With a sound that conjures the synthetic sheen of a vintage `80s aesthetic, one might expect Brooklyn’s Secret Weapons to come stumbling out of a neon-tinted background of dry ice and dazzling vector graphics, dodging laser beams while sporting angular haircuts. But this duo is no kitschy throwback (especially given that members, Gerry Lange and Dan E., are barely into their 20’s). While their songs like “Perfect World” and “Something New” crackle with cool synthesizers, funky guitars, soaring high-piped harmonies and shiny, chrome-plated pop hooks, Secret Weapons’ modern sensibility and urban swagger imbue their retro-philic sound with a forward-looking flavor. The band recently reached 2 million on Spotify with “Something New,” and are currently readying their full-length debut album for release. See more about BMI at SXSW.