Model A - Transmission Lost

 

The first time I heard Model A play live, I was blown away!  I was standing on top of a light tower at a concert working a couple of liquid projectors.  Model A started their set with the song, "The Wasted Line".  Patrick, their incredible guitarist, drifted it in with a slow and tasty feedback electronic wind up and then all of a sudden the whole band hits a down beat like they have one brain and they start doing CPR on my chest.  After a few bars Brandon's high clear voice floats over the music like a sparkling psychedelic cloud and the song starts reving up like a freight train leaving the station!

 

I was stunned! My ears were dancing and my hair was on fire!  I have not heard a band sound that good for a long, long, time!

 

Model A has a sound that is mind-expanding, textural, powerful, loud, poly-rhythmic, psychedelic, beautiful, and moving, all at the same time.  Their sound runs and flows like a liquid silver hallucination and it hammers like German steel on a cold anvil.

 

Trying to tell you who they sound like is a waste of time.  But, I can tell you two things.  First, Model A's second album "Transmission Lost" is very cool.  It's the kind of album that you play on a hot summer night while cruising down a California freeway with your top down and the volume cranked all the way up.  Second, if these guys ever get the kind of management they deserve, they will be huge.

 

JS