Today, Philly pop-punk four-piece Modern Baseball released “Rock Bottom,” the second song from their new full length album You’re Gonna Miss It All, via BrooklynVegan. Filled with the honest grumblings of any modern day young adult, you’ll find yourself laughing while you sing along to your own misgivings. Lines like “To hell with class, I’m skipping / let’s order food and sleep in / I’ve got so much to do / but it’s okay ’cause whatever forever” make the song as relevant as ever for the college punks that are such a big part of their fan base and the Philadelphia scene. Pre-order You’re Gonna Miss It All (release 2/11) via Run For Cover Records here, and check out the first single “Your Graduation” here.
Truly a Philadelphia production, the album was produced by Modern Baseball’s own Ian Farmer and Jake Ewald, mixed by Philadelphia’s Jon Low, and mastered by Will Yip at Studio 4. Listen to “Your Graduation,” the first single off the album, below. Like most Modern Baseball material, it is instantly catchy and has a great chorus. Unlike Sports, however, the song is less polished, adding a sense of grittiness that and even a bit of yelling. Keep an eye out for the album, and catch up on Sports belowwhile you wait for the new record.
Following the release of their fourth album Antiphon, Denton rock outfit Midlake is playing on the Johnny Brenda’s stage tonight. “Midlake does grand the way Pink Floyd did,” NPR Music’s Bob Boilen writes in a First Listen review Antiphon. After a daunting departure of singer Tim Smith back in August, the band rose to the challenge and found a truly resounding sound, thick with carefully orchestrated guitars and stimulating keys. Check out details for tonight’s show here. Get ready by watching their new video for titled track “Antiphon” below.
South Jersey emo four-piece Young Statues is gearing up for the release of the Age Isn’t Ours EP via Run For Cover Records on April 4th, and today premiered a new track called “Eraser” on Vice Magazine’s Noisey Music blog. The song starts out deceptively quiet, with humming ambient guitars and a delicate string section (yes, strings) – but then kicks into the very Saves the Day-style doubletime singalong overdrive we’ve come to expect and love from Carmen Cigarino and his merry musicmakers. Give it a listen below, and catch Young Statues’ local record release show at The Barbary on April 7th. Tickets and information can be found at the WXPN Concert Calendar.