Fresh Beats: Wait.Think.Fast’s Luces del Sur

Fresh Beats: Wait.Think.Fast’s Luces del Sur

by Gloria Renaud
09.09.2010

Looking for the next indie gem? Do yourself a favor and pick up Luces del Sur by the group Wait. Think. Fast. By blending haunting vocals in both English and Spanish, along with infectious melodies that are moody and beautifully ethereal, these LA natives have been creating some of the most amazing music since 2007. Not surprisingly, Wait.Think.Fast. has already created a loyal following, all while steadily garnering the attention of music critics in the states and abroad.

Luces del Sur is a delightful collection that’s certain to intrigue curious music lovers. The first track off the album, “Si Es Por Amor,” is one of the most upbeat songs by the band. Pulsating with a steady drum beat and culminating in a force of guitars and harmonies, front woman Jacqueline Santillan recounts the many ways in which passion moves us (perhaps foolishly) through the most hopeless of situations. “Look Alive,” a melodic tune tinged with a distinct electronic flavor, evokes positive feelings of appreciation for that special someone in your life, while “Jornaleras,” a song about a hard day in the life of a female farmhand, takes a completely different direction sonically, adding an Argentinean vibe that is both cool and sophisticated. An instant favorite is “Bad Night,” a tragic love song that showcases Santillan’s intoxicating voice echoing over a melancholy, yet edgy guitar rhythm, proving that sadness hasn’t sounded this good in a very long time.

Luces del Sur is a great combination of indie sensibilities and post-punk roots, reminiscent of Girl in a Coma, Tegan & Sara, and The Smiths. There is nothing flashy or pretentious about Wait.Think.Fast. and that is part of the charm. Luces del Sur showcases excellent beats, well written lyrics, and an amazing group of musicians dedicated to creating an experience that is both profound and unforgettable.

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