The Modern Machines - Take It, Somebody!
Dirt Nap Records - - 12inch
The Modern Machines have often been described as classic upper Midwestern punk filtered thru a modern day basement punk sensibility. Husker Du meets early Replacements meets early Lemonheads (remember when they were good?) meets Dillinger 4 meets The Figgs? While these comparisons are fairly apt, Take It, Somebody, sees the band incorporating older and more diverse influences into their distinctive songwriting style, including 60's garage rock and even some Americana-esque twang. These guys (rabid record collectors all) know their music history, and it shows. One of the hardest working bands in the American punk underground, The Modern Machines are already on their fourth CD (including a split with The Fragments and the Thawp CD, both on New Disorder, plus last year's Taco Blessing LP/CD on Recess), as well as several cassettes and singles, plus an upcoming split LP/CD on Wisconsin's Crustacean Records. Their tour schedule is just as crazy, having crisscrossed the US countless times, often eschewing the established club circuit in favor of basement shows, backyard parties, and just about anyplace else that'll have 'em. Following the release of this CD (with a vinyl version available on Recess Records), they'll be hitting the road for 3 solid months in the US, followed by Japan in the fall. Chances are they're coming soon to a basement near you, check 'em out!