modern baseball is a very corny indie band from philly on the independent record run for cover records. the commercial debut that broke the ice is entitled sports late 2012 which followed up nameless ranger releasing a year before that. february 11th, ten days ago, they released you're gonna miss it all
The Nameless Ranger - Nov 2011
Couples Therapy (Split w/ Marietta) - May 2012
Sports - Nov 2012
You're Gonna Miss It All - Feb 2014
stream for sports v
stream for you're gonna miss it v
i was a bit late on the modern baseball train. i listened to "sports" for the first time on a walk in the park last summer. my listening session consisted of teen suicide, crywank and modern baseball which perfectly fit my sappy night time feelings. sports really stuck out to me with the spontaneous teenybopper girlfriend-boyfriend content which can really hit home for just about anyone. girls, drinking alone, all that good stuff. this is a very white boy album.
if you are familiar with the "indie acoustic bandcamp" scene, modern baseball feels very refreshing with the loud, strong vocals that scream hometown highschool lady problems paired with the catchy but very friendly and welcoming in contrast to the rest of the scene which sometimes is easy to get quite drab and repetitive. very warm feelings are being illustrated with one hand while the other is consistently smacking the listener with quirky clever punchlines.
sports displays itself as a fantastic foundation for the band, but the fresh release (Feb 11th) you're gonna miss it all shows how the team honed the distinct essence of their geeky aesthetic and really juiced it up. the beloved will yip of studio 4 comes through with a significantly beefier sound quality but you can't really bash the fidelity on the previous records.
you're gonna miss it all really shows the development of this band, coming through at #84 on the billboard top 200 and at #1 for vinyl sales. its polished, refined and shines bright kicking off 2014 great for me. still listening and grasping my feelings for it so i can't really say too much, but it definitely is delivering and assertively growing on me every listen.
bottom line: so basically, if you are already a fan listen to the new release. if you haven't listened, check out the new shit and save sports for a rainy day. both are gems.