Baeble First Play: The Emotive Cinematic Rock Grandeur of The Modern Electric
  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015

  • Posted by: Don Saas

Back in June, we had the chance to chat with Ohio alt-rockers the Modern Electric about the road-trip music video for their single, "The Summer of Lou Reed." With its mixture of Born To Run-era Bruce Springsteen and the orchestral pop rock of contemporary peers Cold War Kids, the Modern Electric worked right on our classic rock (and piano rock) pleasure centers. I've been eagerly awaiting news of the band's newest record, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack -- a title that both cleverly alludes to the band's passion for film as well as the cinematic nature of their music -- and we couldn't be happier to be premiering the album stream of the record today.

Whether you already know the sprawling road-rock grandeur of "The Summer of Lou Reed" or you're just discovering the propulsive guitar and piano lines of tracks like "All We Have Is Now" or "(Try To) Pretend," there's something on Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for both the classic rock lovers in your life as well as those who have a soft spot in their heart for more modern groups like Ben Folds Five, Cold War Kids, or The National.

Although the sonic touchstones of the tremulous guitars and vibrant piano melodies root Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in the familiar sounds of yesterday and today, it's the voice of Garrett Komyati that ultimately helps distinguish the band and the album. With a powerful tenor that borders on a falsetto without quite crossing over, Komyati's emotive voice fills the album with a wall of passion and sincerity to match the Phil Spector-esque walls of sound from the guitar and piano lines.

Listen to our premiere of Original Motion Picture Soundtrack below, and be sure to snag the album which is available for purchase today.


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