Promoting their new upcoming record Gramahawk, Athens natives Modern Skirts graced the stage of the 40 Watt Club on Friday November 12th. The show featured the Athens two-piece set Grape Soda, along with DC originated, Brooklyn based band Deleted Scenes as the opening acts. The show featured a balanced meshing of new tracks off of the Gramahawk record, as well as those from prior albums. Commencing the show with the track Bridges and Overpasses off of the new album, the band was able to effectively establish the presence that they have earned since the days of their formation some 6 years ago, as well as generate an enthusiastic audience following. Other notable tracks performed included Soft Pedals off of the All of Us In Our Night album, DUI and Like Lunatics.
The new album is set to be released in January of 2011, and from the looks of it, is sure to leave fans content.
All if this said, perhaps one of the most interesting parts of the evening-besides the opening number with Jay Gulley coming out in a rather retro, fuzzy pink jacket-were the opening acts themselves. Deleted Scenes surely gained new fans with their unique sound that incorporates the vibraphone to the already post-rock sound they exhibit. Meanwhile, Grape Soda left many in a pensive state regarding the “need for multiple instruments” in a rock band; this duo proved this assumptive notion to be false.
All in all, all 3 bands delivered extremely well, as they each proved why they were bands to look out for.
- F.S. Julien