The closest touchstone for this Pittsburgh foursome is probably St. Vincent, but the Van Allen Belt is so idiosyncratic that there's no true reference point for the band's sound.

The closest touchstone for this Pittsburgh foursome is probably St. Vincent, but the Van Allen Belt is so idiosyncratic that there's no true reference point for the band's sound.

Led by songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Ferris and fronted by vocalist Tamar Kamin, the band touches on '60s lounge-pop, trippy psychedelia and more, with special attention paid to visual accompaniments.

Check out the recent video for "Afternoon Walk of Shame," off the 2014 album Heaven on a Branch, for an example of how disarming and enchanting the Van Allen Belt can be. (Safe bet)