((Electric Youth)) Band Profile and Upcoming SXSW Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Toronto retro '80s synth-pop duo Electric Youth is singer Bronwyn Griffin and producer Austin Garrick. They take their name from a Debbie Gibson album (!) and their most famous song is "A Real Hero." That was the perfect pop collaboration with College that ultimately made it onto the "Drive" soundtrack (the final scene, no less! you know, that super crucial part when Gosling is getting all weak and he shuts his eyes and... well, never mind since I forgot to start this with "spoiler alert").

Anyway, "A Real Hero" is one of the best pop songs of the last five years. That's not hyperbole; that's truth. And yes, Electric Youth have a lot of other super solid jams besides that one. You could spend hours and hours on their SoundCloud page listening to all the good stuff they've done. I know because I've done it and I suggest you do it too... if you like good retro '80s synth-pop. But you do. What kind of a monster doesn't like good synth-pop?!

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm about to recreate that final scene in "Drive" in this parking lot down the street. BTW, does anyone know if ketchup can pass for blood? How about Hawaiian Punch? In my refrigerator I have ketchup and I have Hawaiian punch. Hopefully one of them will make the grade.

Published May 24, 2012



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