Miracles of Modern Science are a string section in mutiny: guitars overboard! The Brooklyn, NY band squeezes together classical textures, disco kinetics, and explosive dynamics you might file under “post-rock” if their instruments weren’t decidedly pre-rock.
MOMS’ 2011 debut Dog Year earned raves from NPR and Paste and ended up on year-end best-of lists for Wired and Beats Per Minute. Their new followup EP, Meems, pushes the limits of their acoustic instruments even further, ending up both crazier and catchier than its predecessor. The result resembles pop music, but you can sense the band ripping apart and rearranging its underlying mechanics like mad scientists.