By Ryan Asselin
With the release of their second full-length album, Modern Baseball truly is making a name for themselves in the music industry.
Modern Baseball is a four-person band of Drexel University students, but You’re Gonna Miss It All is far from the band’s early days of acoustic songs played in dorm rooms.
More developed and better produced than their first album, Sports, Modern Baseball created a great sequel album in You’re Gonna Miss It All. Modern Baseball has a unique, acoustic and nerdy sound that takes time to grow on listeners, but the whines soon become catchy and unforgettable.
With a variety of acoustic and well-layered full-band song segments, Modern Baseball touches its listeners with relatable lyrics as raw and self-deprecating as life itself. With similarities to an early Blink-182, the band’s straightforward yet nervous whines and cries ooze emotion throughout each new song.
“I’m pretty good at feeling sorry for myself,” starts the song “Charlie Black,” on Modern Baseball’s newest album that takes listeners through the motions of bad relationships and even worse breakups. You’re Gonna Miss It All tells a story of a relationship’s terrible aftermath of accountability, sleepless nights, self-doubt and self-hatred, which all ends during the album’s best most powerful song: “Your Graduation.” With this song, the album shifts to a positive tone, in which the relationship is finally given up on for good. It grants a sense of rebirth and giving new life to the final two songs on the album, “Two Good Things” and “Pothole.”
Made up of four kids with promising potential in the music industry, Modern Baseball is on the rise and set for a big year. To kick off its album tour, in which it will open for The Wonder Years, Modern Baseball will play their first show in Clifton Park, NY (15 minutes from Union) on March 5 at Upstate Concert Hall.