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
[working on this / subject to change...obviously]
Thurs. 9 - Nashville, TN
Fri. 10 - Louisville, KY
Sat. 11 -
Knoxville, TN
Sun. 12 - Chattanooga, TN
Mon. 13 - Athens, GA @ Go Bar
Tues. 14 - Savannah, GA
Wed. 15 - Asheville, NC
Thurs. 16 - Washington DC
Fri. 17 - Philadelphia, PA
Sat. 18 - New Brunswick, NJ @ House Show w/ Sink Tapes

Sun. 19 - NYC 
Mon. 20 - NYC 
Tues. 21 - Harrisburg, PA
Wed. 22 - Pittsburgh, PA
Thurs. 23 - Columbus, OH
Fri. 24 - Indianapolis, IN
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.

Monday, April 14, 2014

jet fuel in the post

The Vinyl District featured the Venus Birds track "Dart Board Blacklist" today and then I got to babble for a bit about records I like. Check it out HERE.

Also, we recorded a couple of new songs in Chicago recently, intended for a new full-length album. That is all.