These five hope-imbued songs from soulful indie songwriter, Tim Hanauer, are reminiscent of his most popular single, "Dream a better way" (featured in a 2010 GMC advertising spot and on the 2009 film, I Hate Valentines Day). The EP, Wind-Up Toy, is a perfect contradiction of upbeat and mellow.
Wind-Up Toy has been featured on several programs. "This is" has been featured in 90210, Shameless and in the trailer for the film "Jeff, Who Lives at Home." "Metal Boy" has been featured in 90210 and in The Lying Game. And, "Candy Heart," has been featured with Adrianna Papell.
"Hanauer has a way with words and mixes them beautifully with his simple instrumentation. Any fan of independent songwriters will surely fall in love with Hanauer's latest." --THISisMODERN.net (June 19, 2010)