinach stuck in their teeth. So what, exactly, makes this Richmond quartet sound so melancholic? There's the voice of frontwoman Allison Apperson, who injects loneliness and apathy into some unexpected lyrics and melodies that uniformly sparkle.