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Album by Modern Skirts. Happy 81. Under Bridges and Overpasses. Bumper Car. DUI. Tape Deck. To Be a Branch Davidian.
The band's third LP, Gramahawk, is pretty much a do-over in every conceivable way. But despite surface attempts to sidle up as MGMT running mates, its sound and scope circles back toward the middle of last decade. It points to a time when Spoon-fed types like Tapes 'n Tapes, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, and Cold War Kids were lumped into a formative blog-rock vanguard that wanted to front like a movement when it was really a retreat.
With that, Gramahawk is off and running, and Modern Skirts do their best to play around with expectations as it goes. Under Bridges and Overpasses" perhaps gets the ong feeling best, and the whole thing is pleasant rather than aiming for the "I wish I was epic" approach - which is actually something of a plus after so many efforts like that.
It's difficult to see where Modern Skirts will stand in Athens's next musical wave. And then there's Modern Skirts, who feel like new friends you meet for dinner afterward.
Modern Skirts - Gramahawk (2011). Date: 3 Jan 2011 23:09:37. Born of four hopeful rednecks and numerous misconceptions, Athens, GA’s Modern Skirts crept onto the scene in 2005 with a piano-laden debut, Catalogue of Generous Men. The record was well received, landing at on Paste Magazines’ 50 Best Albums of 2005 and praised by Pop Matters for its impeccably structured, gorgeous pop. After successful tours around the South and sold out shows at Athens’ legendary 40 Watt Club, Modern Skirts took to the road nationally for almost two years
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Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: Side A: L-19495M-A GRAMAHAWK-1; Side B: L-19495M-B GRAMAHAWK-1
- Other: Side B label reads "Modern Skirts" on top and reads "Gramahawk" on bottom
- Other: Bottom right of back side of jacket reads: PRODUCED BY MODERN SKIRTS; ALL SONGS BY JAY GULLEY; ENGINEERED BY JAY GULLEY, BEN ROBERTS, AND MICHAEL SEAMAN; MIXED BY BEN ROBERTS, MICHAEL SEAMAN AND DREW VANDENBURG; AT CHASE PARK TRANSDUCTION, ATHENS, GA; ARTWORK BY DAN DONAHUE AT WWW.CONTROLGROOP.COM; 2010 HAPPY GOES UPSTAIRS MUSIC, BMI; WWW.MODERNSKIRTS.COM
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