Modern Time Machines
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Modern Time Machines

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Los Angeles, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Rock




"Download: Modern Time Machines, ‘Rocketship’" -

"Stryker's #1 Locals Only Band: Modern Time Machines"

It was hard to decide who was going to be the #1 Locals Only Band this week, but Modern Time Machines came away on top with their song “Dweeb.”

Don’t forget to check ‘em out at the Viper Room on October 28th at the next KROQ Locals Only Showcase.

Get tickets for their show at the Viper Room here.
- KROQ Radio, CBS Radio

"KROQ Locals Only Presents: Silver Lake in Pomona"

Modern Time Machines

Instead of getting inland kids to make the miserable drive out to LA for a show, local bands from Silver Lake decided to bring the Silver Lake scene to the Glass House in Pomona for a night of great music.

Bands performing include White Arrows, Superhumanoids, Gliss, Modern Time Machines, Twilight Sleep, Vanaprasta, Future Ghost, Light FM, Holloys, The Franks, Hands and Stone Darling. Tickets are currently available for the December 10th show.

The show takes place on Friday, December 10th. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

Read more: KROQ Locals Only Presents: Silver Lake In Pomona
- KROQ Radio, CBS Radio

"Video premiere: Modern Time Machines, ‘Mammoth’"

Modern Time Machines’ cocktail of fuzzed-out dissonance and cirrus melody gets sweeter with each outing, and on “Mammoth” the L.A. quartet of Ben Golomb, Chanda Dancy, Dean Estrella and Nicole Smith fashions a four-minute cloud of melancholic shoegaze that gets under your skin a little. The new video for the song features Chervine Naamani ?and Chinchin Zhang and was directed by Jon Maxwell. MTM, who teased with the track “Dweeb” this past spring, is working on an album for the new year. - Kevin Bronson,

"Modern Time Machines at Silver Lake Lounge"

Modern Time Machines (photo at right from that night by Gabriel Fernandez) was performing at midnight at the Twilight Sleep residency at Silver Lake Lounge, and ever since I was befriended by Ben Golomb, and I was able to unload Jefferson Airplane stories on a receptive ear, I have wanted to see his band. All I had to do was hop a Sunset bus, go few blocks west, and I walked right into a different club scene of people swaying back and forth to the luxurious lugubriousness of Twilight Sleep.

I've seen Twilight Sleep under varying circumstances, sometime very good, other times the sound was against them, and if they're not balanced just right, it doesn't work. Tonight it was working, and they sounded quite impressive. I ducked out of the club for some oxygen (?!?) as Modern Time Machines set up. When I got back in, fellow blogger, Greg, had fled The Echo as I had and sought refuge at this show.

It's really fun to go to a couple of shows in one night to see the contrast between the bands and their audiences that are going on concurrently (not to mention all the other simultaneous shows, going on in this city...I swear they must be able to see something pulsating on the North American continent from outer space...and it's Los Angeles).

I stayed for a few numbers to get a feel for the band and I enjoyed it very much. The Lounge crowd had thinned considerably, except for diehards like myself, Jason Ruck from Film School and Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups, so there was no problem seeing the band.

A nice psychedelic stew with strong basic melodies with a pop sensibility, adorned with keys, guitars, various orchestral embellishments and fine lead vocals. I wanted to get a feel for the sound of Modern Time Machines and now I look forward to their show at Spaceland on September 8 with Seasons. But it was late and I wanted to get to a show a night for the rest of the week so I went home. All in all, it was a great Monday night. - Brad Robers,


Still working on that hot first release.



LA-based Modern Time Machines’ haunting, bittersweet melodies recall elements of dream pop, new wave, and space rock, and their sound has been described as “a noisy, romantic hurricane for those who like their rock with intricate layers” (Buzzbands.LA). Boy/girl vocal harmonies feature heavily in the band’s feedback-laced love songs, which have drawn comparisons to shoegazers and noiseniks including M83, Medicine and Sonic Youth.

After playing their first show in December 2007, the band’s first single “Dweeb” began receiving strong radio support from Los Angeles’ KROQ 106.7FM. Continually refining their sound, the band garnered noteworthy praise for its shows, playing LA venues such as The Satellite and The Glass House alongside acts including Nightmare Air, The Cold & Lovely, and Letting Up Despite Great Faults, as well as touring Austin, TX for the 2011 SXSW music fest. Music from the band’s 2012 debut LP “Continuity Girl” has also been featured nationally on the Adult Swim TV network with a live performance on the cult hit The Eric Andre Show. 

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