The haunting, bittersweet melodies of LA-based shoegaze veterans Modern Time Machines have 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 acts like M83, Medicine and Sonic Youth.
Following the local momentum of their earliest shows, the band’s first single “Dweeb” began receiving strong radio support from LA’s KROQ 106.7FM. Continually refining their sound with “nuanced playing and killer hooks” (Los Angeles Times), the band was invited to perform live nationally on the premiere episode of Adult Swim’s cult TV hit The Eric Andre Show, and their music will be featured in the upcoming film So Help You God by noted filmmaker Ashley York (Netflix’s TIG).
Modern Time Machines’ sophomore LP “MTM” dropped in spring 2018. Produced by Josiah Mazzaschi (Jesus & Mary Chain, Nothing, Deap Vally), the album features contributions from Dave Dupuis (Film School, Nightmare Air), Kenneth James Gibson (Bell Gardens), Kaitlin Wolfberg (that dog.), and a song remixed by KCRW favorites, disco duo De Lux.
Under The Radar Mag premiered MTM’s single + music video “Malaise For Days” in April 2019.
The band’s single + music video “Keepsake”, based on a short film nearly 25 years in the making, was released in September 2020. Upcoming Modern Time Machines material – including a collaboration with the late Grammy winning songwriting legend Allee Willis – is on the horizon – stay tuned.
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