Thursday, May 15, 2014

Modern Rivals premiere video via SPIN, announce NYC residency shows in June

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Brooklyn indie pop quartet Modern Rivals premiere the first video from their new album Cemetery Dares today via SPIN. The eerie, occult-leaning clip adds extra intrigue to the forlorn pop of the song "The Dead Leaves (Danse Macabre Midnight)" and is available to watch/share HERE.

Modern Rivals also announce residency shows in NYC throughout June at the popular venue Pianos. Please see complete dates below.

The band recently began streaming the entire album via Hypetrak. The 10-track recording is available to stream and share HERE. The band also recently premiered a song from the album via Pitchfork. The track, "Pins and Stitches" is available to listen/share HERE.

Modern Rivals seem somewhat fittingly named for their transcendent psychedelic pop that both evokes antique 60s mod optimism, while also sounding defiantly current with their experimental edge.

Modern Rivals' ethereal and dextrous songs share the buttoned-up charm of 60s psych-pop bands like The Zombies, mixed with more technically crafty contemporary artists like Flaming Lips and Beach House. Then, all of the elements are given the Nigel Godrich dreamscape approach in which no single sound is exactly what it seems. There is a delicate warmth to Modern Rivals' songs emanating from every meticulously placed note.

Cemetery Dares is available on LP, CD and download as of April 22nd, 2014.

06/05  New York, NY @ Pianos
06/12  New York, NY @ Pianos
06/19  New York, NY @ Pianos
06/24  New York, NY @ Pianos

Artist: Modern Rivals
Album:  Cemetery Dares
Label: Muy Guapo
Release Date: April 22nd, 2014

01. Angel Bones
02. Dead Leaves (Danse Macabre Midnight) (MP3)
03. Dig Up The Sunset
04. Yvaine
05. The Ice
06. Somnipath
07. Moon Dust
08. A Shade Hesitating
09. In Tuxedo
10. Pins and Stitches (STREAM)

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