I don’t know much about Modern Rivals other than they call NYC home and they have 5 songs to share with the lot of us. I’m betting it’s difficult to stand out in an area so rich with culture and diversity but giving away your debut EP for free is the way to this guy’s heart. Nowadays I equate this to when musicians would hand me a cassette of demos and ask me to type up a review of it in my zine. (Yes, I am THAT old, youthful beings.) So, the music? If you like your indie-pop to be all about the sparkling keys, gang melodies and quick bursts of energy – you’ll find this quite pleasureable. A few of the tracks had me thinking Los Campesinos! or I’m From Barcelona, both BTID favorites. Tap their Bandcamp ass for the download and listen to my favorite track from the EP below while you wait.
I’ll have the next edition of Mini-Beats ready on Thursday plus I have news of an upcoming compilation I will be curating that will benefit a local charity. In the meantime, give us some love by clicking on the BTID fan page icon over thar. —->