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Model Decoy


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    The Sound & the Fury
  2. 2.
    Metropolis Kid
  3. 3.
    Ciao, Knives
  4. 4.
    Hearts in Atlantis
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Model Decoy is Doron Monk Flake and Ari Sadowitz. Grounded firmly in rock with a heavy pour of R&B, the duo occupies a sonic space between Stevie Wonder and Soundgarden.
Flake’s lyrics nod to his favorite characters from comics and beyond, and the band’s debut EP features narratives about Thor, Hulk, Fantastic 4, Scott Pilgrim, Kill Bill and cult television show Community.
The nerd-driven content began as their old band, The Smyrk , was bowing out. “I had dabbled in nerdtastic compositions, but I fully realized that niche with ‘The End of Jason Todd’ and ‘Farewell to Arm,’ about Batman’s lesser known Robin and the best horror comedy ever, Evil Dead. Over Twitter, Bruce Campbell said we nailed it.”
“Model Decoy underplay their ability to craft an irresistible melody…tracks like “Ciao, Knives” are hooky as fuck… album closing anthem “Scar-Spangled Banner” is like a lost dispatch from Alternative Nation.” - Afropunk
“This was not niche geek rock, this was good fracking music that if you didn’t know it was inspired by various pop culture mediums, and you would have never known nor cared because it’s good fracking music. Period.” - Nerd Squadron
“Model Decoy doesn't just do songs inspired by nerd culture which helps make sure they don't come off as a novelty act. It's legitimately good music that touches on a variety of topics. It's music that is humanistic first and nerd second.” - Blerds Online


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