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The best kept secret in music

Press


"Mean Street Magazine"

"Pressure builds fast, exponentially, then whoosh, the race is back on. These vary with regard to intensity and frequency; the surgeons, urban planners and headphone heads are kept guessing and delightfully off-balance as equilibrium is relegated to concept. Embolism never sounded so hot. Grade: A-"
Randy Harward, Mean Street Magazine - Mean Street Magazine


"Richmond Fan"

"Best enjoyed on a drive from a city to a small town. The title track from the album, Channels like Capillaries, which I believe is a song about the art of creation and living for your art, will move you. I can't help but rock out and shout along. 'with the words that you choose...'"
Michael Otley, PopFaction Records, Richmond, VA - Michael Otley


"Winnipeg Sun"

"A searing document of intricate angst comparable to a more aggressive Shellac. This 10-cut disc is fuelled by the tension and passion of emo, but not constrained by it."
DS, Winnipeg Sun, Winnipeg, Canada - Winnipeg Sun


"Playback, St. Louis"

"The year may be young, but this is one of the best rock records I’ve come across so far."
David Lichius, "Playback," St Louis, Missouri - Playback, St. Louis


"WRBB Radio, Boston"

"A wonderful mix of hauntingly beautiful and well-executed instrumentation, frenetic rock parts, pop guitars, and solid vocals."
Lindsay Jones, WRBB Boston, CMJ Top 200 - WRBB Radio, Boston


"Feat of Fear and Hate"

"A 40 minute album of intelligent and explosive indie rock. The entire record is packed with moments of quiet, lullful guitar, ripped in half by a post-hardcore drive and crunch."
Feast of Fear and Hate Magazine - Feat of Fear and Hate


"KRVS Radio"

"It's a searing, edgy and furious 10-cut disc, fuelled by the whipsmart lyrics, shifting rhythmic lines and fiery melodies."
Mark R. Bacon, KRVS Radio, Lafayette, Louisiana
- KRVS Radio


Discography

"Channels Like Capillaries": 2003
Universal Warning Records
Distributed by: Revelation Records, Lumberjack, Interpunk

"If it Plays" Various Artists 2004
by Thinkerthought Records
Distributed by: Revelation Records, Interpunk
Unreleased Songs by Victim of Modern Age, Velvet Teen, Planes Mistaken for Stars, Rescue and more.

Self Titled EP: 2001 "Victim of Modern Age"
on Universal Warning Records
distributed by: Interpunk

"Singularity" Various Artists 2002
The Awareness Program
unreleased songs by Claymore, Victim of Modern Age and many more.

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Bio

Victim of Modern Age is originally from Lake Charles, LA and in 2001, relocated to Lafayette, LA. Lafayette is a small indie-college town on the verge of artistic explosion. The southern culture embraces the arts and excites everything from painting and sculpture to many styles of music. Lafayette's downtown is lined with gallerys and nightclubs. It is one of these venues, perhaps the small stage at Renaissance Cafe & Nightclub or the low dank cellar of Bisbano's Cellar Door that you may find victim of modern age playing alongside and in front of their peers. Home of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and teaming with musicians, the small city perpetually screams for musical innovation.

Victim of Modern Age has technical compositions that tend to be illuminated by glowing stage performances. Minimal but precise vocals surgically emphasize, while sudden stops and changes might deregulate heart palpitations. Their music has been compared to that of fellow bands Shellac, Braid, The Rapture, No Knife, Unwound and others. Victim of Modern Age has been adopted by the ever-growing indie rock category, but their music is of independent expression and also draws from other musical stylings, including some massive jazz roots.

Channels Like Capillaries is the band's Sophomore release on Universal Warning Records. The record is the culmination of years of practice/writing and almost a year in the studio. During their 2003 recording sessions, the band worked closely with long time friend and talented engineer, Ivan Klisanin to make Channels Like Capillaries the next shocking chapter in Victim of Modern Age's Diaries. The album includes piano interlude and creatively layered vocals that spans the spectrum of musical expression. Despite intense production, "Channels" is an exposé of honest rock, intraveneously shared between VOMA members and listeners.

With the help of their generous record label, 2004 brought victim on their 3rd major tour to the west coast where they were greeted warmly and played in such venues as San Diego's Martini Ranch and Seattle's Graceland. Victim of Modern Age is also currently working on their next recording project which is slated to be committed to tape in the late winter.

The name is taken from a 1960s novel by Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange. Chris Dick (In Music We Trust) asked Singer/Guitarist Allen Clements what he thought about possible expectations when prospective listeners hear the name. "People will think what they want when they hear a band name," says Clements. "We hope that our reputation will eventually precede our band name. I happen to like Victim of Modern Age. It sounds good and it feels right and appropriate."

(Features members from Ponder, Claymore.)