The haunting, bittersweet melodies of LA-based shoegaze outfit Modern Time Machines have been described as a “noisy, romantic hurricane for those who like their rock with intricate layers” (Buzz Bands LA). Boy/girl vocal harmonies feature heavily in the band’s feedback-laced love songs, which have drawn comparisons to acts like M83, Medicine and Sonic Youth. Today the band shares the music video for “Freefall (Can’t Stop)” — it’s a whirlwind tour through the golden age of forgotten TV shows, with references to Small Wonder (featuring a cameo from Jerry Supiran AKA Jaimie Lawson), Gilligan’s Island, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls, Get Smart, ALF, The Hogan Family, Hot Seat with Wally George and more (see how many TV homes you can identify as the band walks past them).
Also, ICYMI check out their previous video for “High Noon” which is loaded with Paul Thomas Anderson references.
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 was 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’ long-awaited sophomore LP MTM is set for release on 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.
04/09 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite