A Modern Machine

A Modern Machine


Melodic, dark and guitar-driven, with multi-layered vocal harmonies, A Modern Machine reanimates the post-punk substance of The Cure, The Police and Bauhaus with the vitality of Bloc Party and British Sea Power. Their self-titled debut EP was recorded at SF Soundworks this past year.


A Modern Machine displays a manifest attraction for New Wave, conjuring up echoes of The Police, Bauhaus and The Cure, while advancing the stark intensity of Bloc Party and Radiohead.

Collaborators since 2001, singer/guitarist Fayvor Love and drummer Serena Ho released their first album "Figure and Ground" together in 2003 and performed as a trio with bassist Tomas Matza. Appearing as Fayvor Love alongside Bay Area indie rock staples Rogue Wave, Kelley Stoltz, and Elephone, the group's local circuit touched on the cornerstone San Francisco venues Cafe Du Nord, Bottom of the Hill, Slim's, and The Great American Music Hall. Shortly after the band played in the 2005 NoisePop Festival, Tomas defected to Russia, the original duo reanimating in 2006 to record an EP at SF SoundWorks with the special attention of Tony Espinoza. A Modern Machine was formed with the addition of bassist Eli Leland, a college friend (and once rival frontman) of Fayvor's, and the band released its self-titled EP in 2007.



A Modern Machine - Self-titled EP (2007)
Figure and Ground (as Fayvor Love) - Full-length album (2003)

Set List

40-minute set:

Rumor Is Traveling
Ex Machina
Find Out How it Ends
16 Minutes to Paradise
You So Brightly Burn