As of today, Modern Color have expanded their discography by returning with a 7” record, Portuguese Bend, via Indecision Records, Programme Sounds, and Other People Records. This release consists of two new tracks that see the group continue to mesh alt-rock with shoegaze, while stepping out of their comfort zone and further showcasing their catchy hooks and vocal melodies. Portuguese Bend is largely inspired by and named after a lush and beautiful cliffside portion of LA’s South Bay, where Modern Color spent much time growing up.
To help get the word out on Portuguese Bend, Modern Color shared their tour antics with fans compiled into a music video for the second track on the 7” titled “JACARANDA.” The foursome are no strangers to life on the road so what better way then to reflect on their hard work then pairing up their home videos with their brand new track. The collage of video footage was shot between January 2016 and September 2018 by Chris Martinez (bass) and Ron Yamasaki and was edited by Vince Nguyen (drums, vocals).
Purchase Portuguese Bend here: http://indecisionrecords.limitedrun.com/products/624791-modern-color-portuguese-bend-7.
Southern California melodic rock outfit Modern Color sonically reflect the rich and ever-growing musical subcultures surrounding them, taking influence and creating a sound all their own. A combined effort of guitarist/vocalist Fleming Valenzuela, guitarist Chad Leaf, bassist Chris Martinez, and drummer/vocalist Vince Nguyen, the four-piece lean toward the heavier side of shoegaze but effortlessly and naturally blur genre lines, shifting from ambient beach rock to hardcore to borderline math-rock throughout their discography.
Their 2016 demo, Somewhere Else, gave listeners a glimpse into the band’s melodic beginnings and was followed up later that year by Chromesthesia, a more ambitious display of the wide musical range Modern Color is well-equipped to tap into. A year later, 2017’s Time Slips Behind Us expanded upon the group’s musical prowess and honed in on their aggressive, but melodic style.