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Summer in the City Performers: 20106/7

August 11: The Modern Electric


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, honest, and dramatic. Their self-titled debut album is a soundtrack to real-life heartache, but could just as easily accompany the latest Zach Braff-inspired romantic comedy. Influences include Patsy Cline, Clem Snide, Arcade Fire, and David Bowie—the latter having been immortalized in the band’s unforgettable homage, “David Bowie (Save Us All).” *Local support for Deer Tick*