New Music Tuesday 19 - Modern Baseball
Posted by Alex Bohea on January 28, 2014
A weekly feature here at The Great Divide Blog is our New Music Tuesday; introducing you to an artist or band you may not have heard of. We can’t guarantee that you won’t have heard of them, but if that’s the case, it might give you a little reminder to revisit them sometime soon.
This week is a band you may have heard of, and if you haven’t, you are 100% missing out. They’re a band that you wanna drink beer to, hang out with your friends, be a bit sad and think about girls. They are also on Run For Cover Records, pretty much the best punk/emo labels around at the moment. So let’s introduce you to Modern Baseball.
Their folky punk and low-fi tinged style is just the beginning of why they’re so good. It’s when you dig down to the lyrics that they become even more awesome. While we all like to think ourselves as the next poet/lyricist/Morrissey extrodinaire, the chances are that we’re most likely not going to be. And that’s where Modern Baseball triumph. The simple lyrics of situations you can relate to, like drinking beer, talking to girls on Twitter and well, girls in general, make a well-needed change from overly wordy bands. With that, is the modernization of the lyrics too, I can’t think of any other punk bands that talk about Twitter in their songs when we all know that sadly it’s more than likely a big part of our lives.
So check out Modern Baseball and their album released last year, Sports. It’s an honest look at modern life combined with music styling similar to Joyce Manor, The Front Bottoms and Dads.