Chicago rockers Modern Vices call themselves a “dirty doo-wop” band, but that’s not a very good description of what they do on “Taller In The Sunshine.” The song is much closer to the Strokes and Franz Ferdinand — swaggering urban garage rock with discordant guitar leads and a battered, hi-hat-heavy drumbeat topped off by a commanding croon. Thankfully the quintet is a lot better at making music than they are at describing it. This track, from their self-titled LP coming this fall, reminds me that the oft-maligned garage rock revolution of the early aughts was a worthwhile enterprise after all. Join “a romantic revolution” below.
Modern Vices is out 10/21 on Autumn Tone.