Modern Rock Diaries has been featured in Europe playing in top venues in Dublin (Sin E'), Belfast (McHughs) and London (@ The Metropolitan) as well as across the U.S.
Late 2011 marked the recording of their new EP, "Great Western Civilization" at renowned Blackwatch Studios by producer Jarod Evans (Bishop Allen, Grizzly Bear, The Umbrellas).
2012 saw MRD touring across the U.S. for their recent tour stint in support of "Great Western Civilization". MRD is sponsored by Miller Lite for tour efforts. Recently, MRD recorded their follow up album in Prague, Czech Republic. The new effort is set for release, January 2013. For more information please go to: www.modernrockdiaries.com
Angie Allen - Synth / Violin / Cello / Vocals / Piano
Brantley Cowan - Vocals / Guitar / Synth / Piano
John Allen - Percussion / Keys / Synth / Vocals
Clinton Trench - Synth / Bass / Vocals
Matt Stansberry - Guitar
EP: "Great Western Civilization"... produced and recorded at Blackwatch Studios / Jarod Evans / Chad Copelin, mixed by Shane Wilson (Nashville) and Mastering by Dale Becker (Los Angeles). Album art by Nathan Price also of Unwed Sailer / Native Lights. 2011/2012.
"Great Western Civilization"
3. In Your Hands
4. 19th Century New Indie Romance
5. Street Lamps of England
Fall 2012 - Recording in Europe; Prague, Czech Republic for an upcoming January 2013 release. Stay tuned.
MRD is available on itunes, amazon.com, rhapsody, pandora, last.fm and around the world wide web.
"SOUNDCHECK: Modern Rock Diaries"
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Budding local indie band aims high with their debut EP. Matt Carney September 21st, 2011 A lot...Budding local indie band aims high with their debut EP.
September 21st, 2011
A lot of local bands could learn a lesson or two from songwriter Brantley Cowan and his new band, Modern Rock Diaries. There hasn’t been an album bigger and more ambitious than “Great Western Civilization” in a long while. It’s the sound of an act aiming for regional and national success, not just hoping for it.
In keeping with indie fashion, MRD employs a lot of full-band singing (both to harmonize and for choruses) to bolster their vocals, as well as a female violin player, Angela Allen, and some catchy synth melodies, à la Cut Copy.
But I think that Cowan’s rigid voice and lyrics (think not-so-dirty Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon) land the band in more of a modern alt-rock category. For example, see the lyrics of “19th Century New Indie Romance”: “Gonna live forever / We ain’t never gonna stop.”
Either way, it’s good stuff. Norman’s Blackwatch Studios producer Jarod Evans lends his abilities to the group, three-fourths of which hold music degrees from in-state schools. How’s that for local?
"THE BAND TO WATCH"
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OKC’s Modern Rock Diaries released my favorite local debut of the year. The band’s first effort ,“Gr...OKC’s Modern Rock Diaries released my favorite local debut of the year. The band’s first effort ,“Great Western Civilization,” departs in several directions within its five track span, but the band does one thing very well: when it goes for it, it goes big. The EP was crafted at Blackwatch Studios in Norman and boasts a sound that doesn’t feel like it was group’s first trip to a studio. Keep your eyes and ears on this band.
Read more: http://newsok.com/live-nathan-the-perfect-song-is-out-there/article/3599939#ixzz1aQunX4lC
MRD originals. 60-90 minutes.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.