Pennsylvania pop-punk band Modern Baseball released two songs from their upcoming album Holy Ghost Thursday.
NPR reports that “Holy Ghost is a split record Modern Baseball shares with itself,” with main singer/songwriters Brendan Lukens and Jake Ewald each getting their own side.
Lukens pours his heart out in “Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind,” blending heartbreak and hopefulness in the way that only he can.
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“Trust is something every growing relationship needs. Without trust, all your conversations are just questions and doubts,” says Lukens. “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.”
On the other hand, Ewald’s song “Everyday” is classic MOBO with a more mainstream feel.
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The tracks showcase Modern Baseball’s growth as a band. They’re beginning to achieve a more mainstream appeal while retaining the themes and sound that make them Modern Baseball. Their third full-length album will be released on May 13, you can pre-order here.
Modern Baseball has also announced a tour with bands Joyce Manor and Thin Lips. Pre-sale tickets are available now.