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            [post_content] => It seems as if The Mohrs have been thirteen years in the making. Headed by Winnipeg-native Jackie Mohr, The Mohrs are currently getting ready to release their debut album; bringing listeners back to a time where chicks ruled the rock and roll stage.

Jackie found her passion for guitar at age thirteen and immediately started taking lessons. When most girls were playing flute and listening to Britney Spears, Jackie was practicing hard rocking guitar licks and jamming out to ACDC. Guitar lessons lead to a teaching gig, and a deep friendship with guitarist Marc Girardin. As teenagers and young adults, Jackie and Marc headed the rock band “Living In Red,” and released an EP and toured across the prairies. Although “Living In Red” experienced some success, professional aspirations took members in different directions, and in 2012, Jackie and Marc found themselves packing their bags and heading to Toronto.

Working with their friend and mentor, Hawksley Workman, Jackie and Marc honed in on their songwriting and voice which would eventually become the sound of The Mohrs. Adding musical friends Max Trefler (drums) and Greg Markham (bass) into the mix, The Mohrs were complete. Almost a year and half later, The Mohrs have put together an album that is reminiscent of ‘90s grunge and ‘80s rock, and have shared the stage with Hawksley Workman, Danko Jones, K-OS and Electric Six. Their debut album (produced by Workman), being released on Light Organ Records, is a powerful record that combines sophisticated riff-based rock-pop and it set to be released in late 2014.
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            [post_content] => It was brought home to singer Phillip Intilé just how much of a mark Mode Moderne is leaving on its fans when a girl in Serbia sent him a photo of her new tattoo, which was a quote from the lyrics of the Vancouver band’s song ‘Real Goths’.

Mode Moderne has been inspiring such acts of devotion since it put out its debut LP, ‘Ghosts Emerging’, in 2009. That was followed by the group’s first release for Light Organ Records, the ‘Real Goths / Undiscovered Country’ single, in 2011, and the seven song mini-album ‘Strange Bruises’ last year, earning praise from the likes of Pitchfork and NME.

Since then the band consisting of Phillip Intilé, Clint Lofkrantz, Sean Gilhooly, and Rebecca Gray have worked hard building their following with tours in the eastern US, UK & Europe.

Mode Moderne recorded its new album, ‘Occult Delight’ with producer Joshua Stevenson (ex Jackie O Motherfucker, Pink Mountain Tops), at Otic Sound in their hometown, Vancouver. The departure of Felix Fung, band member / producer for previous albums, hasn’t radically altered the essence of the group, which has always struck a balance between black-nail-polish gloom and indie-pop accessibility.

That’s certainly borne out on ‘Thieving Babies’ Breath’, where spare, driving verses give way to lush choruses, with Intilé’s sonorous, soaring vocals buoyed by washes of synthesizer and a drum machine pulse.

Another highlight is ‘Baby Bunny’, which sets some of Intilé’s most bitingly sardonic lyrics to a gorgeously melodic mope-pop composition reminiscent of Morrissey and Marr at their best. The lyrics to that song, and to many others on the album (‘She, Untamed’ / ‘Times Up’), are markedly aggressive and cutting, offering a more cynical take on interpersonal relationships. “The spears are pointed outward rather than inward on this record,” Intilé admits.

For proof of that, look no further than ‘Unburden Yourself’, which opens with this devastating lyrical dismissal: “I don’t mind your indifference/In fact I want a bit more physical distance.”

Now that would make a great tattoo.

 

“Mode Moderne has developed a sophisticated balance between darkness and light.” - The Georgia Straight

“As hook-laden as a barbed fence.” - Vancouver Observer

“A unique voice that we look forward to hearing more of.” - Chart Attack

 
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