[Audio] Modern’s ‘Terrestrial’

 

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Earlier this month we unveiled he new tune from LA Dreamwave master Let Em Riot; buy while that’s been going on, the other project, Moderns is still ticking over. They’ve just released a brand new single titled Terrestrial. This one sees relative newcomer Rosie taking up full vocal duties and a shift from the retro nostalgia of past releases to something that boarders on SynthRock. Check it out below.

Rosie’s voice sound super powerful on this one (and not unlike Annette Strean from Venus Hum in places) as she belts out a huge tune set to hammerfall kicks and buzzing arpeggios. The song is majestic and bombastic in a way that previous offerings weren’t; it’s a tightrope to walk as more introspective, personal productions give way to epics. Earlier Dreamwave based production seems to have given way to this new stadium sound, but as long as they don’t add in some rockin’ guitars we’re all good.

♫ Moderns – Terrestrial

Moderns’ self-titled début EP is out now.

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[Audio] Moderns’ ‘Atlantic Sudden’

 

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Here’s the next instalment in the story of Let Em Riot side project Moderns. Releasing a steady stream of tunes, these guys have already impressed with the likes of Sub Urban and Lies and as they gear up to (hopefully) releasing something properly they have unleashed Atlantic Sudden as the latest edition to their fast growing catalogue. Prepare for some lush, emotive, SynthPop.

Moderns songs tend to be slightly colder than Let Em Riot tracks. Well, maybe not colder, but slightly less personal feeling Atlantic Sudden being an example of this. It’s waves of icy synths and densely layered vocals displaying a rich emotional tone, but a less introspective one. This is a glossy SynthPop sound in comparison to Let Em Riot’s more raw ElectroPop. Which one is better? We’ll let you decide that; we love ‘em both.

♫ Moderns – Atlantic Sudden

Check out more from Moderns on SoundCloud.

[Audio] Moderns’ ‘Lies’

 

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Here we have some new music from L.A.’s Moderns. Moderns is the new project from our very own Let Em Riot who is bringing a breezy Indie flavour to his emotional Dreamwave style. Following their début of last month, Sub Urban, their latest release is Liar and it continues their journey thought deeply personal and relatable SynthPop tunes and once again proves that Alan Oakes is one of the finest songwriters in the genre.

Liar shows off more of Moderns’ sweeping and nostalgic Pop music. Exquisitely produced, the track sounds like it’s cut straight from an 80s teen movie and then remastered for 2014. Spacious and washed with reverb, the track is densely layered but never sounds crowded. Even Alan’s vocals are given room to breather amongst the airy pads and snapping snares. While you’re here check out the duo’s cover of Echo & The Bunnymen’s 1985 single Bring On The Dancing Horses which let’s these guys really revel in their 80s Indie side.

♫ Moderns – Liar

♫ Moderns – Bring On The Dancing Horses (Echo & The Bunnymen Cover)

Check out more from Moderns on SoundCloud.

[Audio] Moderns’ ‘Sub Urban’

 

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Moderns is the new project from out very own Let Em Riot. Alan isn’t alone in this venture, some Dude called Chris is along for the ride too; and between the two of them they are making some sweet, evocative SynthPop. The journey begins with Sub Urban, and a staggeringly impressive début it is too.

Sub Urban is a big cinematic slice of ElectroPop, but not one that eschews emotion for pomposity, this track has soul in truckloads. There’s an obvious comparison to Let Em Riot, with an added cleanness and sparkle.With a punchy bassline to power the track along, Sub Urban is loaded with starlight snyths and playful purcussion, tempered only by the occasional electronic growl. Alan’s vocals and as passionate and emotive as ever and nicely tie the tune together. We’re very excited to see where this is going.

♫ Moderns – Sub Urban

Check out more from Moderns on SoundCloud.