The Modern Wild originally started in 2010 between two high school best friends Danny Pruitt (vocals/guitar) and Garrett Jackman (vocals/guitar). Ben Alisea (drums/percussion/vocals), Brian Matthews (guitar/vocals), Spencer Rogers (bass) and Mike Britton (keys) would complete the line up. They recently released a five song self-titled EP The Modern Wild.
It’s a fun, catchy alternative album with a surplus of hooks and impressive performances. Perhaps the most unique thing about this EP is the sound quality. I going to surmise someone in the band has a background in audio engineering. This is the .01 percent of complete DIY recorded that sounds on par with something you would get from a reputable studio. At any rate they could make a living off producing other bands. if you are able to get this type of snare sound alone you will be a sought out as a freelance artist.
The EP starts rocking with “White Rope” which sounded like a more intense, edgier and darker version on Franz Ferdinand. There is a good amount of energy and I loved the vocal delivery right off the bat. The song is also really dynamic with different amounts of energy being dispersed throughout.
“Seattle, CA” is a little post-rock-esque with warm, comforting tones and anthemic, motivational vocals. It’s a powerful song that could have worked as a closer. I was impressed by the diversity the band displays as the EP progressed. “The Sound and The Fury” has a slightly pop-punk edge it to mixed with post-rock while “All That Needs To Be Done” is by far the most intimate and melancholy song of the five.
Just by looking at their pic on Bandcamp the band is a bunch of young guys who have an ample amount of time to pursue music. I think this is about as good as a start as you can get and I think we'll be hearing more from them in the next couple of years.
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