Album Strange Bruises out September 3rd on Light Organ Records
“Particularly shadowy…” – Pitchfork
“A classic blend of beauty and darkness” – This Is Fake DIY
‘Upcoming ‘Strange Bruises‘ could be set to push the band to wider acclaim. At times pitch black, their noir songwriting is dominated by shimmering harmonies and guitars that veer out into a universe of fuzz.’ – Clash
‘Gloom pop Canadian bunch Mode Moderne…Artrocker’s very excited’ – Artrocker
Canada’s gloom poppers Mode Moderne have announced the dates of their upcoming EU/UK tour –
18 – Paris – Espace B
20-22 – Hamburg, Reeperbahn
23 – Glasgow – 13th Note
25 – Cardiff – Buffalo Bar
26 – London, Queen of Hoxton
27 – London, TBA
The band formed in late 2008, when Clint Lofkrantz approached Felix Fung with plans to start a dance-oriented project. Teaming up with singer Phillip Intilé, the musicians spent the bleak winter months holed up in studio, listening to records and bonding over their love of classic indie and mope-pop.
New album “Strange Bruises” is a follow-up to their self released acclaimed debut full length “Ghost Emerging” on vinyl in 2009. As their reputation grew, they signed to Vancouver’s Light Organ Records, who released new material from the band in the form of the 7” single “Real Goths / Undiscovered Country” in 2011. This led to further attention from the likes of Pitchfork and live dates with the likes of Blouse, Fresh and Onlys and Raveonettes.
The new album features 7 tracks of ethereal and atmospheric indie, evoking a goth-er Psychdelic Furs or a jangly-er Echo & The Bunnymen and the more current reference points of Primary Colours-era The Horrors, Crystal Stilts and Wild Nothing. It is always as elegant as it is elegiac, always as tuneful as it is mournful, and a fine introduction to an act who are fast becoming an institution in their home country.