Modern Rivals release Cemetery Dares

Brooklyn indie pop quartet Modern Rivals share their entire album early starting today via Hypetrak. The 10-track recording, Cemetery Dares is available to stream and share HERE. Modern Rivals play an album release show tomorrow, April 22 at Glasslands in Brooklyn.
The band recently premiered a song from the album via Pitchfork. The track, “Pins and Stitches” is available to listen/share HERE. The band previously shared the album track “The Dead Leaves” via PopMatters and it’s 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 Minus The Bear and TTNG. 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 will be available on LP, CD and download on April 22nd, 2014.
04/22  Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands (album release show)