Category: SubModern Sessions

SubModern Session: Charly Bliss

One of my favorite albums of the year thus far (if not my favorite) has been Guppy, the full length debut from New York power pop band Charly Bliss.  I was very happy to recently have the chance to tell them as much and find out a little more about the foursome comprised of siblings Eva (vocals / guitar) and Sam (drums) Hendricks, along with Spencer Fox (guitar) and Dan Shure (bass) for our latest FMQB SubModern Session.  They also recorded a live performance of some of the infectiously catchy songs from said album, which you can listen to...

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SubModern Session: WAAX

For our latest FMQB SubModern Session I connect across continents with singer Marie De Vita and guitarist Chris Antolak of the Australian band WAAX to learn a little bit about them and their new EP, Wild & Weak, which was released last month. Along with their bandmates Ewan Birtwell on guitar, Tom "Griff" Griffin on bass, and Tom Bloomfield on drums, they performed some songs from the EP for us at Baked Goods in Melbourne, AU, which you can listen to here.   FMQB:  Give us a little background info on WAAX.  How long have you been around?  How...

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SubModern Session: Day Wave

In 2015 and 2016, we in the SubModern world were introduced to Jackson Phillips a.k.a. Day Wave through his first two EPs, Headcase and Hard to Read.  In May of this year, Day Wave’s full-length debut, The Days We Had, was released.  I recently got to chat with Jackson about his background and the new album, and to record he and his bandmates performing stripped down versions of some songs for our latest SubModern Session, which you can listen to here.   FMQB:  Tell me about your musical background.    Jackson Phillips:  I’ve been playing music since I was...

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Dude York

Last year when we had Tacocat in for a SubModern Session, I was told by their manager that I should look out for another Seattle band with an album coming in 2017 called Dude York. I heeded that advice and have really been enjoying Sincerely, the Hardly Art Records debut of the three piece consisting of Peter Richards, Andrew Hall, and Claire England. I was very happy to welcome them for their own SubModern Session recently, which you can listen to here, while reading my interview with the self-proclaimed “America’s Band.” FMQB: So tell me a little bit about...

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Los Campesinos!

After a some time out of the spotlight, veteran U.K. seven piece Los Campesinos! returned earlier this year with their sixth album Sick Scenes.  I recently had the opportunity to chat with band leader Gareth David about the new album.  Gareth, along with band members Tom Bromley, Kim David, and Jason Adelinia, also recorded acoustic versions of two songs “A Slow, Slow Death” and “The Fall of Home” for our latest FMQB SubModern Session. FMQB: You’ve been around for almost a decade now, how did you keep things fresh the sixth time around? Gareth David: I think certainly the...

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