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Interview with MODERNS

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– How did you get into music, and what made you want to pursue a career in this industry.
 Chris: I started playing piano at 5 after I pestered my mom until she gave in. At 10 I discovered the synthesizer.  It was love at first sight/sound.
I ended up in LA and went to the music program at UCLA and I got sucked into the industry then.

Rosie :  My dad is a musician, so I grew up around it. I picked up the guitar when I was around 17 because I was interested in song writing.  I wrote my first song on an 8 track cassette recorder around the same time. I started playing small shows a couple of years later and realized it was exactly what I wanted to do!

 

– Are you currently making more new music ?
 Chris: Everyday
Rosie : Yes!  our 2nd EP should be out soon.
-what has the feedback been like for your newest release “Statique” ?
 Chris: Everyone seems to really like this track.
Rosie : People seem to love this song in a whole different way.  I think it’s a really different sound, so there’s nothing else like it – people like different, they feel like they’re a part of something.  I think Statique does that for people.
You can watch the video for ” Statique ” here 
– An artist you would like to collaborate, and or tour with ?
 Chris: I’ll give the standard producer answer, but it’s pretty true. Radiohead or NIN.

Rosie : I enjoy writing all different kinds of music, but if it had to do more with the Moderns sound, I’d love to do something with The Knife, Chvrches… Odesza!

Same answers for being on the road.
-How would you describe your genre of music ?
 Chris: Stoner synth pop.
Rosie : Weird Awesome Synth Pop.


-For anyone  that hasn’t heard of you before what song would you recommend the listen to first ? why?
 Chris: Might as well start with Statique. I think if they can handle that weirdness then they would be open and curious to everything else.
Rosie : Statique because it’s catchy, fun and interesting, as a second choice maybe Kowalski!


-What is  the story behind your band name?
 Rosie : Chris chose it!
Chris:  I am a huge architecture nut. I love good design especially things that are mid century modern. Moderns is less of a mouth full.
-What’s your biggest accomplishment as a band so far ?
 Chris:  Nothing really as far as what we want to and what we feel we can accomplish.
Rosie : Nothing too big yet, but that’s why we are working so hard.  It was really fun to play our show Tuesday, and have people grab a physical copy of the EP even if they already got it off iTunes.  Just lots of smaller, yet great, things have happened so far – It’s been fun!


– Rosie,  being a women in the music industry , what is your perspective on it ?
Not really sure how to answer that.  I just feel like a person in the music industry.   I’ve been in a few different projects before, tried the solo thing, etc.  I would say it’s been the easiest to be myself In this project compared to the others.


– If someone who is reading this is going through a rough patch right now, what would you say to make them smile ?
 Chris: Wow. Well. I guess that really depends as we aren’t licensed therapists.😉 but really, I find people get sooo wrapped up with emotional bullshit and baggage they lose perspective. Step back, look at the world around you and really see your place in it and you’ll realize things will be ok if you want them to be.  I think this is more of a Rosie question.  Hahaha.


Rosie : My mom always says that half the fun is getting there.  Sounds cheesy but it helps to remind yourself.  Always take the time to stop and appreciate what you DO have.  If you can’t find happiness with very little, you’ll never know how to enjoy the bigger picture or whatever it is you are always pursuing.   So I guess whatever it is, keep your chin up and stop stressing over all the dumb stuff.  ❤️ XOXOXOOXXO
You can keep up with everything MODERNS is doing below .

Misadventures – Pierce The Veil

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The highly anticipated album, Misadventures by Pierce the Veil was released on Friday May 13th. That is almost four years since the bands last release. For those of you who don’t know, Pierce the Veil is a hardcore band from San Diego. The band dubbed themselves as the genre of Mexicore being that all the members are Mexican. The band consists of Vic Fuentes (vocals, guitar), Tony Perry (lead guitar), Jaime Preciado (bass), and Mike Fuentes (drums). Although the new album is different from the band’s previous releases the album have a very similar sound to their previous work. The album shows their growth as a band while still keeping the sound that makes this band so unique. The album consists of 11 tracks. The first track to be released was “The Divine Zero”. This track was released over the summer prior to the bands run on the Vans Warped Tour. After the release of that track it took until May for the rest of the album to be released. Many fans were getting angry and thought they were never going to get a new album. Now that the album is finally released all the fans seem to finally be satisfied. Personally, the wait was worth it because it gave the band the time to release a very well thought out album. The lyrics are all very meaningful and hit hard on the emotions of all the members. The track that stands out most is the track “Circles” which is said to be written about the attacks that happened in Paris. Lyrically, it is one of the strongest tracks on the album. Being someone who is quite familiar with all the discography of the band I can see that this album is the strongest and shows the bands growth over the years while still keeping their style. Many bands tend to conform to the standards of music as they get bigger but Pierce the Veil didn’t try to “sell out” with their sound. All in all my favorite track off the album is “Floral & Fading” because of its uniqueness in style. My least favorite track off the album is “Texas is Forever”. To me this track goes a little all over the place with the tune and guitar riffs. Despite that I still enjoy the song. You can really hear all the hard work that went into making this album and each song has its own uniqueness that makes it stand out. Some albums have an extreme sense of unity that make all the tracks sound too similar. Misadventures has a sense of unity without that sameness between the tracks. I think overall I would give this album a 4.5/5. Good job guys on another amazing release.

Rebecca McKay

The Summer Set | Los Angeles , CA

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Photos by : Linda Wang

The Stories For Monday Tour |Denver CO

 

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Andrew Tkaczyk is back behind the kit!

Above is a new video of The Ghost Inside’s Andrew Tkaczyk drumming for the first time since losing his right leg that has been shared by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

Last November, the Ghost Inside were involved in a tragic bus accident. While all band members and crew were left in stable condition, two drivers lost their lives. Tkaczyk lost his right leg, guitarist Zach Johnson lost multiple toes and frontman Jonathan Vigil was recently diagnosed with a bone infection.

Recovery is a long road but I am happy to see all the guys doing all they need to do to recover. You can donate to the guys, and the drivers families here : https://www.gofundme.com/aqb5umd8

Oliver Then | Light The Night Fundraiser 2016

 Oliver Then  | Overspray ( An Artistic Playground )

 Leukemia Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

4/23/16 | Photograpy by C.Trimarco

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