It’s all too easy to hear a synthetic tone or beat and jump to the “’80s-esque” descriptor. “This should’ve been in the Drive soundtrack,” you say, clutching a poster of Ryan “The Kid” Gosling (star of the excellent throwback thriller, Drive). But, since making such comparisons is akin to being “that person” who talks up a “new” movie (say, the ultra-slick heart-pounder Drive) well after its release, we’re just going to call the tunes of Middle East Upstairs-bound Dig-besties Streight Angular “neon-soaked punk” and be done with it. By the way, have you seen Drive yet? Yeah, us neither.
[Fri 7.27.12. 472 Mass. Ave., Central Sq., Cambridge. 617.864.3278. 8pm/18+/$10. @streightangular. mideastclub.com]