Waking up in Colorado, it’s great to see some hometown love! Last month we invited friends at Out Of Town Films to video our The Key studio session, at the WXPN World Cafe Studio. The live, in the studio set aired last night on XPN…
Next Friday Jan 25th, Modern Inventors will be playing a WXPN Free at Noon at World Cafe Live with British Singer Ellie Goulding! RSVP below cause this will definitely sell out. If you can’t make it, the show will be on the radio and straming at xpn.org/npr.com. We go on at 12pm sharp.
Thanks to everyone who came to Johnny Brenda’s on Dec 28th, it was a great night of music. We’re looking forward to a busy 2013…including the release of our debut studio record ‘Trains & Aeroplanes’ on January 15th.
Philadelphia-based duo Modern Inventors, whose debut album "Trains & Aeroplanes" released in January 2013, craft songs as if they were pieces of abstract art that patiently blossom into view; carefully rendered arrangements, heartbreaking harmonies and dense turns of phrases slowly creep up into the foreground upon repeated listens.
Josh Benus serves as chief songwriter, while Matt Kass produces, mixes and engineers the group's material. Other musicians have been brought in to add unique flavor to individual songs and performances, but Kass and Benus' two-man partnership has already been the most fruitful of their respective careers. "Our aim was to create something that was viable and tangible at a large level, while still maintaining artistic integrity," explains Benus, whose songwriting style has been compared to that of Jackson Browne and Jeff Tweedy.