It’s fairly well-known around these parts that we are obsessed with the soundtrack for Drive, Ryan Gosling’s 2011 modern classic noir film whose score has helped shaped modern electronic music like few movies ever before it. As we continue to hear Desire’s “Under Your Spell” running in a constant loop forever-ever in our collective headspaces, two events this weekend around Boston are bringing us right back to the first time we ever heard the soundtrack.
Tonight, glossy synth-pop upstarts Let’s Wait release their new EP, Hiding In Your Fantasy, at the Lilypad in Cambridge on a dance-mad bill with Party Bois, Glow Power and VJ sets from Docile Effects. In addition to rocking the Drive font in their logo (which we do as well here at Vanyaland), Let’s Wait jams like “Shadows” and “Cascade” are some of the warmest electronic tracks we’ve heard this year, and we’re super excited to get a proper physical EP release from these cats.
Tomorrow night across the river in Allston, a band with a huge role in the Drive soundtrack perform at Brighton Music Hall. Electric Youth, the Canadian duo that teamed up with French producer College for standout heart-hugger “A Real Hero,” take part in the latest Do617 Last Call series, a late-night (11 p.m.) show that also features Boston’s Andre Obin, Los Angeles’ Midnight Faces, and DJ sets by yours truly (I will spin sounds accordingly).
Electric Youth are in town supporting September’s Innerworld, and we sure hope they aren’t sick of being affiliated with the Drive soundtrack because Obin and I will no doubt be geeking the fuck out during their set.
If the music isn’t enough to pull your out of the winter-is-coming depression, cue up a video preview of both bands down below…