Modern Baseball released their critically acclaimed debut full-length Sports last December via hometown label Lame-O Records. The band will enter the studio to record their follow up and Run For Cover debut early this summer.
Sports is a uniquely modern record, capturing the sort of love and loneliness that could only occur in the second decade of the second millennium. Recorded over a series of late nights at Drexel University’s free studio and released by Lame-O Records at the end of 2012, Sports conveys how it feels to be young and hopeless in modern America—a cracked cellphone clutched in one’s hand, subconsciously refreshing social media, hoping to get noticed by that girl at the party and ignored by the ghosts from high school past. Calling on Say Anything’s bravado, the Front Bottoms’ tongue-in-cheek quirk and the Weakerthans’ literary misery, Modern Baseball have made a record with remarkable depth.