Modern Baseball released a six-track EP today as a surprise. They also announced their third album's title: Holy Ghost (out in 2016.) The EP is darker than MOBO's usual style, but it works very well. According to Brooklyn Vegan:
"Co-frontman Brendan Lukens opened up to Spin about his battle with depression and anxiety, which he writes about in his new songs. 'The Waterboy Returns' is one of their most melodically upbeat songs, yet features dark lyrics such as 'Hey you, that's no way out / You can't find help in a bottle or a cut,' which reflect Luken's personal struggles. 'The Thrash Particle' is a slower track where Brendan opens up about heartbreak and reflects on expressing his feelings through songwriting within the actual lyrics. 'You suggested I write a song about the first time we met/Well I don't wanna remember there or then.'"
I love The Waterboy Returns and Revenge Of The Nameless Ranger, but the whole EP is solid.
MOBO starts a tour on 10/27 with Jeff Rosenstock, PUP, and Tiny Moving Parts, so check out dates to hear them live, and get ready for Holy Ghost.
What we're listening to.