Modern Baseball exhibits a lot of promise and boasts their grasp on the fundamentals of good songwriting while testing the waters by writing a record within this weird, hybrid pop/indie/DIY/quirky genre pioneered by bands like The Front Bottoms and Tigers Jaw. Recommended for fans of Motion City Soundtrack’s lyrics and drunkenly grasping the shoulders of your best friend. – Property Of Zack
Modern Baseball is the brainchild of Jacob Ewald and Brendan Lukens, of Frederick and Brunswick, Maryland, respectively. The band began to take real shape in the fall of 2011 when releasing their first material, an EP entitled The Nameless Ranger. Shortly after the band relocated to Philadelphia for school, Ewald to Drexel University while Lukens continued his schooling at Chestnut Hill College for Communications. A split with Marietta entitled Couples Therapy followed in the Spring of 2012 and the band continued to garner high praise within the Philly underground. After touring with Marietta in support of Couples Therapy the band geared up to write and record their first full length record. After sleepless nights and taking full advantage of Drexel University’s free studio, the two, with great help from engineer, friend, and bass player, Ian Farmer finished the recording process. The record, Sports, was just released on the newly formed label, Lame-O Records, run by band manager/friend, Eric Osman.
Modern Baseball is heading out for some Winter dates in late December / early January in support of Sports. The band will be playing alongside a slew of great bands like Dikembe, Waxahatchee, Pity Sex, Pentimento, The Candy Hearts and You Blew It!. You can check out the tour poster here.
DEC 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Michael Jordan (House) w/ About A Million, Steady Hands, One Fell Swoop, Ethan Willard of Marietta
DEC 27 – Columbus, OH @ Rhumba Cafe w/ W.C. Lindsay, Sincerely, Iris
DEC 28 – Columbus, OH @ TBA (The Return of The Jedi) Acoustic Show
DEC 29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Vatican’t (House) w/ Legs Like Tree Trunks, Things To Come, Ribbons, Breezewood
DEC 30 – Alexandria, VA @ Little Man’s Garage w/ You Blew It!, Dikembe, Girl Scouts, Japan In The 80’s
DEC 31 – Glenville, NY @ Team Pagano HQ w/ Pentimento, Candy Hearts, Bright And Early, I Was A Hero, Doses, The Traditional, No Good News, Firestarter
JAN 01 – Manchester, NH @ TBA
JAN 02 – Groton, CT @ Groton House Show w/ Marietta, Stand Tall, Fish House, All But Calm, I Was Left On A Mountain, Steady Hands
JAN 03 – Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611 w/ A Place In Time, Random Holiday, Just Friends, Steady Hands
JAN 07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Waxahatchee, Pity Sex, Cayetano, Secret Plot To Destroy The Entire Universe