BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Modern Inventors

Modern Inventors

Ali Wadsworth

Thu, April 30, 2015

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Modern Inventors
Modern Inventors
"Rock & Roll was made to make you suffer" professes singer Josh Benus on "Selfish Generation," the towering new single from Modern Inventors. The evocative alt-rock anthem is not so much a damning take on modern music from the Nashville-based outfit, but rather, an honest look at the sacrifice required to discover one’s unique artistic voice. That's just what Modern Inventors have accomplished with their new batch of material, as Benus and Matt Kass have expanded upon the carefully rendered arrangements and heartbreaking harmonies of their 2013 debut album "Trains & Aeroplanes" to capture a more vibrant, muscular sound. They've impressed Paul McCartney and have worked with a Grammy-winning engineer -- now, Modern Inventors are primed for their breakout moment.

"We took time after the first record to re-examine how we wanted the band to sound, and pushed ourselves out of our comfort zone," says Kass of "Selfish Generation," the first in a series of new singles set for release in summer 2014. While "Trains & Aeroplanes" featured a rustic rock focus that earned the young group comparisons to Wilco, and multiple performances at this year’s South By Southwest, the group's upcoming material is richer, catchier and altogether bigger. "There was a turning point where we decided to look outside of ourselves," says Benus, "and from there, we found our voice."

Much of the following year was spent in studios in Philadelphia, New York, and Nashville, writing songs, experimenting with the band’s sound, and collaborating on different projects, including the film score for critically acclaimed HBO documentary “First Comes Love.”

With the help of Grammy-winning engineer Neal Cappellino (Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley, John Fogerty), who mixed the group’s new singles; Modern Inventors have moved beyond the confines of a singer-songwriter duo, developing a talent for creating lyrically engaging rock anthems whose layers unfold upon repeated listens.

Since the beginning, Modern Inventors’ ascent has been rapid -- shortly after playing their first show together, the band quickly found support from Philadelphia’s WXPN-FM, and the radio station asked them to record a Paul McCartney cover in honor of the music legend’s 70th birthday. After the group’s take on “Every Night” became popular on WXPN, the version eventually made it to the former Beatle himself, who tipped his cap at the tribute in an email to the group. “He said he was ‘chuffed,’ which is a British phrase meaning ‘moved,” says Kass.

Modern Inventors will be delivering their imaginative live performances across the country with tour dates coming later this year. Discover the blossoming new group's music now, before their mainstream moment arrives.
Ali Wadsworth
Ali Wadsworth
Ali Wadsworth is the daughter of a rock musician/chemical engineer and a tapestry weaver. Life and her father's job brought her all over the world, including Moscow to study opera, musical theatre in exotic North Jersey and Jazz at The University of Vermont. Her rock band UNLIKELY COWBOY brought her to Philly, which split off into GOOD OLD WAR, and Ali joined forced with her sister and formed GOLDIEBOX and Philadelphia super-group FANTASY SQUARE GARDEN.

When these bands disbanded (as most bands do), Ali and her little sister Claire decided to give national television a try. The Wadsworth Sisters were asked to audition for NBC's The Voice, and spent the summer of 2012 living in a Los Angeles hotel singing and filming. Ali just finished her first solo record with mega producer Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Floating Action, Man Man, The Sheepdogs) which will be a collection of songs given to her by her favorite songwriters. Debut Solo Album release is scheduled for October 5, 2013. Ali spends her time singing patriotic songs at MLB games and shooting bows and arrows.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com