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Slaughter Beach, Dog (Modern Baseball’s Jake Ewald) – “Building the Ark”

Modern Baseball have a clear-eyed presence when it comes to the messy realities of relationships. Tracks like "Notes" and "Your Graduation" from 2014's You're Gonna Miss It…
Rob Arcand / June 21, 2017

30 Best Emo Revival Albums, Ranked

"Everything went back into the basement... We were the few people doing this in 2008. Really bad, wussy emo rock 10 years after it was…
SPIN Staff / June 14, 2017

Modern Baseball’s Brendan Lukens Pulls Out of Touring, Citing “Mental and Physical Health”

In a new post to the band's Facebook page today, Modern Baseball guitarist Brendan Lukens announced that he would not be joining the band for…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 25, 2017

In 2016, Emo Entered Another Green World

Bands who were already uncomfortable with "emo" were branded with an even more derogatory term in 2016: "hippies." Modern Baseball grew their hair long; Evan…
Ian Cohen / December 19, 2016

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

SPIN at Lollapalooza 2016: Portraits of Frank Turner, Bastille, Dua Lipa, and More

For Lollapalooza’s 25th Anniversary, SPIN was on site at the Toyota Music Den, where we invited many of the fest’s best and brightest to stop…
Drew Fortune / August 2, 2016

SPIN at Lollapalooza 2016: Day 2 at Toyota Music Den with Frank Turner, Louis the Child, and More

Like a foregone conclusion, the rain arrived hard and early on Lollapalooza Day 2. Unlike years past, thunder and lightening bypassed the Grant Park fairgrounds,…
Drew Fortune / July 30, 2016

SPIN at Lollapalooza 2016: Toyota Music Den Schedule

Lollapalooza descends upon Grant Park in Chicago next weekend (July 28-31) with an impressive four-day lineup headlined by Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, J.Cole and Red Hot Chili…
SPIN Staff / July 21, 2016

The 66 Best Songs of 2016 So Far

If the album is still supposed to be dying, nobody told 2016 – it's hard to remember a year that was so dominated by the…
SPIN Staff / June 3, 2016

Review: Modern Baseball Lay Their ‘Holy Ghost’ to Rest

"I can feel the need to change me from the inside," Brendan Lukens utters on the closing track of Modern Baseball's third and latest LP,…
Rachel Brodsky / May 12, 2016

Stream Modern Baseball’s New Album ‘Holy Ghost’ in Full

Philadelphia's Modern Baseball will soon release their third studio album, Holy Ghost, on May 13 via Run for Cover Records. Ahead of its release, the…
Rachel Brodsky / May 9, 2016

Modern Baseball Find Love at a Funeral in “Wedding Singer” Video

Philly pop-punks Modern Baseball have shared a video for "Wedding Singer," a brand-new cut from their upcoming record Holy Ghost. The clip stars "Charlie," an anxious dude whose day turns around when a pink-wigged…
Anna Gaca / May 5, 2016

Modern Baseball Stream Two New Tracks From ‘Holy Ghost’

Philly quartet Modern Baseball are prepping their third (and likely biggest) full-length album Holy Ghost for this May. Today, the band release two new songs…
Andrew Unterberger / March 3, 2016

Modern Baseball Share Trailer, Release Date for Third LP, ‘Holy Ghost’

The Philadelphia punk group Modern Baseball are sliding into their third album, Holy Ghost. The band revealed the upcoming record's cover art, track list, and release date,…
James Grebey / February 24, 2016

Modern Baseball Swing for the Fences on Upcoming Album (and New Surprise EP)

It's Week Three of recording for Modern Baseball at their Philadelphia studio, and singer/guitarist Brendan Lukens is pissing off the rest of his band. He's…
Andrew Unterberger / October 22, 2015