Mode Moderne sign to Vancouver’s Light Organ Records. Real Goths 7″ available now. Band set to play at Light Organ Records’ showcase at NXNE
Mode Moderne sign to Vancouver’s Light Organ Records. Real Goths 7″ available now. Band set to play at Light Organ Records’ showcase at NXNE.
Vancouver — Hotly-tipped, synth-rockers Mode Moderne are the most recent signing to Vancouver’s Light Organ Records. The Pitchfork-approved five-piece released a brand new 7″ yesterday. Complete with a pulsing electro beat, haunting stabs of guitar and synth, Real Goths is a tantalizing glimpse into Mode Moderne’s eerie world. The band will be performing at Toronto’s Supermarket as part of the Light Organ Records’ NXNE showcase on Saturday, June 18th at 8:00PM.
Mode Moderne have a penchant for all things dark and gloomy, but that doesn’t get in the way of their quest for the perfect pop song.
The hunt began in 2008, when Clint Lofkrantz approached production guru Felix Fung with plans to start a dance-oriented project. Teaming up with singer Phillip Intilé, the musicians spent the bleak winter months holed up in Little Red Sounds studio, listening to records and bonding over their love of classic new wave mope-pop.
They wrote and recorded at a prolific song-a-day pace, turning Lofkrantz’s scratchy cell phone demos into sweeping, synth-laden studio epics. The songs were further brought to life with help from Intilé’s sonorous vocals and brooding, image-rich lyrics. Drawing on the auteurism of Herzog, the prose of Knut Hamsun and the legend of Scott Walker, his words blended the autobiographical with the imagined, conjuring up late night tales of lost love and heartbroken malaise with a touch of “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”-esque cheek-tonguing.
These sessions resulted in the debut album Ghost Emerging, which the band self-released on vinyl in 2009. As Mode Moderne’s reputation spread through word of mouth, the musicians turned their studio experiments into a live band, which was eventually filled out by new additions Rebecca Marie Law Gray on synth and Sean Gilhooly on drums.
Mode Moderne “Real Goths” b/w “Undiscovered Country”
What people are saying about Mode Moderne:
“Check out this particularly shadowy track” -Pitchfork
“A classic blend of beauty and darkness” -This Is Fake DIY
“Pulsing drum machines, swathy synthesizers, ethereal guitar leads, and blankets of ambient-satin. Let’s welcome the new age.” -Weird Canada
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