The Modern Electric

All We Have Is (self-released)

themodernelectric.com

This indie pop band tends to think of its music as cinematic. That's why the packaging for this two-song single describes the track as something that was "directed by" the band. While cinematic could mean a variety of things, it's more apt to say that the Modern Electric is just a really good pop band. Comparisons to Radiohead notwithstanding, the group goes for catchy melody over atmosphere in "All We Have Is," a haunting tune that features slight, falsetto vocals and a herky-jerky melody that threatens to fall apart. As a bonus, the b-side is the band's "David Bowie Save Us All (Redux)," a wondrous tribute (but not a cover song) to the Thin White Duke. — Jeff Niesel

The Modern Electric plays a Single Release Party with Tom Evanchuck, the Ruby Spirit, the Moxies and Bethesda at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Beachland Ballroom.

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