I receive a number of emails from a variety of artists, labels, publicity firms from all over the world. And during the holiday, I received an email from the Toronto-based electro pop act TIO. Their first single (and video) “Lips Like Wine” is an atmospheric bit of electro pop, comprised of cascading layers of synths paired with baritone vocals that gently pull the ethereal nature of the song back down to earth. In some way, the song bears a resemblance to the likes of Washed Out if they covered a Grave Babies song; in other words, the song has a dark and brooding nature at its heart.