While perusing the music news on the handy dandy NPR iPad app, I discovered an intriguing story from Weekend Edition Sunday about rock band Miracles of Modern Science (MOMS). The group has an unusual instrumental lineup – mandolin, upright bass, cello, violin, drums, and vocals. I always love finding musicians who use classical instruments in nontraditional ways. MOMS has created its own unique brand of “orchestral space pop”.
Band members Evan Younger (vocals/bass), Josh Hirshfeld (mandolin), Geoff McDonald (cellist), Kieran Ledwidge (violin), and Tyler Pines (drums) met as students at Princeton University. MOMS’ performances in New York City have received critical acclaim from SPIN, Wired, NPR Morning Edition, and Brooklyn Vegan.
The band has recently released their debut LP, Dog Year. Below is a video of “Eating Me Alive”, one of the tracks off of their new album.
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