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, MTM’s 1st single “Dweeb” received strong radio support from LA’s KROQ 106.7FM. Continually refining their sound with “nuanced playing and killer hooks” (Los Angeles Times) with the addition of violinist/film composer Chanda Dancy, the band was invited to perform live nationally on the premiere episode of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show, and their tunes can be heard on the soundtracks of films such as “My Teacher, My Obsession” on Netflix.
MTMs’ 3rd LP, “Practical FX + Physical Media” was released in July 2022. Produced by Josiah Mazzaschi (Jesus & Mary Chain, Smashing Pumpkins), the LP features contributions from Kaitlin Wolfberg (that dog., Wild Honey Orchestra), and Ryan Connor (Sublamp); its songs can be heard alongside They Might Be Giants in the award-winning indie film, “Dramarama”, featured in Variety & HuffPost.
An upcoming Modern Time Machines songwriting collaboration with the late Grammy-winning songwriting legend Allee Willis is on the horizon – stay tuned.
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