Modern Skirts’ “Gramahawk” A Must-Have Indie Gem

YAY! Modern Skirts are back in 2011! Their latest release finds my Athens, GA heroes in the throes of breakup anxiety – uncertain of the future, yet thrilled by the possibilities. They recorded this in their homes, on four track cassette tapes. You might not guess that from the gorgeous sound of the final product. Fools try for days to make their digital recordings sound as raw and fun. Having read the liner notes, I gather “Gramahawk” may be the Modern Skirts’ last testimony. Or, hopefully, it will prove to be a transition into more wonderful music. Either way, it’s a gr8 record, full of life and energy.

Modern Skirts
“Happy 81” (download mp3)
from “Gramahawk”
(athensmusic.net)
“Happy 81” (play)
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Modern Skirts “Rebecca St. Claire”

Well, well what I would call “modern folk” joins the MP3 Jackpot with this week’s winner, “Rebecca St. Claire” by the Modern Skirts. This joyous ditty is infectious, silly, and intriguing all in one song. Athens Georgia always has the best bands. Modern Skirts is carrying on the tradition.

Modern Skirts
“Rebecca St. Claire” (download mp3)
from “Happy 81 EP”
(athensmusic.net)
Modern Skirts – “Rebecca St. Claire (play)

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Modern Skirts – “Rebecca St. Claire” (mp3)

Modern Skirts – “Rebecca St. Claire” (play)

In a true Internets moment, I have become an instant fan of Modern Skirts. What a wonderful and joyful sound. And how unusual. I love their sweet child like voices. I love the old school storytelling approach. I love the looseness and the naturalness. I even love the way their voices fall out of tune here and there. It’s sweet. It’s real. It’s nice. It’s NOT AUTO-TUNED! and gawd, that in itself makes me happy in this age of saccharine-frosted ersatz musik. Yes. In short, I love this.

Modern Skirts
“Rebecca St. Claire” (mp3)
from “Happy 81 EP”
(athensmusic.net)

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Modern Skirts’ “Rebecca St. Claire” a surprising gem

Modern Skirts – “Rebecca St. Claire” mp3

In a true Internets moment, I have become an instant fan of Modern Skirts. What a wonderful and joyful sound. And how unusual. I love their sweet child like voices. I love the old school storytelling approach. I love the looseness and the naturalness. I even love the way their voices fall out of tune here and there. It’s sweet. It’s real. It’s nice. It’s NOT AUTO-TUNED! and gawd, that in itself makes me happy in this age of saccharine-frosted ersatz musik. Yes. In short, I love this.

Modern Skirts
“Rebecca St. Claire” (mp3)
from “Happy 81 EP”
(athensmusic.net)

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