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 — the chiming “Everyday” and the soaring “Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind” — that show them transitioning further than ever out of the adolescent emo tints of their earlier work into something more stately and grandiose, but no less affecting. The former is written by co-frontman Jake Ewald, who explains to NPR:
I have a pretty bad memory. When I manage to remember things from my past (recent or distant), they usually seem insignificant on the surface. Nevertheless, those are the things I remember, and most of the important stuff is forgotten. “Everyday” is a short exhibit of those insignificant memories and an attempt at understanding their importance in my life.
“Apple Cider” is scribed by fellow MoBo singer/songwriter Brendan Lukens, who also writes:
Trust is something every growing relationship needs. Without trust, all your conversations are just questions and doubts. I lost my best friend and partner, and didn’t know who to blame. “Apple” is a toast to looking at past mistakes as a chance to move forward.
Listen to the two tracks here, and look out for Holy Ghost on Run for Cover on May 13.