MMOD has been described in the form of many different hypothetical amalgams - for instance, that their sound combines the heavy guitars and hooky melodies of Weezer with the whimsical, stream-of-consciousness renderings of They Might Be Giants and the epic scope of Rush. The possibilities continue to unfold on their ambitious debut The Consequence of Trying, in which MMOD seem to be exploring what might occur if Brian Wilson and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez teamed up in the studio. At times, the melodic jolts offered by singers Cameron "Hawks" Hawk and Aaron "Barry" Swenson seem at odds with the occasional bursts of chaotic guitar noise bubbling from under the surface, but the tight and merciless experimentation of drummer JP "Heeeps" Redmon lays a sprawling rhythmic foundation on which the guitarists thrive. This tension gives MMOD an intensity and vitality that in recent years has been rare in the world of indie rock.
released October 31, 2014
Produced by Steve Squire and MMOD
Engineered by Squire in LFK
Basic tracks recorded live in Heeeps' basement
Vocals and guitar overdubs recorded at Squire's
All songs written, arranged and performed by MMOD
(c) 2014 Many Moods Musics
Guest vocals and lyrical contribution on "Lashout Larry" by Travis Arey
Thanks to Rachel Meyers, Katie Ashmore, Sam Watson-Eisberg, Leslie Kay and LFK Press, Travis Arey, Love Garden, and The Dead Girls (especially Nick for always loaning out the bass rig). Extra special awesome thanks to Steve Squire for laughing at us and not with us.