The Modern Electric are a Cleveland-based four piece with a passion for their city and an unapologetic enthusiasm for pop music. Equal parts dark and orchestral as it is warm and melodic, they have coined the term “cinematic pop” to define their sound. Considered to be the aural counterpart to 8mm film, cinematic pop is organic, soulful, and emotive. Their debut album is a soundtrack to real-life heartache, but has the passion to fit any silver screen love story such as Garden State or The Graduate.
Their 2009 self-titled release was written, recorded, and produced entirely by the band. It was voted Best Album of 2011 in the Cleveland Scene Magazine and received 10/10 stars on Citizendick.org. Cellar Door Records included The Modern Electric’s memorable hit “Mistakes” in their 2011 Cleveland compilation album. In 2011, they released “Northcoast Christmas” a celebratory holiday anthem that captures the joys, struggles, and triumphs of a Christmas on the Northcoast. The band has brought their heart-felt and energetic live show to Cleveland’s Tower City Ampitheater, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Summer Concert Series, The Burning River Fest, The Ingenuity Fest, The Brite Winter Fest, Indiana’s Jurassic Pop Fest, and The House of Blues. They’ve shared the stage with Fitz and the Tantrums, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Rogue Wave, The Elected, and Sloan, to name a few.
“The Modern Electric loaded their self-titled debut with songs soaked in huge aspirations and even huger sound.”
- Cleveland Scene Magazine
“…savvy indie-rock veterans, dropping hooks and energy left and right... it’s clear that The Modern Electric are swinging for the sonic fences.”
“…arresting, tension-filled pop symphonies.” - Sixtysecondsofheaven.com
“… a sincere reflection of the Cleveland music scene and its capabilities.”
- Coolcleveland.com [+]