MP3 The Modern Electric - The Modern Electric
Cinematic Pop - n. Music that would accompany a beautiful scene in a beautiful film that gives you the chills; dramatic, melody-driven indie music with the warmth of 8mm film.
12 MP3 Songs in this album (48:01) !
Related styles: ROCK: Americana, POP: Pop/Rock
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Garrett Komyati - vocals, piano/organ, guitar
Matthew Puleo Childers - bass, drums
Bryan William Lecky - guitar
Michael O''Brien - drums
The Modern Electric is a young Cleveland-based four piece that has recently appeared on the music scene with an emergent following. They write dramatic, melody-driven indie music, or what they call "cinematic pop," citing a wide array of influences such as Roy Orbison, Arcade Fire, and David Bowie. Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom and Grog Shop are among the group’s favorite performing spots. Early on, their following grew when Garrett and Matt placed third at Cleveland’s Rock Off competition. The House of Blues’ packed event featured hundreds of competing bands as they were scored and judged by music industry members.
Citizendick is an indie blog focusing on the Cleveland and Chicago music scenes. Here is what they had to say after attending a performance:
“Last month we sponsored an in-store session with Cotton Jones before their show at Beachland Tavern, and we’re glad we got to the concert on time. The Modern Electric, a young and local band opened up for Cotton Jones and blew the crowd away. As we left, Brian and I made sure to drop off a business card and get in contact with these guys. When you listen to the premier MP3 below, you’ll understand precisely why we’re so high on this band, fronted by 19-year old Garrett Komyati, a piano an keyboard wizard who comes off as a savvy indie-rock veteran, dropping hooks and energy left and right. The band describes their sound as “cinematic pop” and while we can get behind this idea, there is also an undeniable non-pop and mature sound to their music. “Mistakes,” the track offered below will immediately stick in your head with one listen, and it’s instrumentation signifies a group of super young musicians ready to bust out on the scene.
“The Modern Electric tracks we’ve heard all have an a retro aura despite being largely modern with their huge hooks. Synthesizers, acoustic guitar, syrupy rhythm and emotional vocal delivery are all balled into one here. When we saw them live, the first thing we noticed is how much energy these guys put into their performance. They were the first of three bands that played that night, and the second band should have just packed up and went home. Delicate piano arpeggios are Komyati’s thing and vocally these dudes belt out songs like they’re never going to get to play again. The band is coming out with a 12 track (self-titled at the moment) LP within the next month or so. Their goal is to broaden and move the rusty downtrodden energy of Cleveland out of the dust and into the limelight. Lofty goals. Big dreams. This is what indie music is all about and we’re on top of this new album when they get it finished."
The Modern Electric members are passionate about their future in music, film, and art, as they plan to assist in elevating Cleveland as the artistic centerpiece of the Midwest.
We are from Cleveland Ohio, a city wrought with negative connotation. The mere mention of our town brings about scoffing! Eyes role in contempt! It seems that a cultural black cloud has hung over Cleveland for decades; held in place by the cynicism of the music industry and the lack of faith shown by artistic leaders. This stigma has given birth to a regional Dark Age. Any signs of light remain as "well-kept secrets", or are outsourced to the cities of societal favor: L.A., New York- bloated monotonous machines of industry whose glories fade as steel surely turns to rust. We, THE MODERN ELECTRIC, proclaim the coming of a Renaissance to Cleveland! The Dark Ages will be transformed by public reinvestment into Art! Beauty! Local music! Local galleries! Filled with Local artists! Local Boutiques! Local Ideas! Local blood pumping and rejuvenating the heart of Cleveland culture and expression! We shall be the desired destination! We shall be the Scene to which artistic nomads wander! They shall set their sails towards The Great Lake on which our empire stands! Hail Cleveland!