Category: SubModern Sessions

Royal Teeth

Back in in 2012, New Orleans band Royal Teeth emerged with a jubilant and bombastic sound that had us all humming along to their single “Wild.” That song and initial EP were followed by a debut album, Glow in 2013, and seemingly endless touring, but it’s been quite a while since we had heard anything new from the band. That changed with the recent release of their latest EP, Amateurs, which proves that they are anything but. I recently had the chance to chat with the quartet, consisting of Nora Patterson (vocals), Gary Larsen (vocals / guitar), Josh Hefner...

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Tacocat

After accidently catching one of their sets at SXSW this year, I fell in love with Seattle feminist punk band Tacocat.  Their third album Lost Time was released back in April, featuring songs that are impossibly catchy and fun, but also have a message. I was very happy to have the chance to sit down for a chat with the foursome of Emily Nokes (vocals), Eric Randall (guitar), Lelah Maupin (drums), and Bree McKenna (bass) at Spice House Sound in Philadelphia, PA, where they also recorded a live performance for another FMQB SubModern Session. FMQB: You’re certainly not a...

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Blondfire

If you enjoyed Blondfire‘s Where The Kids Are EP as much as I did last year or the title track inspired you to go out and buy a Honda Civic, then you’re probably as happy as I am that their full length record (featuring the entirety of the EP) is finally here! If you didn’t spend any time with more than just the EP’s title track, then I’m almost envious of you because you get to enjoy all of Young Heart as brand new. Aside from the EP tracks and the titular single, which comprise the first 5 track...

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Drowners

When I first heard Drowners‘ single “Luv, Hold Me Down” a few months ago, I thought, “what a great new British band.” Then I heard that they were a New York band and I thought, “what a great New York band trying to sound British.” Then I found out that frontman Matthew Hitt actually is a transplant and former model from the U.K. and then I just thought, “what a great band…period.” Actually as I’ve listened more and more to their self-titled debut full length, Drowners have come to remind me the most of early era Strokes. I can...

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Sam Roberts Band

When a band has been around for as long as Sam Roberts Band has, there are always those fans who who say “I like their old stuff better.” With the release of SRB’s sixth album Lo-Fantasy a few weeks ago, I find myself saying the opposite. I love the way that Sam Roberts Band has evolved and improved album after album with Lo-Fantasy perhaps being their best work yet! Recognizing that they were heading in a more danceable direction, SRB chose to work with Youth (Killing Joke, The Orb), a producer who they knew would push them beyond their...

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