The duo will release their debut EP Two Years No Basement later this month and just this week — via nerdist.com — released a video for their first single “Passing Through Wales”. The track contains all the characteristics you would expect from the power duo, including driving punk flavor with anthemic lyrics and a sharp attitude. Continue reading →
With a new EP out and a fall tour on the books, Philadelphia emo-rock faves Modern Baseball recently sat down for an interview with Brooklyn Vegan. In it, they discuss balancing school and “real life,” the growth of their sound and their upcoming full length Holy Ghost, and they also get a chance to discuss the Philly music scene. Continue reading →
Did Modern Baseball just pull a Beyonce on us? This week, West Philadelphia’s favorite hometown heroes dropped a surprise EP via Lame-O Records. The record, entitled MoBo Presents: The Perfect Cast EP featuring Modern Baseball, features some songs that we’ve heard before. ”Alpha Kappa Fall Of Troy The Movie Part Deux (2 Disc Directors Cut)” was originally released as “Alpha Kappa Fall Of Troy The Movie Part Deux” on Lame-O’s Strength in Weakness compilation back in February, and the four-piece released “The Thrash Particle” as a single earlier this month. Continue reading →
Be careful what you wish for. I know that I’ve made the mistake of romantically wishing that someone would one day write a song about me. Little did I realize that songwriters typically find their muse when feelings of sadness, anger, hatred, and jealousy arise. (Needless to say, the song written about me was less than flattering).
Modern Baseball‘s new single, “The Thrash Particle,” brings me back to that moment. Inspired by blinding jealousy, the Philadelphia four-piece’s new track is cynically self-aware, with lines like “You suggested I write a song about the first time we met,/Well I don’t want to remember there or then,” which leads right into “Is this the hook you wanted?/ Is it stuck inside your head?/ Can you sing it with your friends?” Continue reading →
The Key premiered a new video from locals Driftwood Soldier, ahead of the duo’s show at Bond Villain on September 17th. ”Found” points to Nick Cave and Tom Waits for inspiration, and comes from the band’s debut Scavenger’s Joy LP. Check out the video here and download the song for free below.
Modern Baseball is going through a rough patch right now. The group recently canceled its Australian and UK tour; announcing it on social media, singer-guitarist Brendan Lukens cited his struggles with anxiety and depression and said ”it’s evident that it’s time to put everything else aside to focus on making steps towards positive mental health.” The single was originally intended as an exclusive download for those that pre ordered tickets to their upcoming tour; instead, it’s been released as a free download for everybody, and its bittersweet lyrics talk of discomfort with changing times. Continue reading →
Indie rock act The Weaks have been doing some awesome things lately – like releasing Bad Year arguably one of the best albums so far this year. They recently released a video for their song “Kick It”, which features Lame-O Records alum Modern Baseball. The Modern Baseball guys were auditioning to become a part of Philadelphia’s hottest band, but well…they don’t do that great. However, they get the last laugh when they hijack the entire thing and kick The Weaks out. Oh yeah, there’s a guy who plays a killer electric hot dog and is a virtuoso at shotgunning beers. Continue reading →
Tonight, AfroTaino productions and World Cafe’s Latin Roots Live concert series join forces to present Nuevofest at The Trocadero. Seven bands with roots in Venezuela, Mexico, the Dominican Republic an the U.S. will perform, from El Salvador ska six-piece Adhesivo to Trenton hip-hop duo Agudos Clef. The 21+ show is free, but you have to RSVP here. Watch a video for “Las Moskas” by Adhesivo below and download a four-song Nuevofest sampler here. Continue reading →
After a massive 4th of July show in D.C. over the weekend, Foo Fighters bring their tour to Susquehanna Bank Center tonight. The fate of the national tour was in question a few weeks ago after lead singer Dave Grohl fell off of a stage in Sweden and broke his leg, but he’s back together and ready to rock out the band’s extensive catalog. Check out the video for “Best of You” below and pick up tickets to the outdoor show here.
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The Philly indie/emo quartet has built up a massive following with their quirky, yet lovable songwriting and image. One of the band’s most memorable logos is a drawing of a dog wearing sunglasses, pictured above. Continue reading →