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.
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.
Exclusive: Modern Skirts – Motorcade (Previously Unreleased)
Exclusive: Modern Skirts – Hood Ornament (Previously Unreleased)
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