Mode Moderne- Pt. 1
Vancouver presents; Mode Moderne, and their new LP release coming up at the end of the month. 12 tracks that sound the same. I give credit to the band for emerging into public appreciation so fast with already 4 albums under their belt, including their newest one Occult Delight, to the point of tattoo inspirations of their overseas fans.
Many attempts to describe their sound were given, usually include some Picasso-like mosaics of mixed genres such as “new wave/post punk” and “black-nail-polish gloom and indie pop”, all too true, yet for me MM seem to capture the sounds of a futuristic band from the 70s, and I love it!
Phillip Intilé, MM lead vocals, posses an hypnotizing voice that goes all too well with the wash out synth and electric guitars’ wah-wahs, underlined by a constant drum beat and topped with new, more interesting, versions of lyrics to the ever lasting topic of love and relationships (does anyone write about anything else?)
In short, awesome unique sound. But all their songs sound the same.
As much as MM is captivating, they lack diversity. Listening to their album, going through all the tracks, as well as checking out their previous releases, consistency is replaced by regularity, and I fear some boredom might creep in.
They will be a great addition to a mix tape, but currently I won’t be able to obsess over them solely.
Written by Jonathan Harnik
Loved this band, super unique, I am surprised my counterpart Rob didn't enjoy it as much as me!