Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Back to creating our own reality.

Our plans for the rest of the year are simple: tour next month (more on that later), ward off panic attacks, finish a new full-length album, finally read Infinite Jest, destroy our enemies, raise our friends high, and listen to the grass grow.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Benny and the Jets

We are always busy with one project or another and right now is no exception. Matt recently produced and engineered an album by our pal Ben Vaughn. I think it's good. Strange folk songs. Strange pop songs. Unexpected arrangements. It is a pleasure to hear my friends/bandmates/contemporaries make music I like this much. It is coming out on our label, Plaza Records, and you can pre-order it HERE along with other titles on the label. Shipping starts 9/5 and you can pick one up at Plaza Records that day or at the PLAZA / CMC showcase that night at Hangar 9 w/ Lucero and Promised Land Sound.
(more Plaza news soon) 
Here are a couple of tracks. I hope you like them as much as I do.


Friday, July 11, 2014

time is round, space is curved, these shows are currently in the future

Fri. 8 - Marion, IL @ John Brown's on the Square
Fri. 22 - Evansville, IN @ PG w/ The Flowers of Evil [info]
Sat. 30 - Carbondale, IL @ SWAMPFEST II [info]

Fri. 5 - Carbondale, IL @ Hangar 9
w/ Lucero + Promised Land Sound [info]

Thurs. 2 - Carbondale, IL @ TRES HOMRES w/ The Flowers of Evil + Hans Predator
[Flowers' Dreamhead release show / Plaza Records PR-005]

Thurs. 9 - Nashville, TN @ FIVE SPOT
Fri. 10 - Evansville, IN @ PG

Sat. 11 - Louisville, KY
Sun. 12 - Birmingham, AL @ THE NICK
Mon. 13 - Athens, GA @ GO BAR
Tues. 14 - Savannah, GA
Wed. 15 - Asheville, NC @ THE ODDITORIUM
Thurs. 16 - Washington DC
Fri. 17 - Philadelphia, PA
Sat. 18 - New Brunswick, NJ @ CIRCUIT CITY w/ Sink Tapes

Sun. 19 - NYC @ CAKE SHOP
Mon. 20 - NYC 
Tues. 21 - Harrisburg, PA @ LITTLE AMPS [5 pm]
Wed. 22 - Pittsburgh, PA
Thurs. 23 - Columbus, OH
Fri. 24 - Bloomignton, IN @ THE BISHOP [midnight show]
Sat. 25 - Carbondale, IL @ SKIHAUS

[as usual, more to be announced]

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

yeah man, we make videos

Big Takeover Magazine premiered our video for "Dart Board Blacklist" today. Check out that article HERE.
Thanks to Tyler Horn for directing this thing.
Secondary Modern - "Dartboard Black List" from Tyler Horn on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tour Time

Thurs. June 19 - Carbondale, IL @ Hangar 9 w/ Paul Collins Beat + Sherbert
Mon. June 23 - Knoxville, TN @ Preservation Pub 
Tues. June 24 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Reanimator 
Thurs. June 26 - NYC @ Cake Shop
Fri. June 27 - New Brunswick, NJ @ The Candy Barrel
Sat. June 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Pete's Candy Store
Mon. June 30 - Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
Tues. July 1 - Bloomington, IN @ The Back Door w/ Poor Islero
Wed. July 2 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Thurs. July 3 - Champaign, IL - Mike N Molly's
Sat. July 5 - Carbondale, IL @ The Swamp

Thursday, May 29, 2014


minor explosion

Click on this picture to read an interview with Matt by Arizona-based music blog The Spec. Also, that picture is of us filming a music video, which is much weirder than that picture lets on, with our pal Tyler Horn.

We're going to post tour dates here very soon.

Take care,
Secondary Modern

Sunday, April 27, 2014



Click on this absurd piece of mail for another VENUS BIRDS review by Bored 4 Music.