HearYa Live Session 18: Modern Skirts

by Woody on May 22, 2008

Modern Skirts

So there I am at the 40 Watt Party at SXSW. I had been having a great day up until this point and I had headed over to the party to meet a friend and catch The Dexateens and Dead Confederate. Well that and drink a whole bunch of their free PBRs. Unfortunately the set times were all fucked up, but we ended up drinking bourbon with John C. Stubblefied of Lucero and decided to wait it out for The Dexateens.

Around that time, The Modern Skirts hit the stage and brought with them an easy-going sound that made us take notice. On a day when it was over 90 degrees and sweltering outside, the Athens, GA foursome hit the stage cool as cucumbers and delivered a wonderful set, full of infectious pop melodies.

Modern Skirts

I didn’t really get a chance to hang with them in Austin, so it was cool to chat with them while in Chicago. We got the lowdown on how Mike Mills became a fan and produced a few tracks for the boys. Dig into the four tracks below, in particular the foot-stomping “My Last Soprano” with Jay’s impromptu newscast. I am sure you’ll soon find them every bit as enjoyable as Mike Mills and I do.

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Exclusive: Modern Skirts – Motorcade (Previously Unreleased)

Exclusive: Modern Skirts – Hood Ornament (Previously Unreleased)

Exclusive: Modern Skirts – Pasadena

Exclusive: Modern Skirts – My Lost Soprano

If you like this session, you may also like these:

Illinois Live Session

The Record Low Live Session

The Antiques Live Session

Ferraby Lionheart Live Session

Or feel free to browse the archive.

Stay tuned for upcoming sessions from The Acorn, Matthew Ryan, Joe Pug, Langhorne Slim and others.

Modern Skirts – “Pasadena” Video

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oz May 23, 2008 at 9:15 am

I’m really digging “Pasadena.” Definitely a nice change pace from past sessions. A little less twang and a little more pop never hurt anyone. Very refreshing.

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