If you haven’t seen the 2011 Ryan Gosling-starring movie Drive, I would highly recommend checking it out. It’s a great movie for a number of reasons, but the thing that really stands out in my memory is the soundtrack, a nocturnal selection of synth-heavy, 80’s aping pop music that stands in dreamy opposition to the film’s brutal violence. Today’s listen, “Fractals,” off of Greek duo Keep Shelly In Athens’ 2015 album Now I’m Ready (Friends of Friends), sounds tailor made for the Drive soundtrack. This echoey, slightly melodramatic (in a good way) song is the perfect tune for those times when you’re a suave, mysterious guy/gal driving a vintage sports car down an LA freeway late at night on the way to a bank heist. In the off chance that this scenario will never apply to you, the song is still worth a listen, and you’ll at least feel like a suave, mysterious guy/gal driving a vintage sports car down an LA freeway late at night on the way to a bank heist. This one is all about atmosphere; you can’t really make out singer Sarah P’s lyrics due to the incredible amounts of reverb, but it doesn’t really matter. Recommended for fans of Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, Neon Indian, Chromatics, CHVRCHES, etc.
Listen to more Keep Shelly In Athens: https://keepshellyinathens.bandcamp.com/
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