Rock that can probably save your long distance relationship
I don’t even know where to start with these guys. Unbelievable talent, incredible live performances, and just downright wholesome music. I should warn whoever is reading that my high school and college years were spent following this group around to a countless amount of shows with my girlfriend at the time (now my wife). Some of our friends may argue that without this band there is a chance that we wouldn’t be together today…so it’s safe to say that my opinions might be a bit biased, but that should not stop you from giving them a listen.
The Modern Electric is an American Rock band from Cleveland, Ohio composed of Garrett Komyati (Vocals, Piano, Guitar), Matt Childers (Bass, Drums), Holden Laurence (Guitar), and Mike O’Brien (Drums). They make music that is without a doubt designed to bring people together. In 2007 they released their first full length self titled album, The Modern Electric where we are introduced to a group that has the ability to write “heart in hand” tracks like “Mistakes” and “Love and Misery” that can literally bring people to tears and follow it up with a perfectly crafted love letter to one of their favorite musical influences in “David Bowie (Save us All)”.
In 2015, they released their second album titled Original Motion Picture Soundtrack which is just full of songs that are meant to be played in front of a live audience. Oh yeah, this was the same year my wife and I graduated high school and were going to part ways for college so let’s just say that this album has a special place in my heart. Similar to the first record, Garrett blesses your ears with booming piano and passionate vocals. Holden and Matt mix in beautifully with groovin’ bass and bright guitar. Mike keeps it tight and precise and holds it down with ease on the kit. Their chemistry is impeccable, and you can tell that these guys enjoy every second of playing together.
If you ever find yourself at a Modern Electric live show, prepare for a great time. If you are lucky you may even get to see Garrett play his piano aggressively by stomping on the keys. If you aren’t a Cleveland native, or don’t plan on being in Cleveland anytime soon, no worries…throw this band on whatever you stream from and enjoy. Actually, get some of your family and maybe some of your closest pals together first. It’s meant to be enjoyed with others.
Check out their recent cover music video and behind the scenes of Bob Dylan’s – Queen Jane Approximately
My Favorite Tracks:
“The Summer of Lou Reed”
“London Loves Paris, 1988”
“When All Else Fails”