The Modern Savage
Click Image Above To Watch “Pull Me” Video
Sophomore LP Unwilling Participants Out This Friday, 1/27
“… high-energy, unabashed rock. The quintet is fronted by Jenni May Toro, whose raw vocal power can match that of Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O…” – ELLE
“With a single this good, we’re glad we don’t have to wait very long to hear the whole thing.” – Alternative Press
“With its upbeat melodies and catchy chorus of planning for “next time around,” [Straight and Narrow] also hints at her underlying resilience and strength.” – She Shreds
“The Modern Savage bridged Cyndi Lauper and Ra Ra Riot with sturdy cables.” – SPIN
Anchorage, AK quintet The Modern Savage will release the Unwilling Participants LP this Friday January 27. Produced, recorded, and mixed by Brooklyn’s James Frazee (Beck, Patti Smith, Sharon Van Etten, Esperanza Spalding), the record is driven by staccato grunge-pop guitar licks, seductive vocal flourishes and an undeniable beat. With a unifying message of love though acceptance, patience and self-awareness, the band shares the “Pull Me” video today begging the question “How Do You Make Love Stay?” The “Pull Me” video premiered with NPR.
Presented in the wrappings of an upbeat indie-grunge record, the album centers on Jenni May Toro’s marriage and the tumultuous divorce that followed. Empowered to take ownership of the fact that she was the one to walk away from the failed marriage and the vulnerability in wanting to experience love after divorce, it addresses the quarter life crisis of her mid twenties. Through the creative process, she comes to terms with her disillusionment towards an idealistic view of happiness, or “american dream” and a painful recognition that her hunger for more may never actually be sated.
The juxtaposition of a “modern savage” encompasses the full range of the band’s magnetism. They attract a worldwide audience through a homegrown perspective and dynamic sound. The Modern Savage have established themselves as a regional powerhouse while sharing the stage with the likes of American Authors, Jane’s Addiction, Owl City, and Silversun Pickups. This latest effort builds on the idea of finding identity, yet refuses to be confined.