RIYL: The Front Bottoms, Tigers Jaw, Moose Blood
In the past few years, I’ve really gotten into the sort of music that Modern Baseball, Front Bottoms, and Tigers Jaw have come out with. The lyric-forward personality of these bands lends well to getting lost in the feelings of love, loss, and even growing up within the Social Media generation (which Modern Baseball shows off with their song ‘I Think You Were My Profile Picture Once’).
At times on Sports, Modern Baseball really lean in with the discordant attributes of chaos while pulling it off as a polished and completely original sound. It may sound flawed, unrequited, and insincere, but that’s life and Sports shows the sort of beauty that pours forth from this situation – even showing some of the worked sound and attitude found on their popular newest album Holy Ghost.
The music is handsome, the vinyl is gorgeous, and this author is in.
A Newbury Comics exclusive color vinyl pressing.
Modern Baseball was formed in 2011 by friends and guitarists Jacob Ewald and Brendan Lukens, who were soon joined by Ian Farmer on bass and Sean Huber on drums. The band self-released their first EP The Nameless Ranger in 2011 while still in high school. Shortly after the members relocated to Philadelphia to attend college and quickly gained a strong following in the Philadelphia music community, teaming up with locals Marietta to release the Couples Therapy split in the spring of 2012. Modern Baseball released their debut full-length Sports later that year on Lame-O Records, which they self-recorded and produced.
Album includes lyric sheet and a digital download.
Number of discs: 1
Limited edition of: 500
Release Date: 06/17/2016
Catalog Number: 7114-1 LAME
Tears Over Beers
Hours Outside In The Snow
I Think You Were In My Profile Picture Once
See Ya, Sucker
Listen on Spotify
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive