Modern Condition is the next step for JJ, Q and Mike Lardy, former members of the pioneering live hip-hop group Hydrophonics. The band has experienced break-ups and breakdowns and re-emerged with renewed purpose and vigor. After years of committing false starts and continuing through true ends, the band has focused its passion and energy to become MOD CON.
Modern Condition plays alternative hip-hop, rock and dance with pulsing rhythms, slashing guitar, and melodic choruses. Thoughtful narratives, current events and personal travails dot the sonic landscape.
“The Bottom Line: Well produced from start to finish and the music performed on each and every track shows a dedication and passion that is to be respected... (4 of 5 stars)”
Kevin Bligh - Epinions
Mod Con’s music is characterized by bold songwriting and rare alchemy, featuring elements of artists like Atmosphere, The Black Eyed Peas, Gorillaz, Linkin Park, and Outkast. Their independently released debut album "The New Reality” reached the CMJ hip-hop chart and has gained the attention of critics. "The New Reality" is a strong mix of hip-hop, rock and dance that is becoming the #modcon trademark.
“I honestly can't stop listening to the Modern Condition CD I picked up at last week's show. It's catchy & sticks in my head. It's groovin' & movin' & they speak so much truth. I'm givin' them two thumbs way up! Check 'em out & decide for yourself...”
Lora Thompson - Minnesota Musicians
Since winning the 2011 Rockin’ 101 Battle of the Bands, ModCon has played arenas, festivals, webcasts, dive bars and everything in between. Adapting and growing with each new experience, the 5 members of Modern Condition are constantly refining their live mash-up style that is perfect for our iPod world!
"Their experience shines through with an impressive stage presence and makes for a superb live show... They transcend genres and pull the best elements of all into one cohesive, positive vibe that is Modern Condition.”
Brandon Philbrick - Indieraps
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