College & Seatraffic @ Rickshaw Stop

For those not on Ryan Gosling sensory overload while watching Drive, College provided the whispery dream-pop “A Real Hero” for the 2011 Cannes Best Director winner. Now French electronic musician David Grellier has released an EP entitled Save The Day under that same College moniker, with purely instrumental beat-driven synth tracks aside from the title track. Watch “A Real Hero” with clips from the film below for a refresher:

Before College headlines Friday night’s Rickshaw Stop show, San Francisco’s very own Seatraffic will wow us with their synth-developed dreams. Formed by Mark Zannad and Brandon Harrison, Zannad is an architect who created The Glacier, a backdrop for performances used to induce an otherworldly experience with unique light contours. I hear they’ll be playing new jams, as well as pulling from their debut LP, Beauty In The Night. Cool tip: Seatraffic contributed “Ave Maria” to The Bay Bridged’s holiday compilation, available for digital download to those who donate $10 to The Bay Bridged’s 2014 Fundraiser. Check out the shoe-gaze epic “Man On The Coast” below:

Finally, be sure to come early to catch this gem from SF/LA duo Silver Hands:

College, Seatraffic, Silver Hands
Rickshaw Stop
December 12, 2014
9pm, $15–17 (all ages)