Miracles of Modern Science
What happens when you move the string section from the back of the stage to the front, and the rest of the band off the stage entirely? Miracles of Modern Science can show you the spectacular result of such forward thinking, with luminous and melodically powerful Pop songs that are driven by double bass, violin, cello, mandolin and drums. After its first two acclaimed releases — 2011’s Dig Year and 2013’s MEEMS EP — MOMS recently unleashed its anthemic masterwork, the soaring, angst-riddled and perfectly engaging Mean Dreams. Pay no attention to the Classical nature of the strings you see onstage; MOMS is Pop for rockers.
YOU’LL DIG IT IF YOU DIG: The Lumineers as a string quintet, co-conducted by Ben Folds and Todd Rundgren. (Brian Baker)