The haunting, bittersweet melodies of LA-based shoegaze veterans Modern Time Machines have been described as a “noisy, romantic hurricane for those who like their rock with intricate layers” (Buzzbands.LA).
Boy/girl vocal harmonies feature heavily in the band’s feedback-laced love songs, which have drawn comparisons to dreampoppers and noiseniks including M83, Medicine and Sonic Youth. Following the local momentum of their earliest shows, the band’s first single “Dweeb” began receiving strong radio support from LA’s KROQ 106.7FM. Continually refining their sound with “nuanced playing and killer hooks” (Los Angeles Times), the band have melted faces at music festivals including Austin’s SXSW and Make Music Pasadena, a nd they’ve shared stages with acts such as Nightmare Air and The Cold & Lovely. The band were invited to perform live nationally in 2012 on Adult Swim’s cult TV hit The Eric Andre Show, and their music will be featured in the upcoming film “So Help You God” by noted filmmaker Ashley York (Netflix’s “TIG”). Modern Time Machines is Ben Golomb, Justin Bond, Nadia Franks, and Neil Johnson. The band’s long-awaited sophomore LP “MTM” is set for release in April 6, 2018. Produced by Josiah Mazzaschi (Jesus & Mary Chain, Nothing, Deap Vally), the album will feature contributions from Dave Dupuis (Film School, Nightmare Air), Kenneth James Gibson (Bell Gardens), Kaitlin Wolfberg (that dog.), and a song remixed by KCRW favorites, disco duo De Lux. Photos by ZB Images.