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The Modern States

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
Band Rock Pop




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"All Along"
"Leaving Letters"
Engineered and Produced by The Modern States in Beautiful East Vancouver.



Formed in the halcyon days of 2011, The Modern States came together over a mutual love of pop hooks, big sounds, crackpot ideas, and vague futurist aesthetics.

Inspired by all things indie rock, shoegaze, progressive rock, and pop, The Modern States have taken some sonic (and aesthetic) cues from artists such as Radiohead, Brian Eno, The Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, The Velvet Underground, Explosions in the Sky, and the Beatles.

The band has been playing regular shows around Vancouver and surrounding areas. As a live entity, The Modern States cast a sound that both touches a nerve, and reaches towards the back of the room. While the primary instrumentation is fairly straight-forward (guitar, drums and bass), arrangements are spiced with keyboards, trumpet and multiple percussive elements.

Musically, the band's big hooks are punctuated with unique rhythmic shifts, unusual progressions, and rich, sonic intensity. At once both dexterous and full of texture, the Modern States' live show is energetic, theatrical, and full of left-turns.

The band recently released self-recorded demo versions of two new tracks, "All Along" and "Leaving Letters". The new songs are representative of the direction the band plans to take going forward, showcasing a sound that is full of heart and creating the kind of bright and melodic pop-rock that you can hum along to, and challenge your ear-drums. The band will be recording a new single in April at The Hive Creative Labs, this track will be one of several on their upcoming EP.

With new songs constantly in the works and more studio time booked, The Modern States are always looking towards the future and striving to break new ground.

The Modern States are:
Logan Rudrum – Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard
Ron Segev – Guitar, Keyboard
Mark Pickersgill – Bass, Vocals
Mike Lauder – Percussion, Drums


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