Modo is the genre-crossing, rock-heavy combination of Craig Larimer’s sultry vocals and Jake Rosenbloum’s eclectic guitar work. Inspired by the reemergence of electro-pop, the nostalgia of the jazz swagger, and their childhood influence of grunge rock, Modo has begun to make a name for themselves in the vibrant cultural scene of Asheville, NC.
The duo’s first EP, recorded with a rotating cast of musicians at Echo Mountain Recording Studios (The Avett Brothers, Band of Horses, Toubab Krewe), is set to release in the early fall of 2009. Their first release offers a theatrical quality of orchestration to the group’s identity, featuring a capacity for in depth and classical songwriting. The inherent ability to produce a melodic and catchy hook combined with dynamic lyrics and multi-layered compositions is evident in Modo’s music.
As they move into their second year of collaboration, Modo has led a successful tour throughout the Southeast and a round of appearances in some of the regions most desirable venues, including the Orange Peel in Asheville. Modo will be touring throughout the fall and winter, joined by drummer Marley Carroll and bassist Sean McFee, supporting their release.