Still somewhat fresh to the scene, Jax Indie-Emo quintet Modern Violence is already making a lot of noise. Comprised of a stellar lineup of local music vets, including lead singer and guitarist Jesse Brantman (Fort Stories), John Shannon (wise river, LANNDS) on keys, Jeremy Blanton (Strangerwolf, Banquet) on bass, Mike VonBalson (Fort Stories, Shangrala) on drums, and newcomer Bobby Marino on guitar, the group has already released a 4-song EP, Fast Friends, to the relevant digital platforms and played some well-attended shows ’round town. And they don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon, as last week the band dropped the sweet little performance video below.
Recorded in Murray Hill’s audio attic, it’s an intimate and strikingly low-key presentation of MV’s complex sound, which finds its footing in the group’s atmospheric guitar work and multiplex melodies. Meanwhile, Brantman’s falsetto-rasp–reminiscent of Silver Sun Pickups vocalist Brain Aubert–lends the band’s tune “Beauty is Lost” a distinctive melancholy.
Click play below to watch and listen to why we at Void are really digging this band.