Modern English plays After the Snow / Static Phantoms at recordBar

Fri, Jun 24, 2022, 07:00 pm -
Sat, Jun 25, 2022, 12:00 am

1520 Grand Blvd Kansas City, MO 64108

Event info


"When we finally play the whole of the 'After the Snow' album for the first time on tour, emotions will run high. Expect a lot of pent up energy and excitement. It’s been a long time coming and will be worth the wait.”

Simply put, 'I Melt With You' by Modern English is one of the most iconic songs of the New Wave era. It garnered heavy rotation on the then thriving Modern Rock radio format, MTV and dance clubs across the globe, and was prominently featured in theclassic 1983 film Valley Girl, starring a young Nicolas Cage.

On 1982, After the Snow, the band's sound evolved from the dark, moody and challenging post-punk found on its debut, Mesh & Lace, to a more commercial and radio friendly mix of synthesizers, guitars, catchy drumbeats and singer Robbie Grey's unmistakable vocals. As the title suggests, the icy sound featured on Mesh & Lace melted away on After the Snow to reveal more concise and potent songs, highlighted by
"I Melt With You” which brought the band up from the underground to themainstream. It's a song so popular that the band was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 BMI Awards for six million plays on radio. After the Snow was produced by the acclaimed Hugh Jones whose production credits include albums by Echo and the Bunnymen, Simple Minds, The Damned and many more, and the LP was released on the legendary 4AD Records in the UK and licensed to Sire Records in the U.S.

Static Phantoms ,  a side project from members of Emmaline Twist and Monta at Odds, bring their moody psych experimentation to the stage to set the vibes for the night.