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Modern Medicine - Holy Roller
Published:
Feb 18, 2015
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Why do we like this?

Modern Medicine, a band born and bred in Austin, Texas, describes themselves on their Bandcamp as "post-Mayan." I don't know what that means, but I do know that I like their sound a lot. I'm a sucker for just about anything in the shoegaze realm, and this band fits squarely in that category. I happened upon these guys at a venue in the heart of Austin, and have been hooked since seeing them live.

The track, "Holy Roller," is one of two that have been released online. It starts out with a dreamy and jangly guitar intro that anyone familiar with Beach House will enjoy. Then Carey McGraw's vocals come in -- his voice is not dissimilar to Josh Tillman's of Father John Misty. The rest of the song is flushed out with more jangly guitar, rhythmic bass lines and drum beats, a synth keyboard, and female backing vocals that whisper in and out of the track. The combination of this is a dreamy and introspective song worthy of multiple plays.

I know it's cold in places that aren't Texas, but this track is sure to bring to mind warm summer nights. Hopefully Modern Medicine will be releasing more music in the months to come.

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